It’s always easy to tell who the Republican Nationalist Party is most afraid of. It’s the person they lie about most, and whose character they malign with the most vicious insults. Their obvious defensiveness gives away their fear and betrays their intentions to destroy anyone they think is having a real impact on changing the status quo.
The current ogre under the GOP’s bed is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She has had the audacity to advocate for the common American, the oppressed, and those who have been left out of the nation’s prosperity. Her recent comments regarding raising the marginal tax rate for multi-millionaires to 70% has brought severe anxiety to the rightists in Congress and the media who serve the wealthy. So their response to this common sense proposal, that was in effect for decades prior to the Reagan administration, is to lash out in the most absurd and offensive way imaginable.
On the Fox Business Network program host Trish Regan invited right-wing clown and alleged economist, Ben Stein, to discuss Ocasio-Cortez. The segment was utterly devoid of any substantive discussion of her ideas or her role in Congress. Instead, it was a bitterly personal assault that was nothing but invective and slander. Stein delivered a thoroughly deranged tirade dismissing her impact and insulting everyone who supports her. “She’s seeing success,” Stein began, “because there’s a lot of people just as ignorant as she is out there.” Never mind that he’s disparaging the majority of Americans (59%) who agree with her.
Stein believes that “messages about justice and equality … always turn out to be messages that lead to a dictatorship.” And his extended comments on Fox affirm that opinion, but go even farther into an abyss of slime (video below):
“We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Miss Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it led to mass murder. It led to dictatorship. It led to genocide. These promises are old promises and they invariably led to bad things.”
Stalin? Hitler? Does Stein really believe that Ocasio-Cortez is an aspiring tyrant who hungers for the blood of the masses? Does he really believe that her agenda, which is squarely in the mainstream of America’s principles and history, will lead to genocide? Or is he merely mouthing off with noxious hyperbole intended to incite the hatred of Fox’s viewers? If Stein is looking for an aspiring tyrant, he might want to look at Donald Trump, who actually kept a book of Hitler’s speeches at his bedside. And Trump’s anti-press chant of “the enemy of the people” was stolen verbatim from Stalin. But Stein wasn’t finished:
“Capitalism is a system that allows people to make something of themselves, instead of suppressing other people. Making money is … what our society is about. It’s not about ordering people around, putting them in concentration camps. What do you do if a person is a richer person or a poorer person? What do you do? Do you take him away and shoot him?”
Where on Earth did Stein get that from? Certainly not from anything Ocasio-Cortez, or any Democrat, has ever said. It’s simply Stein inventing horror stories for the Deplorables watching him on Fox News. And the number one viewer is, of course, Donald Trump, who spends countless hours watching, and live tweeting, what he sees on Fox. And as a result of crackpot diatribes like this one, watch for Stein to be hired by Trump as an economic advisor or, perhaps, his new Billionaire Tax Elimination and Peasant Revenue Collection Czar.
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Here is Fox guest Ben Stein comparing Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
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— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) January 23, 2019
4 thoughts on “Fox News Compares Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Hitler and Stalin in Unhinged Rant”
Ben Stein? He must be older than Methuselah. As to those $hitheads at Fox, who gives a flying phuck what they think or say? They’re nothing more than a propaganda outlet for the fascist conservatives.
Wonder what high office this fool thinks he will get for this unhinged rant??? Or else he’s sniffing something powerful. When the boat sinks, some people will do anything to get a spot in the lifeboat. Sorry, the USS 45 has sprung major leaks and is going down. Stein you might want to check into a clinic for a long rest.For maybe 4 or 8 years, at least..
Funny I recall for the last 38 years, the conservatives and business leaders have been saying that deregulating the economy will lift the boat for everyone and all I have seen and heard is that people are working two or three jobs, living in their cars, an opioid epidemic cause to greedy drug CEOs, the highest income inequality since the Great Depression, 26 billionaires own the wealth of half the world’s population, labor union activists still be killed around the world, people in the USA getting fired for even attempting to organize a union, half the world’s population is still trying to live on $2 to $10 per day, the manufacturing jobs have not come back to the USA, etc, etc., etc.
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