Far-left Congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was hit with backlash after a tweet in which she suggested people “archive” the names of Trump supporters so they could be held accountable “for their behavior.”
“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” she wrote in a chilling tweet on Friday.
“I foresee [the] decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future,” AOC (D-NY) continued.
After getting hit with criticism, the congresswoman doubled down, scoffing at Republicans for getting upset at the idea of being “responsible for their behavior.”
“Lol at the ‘party of personal responsibility’ being upset at the idea of being responsible for their behavior over [the] last four years,” she added.
It didn’t escape anybody’s understanding that socialists and communists throughout history – Josef Stalin for example – used to keep lists of their political enemies as well.
A group calling itself the “Trump Accountability Project” launched a website rife with threatening language about holding people who “took a paycheck” from Trump accountable.
The website states:
We should welcome in our fellow Americans with whom we differ politically.
But those who took a paycheck from the Trump Administration should not profit from their efforts to tear our democracy apart. The world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conservatives were quick to jump on Ocasio-Cortez’s promotion of an enemies list.
Particularly outraged was conservative radio host, Mark Levin.
“Commie bastard wants to create an enemies list,” Levin tweeted.
Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe knocked Ocasio-Cortez as “insane.”
Former congressional candidate Catalina Lauf fired back at AOC for “threatening people against their first amendment rights.”
You know you’ve gone too far when Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ‘The View,” opposes creating a list of your political enemies.
“We don’t go after people because of who they vote for … we don’t print out lists,” Goldberg said when responding to actress Debra Messing a year ago for wanting a similar list of Trump donors.
“The last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves,” Goldberg said at the time.
“Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on, and then people will be coming after you,” she added.
It is, as Goldberg points out, reminiscent of Joe McCarthy’s “list,” the Hollywood blacklist, and Richard Nixon’s “enemies list.”
At least one prominent media member was in agreement with AOC on Trump supporters.
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, who is their house ‘conservative blogger,’ made a similar suggestion on archiving political opponents.
Anybody daring to question the integrity of the election, which Democrats did for four years after President Trump won in 2016, should be subject to an enemies list.
This is the same group of people currently lecturing Trump supporters on unity and how they must get behind Joe Biden for the good of the nation.
AOC’s message seems to be at direct odds with Joe Biden, who has been preaching a message of unity.
In reality, they view you as the enemy. So much so that they’re willing to keep a list of names.
Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.