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AOC Is Not the Victim. She's the Perp.

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History has a new greatest monster – move over Hitler, meet Marjorie Taylor Greene. I don’t know much about her, nor do I really care to. I haven’t read any stories on her alleged craziness because who cares? She’s a congresswoman in the minority party who doesn’t represent me, that narrows her down to half the House. If she posted something stupid or offensive in the past, who cares? I’m more concerned with the morons holding power who are currently working to undermine the country and individual liberty. All those people have a (D) after their name.

One of the most vocal, if least effective and dumbest, leading that charge is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

When I say “dumb” I don’t mean stupid; she got herself elected to Congress, so the stupid people are those who voted for her. She’s dumb in thinking she can get away with her charade that made her indefinitely. Sooner or later, the piper always demands payment. 

Her latest scam is another twist on her default position: claiming victim status. Any criticism she faces is met with a “You’re only saying that because I’m a woman” or a “You’re attacking me because I’m Hispanic.” When really desperate, she combines the two. 

This week she broke out a new one: she’s a victim of sexual assault. 

I don’t know if she really is or not, it’s irrelevant to the point of how she operates. 

AOC told the “story” of how she survived “the insurrection” on January 6th. In it, she dramatically claimed she feared for her life as idiotic rioters stormed the Capitol. In her dramatic reenactment she made it seem like she barely escaped with her life, as marauding hordes of pitchfork wielding lunatics perused her and her staff.


In reality, she was several football fields away in her office, nowhere near the violence, and was “terrified” most by a police officer advising members of Congress to leave the area as a precaution. She reserved most of her animosity for the officer, who she claimed looked at her with hatred. 

This would be a problem for most people – complaining about someone there to help – but AOC put herself beyond criticism with the sexual assault aside. If she really were a victim in her life, and maybe she was, she should name her attacker. People don’t dabble in certain anti-social behaviors, they’re either pedophiles or they’re not; they’re either abusers or they’re not. You either have that in you or you do not. Her attacker, if real, is free to victimize others, and presumably has been for years. She should name him, if only to set an example and protect others.

Of course, that’s not the biggest problem with her story.

If you were in the Bronx on 9/11 and you’d slept till noon, the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened without your knowledge or participation, but you were technically in New York during it. If you lost no one you knew, but told people of your frantic scramble for information after you’d woken up while omitting that’d you’d lost no one, your location, and when you got out of bed, you wouldn’t technically be lying…but if you regaled your friends with stories of your trauma over being in New York City on 9/11, you would be a liar. 

AOC is lying, either by omission, exaggeration, or both. Her story, in the true context, does not hold up. That hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from rallying to her defense. CNN, Snopes, the New York Times, and the rest of the usual suspects immediately declared her truthful. They must protect their queen. “While Ms. Ocasio-Cortez was not in the main, domed Capitol building when the rioters breached it, she never said she was,” the Times wrote. No, she didn’t, she just implied the hell out of the idea that they were hunting her down in her office building. 


Snopes chimed in with, “AOC was targeted with another round of bad-faith smears after giving an emotional, firsthand account of her experiences during the Capitol riot.”

The poor dear. After years of lying about any Republican who ever dared disagree with her, accusing Ted Cruz of trying to get her killed, singing racism and misogyny all the way, she finds herself on the business end “of bad-faith smears.” Those “smears” involve accurately quoting her and a simple lesson in geography. Those monsters. 

As is often the case, the person screaming the loudest about how they’ve been wronged is the guilty party. AOC isn’t a victim, she’s the perp. 

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

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