AOC's Green New Deal Posters Look Like Soviet Union Propaganda

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Posted: Aug 30, 2019 5:30 PM
AOC's Green New Deal Posters Look Like Soviet Union Propaganda

Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is usually pretty good with her marketing. You may not like what she has to say, but she at least has style. That's why it makes it all the more bizarre that she chose posters that look like they are right out of the Soviet Union's propaganda machine to advocate for her Green New Deal. AOC first revealed the posters on Twitter on Friday, and conservatives were quick to point out their likeness to communist flyers of old.

"Surprise! I am thrilled to announce the launch of our #GreenNewDeal art series with custom Bronx & Queens GND posters. The Bronx edition poster will be given for free as a limited release to the public at our Pelham Bay Nature Day & Backpack Giveaway in the Bronx tomorrow," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. 

"These posters push us to imagine our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows," she added. "All our #GND posters are made in the US, union-printed & will be available for purchase soon, but available at organizing events now."

Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk pondered, "Why does this seem like something the Soviet Union would post throughout the Red Square?"

The Daily Wire's Harry Khachatrian stated, "@AOC shares Soviet Union inspired propaganda posters to promote her 'Green New Deal'"

The Washington Examiner's Tom Rogan observed, "These posters have a weirdly Soviet/Maoist/NoKo quality to them." 

Even BuzzFeed's Miriam Elder noticed the similarity. "I’m not saying the Green New Deal poster that AOC just tweeted reminds me of the WWII statue in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) but here we are."

I'm not saying AOC did this on purpose, but it probably isn't a great idea to have communism be the first thing people think of when they look at posters for a new economic proposal which overhauls every aspect of your life and the economy.