For quite some time, progressive members of the Democrat Party have pushed this narrative that Republicans and conservatives are frightened of them. This is a common talking point which progressives use when they’re getting pushback for various radical viewpoints. Some of the most radical, progressive viewpoints include the ideas of abolishing the Department of Homeland Security, getting rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
Earlier this week, House Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar spoke at an NAACP forum, as documented by Breitbart News. During this time, Ocasio-Cortez spoke and shared some interesting statements about the GOP. The congresswoman alleged that the Republican Party fears “The Squad” because of their “power.”
AOC on “The Squad” and the Republican Party
In essence, Ocasio-Cortez made the claim that because she, Pressley, Tlaib, Omar and other Democrats are covered on right-wing media outlets, this means that they’re feared. She then went on to claim that Republicans know how “powerful” progressives truly are even more so than progressives. This argument comes with a host of logical fallacies, but nevertheless, it’s something which Ocasio-Cortez chose to run with.
The congresswoman’s own words read as follows:
“There is a reason we are on Fox News 24/7 while every pundit, while they’re sending mailers with our face on it, because they know how powerful we are more than sometimes our own – frankly I think – our own party does!”
Why Does Right-Wing Media Cover “The Squad” and Other Democrats?
Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the Democrat Party would truly like to believe that Republicans are scared of them. This is simply not the case. AOC and other progressives regularly find themselves covered by right-wing media because knowing what the other side is saying and promoting is important. It’s not about fear, but rather about staying up to date with what’s happening in this nation.
The truth of the matter is that Democrats and progressives fear President Trump. This is why the left-wing has adopted astronomically insane policies which don’t stand a chance of ever getting implemented. It’s also why the left feels compelled to “resist” the president and constantly take to the streets in order to riot and hold up inane signs.
This assertion that Republicans are fearful of progressives is merely projection from the left-wing.
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