You remember that ad from the other day, right?
Here was AOC’s response when she saw it.
Know that this wasn’t an ad for young conservatives of color – that was the pretense.
What you just watched was a love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case. https://t.co/zvp1EB02c5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 13, 2019
And here was the reaction from the woman who runs the PAC, Elizabeth Heng, to the reaction from Cortez.
Not Republicans. Me. Are you really calling me a racist @aoc? I’m calling all Democrats out for supporting an evil ideology. Or are you just in Congress to hang out with celebrities and tweet out ridiculous ideas like the green new deal? https://t.co/w985LYjIZd
— Elizabeth Heng (@ElizabethHeng) September 13, 2019
Look, another minority pawn used by the GOP to white wash their image (Pardon the pun) is mad at being called out.
Here is a little more info on the ad and this PAC courtesy of The Hill:
The ad, which ran on a Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., was created by New Faces GOP, a political action committee run by Elizabeth Heng, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in California last year.
The 30-second spot opens with a photo of Ocasio-Cortez, with Heng narrating in the background:
“This is the face of socialism and ignorance. Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism?”
The picture of the New York lawmaker then burns to reveal images of skulls and skeletons.
“My father was minutes from death in Cambodia before a forced marriage saved his life. That’s socialism. Forced obedience. Starvation,” Heng goes on to say. “Mine is a face of freedom. My skin is not white. I’m not outrageous, racist or socialist. I’m a Republican.”
This group “New Faces GOP” looks like the typical GOP PAC that places minorities as the point person while shoveling dark money in the back door to fund racist attack ads against brown people they fear might undermine their control over DC politics.
According to Open Secrets (Link) most of the money coming into this PAC is coming from investment companies and commodity brokers who probably wake up screaming in the night at the prospect of AOC gaining any real power in Washington.
The reaction to the ad was swift and aggressive.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
The hashtag #BoycottABC was trending on Twitter after the network aired a political advert featuring a burning photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Democratic debate on Thursday night. Many Twitter users were outraged by the advert.
Addressing the network’s Twitter account, the writer Jack Wallen tweeted: “You really screwed the pooch on this one. That ad was violent, disgusting, and nothing but right-wing propaganda. Just because some politician paid you to air an ad, doesn’t mean you should kick your morals to the curb for a payoff. #BoycottABC is the result.”
New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi tweeted: “This #ad essentially condones violence against women & this leader, is incoherent, & if you don’t remove it, I hope your bottom line suffers by this turning into: #boycottabc & #BoycottDisney.”
Before closing, I should point out that AOC and her fellow Democratic Socialists have absolutely nothing in common with the Khmer Rouge who perpetrated that Cambodian genocide back in the 1970’s.
This ad made gigantic leaps in logic that no critical thinker would accept as accurate.
Which further reinforces the idea that it was directed at racist Trump supporters and not younger Republicans.