Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s Obscene Comparison

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in effect saying that the Central Americans trying to storm our southern border are in reasonable fear of being shoved into gas chambers or hacked to death with machetes.

The 29-year old socialist Congresswoman-elect is again displaying her profound ignorance of history and slavish devotion to the leftist worldview when she insists: “Asking to be considered a refugee and applying for status is not a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.”

It is conservatively estimated that more than 90% of the so-called migrants do not qualify as refugees, under even the loosest definition; over 600 have criminal records.  They’re not “asking” for or “applying” for anything, but trying to overwhelm border guards and enter the country illegally.

To compare those who think let-me-in qualifies them for political asylum to Jews seeking to escape the Holocaust and Rwandans running from a particularly vicious civil war (in which up to a million were hacked to death), isn’t just absurd; it’s downright obscene.

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Leftists like Ocasio Cortez will say anything to knock more holes in our already tattered borders. America is under siege and dimwitted ideologues like the Millennial Democrat are giving aid and comfort to the enemy.


US Border Patrol agents have already arrested an MS-13 gang member who admitted that he entered the US as part of a migrant caravan, just like the one at the border now and those on the way.

Those caravans are full of migrants claiming they are seeking asylum when in fact, they have all been taught to claim asylum in order to enter the United States. Claiming asylum is as common to tens of thousands of Central and South Americans as ‘no me’ is to millions of kids not wanting to admit the truth of being caught.

Another obscene part of what Ocasio-Cortez is saying is that the so-called asylum seekers are fleeing the same kind of political systems that she endorses and is trying to impose on the American people. That’s like jumping out of the fry pan and into the fire to escape the pain of being burned.

Don’t forget that this same radical young congresswoman-elect is advocating free healthcare for all, along with free college tuition for all, without offering any way to pay for them except raise taxes, which is pure socialism in a nutshell.

It’s already estimated that the socialist free Medicare for all will cost the government around $3 trillion a YEAR.

Considering that there are about 142 million taxpayers in America, that means it would cost each taxpayer about $21,127 a YEAR in additional taxes and that’s to pay for the FREE Medicare. That doesn’t include the additional taxes required to pay for the FREE college tuition for all.

If that isn’t obscene, I don’t know what is.

If socialist Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez ever gain control of America, it will be Americans seeking asylum in other countries.

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Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website,

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