“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”
Ingraham then let her have it.
“And to think I didn’t know that the word ‘sucks’ could be used as a noun. Learn something new every day. To think that they actually lined up around the block to hear that searing intellect.”
“Well, with such gratuitous meanness about one of the most beloved presidents of the past 50 years, the South by South festival should be renamed, I don’t know, the Mouth and Mouth Worse festival. As we documented here on the Angle week after week month after month, there is a concerted across-the-board effort in the Democrat Party to demonize the entire American experience and the American tradition by degrading anyone and anything that doesn’t pass their own radical muster.”
“Now remember, the ‘It’ kids of the moment? They could be the leaders of tomorrow, God help us, so it’s important that we not merely dismiss these episodes; in fact, anyone interested in preserving our freedom and our free market, not to mention the historical record, must use these moments to teach a new generation the truth about the country we love; our triumphs, and the tragedies that we should learn from. But in the vicious landscape of the social media world, untruths become truths if they go uncorrected.”
“I have a question: do we really even have free speech in America today if millions of you feel afraid to speak your mind for fear of being demonized at work, at school, at your universities, even in the military? On the Left, the impulse today is to control speech, not encourage more of it.”