A Hideous Republican Call to Violence: GOP PAC Airs Attack Ad on AOC, Burning Her Image and Comparing Her to Pol Pot

September 13th 2019

 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019 ( nrkbeta )

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019 (nrkbeta)

By durranti (of the Daily Kos Community)

Daily Kos

The New Faces GOP PAC sank to a new low Tuesday, airing a political hit piece on AOC that essentially burned her in effigy, compared her to Pol Pot, errantly called her a socialist, and used images of the killing fields in Cambodia to drive their lies home…

Slate Magazine

“This is the face of socialism and ignorance,” intones narrator Elizabeth Heng. “Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death in Cambodia before a forced marriage saved his life. That’s socialism. Forced obedience. Starvation. Mine is a face of freedom. My skin is not white. I’m not outrageous, racist or socialist. I’m a Republican.”

The ad was produced by New Faces GOP, Heng’s new PAC, which was created in March and touts itself as trying to bring younger voters and people of color into the Republican Party. Who is Heng, you might ask? She’s a former staffer for Rep. Ed Royce, worked on Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, and ran unsuccessfully in the 2018 election against Democratic incumbent Jim Costa in California’s 16th Congressional district. As a young, minority woman, and the daughter of refugees, running as a Trump supporter, Heng attracted some national media attention during the midterms, with the Wall Street Journal even suggesting she could be “an Ocasio-Cortez for the GOP.” There was also some controversy when Facebook blocked one of her campaign ads, which told her parents’ story, because it featured graphic imagery of the Cambodian genocide.”

Heng seems determined to use insert the killing fields imagery into American Politics, a genocide which has absolutely no parallel in our history unless she refers to the mass killing of native peoples and African American slaves by proud Caucasian capitalists.

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A conservative daughter of Cambodian refugees might be a welcome addition to the fray of American Politics.

A bomb throwing libelist of the whackadoodle right?

Not so much.

“In 2018, Heng ran as a relative moderate, focusing on issues like clean water, education, and supporting a legislative solution to give legal status to young immigrants covered under DACA.

But comparing AOC’s politics, which would be considered center left in many other Western countries, to a genocidal totalitarian regime that killed as many as 2 million people, is not moderate. It’s ludicrous and reprehensible. Perhaps Heng should ask the president she supports why he is so quick to defend the leader of an actual totalitarian, Communist regime.”

 AOC noted the difference and...the irony:

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

Burning the image of a U.S. Representative already subject to death threats and superimposing a screed of lies about her over skeletal remains is not politics, it’s blood-sport. 

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