It’s impossible to flunk a Rorschach test, a tool used by psychologists to analyze patients in terms of their perceptions of inkblots. But if anyone could, it would be “Squad” members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
As we reported on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez was triggered by an ad by the super PAC New Faces GOP that shredded socialism. Although the ad neither mentioned nor depicted race and was even narrated by Elizabeth Heng, a “woman of color,” the New York freshman representative somehow saw the message as an expression of racism targeted at her. Talk about your dirty pictures!
Now tag team member Omar has weighed in with a tweet of her own. And what do the inkblots suggest to her? That the ad incites violence.
This is horrifying to watch.
When will the Republicans learn how to offer ideas and solutions without stroking fear and inciting violence?
Enough is enough. They need to pull this garbage off the air and issue an apology to @AOC. https://t.co/pxSW0iUgSR
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 13, 2019
How she makes that leap from the ad, which depicts vividly the brutal effects of socialism — a form of governance that Omar applauds — is one for the textbooks. Heng, whose own father narrowly escaped death in Cambodia during the murderous reign of terror initiated by Pol Pot, neatly summed up Ocasio-Cortez’s reaction:
.@aoc response is the Democratic party in a nutshell. They are more offended by truthful words than the acts of their political ideology that has killed millions of innocent victims. I don't care about @AOC feelings – I care about stopping her lies about the lies of socialism.
— Elizabeth Heng (@ElizabethHeng) September 13, 2019
The job of dissecting Omar’s curious response fell to others. One person noted the rash of violent crimes committed by “persons of color” in Omar’s own home district in Minnesota, which in one case included ripping a victim’s shoes and pants off and then going through his pockets.
No… THIS, which happened in YOUR district & home state is horrifying to watch:
What also horrifying is your SILENCE on it. Whereas if roles were reversed you’d be pushing for this to be national newshttps://t.co/3zP6Rj6MX1
— NYCResident (@resident_nyc) September 14, 2019
An even better response was this pointed quip: