Amidst an atmosphere of dueling charges of bigotry between Republicans — attacking everyone except the white men who comprise the majority of their party — and progressive Democrats — who are questioning the power on U.S. foreign policy of AIPAC, the pro-right-wing Israeli government lobby — Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suddenly found herself in a Twitter feud with evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr.
The supposed “Christian” pastor seems to have missed reading the part of the Bible where the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” is mandated since he threatened to shoot the Bronx-born Congresswoman if she tried to “take his cows” — as right-wing propagandists have falsely characterized AOC’s Green NewDeal as advocating — in remarks he made at the CPAC convention this weekend.
A pastor who actually interprets the Bible in the spirit of Jesus’s non-violent teachings, Bishop Talbert Swan, pointed out that Falwell Jr.’s threat against the Congresswoman was not the only violent threat the false follower of the Prince of Peace has made.
Here he threatens to kill Muslims: “…if more good people had concealed carry permits, we could end those Muslims…"
But I’m spreading hate 4 condemning racism…pic.twitter.com/Hb6VWOc3wk
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) March 5, 2019
Representative Ocasio-Cortez echoed Bishop Swan’s recognition of the double standard employed by hypocritical right-wing flag wavers who cry anti-Semitism whenever a progressive Democrat questions the power of the pro-Netanyahu government lobbyists at AIPAC while simultaneously attacking the Muslim Semites in the Arab world.
The Bishop’s tweet is corrected for context here. Still wondering what the standards are for what merits a resolution and what doesn’t. https://t.co/Bv3dU3FNKq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
Her guess on what the administration will claim once their hypocrisy is exposed demonstrates either a remarkable prescience or a keen knowledge of the standard operating procedures of the Trump administration’s well-compensated excuse generators.
Either way, the right-wing now has an adversary willing and able to utilize Twitter for her corrections to the barrels of B.S. that her critics seem to wheel out on a daily basis.
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