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Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:27 AM

Conservatives attacked Ocasio-Cortez over a bizarre town hall speaker. Now, a pro-Trump fringe group

Source: Washington Post

Conservatives attacked Ocasio-Cortez over a bizarre town hall speaker. Now, a pro-Trump fringe group says it planned the stunt.

By Allyson Chiu
Oct. 4, 2019 at 7:28 a.m. EDT

For most of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) Thursday town hall, the woman in a black jacket sat quietly in the third row. Then, as the event in Corona, N.Y., neared its end, the woman suddenly stood up and began yelling about climate change.

“But we’re not going to be here much long because of the climate crisis,” the woman blurted. “We got to start eating babies,” she abruptly declared, taking off her jacket to display a T-shirt that read, “Save the planet. Eat the children.”

The woman’s bizarre speech swiftly became the center of a heated Twitter fight Thursday night that pitted Ocasio-Cortez against President Trump, his son, Donald Trump Jr., and other conservatives, who suggested the woman was an example “climate change hysteria.” In response, Ocasio-Cortez chastised critics for trying to “mock or make a spectacle” of a woman who “may have been suffering from a mental condition.”

It now seems likely that the scene was carefully planned.

The woman was apparently part of an attempt by a right-wing fringe political group to embarrass the Democratic congresswoman. Late Thursday, a Twitter account belonging to the LaRouche PAC — which was founded by conspiracy theorist Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. — took credit for the stunt. A historian who has documented the organization said the woman’s outburst was “a fairly well-established tactic for them.”

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Reply Conservatives attacked Ocasio-Cortez over a bizarre town hall speaker. Now, a pro-Trump fringe group (Original post)
Eugene Oct 2019 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2019 #1
DetlefK Oct 2019 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2019 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2019 #4
Renew Deal Oct 2019 #5
Downtown Hound Oct 2019 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:30 AM

1. Wow!

Is that how they think we think?!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:38 AM

2. Yes. (nt)

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:41 AM

3. And kudos to AOC

for suggesting that she may not be well- instead of attacking her or calling her "crazy" or something.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:42 AM

4. My question was mostly rhetorical

but I agree

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:47 AM

5. The Larouche crew are lunatics

They are more crazy than ideological

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 11:25 AM

6. When I was 19 years old I participated in a Free Tibet demonstration

in front of the Chinese embassy in Los Angeles. While we were marching up the street towards the embassy, a car emblazoned with Lyndon LaRouche stickers and placards kept driving up and down the street to taunt us. The driver had a bullhorn, and he was shouting inanities like the Dalai Lama was a puppet for the Clinton administration and was involved in sex trafficking.

Basically, Lyndon LaRouche was the Alex Jones for the pre-internet generation (this was in the 90's). They are some crazy mo fo's.

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