- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist with the mostest, has unleashed a new wave of hail and fire and fury against this White House, telling a listening and disbelieving America that President Donald Trump’s push for border protection, like, is nothing but “a moral abomination,” like because it like reminds of like, the Berlin Wall and all.

Like wow.

“No matter how you feel about the wall,” she said, the Daily Mail reported, “I think it’s a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin Wall.”

Except, of course — it’s not.

The Berlin Wall was the “Iron Curtain” separation between East Berlin and West Berlin of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s — the “Cold War” barrier that stood until Ronald Reagan days, in fact, when he so famously and inspirationally said to “Mr. Gorbachev,” Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet Union leader, “tear down this wall.” And down it came. And freedom reigned.



But to remind: That wall, that Berlin Wall, was a Soviet structure aimed at keeping the communists of the East from fleeing to comparatively freer lands of the West.

Trump’s wall is aimed at keeping the illegals from entering America.

Berlin’s wall was freedom-stomping.

Trump’s wall is freedom-saving.

It’s a bit different, you see. AOC.

“In another segment of her Friday livestream, which appeared Monday on several conservative websites, [Ocasio-Cortez] said her newfound fame as a socialist standard-bearer can be uncomfortable,” the Daily Mail wrote. “‘Here in DC it’s like, so weird,’ she said. ‘It’s like everybody is like, a spy. Like, it’s so bizarre.’”

Totally. For sure. Like, oh my God. Can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Know what else is bizarre?

A real-life, duly elected member of Congress who doesn’t understand the difference between the Berlin Wall and U.S. border security. That’s not just bizarre. That’s downright frightening. Like, not even kidding.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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