A new contest is beginning on top of the disputed presidential election: Radical Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s call for leftists to compile a blacklist of Trump “sycophants” and supporters is triggering outspoken replies, including from notables like film actor James Woods, one of the rare Hollywood conservatives.
In an Oct. 6 tweet Ocasio-Cortez asked: “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.” The report is at bizpacreview.com.
Her followers rushed to organize the Trump Accountability Project, which seeks to blacklist anyone who “elected, served, funded, support, and represented” the president or donated more than $1,000 to him.
Also posted were warnings that anyone who employs a Trump-friendly official once the president leaves office “will be held accountable,” i.e., targeted with boycotts and other shunning behavior. Such “blacklist” activities recall the Great Purge committed by Joseph Stalin from 1936 to 1938, which resulted in the state-ordered executions of up to 1.2 million people.
Woods responded directly to AOC late on Oct. 6, likening her “archive” to the political lists used by the likes of “Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro.”
He went on to invite her to “put me at the top of your list, you moron. I’d be honored.”
It was a reaction to the congresswoman’s no-holds-barred hatred and rhetoric, which is shared by her allies in the Democrat Caucus.