If Progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could have their way, all 78 million Americans who are Trump supporters would be put on a “blacklist” that could get them fired from their jobs, denied mortgage loans, and other opportunities!
While the idea of political beliefs affecting an otherwise qualified candidate from getting or retaining a job would seem absurd, many Americans in Red States say they have already seen this to be the case.
Even before the 2020 presidential election, a Pennsylvania police chief was forced to retire by his “progressive mayor” after 26 years on the job. His offense? The chief’s wife posted a Facebook message supporting President Donald Trump.
Since then, and Trump’s loss, the town’s progressive leadership fired Angela Greene after she pressed charges against rioters who decapitated and pulled down a Confederate statue, striking a middle-aged black man in the head.
The injury left the man temporarily comatose, caused him to flatline twice as his brain swelled dangerously, and required months of therapy to teach him to walk and talk again. City officials fired Greene a little more than two months after placing her on paid leave. She said she plans to sue.
These and others are just more examples of AOC and the left’s “cancel culture.”
A number of political figures have in effect declared a Joe McCarthy-like doctrine against the Trump administration: They will make no distinction between the 45th president and those who “enable” him.
For instance, former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary Robert Reich proposed a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to discover the names of anyone who helped “enable” the Trump administration, much as McCarthy, with the help of the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, rooted out “communists” and “blacklisted” them.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted support of the Trump Accountability Project, an effort to blacklist “Trump sycophants” to stifle their employment prospects. After the blacklist backlash, TAP announced last week that “this project will no longer be active.”
Still, that did not stop AOC and fellow extreme lefties from espousing their desire to deny employment opportunities to Trump supporters and wishing to see political questions on job applications — which should be considered unconstitutional.
“Employers considering [hiring Trump supporters] should know there are consequences for hiring anyone who helped Trump attack American values,” said former Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan, threatening not only Republicans but those who hire Republicans.
Depending on how broadly one wants to define “helped,” this description could encompass all 73 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump. It could go well beyond Trump administration alumni to include anyone insufficiently supportive of the left “woke” agenda, and perhaps the whole point is to instill the maximum level of fear in the greatest number of political adversaries to AOC and the progressives.
This is alarming.
Americans of all political backgrounds should seek to reverse this horrific and constitutional trend.