“Socialism” And The GOP Attacks On Democracy

In the midst of Thursday night’s debate, ABC ran a remarkable ad from a Republican PAC called New Faces GOP which was narrated by Elizabeth Heng, a failed Republican House candidate from California. The ad featured a photograph of Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez being burned which then gave way to pictures of the Cambodian genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s from which Heng’s parents fled to the US. The thrust of the ad was that the kind of so-called “socialism” espoused by AOC was also responsible for the Cambodian genocide and ends with Heng proudly…