AOC’s Challenge to Ted Cruz Backfires – He Schools Her with History Lesson.

Debunking the Left’s Big Lie: Ted Cruz Schools AOC on Civil Rights History

It’s one of the left’s most frequently trotted-out canards: Sure, the Democrats may once have been the party of Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan and George Wallace — but somewhere along the line, things switched and now Republicans are the real bigots.

Except, as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York found out the hard way when she tried that line on GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, that’s little more than a big fat lie.

In a Twitter thread so thoroughly entertaining it even caught the attention of Elon Musk, Cruz managed to school both AOC and anti-Trump, anti-Cruz RINO Norman Ornstein, an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

The whole kerfuffle began when Ornstein attacked Cruz for criticizing the NAACP’s virtue-signaling “travel advisory” for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state of Florida. The senator said the boycott was “bizarre” and “utterly dishonest,” noting that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “would be ashamed of how profoundly [the NAACP has] lost their way.”

“Guess who would have been first in line to filibuster against the voting rights act, and the civil rights act. Yes, Ted Cruz!” Ornstein said in the Monday tweet.

“Nonsense. That shameful filibuster was led by Democrats—your party,” Cruz said.

“My party — the Republicans — proudly voted for the Civil Rights Act in much higher percentages than the racist Dems,” the senator said.

Aside from the fact that Ornstein technically doesn’t identify as a Democrat, Cruz was accurate: Back when the Democratic Party treated the Deep South as its own private fiefdom and counted arch-segregationists such as Wallace, Orval Faubus and James Eastland among its members, the GOP was instrumental in passing those key pieces of legislation and ensuring they cleared the hurdle of the filibuster.

But, like the Kool-Aid Man of reflexive liberal cluelessness smashing right through the brick wall of reason, Ocasio-Cortez barged into the conversation with everyone’s favorite anti-Republican whopper.

“Why don’t you go ahead and tell people what happened to the parties after that, Ted,” the congresswoman said.

I’m pretty sure AOC thought that comment would be a rhetorical mic drop. Instead, Cruz took it as an invitation.

“Sure,” he tweeted. “First, the Dem party founded the KKK. Then the Dem party wrote Jim Crow laws. Then the Dem party filibustered the Civil Rights Act.”

Do you think AOC should be voted out of office?

Ted Cruz Calls Out Democrats for Failing Minorities

Senator Ted Cruz recently took to Twitter to call out the Democratic Party for their legislative priorities that have failed underprivileged minorities. Cruz pointed out that while Strom Thurmond, a Democrat associated with the Civil Rights Act filibuster, eventually turned Republican, the Democrats of today have trapped millions of Black kids in failing schools by filibustering school choice. They also push for abolishing the police, resulting in more Black lives being lost. Additionally, every Democratic senator voted against Cruz’s bill to stop DC from throwing out 40% of Black kids from schools due to vaccine mandates.

The Failure of Democratic Priorities

Cruz’s tweet highlights the failure of the Democratic Party’s priorities when it comes to minorities. By filibustering school choice, they trap underprivileged Black kids in failing schools, denying them the opportunity for a better education. Pushing for abolishing the police also puts more Black lives at risk, as law enforcement is necessary for maintaining public safety. Additionally, voting against Cruz’s bill to stop DC from throwing out Black kids due to vaccine mandates shows a lack of concern for their education and well-being.

The Need for Change

It’s clear that the Democratic Party’s priorities are failing minorities, and change is needed to address these issues. School choice should be available to all, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, to ensure that every child has access to a quality education. Police reform is necessary, but abolishing the police is not the answer. And lawmakers should prioritize the education and well-being of all children, regardless of their vaccination status.


Ted Cruz’s tweet serves as a reminder that the Democratic Party’s legislative priorities have failed underprivileged minorities. It’s time for change to ensure that every child has access to a quality education, public safety is maintained, and the well-being of all children is prioritized.

Ted Cruz Schools AOC on History and Economics

“The Republican Party was founded to oppose slavery,” he continued.

“Our first Republican President was Abraham Lincoln, who won the Civil War and ended slavery. It was Republicans who voted for the Civil Rights Act in a much higher percentage than racist Dems.”

Not only that, Cruz said, but the GOP has been the party leading the way for black economic emancipation in the 21st century — all while the Democrats continue to push a culture of government dependency and grievance.

“Today, we produced the lowest African-American unemployment EVER, under the Trump economic boom,” the senator noted. “Today, we produced the lowest African-American poverty levels EVER, under the Trump economic boom.

And just in case AOC needed a few more receipts, well, here you go:

– Also, just two years ago, the Dem governor of Virginia had put the photo of A MAN DRESSED AS A KKK KLANSMAN on his personal yearbook page.

– And today, the sitting Dem President—Joe Biden—gave in 2011 a flowery eulogy for an “Exalted Cyclops” of the KKK.

– And to add to all that, the Dem party aggressively supports open borders—which has led to the deaths and brutal assaults of thousands of Hispanics, and AOC somehow can’t seem to find her White pantsuit to cry over their suffering.

Even Twitter impresario Elon Musk was impressed with the back-and-forth:

The kind of interaction that makes this platform so unique & entertaining!

One understands Ocasio-Cortez is no political scientist or historian, but you’d think she’d have known better than to use this hoary, trite smear — and not only that, to actually believe it.

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party didn’t just swap positions on racist policies sometime in the 1960s. Rather, the Democrats have gone from subordinating black Americans through slavery, disenfranchisement and segregation to subordinating them through a culture of government dependency — all while offering them no path out of the web of bureaucratic and educational dysfunction.

The face of Jim Crow in 2023 looks nothing like George Wallace standing outside the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama, refusing to let a black student in so he could enroll.

Rather, it looks like AOC, Randi Weingarten and countless other Democrats standing inside the door of the schoolhouse — and the welfare office, and the unemployment bureau — refusing to let minorities out.

  • The Republican Party was founded to oppose slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, won the Civil War and ended slavery.
  • Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act in a much higher percentage than Democrats.
  • The GOP has been the party leading the way for black economic emancipation in the 21st century.
  • The Trump economic boom produced the lowest African-American unemployment and poverty levels ever.
  • The Democratic Party has a history of racism and supports open borders, which has led to the deaths and brutal assaults of thousands of Hispanics.

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