In a recent Twitter encounter, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speechless after giving her a brief history of the Democratic party. It all started when Cruz criticized the NAACP’s travel advisory in Florida, calling it “bizarre” and “utterly dishonest”. The organization claimed that the state is “hostile to Black Americans”. Cruz then mentioned how the NAACP had done extraordinary work during the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, but has since lost its way.
AOC jumped in and challenged Cruz to “tell people what happened to the parties after that”, referring to the debunked theory of the parties switching. Cruz was more than happy to take her up on that challenge and set the record straight in a series of tweets. He reminded AOC that the Democratic party founded the KKK, wrote Jim Crow laws, and filibustered the Civil Rights Act. Today, the party still stands in the way of school choice and police protection, both of which disproportionately affect black lives.
Why don’t you go ahead and tell people what happened to the parties after that, Ted https://t.co/fiJgIgVZHO
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 23, 2023
On the contrary, the Republican party was founded to oppose slavery and elected Abraham Lincoln, who won the Civil War and ended slavery. Republicans also voted for the Civil Rights Act in higher percentages than Democrats who were staunchly racist. Under the Trump administration, African-American unemployment and poverty levels were the lowest they’ve ever been in history. Senator Cruz even managed to pass the largest expansion of federal school choice which extends to K-12 education.
Not only that, but the Democratic party has a history of supporting open borders that have led to the deaths and brutal assaults of thousands of Hispanics. AOC seems to ignore their suffering and cannot find her White pantsuit to cry about it. Let’s not forget that the current sitting President, Joe Biden, in 2011 gave a flowery eulogy for an “Exalted Cyclops” of the KKK. The Democratic party has thrived on stirring up racial tensions and making false claims. Senator Ted Cruz has a long history of speaking the truth and setting the record straight, and he has certainly done so once again.