FORMER SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: AOC roasted over calling Republican parents’ rights bill ‘fascism:’ ‘Clown show every time she talks.’

Conservative commentator Dale Franks tweeted, “So, limiting government power in favor of individual rights is ‘fascist’. Good to know.”

“BREAKING: Unhinged socialist doesn’t know what fascism is and wants to cut genitals off children,” Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report said.

“AOC thinks parents don’t have the right to know if their child decides to change genders,” the Media Research Center tweeted.

North Carolina congressional candidate Christine Villaverde wrote, “AOC wants the ‘nanny state’ to be in charge of our children. Parents have had enough of government overreach!”

Journalist Ian Miles Cheong wrote, “Breaking: Bartender doesn’t know the meaning of words.”

To be fair, AOC has a lot of experience with various offshoots of the F-word:

AOC rocks Black Panthers shirt, touts group’s free food program.

AOC chief of staff criticized for wearing shirt touting Nazi collaborator:

As one wag joked on Twitter in 2019, “Look just because she’s favorably comparing herself to the lady that Franco liked a lot who sheltered Mengele doesn’t mean… OK, I forgot where I was doing with this.”

● “The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal.”

UPDATE: AOC is simply the latest in a long tradition of Democrats who equate less governmental control with “fascism:”

“If history were to repeat itself,” warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, “and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on the battlefields abroad, we shall have yielded to the spirit of fascism here at home.”

The “normalcy” of the 1920s that Roosevelt referred to was a time of peace and prosperity. The decade began with Republican President Warren Harding commuting the sentences of political prisoners jailed by the Wilson administration, including the socialist leader Eugene Debs. “Normalcy” meant the end to the Palmer raids aimed at rooting out dissidents, the end of economic rationing, the cessation of domestic surveillance and the state propaganda of the World War I years.

Also, “A return to normalcy” was Harding’s campaign slogan in the 1920 presidential election, which he won in a landslide over Democrat James Cox and his running mate — Franklin D. Roosevelt.

That Roosevelt nurtured resentments against the Republicans for the drubbing he received in 1920 is no surprise. That those resentments ran deep enough for him to smear Republicans in 1944 with the “spirit of fascism” at the height of the war against the real thing is nothing short of disgusting.

But it was effective.

Harry Truman recognized that when he ran for president against the liberal Republican Thomas Dewey in 1948. Truman charged that Dewey was the front man for the same sort of “powerful reactionary forces” that orchestrated the rise of Hitler in Germany.

When a communist assassinated President Kennedy, somehow the American right got the blame. Lyndon Johnson translated that myth into a campaign of slander against Barry Goldwater, casting him as a crypto-Nazi emissary of “hate.”

War is peace, freedom is slavery, laissez-faire is fascism. Repeat whenever the GOP pounces and/or seizes on an issue a majority agrees upon.

(Updated and bumped.)