Guardian Angels founder urges moderate Dems to join fight after AOC’s troubling declaration

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is encouraging moderate Democrats to join his team and help the right stop the rise of socialist Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Speaking on Fox News’ “Hannity” this Tuesday, he noted that last week, Ocasio-Cortez had proudly touted her community as “The People’s Republic of Astoria” in imitation of the Chinese Communist Party’s name for China.

He didn’t like this.


“I was just in Astoria where she announced just last week in Queens, the home of Tony Bennett, the Astoria kid, that we are the People’s Republic of Astoria. They want to remove the police, remove prisons,” he said.

He continued by outlining how he’s fighting back against this madness.

“So what I’ve done is not just take them on verbally, I’m organizing Ronald Reagan Republican clubs where they’re strong, and running candidates against their socialist candidates and bringing in moderate Democrats and independents and sharing with them this vision that without public safety, there can be no improvements in the quality of life. And that’s how you defeat the socialists. Because we need to teach the moderate Democrats to take their party back. Their party has been hijacked,” he said.

This prompted host Sean Hannity to ask why any businesses should remain in the New York City area so long as it’s under the control of socialist Democrats. Sliwa responded by using this opportunity to again stress the importance of moderates taking action.

“If you don’t get district attorneys who are going to work with law-abiding people to enforce the law, then anarchy prevails. We have to go into these communities and help candidates who want to take on the socialists,” he said.

To really drive home the point, he noted how socialist Democrats had all rushed to help Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson.

“Look, Johnson won in Chicago because Bernie Sanders and AOC came in there and helped him. Where were the moderates helping the moderate who had won the initial wave in the election? They were missing in action,” he said.

“We don’t work together, and I’m telling you, there are moderate Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. Ronald Reagan brought them all together. He would never have become president if not for moderates,” Sliwa added.

Hannity responded by noting that the Democrat Party of the 1980s is nothing — absolutely nothing — like the radicalized Democrat Party of 2023.

Sliwa conceded this point but then pushed back by arguing it’s time to “teach” moderate Democrats how to fight back against the modern extreme left.

“There’s no doubts [that the Democrat party is different today] and [different than] my mother and father’s time and my grandparents’ time, but we got to teach the Democrats to fight for their party and kick the socialists out back to the countries which they so praise, like Venezuela, like Nicaragua like Cuba, like Russia,” he said.

“Go back to those countries, because the new immigrants who are accepting America have left socialism, have left communism and they don’t come here to relive the horrors of it in America, land of the free, the home of the brave, where democracy prevails, and where we love our American flag,”  he added.

Dovetailing back to what Ocasio-Cortez said, she made the remarks roughly a week ago.

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a boost on Wednesday to a suite of progressive priorities in the state budget, joining a rally in her district she termed ‘the People’s Republic of Astoria,’ due to the neighborhood’s propensity for electing socialists,” Politico reported.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most radical members of the Democrat Party. A proud socialist, she’s advocated harmful policies that have hurt her community.

Most famously, thanks to her, Amazon was convinced in 2019 to not start up operations in her community. Then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was not pleased.

“Cuomo and other supporters of the project said that Amazon would have brought more than enough investment to the city to justify the tax breaks, and would have established New York as a tech hub to rival other hubs like San Francisco,” Time magazine reported at the time.

“Additionally, he said, HQ2 would have brought ‘at least 25,000-40,000 good paying jobs for our state and nearly $30 billion dollars in new revenue to fund transit improvements, new housing, schools and countless other quality-of-life improvements.'”

Vivek Saxena


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