Grossly misinformed socialist congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks her election to Congress bears similarities to America landing on the moon 49 years ago.
“We’ve done what we thought was impossible,” she said during a presser Friday to promote her agenda. “We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dug deep and we did it. We did it, when no one else thought that we could.”
“That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year. That’s what so many of us did,” she added, drawing an equivalence between the country’s historical accomplishments and her own achievement: becoming the youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress.
She said all this in promotion of her so-called “green new deal,” a radical plan that calls for using draconian government regulations coupled with federal subsidies to wipe the fossil fuel industry out of existence and replace all of America’s energy production with renewables within 10 years.
Why does Ocasio-Cortez seek to do this? Because she’s confident that the alleged threat of man-made climate change is on the verge of transforming Earth into an uninhabitable planet.
But despite widespread criticism for her plan, which critics say would be impossible to achieve, the congresswoman-elect believes the United States’ previous accomplishments proves it’s possible.
Except this “argument” proves nothing, particularly in light of evidence showing such plans have previously failed in Australia and the U.K., according to Timothy Meads of Townhall.
“And it would fail again in America if the Democratic Party ever actually passed a Green New Deal,” he opined in a recent op-ed. “Big Government and Big Business is a bad marriage. The lovechild of this unholy union is malfeasant products, higher prices, and reduced competition for the average American. It stinks all around and leads to crony capitalism.”
“We call that ‘crapitalism’. That is why, despite the promises of these new Democrats, Americans must reject these kinds of spending bills every chance they can.”
What is @repocasiocortez‘s ‘#GreenNewDeal? Will Speaker @NancyPelosi embrace #CronyCapitalism https://t.co/VUoYbACcF1 #Antifa #Democrats #Greens #Libertarians #Republicans #Fascists #OathKeepers #CCOT
— Kenneth Conant (@minuteman1994) November 27, 2018
Other critics have panned it for what they claim is a false equivalence. To them, her speech sounded is if she was again crediting the Democrat Party for the moon landing. It’s a lie she’s said at least once before.
“We are the party of King, of Roosevelt, of the ones who went to the moon,” she said at a Netroots Nation campaign event four months ago.
The mission to the moon was in reality a bipartisan effort, though it ought to be noted that it happened under President Richard Nixon, a Republican. It was likewise President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, who established NASA in 1958.
And regarding civil rights, which she mentioned in her presser Friday, it’s a fact that the Republican Party — not the Democrat Party — is the party of civil rights.
View social media’s reaction to her current and past lies and false equivalences below:
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We are the party of King, of Roosevelt, of the ones who went to the moon!”
#1. Going to the moon was not a Republican vs. Democrat thing.
#2. It happened under President Nixon, a Republican. pic.twitter.com/jmbv40ZTb5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 7, 2018
What an utterly ridiculous comparison to make.
At a press conference this morning, Democratic socialist @Ocasio2018 compared her 2018 election victory to historical American accomplishments such as the moon landing and the Civil Rights movement. pic.twitter.com/2JMfFiTg3h
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 30, 2018
When ppl call you a space cadet that is not what they meant??
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Compares Her Victory To The Moon Landing – Chicks On The Right↘️ https://t.co/bivHWVcW0D
— ?⭐️?Hey Jude ⭐️?⭐️ (@gr8tjude_08) November 30, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likens her election win to America’s historic moon landing, I have listened to some ignorant people from the Democratic side on other issues, but man oh man, How does this idiot get elected. Wait ,she’s a liberal thats it.
— Frank Lanzillo Jr (@Fronkstyle) December 1, 2018
Compares her election to landing on the moon & passing civil rights! Her ego is as big as Obama’s! Not as smart though! Ocasio-Cortez thinks very highly of herself. Here’s her latest hilarious gaffe. https://t.co/h8KmjMxOlO via @theblaze
— Don’t be an Arse! (@Jradams74) December 1, 2018
Lie. Your party has a dismal record on civil rights so you try and bury actual history. All of the sudden after the democrats 1964 failed filibuster all the democrats just turned into repubs and indies. I like the part where they aren’t in history books, how convenient. Comical
— Chris Rogers (@rotarysensi) December 1, 2018
Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act. Democrats could run a dead cat for election within the city and win.
— Jim Ignatowski (@JimIgnatowski4) November 30, 2018
I knew there was a
nickname for her that we missed.
— Ron Scribner (@ronscr) November 30, 2018
Democrats did not vote in favor of civil rights just saying.
— Jason (@FredtheBully) November 30, 2018
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