Ocasio-Cortez compares her election victory to moon landing and civil rights. It earns her a new nickname.

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.

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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.”

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.

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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:

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Vivek Saxena

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