While it’s tempting to think that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just trolling us, the Bronx dimwit knows how to draw attention — you could even say she has it down to a science.
The democratic socialist not only dissed moderates in an interview Saturday with Briahna Gray, senior politics editor for the Intercept, she went after Ronald Reagan, who she said put forth racist policies for the country.
Oh, and she suggested that America is little more than “garbage.”
Ocasio-Cortez was talking about the U.S. being on a “path of a slow erosion” — which is, ironically, an accurate assessment of our march to progressivism — as she tried to make a case for her radical hard-left views.
“I think the thing that is really hard for people to sometimes see is that when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow, just like move away from what we’ve always been, we’ll be a hundred miles, you’ll, you know you won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles,” she said. “So, when someone’s talking about our core, it’s like oh this is radical, but this isn’t radical, this is what we’ve always been.”
“It’s just that now we’ve strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful, and just, and good, and equitable, and productive, and so I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are, but where we are is not a good thing and this idea of like 10 percent better from garbage, is — shouldn’t be what we settle for,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It’s like this, like it feels like, moderate is not a stance it’s just an attitude toward life of like hmmm.”
The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker who was a bartender just over a year ago said the views of moderates are “misplaced” as she defended her progressive views at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.
“Moderate is not a stance. It’s just an attitude towards life of, like, ‘meh,’” she said. “We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’ — we view cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude, and we view ambition as youthful naivete when … the greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of visions, and the ‘meh’ is just worshipped now, for what?”
Speaking of moderates, the former Republican governor of Ohio, John Kasich spoke at the event that attracted several Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Naturally, there had to be an emphasis on what a racist country America is from the socialist as she pushed her class warfare agenda, which is when she targeted Reagan on Welfare reform — Reagan believed “we should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”
“I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”
“And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s like because this one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” she continued. “It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.'”
Leave it to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham to point out Ocasio-Cortez was not even alive during the Reagan years, sarcastically noting how “brilliant” the socialist is.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 10, 2019
But Ocasio-Cortez is smart enough to know that in selling socialism, she must soften the blow… by offering it in moderation.
“The most important thing is the concentration of capital, and it means that we prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But when we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first, instead of capital first; it doesn’t mean that the actual concept of capitalistic society should be abolished.”
Summing it all well was that Bill Nye, the Science Guy, was in the audience and asked a question about climate change during a Q&A session, saying conservatives are afraid to make big changes.
Bill! Bill! Bill! https://t.co/SLqSQlZJn0
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 10, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez was digging on the idea that they are simpatico, but you have to wonder if the nitwit understands that Nye is not an actual scientist.
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