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‘Obviously wrong’: Defiant Ocasio-Cortez completely schooled after dust-up with Rep. Liz Cheney

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It’s a rare feat to see a politician so self-assured, yet so poorly informed — and that’s saying a lot.

About the only thing that trumps Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s confidence in herself is her ignorance of the world around her, and her liberal media fan club can’t get enough of either of these traits as seen in an MSNBC feature on the democratic socialist from New York.

But as is her habit, Ocasio-Cortez mangled the facts when she said Congress amended the Constitution to prevent Franklin D. Roosevelt from being re-elected — the Dem-socialist darling doesn’t seem to grasp that FDR died in office in 1945, and the 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two terms was passed in 1947.

 

“When our party was boldest, the time of the New Deal, the Great Society, the Civil Rights Act and so on, we had, and carried, supermajorities in the House [and] in the Senate. We carried the presidency,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the Friday broadcast.

“They had to amend the constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” she claimed. “There were so many extraordinary things that were happening at that time that were uniting working people.”

Having a little fun, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Utah, responded to the botched account of history with a joke.

“We knew the Democrats let dead people vote. According to @AOC, they can run for President, too,” Cheney tweeted.

The joke fell flat on the thin-skinned Bronx Bolshevik, who simply cannot admit that she got it wrong.

In an attempt to set Cheney right, Ocasio-Cortez linked to a piece from Newsweek, a far-left publication/ally, that offered a sea of nuance to run cover for the Democratic lawmaker, noting that the effort to amend the Constitution was “inspired” by FDR and began when he was still alive — Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented four terms, dying in 1945, a few months into his final term.

Trouble is, Ocasio-Cortez’s words were clear: “They had to amend the constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected.”

Ocasio-Cortez is the epitome of someone talking to hear yourself talk, but in having so much misplaced confidence in herself, she’s incapable of acknowledging fault.

When she does blow it, which occurs often, she self-righteously declares that it’s more important to be “morally right” than it is to be “factually correct.”

Yet, this flies with the Democratic Party’s low-information base… here’s a sampling of responses to AOC’s blunder from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/edalexport/status/1112832415389573120

As for Newsweek running cover, this was easily dismissed with astute analysis:

https://twitter.com/HashtagGriswold/status/1112832440136097792

Tom Tillison

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