It took her a little while to react, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was fired up about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to protect America from socialist legislation.
The New York congresswoman and self-described democratic socialist took exception to McConnell’s rather colorful promise and for calling everything “socialist legislation.”
“If I’m still the majority leader of the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass. None of it,” McConnell said at an event in Owensboro, Kentucky earlier this week as he addressed Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.”
Mitch McConnell vows to go ‘Grim Reaper’ on socialist legislation pushed by ‘nutcases running around on the fringe’ https://t.co/IBXqS6p2yN
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 23, 2019
He argued that the freshman congresswoman was not the only Democrat with radical ideas.
“I don’t want you to think it’s just a 28-year-old congresswoman from New York,” he explained.
“This is much broader than that. I’ve got five colleagues in the Senate, five colleagues running for president, who have signed on to the Green New Deal and Medicare For All,” he added. “I don’t want you to think this is just a couple of nutcases running around on the fringe. This is pervasive policy view on the other side. … Are we going to turn this into a socialist country? Don’t assume it cannot happen.”
A few days later, Ocasio-Cortez fired off a defiant tweet in response, and proved once again that one must ‘think before they tweet.’
Step 1: Call yourself the “Grim Reaper for socialist legislation”
Step 2: Call anything + everything “socialist legislation”
Step 3: Profit…
(…from $300/mo insulin, fracking pipelines, poisoned water, for-profit prisons, pricing out communities, assault weapons, etc) https://t.co/2885yShaZU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 25, 2019
The progressive lawmaker left many scratching their heads over her comments.
Ocasio-Cortez claims that Mitch McConnell is profiting from poisoning the water pic.twitter.com/8ojh1qEoDO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 26, 2019
How do you get to #3 there?
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 26, 2019
Republicans love profiting off poisoned water. You caught us! I am disappointed but impressed.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 26, 2019
1. Call your self a socialist because you don’t know how economics work.
2. Call old white democratic men Republican because your racist.
3. Call for amazon to stop making 25,000 jobs because you don’t how how tax break vs tax income work.
That’s just 3 reason to resign
— Nada Reelnaim (@Nada_Reelnaim) April 25, 2019
Step 1: AOC pretends to be intelligent Step 2. AOC says something stupid. STEP 3: AOC cries being a victim * Fixed it!
— Outlier (@Outliergirl) April 26, 2019
McConnell was apparently trolling Ocasio-Cortez whose Green New Deal, which promises a guaranteed job, free education, free healthcare and free housing, while calling for shifting the country to 100 percent clean and renewable energy, has been supported by the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.
But, missing the point – as the left often does – progressives like Ocasio-Cortez believe their proposals are such a benefit that they have to be forced on Americans through legislation.
Or maybe he thinks that your programs will lead to mass poverty and actually hurt all the people you claim to want to help. What is with you guys always assuming that people who disagree with you have the worst intentions?
— Andrew Twentyman (@AndrewTwentyman) April 26, 2019
She is a regular Scooby-Doo pic.twitter.com/NiUhBPpg6u
— Vigil (@jon38218117) April 26, 2019
At least he’s found a place to live rent free
— GW (@GregBW12) April 26, 2019
What part of “America will never be a Socialist country” do you fail to understand? Go peddle that crap somewhere else no one is buying it.
— Tweetheart 🇺🇸 (@tweetheart2019) April 26, 2019
You rookies do realize that you were elected to actually get something done? Constant bitching and alienating the other side leads to failure for us all.
— NothingBurger? (@UR_Dumber) April 26, 2019
Step 1- pose as a candidate “for the people”
Step 2- prevent a global business from coming to your town, killing thousands of jobs and billions from potential tax revenue
Step 3- Celebrate killing those jobs & tell constituents it’s for their own good & that you know better.
— Hollie Grimes (@aisnabi24) April 26, 2019
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