Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., held a campaign fundraiser on Saturday, unbeknownst to those contributing to her reelection effort.
The democratic socialist held a 5K in Queens that advertised as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
Runners paid a $30 registration fee that went directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers, the New York Post reported.
What’s more, Ocasio-Cortez gave them every impression that the effort was all about her radical plan to address climate change — that the runners were willing to donate to that cause speaks volumes to the proverb about a fool and their money soon being parted.
“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the dimwit Democrat told participants before the start of the 5K.
Only Ocasio-Cortez was $11,000 to the better for pitching in — at least, her campaign was.
The Post spoke with some of the participants, who had no idea they were essentially being hustled. The irony being that Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” is even more of a hustle than the cleverly redirected $30 entry fee.
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.
“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”
“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another woman said. “It’s a good cause.”
A notice on the lawmaker’s Facebook page was vaguely worded, informing folks that the run would support “U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Green New Deal.”
But, as seen above, the fine print on an event-related website revealed the truth, with a legal disclosure reading: “Registration fees are contributions to AOC for Congress.”
Incidentally, Ocasio-Cortez had to discriminate against illegal immigrants, who she is so quick to defend, to comply with the Federal Election Commission.
As seen above, runners had to acknowledge that they were “a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted resident,” leaving us to wonder if Ocasio-Cortez staffers were asking to see runners’ papers?
“It was a campaign fundraiser,” Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent confirmed to The Post.
And the campaign haul came to over $11,000, to include pennies from kids as young as 3, who paid a $20 fee to participate in a 1K Kid Dash.
Another irony here is Ocasio-Cortez joined in with a choir to sing about how “the world can giveth, and the world can taketh away,” which would prove to be prophetic for Saturday’s runners.
— sweetphee (@tweetphee) April 27, 2019
Here’s a sampling of some of the responses from Twitter:
Taking other people’s money. It’s what socialists do.
— Marc C (@MarcNYY618) April 28, 2019
Did they pay $11k for her to run away?
— WarEagleChick (@wareaglechick) April 28, 2019
after you apply her 90% desired marginal tax rate, how much is left?
— Cornwallis (@CornySongs) April 28, 2019
Hey Millennials, I implore you to FULLY educate yourselves on real Socialism and stop gravitating to the “fresh faces” of the New Democratic Party.
— Glenn Liming (@MagicFanMan) April 28, 2019
$20 / child
1k in the name of children
since when did kids start funding for campaigns?@AOC lies.. and she never talks to the press who asks her tough questions
her ppl always arrive to protect her
ppl running for saving the planet not knowing where the money is going
— The Faint Lies (@FictionFlight) April 28, 2019
— Makeadiffrencewillya (@eatssnowflakes) April 28, 2019
They thought they were helping environment, saving wildlife, etc. not lining your campaign pockets!
— Tom Devlin (@FriskyMav) April 28, 2019
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