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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was lampooned for suggesting that the recent 130% spike in deadly NYC shootings was due to coronavirus-induced unemployment — and not on her and other Black Lives Matter operatives’ reckless campaign to “Defund the Police.”
AOC (aka – “Bronx Bolshevik“) made the disingenuous comments to deflect blame for the mass slaughters of black people occurring in Democrat-run cities around the country.
In a virtual town hall meeting on Zoom, AOC desperately tried to shift the blame for the alarming surge in shootings and murders in Democrat-run cities where police have been pulled back.
“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” AOC wondered. “The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”
Reminder: In April, “environmentalist” AOC — who claims cow farts are destroying the planet — gleefully celebrated skyrocketing unemployment in the oil industry, which lost one million jobs due to panic-induced shutdowns.
Ocasio-Cortez then invoked Victor Hugo’s iconic novel “Les Misérables,” by suggesting that the massive escalation in NYC murders was due to hungry people stealing bread.
In “Les Misérables,” the impoverished protagonist is sentenced to jail for stealing bread to feed his starving family.
AOC said: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent. And so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money, so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
The confused Ocasio-Cortez did not explain how stealing bread causes a chilling uptick in black-on-black murders.
AOC was widely mocked on Twitter for her inane commentary, which they say gets dumber by the day.
Conservative commentator Larry Elder tweeted: “What does ‘stealing bread to feed your children’ have to do with the uptick in…MURDER?!”
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 12, 2020
Trump supporter Juanita Broaddrick wryly noted: “This idiot thinks the crime rate is up because of bread stealing. The terminal lunacy of AOC.”
This idiot thinks the crime rate is up because of bread stealing.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) July 12, 2020
Former CIA officer Buck Sexton was truly impressed with the epic dumbness of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, whose vapid cluelessness continues to stun.
Sexton quipped: “If there were a nationwide contest to say the dumbest thing possible about crime in New York City, nobody would be able come up with something as aggressively stupid as what AOC says here.”
If there were a nationwide contest to say the dumbest thing possible about crime in New York City, nobody would be able come up with something as aggressively stupid as what AOC says here⬇️ https://t.co/t0rvw3n6L0
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) July 12, 2020
Another Twitter user pointed out: “At least 96 people were shot in NYC from July 5 to July 11. AOC is blaming it on “shoplifters looking to feed their hungry families.” These are nearly ALL gang and drug-related shootings. Not “hungry” people “looking for food.”
IN CASE ANYONE CARES: At least 96 people shot in NYC from July 5 to July 11. @AOC is blaming it on "shoplifters looking to feed their hungry families". These are nearly ALL gang and drug-related shootings. Not "hungry" people. "looking for food". #DefundThePolice @NYCMayor
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) July 13, 2020
Last week, AOC and other supporters of the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement complained that the city’s $1 billion budget cut for the NYPD wasn’t enough.
Instead, AOC wants to totally defund the police, which means getting rid of them altogether.
Ocasio-Cortez and other BLM activists are rabidly pushing this inane idea even as crime has surged in black neighborhoods in NYC and across the nation following police pullbacks.
Since AOC invoked “Les Misérables,” here’s a pro-Trump riff on the song “Do Hear the People Sing?” from the Broadway adaptation of the novel.
It’s a reminder for Trump supporters: Deplorables, unite! It is time.
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