Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld said the geezers in the Democratic Party need to “take their party back from the young and loony,” a call that was directed at the likes of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her squad of radical socialists.
The quintet on “The Five” was discussing the Democrats’ push for extending, yet again, the nationwide eviction moratorium some 18 months after the pandemic took hold in America. Co-host Jesse Watters was not up for continuing to provide relief to renters and mortgage-holders this late in the game.
Calling out Ocasio-Cortez by name, he suggested the self-described socialist “wants this free rent for life” — for much of the progressive left, housing is considered a basic human right.
“AOC says I need to pay for someone else’s rent because the pandemic is still a threat,” Watters said. “No, I don’t and no it’s not. We helped a lot of American people with what, free money, free rent for nearly a year when they needed it. Well, they don’t need it anymore and now they can help themselves.”
Noting that President Biden recently said we have a workers job market, Watters pointed to a total of 62 COVID deaths in the U.S. on Sunday, which he said was less than the number of people who died in car accidents, to declare, “We’ve neutralized the threat from COVID with vaccines.”
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“And we know that AOC wants this free rent for life — it was in the Green New Deal, she even wrote it,” he added, before ripping her for waiting until the moratorium was about to expire to take action. “AOC is the least effective member of Congress. She has never written a bill that has gotten out of committee in her entire career. She is not an effective legislature, she would be much better on cable news.”
Co-host Katie Pavlich stressed that canceling rent has long been a priority for the left, before Gutfeld came into the discussion to say Ocasio-Cortez does have some talents, but the older, presumably wiser Democrats need to step up.
He also reminded viewers that when you “give a temporary solution to a lefty, they’re going to make it permanent.” A myriad of entitlement programs passed by Congress over the years continue to live on forever.
“I think she’s incredibly talented, but she hasn’t lived enough to be that arrogant in her wisdom,” Gutfeld said of AOC. “The problem with the Democratic Party is that their hard, loony left are young and ignorant in terms of wisdom. They don’t know how the world works. And they’re not gonna listen to me.”
“I’ve said this before, ‘The Five,’ we’ve raised raise the flags, we’ve called out violence, cancel culture, the mob mentality,” he continued. “But when we do it, it doesn’t land with the Democrats. So you need the remaining, sensible, i.e., older Democrats to take responsibility, you know? And pretend you didn’t hear it from us. Make it your idea and we’ll salute you. It’s time for old people in the Democratic Party to take their party back from the young and loony.”
“The Boomers,” Pavich interjected. “Come on Boomers.”
Ocasio-Cortez shook the party to its core in 2018 when she defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary, who was the fourth-ranked Democrat at the time. AOC, a Justice Democrats recruit, boldly ran to the left of Crowley, a tactic that has Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., quaking in his boots amid concerns she may primary him in 2022.
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