An insight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Socialism

Since the June 26, primary election, when it became shockingly clear that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, soundly defeated longtime incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York’s 14th House District,  Americans across the country have been inundated with the inanities uttered, and bizarre antics engaged in, by the full-of-herself, newly elected New York Congresswoman.

AOC is a former presidential campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders. Crowley 56, who had served in congress over two decades was seen as a possible replacement for Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats — prior to the election returns coming in. He has not had a primary challenger since 2004, when Ocasio-Cortez was too young to vote. 

She prances and dances, as she spews her radical ideology and redistributionist ideas which many find atrocious, others foolishly amusing and still others grasping at them as if being thrown a life-jacket. The latter groups are the ones in dire need of education.

Knowledgeable people who are familiar with history and economics shudder at her notions of taxing the wealthiest Americans at a 70% marginal tax rate in order to fund her “Green New Deal.”

High earners are not the enemy. They are most frequently job creators who make the American Dream possible for other Americans. They are also who previous generations of Americans desired to emulate, not decimate.

Under AOC’s Green New Deal, every building in the nation would have to be rebuilt to comply with her radical climate change goals, which would include eliminating all air travel within the next ten years. Yes, you read that right! AOC has unilaterally deemed that the earth can only survive another dozen years without swift action.  When questioned about how to fund all of these projects, she shrugs and says, “We’ll print more money “

Ocasio-Cortez embraces the description of radicalism, wildly distorting it to fit her contrived image of herself:

“It only has ever been radicals that have changed this country,” she said. “Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. If that’s what radical means, call me a radical.”

The best counter to Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk is fact-based truth.  Take time to read, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fails miserably at dissociating her socialism from Venezuela’s,” by Monica Showalter and posted at American Thinker. You’ll be glad you did.  It’s a well-written exposé of the global failures of Socialism, always with the same abysmal results. 

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5 Responses to An insight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Socialism

  1. Michael Schmitz says:

    While Ms Showalter at AT is one of my favorite writers, a great analysis of the absurdity of the New Green Deal can be found by David Harsanyi writing at The Federalist:

    http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/07/ten-most-insane-requirements-green-new-deal/

  2. Doc says:

    1st, Yet ANOTHER GREAT POST, SRAZ! That said, miss o-cortez, & others like her in our “Hallowed-Halls”, HELL-BENT on destroying America as we now (used to?) know it are NOT going to be convinced in Any Way WHAT-SO-EVER by simple Truth & Reality. Convincing these evil people (no, Seriously…EVIL), even with the Harsh Reality of Venezuela being displayed for us all, that they are WRONG…

    …is like trying to teach a pig how to sing. You can TRY it, but in the end, it simply wastes yout time & annoys the pig.

  3. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal is a means of empowering government absent citizen input. In fact, it actually punishes Americans while giving undue power to the far left agenda of environmentalism. This is a farce and she is a fraud, who thinks being in congress is a joke. She comports herself like a teenager rather than a mature woman with a heavy load of responsibility. She was elected in a minority majority district that has high rates of unemployment and a marginally educated constituency. Promising them the “rich” will fund them sounds good to those who have no understanding of economic principles or the rights our Constitution contains.