Occasionally (or in this case, “Ocasio”-nally, get it?) we post a cartoon that tickles our fancy. Here is today’s offering:
Borrowed with appreciation from LinkedIn and DB .
Of course, the photo is of new uber-liberal phenom, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young, pretty and loquacious newly elected Democrat representative from the Bronx. An unabashed socialist, she has been something of a disruptor even for the Democrats. Beyond her preposterous ideas (e.g. abolish Ice, all energy to be non-fossil by law), she has become known for a failure to grasp widely understood facts and a penchant for blurting things that are…well…stupid. Here are just a few:
Said “Honduran caravan migrants” are equivalent to “victims of the Holocaust.” Jewish people might have a different take on that.
“We’re gonna flip this seat red in November,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a rally for a Kansas Democrat. Red, of course, is used to denote a Republican. Either she has flipped parties, or meant “red” as in communist.
“Unemployment is low because people are working 80 hours a week.” Lest we forget, unemployment is measured by people not working at all, and not by those working extra jobs or hours. If companies require more people to work overtime as an alternative to hiring more workers, it would raise – not lower – unemployment.
“A 17-year-old can walk into a shop and get (an assault weapon).” Not so fast, Alexandria, that has long been prohibited by federal law.
When asked by an interviewer to elaborate on her views about the Israel-Palestine issues, after stumbling over her answer at first, she said.“Oh…um…I think I meant…I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue, I just look at things through a human rights lens and I may not use the right words … Middle Eastern politics is not exactly at my kitchen table every night.” Welcome to Congress where you are in good company, girl.
When asked by another interviewer how she felt about Nancy Pelosi as a potential House Majority Leader, her answer was, “She is, she is the leader of, of– no no, she, I mean, um, um, Speaker, or rather Leader Pelosi, hopefully, um, you know, we’ll see, she’s uh, she’s the current leader of the party and I think the party absolutely does have its leadership in the House, we our leadership in the Senate as well.”
“I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and on] January 4th we’re signing healthcare.” Only Presidents are inaugurated, Alexandria, Congresswomen are sworn in. Must have cut civics class that day.
There’s plenty more, but we’d run out of ink. I think you get the picture, though.
HWN actually likes Miss Ocasio-Cortez and admires her spunk. Our coverage here is not an attempt to humiliate her, but rather to point out that the political left is most often driven by feelings, rather than facts or rigorous analysis, as exemplified by this Democratic newcomer.
So…we wish Alexandria nothing but the best on her road to recovery from being another mindless far-left icon.