Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Introduction by The Editor:

The Democratic Party is rapidly moving further to the political left, and adjectives like socialist, once derogatory, are no longer being avoided.  Some of the candidates who are being enthusiastically promoted by the party are indistinguishable from communists.  For years, the Democratic Party platform has been completely out of sync with the American mainstream, even though it has the reliable support of the national news media.  But some of the newcomers have ideas that are really odious.

One symptom of this is the introduction of the risible "Green New Deal," which is an amalgamation of pie-in-the-sky utopian fantasies, none of which will ever be implemented in any country in the world.  Yet the left-wing extremists among the Socialist Democrats are openly in favor of adopting it as part of their platform.

The poster child for this lunacy is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a newly-elected U.S. Representative from New York.  She had already begun to build a reputation as an airhead before the "Green New Deal" hit the internet in the first week of February.  Now, her enthusiastic support of this flimflam will allow all of us to dismiss any ideas she has in the future.  Her understanding of the way the real world works is so badly flawed, it makes one wonder how she could graduate from college with such an inadequate education.

The way things are in the real world isn't perfect by any means, with the military-industrial complex, the Establishment, and the Deep State pulling all the strings in Washington DC, but we can learn to live with it.  Conversely, if any part of the Green New Deal were to be implemented, the U.S. economy would soon collapse.

Moreover, the whole point of the Green New Deal is the elimination of carbon dioxide emissions, under the mistaken notion that CO2 is a pollutant, which it is not, and that global warming is going to reach a thermal runaway state (any day now!) and quickly destroy all of civilization.  These ideas are peddled in the public schools, in an effort to get tomorrow's voters to expand and strengthen the already-overgrown federal government.  Global warming hysteria is based entirely on flawed computer models, dishonest record keeping, and inaccurate measurements.  The biased and incompetent news media spread disinformation continually, because there is a lot of money and political power at stake.

The long list of ways to reduce CO2 emissions (embedded in the Green New Deal) is ridiculous, especially when you consider that every other country in the world will be using coal and petroleum and natural gas like they always have.  The communists in the Democratic Party may eliminate internal combustion engines and air travel and coal consumption, but no other country in the world is going to follow suit.  And no harebrained scheme will stop the emission of carbon dioxide from volcanos, termites, swamps, and the other seven billion people on this planet.

The Green New Deal is a solution for which we do not have a problem.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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The Creepy Cult Surrounding the Gas Stove Panic Gets Exposed.  If you've been on social media the last day or so, you've probably noticed there's a moral panic occurring over gas stoves.  According to Democrats far and wide, they are dangerous, cause asthma, and must be banned by the federal government.  As RedState reported, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed that line on Tuesday, resulting in much mockery given she herself has a gas stove.  But what's astonishing is that amidst her absolute certainty on the topic, she had never even mentioned the issue prior.  [Tweet]  In other words, in the span of just 24 hours, Ocasio-Cortez saw some questionable study, promoted it on the internet, gained legions of supporters for her position, and then tried to pretend that everyone else had been ignoring her desperate calls.  As Charles W. Cook notes, it's cultish behavior.  Is there anything the New York congresswoman could say that her army of simps wouldn't agree with?  And none of them even gave a second thought as to whether what she was saying was true or made any sense.  It wasn't just Ocasio-Cortez, though.  Other Democrats lined up to preach the dangers of gas stoves, having all suddenly become experts on the matter.  [Tweet]

Consumer Safety Commission Walks Back Gas-Stove Threat amid Backlash.  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman Alexander D. Hoehn-Saric issued a statement Wednesday assuring the public that his agency has no intention of banning gas stoves after a commission official drew the ire of the cooking public by suggesting the appliances might be banned in the near future due to the alleged health threat they pose to Americans.  "Over the past several days, there has been a lot of attention paid to gas stove emissions and to the Consumer Product Safety Commission," Hoehn-Saric wrote in an official statement released Wednesday.  "To be clear, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so."  Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. had originally told Bloomberg News that fears over air quality caused by gas stoves was creating "a hidden hazard."  "Any option is on the table.  Products that can't be made safe can be banned," Trumka Jr. insisted.  The comments came following Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and Representative Don Beyer (D., Va.) urging the federal agency to investigate the issue due to its allegedly disproportionate impact on black, Latino, and low-income households.

The Editor says...
Wait, is this a solution to global warming, air pollution, asthma, or access/equity/fairness/racism?

AOC helped stuff omnibus bill with pork before voting no.  New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed for spending pork in the House's omnibus appropriations bill before voting "no" on the package due to its increase in homeland security funding.  The House passed the massive $1.7 trillion package Friday, with the national debt sitting well above $31 trillion, before leaving Washington for Christmas break.  Ocasio-Cortez was the lone Democrat to vote against the 4,000-page bill, citing her campaign promise to "oppose additional expansion and funding" of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Migrant shelters are overflowing and a border crisis is about to explode - but AOC is AWOL.  It's lights, camera, action on America's southern border.  But progressive hero, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is nowhere to be seen.  That's curious.  Usually, she can't resist a close-up.  This Sunday, every major network news was laser-focused on a humanitarian crisis primed to explode along the U.S. Mexico border, as the last remaining shred of President Donald Trump's illegal immigration policies are about to be scrapped.

AOC's Climate-change Documentary Flops at Box Office.  If you hadn't heard that far-Left Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had produced and starred in a new film about her fight for a "Green New Deal," you're not alone.  Released in 120 theaters last Friday, AOC's new film, To the End, took in less than $10,000 in its opening weekend — a paltry $80 per theater.  The schoolgirl congresswoman first came to relevance in 2018 when she won a House seat in the Democratic stronghold known as New York's 14th District by ousting long-term Democrat Joe Crowley in a primary upset.  AOC quickly made climate change her signature issue, having famously quipped, "The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change."

AOC Under Investigation By House Ethics Committee.  According to a statement released Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.  While the statement was vague about the reason behind the investigation, it did announce that the Office of Congressional Ethics forwarded an inquiry regarding Ocasio-Cortez to the Ethics Committee on June 23, 2022.  The inquiry suggested that Ocasio-Cortez had violated the House Ethics rules. [...] While the Committee's statement did not say specifically what the focus of the investigation is, several ethics watchdog organizations filed complaints against Ocasio-Cortez due to her attendance at the Met Gala last year. the organizations claim that Ocasio-Cortez received "an impermissible gift" when she attended the 2021 Met Gala for free, while tickets were reportedly between $35,000 and $50,000.

AOC under Investigation by House Ethics Committee.  The House Committee on Ethics said Wednesday it is investigating Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.).  The panel released a statement saying the Office of Congressional Ethics forwarded its inquiry into the progressive congresswoman to the panel in June, which typically suggests the office believes an ethics law was violated.  It was not immediately clear what the investigation was about.

Guess Who's Trying To Cause Problems With The Railroad Tentative Agreement?  This morning, in the post on Biden wanting Congress to vote to approve the Tentative Agreement, I ended with  ["][Biden] also wants, again, zero changes.  No adding this or that or the other from Democrats or Republicans.  Who's your bet on the first to attempt to attach ryders to the bill?  I'm going with Squad members.["]  This didn't take long  [Tweets from the Squad!]

AOC thinks free speech literally means you don't have to pay for it.  This is a real thing that a real United States congressperson actually tweeted.  The honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent this "zinger" out last night to try and roast Elon Musk and his plan to charge an $8 subscription fee for a blue checkmark on Twitter.  [Tweet]  Yes, AOC thinks "free speech" means you don't have to pay money to post things in certain places.  This is so, so close to a Babylon Bee prophecy.

Permissible and Impermissible Incendiary Speech?  United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hit the airwaves to connect the recent assault on Paul Pelosi with "fascism" and "white nationalism."  She insists that both are now ubiquitous.  And both prompt increasing politically motivated violence. (Ocasio-Cortez remains oblivious to the greatest sustained political violence in our recent history; the 120 days of Black Lives Matter and Antifa-fueled rioting, arson, looting, and mayhem of summer and fall 2020 — often cheered on or defended by public officials and social media.)

AOC: Vast Majority of Domestic Terror Comes From White Nationalism.  According to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the vast majority domestic terror incidents comes from so-called "white nationalism" because "American apartheid" has never fully healed.  AOC made the comments on MSNBC's "All In" while discussing the attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband at his San Francisco home early Friday morning.  [Video clip]

AOC Was Humiliated Again At A Town Hall In Her Backyard Last Night.  Just a few days ago, far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York was heckled by activists during a town hall event and last night things got even worse!  Yesterday at a town hall meeting, AOC was again confronted by protestors who chanted in chorus "AOC has got to go!"  In response, she runs out of the room as the lights go out and then comes back and acts like a gangster to calm things down!

AOC Appears to Have a Nervous Breakdown When Confronted by Protesters at Town Hall.  It sure seems like AOC is a person who isn't used to getting pushback.  After all, she's perhaps the most over-hyped and pampered politician in Washington, at least compared to what she contributes.  Far from the working-class persona that she attempts to cling to, she's settled in nicely among the elite.  Somewhat ironically, the only reason AOC was at that town hall to get heckled and jeered was that she skipped a debate with her general election opponent, Tina Forte.

The Democrat Party Is Crumbling.  [Scroll down] Let's take a look at what was and what is, and how the truth is oozing out and killing the Democrats: [...] AOC was a media darling who walked on water.  She was recently gloriously outed by her followers as the fraud she is.  She has never been anything more than an "attractive-in-a-horsey way" communist looking to fill her pockets while forcing us to eat bugs, and now her own fans are catching on.  [Video clip]

AOC Confronted by Angry Constituents at Town Hall.  The United States has given more than $65 billion in aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February, and there is no end in sight to taxpayers funding this war.  President Biden recently pledged to continue sending aid "for as long as it takes."  As a result, the war looks interminable and has brought the world closer to the brink of nuclear "Armageddon" (in Biden's words) than it has been since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

AOC viciously and falsely attacks a Republican representative.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a vapid, histrionic, and hysterical leftist who has developed a cult following because she's photogenic, nobody dares criticize a leftist woman nowadays, and her supporters are equally vapid, histrionic, and hysterical.  This adulation has gone to her head.  On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez was so hopped up on her own arrogance that she defamed a congressman twice her age for allegedly yelling at a witness when, in fact, the witness yelled at him.  Ocasio-Cortez is way too big for her britches and is due a serious comeuppance.  It started when Raya Salter appeared before the House Oversight Committee for a hearing the Democrats had called regarding Big Oil's many sins regarding the "climate crisis" that justifies so many Democrat excesses and abuses.  Salter is a typical leftist.  The tell is that she thinks she is a plural ("she/they"), which already tips you off that you're dealing with someone who, rather than learning how to cope with life's difficulties, identifies as a member of a protected class.

AOC Is Afraid She Won't Live Through September Because You Hate Women.  In a loving interview topped with lavish glamor shots of the rising political star, a teary-eyed AOC revealed that there is such a tidal wave of misogyny in the evil, MAGA-ridden United States today that she isn't even sure she will live through the month of September.  After all, you see all the far-Left Congresswomen being systematically picked off, right?  You don't?  Remember:  it's racist to judge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by the standards of actual reality.  The world-class fantasist, who thrilled us last year with her fears that the Jan. 6 "insurrectionists" were going to kill her and worse, painted a grim picture of life in the oppressive police state where the only thing a poor Hispanic girl from the Bronx has to look forward to is growing up to be a congresswoman and prospective presidential candidate and posing for glamor shots for GQ.

The Next Time You're Ready to ROFL at AOC.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known to most as AOC, is personally responsible for a cottage industry of funny memes, video parodies, and ROFL (i.e., rolling on the floor laughing) jokes, all at her expense.  Would you expect anything different from a beautiful woman who, with a sense of authority, speaks gibberish about serious issues facing the United States?  When laughing at the memes, though, remember that in the last century two others were initially mocked when they first came onto the political scene.  In their rise to power, both Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini seemed more like comic-strip villains than diabolical dictators.  From Hitler's wacky mustache to Mussolini's smirk and from Hitler's effeminate speaking mannerisms to Mussolini's standing with outstretched arms on his large hips, imagine all the funny memes and ROFL emojis had the internet been around in the 1930s.

AOC Is Really Bad At Pretending To Be A Criminal.  [Scroll down]  On Wednesday [7/20/2022], she joined several other congressional clowns to participate in a pro-abortion rally in Washington D.C. before being arrested for "Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding" by Capitol Police.  As she was being led away by the cops, she put her hands behind her back as if she was handcuffed.  But she clearly wasn't because only moments after beginning her walk with the officer, she raised her right hand to wave to the crowd before quickly putting it back in place again.

AOC Appears to Fake Having Handcuffs On While Being Removed by Police.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for her overt political grandstanding.  That being said, even for the New York Democrat, Tuesday's demonstration was a bit over-the-top.  AOC and other members of the so-called squad of progressive congresswomen were arrested for participating in an illegal pro-abortion protest at the Supreme Court.  While being led away by a Capitol police officer, she put her hands behind her back as if handcuffed.

AOC and Ilhan Omar Busted Pretending to Be Handcuffed During Protest Outside SCOTUS.  Reportedly "arrested" for "civil disobedience" — that is, blocking traffic — outside the Supreme Court in protest of the recent Dobbs decision, more than 30 radical Democrats, including several lawmakers, took their antics a bit too far beyond the point of believability.

AOC fakes being handcuffed after arrest at abortion rights protest.  Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly mocked on social media Tuesday after she put her arms behind her back to imitate being handcuffed following her arrest at a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court.  The Bronx and Queens Democratic lawmaker was gently escorted away by a Capitol Police officer — along with fellow city Rep. Carolyn Maloney — after blocking traffic outside the court building.

AOC's amateur-hour publicity stunt.  Yesterday, most mainstream media outlets reported that a number of Democrat representatives — including "Squad" members — were arrested outside the Supreme Court following protests against the Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v Wade.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), AKA AOC, was among those arrested for blocking traffic.  Reps.  Barbara Lee of California, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Cori Bush of Missouri, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Nydia Velazquez of New York, Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania, and Andy Levin of Michigan were among the other legislators arrested.  The Capitol Police said they had arrested 35 people, including 17 members of Congress, for "crowding, obstructing or incommoding."  Law enforcement officials said that the group had, despite warnings, refused to vacate the street, so they took action.

AOC laments 'insane' cost of being congresswoman despite $174,000 salary.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) lamented the cost of working as a member of Congress in an Instagram post despite her substantial congressional salary.  Members of Congress are required to occupy one residence in Washington, D.C., as well as one in the state from which they are representing, according to the New York Democrat.  This leads to "class dynamics" within Congress and causes economic strains for those who struggle to afford two residences, she argued.  "It's insanely expensive, there is no stipend or per diem for it, and you're not allowed to write it off even though your job forces you to have it.  This creates real class dynamics in the House," she wrote in a post on her Instagram story.  "Many sleep in their offices, but if you are caught, it could get bad for many reasons, including violations."

The Editor says...
If your life as a U.S. Representative is so tough, you don't have to run for re-election.  In fact, you can resign at any time.

Angry AOC Admits Capitol Police Held the Doors Wide Open on January 6.  Earlier Thursday, The Gateway Pundit reported that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had an epic meltdown after she was heckled by comedian Alex Stein on the Capitol steps.  Ocasio-Cortez wrote that she wanted to "deck" Stein.  Later she spoke to a reporter and posted a streaming video about the incident where she accused Capitol Police officers of conspiring with the January 6th rioters.  Ocasio-Cortez argued to Wu, saying police rousted Stein after pressure from her and House (Democrat) leadership, "FYI we had to escalate to House leadership to get them to stop him and run his info.  They did not until members intervened and pressed them to."  [Tweets]  Ocasio-Cortez spoke to a liberal reporter about the incident, accusing Capitol Police of working with the January 6th rioters.  In the video, AOC just made a confession saying that the Capitol Police opened the door wide on January 6.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seeks to Strip the Supreme Court of Its Constitutional Role.  It is utterly unsurprising that Ocasio-Cortez and cohorts have concocted this naked power trap to suit their satanic plans.  While this doesn't stand a chance of getting through even the House, let alone the Senate, it stands as a stark warning that modern liberalism is as drunk on the notion of seizing all power to itself as it is intent on murdering children.

The Mass Psychosis of Liberals.  Liberals have mastered the art of wanting to believe in a false reality, constructing a Bizarro Universe, while at the same time, excusing themselves for committing the very same transgressions against society and nature that they accuse others of doing. [... For example,] The Rich Don't Pay Their "Fair Share":  This one is especially risible, because it's so easily disproved with just the barest minimum of effort.  The top 1% of earners collect 21% of all the income earned in the country, yet they pay an astonishing 40% of all the income taxes paid in America.  As the most ridiculous of Squad members adorns herself in a designer dress costing several thousand dollars brandishing the words "Tax the Rich," she doesn't even realize that the rich already pay far more than their fair share, nor does she make the connection that her congressional salary puts her squarely in the "rich" category she so fervently disparages.

AOC sees fines pile up for 5-year-old unpaid tax warrant.  Fines are piling up for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over her failure to resolve a New York state tax warrant filed against her defunct business five years ago.  New York state filed a tax warrant against Brook Avenue Press, a children-focused publishing house Ocasio-Cortez founded in 2012, on July 6, 2017, to collect $1,618 in unpaid corporate taxes.  Ocasio-Cortez has yet to pay a penny of her overdue corporate taxes, causing the current balance of the tax warrant to swell by 52% to $2,461 as of Wednesday afternoon.

Living in a world of meaningless psycho-babble:
'There Is No Act Too Small': AOC Does Her Nails As Act Of 'Resistance'.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York took to Instagram Friday to tell followers that she will be getting a manicure as a form of "resistance" in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.  Representative Ocasio-Cortez explained that "personal acts of reclamation" can serve as personal forms of political protest even though people may feel powerless in light of the recent ruling, according to a tweet that reposted the New York congresswoman's story:  [Tweet]

AOC gets nails done as a 'personal act of reclamation' in 'resistance' to SCOTUS.  Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's fiery rhetoric over the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade has given way to her tendency to make everything about herself and her "personal act of reclamation" to protest the historic ruling was to have her nails done.  On Friday, the socialist diva took to Instagram to share a video with her avid fans claiming that even something as mundane as getting a manicure could be an act of resistance, quite possibly her most loopy statement yet but one which will serve to inspire her demoralized followers and satisfy her narcissistic craving for constant attention.

AOC Says it is Responsibility of Executive Branch and Legislative Branch "to put the supreme court in check".  In exactly 22 seconds during a late-night television appearance, Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showcased her lack of understanding how the United States government works.  Ms. AOC literally gets the construct of our government reversed.  According to AOC it is "the responsibility of the president and congress to put the Supreme Court in check."  Exactly the opposite is true.  It is the literal role and responsibility of the Supreme Court to check the constitutional validity of the legislative and executive branch.  The supreme court exists, almost exclusively, to keep the president and congress in check.  [Video clip]

AOC Wants to Abolish the Supreme Court 'for the Sake of the Planet'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated the Supreme Court should undergo "reforms" or be abolished "for the sake of the planet."  Moments after President Joe Biden announced in Europe that he supports a carveout to codify Roe v. Wade, a tactic that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has opposed, Ocasio-Cortez stated a "filibuster carveout is not enough."  "We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet," she claimed, retweeting a Thursday ruling by the Supreme Court that reduces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) scope of authority to regulate emissions.

AOC objects to the predominance of men in Congress.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York issued a tweet on Wednesday in which she apparently took issue with the proportion of men in the nation's legislature.  "Quick reminder that the US Congress is 73% male and that's the lowest it's ever been, in case you want 1 small contributing glimpse as to why Roe hasn't been treated w/ the urgency it deserved for ~50 years.  (And why our politics are so gross towards women & LGBT+ people overall)," the progressive congresswoman tweeted.

Late-Night Comedy Shows Went from Star-Studded Fun to Scripted Political Ads.  Watch, if you can, this moment from New York Congresscritter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" as she talks about the supreme court's "overreach."  Pay attention to her demeanor, cadence of speech, hand gestures, and body language.  [Tweet]  Now, watch this back and forth between two late-night legends, Jay Leno and Johnny Carson.  Notice the framing of the two stars, how they sit, where they frame their shoulders and even their hand gestures.  [Video clip]  Right off the bat, you'll likely notice some major differences.  Carson and Leno are relaxed and engaged with one another.  They're having fun.  Despite being on-air, they're not on the job. [...] AOC is not relaxed.  She is on the job.  She's addressing the audience directly, only giving Colbert mere moments before returning her full frame to the audience.  She has her palms together, pointing all of her fingers at the audience.  Her cadence gives away the fact that she's not answering a question improvisationally or engaging in random conversation, she's saying something she's practiced beforehand.

Ocasio-Cortez backs Warren, progressive call for Biden to consider abortion clinics on federal land.  Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backed a call by the her party's progressive wing, of which she is a member, to ask President Biden to consider opening abortion clinics on federal land, following the Supreme Court ruling days earlier that ended women's constitutional right to seek an abortion in every U.S. state.  "We have many ideas," the New York congresswoman said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."  "We have some ideas coming from Senator Warren's signed letter along with 25 other Democratic senators asking President Biden to explore opening health care clinics on federal lands in red states in order to help people access the health care and abortion.  Services that they need."  Moments after the Supreme Court of Friday ruled on a Mississippi abortion law that struck down the court's decades-old decision on Roe v. Wade that gave women the constitutional right for an abortion, Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her idea about using federal land.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Chants SCOTUS Dobbs Ruling Is 'Illegitimate'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined pro-abortion activists outside the Supreme Court Friday to protest the historic overturning of Roe v Wade by the nation's highest court.  Ocasio-Cortez can be seen chanting the word "illegitimate" in reference to the decision alongside activists, according to video footage shared by TPUSA contributor Drew Hernandez.  The New York Democrat was also seen shouting "into the streets," in an apparent call for Americans to partake in public demonstrations against the ruling.

AOC: $174,000 Congressional Salary Difficult on 'Working and Middle Class' Lawmakers.  The $174,000 congressional salary is difficult on "working and middle class" lawmakers, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) asserted this week on Instagram.  "Only 10 women in the history of the United States have ever given birth while serving in Congress. 10," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a story posted to her Instagram, referring to the U.S. House of Representatives as a "hostile place to have a baby," as vote schedules "pretty much" assume that no one has a family, as they change often and require frequent travel.

You can have "your truth" and select whatever pronouns you like, but you must use my adjectives!
AOC rips Dem lawmakers who refuse to use term 'Latinx'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed fellow Democrats who won't use the umbrella term "Latinx" to refer to Hispanic people and Latin Americans.  The New York Democrat said those in and out of her party who question the validity of the term are making other peoples' self-identification about themselves.

AOC Recalls 'Awakening' to Her Indigenous Roots, an Absurd Claim from the Puerto Rican 'Squad' Member who Is Not Native American.  On Saturday, infamous "Squad" member and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her connection to her "indigenous heritage" was awakened while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  Ocasio-Cortez made the comments in a reply on Instagram on Saturday.  The Congresswoman said she wanted to connect more with the ancestral roots of the Taíno Indians and that American Indian tribes welcomed her as family.

The Editor says...
I doubt if anyone welcomed her "as family."  They more likely welcomed her as a politician bearing government handouts.

Is the American Postmodern Left a Fascist Movement?  For my work in corporate social responsibility, I was recently reading The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi's critique of capitalism, when something he wrote gave me one of those really uncomfortable "Aha" moments.  Polanyi was discussing the alternatives to capitalism — left socialism and right socialism (which we call "Fascism").  His point was that these two socialisms were created to undo the disruptions of capitalism which had privileged "money power" to degrade human sociality into atomic individualism driven by self-seeking greed.  When I read his observation that the Fascist phase of anti-capitalism brought about "Irrational philosophies, racialist aesthetics, anti-capitalist demagogy, heterodox currency views, criticism of the party system, widespread disparagement of the 'regime'," I thought "How odd, that sounds just like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the postmodern Left."

Noted Defense Expert AOC Says US Should Be More 'Climate Defense Based'.  Welp, now that the left's "Defund the Police" movement has turned into a raging dumpster fire, the left's loony hood ornament, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who appears to know pretty much nothing about pretty much everything, has a new boogeyman this Earth Day:  "militarily and defense based" U.S. foreign policy. [...] Ocasio-Cortez knows zero about U.S. foreign policy, let alone diplomatic foreign policy.  [Tweet]  AOC is a radical-left, one-trick-pony — hopelessly addicted to "the existential threat to mankind," global-warming hysteria — who is incapable of objectivity and refraining from viewing everything on the planet through her climate-change tainted glasses.

AOC says January 6 riot was a 'trial run' and claims 'they're going to come back' if Republicans retake the House.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that the US Capitol riot last January was a 'trial run' and that Congress could come under attack again if Republicans regain a majority.  'If we lose the House, this is no joke — January 6 was a trial run and a lot of people don't seem to understand that,' the New York Democrat said at a town hall in Queens on Wednesday [4/20/2022].  'It was a trial run, and they're going to come back if they win the House,' she continued.  'The only reason it wasn't worse is because Democrats had the House, and they didn't have the votes.'

The Editor says...
Whenever a Republican makes such an outlandish claim, the phrase without evidence is included somewhere in the news reports.  But if a Socialist Democrat makes an unsubstantiated claim, no questions arise.

AOC, other progressives urged MTA not to hire new cops in 2019 letter.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and several fellow progressives vehemently opposed an MTA plan to hire 500 new cops to patrol the subways.  The 2019 letter from the lefty group has come under new scrutiny after a shooting rampage in a Brooklyn subway left at least 30 injured and caused mass panic.  "In our view desperately needed resources would be better invested in subway, bus, maintenance and service improvements," the letter read.  "We are urging the MTA to divest from this current model of criminalization."  The letter warned of the "historic racial disparities in enforcement" and claimed that "communities of color" would be unfairly targeted by the new officers.

Amazon Union Organizers Say AOC Abandoned Them as She Celebrates Their Victory.  Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island voted to unionize last week, and some of them say Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) abandoned them.  The facility has made headlines since 2020, when workers first began to complain of conditions.  Christian Smalls, who attempted to start a union, was fired.  In February, he was arrested after he was asked to leave the facility.  Last Friday, the Amazon Labor Union he helped found reported workers voted 1518 to 1154 to unionize.  Ocasio-Cortez, whom union organizers have said had their support before abandoning them, celebrated on Twitter.

AOC stands exposed, once again.  Most people remember last year's Met Gala, which the New York Times called "the party of the year" not only for the ostentatious display but for the blatant hypocrisy displayed by myriad Democrat attendees.  A perfect example of this band of hypocrites is the leader of 'The Squad', Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  During the day she pontificates about the dire need to uplift the poor, the downtrodden, minorities, and her favorite illegal immigrants.  AOC relentlessly whines about income inequality and the need for draconian tax measures against the affluent.  The issues she stands for always have three-word slogans such as 'Tax the Rich, 'Defund the Police' etc.  AOC even pulled a Smollett when she exaggerated her "traumatic experience" from the Capitol protests, claiming Trump supporters were hunting for her and that she feared rape.  Later, facts emerged that she was not at the site, but at a nearby office building.  She also has an inflated opinion of herself.

We Also Are at War as LGBTQ and Other Extremist Cultural Enemies Seek to Destroy Our Way of Life.  Our culture and history are not assured.  Colleges successfully destroy so many.  With almost all liberal-arts department chairmanships and social-sciences tenured professorships locked two decades and more for the Campus Left, a generation has been decimated. [...] AOC is not merely an idiot but a metaphor for her generation, reflecting a four-year "education" costing $160,000 to $200,000 — graduating cum laude in economics — yet not understanding civics, how math works, nor core aspects of American history.  Nor economics. [...] As for AOC-as-Metaphor, she boldly asserts:
  [#1]   The 22nd Amendment passed Congress in 1947 and was ratified in 1951 to stop FDR, who died in 1945, from seeking a fifth term in 1952.
  [#2]   American ICE agents providing shelter, food, and medicines to undocumented aliens at our Southern border are akin to WWII Nazis, and the shelters are equivalent to Dachau and Auschwitz.
  [#3]   Our planet will end in nine years.  Democracy in America will end in ten years.
  [#4]   The surge in crime — including Chicago Saturday night drive-bys, Los Angeles homeless randomly stabbing store clerks to death in fashion boutiques, and New Yorkers pushed off subway station platforms — all directly are the result of a child-care tax benefit ending, requiring parents to pay for baby formula. [...]

FEC two-year probe finds AOC and her former chief of staff didn't 'properly' disclose at least $1M in campaign expenses.  The Federal Election Commission's investigation into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign found that it and her former chief of staff did not 'properly' disclose about $1 million in expenses — but a bipartisan panel voted to give them a pass, according to filings.  The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a conservative watchdog group, had alleged in 2019 that Ocasio-Cortez's former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, funneled more than $1 million in contributions to Democrats through two PACs he controlled during her run for Congress in 2018.  While the FEC found that Chakrabarti did, in fact, fail to 'properly disclose the purpose of the disbursements' made to the Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats PACs, a panel of three Democrats and three Republicans decided to dismiss the NLPC's complaint, according to filings made public this week.

Former Clarence Thomas Clerk:  Judges Are Never Asked To Recuse Themselves Over Political Views.  It's so predictable.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has now threatened Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign or else face impeachment.  Leftists in Congress and the media hyperventilate over every tidbit showing that Justice Thomas's wife, Ginni, is involved in national conservative politics — most recently, that she pushed for integrity in the 2020 election.  This isn't news, and it has nothing to do with Justice Thomas's ability to be a fair and impartial jurist.  Yet the Left breathlessly deploys false and double standards because they are desperate to attack the justice who has been faithful to the United States Constitution they are constantly trying to hijack for their own political agenda.  In a country based on self-government, citizens must be informed about what their government is doing.  Because the media won't report this nonstory accurately, here are the facts. [...]

No, AOC, Humans Are Not Killing the Earth.  By 2050, there will be nearly ten billion human beings on the planet. [...] From an environmental perspective, 10 billion humans seems an unacceptable number.  For radicals like AOC, here are two solutions.  One is to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of every human being on the planet.  This could be accomplished by mandating electric vehicles or no car at all, and by using taxation and zoning to force humans into smaller, more efficient apartments.  But housing and transportation would not be enough.  It would be necessary to slash electricity and other utility usages, since power plants are the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, and to outlaw animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy.  It would also be necessary to limit travel and restrict land use so as to return land to its state of nature.  All of these "solutions" have been proposed, and in some places implemented, but alone, they will not reduce carbon emissions to any perceptible extent, since humans will go on requiring food, shelter, heat, electricity, and other services that produce emissions.  If you believe that carbon poses an existential threat to life on Earth, you must consider option #2.  That option is to reduce the number of human beings on Earth, be it by forced sterilization, birth control, abortion, or voluntary or mandatory euthanasia.

Government watchdog group sues over AOC fundraising complaint dismissal.  A government watchdog group is suing the Federal Election Commission after the agency dismissed its 2019 complaint alleging that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's campaign failed to disclose hundreds of thousand in fundraising expenses and violated campaign contribution limits.  The National Legal and Policy Center filed its lawsuit Friday against the federal agency in Washington DC federal court, blasting a six-member investigations panel — made up of three Democrats and three Republicans — for not providing a reason for its dismissal of the complaint.  The 36-page March 4, 2019 complaint filed against Ocasio Cortez, campaign treasurer Frank Llewellyn and former chief of staff Chaikat Sakrabarti, among others, alleged that Sakrabarti funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two of his own companies.

The child tax credit is a ruse.  The firebrand congressional Squad leader known on the streets as AOC recently said, "Gee, the child-tax credit just ran out on December 31, and now people are stealing baby formula."  She said this in response to the NYPD announcing the arrest of twelve known shoplifters with a combined 23 outstanding warrants for stealing formula, diapers, and other items they easily resold on the streets.  It's a false flag — the expired child tax credit has nothing to do with shoplifting in New York City.  There was no cash advance child tax credit in 2020, and shoplifting offenses declined 9% from the prior year.  However, in 2021, when parents were paid by the Biden administration for their progeny, shoplifting in New York increased by 6%.  If AOC were intellectually honest and used her student loan-funded elite eastern college degree in economics, she would see there is no correlation or causation between the CTC and shoplifting.

AOC Whispers to Her Followers That Most People Don't Know What Capitalism Is.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York suggested in a recent social media post that most people "don't really know what capitalism is."  In a Thursday Instagram story, the progressive congresswoman whispered a "secret" to her followers.  "Let me tell you a secret," Ocasio-Cortez said in a whisper.  "Most people don't really know what capitalism is.  Most people don't even know what socialism is.  But most people are not capitalists, because they don't have capitalist money.  They're not billionaires."  "The label doesn't matter as much as talking about policies," she continued, still whispering.  "That's easier to understand.  Do you think people should die because they can't afford insulin?  Do you think that fossil fuel CEOs should decide whether the planet gets set on fire?  Me neither."

AOC Goes off the Deep End of Crazy Conspiracies, Links Fossil Fuel Extraction Sites to Kidnapping Indigenous Women.  Every time this woman speaks she seems to make her last dimwitted idea seem less dumb compared to the new one she says.  Now she's trying to go after the fossil fuel companies by insinuating they're part of the kidnapping problem among indigenous women and women of color.  There are moments when you have to wonder if the people who are creating the laws in this country are all as dumb as this bartender turned politician via a casting call.  [Video clip]

AOC plays victim card with student loans while living large.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has often spotlighted her own student loans since entering Congress, personalizing a hot-button issue to decry a system that saddles millions of people with debt coming out of school.  However, unlike most Americans struggling to pay off student loans, Ocasio-Cortez, 32, has spent her money lavishly and appears to be in a position to pay off her full debt at any time, according to a review of her student loan history.  As of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez owed between $15,001 and $50,000 in federal student loans, according to her most recent personal financial disclosure report, which was filed in August 2021.  That debt was incurred from August 2007 to May 2011.  Student loans are often paid off under a 10-year plan.  In December, however, Ocasio-Cortez said she had "over $17,000" in student loan debt.

AOC calls Biden's SOTU speech a 'lost opportunity' for failing to promote renewable energy.  U.S. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said President Joe Biden's State of the Union address 'left a little to be desired' for Democrats because he did not push issues like renewable energy, student loan debt, education or immigration.  The New York Democrat said Biden's speech on Tuesday, where he focused on COVID recovery and the conflict in the Ukraine, failed to capitalize on moving away from Russian oil by committing to green energy.  'I think it was a lost opportunity,' Ocasio-Cortez, 32, told MSNBC.  'There is profound bipartisan support to a long-term shift away from fossil fuels.'  She added that Biden had glossed over issues of 'crisis in education,' student loan debt and immigration, key issues that she said deserved the Democratic party's focus.

Left-wing Ignorance On Display:  AOC's Juvenile Visions of Capitalism and Socialism.  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC), US Representative (14th district of New York) holds that capitalism, the economic system in our United States that people from all over the world risk life and limb to enter any way they can, is "irredeemable." [...] For AOC, capitalism is "essentially" about greed and dictatorship over the workers.  By contrast, socialism is not concerned with anything so mundane is attempting to make working conditions cleaner, safer or better paying.  Socialists are concerned about something much grander, namely, a "transformation," almost like the miraculous transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, from the mundane real world in which we live into a completely new and better world in which wealth and creativity spring up like mushrooms from the fertile socialist soil.

AOC suggestion to rename Queens post office angers LGBTQ leaders.  A proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to consider renaming a Queens post office that honors LGBTQ rights pioneers is sparking outrage among local activists.  Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens, Bronx) is soliciting suggestions for the Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building in Jackson Heights, a representative for the congresswoman's office told Community Board 3 in Queens last week.  Jeanne Manford is considered to have been the first parent to march with their child in an LGBTQ parade a half century ago.  She went on to found PFLAG, the country's first LGBTQ group designed to build solidarity between parents and LGBTQ children, with support from her husband, Jules.  A name change would "erase our history," fumed former City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Queens), who worked with AOC's predecessor Joseph Crowley to name the post office for the Manfords five years ago.

The Editor says...
There's only one acceptable solution in this case:  Build another post office across the street from the Manford Post Office Building.  And paint it pink.  And light it up with rainbow colors at night.  And fly some obscure variation of a rainbow flag next to the U.S. flag — or instead of it.  Then make sure that all the window clerks are outlandishly non-standard, non-binary transvestites.

AOC slams NYPD for arresting 12 shoplifters.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at the NYPD and her colleagues in Congress over the arrests of 12 shoplifters for stealing diapers and baby formula in the Bronx, saying the removal of the child tax credit by the federal government was to blame for the crime.  The shoplifters stole $1,800 worth of diapers, baby wipes, laundry detergent and other household goods which are easy to resell on the streets.  In a response from a tweet from NYPD announcing the arrets, Ocasio-Cortez fired back at cops:  'It's much easier to frame people who steal baby formula and medicine as monsters to be jailed than acknowledge our politics and economic priorities create conditions where people steal baby formula to survive.'

The 12 shoplifters AOC defended after they stole diapers and formula are repeat offenders.  The accused New York City shoplifters that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended as struggling families forced into a life of crime due to lack of federal support are actually repeat offenders who have lengthy rap sheets.  After a string of shoplifting thefts of retail stories in the Bronx, NYPD officers in the 44th Precinct arrested a dozen people on February 8, 9, 11 and 12.  Police touted the arrest on Twitter with photos of the arresting officers and the $1,800 worth of household goods, including diapers, recovered.  In response, Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the upper middle class Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and portions of the Bronx, cast doubt on the legitimacy of the arrests, suggesting that police had gone after impoverished people who were stealing to supply their own babies with diapers and formula.

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If all the defendants did was steal diapers and baby formula, they might get light sentences at their criminal trials.  That's what juries are for.  But at that point, the prosecutor can tell the jury about the tattoos, cigarettes, cell phones, and other items the defendants have recently purchased.  And please tell the jury about that poor baby of yours who needs $1,800 worth of diapers.

AOC Says Capitalism 'Not A Redeemable System;' Redeemable, Evidently:  Her Being in Charge.  Capitalism is a system based on a free-market economy in which an individual may own his or her own business.  So you have a choice, some might say:  Your business can be owned by you, or it can be owned by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Her vote:  her.  An increasing number of peoples' vote:  her.

AOC says capitalism does not benefit the vast majority of Americans and is a system run by a wealthy minority.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said capitalism is 'not a redeemable system' for Americans and represents a 'pursuit of profit' with disregard for any human, environment and social consequences run by an elite minority.  The New York democratic socialist slammed the US economy during an interview with Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer on Thursday, explaining that it was controlled by a small group of capitalists who make money and 'don't have to work.'  'They can control our labor.  They can control massive markets that they dictate and can capture governments,' Ocasio-Cortez, 32, said.

These Woke Pols Want Student Loans Forgiven — Including Their Own.  Many of the woke politicians who have pushed for student-loan cancellation are themselves hip-deep in school debt, federal records reviewed by The [New York] Post show.  Most members of "The Squad" — the coterie of socialist legislators led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — fall into this category.  Collectively, they owe between $180,004 and $400,000 in student loans, the records show.  Rep. Ocasio-Cortez had a balance of between $15,001 and $50,000 in federal student loans as of 2020, according to her most recent personal financial disclosure.  Despite her $174,000 annual salary, the economics major hasn't paid off her balance, despite a zero percent interest rate and no payments due since March 2020.

AOC reveals she has COVID and is suffering symptoms of virus after partying maskless at Miami drag brunch.  Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has caught COVID — days after she was snapped partying maskless at a Miami drag brunch.  The Bronx Representative, 32, made the announcement on her official Twitter page Sunday night, sharing a statement on House of Representatives headed paper which said: 'Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19.  'She is experiencing symptoms and is recovering at home.  The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance.'

AOC tests positive for COVID-19 after partying in Miami maskless.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from her office on Sunday night.  According to a statement, the congresswoman is recovering from the virus at home and is experiencing symptoms.  Ocasio-Cortez received her booster shot in the fall, according to the statement.  The positive coronavirus test comes shortly after the congresswoman was seen without a mask in a Miami bar, according to video that circulated on social media.

Dinosaur vs. Ditz:  Hillary vs.  AOC in 2024?  Old Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are bad enough, but according to Dick Morris, a former Clinton adviser, it's going to get worse:  Morris thinks 2024 is going to feature a showdown between Hillary Clinton and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Mean Girls) for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.  Grab the popcorn, and the Xanax.  As everyone knows, the incumbents are damaged goods.  Nobody likes Old Joe, who will be about 120 years old if he even makes it to 2024, and Kamala Harris has failed spectacularly at one of the easiest jobs on the planet.  Meanwhile, Hillary has been increasingly obvious lately in positioning herself for 2024, while the winsome Ocasio-Cortez turns the required age of 35 on Oct. 13, 2024.

AOC Staffer:  Israel [is] a 'Racist European Ethnostate Built on Stolen Land'.  One of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) staffers called Israel a "racist European ethnostate built on stolen land" in one of his social media posts.  Hussain Altamimi is a legislative assistant to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who joined the office last month.  He reportedly shared a picture of himself with the Congresswoman on Instagram, adding the caption, "New beginnings," in November.

AOC Caught In Miami Beach As New York City Hits Record Coronavirus Cases, Report Says.  Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) was reportedly caught in Miami Beach on Thursday evening as New York City was decimated by a record number of coronavirus cases.  National Review reported that, according to photographs obtained by the publication, Ocasio-Cortez was "seated outside Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach Thursday afternoon, raising a cocktail in one hand and checking her phone in another." [...] Ocasio-Cortez's decision to hangout in the red state of Florida amid the historic number of coronavirus cases in the city that she represents comes after she repeatedly attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for briefly going to Cancun, Mexico, earlier this year as the state of Texas dealt with a storm crisis.

AOC Freaks Out Over Criticism of Her Vacationing in Florida.  Democrats will rarely tell you the truth, but they will usually show you who they are with their actions.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a perfect example of that as she currently vacations in the free state of Florida during her home state of New York's biggest COVID wave of the pandemic.  Again, the elites are nowhere near as scared of COVID as they demand you be.  As RedState reported this morning, pictures surfaced of the Democrat congresswoman kicking back in Miami with her boyfriend.  But while that wouldn't necessarily be noteworthy on its own, AOC's past statements have made it so because, as it turns out, she's a raging hypocrite.

While Omicron Rages in NYC, AOC Caught Dining Maskless in DeSantis's Florida.  New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fell into a delicious trap set by herself and other Democrats who are criticizing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of being "MIA" amid the surge in Covid cases in the Sunshine State.  Unfortunately for the Democrats, even with the spike in positive tests, fewer people are actually dying, which kind of puts a crimp in their "DeSantis wants to kill people" narrative.

AOC escapes Big Apple's restrictive COVID mandates to dine maskless in Miami.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the face of progressive Democrats in Congress, appeared fine with having a maskless meal in Miami Beach, Florida, on Thursday, despite staunchly supporting mask and vaccine mandates that the state is known to forego.  The 'Squad' member shared a drink and a laugh with an unknown dining guest at Doraku Sushi and Izakaya, according to photos shared by the National Review.  Ocasio-Cortez was dragged on Twitter by conservatives joking about her strict stance on COVID protocols, including a Twitter account devoted to and endorsed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, which invited her to 'enjoy a taste of freedom' in the Sunshine State.

AOC and Pelosi in open spat about Congress members trading in stocks.  Finally, I have an issue on which I can agree with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The young solon from New York City is still jaded enough to call out the obvious conflicts of interest when members of Congress trade stocks over whose fates they may have inside information.  She is directly confronting her party's leader on the House, someone whose own daughter has warned of her ability to exact revenge ("she'll cut your head off").  Speaker Pelosi, for her part, has seen her husband accumulate a large fortune while she engaged in what is laughably called "public service."

AOC Says Dems Can't Win in 2022 if They Don't Prioritize Student Debt, Other Progressive Items.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that Democrats must focus on progressive priorities such as ending the filibuster and canceling student debt and that members of her party are "delusional" if they think they can win in 2022 without addressing these issues.  The congresswoman claimed Friday in a Twitter thread that Democrats would have a poor showing in next year's midterm elections if they do not push progressive agenda items including student debt cancelations, ending the filibuster, passing the Build Back Better Act, allowing the child tax credit to expire and offering a path to citizenship.

AOC blasted for doubting 'smash-and-grab' heists; retail org. says she 'has no idea what she's talking about'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being criticized after she appeared to suggest that so-called "smash-and-grab" robberies, which have been on the increase across the country but especially in California, were not really occurring.  "A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out," the self-described Democratic socialist from New York said in an interview with The Washington Times last week.  "I believe it's a Walgreens in California who cited it, but the data didn't back it up," she went on to claim.  Videos of the robberies have frequently gone viral on social media.

Fifty years ago, before surveillance cameras (and the internet) were everywhere, she might have gotten away with this gaslighting:
GOP, businesses slam AOC for doubting existence of smash-and-grab robberies: 'Tone-deaf and offensive'.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slammed by Republicans and business leaders following an interview where she cast doubt on whether rampant smash-and-grabs are actually occurring.  "A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out," Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with The Washington Times last week.  "I believe it's a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn't back it up," she added.  The comments sparked pushback from retail leaders and Republican lawmakers, including from Walgreens.

AOC Claims Those Organized Smash and Grabs on Stores You're Seeing Aren't Real.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez often seems to be living on another planet with the takes that she frequently has.  But she had one this past week that was a truly mind-bending departure from reality.  AOC told the Washington Times that "a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out."  "I believe it's a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn't back it up," she said.  Now, she says this in the face of numerous videos and reports of smash and grabs in Democratic cities across the country, in particular a spurt of such criminal actions in California.  So, it's fantasy to deny them.

Nancy Pelosi, AOC Demonize Fossil Fuels in Glasgow as Kamala Harris Lands in Paris, [and is] Met by [a] 20-Car Motorcade.  Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Paris on Tuesday and was transported from the fossil-fuel powered Air Force Two to a huge motorcade ahead of meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders.  "VP Kamala Harris's police-escorted 20-some vehicle motorcade cruised from the airport past the Eiffel Tower and through the Place de la Concorde," a Bloomberg reporter tweeted. [...] Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and an entourage of Democrats, including Green New Deal promoter Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), also flew to the United Nation's COP26 climate change summit.

Why Progressives Ruin Democrats.  Earlier this year, Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went, unmasked, to the swanky Met Gala, wearing a dress emblazoned with the words, "Tax the Rich," and surrounded by masked help, including a man subserviently holding the dress train.  Progressive "fact checkers" pointed out that somebody else paid for Ocasio-Cortez's $35,000 ticket, as though that made her behavior less elitist.

Must see TV: When pressed to explain what she means by 'the occupation of Palestine' AOC admits that she doesn't know.  Despite graduating from Boston University cum laude, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is eternally sophomoric, always confident in the wisdom of her views notwithstanding serious limitations to her knowledge base.  The word "sophomoric" derives from the tendency of college students with just a bit of education — an introduction to higher learning, but no advanced courses yet — to presume they know everything.  They learn the theories before they learn their limitations.  The woman formerly known as Sandy Cortez, when she worked as a barmaid before entering Congress, apparently rarely gets challenged to back up her assertions. [...] I am rather certain that when she was pouring drinks, her male customers rarely if ever challenged her to back up what she might have said about the world beyond the watering hole.  That's why it is so entertaining to watch her grapple with being asked to back up one of her sweeping statements, in this case a cliché about purported Palestinian oppression, by Margaret Hoover on a PBS set.

Did AOC just accuse her fellow lawmakers of endangering her safety?  [Scroll down]  Perhaps she thinks this is the best way to excuse her own vote, which she changed at the very last minute to "present" to avoid having to take a legislative stand on the issue one way or the other.  Or maybe Ocasio-Cortez is trying to pin the blame on her fellow lawmakers, almost all of whom opposed the "Squad's" attempt at derailing the funding package.  Given Ocasio-Cortez's affinity for performative self-victimization, she's probably trying to do both.  She doesn't want to own up to the fact that she caved to political pressure.  She wants everyone to believe the rest of Congress, including members of her own party, are out to get her.  It's always everyone else's fault, never hers.  She needs to grow up.  Not one person's safety was put at risk during that vote.  What did happen is that she and some of her other buddies who opposed the Iron Dome funding were rightly called out for peddling antisemitic rhetoric.  And if she can't handle some well-placed criticism, she ought to consider whether she's in the right profession.

AOC calls for release of all Rikers inmates amid 'inhumane' jail conditions.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other House Democrats from New York called on Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Hochul Tuesday to release all inmates held on Rikers Island, citing a long-running pattern of "human right violations" at the jail.  Ocasio-Cortez made the extraordinary demand in a letter to de Blasio and Hochul issued jointly with Reps.  Jamaal Bowman, Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler, who chairs the powerful House Judiciary Committee.  In addition to freeing the roughly 6,000 inmates on the island, the four lawmakers wrote that the jail itself should be "immediately" shuttered and federal funding for its operations seized.

Left Leans Into Champagne Socialism.  "Tax the rich" reads a dress worn by a socialist congresswoman at an exclusive New York City gala that typically costs $35,000 to get into.  The now infamous dress worn by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who appears not to understand the irony or really even the definition of irony, was made by a company deep in tax debt in three states (in part for not paying out workers' compensation insurance to employees).  Being aligned with socialists in 2021 apparently means looking like the decadent elite in "The Hunger Games," dodging taxes, and stiffing workers.  In response to criticism, Ocasio-Cortez said that politicians have to attend the event "due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city's cultural institutions that serve the public."  She added that the criticisms are just the latest example of how her body is "policed from all corners politically."  We're to believe that Ocasio-Cortez's appearance at the Met Gala was just being done for you, the people.  And by the way, anyone who criticizes this decision is a sexist.

Comrade AOC launches "Tax the Rich" merch collection after Met Gala appearance.  Socialist comrade AOC might be one of the most successful capitalists of all time:  [Tweet]  ["]Ocasio-Cortez launched a line of campaign merchandise called the "Tax The Rich Collection" after she wore a dress to the Met Gala emblazoned with the message "Tax The Rich."  While Ocasio-Cortez insisted that the dress was a message to the attendees of the Met Gala, the self-described democratic socialist received heavy criticism for seemingly hobnobbing with the class of people she claimed to be against.["]

New footage shows AOC being waited on by masked 'servant class' before Met GalaVogue has released a fawning video showing New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prepping for the ball last Monday.  It shows her walking into the room wearing her now-notorious "Tax the Rich" ball gown, while masked attendants and staff tell her how beautiful she looks.  [Video clip]  AOC's big smile is made all the more apparent by the masks that cover the faces of the staff attending to her.  Her boyfriend smiles, unmasked, as well.

AOC's 'Tax the Rich' dress designer Aurora James owes debt in multiple states.  Designer Aurora James called her "Tax the Rich" dress for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "powerful message" — but it's not one she has taken to heart.  The 37-year-old fashionista who made waves at the Met Gala with Democratic-Socialist AOC last week is a notorious tax deadbeat with unpaid debts dogging her in multiple states, records show.  Most of luxe-living James' arrears center on Cultural Brokerage Agency, an LLC she formed in 2011 to serve as the parent company of her fashion brand, which today is known as Brother Vellies. [...] The company racked up three open tax warrants in New York state for failing to withhold income taxes from employees' paychecks totaling $14,798, the state Department of Taxation and Finance told The [New York] Post.  The debts — which were incurred before the pandemic — stem from 2018 and 2019.  The company has been hit with 15 warrants in total since 2015.

After AOC's Met Gala stunt, I'm officially done with Democrats.  WANTED: one honest, decent, middle-class politician who doesn't want to be a rich celebrity.  Just imagine Bronx-born, feminist Democratic Rep. Bella Abzug showing up to a $35,000-a-plate dinner in a dress that cost more than some people in her district made a year?  And then staying for the pathetic vegan dinner to hobnob with the unimaginably wealthy celebrities and other "elites"?  That's what Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did at the Met Gala on Monday, [...]

Designer clothing brand that devised AOC's 'Tax the Rich' Met Gala dress doesn't even pay its OWN taxes!.  The 37-year-old fashion designer behind Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's controversial 'Tax the Rich' dress she wore at the Met Gala has been accused of avoiding paying taxes her business owes, and has debts in multiple states.  Aurora James said the dress sent a 'powerful message' but her own delinquent tax bills appear to show she didn't take it to heart.  The successful designer's debts are mostly owed by an LLC she formed in 2011 — Cultural Brokerage Agency — to serve as the parent company of her fashion brand, Brother Vellies.  According to the New York Post, as Beyonce, Rihanna and Meghan Markle became fan favorites of James's luxury brand, the company racked up three open tax warrants in New York state for for failing to withhold income taxes from employees' paychecks totaling $14,798.

Sadly, There is No Cure For Stupid.  To AOC, who thought it would be a good idea by making herself the center of attention wearing a deprecating gown to the Met Gala, Looking like a Chic-Fil-A take-out bag.  Her white dress with the red lettering telling all to "Tax the Rich" was a popular target of the Paparazzi.  AOC was eating up the attention until she learned that she enjoyed the night right into an ethics violation.  AOC and her date were comped the $35.000 tickets, which is what triggered the outrage.  Now she gets to defend this #70,000 gift, and maybe at the same time, she can explain why none of the Rich and Famous needed a mask while the servers' faces were masked.  To AOC, You are Welcome.  Your violation highlights just how tone-deaf you are, and you will still get re-elected.

Masks for waiters and servants — but not for AOC and the rest.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Moscow) may be so dumb she hadn't heard of John Maynard Keynes's famous (-ly wrong) prophecy about a 15-hour work week until years after graduating college with an economics degree (and also thought his name was "Milton Keynes"), but she is in a class of her own when she's doing her job, which is getting people to look at her.  In a room full of dimwit divas at Fifth Avenue's annual irony-free version of the Zoolander walk-off, Ocasio-Cortez easily bested them all.  During the Met Costume Gala, the sole object is to get looked at by the most people, and AOC's Tax the Rich dress was probably looked at by more people than all the others combined. [...] Lost in all the marveling at AOC's cheek and/or cheeks was that the peons at the event (which required vaccinations) were wearing masks, but the celebrities got to schmooze and kiss and hug and clink glasses without ever smearing their makeup on face masks.  Does the Delta variant care if you were once on the cover of Vogue or had a hit song?

AOC is a hot glue-gun mess.  [Scroll down]  How noble of AOC to volunteer to be a social-media punching bag for what she considers a good cause.  Never mind that most of her constituents, who comprise some of the poorest parts of the city, have probably never even been to the Met, let alone heard of its annual gala.  In an interview from the red carpet that evening, AOC declared that the dress, you see, draws attention to 'what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met.'  Like most huddled and downtrodden working class women of color, AOC has 12.7 million Twitter followers and was speaking to a reporter from Vogue. 'We can't just play along, we need to challenge some of the institutions,' she continued.  It wasn't the text that made the outfit so cringe-inducing.  It was the dress itself:  dingy chiffon hot-glued to the bottom of some two-tone crinoline satin slip.  The edges weren't pressed down and they puckered.  It fit like an old sock, but AOC didn't see any of that.

The Masking of the Servant Class:  Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace.  [Scroll down]  Much of the attention on Monday night was devoted to the appearance on the red carpet by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).  The usual horde of embittered online nay-sayers and envious party-poopers tried implying that there was something incongruous about a socialist politician gleefully participating in the most vulgar tribute to capitalism and social inequality to emerge since the walled-off galas thrown by the French aristocracy at the Palace of Versailles. [...] Fortunately, many of AOC's most devoted socialist supporters stepped forth with passionate defenses of their leader.  As they pointed out, AOC had painted onto the back of her pristine white gown — in perfectly proportioned and tastefully scrolled red ink highlighting the stunning virtues of the designer dress' silhouette — a leftist phrase, Tax the Rich, that not only assaulted the Biden-supporting liberal celebrities in attendance but made them feel endangered in their own habitat, as if their wealth and privilege were being imperiled not from afar but from one of their own, from within.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez starts to sound desperate about her Met Gala extravaganza.  After showing in a custom evening gown at the Met Gala extravaganza, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is starting to sound nervous[.]  After all, her appearance in the pricey one-of-a-kind evening gown at the celebrity-studded event didn't go over as she'd planned.  Her gown had spray-painted on it the words "Tax the Rich" on its backside.  It reeled in the charges of hypocrisy.  I wrote about that here yesterday, and the fallout is continuing.  So now we get this, justification after justification after justification, for her soirée eating the rarified food and dancing the dance, and drinking the stuff, and doing the air kisses with all the celebrity beautiful people.  [Tweets]

Woman of the people:  The cost of AOC's Met Gala shoes could have fed an American family for a month.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her fashion debut this week in a dazzling appearance at the annual Met Gala, wowing attendees of the $30,000-per-ticket event with a stunning gown that called for the government to "tax the rich."  [Tweet]  Though the self-declared socialist has taken a lot of heat for wearing the bespoke Brother Vellies dress to the event, little attention has been paid to her shoe ensemble, which, according to Vogue, consisted of "a pair of red shoes from Brother Vellies, with long laces and bright flowers along the heel."  [Photo]  Those really pop!  Judging from Brother Vellies's website, the company's line of ribbon-adorned high-heeled shoes hover around $615.  Assuming that the representative's footwear for the evening did not rise above that baseline, that mean's Ocasio-Cortez's shoes for the Met event cost significantly more than the low end of an American husband and wife's average monthly food budget, according to the USDA.

AOC slapped with ethics complaint for accepting free Met Gala tickets.  A conservative group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday's Met Gala, where she wore a custom gown that said "Tax the Rich."  The self-declared socialist congresswoman drew broad social media scorn for partying at the elite, $35,000-per-ticket event while presenting herself as their rabble-rousing foe.  Thomas Jones, founder of the American Accountability Foundation, wrote in an ethics complaint that he believes Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, broke House rules by accepting "an impermissible gift" of free tickets to attend the annual gala, which also was attended by fellow New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney.  Although House rules allow members to accept free tickets to charity events directly from event organizers, Jones argues that the Met Gala doesn't count because the guest list is curated by a private company, media giant Condé Nast.

'Tax The Rich' AOC Wore $450 Earrings, $600 Shoes To Met Gala:  Report.  Rep. Alexandria-Cortez may have worn a dress emblazoned "Tax the Rich" to Monday's Met Gala, but she was also wearing earrings reputedly valued at $450 and shoes reportedly valued at roughly $614.  The "Tax the Rich" dress designed by Aurora James was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Daily Mail noted, adding that the 14-karat designer Mejuri jewelry gold hoop earrings were listed as worth $450 and the open-toed red shoes from James' Brother Vellies fashion line were valued at roughly $614.  Ocasio-Cortez also carried a James purse that also featured the "Tax the Rich" mantra.

AOC Hit with Ethics Complaint for Free Tickets to NYC's Ultra-Elite Met Gala.  Far-left Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slapped with an ethics complaint this week for allegedly violating Congressional guidelines by accepting free tickets to New York City's ultra-exclusive Met Gala soiree.  "A conservative group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday's Met Gala, where she wore a custom gown that said 'Tax the Rich," reports the NY Post.

AOC's Glorious 'Animal Farm' Moment At The Met Gala.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed her true colors, and her complete lack of self-awareness, at Monday night's Met Gala.  Ocasio-Cortez thought it was a brave and stunning idea to wear a dress emblazoned with the slogan "Tax the Rich" at an event where a single ticket costs $30,000 and a table will run you around $275,000.  The designer of the dress, Aurora James, is romantically involved with Benjamin Bronfman, a member of the Lehman family and whose net worth is estimated at over $100 million.  As an added bonus, all but a small portion of Ocasio-Cortez's Gala ticket is tax deductible.  While partying away the conspicuously maskless hours hobnobbing with the ultra-rich, Ocasio-Cortez took a moment to reflect on why she had chosen to make such a stunning and brave statement at a party attended almost exclusively by supporters of the Democratic Party.

AOC Just Bought Herself More Trouble With Her Attendance at Met Gala and 'Tax the Rich' Dress.  We reported earlier on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wearing a designer dress that said "Tax the Rich" at the Met Gala, where a ticket to attend costs at least $30,000.  She was called out for her hypocrisy by people like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump, Jr. because she and the other guests flouted the masks required for the indoor event, while the "help" all had to be masked, and because she was partying with the rich who she was attacking.  [Tweets]  If there is any clearer picture of hypocrisy, I don't know what it would be as we watch the socialist, trying to make a point attacking the rich, while partying with them, going to an elite event and being waited on.

AOC is absolutely full of [it].  The truth is that Cortez is just another phony using her "tax the rich" theme as an excuse for her to cruise shoulder to shoulder among the bourgeoise.  Her single most notable achievement was to ward off 25,000 Amazon jobs from her district.  Now she's a celebrity and she is enjoying every second of Hollywood type attention while thinking she's fooling us all.

The full Versailles:  Met Gala ruling class pour on the hypocrisy — led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In the decrepit, doddering Joe Biden era, the odor of decay, decadence, and borrowed glory from the entitled ruling class is the order of the day based on what was seen at last night's Met Gala, "the party of the year" according to the New York Times.  Nobody embodied that better than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wore a custom-designed white evening gown graffitied with 'Tax the Rich' in red spray paint on the back of it, just perfect for an event brimming with the superrich.  She knows they like that 'beat me, beat me' vibe and blathered to a credulous press about being there to show 'what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met.'  Maybe she could have consulted the dark-skinned women at the sidelines, forced to wear masks as she was not about that one.

AOC is slammed as a hypocrite for donning a custom Aurora James dress to the Met Gala where tickets cost $30,000 each.  Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed for attending the ultra exclusive, elitist Met Gala on Monday night [9/13/2021] in a dress with the words 'tax the rich' plastered on them [sic], in what she claims was a political statement but what others say is yet another example of her tone-deaf hypocrisy.  The 31-year-old socialist firebrand attended the event with her boyfriend Riley Roberts after getting ready at The Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side.  She claims she went for free to the event, where tables can cost upwards of $200,000, and that it was her responsibility to do so as an elected official.

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Nothing is free, especially in New York.  Somebody paid for AOC's admission to the event.  Who was it?

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Museum comped AOC, her boyfriend, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and son tickets together worth up to $175K for their Met Gala appearance.  The Office of Congressional Ethics was asked by a conservative group to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday's Met Gala, where she wore a custom gown that said 'Tax the Rich.'  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended the the ultra-elitist, $35,000-a-head Met Gala as guests of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, DailyMail.com can confirm.  In an ethics complaint, Thomas Jones, founder of the American Accountability Foundation, said he believes Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, broke House rules by accepting 'an impermissible gift' of free tickets to attend the annual gala.

Did AOC Break the Law with Her Met Gala Stunt?  As Matt covered earlier, socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an appearance at the Met Gala in New York City Monday night [9/13/2021].  She wore a white dress with large red letters on the back reading, "Tax The Rich."  [Tweet]  A ticket to the Met Gala costs $30,000.  A table nabs $275,000.  So, how did she get in?  Here's her explanation.  [Tweet]  But there are questions about the legality of her attendance, especially when it comes to election laws, donations and what she may owe to the IRS if her ticket was a gift.  [Tweet]

AOC calls fellow Dem Joe Manchin 'patronizing' for referring to her as 'young lady'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called Senator Joe Manchin 'patronizing' for referring to her as a 'young lady' as the two Democrats spar over his objections to the party's massive spending bill.  Manchin appeared on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday to explain his concerns with President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan for social and environmental spending, denying Ocasio-Cortez's allegation that he has 'weekly huddles' with Exxon executives.  'I don't know that young lady that well, I really don't.  I met her one time between sets here, but that's it.  We've not had any conversations.  She's speculating and saying things,' Manchin said.

AOC's dumbest tweet ever gives conservatives a field day holding her to her rhetoric.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's problem is not that she is so stupid, but that she thinks of herself as far smarter and more knowledgeable than is the actual case.  The ancient Greeks understood well that hubris, false pride, is one key to humans' tendency to screw themselves up — often with tragic consequences.  So far, the young congresswoman from Westchester County who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, has avoided tragedy, but then again, she has not yet had much direct access to the levers of power. [...] On Wednesday [9/1/2021], she made an utter fool of herself by tweeting out a nice-sounding bit of rhetoric that she failed to understand knocks out any legitimacy for affirmative action and any of the other racial double standards that the left insists on.

AOC Says Trump's 'Racist' Policies Are to Blame for Debacle in Afghanistan.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the latest member of Congress to blame the still-unfolding evacuation catastrophe in Afghanistan on former President Donald Trump though he managed to defeat ISIS during his first year in office, created stability in the country for the past year and has not been in office for seven months.  In an interview with MSNBC's Joy Reid, who often refers to conservatives and those who disagree with her politically as racists, the self-declared democratic socialist from New York pointed the finger of blame for Thursday's deadly attack on U.S. forces outside the international airport at Kabul on the previous president and his administration.  Two separate attacks killed 11 Marines, two U.S. Army soldiers, and a Navy corpsman while wounding 17 others.

AOC demands Biden resettle a minimum of 200,000 Afghanis in U.S. as quickly as possible.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is demanding that the Biden administration take in hundreds of thousands of Aghan refugees even as the U.S. military struggling to get all Americans out of the war-torn country ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline.  The New York leftist told The Independent that Biden should set, as a minimum, the acceptance of 200,000 Afghans into the U.S. as the country exits its longest war.  She added those refugees should be permanently resettled and eventually granted naturalized American citizenship.  "I believe we need to move and the administration needs to move as quickly as possible and as expansively as possible ensuring that we are raising the amount of refugee visas to whatever amount is necessary," she told the outlet.

AOC, in middle of a packed crowd, dons a mask when the cameras start rolling.  It's mask theatre time again, as the latest attempt to panic the public into accepting limits on our freedom and an experimental gene therapy gathers steam.  In countless locations, Americans are being hectored to wear face masks, and don't you dare point out that most of them are useless in preventing the transmission of microscopic droplets of the COVID virus.  How is Nancy Pelosi supposed be able to color coordinate her outfits with an N94 mask, after all?  But Democrats and nearly all the media go along with the charade, even when it is blatantly obvious none of them believe the masks are effective.  Consider the case of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Yesterday, she was there in front of the US Capitol, demonstrating with a densely-packed crowd to demand an extension of the eviction moratorium on tenants who don't pay their rent.  Until she knew she was going to be photographed, she was perfectly okay with being unmasked in the midst of the crowd.  But when she thought the cameras were about roll, she hastily put on a mask.

'Defund Police' Advocate AOC Paid Thousands for Her Own Security.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the radical leftist who has been spouting off for more than a year about "defunding the police," has had her campaign paying thousands for her own personal security.  When NYC moved to cut $1 billion from the NYPD, she said that wasn't enough.  "Defunding police means defunding police," she said.  She'll "defund" your police, but she's going to keep her own special, personal protection.  Too bad that you might not have the ability to pay for the protection that her campaign does. [...] Her campaign paid private security and consultants $34,000 in the first half of 2021.  At least $4,636 of that was paid to Tullis Worldwide Protection for security services between January and June of this year per FEC records, according to the New York Post.  The company is owned by a former Blackwater contractor, Devin Tullis. [...] Folks on the left have absolute conniption fits over Blackwater, and many of their conspiracy theories involve some demonizing aspect of Blackwater.  So it's very funny that she's hired a former Blackwater guy [...]

AOC has spent thousands on security, including $4k-plus to ex-Blackwater contractor.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid thousands for personal security to a former Blackwater contractor, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows.  AOC's campaign dropped at least $4,636 at Tullis Worldwide Protection for "security services" between January and June of this year according to the filings.  The Franconia, Virginia-based company is owned by Devin Tullis, whose other clients include the royal families of both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to his website.  AOC has been among the most vocal proponents of the defund the police movement since coming to Congress, and has insisted the idea would turn blighted communities into suburban paradises.

AOC Says She Thought She Was Going to Be Raped on Jan. 6 — She Was Never in Capitol Building.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York claimed she was worried she would be "raped" during the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion in an unaired CNN interview, and she's being reminded online that she was not even in the building.  Project Veritas reported Tuesday it had obtained an interview with AOC from an undisclosed CNN source.  The interview shows CNN anchor Dana Bash asking the New York Democrat softball questions, and the conversation inevitably ended up on the Capitol incursion.  But in one segment, which was highlighted and shared on Twitter by conservative commentator Matt Walsh, AOC implied that white and conservative election integrity activists converged on Washington, D.C., in January for more than a protest.

In leaked CNN interview, AOC says she thought she faced rape at Capitol riot.  Clips of a leaked CNN interview published by Project Veritas show Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saying she thought she was going to be raped at the Capitol Riot.  In the video clip published by Project Veritas Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Dana Bash that she is a survivor of sexual assault, noting that she has not "told many people that." Project Veritas' source believed CNN would air the interview in August, spokesman Mario Balaban told the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The New York Democrat previously announced in February to her nine million Instagram followers that she is a survivor of sexual assault, arguing that those who say it is time to move on from the Capitol Riot are "using the same tactics of every other abuser who just tells you to move on."

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Reminder:  AOC wasn't in the Capitol Building at the time of the Jan. 6 riot — she was in another building entirely.

AOC Illegally Parks [her] Tesla Near Whole Foods AGAIN.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) continues to defy Washington, D.C., traffic regulations by illegally parking her Tesla near the Whole Foods in her posh neighborhood.  Video obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows the socialist congresswoman packing her Tesla on Sunday while the luxury sports car was parked in a clearly marked restricted area.  Perhaps most disturbingly, Ocasio-Cortez was seen transporting her belongings on a hotel dolly, which some experts have identified as a symbol of white supremacy and income inequality.  The video suggests Ocasio-Cortez was not chastened by the Free Beacon's groundbreaking exposé on her illegal parking habits.  Our publication of photos taken on May 14, which showed the congresswoman's Tesla in brazen contravention of the district's parking rules, took the political world by storm.

AOC Tries To Explain Why She Only Blames The US Embargo For What's Happening In Cuba.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other House Democrats affiliated with the far-left Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have so far remained silent while the DSA appears to back Cuba's communist regime against protesters demanding freedom.  Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and Missouri Rep. Cori Bush make up the four DSA members in Congress.  All four members have yet to speak out about the ongoing protests in Cuba.  AOC tried to explain why she only blames the US embargo for what's happening in Cuba[.]  The result was catastrophic!

AOC Discovers That Republicans Want Cuba's Communist Dictatorship to Fall.  The precocious tween who occupies a congressional seat from New York has suddenly discovered that Republicans aren't fans of the brutal communist regime in Cuba and want that government to be changed.  What a revelation! [...] Regime change in Cuba has enjoyed bipartisan support until the radicalization of the Democrats in recent years.  Presidents of both parties wanted the murderous, long-winded, weird-bearded communist thug Fidel Castro gone.  President John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, even launched an invasion led by Cuban exiles to topple Castro, in April 1961.  The Bay of Pigs invasion failed and Castro remained in power until he couldn't hold on anymore, at which point he passed power sideways to his brother, Raul.  Castro died a near-billionaire, which was quite a feat for a communist who was supposed to share wealth with the people.  It never ever works out that way. [...] But AOC blames America first because that's so on-brand for her.  It's her go-to move.

Ocasio-Cortez Defends $58 Sweatshirts Because 'Transactions Aren't Capitalism'.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to growing criticism on social media Monday night after Reuters reported the Democratic Socialist spent $1.4 million on 'Tax the Rich' themed merchandise for her web store.  "Not sure if you know this Sean, but transactions aren't capitalism.  Capitalism is a system that prioritizes profit at any & all human/enviro cost.  But [for what it's worth] our shop is unionized, doesn't operate for profit,& funds projects like free tutoring, food programs,& local organizing," fired-back the lawmaker to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.  [Tweet]  "Her campaign paid political merchandise firm Financial Innovations, which operates her online store and supplies merchandise, more than $1.4 million in the first six months of 2021, according to campaign disclosures to the Federal Election Commission late last week," reports the Reuters News Agency.  [Tweet]

Former Florida Dem Congresswoman Scolds AOC for Blaming Cuba Crisis on U.S..  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) drew the ire of a former Florida Democratic congresswoman after she suggested that the U.S. is partially responsible for the the deprivation that has led to civil unrest in Cuba in recent days.  "We also must name the U.S contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.  "I outright reject the Biden administration's defense of the embargo.  It is never acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against every day people."

AOC Urges Illegals to Apply for Welfare in New York.  The conscience of the American left, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, told illegals how to apply for welfare in a recent video.  AOC told illegal aliens, "Do not count yourself out," as she urged them to sign up for their government benefits.  AOC has been pushing welfare for illegal aliens for years now.  It is also widely known that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.

Secret Service Arrested Dozens of Extremists at U.S. Capitol — But Nobody in the Media Cared.  The U.S. Capitol was the site of a gathering of hundreds of extremists earlier this week.  Protesters held aloft picket signs blaring 'No Compromise!' Blockades were erected at entrances.  Secret Service agents made dozens of arrests.  The media completely ignored it.  All extremists may be equal, but some extremists are more equal than others.  These were climate extremists demanding that President Biden take authoritarian action to keep the climate from changing.  Therefore, just as with Black Lives Matter torching cities and looting communities, and Antifa violently attacking civilians, they can be 'safely' ignored.  The radical activists were led once again by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who had been the inciter of an 'insurrection' before.  In 2018, the notorious AOC had actually staged a sit-in at Nancy Pelosi's office.

AOC is 'All Out Crazy', Nothing But a 'Sanctimonious Hypocrite' on Public Safety.  New York Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa ripped the city's Democratic leadership on 'Hannity' Monday night [6/28/2021] where he slammed AOC, a.k.a All Out Crazy, for having armed security guards while denying public safety to average people.  "You have dedicated decades of your life to fighting crime...  This city now, New Yorkers want to be safe, but are there enough of them?" asked Hannity.  "You're right.  AOC — All Out Crazy — who has armed security officers with her at all times.  Just like the rest of her Democrat Socialists of America and Social Justice Warriors, who are all sanctimonious hypocrites.  They deny public safety to average people by putting handcuffs on the police instead of the criminals!" said Sliwa.

AOC Is Incoherent On Crime And Gun Control.  While many Democrats are worried that the rising crime rate in most U.S. cities could hurt them at the ballot box this year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to be more concerned that people are getting "hysterical" about the crime spike, and she certainly doesn't want to see politicians do anything rash like, say, spending more money on policing. [...] On today's Bearing Arms' Cam & Co we're exploring the inconsistent and incoherent positions of AOC, who seems troubled over the idea of more policing as a response to violent crime but has also embraced the idea of creating new federal gun offense that will be policed by armed law enforcement agents.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns of 'hysteria' on soaring violent crime incidents.  Violent crimes are soaring in places like New York City.  The left has called for defunding the police, and as leftist politicians bow down to them, police are retiring in droves.  What does the queen of the far left have to say now that the news is getting out?  All that far-left socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can offer is this:  Don't be hysterical.

Pelosi's select committee on wealth inequality sparks controversy.  The House Democrats' new select committee on wealth inequality is sparking controversy.  The select committee was created in January of this year, but its seats remained empty until this week.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced eight members this week to make up the committee, which is officially called the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. [...] Pelosi sparked backlash, though, for adding to the committee one of Congress' more controversial members:  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).  She has a history of incendiary comments that have drawn widespread opposition from Republicans.  Ocasio-Cortez has openly embraced Democratic socialism and proposed legislation along those lines, including a massive Green New Deal package that would pay those "unwilling to work."  Recently, she took fire in the aftermath of fighting between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas for comments her critics called anti-semitic.

AOC says she's 'inclined' to call on Justice Breyer, 82, to step down so Biden can name a younger liberal to the Supreme Court.  House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she is 'inclined to say yes' when asked if Justice Stephen Breyer should retire so that President Joe Biden can appoint a younger liberal judge to the Supreme Court.  'You know, it's something I think about, but I would probably lean towards yes,' Ocasio-Cortez told CNN on Sunday [6/13/2021] when asked if she thought the 82-year-old Breyer should step down at the conclusion of this Supreme Court term.  'I would give more thought to it, but I'm inclined to say yes.'

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[#1] Justice Breyer isn't much old than Joe Biden, but AOC hasn't complained about Biden yet.  [#2] If a vacancy on the Supreme Court materializes during Biden's first and only term, the selection of a SCOTUS nominee will not be made by Biden himself, but rather by the anonymous committee that pulls his strings.  [#3] It would be hilarious to see AOC herself nominated to the Supreme Court, just to see her grilled by some of the most competent and experienced lawyers in the Senate.  Unfortunately, there is a greater-than-zero risk that she might actually be confirmed!

AOC's aunt says Trump is NOT to blame for lack of aid to the struggling island.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's angry tweet about her grandmother's damaged home in Puerto Rico and accusations about 'blocked' Hurricane Maria aid sparked a new storm — with one right-wing commentator starting a GoFundMe page that raised $104,000 to help her 'abuela'.  But the fiery congresswoman might not have the unequivocal support of one member of her family for her online outburst.

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh raises $104,000 for AOC's Puerto Rican grandmother.  A conservative commentator raised more than $104,000 to help repair the Puerto Rico home of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's grandmother, but the Democratic congresswoman and 'Squad' leader is refusing to accept it.  She had posted images on social media earlier this week showing the severely damaged house — with a falling-in ceiling — which she blamed on former President Trump, who she said had blocked aid to the hurricane-ravaged island and US territory.  Commentator Matt Walsh said it was rich that someone who made $174,000 a year as a congresswoman — and drove a Tesla — would be begging on Twitter for help; he organized the GoFundMe campaign that had raised $104,000 by Saturday morning [6/5/2021].

Conservatives raise more than $65,000 for ... AOC's grandmother.  No, this isn't an act of Christian charity.  I mean, it is.  But that wasn't the motive.  The motive was to own the libs.  One lib in particular.  Makes you wonder why more nonprofits haven't followed a PR strategy of asking people to donate to good causes out of sheer spite for one's political opponents.  "Want to see progressives humiliated?  Then give us your money."

Is Kamala the best feminism can do?  Prior to Kamala, the darling of the left was, and in many ways still is, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Her greatest contribution to the political landscape was convincing the Democrat establishment to take seriously a nonsensical, prohibitively expensive "Green New Deal."  The fact that the least accomplished member of Congress had that much pull on the left's platform speaks to the party's detachment from actual Americans' priorities.  AOC's insistent socialist ideology helped cost Speaker Pelosi a sizable advantage in the congressional races this past election cycle.  But who can forget Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's Oscar-worthy performance at the southern border, when she shed crocodile tears for the detained migrant children?  She is now absent at the same border, where even more migrant children are held now that Biden is in the White House.

AOC steps on a rake trying to score points against Trump using her grandmother in Puerto Rico as an example.  Socialist leaders love to get rich while spending other people's money.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thought she had a real zinger of a point to use against former President Trump, blaming him for her grandmother's plight in Puerto Rico almost four full years after Hurricane Maria hit the island.  But she unconsciously revealed her selfishness in a Twitter thread showing her abuela's (grandmother's) home, complete with leaking and damaged roof.  [Numerous tweets]

Critics slam 'Learjet liberal' AOC for not 'helping' her grandmother after she posted photos of her Puerto Rican home.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slammed on Twitter Wednesday for not helping her grandmother and instead posting images of her dilapidated home in Puerto Rico and blaming Trump for not sending aid after Hurricane Maria.  Critics were quick to jump on the post questioning why the progressive congresswoman, who makes $174,000 and drives a Tesla, isn't sending money to help her grandmother.  'Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill.  I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID,' Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

AOC reveals she's in therapy and then insults combat veterans by comparing serving in Congress on 1/6 to having effectively 'served in war'.  Something is deeply wrong with the mind of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. [...] Now, she is claiming that the trauma she experienced because someone was banging on her office door has her in therapy.  And she has the unbelievable gall to liken what she and other members of Congress experienced that day to having effectively "served in war."  She did so in an interview with Maria Hinohosa of Latino US that lasted almost three-quarters of an hour.

AOC In Therapy, Claims 1/6 Was Akin To War Service.  The nation's most emotionally fragile Congresscritter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or AOC gave an interview to Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa.  In the interview, she likened the January 6 Capitol breach to service in a war and revealed she is in therapy.  Call the wambulance.  AOC has proven to be emotionally fragile and uses that fragility as a politically manipulative tactic.  Who could ever forget her fake crying in an empty parking lot when she was trying to drag President Donald Trump for putting kids in cages at the border?  Sandy Ocasio-Cortez sobbed during the Congressional testimony of a migrant mother whose 19 month old daughter died of a lung infection weeks after the child's release from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).  The video is [elsew]here.  Miss Ocasio-Cortez has certainly used the January 6, 2020 Capitol breach to her political advantage.  She wasn't actually in the Capitol building at the time of the riot, she was in her office blocks away.  But, she encountered a law enforcement officer and was traumatized.

AOC Gets Wrecked for Making a Ridiculous Claim About 'Serving in War'.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who lied about where she was on January 6 in order to ramp up a story of victimhood, is now arguing being on the U.S. Capitol grounds the day of the riot is equal to "serving in war."  "Speaking to the weekly public radio show Latino USA on Friday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez said members of Congress effectively 'served in war' during the traumatising event that had "deeply affected lawmaking" and impacted the legislative process," the Independent reports.  Former U.S. Army Green Beret and Congressman Michael Waltz has taken notice and is blasting his colleague for the comparison.

Keywords:  Dimwit, snowflake, fragile, copo de nieve.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is in therapy after the Capitol riot that she believes was an 'all-out attempted coup'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed she is in therapy after the Capitol Riot she believes was an 'all-out attempted coup'.  The Squad member told the Latino USA podcast that she is learning to 'slow down' and indicated her colleagues in the House are still too scared to talk about what happened on January 6.  'Oh yeah, I'm doing therapy but also I've just slowed down.  I think the Trump administration had a lot of us, especially Latino communities, in a very reactive mode,' she said.

The Squad Is Rooting for Hamas.  [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, usually a font of half-baked socialist economic ideas, now regularly offers thoughts on the Israeli-Palestinian situation to her 12 million Twitter followers.  Here is one:  [Tweet]  First of all, there are no "expulsions of Palestinians."&Nbsp; Six Palestinian families may be evicted from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in a property dispute — and the Israeli supreme court has delayed a decision — over land that was seized from Jewish families by the Jordanian Army after 1948.  It's a complicated case, brought to the judicial system by private citizens and adjudicated in an independent court.

New York's pro-Israel Dems [are being] bullied into silence by AOC, Jewish activists say.  Jewish activists accused powerful Democrats in the New York congressional delegation of cowering to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftist House members of the "Squad" by failing to forcefully stand up for Israel during its fight with Hamas in the Gaza strip.  "Chuck Schumer?  Who?," a frustrated Michael Nussbaum, president of the Queens Council of Jewish Organizations, said sarcastically of the powerful Senate majority leader who represents New York.  "I'm surprised and disappointed.  Members of the New York congressional delegation who have a lot of sway have not spoken out forcefully to defend Israel, and they have not denounced AOC or corrected her," said Nussbaum.

AOC says she's going to keep wearing a face mask despite being fully vaccinated.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told her followers on Instagram that she will keep wearing her mask in "shared indoor public spaces" even though she is fully vaccinated.  "NYC got hit so hard that I think some of us are going to take time adjusting as we feel comfortable," the New York Democrat wrote on her Instagram story.  "Personally I'm going to keep wearing my mask in shared indoor public spaces like elevators, subway, grocery store, etc.," she said.  Ocasio-Cortez told her followers "if you want to keep wearing your mask then do it."

Ocasio-Cortez finally comes out on top!  New study finds her to be the most partisan Dem in Congress.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was found to be the least bipartisan member in the House, according to a new nonpartisan study from the Lugar Center and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.  Researchers who performed the study drew primarily from congressional data showing how often members co-sponsored legislation offered by those of the opposition party.  "We sought to develop an objective measure of how well members of opposite parties work with one another using bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship data.  We gravitated toward bill sponsorships and co-sponsorships for two reasons," a summary of the study notes.

AOC bizarrely links Gaza conflict to the Southern border crisis.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and members of the liberal 'Squad' spoke from the House floor on Thursday night [5/13/2021] to blast Israel for what they said was its escalating of a conflict with Palestine.  During her appearance, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez — popularly known as AOC — compared what Palestinians have experienced in the conflict to that of children at the United States' southern border, according to the New York Post.  Children who have arrived unaccompanied at the border with Mexico have been placed into shelters.  Ocasio-Cortez said that Americans 'are scared to stand up to the incarceration of children in Palestine because maybe it'll force us to confront the incarceration of children here on our border,' according to the outlet.

Marjorie Taylor Greene demands of AOC, "Why do you support terrorists?".  It's ironic to read about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling for civility in Congress.  She has developed a reputation for giving the back of her hand to Republicans on social media.  No one is turning to her for tips on how to conduct themselves in the halls of Congress.  Nonetheless, here we are.  Another bomb-thrower, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican, confronted AOC yesterday [5/12/2021] and a couple of Washington Post reporters witnessed the exchange.  It must have been quite a sight.  Taylor Greene repeatedly calling AOC's name to get her attention and then chasing her for a response.

AOC criticizes Biden statement of support for Israel as siding with 'occupation'.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., criticized President Biden over his Wednesday statement of support for Israel amid escalating violence with Hamas, claiming he gave little context for what stoked the tensions and was consequently "siding with occupation."  Biden told reporters Israel has a right to defend itself "when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory."  Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Biden had failed to mention the pending evictions of dozens of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem in favor of Israelis and the Israeli police raid of the Al-Aqsa mosque that left hundreds of worshippers hurt as an instigator to Hamas' rocket attacks.

AOC Calls For Creation Of 1.5 Million Member 'Climate Corps' To Enforce Green New Deal.  Now that the Biden administration has embraced the radical ideas of the Democratic party's far-left progressive wing and their Green New Deal agenda, the government could soon be empowering a legion of enforcers.  The idea comes from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who remains the ideological driving force behind the party's embrace of previously unthinkable socialist ideas, who is now calling for the creation of an army of 1.5 million strong to put boots on the ground in the war against climate change.  AOC is leading a cadre of leftist Democrats who want Joe Biden to commit to founding the Civilian Climate Corps which will be ostensibly be tasked with maintaining and cleaning up parks and "natural land" but could conceivably be repurposed as political enforcers similar to those typically seen in some of history's most notorious oppressive regimes.

Move over Marine Corps, AOC calls for 1.5 million-strong 'Climate Corps'.  Two years after its debut, the Green New Deal was re-introduced two weeks ago, with Ocasio-Cortez joined by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.  The lawmakers spoke about green jobs, social justice, and the Civilian Climate Corps.  President Joe Biden included the corps in his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, calling for investments in training and $15 per hour union dues-paying jobs with health care coverage and other benefits like child care and counseling.  Fox News reported that the CCC "would fall under the purview of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent government agency that also runs AmeriCorps and other national service initiatives."  Corps members would receive on-the-job training and work to help "reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters," according to a Markey press release.

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[#1] Creating thousands of busy-work jobs won't change the climate.  [#2] Democrats and unions exchange favors constantly.  That's the whole purpose of programs like this.  Unionized workers will be badgered into voting for Democrats, and the cycle will repeat.  [#3] Cleaning up after a storm is not the federal government's responsibility.  [#4]  Having this new layer of bureaucracy will not improve the climate in any measurable way.

House Republicans demand vulnerable Democrats return AOC donations: 'Give back her socialist cash'.  The Republican Party's campaign arm launched a new website this week calling on more than two dozen House Democrats, many from highly competitive districts, to return campaign contributions from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The website — named "Socialist Give Back" — lists 26 House Democrats who received donations from Ocasio-Cortez, accusing them of supporting some of their party's most liberal policies.  "Every vulnerable Democrat who refuses to give back donations from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is complicit in her socialist agenda that wants to defund the police, open our borders and raise taxes," Michael McAdams, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement to Fox News.

AOC: Why are we letting nine justices tell Congress what it can and can't do?  In all seriousness, there's less to her comment about letting nine judges boss Congress around than there might appear.  She's not suggesting that Congress should disregard rulings by the Court — I think.  And she's not arguing that Marbury v. Madison should be overturned and the practice of judicial review abandoned — I think.  What she's saying, dopily enough, is that she'd be fine with 13 judges telling America's elected representatives what they can and can't do.  Just not nine.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Challenges AOC To A Debate On The Green New Deal.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene issued a debate challenge to her colleague, far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), regarding the Democrat's Green New Deal proposal.  Greene (R) issued the challenge via a series of tweets.  "AOC I'd like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy," she wrote.  She suggested a discussion on the merits of the Green New Deal would be of interest to a national audience and said the pair could even choose their own moderators.  Greene advised pitting her degree in business administration and experience running a company up against Ocasio-Cortez's degree in economics "would be informative for the American People."

New Dem Program Inflates Possible 'COVID Deaths' Without Testing.  The COVID-19 pandemic is the gift the keeps on giving for Democrats seeking to cash in on the viral outbreak for every bit of power and political influence it can wring from it.  On Tuesday [4/13/2021], Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer discussed a new funeral aid program that would allow posthumous deaths to be recategorized as 'may have' died from COVID. [...] "So here's what families need to know," she went on.  "Your loved one should have Covid on their death certificate.  Anywhere listed on their death certificate, either as the primary or contributing cause of death.  In those early days though we know that so many people — we didn't know what was Covid and what wasn't — and so there are several options available here, one is that we can go back to the institution that issued the death certificate, the hospital, the physician, etc., and you can have your death certificate added in retrospect knowing what we know now about COVID."

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AOC is urging her constituents to retroactively jump aboard the Covid bandwagon, to have them claim dubious victimhood, for the sake of her power and influence.

Police Officers Pay Visit to Home of Anti-War Activist Over Harmless Tweet Criticizing AOC.  Two plainclothes California police officers showed up to the home of an anti-war activist over a harmless tweet criticizing Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The police officers were sent to the Los Angeles home of Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist on April 8 on behalf of the Capitol Police.  AOC denies any involvement, however many are asking who initiated the phone call to the Capitol Police.

Study declares AOC one of the least effective members of Congress.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was among the least effective members of the last Congress, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking — a joint project of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia.  Ocasio-Cortez introduced a total of 21 bills that the center defined as "substantive" — but that is where the story ends.  Her legislation received no action in committees, no floor votes, and none ever became law, according to the center, which takes its data from Congress.gov.  "She introduced a lot of bills, but she was not successful at having them receive any sort of action in committee or beyond committee and if they can't get through committee they cannot pass the House," Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the center, told The [New York] Post.

Hypocritical, hilarious AOC says calling border crisis a 'surge' invokes white supremacy.  "This is not a surge.  These are children, and they are not insurgents, and we are not being invaded.  Which, by the way, is a white supremacist philosophy.  The idea that if another is coming in the population, that this is an invasion of who we are."  That's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) latest WTF moment on Instagram, which is breathtaking even for the same person who once said during the Trump years that unemployment was low only "because everybody is working two jobs," which isn't how unemployment numbers are calculated.  So let's unpack this latest verbal masterpiece by quoting the most popular member of Congress (from a social media perspective) in 2019, when a surge decidedly smaller than this one was happening at the border under the previous administration.

AOC finally slams Biden's 'barbaric' border conditions, says families deserve reparations.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday night finally slammed the overcrowded conditions for immigrants at the US-Mexican border under President Biden as "inhumane," "horrifying," "unacceptable" and "barbaric."  At one point during her virtual town hall meeting, the left-wing lawmaker called for "reparations" for some families.  And she also blamed decades of US foreign policy with countries in neighboring Central America for contributing to the perpetual crisis of desperate residents from poor, violence-torn countries flooding the border.  "The fact that this keeps happening is a political failure of both parties," Ocasio-Cortez said.

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The current situation at the Mexican border is not "a political failure of both parties."  The problem wasn't completely fixed by President Trump due to constant resistance from the Democrats.  The immigration flood in the last three months is entirely the fault of the lying Socialist Democrats.

Rep. Green slams AOC's 'surge' pushback: 'I'm offended' and border agents should be too.  Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., said Wednesday [3/31/2021] on "America Reports" that he was "offended" when he heard Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., condemn the use of the term "surge" when discussing the ongoing border crisis.  "They wanna say, 'But what about the surge?'" Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday night during an Instagram Live session.  "Well, first of all, just gut check, stop.  Anyone who's using the term 'surge' around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame."&nb sp;REP. MARK GREEN:  ["]If I say cancer is bad, AOC is going to say that I'm a racist.  That's everything that comes out of their mouths these days.  It's ridiculous.  Those CBP agents, they are there trying to do their best to take care of those children.  It is absolutely insane to say that by their pointing out the fact that there is a 400-percent increase, it's somehow racist.  That's absurd.  And it's very clear that Joe Biden's canceling of policies that Trump put into effect has caused this mass whatever you want to call it.  I call it a tragedy.["]

AOC Displays Weapons-Grade Stupidity on Border Crisis, Biden's Past Comments Only Make Her Rant Worse.  Unlike how vocal and theatrical she was during the Trump years on illegal immigration, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been mostly quiet about the crisis at the southern border.  Other than a mild Twitter rant she wrote a little over a month ago about how keeping kids in cages was "not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay — no matter the administration or party," AOC has predictably given the Biden administration a pass, for the most part, as new reports are filed almost daily about the deteriorating conditions at the border as an increasing number of migrants attempt to cross it.

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Nobody can across it.

'Cynical, disgusting': AOC says her 2020 primary challenger was only picked because she's also Latina.  AOC's beef with MCC isn't over yet.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is alleging that shadowy political forces handpicked former news anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to challenge her in last year's primary because of her "ethnicity" as part of a "disgusting" attempt to confuse voters.  Ocasio-Cortez made the blistering claim in a wide-ranging interview this week, charging that "Wall Street" and other unspecified entities selected Caruso-Cabrera for the 2020 primary battle specifically because she's "also a Latina, down to having a hyphenated last name."  "It was just the most cynical, disgusting thing," Ocasio-Cortez said in the interview published by the Democratic Socialists of America's magazine.

'Where is AOC?' Graham Calls Out NY Dem For Being MIA on Border Crisis.  During the Trump administration, drama queen and former bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a trip to a migrant detention facility in Texas[.]  Wearing all white, she was photographed during a widely publicized border visit in 2018 displaying various emotions — tears, anguish, frustration, concern, fear — as she peered into a holding area surrounded by a chain-link fence.  But it turned out to be nothing more than political theater:  She was busted by other photographers whose wider-angled shots showed clearly that AOC, as she is known, was not lamenting over migrant children as advertised because there was no one on the other side.  In fact, it was an empty roadway.  Now, there is a new crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of Joe Biden's making.  And yet, AOC hasn't found the time yet to and mourn the thousands of newly-detained migrant children, most of whom are sleeping on floors wrapped by tinfoil-like blankets, if the photos published by Project Veritas are accurate.

NY Post:  AOC has gone AWOL on the border crisis.  Ilhan Omar will travel to the border to see the crisis for herself, as will fellow House Democrat Joaquin Castro.  What about the House Democrat who called detention facilities "concentration camps" during the Trump administration?  The New York Post notices that one high-profile progressive has gone awfully quiet in this crisis: [...] It's not just that Ocasio-Cortez has gone silent on this particular codel.  She has also gone silent entirely on this issue — after making it a particular priority for the last four years.  It's been a month since Ocasio-Cortez has made any comment at all, the NYP notes, and even that was pretty thin at the time.

Why not $50?
AOC: $15 Minimum Wage a 'Deep, Deep Compromise,' Should Be $24.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday [3/1/2021] criticized certain Democrats for failing to support progressive demands for a $15 minimum wage, contending they are living in a "dystopian capitalist nightmare" and adding that the minimum wage should actually be $24 an hour.  The New York lawmaker defended the progressive push for a $15 minimum wage during an appearance on The Mehdi Hasan Show.  [Video clip]

Critics Rip AOC As She Celebrates Frozen Windmills in Texas As Evidence of the Need For a Green New Deal.  Criticism was rampant following comments by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) suggesting power outages in Texas due to a winter storm and accompanying low temperatures were evidence of why America needs her Green New Deal.  "The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don't* pursue a Green New Deal," she tweeted without evidence. [...] Former Virginia congressman Denver Riggleman urged Ocasio-Cortez to pursue "facts and analysis" to determine what happened with the power grid, "not rhetoric."  Riggleman also said that AOC's Green New Deal comments were "quite literally false."  [Tweet]  Conservative commentator Erick Erickson added, "Yes the snow-covered solar panels and frozen wind turbines would have been so much more effective by themselves."

Exactly the opposite is true, as usual.
Ocasio-Cortez Slams Texas:  That's What Happens 'When You Don't Pursue A Green New Deal'.  On Wednesday [2/17/2021], Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took a swipe at Texas political leaders, propounding that the suffering Texans are experiencing because of the freezing cold and concomitant power outages could have been addressed by her "Green New Deal." [...] Critics savaged Ocasio-Cortez's perspective on what went wrong in Texas and her ideas for solving it.  Former Virginia congressman Denver Riggleman fired back:  "This is 'quite literally' false.  There are many factors that contributed to the Texas situation, most evident being a winter storm (things like cold and ice) and lack of preparation.  Facts and analysis are the answer, not rhetoric."

The Editor says...
Part of the preparation for cold weather is building plenty of electric power plants that use fuel sources which are unaffected by cold weather.

AOC says Biden 'needs' to be pushed on erasing $50,000 in student loan debt: 'We cannot take no for an answer'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday reiterated her push for President Biden to unilaterally cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, warning that whether or not the White House does so "all comes down to public pressure."  The New York Democrat said progressives need to keep pressing the Biden administration to move further left on the matter after the president indicated he was "unlikely" to use his authority to fully forgive student loan debt for individual borrowers.  "The Biden admin NEEDS to be pushed," Ocasio-Cortez wrote during an Instagram Q&A on Tuesday night.  "They have said they're comfortable with $10K in forgiveness but we NEED at least $50K minimum and there is support for 50K.">/p>

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I was smart enough to out of college before incurring $50,000 in debt, so just send the money directly to me.

AOC Is Not the Victim.  She's the Perp.  History has a new greatest monster — move over Hitler, meet Marjorie Taylor Greene.  I don't know much about her, nor do I really care to. [...] If she posted something stupid or offensive in the past, who cares?  I'm more concerned with the morons holding power who are currently working to undermine the country and individual liberty.  All those people have a (D) after their name.  One of the most vocal, if least effective and dumbest, leading that charge is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  When I say "dumb" I don't mean stupid; she got herself elected to Congress, so the stupid people are those who voted for her.  She's dumb in thinking she can get away with her charade that made her indefinitely.  Sooner or later, the piper always demands payment.  Her latest scam is another twist on her default position:  claiming victim status.  Any criticism she faces is met with a "You're only saying that because I'm a woman" or a "You're attacking me because I'm Hispanic."  When really desperate, she combines the two.

The Oprahfication of the House of Representatives.  I have a few certainties about January 6:
  •   First, Trump was not responsible.
  •   Second, if it's indeed true that the FBI knew in advance that radicals intended to try to enter the Capitol, and neither the Capitol Hill police nor Pelosi and her team did anything to beef up security, any blood that was spilled is on their hands.
  •   Third, I am opposed to political violence, whether it comes from the left or the right.
  •   Fourth, I'm unaware of evidence that any congresspeople were near the Capitol breach nor were they at risk.
  •   Fifth, AOC's narrative about her experience on January 6 shows either that she entirely lacks both courage [and] common sense or that she is embroidering her narrative almost to the point of dishonesty.
  •   Sixth, the Democrats are using what happened on that day as a Reichstag Fire moment — that is, they're taking an isolated event, crafting an overly broad, false narrative about it, and then using that narrative to destroy their political opponents.  It is profoundly un-American and, indeed, evil.
The latest act in the very public trauma that our nation's Democrat "leaders" suffered occurred on Thursday [2/4/2021], when Nancy Pelosi granted AOC an hour on the floor so that she and her fellow House members could treat America to their psychic anguish.

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There is simply no room on this web site for merciless derision . . . LIKE THIS:
AOC Is Still the Biggest Lunatic in Congress.  Watching the spectacle that is Washington, D.C., play out can often be interesting and entertaining, a carnival freak show that's fun to view from afar.  It's not really giving me the same detached pleasure that it used to, however.  These days it has the feeling of a television drama that has been on the air one season too long.  You know how that goes: the writers run out of ideas and the scripts start really reaching, becoming more implausible with each episode. [...] The surreal weirdness in all of this is that across the aisle in that very same House of Representatives one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is a member in good standing.  Let me put this as clearly as I can:  Marjorie Taylor Greene's craziest day on this planet would be AOC's sanest.

Looks Like There Are Still More Issues With AOC's Capitol Story.  Yesterday [2/3/2021] we broke the story about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not being in the Capitol building at the time that everything went down on Jan. 6.  That was something people hadn't realized when she told her dramatic Instagram story of what happened that day in her experience.  People assumed that her office was in the Capitol building. [...] But when the knock came on her door, shortly after 1:01, no one had even breached the Capitol building yet.  There was some pushing past an outer perimeter barrier at 12:53 still some distance from the Capitol building but the breach of the building didn't come until about an hour after the officer knocked on AOC's door.  What she's saying now is with the hindsight of what later occurred, but there was no way of knowing that people were breaching a building at that point because it hadn't yet happened.  "As the Capitol complex was stormed and people were being killed, none of us knew in the moment what areas were compromised."  But that "moment" hadn't actually happened yet at 1:01 p.m.  No one knew any of that.  The building hadn't been "compromised" or "stormed" as of yet.

Are we not fact-checking evidence-free claims anymore?  At what point are journalists going to hold Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accountable for her evidence-free conspiracy-mongering? [...] The congresswoman has been on a roll recently, lobbing serious allegations of wrongdoing.  She even claims Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas "almost" had her "murdered." Perhaps unsurprisingly, few, if any, in the press have bothered to challenge what are by all objective standards deadly serious and verifiable accusations.  Indeed, many journalists seem perfectly content merely to repeat the charges and leave it at that.  And that's the obvious problem here, that there is basically no pushback against Ocasio-Cortez from the industry that spent the past four years telling us how good it is at holding the powerful to account.  Who is the police officer in the congresswoman's story?  What is his take on her version of events?  Will he have a chance to defend himself?  Will establishment journalists even bother to uncover his identity?  This is no small thing, accusing a member of the U.S. Capitol police of possibly conspiring with a seditious, murderous mob.

There's a reason why #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett is trending.  In the 2½ years that she's been in the public eye, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proven to be a master at crafting sympathetic narratives, invariably with herself as the heroine.  Because they involve her personal mythology (the facts cannot be challenged) or the broader leftist narrative (and again, the facts cannot be challenged).  AOC seems to have gotten cocky enough to abandon the truth about a nationally reported incident.  That's why her video about her alleged near-death experience in the Capitol on January 6 is falling apart faster than Jussie Smollett's alleged MAGA mugging in Chicago.

AOC faces backlash as critics point out she wasn't in Capitol building during riots.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is facing criticism over initial claims she made about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, with many noting that she wasn't even in the Capitol when it occurred.  The controversy erupted after the New York congresswoman posted a video in which she described a confrontation with Capitol Police at her office, which is located on the larger Capitol complex.  But it is not in the Capitol itself — which includes the dome, the House, and the Senate — and was where many rioters stormed in and were seen breaking windows.  Her office is located in the Cannon building, which is accessible through underground tunnels connected to the Capitol as well as via a short stroll down a walkway and across the street.

AOC wasn't in the Capitol Building at the time of the Jan. 6 riot — she was in another building entirely.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has spoken at length about her experience during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.  From her live Instagram videos, it has seemed like she was on the front line, facing down Trump supporting rioters in the halls outside her office.  But it turns out, Ocasio-Cortez wasn't in the Capitol at the time of the assault on Congress, she was in her office [in] another building entirely.  Ocasio-Cortez's congressional office is in the Cannon House Office Building, according to her website, her Washington, DC address is 229 Cannon HOB.  The Cannon HOB is accessible to the Capitol via tunnel.  On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez spoke to millions of fans on Instragram relaying her past experience of sexual assault, which she said left her traumatized.  This experience, she said, was compounded by her what happened to her during the Capitol Hill riot.

AOC was not in the U.S. Capitol building during Jan. 6 riot.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was not in the U.S. Capitol Building when a mob violently stormed it on January 6 but rather in her Cannon Office Building office.  The second-term congresswoman has since recanted her experience during the deadly siege, which she has described as "near-death." However, no rioters broke into Cannon, a Wednesday report from the conservative publication RedState claims.  Ocasio-Cortez has since slammed the report as "the latest manipulative take on the right."

AOC Wasn't Even In Capitol During January Riot.  The hashtag "#AlexandriaOcasioSmollett" became a top trend on Twitter Wednesday as users connected the dots to find that the New York congresswoman wasn't in the Capitol building during her "near-death experience."  Since the attack, the 31-year-old Democrat has only escalated the hysteria surrounding her own safety, speaking directly to her millions of followers on Instagram and publishing inflammatory posts on Twitter, contradicting herself along the way.  The week after the attack, AOC claimed her Republican colleagues would help the criminal rioters find and hurt her as the mob stormed the Capitol complex.  "I myself did not even feel safe going to that extraction point," Ocasio-Cortez said of the House bunker harboring lawmakers from the chaos, "because there were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers and frankly white supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point."

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If her sweeping generalizations are true, she should be willing to name the "white supremacist members of Congress."  Name them, or retract the statement.  Please note that the Democratic Party warmly embraced Robert Byrd — a former officer in the KKK — for several decades.  Democrats invented Jim Crow laws in the 1880s.  The KKK's affinity with the Democrats is well known. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

AOC Wasn't Even in the Capitol Building During Her 'Near Death' Experience.  We've reported various aspects of the account of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) of what happened to her on Jan. 6 during the breach at the Capitol.  But there are some very critical facts that have been missing from her story that I wanted to talk about here.  The story, as it was initially related by AOC, suggested that she was about to be assassinated by rioters in her office in a video that has been viewed over 6 million times.  [Tweet with video clip] [...] As it turns out, however, as my colleague Bonchie reported earlier, AOC said in her Instagram drama that the person who came to her office was a Capitol Police officer.  But she denigrated the officer who came to help, claiming he "didn't feel right" and that he was looking at her "in all of this anger and hostility."

Obsessing over AOC only boosts her profile and her terrible ideas.  [Scroll down]  Ocasio-Cortez is pointedly not a friend of anyone on the right.  She is barely even a friend to Democrats.  She's in the House to be outraged and to be outrageous.  She's a self-described democratic socialist.  Her purpose is to destroy the Ted Cruzes of this world and everything they stand for.  So why is he even bothering?  Would Ocasio-Cortez ever go out of her way to agree with Cruz or any Republican?  Of course not.  It's a wider problem on the right:  We just can't get enough of the Commie congresswoman from The Bronx.  Her real political power is still blessedly minimal, yet the space she occupies in our conversations is infinite. [...] Dunking on her idiocies is easy, and it's hard to resist doing it.  But those of us who oppose socialism have to stop doing this.

This wretched witch needs to curb her incendiary rhetoric.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had only been in Congress less than two months when I realized that this wretched woman isn't "stupid-funny," but "stupid-dangerous."  Sure, she might have started out as stupid-funny.  Heaven knows people on the Right have made a cottage industry of lampooning her for her lack of smarts or common sense.  But the truth is, it didn't take long to realize that her stupidity isn't a laughing matter.  She is a deeply dangerous, wretched little witch whose reckless rhetoric brings out the very worst in people.

Chip Roy demands AOC apologize to Cruz or face 'alternative means' of condemnation.  [Scroll down]  "It has come to my attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet a few hours ago in which she accused Senator Ted Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder," [Rep. Chip] Roy said in his late Thursday [1/28/2021] letter.  "As a member of this body who disagreed with 'objections' to the electors and who has expressed publicly my concerns about the events leading to January 6th, it is completely unacceptable behavior for a Member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member in the House or Senate for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution.  I ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments," Roy said in the letter.  He continued:  "If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement," Roy wrote.

AOC: Ted Cruz 'Almost Had Me Murdered 3 Weeks Ago,' 'Tried to Get Me Killed,' Must RESIGN.  Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exploded on Senator Ted Cruz on social media Thursday; saying the Republican "almost had her murdered three weeks ago" during the Capitol Hill incursion.  "I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there's common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out.  Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren't trying to get me killed.  In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign," posted AOC on Twitter.

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At the risk of encouraging AOC by giving her outbursts any notice at all, let me just state the obvious:  If Ted Cruz is a potential murderer, his resignation from the Senate wouldn't make any difference.

AOC: There Are 'Legitimate White Supremacist Sympathizers' In Republican Caucus.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Republican lawmakers of being racists again.  In fact, she claimed that there are "legitimate white supremacist sympathizers" among GOP House members. [...] The socialist lawmaker made the comments during an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday evening [1/27/2021] during a conversation about her experience with the U.S. Capitol riots.  She previously stated that she chose to hunker down in a less safe area because the more secure area was occupied by Republican lawmakers.  AOC intimated that she was too afraid to hide alongside GOP representatives because she supposedly believed they would harm her since they are white supremacists who hate brown people.

Another day, another stunning display of AOC's ignorance.  CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed left-wing darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and naturally asked why she didn't attend Biden's inauguration.  Her reason, she said, was that she and some of her colleagues "don't yet feel safe around other Members of Congress." [...] After all, people have guns there, which is just unacceptable in the District of Columbia.  "For individuals who don't know," she says, "guns are not allowed in the District of Columbia."  We've become accustomed to such displays of pure ignorance from the young bartender/taco waitress-turned-congresswoman, but there's something in this exchange that seems particularly instructive.  First of all, that "guns are not allowed in the District of Columbia" is a shocking revelation to the people who legally own guns there.  It must be particularly shocking to the people who have concealed carry permits issued in the District of Columbia.

With Impeachment, Congress [is] Trying to Overturn Future Elections.  Truly, these are the most fundamentally dishonest and unserious people ever to hold elected office.  They are a mockery of self-governance and precisely why Mr. Trump got elected in the first place.  You might say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over a circus of untrained animals and diabolical clowns, but that would be an unkind insult to clowns and penned animals, frantically pacing back and forth, back and forth inside their confined cages.  Speaking to her social media mob, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York laid out Mr. Trump's impeachable offenses.  "A lot of people have drank the poison of white supremacy and that's what Donald Trump represents," she said.  "Just is."  That's right.  There is the evidence.  There lies the proof.  Forget hearings.  Forget a trial.  "Just is."

AOC proposes funding to deprogram white supremacists.  The federal government needs to fund the de-programming of white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday night [1/15/2021].  "The White supremacist cause is futile, it's nihilist," AOC, a Democrat who represents parts of The Bronx and Queens, said during a virtual town hall meeting Friday night.  "Their world will never exist.  That's why we're seeing violence right now.," she said, speaking in the wake of the violent siege on the US Capitol by radical supporters of President Trump.  "We have to pick up those pieces."  Ocasio-Cortez said the House subcommittee on civil rights she serves on has held hearings over the prior two years on white supremacy and said there are programs to "de-radicalize" brain-washed adherents.

'I Have Demanded The Resignations' Of Cruz, Hawley, McCarthy:  Ocasio-Cortez.  Revving up her rhetoric, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has been rumored to be considering a run for New York Senator Chuck Schumer's seat, announced she has issued a "demand" for the resignations of GOP senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, among others, in the wake of the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  Ocasio-Cortez intoned, "What we saw last week was not just a violent coup attempt, but we also saw a dereliction of duty and a betrayal of our country and a betrayal of the oath that we swear.  And that is why I have demanded the resignations of senators (sic) Ted Cruz, senators (sic) Josh Hawley, Majority Leader, Republican Major-- rather, Republican Minority Leader in the House McCarthy, Kevon McCarthy, along with many others, because this is not just about political opinion or partisanship.  This was about the abandonment of our sworn oath."

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You're gonna need a lot more than shallow accusations to drive a US Senator out of his office.  Starting with courtroom-quality proof that any of the men named had anything to do with the violent breach of the US Capitol.

Ocasio-Cortez and Her Media Ministry of Truth.  [Scroll down]  Let's cut to the chase.  The objective here is to silence the press.  As so many people have quickly said, this is straight out of Orwell's 1984 with its "Ministry of Truth."  Yet as unerring as Orwell was with his fiction... it was fiction.  But in fact, what AOC is proposing has been a regular feature of one dictatorship after another over the decades. [...] A United States congresswoman is echoing not just Orwell's novel about a fascist Ministry of Truth.  She is echoing the hard historical reality of Mussolini's fascist "High Commission for the press" when she says "There's absolutely a commission that's being discussed... We're going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation."

Ocasio-Cortez Blames Facebook CEO Zuckerberg For Capitol Chaos.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former bartender whose ascendance to political stardom is a modern day retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale is accusing Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg of being partially responsible for the chaos at the U.S. Capitol.  AOC who falsely claimed that she was nearly killed when the building where Americans are sold out on a daily basis was briefly occupied by pro-Trump protesters and Antifa provocateurs accused Zuckerberg of aiding and abetting what Dems are defining as domestic terrorism.  The narcissistic Twitter diva's stunning remarks came during a virtual town hall with constituents in her New York City congressional district.

AOC said she avoided 'extraction points' during Capitol storm because she feared 'white supremacist members of Congress would disclose her location so she could get hurt or kidnapped'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed concern that her own colleagues in Congress might have shared her location to the mob of fanatic Trump supporters while they were storming the Capitol last Wednesday.  Ocasio-Cortez's remarks comes as other Democrats have sounded off on the possibility that some GOP members of the Congress abetted the rioters as they stormed the building.  Lawmakers were instructed to head for a designated 'extraction point' to seek protection from the chaos, but AOC asserted that that wasn't really an option 'because there were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, et cetera.'

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Actual "white supremacists" are extremely rare in this country.  I've known a lot of rednecks, and I've only run across a couple of people who might have been white supremacists, back in the 20th century.  I suspect most people like that are in prison or dead.  But if such a person still exists, he or she generally keeps his feelings private.  It is difficult to imagine that an actual white supremacist would be elected to Congress.  Yet, nobody seems to object when AOC claims there are "white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress."

AOC's suggestion of commission to 'rein in' media slammed as 'wholly un-American'.  Media watchdogs are shocked and appalled that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress is looking into media literacy initiatives, including a commission to help "rein in" misinformation in the wake of last week's deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol — and one critic slammed AOC's suggestion as "wholly un-American."  During a lengthy live stream on Instagram on Tuesday night, the leader of the so-called "Squad" discussed the aftermath of the Capitol riot, how she feared for her life during the chaos and what needs to be done going forward.  At one point, Ocasio-Cortez read a question from a viewer who asked if there is discussion in Congress on "truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives" to help with healing.

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I'm in favor of "rein(ing) in misinformation," if it means the news media will stop denying the abundant evidence of wholesale voter fraud in the November 2020 election.

AOC: We need to 'figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said this week that she would like to "figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation."  When asked on Instagram Live whether or not Congress was discussing a plan for "federal truth and reconciliation" or "media literacy initiatives to help with healing," Ocasio-Cortez said it was being discussed and that it was an "interesting concept to explore."  "And we're going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation," the New York Democrat said.  "It's one thing to have differing opinions, but it's another thing entirely to just say things that are false.  And so that's something that we're looking into."

AOC Says Congress may form commission to "rein' in media after Capital Riot.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that Congress is looking into creating an investigative commission to "rein in" the media in the wake of the US Capitol siege.  During a lengthy Instagram Live on Tuesday evening where she revealed that she feared for her life during the siege, the "Squad" member accused the mainstream media of "spewing disinformation" ahead of the deadly riot in which five people died.  "There's absolutely a commission that's being discussed but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation," she said.  "I do think that several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is part of what happened here," Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went on.

AOC: Country will heal with the 'actual liberation of southern states' from GOP control.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to Instagram on Tuesday night and suggested that the states in the south need to be "liberated."  During an over hour-long livestream about the Capitol Hill riots and the ongoing efforts to impeach President Trump, the progressive lawmaker reiterated her call for GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to resign or be ousted by Democratic challengers for leading the opposition in the certification of President-elect Biden's victory.  She then pointed to "multi-racial" and "multi-cultural" grassroots organization in Georgia that led to Democrats taking control of the Senate as a sign that "southern states are not red states, they are suppressed states."

AOC Loses Her Mind With Hyperbole About Capitol Protest, But Here's a Little Reality Check for Her.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was running fast and free with with the hyperbole when she appeared on ABC with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday [1/10/2021], attacking Republicans over the Capitol protest and demanding "accountability." [...] "We came close to nearly half of the House dying on Wednesday."  She also then later made a misleading comment about the number about police deaths in relation to the protest.  "Five people died and we just learned another officer lost his life," she claimed. [...] First, only one officer has died, he died after he returned to his office and may have died as a result of an underlying medical condition.  The story that he was hit with a fire extinguisher was reported as "fact" but was not confirmed.  Another officer committed suicide, so he did not "lose his life" from the protest.  Second, no, nearly half of Congress didn't come close to dying, no members died, nor were any actually even personally attacked.

AOC Staffer Wants People Banned For Retweeting AOC's Support Of BLM Riots.  Some supporters of President Donald Trump made a serious error in judgment earlier this week when they decided to break into the U.S. Capitol Building and assault (and allegedly kill) one police officer in the process.  Looking back, it's easy to believe that some of those people were lambasting Antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters all last year as they attacked innocents, burned buildings, looted businesses, and even killed supporters of the president.  The invasion of the people's house was not only a criminal act, but it was also monumental hypocrisy — in spite of the well-earned frustration many of us have felt after having lost a presidential election in an unprecedented manner and after four years' worth of enduring physical and political abuse.

Pelosi Appoints AOC, Other 'Squad' Members to Powerful Oversight Committee; Leftists Promptly Reveal Radical Agenda.  First things, first.  As reported by The New York Post on Tuesday [1/5/2021], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Math Wizard) and two of her "Squad" comrades to the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, which will give the far-left lawmakers a platform from which to push their radical agenda on Joe Biden.  Joining AOC are Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-TDS) and newcomer Rep. Cori Bush (D-BLM). [...] Democrats will be in a position to advance their agenda without sufficient Republican opposition to stop them.  As reported by Daily Wire on Wednesday, Democrats and leftists have immediately called for radical legislative action that they intend to push Congress to enact and Biden to sign into law.

The Party Bosses decide who may run and who may not.
New York Democratic Party Chief Warns Ocasio-Cortez Not to Challenge Schumer.  The head of New York state's Democratic Party said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shouldn't challenge Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).  "I think it would be a primary driven by ambition more than by need," the party's head, Jay Jacobs, told the New York Post on Dec. 26.  There have been unconfirmed reports for months suggesting Ocasio-Cortez — a self-described democratic socialist who has promoted far-left policies — would challenge Schumer.  "Schumer has been a progressive force in the state for decades," Jacobs said.  "She has a constituency that admires her and supports her, and they're in her community, and I think it would be a loss for them if she were to do that."

Nearly 50% of Americans have an 'unfavorable opinion' of AOC.  A new survey has revealed that nearly 50 per cent of Americans have an 'unfavorable opinion' of Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The Heartland Institute/Rasmussen poll, which surveyed 1,000 participants from December 6-7, found that a vast majority of likely voters prefer a free-market economic system over a socialist economic system.  Forty-eight respondents see Ocasio-Cortez, who is one of America's most prominent socialists, as 'unfavorable' with 38 per cent saying they view her as 'very unfavorable'.

AOC is right.  When Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right, she's right.  She's also an embarrassing hypocrite, but that doesn't mean she's wrong.  The New York representative went on a righteous tear Monday after it became clear that Congress was going to pass a massive, 5,500-page coronavirus aid and government funding package that lawmakers had not read.  "Congress is expected to vote on the second-largest bill in US history today — $2.5 trillion — and as of about 1pm, members don't even have the legislative text of it yet," said Ocasio-Cortez.  "It's not good enough to hear about what's in the bill.  Members of Congress need to see & read the bills we are expected to vote on."  She added later, "Members of Congress have not read this bill.  It's over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours.  This isn't governance.  It's hostage-taking."

AOC frustrated with lack of review time ahead of vote on 5,593-page stimulus bill.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the rushed process ahead of Monday's vote on a massive stimulus bill, as the text is finally released after long delays.  "It's not good enough to hear about what's in the bill.  Members of Congress need to see and read the bills we are expected to vote on," the New York Democrat tweeted.  "I know it's 'controversial' and I get in trouble for sharing things like this, but the people of this country deserve to know.  They deserve better."  Capitol Hill leaders announced a finalized deal on $900 billion in coronavirus relief and resources late Sunday evening, but the 5,593-page bill wasn't released until Monday afternoon.

AOC Claims 'National Security Policy' [is] Why She Got Vaccine Before More Vulnerable People.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) explained over the weekend why she received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine before more vulnerable populations, attributing it to a national security policy that aims to "ensure the continuity of governance during national emergencies."  "I was actually surprised by this too," Ocasio-Cortez said during a Q&A posted to her Instagram over the weekend, taking questions after sharing a video of herself receiving the vaccine:  [Video clip]

Revenge Of The Moderates:  AOC Loses Coveted Energy And Commerce Committee Seat.  Behind the scenes, House Democrats have been quietly lobbying their colleagues to support their bids for key committee assignments.  One of the key assignments up for grabs was a seat on the Energy and Commerce committee which overseas both health care and climate change.  The first person to announce she would try to get support from other members for the assignment was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  After all, if your priorities are the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, this is the perfect assignment from which to push both of those.  However, AOC had some competition from a moderate member of the NY delegation, Rep. Kathleen Rice.  Both Rice and AOC have spent the last couple of weeks arguing their case for why they deserve the assignment in preparation for a vote this week.

AOC says Pelosi, Schumer need to go, but warns of Democratic power vacuum.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the Democratic Party needs new leaders.  The progressive firebrand said it's time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to go — but warned of a power vacuum that could be filled by "nefarious forces" who are "even more conservative" than the caucuses' current leaders during a podcast interview on "The Intercept" that aired Thursday [12/17/2020].  "I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party," Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said.  "I think one of the things that I have struggled with, I think that a lot of people struggle with, is the internal dynamics of the House has made it such that there [are] very little options for succession."

AOC Calls for New Dem Leadership.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) called for new leadership to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), in an interview with The Intercept aired on Wednesday [12/16/2020].  The remarks represent Ocasio-Cortez's most direct challenge to current Democratic congressional leadership, and come a month after Michigan representative Elissa Slotkin vowed not to support Pelosi for another term as House Speaker.  Pelosi is the only candidate for the position, but with Democrats projected to win at most 226 House seats, Pelosi can only lose eight Democratic votes to remain Speaker.

She has the Reverse Midas Touch.
Goya sales increased 1000% after AOC called to boycott the company.  According to the head of Goya, after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY) called for people to boycott the company, it had the opposite effect: sales spiked.  In fact, CEO Bob Unanue says AOC's efforts caused Goya sales to go up by 1000%.  Unanue, a self-made Latino entrepreneur, had made positive remarks about President Trump, drawing the ire of the far left and other Trump opponents.  But the campaign against Unanue, Goya, and its products backfired and resulted in stunning sales figures.

Goya Foods CEO: AOC Called For Boycott.  Our Sales Jumped, So We Named Her Employee Of The Month.  Goya Foods and president CEO Bob Unanue revealed that after Rep. Alexandria Cortez (D-NY) echoed a call for a boycott of Goya products back in July because Unanue supported President Trump, his company named her "Employee of the Month" because sales rose so dramatically.  Unanue had visited the White House, where he stated, "We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder."

Age-shaming AOC mocks folks who 'remember when Hershey bars were 5¢ at the general store'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ginned up another firestorm of controversy online Thursday when she suggested that Republicans are not familiar with, or have never had, "working class" jobs.

AOC mocked for selling $58 'tax the rich' sweatshirt.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is dealing with some online backlash over the $58 price tag on a "Tax the Rich" sweatshirt in her campaign shop.  Ocasio-Cortez announced preorders for the black sweatshirt emblazoned with "TAX THE RICH" in all caps on Wednesday night, adding that the items are "made in the US with dignified, union jobs paying living wages."  "Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweatshirt," conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

AOC Is Selling Anti-Rich Sweatshirts That Only Rich People Can Afford.  The funny thing about socialists is that they hate the rich but rely on them for everything.  The money has to come from somewhere and since the poor don't have it, socialists have to steal it from those who do.  In the same way, New York Democrat Party sweetheart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs you rich people to use your capitalist tendencies to purchase a shirt to support her socialist ones.

AOC says 'we need to pay people to stay home' after Vermont proves COVID-19 infection rates can be kept low by giving its essential workers 'hazard pay'.  Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) suggested that the federal government should be sending a paycheck to Americans to get them to stay home and help stop the spread of the coronavirus.  'To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home,' she tweeted on Thursday [11/19/2020].  'Republicans are mad at this when they literally just voted to do just this in March,' Ocasio-Cortez added, in reference to the sole $1,200 stimulus check Congress authorized in the early days of the pandemic and $600 in federal unemployment, which helped people stay home.

AOC Recites a 'Socialist' Wish List on Twitter — If It Sounds Familiar, There's a Good Reason.  [T]here seems to be a cacophony of demands aimed at the much-diminished caucus shepherded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — and some of the more ornery sheep are getting restless.  On Twitter Friday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a member of the Squad made up of radical progressives in the House, recited a virtual, Socialist wish list, while griping that she and her comrades haven't gotten their way yet.  [Tweet]  Right away, one problem with this tweet is obvious.  Every single item on the list (except socialized medicine) has been blocked from getting out of the House and into the Senate by AOC's own Speaker (the embattled Pelosi is clinging desperately to the role, at least for the moment).

AOC defends 'defund the police' mantra after Dem losses.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her support for "defund the police" Thursday night [11/12/2020] after an election season in which Republicans weaponized the mantra to paint Democratic opponents as anti-cop and soft on crime.  Democratic leaders complained that two issues closely associated with AOC — defunding the police and socialism — contributed to Democratic losses in House races last week, including Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis ousting first-term Democratic Rep. Max Rose in the Staten Island congressional race.  AOC defended her position when a 14-year-old student asked her during a virtual town hall meeting to define the meaning of "defund the police."

Democratic moderate to AOC: She's 'advocating policies that are unworkable and extremely unpopular'.  Consider this a companion piece to the one Jazz wrote earlier today.  AOC is doing her best to deny that far left policies she and the Squad have advocated are responsible for Democrats' disappointing outcome in the House.  As I pointed out [...], Democrats were predicted to pick up 10-15 House seats this election.  Instead, Republicans have picked up 5 seats and could add more to that total when all is said and done.  It won't be enough for the GOP to take control of the House but it could set them up to do so in 2022.  So in the wake of this disaster, some Democrats are pointing to AOC and policies embraced by the Squad as the source of the problem.

AOC Tries to Walk Back the Democrat's Stance on Defunding the Police but the Internet Is Forever.  There were some things that really didn't play well for Democrats this election and now that it's clear it hurt them, damage control is the name of the game.  Enter AOC, who is now attempting to downplay the Democrats' stances on a few things, in particular, defunding the police.

Biden Camp:  AOC Won't Be Disappointed by 'Incredibly Progressive and Aggressive' Agenda.  The Biden team is promising that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) will not be disappointed by the president-elect's "incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda" once he takes office.  Asked by NBC host Chuck Todd whether the New York progressive would be "disappointed or not when she sees the agenda of the Biden administration in the first six months," Biden's campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield answered in the negative.  "No.  I think that Vice President Biden campaigned on an incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda," Bedingfield responded Sunday [11/8/2020] on NBC.

How odd that she didn't say this before the election.
AOC slams Lincoln Project: 'Def in scam territory'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened a lengthy broadside against the Lincoln Project on Twitter, siding with many progressives who have increasingly come to view the super PAC run by ex-Republican supporters of Joe Biden as a grift.  "Lincoln Project should take the L and publicly pledge to give a lot of their fundraising to the people who actually made a big difference," Ocasio-Cortez said late Friday in response to news that the group had raised at least $67 million during the 2020 election cycle.  The soon to be sophomore congresswoman said the 2020 results netted by the organization had not justified the investment.

Ocasio-Cortez Touts Secret List Targeting Trump Supporters For Retaliation.  There is no denying that the American left has become fully totalitarian as a result of the Democratic party's embrace of radical socialists and anti-Semites.  A prime example of the vicious element that has been growing increasingly powerful is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the taco bar revolutionary who in a twisted modern version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella, has become arguable the most powerful member of the Democrat Congress.  Since she burst onto the political scene in the summer of 2018, AOC has shown that she is a petty, vindictive, vicious and cruel person who lies without consequence and has a formidable Twitter mob that will rip any Dems who dare to question her to shreds.

AOC and other Dems' vows of vengeance on Trump supporters ensure a fanatical fight to the bitter end.  Since antiquity, military commanders leading expeditions have burned their boats so that nobody would be tempted to desert the battles ahead and head for the safety of home.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by calling for lists of Trump supporters to be compiled, has in effect burned the boats for those Republicans tempted to concede the presidential election and pledge their support to Biden, so that the media and Democrats (they imagine) will be kind to them. [...] While ominous, neither of these avengers specify what they have in mind for those who disagreed with them in a presidential election.  Others were not so shy.  Jennifer Rubin, who poses as a conservative op-ed writer for the Washington Post, wants a blacklist that would deny the opportunity to make a living to those who supported the incumbent Republican president.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows to Push Socialist Agenda if Biden Wins.  For months, many on the Left have pledged that they will do everything in their power to make sure that if Joe Biden is elected president, his administration will be the most progressive ever.  Not too long ago, in mid-September, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said, "I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues."  AOC's socialist sidekick, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), echoed similar sentiments in an interview with Chuck Todd in mid-August, "You know what, Joe Biden will become the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  And that, in this moment, is what we need," said Sanders.

AOC Suggests She May Seek Higher Office.  Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), currently the youngest representative in the legislative branch, may be looking at even higher office in the future.  During an interview with Vanity Fair, the democratic-socialist congresswoman revealed that she doesn't "know if I'm really going to be staying in the House forever, or if I do stay in the House, what that would look like."  "I don't see myself really staying where I'm at for the rest of my life," she added, which could simply imply seeking a congressional leadership position or moving beyond the House of Representatives.

After Barrett Confirmation, AOC Immediately Tweets 'Expand The Court'.  Moments after Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to the Supreme Court, AOC had a meltdown on twitter demanding that Democrats expand the Supreme Court.  Her first tweet simply read 'Expand the court':  [Tweet]

AOC returns to her tiresome and hypocritical victimhood stunt.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an impressive woman.  After all, she went from working nights as a bartender to representing Queens and the Bronx in Congress.  The Democratic congresswoman's personal embodiment of the American dream makes her victimhood schtick, which was on display again this week, all the more tiresome.  After she was referred to as "AOC" during Thursday evening's [10/22/2020] presidential debate, the name she uses regularly and has as her Twitter handle, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out her offense.  "I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature," she wrote.  "Women notice.  It conveys a lot."

The Editor says...
AOC is AOC's brand.  It's almost a trademark.  (Who knows — maybe it is a trademark.)  If she was mentioned at all in a presidential debate on nation-wide TV, she should be delighted.  U.S. Presidents are often referred to by their initials, especially in newspaper headlines.  It's a term of endearment.  (The exception is Barack H. Obama, who cannot be called BHO because that would call attention to his middle name, which we are not supposed to utter, because islamophobia.

AOC Believes the Green New Deal Would Have Saved Americans From the Coronavirus.  Progressive darling Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday said she believes the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic wouldn't have been as bad as it has been if her vision of a Green New Deal was implemented in the United States.  The comment was made during a Zoom call with actress and climate change activist Jane Fonda.  "Do you think that had there been a Green New Deal in place in January 2020, COVID-19 would have been much easier to contain and our health care system would have been much more resilient?" Fonda asked AOC.  "I absolutely think so, for a lot of reasons," the freshman congresswoman replied.  "For one, if we had passed a Green New Deal by January of this year, that would mean that we had a political establishment that respects science, that is willing to mobilize and make major investments to protect the American people and, frankly, our global population."

Comrade Ocasio-Cortez has big plans for your dinner plate.  Listen up, worker ants, People's Commissar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is once again, more than a little interested in what's on your dinner plate.  [Video clip]  She begins by lamenting what a classic food desert the Bronx is, discriminating against minorities because she couldn't find fresh basil at the local bodegas for a gazpacho recipe she was making at home. [...] As if inner city people in the Bronx will gladly pay six bucks a bunch for fully organic, unplastic-wrapped, sustainably produced fresh basil, same as she would.  Yes, some do.  But unlike her, they plan their shopping ahead in Manhattan and they shell out, same as the rich people do.

AOC and Angwang
AOC Partied With Alleged Chinese Communist Party Spy.  The photo, posted to Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram, shows the Congresswoman in between the alleged spy and a woman with a child.  Angwang is wearing his New York Police Department uniform.  The resurfaced photo also comes as Ocasio-Cortez has been campaigning for months to defund the police, notoriously stating "defunding the police means defunding the police."  Angwang, accused of spying on New York-based Tibetans, can be seen in a room full of his potential targets.


AOC calls on Cuomo, de Blasio to raise NY taxes: report.  New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging Empire State lawmakers to raise taxes, despite opposition from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Ocasio-Cortez called on Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase rates as the state battles a massive coronavirus-induced multi-billion-dollar budget hole.  "I'm calling on Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo to raise revenue to fund universal child-care programs, significantly increase staffing at schools and fund the infrastructure improvements, including ventilation, that our school buildings need to be safe," Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement obtained by The New York Post on Wednesday [9/23/2020].  A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment.

The Editor says...
What?  The schools don't have ventilation?  How long has this been going on?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges city, state tax hikes to fund NYC schools.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for tax hikes to help fund New York City's cash-strapped schools and child care programs.  "I'm calling on Mayor [Bill] de Blasio and Governor [Andrew] Cuomo to raise revenue to fund universal child-care programs, significantly increase staffing at schools, and fund the infrastructure improvements, including ventilation, that our school buildings need to be safe," Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said in a statement Wednesday [9/23/2020].  The Bronx Democrat said her tax hike call comes after hearing complaints from parents and teachers in her district that schools are not ready to reopen because of COVID-19 safety issues.  "It's clear that there's significant evidence to suggest that schools are not safe to re-open," she said.

The Editor says...
If you're waiting for New York City schools to be absolutely safe, or even reasonably safe, you've got a long wait ahead, and not because of any virus.

House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown.  The House approved late Tuesday night, in a 359-57-1 vote, a stopgap bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not vote yes or no, but "present."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced earlier Tuesday [9/22/2020] that Democrats had reached a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to avert a government shutdown and fund the government with a continuing resolution through Dec. 11.

The Editor says...
AOC has figured out how to get easy press coverage:  Just vote "present," like Barack H. Obama used to do, and the news media will point out the lone exception.  In doing so, she isn't representing her constituents, but as long as the newspapers spell her name correctly, she doesn't seem to care.

Joe Biden's AOC Problem.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struck a dissonant note in an otherwise well-orchestrated second night of the Democratic National Convention.  The freshman congresswoman's highly anticipated speech was devoted to seconding Bernie Sanders's nomination.  Where much of the programming celebrated the geographic and population diversity of America, Ocasio-Cortez impugned American society for its supposed misogyny, racism, and colonization.  She said it was Sanders, not his rivals, who could lead the country out of its overlapping social, economic, and health crises.  Unlike Sanders, however, Ocasio-Cortez said hardly a word about the actual Democratic nominee.  On Monday, Sanders urged his movement to back Biden in November.  On Tuesday [8/18/2020], we learned why he felt it was necessary to be so emphatic.  The reason is voters like Ocasio-Cortez.

AOC nominates Bernie Sanders and snubs Joe Biden in DNC address.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez only got a minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night but she made it count as a warning that Joe Biden should not ignore the party's far-left wing, nominating socialist Bernie Sanders and making no mention of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.  "I hereby second the nomination for Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America," the New York Democratic socialist said at the end of her 60-second address.  In her socialist rhetoric-heavy address, she spoke about Sanders' movement to "repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia" and not once addressed Biden, 77, who will be crowned the party's nominee.

AOC triggered by NYPD union's Trump endorsement: 'Lethal weapons' apparently make it inappropriate.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez let it be known that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump is simply not acceptable.  The New York Democrat suggested there is a "potential problem" with unions representing the "enforcement arms of the state" now endorsing the president's reelection bid.  Ocasio-Cortez slammed the historic decision by the New York City Police Benevolent Association to back Trump in a tweet on Friday.

AOC given just 60 seconds to deliver pre-recorded message at DNC.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the Democratic National Convention next week.  The party's progressive firebrand has been afforded the limited role while Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will get to deliver live, virtual speeches at the coronavirus-revamped event, Business Insider reported Wednesday [8/13/2020].  The four-day online convention, titled "Uniting America," will feature different themes and speakers each day during two-hour broadcasts beginning at 9 p.m.  ET.

Trump predicts AOC will successfully challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer.  President Trump on Thursday predicted that far-left Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez would mount a challenge against Sen. Chuck Schumer — and defeat him.  "Schumer's going to get beaten by her.  She's going to run against Schumer, and he knows that and he's going to get beaten by her unless you can talk her out of doing it.  He has no chance," Trump said on "Fox News Business."  "Chuck Schumer will be, in my opinion.  AOC will run against Chuck Schumer for the Senate.  Yeah, I mean, I think.  And I think she'll win," the president said.

AOC may be denied speaking slot at Democratic National Convention.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be denied a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention this month, according to a report.  Although the 30-year-old Democratic socialist is one of the most recognizable new leaders in the party, centrists are opposed to giving her time to speak.  "I think [Vermont Sen.] Bernie [Sanders] and [Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth] Warren will speak, and they'll represent the progressive wing of the party very ably," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell told Politico.  Rendell, a longtime friend of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, said it would be unfair to highlight Ocasio-Cortez, who took office last year after a shocking primary win.

AOC Steps In It Big Time, Slandering A True American Hero as a Symbol of 'White Supremacy'.  One of the things that has been very evident from the effort by the radical left to spread chaos in the country is that many on the left are painfully ignorant of U.S. history and government.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) is perhaps a great example of this basic ignorance. [...] But imagine a member of Congress like AOC who doesn't seem to understand basic concepts of government or the Constitution? [...] Everything for her is about pushing the evil stunted United States that needs to be saved and "woke" by her and similar enlightened Guard.  But, in a truly ignorant rant, she really went after the wrong target, a statue of Fr. Damien of Molokai in the Capitol which she termed an example of "white supremacy."

What's really vulgar is AOC's fake outrage.  America is suffering through a pandemic, riots, a violent crime wave, a recession and record unemployment, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens-Bronx) wasted an hour of the nation's time on feigned outrage in Congress over an alleged insult she didn't even hear.  Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) denies calling her a [nasty name], a claim for which she offers no evidence, apart from the hearsay of a reporter from The Hill who claimed, in any case, that Yoho did not direct those words to AOC.  The reporter, Mike Lillis, wrote that Yoho uttered those words as "a parting thought to no one in particular," and out of earshot of AOC.

'It's time to tax the rich': AOC calls on Cuomo to tax N.Y. billionaires to help the needy.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Gov. Cuomo to get in touch with his inner Robin Hood.  The progressive congresswoman called on Cuomo Thursday [7/16/2020] to get onboard with a soak-the-rich tax plan that would siphon wealth from the state's billionaires and redistribute it to working-class New Yorkers suffering from coronavirus-related economic hardships.

Cancel Culture is a Mighty Tool of Fascism's Advance.  Those of us of a certain age remember those grainy, black-and-white films we were shown in school of a spreading ink stain or the tentacles of a giant octopus that represented Communism spreading over Europe and heading our way.  Today the advancing fascist, totalitarian state that is coming for us might well be represented as a gigantic Pac-Man figure scurrying around within eating any idea or thought or expression that deviates from or opposes leftism: [...] It is led by truly ignorant people who, literally, don't know what they are talking about.  The prime example of which is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), a cum laude graduate of Boston University majoring in international relations and economics: [...] AOC is but one of the geniuses urging a boycott of Goya Foods because its CEO, Robert Unanue, dared to praise President Trump.

Ocasio-Cortez: NYC Crime Surge 'Maybe' Due To People Being 'Scared To Pay Their Rent,' Don't Have Jobs.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are "scared to pay their rent" and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic.  Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill.  Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that the recent $1 billion budgetary cut by the New York City Police Department wasn't "really real." [...] Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion that the increase in crime is simply people stealing bread to try to feed their families ignores the widespread looting of luxury stores that happened in the city during the recent riots.  It also ignores the fact that New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio resisted calls from top Democrats and Republicans to deploy the National Guard to restore order and stop the violence and looting.

AOC attributes NYC's 'uptick in crime' to people stealing bread to feed their kids.  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.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists gaslight America about the sudden crime surge.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is out explaining things again, obviously taking Americans for fools: [...] She's got her Hugo Chávez on, nattering on and on in some cloud cuckoo land derived from 19th-century socialism, as if to "re-educate" her audience that the new crime wave engulfing New York and America's big blue cities is all a problem in their heads, merely an issue of desperate people trying to steal loaves of bread, instead of a monstrous descent of one of America's great cities into its pre-Giuliani-era Fort Apache and "Shattered" era.  Call it the great gaslight, a phenomenon where you're living something but not supposed to believe the evidence of your own eyes.  We're now seeing it in spades from the left as the crime wave mounts.

Wild Brawl In Bronx.  Strange fight on the streets of AOC's district as woman steals shoes from handicapped man but citizens come to the rescue and beat her up.  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
Wow.  Maybe AOC really is a representative of her miserable district.  The video clip shows a scene that looks like the background in a stereotypical late-night filler movie on TV about big city violence.

$1.5B in NYPD cuts not enough for AOC: 'Defunding police means defunding police'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday [6/30/2020] the proposed $1.5 billion NYPD budget slash didn't go far enough.  "Defunding police means defunding police.  It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.  It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education's budget so the exact same police remain in schools," the self-described Democratic Socialist said in a press release about the budget deal between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio.  "It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways.  The fight to defund policing continues," she said.

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Latinos are black... we run an entire racial spectrum'.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued Monday that some Latino people are black during an interview about how the pandemic is impacting the Latino community.  "I always say Latinos are black.  We are Afro-Latina and we — we run an entire racial spectrum," she said during an interview on Telemundo.  Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democrat, is running for re-election after beating former New York Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Who Once Claimed Jewish Ancestry, Now Says She's 'Black'.  "What do you think the Latinx community should do to stop racism among them and among other races?" AOC was asked.  Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, who once claimed to be descended from Sephardic Jews, replied:  "A lot of times I'll hear people say, 'OK, this is about Black Lives Matter, what about Latinos?' and I always say, Latinos are black!"

AOC Spent $6.3M to Defeat Primary Challenger.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for all her strident rhetoric about the malignant influence of money in politics, won Tuesday's Democratic primary in New York's 14th District the old-fashioned way — she drowned her opponents beneath a tsunami of campaign cash.  According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Ocasio-Cortez spent about $6.3 million of $10.5 million raised, more than any other Democrat up for reelection in 2020.

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes threatens to foment more unrest unless her political demands are met.  [Video clip]

The Delusional Premises of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Welcome to yet another example of the nexus between climate change alarmism and a socialist redistribution agenda fueled by racial resentment.  That may be old news to those of us paying attention, but thanks to birdbrained stooges like U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) the blatant race-baiting rhetoric is being turned up a notch.  And why not?  If you're a socialist, or a globalist, there is only upside to tagging nations of European heritage with guilt for the problems facing their "communities of color," or the problems in the rest of the non-European world.  It would be far too painful to consider the alternative explanation, which is that socialism, in all of its antecedents and derivatives, is the primary cause of the societal afflictions that plague "people of color" both in America and abroad.

AOC owes $2,000 in unpaid taxes from failed business venture.  US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich — just not pay her own.  The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn't paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture.  AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children's stories, in 2012.  As the [New York] Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016.  The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.

Why fellow New York Democrats are avoiding AOC as they plan coronavirus relief.  New York's elected officials are avoiding spotlight-loving firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like, well, the plague, opting to craft their coronavirus response efforts without the lefty lawmaker, insiders tell The [New York] Post.  Sources gave multiple explanations for why the Queens-Bronx Democrat has been largely relegated to the sidelines — and her "Animal Crossing" island — rather than in the fray.  "They are not looking to work with her and they want nothing to do with her," said one source plugged into Empire State politics, explaining that other pols feared she would outshine them or try to take credit for their work.

The end of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's revolution.  Ocasio-Cortez's primary against former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera hasn't drawn a lot of attention, but it's worth watching closely.  The congresswoman's district, which spans Queens and the Bronx, has been one of the hardest-hit areas in the country from the pandemic.  But Ocasio-Cortez was the only House Democrat to vote against the coronavirus-relief bill, a lonely and unpopular position on Capitol Hill.  She told The New York Times that, after the vote, she felt more alienated in Congress than ever before and was facing a personal existential crisis.  Those personal feelings are undoubtedly authentic, but by making the crisis about herself, it offers a tempting opportunity for Caruso-Cabrera to portray her as someone driven more by ego than the needs of her constituents.  Caruso-Cabrera is no novice:  The granddaughter of Cuban and Italian immigrants, she served as the chief international correspondent for CNBC for nearly a decade.

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Squad Are Strategizing To Cancel Rent Payments.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been holding Congress' feet to the fire for a lack of depth in economic relief bills that should protect working people.  Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly brought attention to the fact that many people will not be able to make their rent or mortgage payments at the end of April, especially with more than 30.3 million people currently filing for unemployment benefits as a result of losing work due to the global pandemic.  With tenants and housing rights advocates organizing across the country for state and local rent strikes, Ocasio-Cortez has called for state and federal rent cancellations during the pandemic.

Fact Check:  AOC's Baseless Accusation That the U.S. Is a 'Brutal, Barbarian Society'.  According to democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the COVID-19 pandemic is proving that the United States "is a brutal, barbarian society for the vast majority of working-class Americans."  As evidence of this, she claims that "40% of us couldn't even afford a $400 emergency" before this crisis, and COVID-19 "is more than a $400 emergency."  However, her "40%-$400" statistic is false, and the facts that broadly inform this issue reveal that:
  •   government social programs, which AOC seeks to enlarge, depress workers' savings, causing the very outcomes that she decries.
  •   the people of the U.S. lead the world in charity.
  •   middle- and low-income Americans are more financially capable of handling COVID-19 than the bulk of people in most developed countries, including those who live in more socialistic nations that AOC says the U.S. should emulate.

Ocasio-Cortez Only House Democrat To Vote Against Funding To Help Americans.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was the only House Democrat to oppose funding to help Americans who are struggling from the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China.  The move by the far-left lawmaker comes after she cheered American job losses on Twitter earlier in the week when she learned that the oil industry was being ravaged by the pandemic.

Sarah Sanders to AOC: Unlike Members Of Congress, American Workers Have To Show Up To Get Paid.  During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Thursday [4/23/2020], Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sounded off on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who suggested that American workers orchestrate a national boycott when the economy reopens after the coronavirus, saying she needs to look back to where she came from and remember that she still gets paid as a member of Congress regardless of whether she's doing her job.

Brilliant!
AOC suggests low-income Americans should boycott work after coronavirus shutdown ends.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued Wednesday that many Americans should protest economic insecurity by refusing to work after coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted.  "When we talk about this idea of reopening society, you know, only in America does the president — when the president tweets about liberation — does he mean go back to work.  When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot people should just say 'no' — we're not going back to that," she said.  "We're not going back to working 70-hour weeks just so that we could put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives."

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I think AOC should refuse to work.  She should boycott the Congress and abstain from voting.  Lead by example.

AOC deletes tweet celebrating oil price crash after she is criticized for making light of job losses.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was forced to delete a tweet Monday saying 'you absolutely love to see it' while celebrating the price of oil crashing.  The Democrat quickly removed the post after being criticized for celebrating job losses, but still used the economic collapse to plug her Green New Deal, which focuses on environmental issues.  The price of U.S. oil crashed into negative for the first time in history Monday as demand dries up and producers effectively pay buyers to take barrels off their hands.

A Science Project in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  I challenge far left politician such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, all Democrats, journalists, entertainers, professors and scientists to look at the scientific data from the last 140 years and show any correlation between temperature and the other variables which are blamed for climate change.  (There is none).  For some reason the incurious media will never ask questions to justify the Democrats radical policies.  I would also challenge everyone to look at the dire predictions from the last 100 years and find any that are true.  I can't find any.

AOC Cheers U.S. Economic Collapse:  "Absolutely Love to See It".  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not contain her glee as the U.S. economic collapse leads to negative oil prices.  Never let a crisis go to waste.

AOC Now 'In Talks' With Joe Biden and I Think I Know Why.  [Scroll down]  I actually think there's more to it and that AOC managed to find the one pressure point Biden is most afraid of.  Namely, the sexual assault allegation which continues to be an issue despite the media's best attempts to bury it.  What did AOC say about that just yesterday?  AOC makes this comment and then poof, just like that, Biden calls her up and they are in talks for an endorsement.  It's almost as if the #metoo movement has been turned into a complete joke, able to be covered up at will via political agreements.

AOC says she is 'having conversations with Biden's team' over policy.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's staff has been in talks with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's team over the past few days, she admitted in a new interview.  Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed in an interview with Politico Wednesday that her aides were "having conversations with Biden's team" in order to "figure out what some of these policy conversations will [be] looking like" as the general election takes shape.  The comments come two days after she took part in an interview with the New York Times in which she said she had not yet heard from the Biden campaign since Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dropped out of the race.

AOC and Schumer blasted for 'photo op' in top coronavirus ZIP code.  Critics are blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for staging a "photo op" Tuesday in the US ZIP code hardest hit by the coronavirus.  A small group gathered in the virally blighted neighborhood of Corona, Queens, in AOC's district, to hear a pitch for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offer funeral assistance.  The gathering — convened as officials order ordinary New Yorkers to stay home — gave TV networks an opportunity to shoot footage of the duo, but there was no live feed to allow the event to be covered from afar, let alone a virtual press conference as most public officials have turned to in a bid to reduce exposures.

AOC hit with crushing blow as opponent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera raises $1 million to unseat her.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) days in Congress may be numbered, as it has just been revealed that her opponent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has raised $1 million to beat her in the Democratic primary on June 23.  Caruso-Cabrera, a former anchor for CNBC, is set to report having $800,000 in cash on hand (minus expenses paid) when she files her financial disclosures with the Federal Elections Commission, according to the New York Post.

AOC wants coronavirus reparations for minorities: 'Inequality is a comorbidity'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Friday [4/3/2020] that inequality is a preexisting health condition and that minority and low-income communities should receive coronavirus relief in the form of reparations.  "COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities," the New York democratic socialist tweeted to her 6.6 million followers.  "Why?  Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc.  ARE underlying health conditions.  "Inequality is a comorbidity," she wrote.  "COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations."

Also posted under Race-based Political Opportunism.

Alexandria Donkey-Chompers Outraged That Illegal Alien Foreigners Aren't Getting American Stimulus Checks.  Yes let's give all of America away to foreigners.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Upset Cash Relief Does Not Extend to Non-citizens.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed outrage on Thursday that the cash payment portion of the economic relief package, which the Senate unanimously passed Wednesday night, does not extend to noncitizens.  The Senate unanimously approved of the historic coronavirus emergency relief measure on Wednesday evening after days of partisan battles.  As many Republican leaders have stated, the passed bill remains virtually the same as the original bill Democrats rejected on Sunday.  It provides aid for small businesses, creates a lending aid program, and delivers cash assistance directly into the pockets of American citizens.

CNN's Jake Tapper Admits He Allowed Ocasio-Cortez to Lie About Trump.  CNN's Jake Tapper is admitting he knew Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told a lie about President Trump on his Sunday show and he chose to not challenge or correct her.  This is a remarkable admission from an increasingly unstable CNN anchor, who just last week demanded the American president stop communicating directly with the American people.

GOP's 'anti-AOC' candidate rattles Dems: 'They can't fathom that a young Latina could be a Republican'.  A young Republican candidate billed as the "anti-AOC" called out the mainstream media that "carries water" for House Democrats and "can't fathom" how she could be a Trump supporter.  Catalina Lauf, who launched her campaign for office in Illinois' 14th District last year, spoke with Fox News' "Media Angle" about her plan to help modernize the face of the GOP while providing a strong voice against the progressive left.

Derp: AOC Advises People to Eat at Home Just Days After Calling People 'Racists' for Eating at Home.  Earlier this week, I wrote about how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) conducted an Instagram Live chat on Tuesday night in which she accused people who were avoiding Chinese restaurants during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak of "straight-up racism."  To recap, here's what she said in full:  "Honestly, it sounds almost so silly to say, but there's a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism, where people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants, they're not patroning Asian restaurants because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus." [...] But fast forward a few days and we see that Ocasio-Cortez is singing a different tune.  Now it's ok to "eat your meals at home" and engage in social distancing because she says so.

AOC, SCIENCE WHIZ.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to match wits with Ted Cruz, which is about like me challenging Tyson Fury to duke it out.  Along the way, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she "hold[s] awards from MIT Lincoln Lab and others for accomplishments in microbiology."  Wow, sounds impressive, right? [...] It turns out that her "accomplishment in microbiology" consists of a second-place finish in a high school science fair.

Conservatives Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Citing HS Science Fair Among Her Credentials.  Conservatives mocked Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she cited her high school science fair in a Twitter spat with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.  Ocasio-Cortez kicked off the exchange by criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to name Vice President Mike Pence as the head of the Coronavirus task force, saying that he did not believe in science.  Cruz quickly responded by asking the freshman congresswoman a series of scientific questions that were at odds with her ideology — including a query about Y chromosomes.

Ted Cruz Asked Ocasio-Cortez, 'What's A Y Chromosome?' She Went Ballistic.  Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sparred with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over several unanswered science questions.  The spat began Thursday when Ocasio-Cortez criticized President Donald Trump for putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the task force responding to Coronavirus.  Cruz responded by asking Ocasio-Cortez, "As you are speaking as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome?"  Ocasio-Cortez fired back, insulting Cruz and touting her own scientific prowess and resume.

A Bernie Sanders nomination is Nancy Pelosi's nightmare.  As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to define the new class of Democrats, Pelosi repeatedly sought to downplay the freshman's influence, explaining that the 2018 campaign was won by dozens of more moderate Democrats running in swing districts on a more incremental approach to policy.  "All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," she told the New York Times last July.  "But they didn't have any following.  They're four people and that's how many votes they got."  An irate Ocasio-Cortez would subsequently accuse the first female speaker of the House of being both racist and sexist.  But now, Ocasio-Cortez may be having the last laugh.  Not only has Sanders emerged as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, but the young Bronx socialist can claim part of the credit.  Last October, when many were writing off Sanders in the wake of his heart attack, she endorsed him along with squadmates Reps.  Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.  That was one factor that helped revive Sanders and added fuel to his comeback.

AOC's Fellow Democrats likely to Eliminate Her House Seat.  New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the U.S. House of Representatives with guns blazing.  Wasting no time at all, she proved to her colleagues that she walks to the beat of her own drum and has no intention of following any form of a protocol or traditional manners in the House.  AOC's extreme progressive policies and anti-American sentiments have created a divide amongst her own party, even with the head honcho herself, Nancy Pelosi.

The AOC Tapes:  Dem darling trashes Hillary Clinton for failed presidential campaign.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered a brutal assessment of Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 campaign for president, saying excuses such as "misogyny" among the electorate were "stupid" and placed the blame for her historic defeat on Clinton alone.  "I'm not trying to be difficult.  I'm not trying to be down.  But she didn't try hard enough in Michigan," AOC said during a 2016 Facebook live video taken while traveling through the midwest with friends.  "She didn't make a single ... visit to the United Auto Workers before the general election.  And then ... they're like upset that that union workers didn't organize for her."

AOC's 'big announcement' [is] eerily similar to [the] Justice Democrats entity that put her in office.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist Democrat from New York, promised on Thursday that a "big announcement" was coming on Friday [2/21/2020], and the announcement appears to be the launching of a new PAC to build a progressive majority in Congress.  The term "progressive" having become code for socialism from hard-left zealots like AOC.  Ocasio-Cortez announced an initial list of endorsements for The Courage to Change PAC on Twitter, and according to the list, it appears that white males need not apply.

Trouble in the Workers' Paradise.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is precisely the sort of campaign surrogate you want, especially if you are Bernie Sanders:  She is young, energetic, charismatic, popular (with the people she needs to be popular with, anyway), and, happily, currently ineligible to run for the presidency herself.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is precisely the sort of campaign surrogate you don't want, especially if you are Bernie Sanders:  She is callow, flippant, vain, shallow, and prone to making policy pronouncements that are even battier than your own, and she forgets to mention you at all in the course of making appearances that are in theory on your behalf.

AOC: Billionaires Should Not Exist Because They Get Rich By Underpaying Their Employees.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated during her Wednesday interview on "The View" the billionaires behind companies like Walmart and Amazon should not exist because they underpay their employees.  Co-host Meghan McCain asked Ocasio-Cortez how she felt about the presence of billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg in the Democratic race for president.  Both Steyer and Bloomberg have spent vast amounts of personal wealth on their campaigns, with Bloomberg topping the spending chart.

The Rise of Democratic Idiocracy.  Freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clearly the thought leader of the current Democratic Party.  Her almost daily pronouncements are laughably detached from any semblance of reality ("We only have 12 years left to correct Global Warming!  This is our World War Two!"), yet her philosophies and utterances somehow serve as the guideposts for all the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates.  She spouts all the usual clichés:  capitalism is bad, America is evil and deeply flawed, only the wealthy are doing well, etc., but the Democratic candidates parrot every single one of them.  They may put their own individual twists on them in order to distinguish themselves from one another, but the overriding "America is unfair, it's racist, and a Republican-run America will ruin the world's future with its greed unless we stop it" theme is common to all the contenders.

Ocasio-Cortez Guests on RuPaul Show: 'I Pledge Allegiance to the Drag'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will serve as a guest judge on the reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, according to a trailer published Thursday [2/13/2020].  The drag queen contest series, which comes back to VH1 this month, carries a semi-political theme this year and features several political puns.  Ru Paul will preside over the "Ru-nited States of America," the video ad says.  In the video, RuPaul also announces that "the time has come for the first drag queen president."

Report: Bernie Sanders Campaign Fears Ocasio-Cortez's Rhetoric Will Alienate Voters in Rust Belt States.  Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign is reportedly unhappy with the stump speech Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) delivered in Sanders' absence on the campaign trail during the Senate impeachment trial and fears her strong rhetoric could alienate voters in Trump-won battleground states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, according to a report from Vanity Fair.  Ocasio-Cortez went on the campaign trail for her candidate in Iowa during the Senate impeachment trial, which kept Sanders locked down in the nation's capital, compromising his ability to campaign in the Hawkeye State ahead of its caucuses.

AOC to guest-judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a queen new deal.  The 30-year-old freshman congresswoman from The Bronx has signed on as a guest judge for Season 12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which will have a two-part premiere on Feb. 28 and March 6 on VH1.  The series, which pits 13 cross-dressing contestants against each other in the search of "America's Next Drag Superstar," has already taken on a red, white and blue political hue for the new season, which coincides with the 2020 presidential election.

AOC can't stop exposing her own ignorance.  Ocasio-Cortez's latest economic blunder really embarrassed Boston University, the school where she apparently received a bachelor's degree in economics.  You certainly wouldn't know it from her total lack of understanding of global poverty, economic development, trade, or her inability to do basic math when it comes to her socialist proposals.  But if there was any doubt that Ocasio-Cortez deserves a refund from BU, it's now been removed by her hilarious, yet sad, misstep this weekend, wherein she cited the "famed economist Milton Keynes."  Milton Keynes is the name of a British town north of London.  Not an economist.  Ocasio-Cortez clearly mixed up "John Maynard Keynes" and "Milton Friedman" — quite ideologically and economically distinct scholars.

AOC to Blacks:  Get Back on the Plantation.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cannot stand it.  She wants blacks back on that liberal plantation — now. [...] In describing Rush [Limbaugh] as a "virulent racist," AOC is flaunting the typical left-wing insistence that all blacks must remain on the left-wing ideological plantation.  AOC is exactly the picture of the determined skin-color police who have taken unto themselves the right to dictate what African Americans can — and cannot — believe.  And in the case of Rush, who lampoons liberals of every skin color with decided equality, Ocasio-Cortez, who is not black, cannot accept that blacks are her equal.  Instead, she condescends to African Americans who, along with liberals of every skin color, are targets for Rush's pointed humor.

AOC: Figures of Speech are Not her Friends.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not a stupid woman, despite all appearances to the contrary.  She is a brilliant propagandist, for example, one of the most effective our country has seen in recent decades.  She understands the importance of optics, for the most part, and she understands her core audience and how utterly malleable it is.  So, she is not unintelligent, and is certainly a clever manipulator.  But what so often gets her into trouble and gives her an image of stupidity is her magnificent, uncorrupted level of abject ignorance.  Despite having somehow obtained a degree in economics from an accredited university, AOC is one of the most uneducated people ever to be elected to the United States Congress.

AOC: Democratic Party is 'Not a Left Party,' It's a 'Center-Conservative' Party.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative party," and "not a left party," during a discussion at MLK Now 2020, Monday, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.  Day.  "I wanted to go back to what you said about our 'left party'.&Nbsp; We don't have a left party in the United States," declared Ocasio-Cortez.  "The Democratic Party is not a left party.  The Democratic Party is a center or center-conservative party.

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The current Democratic Party candidates are in a race to the political left, actively competing to see who can be the most extreme.  The Abortion Party is as extreme as it can be in its relentless promotion of infanticide.  The Democrats have created a welfare system that punishes fatherhood and encourages perpetual dependence on Big Government.  The Democrats are soft on crime, cozy with the theocratic Muslims, and proud of opening doors for transvestites.  The Democrats have made it abundantly clear that they don't want you to have firearms.  (No communist dictator anywhere in the world would want you to have firearms.)  If you are forced to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go into a public restroom and find a transvestite in there, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to a restaurant and they won't give you a plastic straw, it's because of the Democrats.  If you drive downtown and see homeless bums defecating in the streets, it's because of the Democrats.  If you have kids in high school who can't add two numbers without a calculator, it's because of the Democrats.  If one of your school kids comes home and tries to tell you there are 63 genders, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to a movie theater and you are bombarded with nudity, blasphemy, and profanity, it's because of the Democrats.  If some teenager gets snooty with you because you didn't use his or her "preferred pronouns," it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to the polls and leave there unsure if you vote will be counted, it's because of the Democrats.  If you're afraid to tell a stranger that you voted for President Trump, it's because of the Democrats.  If you hear the TV news people screaming about a "climate emergency," when you know there's nothing abnormal about the weather, it's because of the Democrats.  The Democratic Party platform is replete with socialism, thanks to people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and if Bernie Sanders is the party's presidential nominee, there will be large chunks of outright communism mixed in as well.  There is nothing conservative or moderate or centrist about the Socialist Democratic Party.

Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Claim:  "Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist..."  Fact-checker rating: Pants-on-fire.  One has to look no farther than the control booth of the extraordinarily successful Rush Limbaugh radio show to learn that the infamous producer and call screener "Bo Snerdley" is in reality a black man named James Golden. [...] Rush Limbaugh is neither a racist nor misogynist.  He is hated and reviled by liberals such as Ocasio-Cortez because he is an unapologetic conservative voice so desperately needed at this moment in American history.  Any listener of his show can attest to the fact that Rush has frequently praised Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, and if memory serves correctly, Justice Thomas is black.  While Limbaugh is unafraid to criticize, mock, and parody race-baiting hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan, or Al Sharpton, he often speaks of economist Thomas Sowell in almost reverential tones, and professor Walter Williams has also served on multiple occasions as a guest host on Limbaugh's radio show.  I wouldn't even know the name of Dr. Williams if it hadn't been for Rush Limbaugh.

This woman is a college graduate.
AOC: 'It's a Physical Impossibility to Lift Yourself up by a Bootstrap'.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the time to point out the obvious today.  You can't actually pick yourself up from your own bootstraps.  [Video clip]

AOC warns Dems it's a "dangerous" mistake to stand in Bernie's way.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist (communist) icon, who is currently Sen. Bernie Sanders' most powerful campaigner, warns that Democrats will be making a "dangerous" mistake — and hurt their odds of beating Donald Trump in a general election — if they do not rally around the eventual Democratic nominee.  Her comments, made in a phone interview with TIME Magazine, come on the eve of the first-in-the-nation caucuses in Iowa, amidst reports of Democratic efforts to block Sanders.

Tom Homan Berates AOC After She Smears ICE and CBP at Sanders' Rally.  Former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director and current Fox News contributor Tom Homan and AOC have clashed numerous times in the past.  Standing in for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at an Ames, Iowa rally on Saturday, AOC told his supporters that they must organize to "tip-off" illegal immigrants if ICE or CBP agents are in the area.  She also called for both agencies to be abolished.

Alexandria Donkey-Chompers:  The Democrat Party is "Center-Conservative;" "We don't have a left party".  What a goon. [...] The ignorant borderline-developmentally-disabled jackass then wondered why police didn't break out the guns to patrol the completely-lawful second amendment marchers in Richmond. [...] pictures of them — so what?  The left routinely waves communist flags at their marches.  And chants things like "No justice, no peace," which is explicitly a threat.

The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Economics.  On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.), sat for a discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates.  She dropped a number of shocking statements — statements that elicited nothing but murmurs of agreement from Coates.  AOC claimed:  "No one ever makes a billion dollars.  You take a billion dollars."  How, pray tell, are American billionaires responsible for such massive theft?  According to AOC, the very mechanisms of capitalism mandate such theft.  In her view, successful businesspeople simply exploit their workers while maximizing their profits.  Hypothetically speaking about billionaires making widgets, she said:  "You didn't make those widgets!  You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern-day slave wages and, in some cases, real modern-day slavery...You made that money off the backs of undocumented people."  This, of course, is nonsense.  Voluntary exchange of labor for wages is, as stated, voluntary, and the fact that there are many people willing and able to labor in the manufacture of widgets is presumably responsible for lower wages.

Hard to Believe, but AOC Is Getting Even Dumber.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been flying a bit under the radar in recent weeks while the Elders of the Democratic village have taken center stage, both in the primary race and the impeachment drama.  There is no doubt that she's been saying plenty of stupid stuff during that time — it's what she does — but we just haven't been hearing anything about it.  On Monday [1/20/2020], the Democrats' Ditz Supreme made her presence known again the way that she best knows how — via nonsensical word barf.

AOC Can't Comprehend the Difference Between a Peaceful 2A Rally and Black Lives Matter Riots.  Peaceful Second Amendment supporters headed to Richmond, Virginia for the annual gun rights lobby day.  The goal was simple: encourage Virginia legislators to protect and uphold Virginians' right to keep and bear arms.  As it currently stands, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has set forth an aggressive anti-gun agenda, which includes banning so-called "assault rifles," universal background checks and implementing extreme risk protection orders, commonly referred to as red flag laws.  Progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attempted to compare Monday's [1/20/2020] peaceful protests to the violent Black Lives Matter riots in Baltimore and New York City.  Apparently she failed to see what police had a heavy presence after the death of Eric Garner in NYC and Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Really?  Does the same hold true for a million dollars, as well as a billion?
AOC: 'No one ever makes a billion dollars.  You take a billion dollars'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that "no one ever makes a billion dollars.  You take a billion dollars" during a Martin Luther King Jr.  Day discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Monday [1/20/2020].  "No one ever makes a billion dollars.  You take a billion dollars," Ocasio-Cortez said, receiving applause.  "I'm not here to villainize and to say billionaires are inherently morally corrupt. ... It's to say that this system that we live in, life in capitalism always ends in billionaires."  Ocasio-Cortez said billionaires make their money "off the backs" of "undocumented people," "black and brown people being paid under a living wage" and "single mothers."

AOC calls the Democratic Party a 'center-conservative party'.  The New York Democrat spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event held in Harlem's Riverside Church on Monday [1/20/2020].  While there, the 30-year-old lawmaker claimed that the United States lacks a "left party" politically.  "We don't have a left party in the United States.  The Democratic Party is not a left party," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "The Democratic Party is a center or center-conservative party. [...]"

The War For The Democratic Party Will Destroy Lives And Change Our Country.  The far-left of the Democratic Party is out of the spotlight.  Out of the spotlight, but clearly still within the crosshairs of their colleagues.  Its young congressional leaders, Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, the fresh-faced consciences of the swamp, are all-three the targets of finance investigations.  Two are tangled in credible accusations of anti-Semitism, and one is mired in a hard-to-believe incestual infidelity scandal with a married man on her payroll.  Their outside support, which so successfully took media credit for gathering hundreds of thousands of liberals who'd booked non-refundable hotels and plane tickets to Her D.C. inauguration and became the Women's March, has collapsed amid credible accusations of racism and, you guessed it, anti-Semitism.  And the New York/D.C. media that ran glowing profile after fawning profile months ago don't seem to visit any more.

DCCC Chair Dodges Multiple Times on Whether Ocasio-Cortez Is Good For the Democratic Caucus.  Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.) in a Sunday interview dodged multiple questions as to whether Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) is good for the Democratic caucus.  Asked by CNN anchor Victor Blackwell if Ocasio-Cortez is "good for the Democratic caucus in the House," Bustos offered that "she has a lot of followers.  I have respect for her.  She brings a new voice to Congress."  Pressed by Blackwell, Bustos added, "We've got members from all different spectrums.  I respect her, and she brings a new voice.  I think that's always welcome."

AOC Hit List Targets Two Dozen Democrats.  Last February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened House Democrats who dared to work with Republicans, saying they were "putting themselves on a list" and that she would help challengers unseat them in 2020.  At the time, her more seasoned colleagues assumed such rhetoric would abate once she learned how Congress operates.  Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), for example, gave her the benefit of the doubt:  "She's new here, feeling her way around.  She doesn't understand how the place works yet."  Presumably, Shrader was disabused of this fantasy when he found his name among the 24 House Democrats who will soon be "primaried" by candidates backed by two Political Action Committees linked to AOC.

AOC Snubs Fellow Democrat Incumbents by Refusing to Pay Her Party Dues.  Fox News reports on Friday [1/10/2020] that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not making friends and playing well with others in the Dem House caucus.  With Republicans, it's a natural avocation for the airhead congresswoman and part and parcel of her amazing stupidity, outrageous ineptitude, and political ideology just to the left of the Khmer Rouge.  But you'd think all that stuff would play with the Dems, right.  Well, perhaps ideologically.  But actual politics in DC is much less about ideology than it is about turf and cash.  On those notes AOC has decided to go on her own far left path.  Specifically, she refuses to kick campaign cash into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is responsible for getting Dems elected to the House.

'Deadbeat' AOC rakes in a bundle but doesn't share with House Democrats.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raked in oodles of campaign cash, but the Democratic socialist darling has been a real penny-pincher when it comes to spreading the wealth to the House's Democratic campaign committee — and that's vexing her fellow Dems.  The far-left Bronx-Queens congressional freshman has not given a dime to the Democratic Congressional Committee, controlled by House leadership, her campaign spokesman Corbin Trent confirmed Friday [1/10/2020].  AOC instead has built her own fundraising operation to benefit fellow progressive candidates — including members of the self-proclaimed "Squad" — to bypass the official Democratic Party fundraising operation.

AOC Complains About Being So Popular She 'Can't Even Go Outside'.  New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained that she's "one of the most hated people in America," despite the fact her popularity is so immense she "can't go outside anymore."  In a recent interview with New York Magazine, the de facto leader of the Democrat party lamented the fact that she is despised by the President and other conservatives.

Taxpayer group cites AOC as 'Porker of the Year' for 2019.  A watchdog group named Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday its "Porker of the Year" for 2019, citing her sponsorship of the costly "Green New Deal" proposal.  Citizens Against Government Waste President Tom Schatz said the New York Democrat received 54% in the group's online poll, easily beating out Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who garnered 25%, and four other candidates.  "The results are not surprising, as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's $93 trillion proposal exemplifies the Congress's failure to protect the taxpayers' hard-earned money," Mr. Schatz said.  "For pushing a radical plan that would destroy the American economy, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez deserves the distinction of 2019 Porker of the Year."

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2019 Porker of the Year.  Today [1/7/2020], Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the results of its online poll for the 2019 Porker of the Year.  There were six worthy candidates who were guilty of plugging pricey policies, promoting earmarks and wasteful practices, and pushing a big-spending agenda.  After the votes were tallied, the dishonor went to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who was named CAGW's March Porker of the Month for introducing the egregiously expensive "Green New Deal."  Rep. Ocasio-Cortez received 54 percent of the vote, more than twice as much as the 25 percent for runner-up Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).  Senator Warren was named CAGW's 2019 May Porker of the Month for proposing "free" college and a taxpayer-funded bailout of all student loan debt.

AOC Takes Aim at Party Leadership for Indulging Moderates: 'Democrats Can Be Too Big of a Tent'.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) criticized the Democratic party for its tolerance of relative moderates, saying her own party has become "too big of a tent" in an interview published Monday [1/6/2020].  "For so long, when I first got in, people were like, 'Oh, are you going to basically be a tea party of the left?'  And what people don't realize is that there is a tea party of the left, but it's on the right edges, the most conservative parts of the Democratic Party," Ocasio-Cortez told New York Magazine.  "So the Democratic Party has a role to play in this problem, and it's like we're not allowed to talk about it."  The freshman lawmaker also lashed out at party leadership for their intolerance of internal criticism, saying "we're not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does."

AOC: 'In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview published Monday that Democrats nationwide can cultivate "too big of a tent," asserting that she and her party's 2020 frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, would be in different political parties in any other nation.  Asked for a profile by New York Magazine about what role she might play as a member of Congress should Biden capture the White House, the freshman House Democrat from New York responded with a groan.

The Left Goes Over the Edge.  The Future of the Progressive Movement is an ex-waitress who is frightened of a garbage disposal.  Almost her first act in office was to cost New York City tens of thousands of jobs by running Amazon out of town.  It was followed by a series of solecisms, idiocies, and contradictions unequalled in the American political record.  If this marks the new progressive politician — human black holes destroying rationality and coherence by their very existence — then bring 'em on.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lose her congressional seat based on all those NYC residents fleeing socialism?  Socialist blue New York is seeing its locals fleeing to other states, and with those kind of losses, someone's congressional seat has got to go. [...] Socialism the world over drives people to flight.  This is as true in New York as it is in Venezuela, China, Russia, North Korea, and Cuba.  And Ocasio-Cortez herself was directly responsible for some of the drive-out, based on her halting of a highly sought Amazon operation in her district.

New York Dems Are Redrawing Congressional Districts And It Could Put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Out Of A Job.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may have anticipated a long and prosperous career in Congress, but if the Democrats in New York's state legislature have their way, the freshman Member may be out of a job as soon as 2022.  According to pollster Frank Luntz, New York is likely to lose a seat in Congress after the 2020 census and Democrats in the state legislature will have to redraw the state's Congressional districts as a result.  Although there are plenty of places to cut, New York Dems are reportedly eyeing Ocasio-Cortez's Bronx district for elimination because she's been out of sync with state-level Democrats who control the process.

AOC Could Lose Her House Seat After 2020 Through Elimination Of Her District.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could soon be out of her government job.  Due to the high number of non-citizens in her district, it might be eliminated after the census.

The Most Irritating person of 2019 is...  If Hollywood wants to do an alternative version of Mr. Smith goes to Washington they could use her [Cortez] as a role model.  They could call it:  Ms. Alexi Goes to Moscow.  But at least Jefferson Smith had the brains to make something of his opportunity, while Cortez is baffled by the functioning of garbage disposals.  Hopefully Ms. Alexi will be a flash in the pan and thrown out next November by the embarrassed voters in her district.

AOC: Trump is a corrupt politician afraid of 'strong women'.  In an interview scheduled to air Monday [12/30/2019] on Noticias Telemundo, a Spanish-speaking television station that covers both North and Latin America, New York House Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez claims that United States President Donald Trump is 'afraid of strong women,' according to a report by the Daily Mail.  The freshman representative, since her incumbency, has become one of the Trump administration's most vocal critics mainly regarding issues of immigration, racism and corruption.  According to the interview, she is OK with that, and to her it means she is on the right path — attempting to invoke change on a daily basis.

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The American people don't want "change."  The American people want improvement, and it is highly unlikely that AOC can improve upon anything President Trump has done.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  U.S. Is 'Not an Advanced Society'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declared that the United States is "not an advanced society" and is devolving into a fascist country while campaigning alongside presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in Los Angeles Saturday [12/21/2019].  "Establishing a loving society in the United States of America" isn't an "irrational, overly feeling, sympathetic statement," Ocasio-Cortez said.  Instead, it's part of an ongoing mission to achieve "an advanced society," she argued, citing past remarks by Harvard University professor and fellow Sanders surrogate Cornel West.

AOC: 'It'd be an honor to be vice president'.  She's a bit too young to legally hold the job, but that hasn't stopped Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from measuring the drapes in the vice president's office.  "It'd be an honor to be vice president," she said in a weekend interview when asked about becoming Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's running mate should he become the Democratic presidential nominee.  But, she added, at 30, she is five years short of the constitutional age limit for vice president — or president.

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AOC shares makeup advice on Instagram before Bernie Sanders rally.  Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered some makeup 101 tips to her Instagram fans Saturday [12/21/2019].  AOC gave the grooming advice as part of a mini behind-the-scenes Instagram story before speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally in Los Angeles.  "The first thing I need to do is put on my makeup," she said.  "I do my own makeup, the only exception is when you go on TV; TV stations usually do your makeup for you. [...]"

Bartender to Revolutionary!  AOC Asks If We're 'Ready for the Revolution'.  Are we "ready for the [communist] revolution," asks our own little Eva Peron, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?  AOC was out campaigning for another communist, Bernie Sanders.  She is the de facto leader of the Democrat Party and she was a bartender and waitress two years ago.  She was at a Spanish language townhall telling the attendees that Bernie is the one.

This Land is Whose Land?  Of all the naïve nonsense that emits from the mouths of young people today, perhaps the most annoying is the constant and ignorant presumption that, somehow, the land within America's borders doesn't truly belong to the people who reside here, because the majority are the descendants of people who have migrated from European countries in centuries past.  Ostensibly, this land was "stolen" by European settlers hundreds of years ago from the people who happened to live here before.  "[W]e are standing on native land, and Latino people are the descendants of native people," said a tearful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back in February of this year. [...] It would be easy to lay the bulk of the blame for her ignorance at Sandy's feet alone, but she had ample help from a public indoctrination campaign, which has been underway for many decades in public education, to brainwash our youth into believing that America's very existence is illegitimate, and little more than a symbolic testament to a brutal colonial past.

Socialism starves, America feeds, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lies.  The latest goings-on with America's SNAP, or food stamp, program is that this administration reined in some of its more egregiously abused aspects by formalizing work requirements for adults, ages 18 to 49, who do not have minor-age dependents to feed.  In other words:  If you're an adult, able to work, and absent any responsibility for children, then you have to work to eat.  The food-stamp gravy train is leaving the station.  Still, that new rule doesn't apply to parents with minor-age children in their homes — something Ocasio-Cortez failed to mention.  The new rule also carves out allowances for adults without children who work at least 20 hours a week to continue receiving food stamps under certain conditions.  All in all, America is a pretty generous nation.  Nobody starves in America.  Not as the left would like believed.

AOC's 'Free Stuff' As 'Public Goods' Is An Old Socialist Game.  The political left has long tried to hide its true intentions and character through the use of euphemisms. [...] This is politics as usual for the left.  Socialists want to be called "progressives" because they know socialism carries baggage (though it's become a less-toxic term than it once was because the left has taken over the academy, and conditioned a generation to believe it's a more just system of government).  The forced redistribution of wealth and tax hikes fall under the category of "shared sacrifice."  Tax cuts are "giveaways to the rich."  Spending taxpayers' money on the left's favorite programs is an "investment."

AOC Raised More for Reelection Campaign Last Quarter Than All Other House Dems, Including Pelosi.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) raised more funds for her reelection campaign than all other Democrats in the House, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to federal elections commission data.  Ocasio-Cortez raked in $1.42 million between July 1 and September 30, outstripping Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), who raised $1.26 million over the same period, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), who raised $1.26 million, the New York Post first reported.  All three are up for reelection in 2020.

Socialist Bartender Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Out Fundraises Both Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has pulled in a massive fundraising haul in the third quarter of the year, raking in more than both Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — despite their campaigning for funds off the impeachment efforts.  The progressive left darling brought in $1.42 million, with $1.1 million of that coming from small donations of $200 or less.

AOC creates new term for 'free stuff' she wants to give away.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on those who qualify her policy propositions as "free stuff."  Ocasio-Cortez, the 30-year-old socialist New York representative elected to Congress last year, expressed her frustration with critics who write off her policies, such as tuition-free college, "Medicare for all," and expanding public housing, as "handouts" or "free stuff" to rope in voters.  "It's not that we deserve it because it's a handout.  People like to say, 'Oh, this is about free stuff.'  This is not about free stuff," Ocasio-Cortes said at a Bronx town hall over the weekend.

Free stuff vs. public goods.  At a recent Bronx townhall meeting, NY-14 congressional representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared in a fiery, finger-wagging statement, "I never want to hear the term free stuff again."  By "free stuff," she's referring to a plethora of no-cost-to-the-consumer campaign promises concerning college tuition, health care, and subsidized housing.  Later she tweeted, "Public education, libraries, and infrastructure policies are not free stuff.  They are public goods and they are worth investing in, protecting, and advancing for all society and future generations."  She's right about one thing — libraries, K-12 public education and infrastructure are not free.  These things are provided thanks to public taxation.  She's dead wrong about college tuition, health care and housing; these are not public goods, they are not free, and taxing the public will never cover the true cost.

New Yorkers say Cuomo got 'played' by AOC in failed Amazon deal.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo was deluged with hate mail following the collapse of his $3 billion deal to build a giant Amazon headquarters in Queens — with many of the missives mocking the fact he'd been bested by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, The [New York] Post has learned.  "You got outsmarted by a bartender ... thanks," Patricia Kaufman scolded the three-term governor, noting the 29-year-old socialist firebrand's former occupation.  Her email is just one of some 2,200 pieces of correspondence to the governor about the Amazon deal that The Post obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

Correcting Voters' Mistakes.  New York City lost its bid for a new Amazon facility due to the efforts of one of its new representatives in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  New Yorkers in Cortez' district might find it hateful that they've lost a chance at a good job while their representative can't be removed from her job until the next election.  Sad to say, but the recall is not available for federal officeholders.  Some Americans might resent that unavailability, given the performance this year of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sanders: 'No question' AOC will receive 'very important' role.  Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that if he is elected, he would give a "very, very important role" in White House to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).  Sanders, a senator from Vermont, said this in a joint interview with Ocasio-Cortez last week to ABC News, adding that the Bronx-Queens freshman congresswoman has ideas that "are resonating all over this country," and:  "If I am in the White House, she will play a very, very important role.  No question."  "I don't want you to hear this, because your head will explode," Sanders said in jest to Ocasio-Cortez, before adding, "I don't know of any person ... who has had more of an impact on American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has."

This Week in AOC Lies.  Another week's worth of misleading tweets from socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have gone completely ignored by the media.

Ocasio-Cortez: Impeaching Trump 'is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome' in 2020.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted that the Democrats' efforts to investigate President Trump are, in part, meant to prevent him from winning reelection in November 2020.  The freshman New York congresswoman made the admission in an interview on CNN Wednesday evening [11/13/2019], hours after the House had its first public hearing in the impeachment investigation into Trump's foreign policy decisions regarding Ukraine.

AOC Links White Supremacy to Climate Change.  Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went off script this weekend claiming that white supremacy was inextricably linked to climate change.  It's good that we know the real culprit behind the "scourge" of climate change:  white supremacy.

Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Fears Democrat Party Moving Too Far Left: 'We Are Bringing the Party Home'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dismissed the mounting concerns from establishment Democrats, who fear that she and presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are moving the Democrat Party "too far left," asserting that the ultra-leftist movement is "bringing the party home."  Ocasio-Cortez stumped with Sanders in Iowa over the weekend and addressed critics who say that candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sanders are moving the Democrat Party "too far left" with their proposals for "free" college, Medicare for All, and multitrillion-dollar climate change proposals.

AOC Folds In the Face of a Lawsuit, Issues Apology.  [Scroll down]  Notice the broadness of the judge's assertion that "public officials" who use social media for official purposes can not block people from seeing what they are saying.  Democrats, who simply assume they don't have to play by the rules they sought to invent, have largely ignored this edict.  In the case of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of her constituents decided to press the issue though.

Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Criminal Activity In NYC While Making False Claim.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) backed criminal activity in New York City on Saturday as she supported those who stormed a subway station and refused to pay the required fare to use the service.  "Close to a thousand anti-police protesters descended on Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, blocking traffic, vandalizing a city bus and shouting obscene insults at NYPD cops," The New York Post reported. [...] In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that the United States' criminal justice system was a "mass incarceration" system "that jails the poor to free the rich" — a claim that has no factual basis.

Rand Paul: 'Nobody In The Media Seems To Care' That Bernie And AOC 'Supporting' Ideas Of 'Stalin And Mao'.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently appeared on C-SPAN's "After Words" program to promote his new book, "The Case Against Socialism."  During the approximately 45 minute interview with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) acting as host, Paul spoke about the dangers of people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) promoting socialist ideology unchallenged.

Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats Skewered After Embarrassing Attacks On Zuckerberg.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee were slammed online on Wednesday [10/23/2019] over their "arrogant," "inaccurate," and "embarrassing" attacks on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Zuckerberg appeared before the committee for over six hours to answer questions about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency, Libra.

Voting Is a Complex Calculus.  One likes and votes for a candidate based on a number of factors which don't usually have to do with gender and race, and Sandy O obviously endorsed Sanders because she considers him a true democratic socialist.  But the left doesn't understand that, or pretends not to, when it comes to voters and voting.  In 2016, you were somehow a traitor to your gender if you were a female Democrat and couldn't stand Hillary Clinton, or favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary.  Remember Madeleine Albright scolding female voters in 2016 that "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other."  For many of us female Democrats (I was one in 2016, but no longer), you couldn't have paid us to vote for Hillary because we (correctly) viewed her as dishonest and corrupt.  And it was galling to hear mainstream media elites trying to shame us into voting for their favored establishment candidate.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Lynching Tweet: 'Horrifying' Trump 'Deliberately' Using Race to Divide U.S.  Tuesday [10/22/2019], Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized President Donald Trump for referring to the impeachment inquiry as a "lynching." [...] Speaking to TMZ, Ocasio-Cortez said, "Well first of all to not understand the history of our country, to not understand not only the scourge of not only slavery but the fact that lynching happened well beyond slavery."

Sanders: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Work in My Administration.  On Monday's [10/21/2019] broadcast of "CBS This Morning," during a joint interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) would work in his White House if he is elected president.  The reporter asked if Sanders would consider Ocasio-Cortez for his running mate.  Ocasio-Cortez said, "I think I'm too young for that."

AOC lauds Sanders in emotional endorsement speech at Queens rally.  The flagging presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an adrenaline boost Saturday [10/19/2019] when lefty darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez formally endorsed the 78-year-old democratic socialist for commander in chief.  "It wasn't until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being," Ocasio-Cortez said in an emotional rally speech at Long Island City's Queensbridge Park, before a crowd the Sanders campaign estimated was more than 25,000.

A Democrat, and Social Conservative, Challenges Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Democratic city councilman Fernando Cabrera sounds like a New Yorker.  He's speaking fast when I reach him by phone Monday, rattling off the myriad differences between himself and the woman he's challenging for the Democratic primary nomination for New York's 14th district:  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  As a well-known New York Democrat who is unconcerned about jeopardizing a future career in national politics, Cabrera is the most serious primary challenger to enter the race, and the media have taken notice.  His announcement was covered in the New York Post last week, and he was headed to an interview with Fox News as we discussed his plans to upset a political phenom.

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AOC gets choked up at climate forum: 'My dreams of motherhood are now bittersweet'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., got emotional on Friday as she discussed how climate change affected her own personal outlook on life.  "I speak to you not as an elected official or a public figure, but I speak to you as a human being," the freshman congresswoman told a climate summit in Copenhagen.  "A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet, because of what I know about our children's future," she added, apparently choking back tears.  She was giving her keynote address at the C40 World Mayors Summit which recently approved a global version of her "Green New Deal."

Ocasio-Cortez Says Dreams of Motherhood 'Taste Bittersweet' Due to Climate Change.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said during a speech at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen that her dreams of motherhood now "taste bittersweet" due to climate change.  The freshman lawmaker delivered a speech at the summit this week and emotionally declared that her dreams of motherhood "taste bittersweet" because of climate change and the impact it will have on "our children's future."

AOC responds to report on pricey haircut: 'They're just mad we look good doing it'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dismissed criticism over her pricey trip to a beauty salon last month as pure envy, suggesting people are jealous over how good she looks while championing progressive policies.  The freshman New York Democrat said Thursday [10/10/2019] the Washington press should be covering more important issues than her latest visit to a downtown salon to refresh her locks, citing healthcare costs, poverty and "extreme inequality."

Ocasio-Cortez Pays Nearly $300 for Haircut While Preaching Socialism.  My colleague and PJM senior editor Tyler O'Neil put AOC's latest slice of hypocrisy best:  "She's such a typical millennial — we enjoy the benefits of capitalism but advocate against the engine of growth behind it."  AOC does not appear to practice what she preaches.  She recently visited "The Last Tangle" hair salon and dropped nearly $300 for a haircut.

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Yes, but $300 in New York is like $100 in Dallas, and think of the poor hairdresser who has to listen to AOC rant for half an hour.

AOC Suddenly Flip-Flops, Now Thinks Pulling Out Of Syria Is Terrible Idea.  After months and months of criticizing US involvement in 'forever wars', Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has had a sudden change of mind, tweeting Tuesday that pulling US troops out of Syria could have 'catastrophic consequences'.

Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Abolishing Prisons In The United States.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said this week that it was time for the United States to have a serious conversation about "decarceration" and "prison abolition in this country."  "Mass incarceration is our American reality," the former bartender tweeted.  "It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery.  To end it, we have to change.  That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country."

The Editor says...
First of all, Jim Crow, apartheid, and slavery have nothing to do with the overwhelming majority of the people in state and federal prisons today, because they were born after 1965 or because they are not black.  If Ms. Ocasio-Cortez were to visit a few state prisons, she would quickly see there are people in those prisons who need to be locked up permanently.  Secondly, there are no "mass incarcerations."  Everybody in prison was tried individually and found guilty, one at a time.

Ocasio-Cortez on Trump: 'His Bigotry is Reflective of the White Supremacist Base He Relies On'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) sent out at tweet on Saturday [10/5/2019] accusing President Donald Trump of "bigotry" and stating her belief that this "bigotry" was "reflective" of what she described as the president's "white supremacist base."  That tweet by Ocasio-Cortez was following up on another she had sent out on Saturday in which she said Trump had "targeted antisemitism towards Chairman [Adam] Schiff."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Bill That Would Give Federal Benefits To Illegal Aliens.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found yet another way to spend your money.  The 29-year-old former bartender has unveiled a new six-bill package of legislation titled "A Just Society."  "A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare.  A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities.  A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing," says a page on her House website dedicated to the package.  "By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society."

AOC on Impeachment: 'I Think the Whole Thing's Boring'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told a constituent town hall Thursday night she doesn't want to spend a lot of time talking about impeaching President Trump because she's so over it by now — it's an "open and shut" case.  "So feel what you need to feel" about impeachment, AOC told the gathering.  "I'm going to move on, because frankly I think the whole thing's boring.  He should have been impeached a long time ago.  I'm over it.  So that's how I feel about it, because we've got work to do.["]

What The 'Eating Babies' Troll Job Said About AOC Is Pretty Terrifying.  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and so it was with the brouhaha that took place during a Queens town hall hosted by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday [10/3/2019]. [...] So it was no huge surprise when the whole thing turned out to be a stunt put on by a right wing political cult once led by Lyndon LaRouche.  Even so, the real news wasn't just simply what the woman said, but also how Ocasio-Cortez responded:  "One of the things that's very important to us is that we need to treat the climate crisis with the urgency that it does present," she said calmly, almost meekly.

Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Woman's 'Eat The Babies!' Rant:  Don't Talk About It!  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to a woman who had an outburst over climate change at her town hall event on Thursday [10/3/2019] by telling people to "knock it off" and not talk about the situation and focus on other matters.  "We are not going to be here for much long because of the climate crisis," the woman said as she appeared to have an accent.  "We only have a few months left!"  Ocasio-Cortez is a climate extremist who has on a regular basis stirred people's fears on the climate, suggesting:  there are only 12 years left to act on the climate; people should not have children because of the climate; society needs to get rid of cows; Miami will be soon destroyed by climate change; and that the fight against climate change is equivalent to fighting in WWII.  The unidentified woman at Ocasio-Cortez's town hall continued:  "I love that you support the Green Deal, but it's not getting rid of fossil fuel, it's not going to solve the problem fast enough," the woman continued.

Woman Takes Green New Deal to Logical Conclusion, AOC Doesn't Even Blink.  "Eat the babies" is trending on Twitter this morning.  You'll never guess why.  Ok, maybe you will.  In case you were not already aware that climate extremists are brainwashed religious cultists with severe mental and emotional issues, check out this clip from Wednesday evening's town hall meeting in Corona, New York, hosted by Democrat organ grinder monkey Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Eating Babies To Save The Planet Suits AOC.  AOC gave the floor to an unidentified woman who seemed to speak with an accent at a Town Hall meeting over climate change last night, and did nothing to stop her outrageous tirade until after she'd finished.  Removing her jacket to expose a T-shirt emblazoned with the words 'Save the Planet, Eat Babies', the woman declared that because there are only "a few months left!" before the climate crisis hits, it is time to "start eating babies!"

Democrat insanity:  AOC supporter says "we have to eat the babies".  With great emotion, an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supporter exhibits an odd mix of climate hysteria and Democrat insanity claiming that we do not have time to stop total annihilation from climate change.  Her suggestion — eat babies. [...] The poor child promoting infant cannibalism as a solution to Climate Change hysteria is not having an original thought.  The idea is being promoted by Stockholm School of Economics professor and researcher Magnus Soderlund.  Soderlund says he believes eating human meat, derived from dead bodies, might be able to help save the human race if only a world society were to "awaken the idea."

Woman Snaps At AOC Over Climate: 'Start Eating Babies!' 'We Only Have A Few Months Left!'  A woman snapped during an Ocasio-Cortez town hall event on Thursday evening [10/3/2019] over climate change, declaring that there are only "a few months left!" and that it is time to "start eating babies!"  "We are not going to be here for much longer because of the climate crisis," the woman said as she appeared to have an accent.  "We only have a few months left!"  "I love that you support the Green Deal, but it's not getting rid of fossil fuel, it's not going to solve the problem fast enough," the woman continued.  "A Swedish professor [said] we can eat dead people but that's not fast enough.  So I think your next campaign slogan has to be this:  'We got to start eating babies!  We don't have enough time!  There is too much CO2."

Warren Backs AOC's Illegal Immigrant Welfare Plan.  Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren endorsed a Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) policy proposal that includes taxpayer-funded welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.  Ocasio-Cortez's proposal, dubbed "A Just Society," calls for nationwide rent control and bans the federal government from denying welfare benefits based on an individual's immigration status and previous criminal convictions.  Warren became the first Democratic presidential candidate to endorse the plan, calling it "just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we'll need" to make "big, structural change."

AOC's Ludicrous Taxi Bailout.  For generations, New Yorkers have been paying a cartel surcharge for taxis.  A conspiracy of New York City government and business has carefully limited the number of taxi "medallions," without which it is illegal to operate a taxi that picks up pedestrians hailing drivers on the street.  Owners of taxi medallions, naturally, are generous donors to the politicians who restrict their numbers.  The artificial scarcity designed to push up prices is simply yet another way powerful special interests and politicians collude to cheat ordinary New Yorkers in order to line their own pockets.  When the medallion system was first created, in 1937, only 13,585 of them were authorized.  Today, with the population up by more than a million and the demand for cabs up massively, that number stands at . . . 13,587.

An impeachment inquiry IS meddling in the election.
AOC: Impeachment Inquiry Needed to Prevent 'Potential Meddling' in 2020 Election.  [Rep. Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez said that previous House investigations into Trump have tended to focus on alleged past actions.  "When it comes to Ukraine we are talking about a potential meddling in the 2020 election that has still yet to happen."

Mini AOC is Back, Says 'Looks Like Politics are No Longer Off Limits for Children Thanks to Greta'.  The tiny Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez impersonator, Ava Martinez, who had been driven off the internet due to threats and harassment is back with a brand new hilarious parody video — saying that it "looks like politics are no longer off limits for children thanks to Greta."

AOC Fails to Pay Back Taxes, Succeeds in Drawing a Primary Challenger.  Like any committed "democratic" socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to understand that taxes are for the little people.  Daily Caller's Andrew Kerr revealed late yesterday that a tax warrant against the New York congresscritter's failed business venture remains unpaid, six months after her office said they would make good on her debt to the state.  The bankrupt Brook Avenue Press owes more than $1,600 in corporate taxes.  Kerr reports that the Bronx County Clerk — where Brook Avenue Press was founded and floundered — noted that the "tax warrant remains open and that a satisfaction of judgment has yet to be filed in the matter."

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump's Interest in Biden Ukraine Scandal 'Is an Emergency'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday urged the House Judiciary Committee to wage immediate action in light of President Donald Trump confirming that he suggested Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the business dealings of former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, in the eastern European country.

AOC Kills Jobs While Trying To Save the Planet.  Remember when Ocasio-Cortez fought to keep Amazon from moving its headquarters to New York City?  Her constituents weren't too happy with her about that since the company could have created tens of thousands of jobs for New Yorkers.  The lawmaker appears to be trying to make up for that blunder by repeating it — this time with a liquor retailer.  Total Wine & More, a well-known liquor company often called the "Walmart of Liquor," plans to open stores in the city.  Ocasio-Cortez is none too pleased by this decision and is seeking to prevent it.  In a letter to Vincent Bradley, the Liquor Authority Chairman, the young lawmaker attempted to make the case for preventing even more jobs from being created in the Big Apple.

As a bartender, she's an expert!
No booze!  AOC whines — vows to block Total Wine in her district.  Seven months after socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helped tank New York's deal with Amazon, the radical freshman is now reportedly plotting to prevent a popular nationwide alcohol retailer from opening in her district.  In a letter sent this Tuesday to State Liquor Authority Chairman Vincent Bradley, the congresswoman reportedly urged the official to deny Total Wine & More a license because its presence in her community would allegedly harm local small business owners.

Woman of Color to AOC: 'Are You Accusing Me of Racism?'.  During the third Democratic debate on Thursday, ABC News ran an obnoxious ad from the Sinclair Media Group.  The ad opened with the face of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) getting lit on fire, revealing the skulls of people killed under Pol Pot's horrific regime in Cambodia.  While the ad's imagery deserves to be condemned, it aimed to make an important point about command and control big-government regimes.  Rather than addressing the concerns that socialism gives way to communism and government tyranny, AOC attacked the ad as racist.

AOC: Miami Will Not Exist 'In a Few Years' Without Green New Deal.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said Wednesday [9/11/2019] that Miami has only a few years left on this planet.  At an NAACP forum, the democratic socialist touted the Green New Deal, her radical climate change plan many have criticized as unrealistic.  Economists, investors, and energy industry experts have frequently noted the plan's astronomical costs and the unreliability of renewable energy, but Ocasio-Cortez said her critics are the ones who are "not realistic."

The Editor says...
If you really believe Miami will be submerged (in the next few years!) because of climate change, you've got bigger problems than just the weather.

Ocasio-Cortez Shows Contempt For Former DHS Official On 9/11.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) showed contempt and disrespect to former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan on Wednesday during a House Oversight Committee hearing.  Ocasio-Cortez's rude comments to Homan — who worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks — came on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  Ocasio-Cortez's contentious remarks came as Homan was defending himself against vile attacks made against him during the hearing by Democrats on the committee.

AOC Knows Best — Even When She's Wrong.  Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was at it again this week.  The young representative was quite busy as she attacked another lawmaker over the Second Amendment.  But that wasn't all.  She also managed to virtue signal against imaginary white supremacy in a gag rally and spread even more falsehoods about climate change and hurricanes.

AOC to Small States:  Drop Dead.  The left has a hot new cause: getting rid of the Electoral College.  And if the left succeeds in doing away with that venerable institution, its next target, the U.S. Senate, will fall like a dried apple.  As is so often the case with leftist causes these days; the spearhead is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; being social-media-savvy and telegenic, she's the star of the progressive A-Team.

29-Year-Old Communist Bartender AOC Lectures Navy SEAL on How to Handle Firearms.  Communist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) on Wednesday lectured Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) on how to handle firearms.  Dan Crenshaw served as a Navy SEAL for 10 years including 5 tours of duty in the Middle East and South Korea.  Crenshaw lost his right eye in 2012 after an IED detonated near him in Afghanistan.  But the 29-year-old bartender knows more about firearms and the 2nd Amendment than Crenshaw.

The leftist, Democrat socialist, Green Hypocrite folks talk a good story.  [Scroll down]  Many in this new category are celebrities, politicians, and others with megaphones far louder than their own green moral turpitude.  They're everywhere, it seems, spewing death and destruction from inside their gas-guzzling limousines and Lear jets.  They attend meaningful conferences the world over the better to preach to us of the virtues of ceding trillions of dollars to fend off global climate change.  Examples of fatalistic rhetoric by these greenies unfortunately abound.  U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously warns us that we have but ten years to live.

Ocasio-Cortez pans Israel's 'inhumane policies,' insists she isn't anti-Semitic.  US Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her past criticism of Israel to Israeli television, saying it is directed at the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, not the entire country.  In comments aired by Channel 12 Tuesday evening [9/3/2019], Ocasio-Cortetz also rejected accusations by US President Donald Trump that she discriminates against the Jewish state, saying the "cudgel of anti-Semitism" cannot be used to ward off censure of Israel, which, she said, employs "unjust and inhumane policies."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promotes Fundraiser For Boston Protesters Associated With Antifa.  New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted a fundraiser for bail money for a group of counter-protesters that included Antifa members after a "Straight Pride" parade in Boston, Massachusetts, this weekend.  "One way to support the local LGBTQ community impacted by Boston's white supremacist parade?  Contribute to the Bail Fund for the activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said in a social media post Saturday [8/31/2019].

AOC Doesn't Know Student IDs Don't List Citizenship or Legal Status.  [T]his tweet is going around Twitter today:  "Your reminder that in Texas, you can vote with a gun permit but not a student ID."  The tweet included pictures of a Texas concealed carry ID and and a Texas University student ID.  Democrats think this is a clever tweet.  Even Squad leader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted it.  To secure a concealed carry permit in the state of Texas you must be a "legal resident" in the state of Texas.  To secure a school ID you can be any yahoo from any other state or country.  Obviously, this was too difficult a subject for Democrat Ocasio-Cortez.

Sketchy 'AOC Tweet' Reminds Us Just How Completely Beyond Parody She Really Is.  Nobody can be THIS authentically dumb, can they?  Has she just been trolling us all along?  And is THIS tweet even the real deal?  The fact that we need to look up supporting evidence to determine whether this one is legit or not tells us a LOT about her legitimate Social Media use.

Is AOC the self-proclaimed leader of the "Z Generation" and a legend in her own mind?  Alexandra Ocasio Cortez sees the "Z Generation" as the most historically cognizant of all time and they are also those who can and do "puncture more taboos" as compared to previous generations.  There are dozens of random on-street interviews both on and off campus where young people are asked simple questions about geography, history, politics, and current affairs.  The product of most of these videos does not support AOC's conclusion.  [Video clip]

Ocasio-Cortez: A knucklehead gives herself airs.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Millennials are more "informed" and "dynamic" than earlier generations. [...] Informed?  She herself famously didn't know that legislators aren't "inaugurated," but sworn in.  Before being sworn in, she imagined herself signing legislation.  She had, and probably still has, little idea of how the government works, what "Legislative Branch" means, and "Executive Branch," and so on.  People as ignorant as this girl have no business in government because their thrashing around, their uninformed assumptions and nonsensical pronouncements, cause problems for serious people trying to do serious work.  Sandy, the truth is this:  Your generation is the laziest, least informed, most misled and sorely misguided ever seen in America since the founding, or anywhere outside the continents of Africa and Asia and South America.

The Svengali spoon-fed Ilhan Omar & AOC.  Don't believe for even a nano second that Squad members are victimized 'Women of Color'.  They're activist, told-what-to-do puppets dangling from the strings of the Svengalis, whose main mission is to fundamentally transform the USA into a socialist state.

AOC Is Too Dumb To Realize This Video Makes Her Look Really Dumb.  As I mentioned yesterday, AOC is in full freak-out mode over glacier illnesses and sun-scorched food. [Video clips] [...] The hilarious thing is that SHE thinks WE think she's stupid because she talks "about policy in plain English instead of DC jargon."  No honey, that's not it.

AOC Claims 'Woke' Millennials Are the First Generation to Protest Government.  Celebrity Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claims that "woke" millennials and "Gen Z" are the first generations to protest their government and are better "informed" than their predecessors.  Ocasio-Cortez made the bold claims during her latest Instagram Live video, suggesting the younger generations are more well-versed in history than past generations.  Seemingly forgetting about the turbulent 1960s, AOC claimed millennials and Generation Z are the first "willing to go to the streets" and challenge their government.

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Doomsday AOC: Brave millennials are first 'informed' generation to defy government.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed in her latest blabbering Instagram Live video that millennials are more "informed" than past generations and also the first generation "willing to go to the streets" to protest the government.  "I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors," the controversial congresswoman said.  She added, "They actually take time to read and understand our [world] history."

AOC's Instagram Rant Confirms Her Cluelessness About Climate Change.  During an Instagram live video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., discussed her thoughts on climate change.  Her comments were riddled with factual inaccuracies.  In part of her video, Ocasio-Cortez said, "Even when I was on vacation, I woke up in the middle of the night at 3:30 in the morning just concerned about climate change."  As the video continued, Ocasio-Cortez said diseases are going to escape from frozen glaciers and humans will "contract" them.

AOC Warns of Prehistoric Diseases and Death from Climate Change.  AOC jumped on Instagram while making mac n cheese to share an epiphany about the consequences of not doing more to stop the abuse of 'climate change.' [...] The entire reason so many people roll their eyes at "climate change" is exactly this [stuff].  The claims get more and more outlandish every year.  Meanwhile in reality, for the last twenty years, no one has seen any difference.  I live in a generation where Democrats believe in Science but can not figure out what gender they are.

Keywords:  Snowflake, Chicken Little, paranoia, imaginary hobgoblins.
AOC Wakes Up Some Nights At 3:30 AM Scared About Global Warming.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back from vacation which means her modern-day fireside chats via Instagram Live are back in action.  With these online townhall comes a bevy of asinine and concerning statements coming from the freshman Congresswoman's kitchen.  Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire captured much of her comments from Tuesday night's [8/27/2019] showing.  AOC says she had a rather stressful vacation due to one major issue she is most concerned about — climate change (also known as global warming before predictions made by Al Gore didn't exactly pan out).

Did they teach her this in bartender school, or is she just making it up?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Warns That 'Diseases Could Escape' From Frozen Glaciers Due To Climate Change.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told fans on a live stream Tuesday that if climate change isn't stopped, glaciers could melt and expose humans to diseases tens of thousands of years old.  "There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers that scientists fear that there is a potential that a lot of diseases could escape these melted glaciers," Ocasio-Cortez said on Instagram Live.

Ocasio-Cortez Returns to Twitter to Slam Electoral College:  GOP 'Scared' of Popular Vote.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has been noticeably absent from Twitter for the majority of the week, returned on Friday [8/23/2019] in a Twitter thread, ranting about the Electoral College and accusing the GOP of being "scared" of a popular vote because "they *know* they aren't the majority."  While Ocasio-Cortez has been relatively silent on social media over the past week, she made waves after posting a video on Instagram Monday, mocking the Electoral College, and by consequence, Middle America's voice.

By resorting to this comparison, AOC admits that "Affirmative Action" is unfair:
Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College is 'Affirmative Action' for Rural Americans.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued her verbal assault on the Electoral College, this time smearing the Constitutional system that guarantees big states don't have undue influence in electing the president as an "electoral affirmative action" scheme for rural Americans.

Neighbors Allege They Don't See AOC Living In The District Where She Is Required By Congress.  The new rising star of the Democratic party Ocasio-Cortez shows that the Democratic party has no future because every day we hear something that doesn't make any sense, just like the rest of her party, they are all the same — a living proof of Demagoguery!  AOC claimed that she is a person that represents the people and it seems that she isn't even living in the district she represents.

Socialist AOC and the Plan to Destroy The Republic.  Socialist AOC has a plan to get rid of the American Republic.  Of course AOC is only a cog in the wheel.  She's one of the "useful idiots" who think they're superior to the rest of us.  Like getting rid of the Electoral College, for example.  Seriously, do you really think the "big city Democrats" are better than people in rural areas?  They are most certainly not.  Do we want them dictating who is President?  Not a chance.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  Electoral College a racist 'scam' that 'has to go'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the Electoral College is a racist "scam" that should be abolished.  The Democratic congresswoman posted an Instagram story Monday that started with her driving along a deserted highway and joking about how many votes there are in rural America.  "We're coming to you live from the Electoral College," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said, National Review reported.  "Many votes here, as you can see.  Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country.  I mean I can't think of any other way, can you?"

Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a 'Scam'.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday called the U.S. Electoral College "a scam" that negatively affects minorities.  "We're coming to you live from the Electoral College," the New York Democrat said in a video on Instagram, which featured her driving along a sparsely populated highway in what appears to be a desert somewhere in the western part of the country.  "Many votes here, as you can see.  Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country.  I mean I can't think of any other way, can you?"

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office doesn't answer phone calls.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the only member of the New York City delegation who doesn't have a staff member picking up the phone regularly.  The [New York] Post called the offices of all 13 lawmakers representing New York City — even those in high-profile positions like Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler — and a real person answered the call on every occasion, in every office location, except for calls dialed to AOC's two offices.

AOC: Trump Supporters Not Educated Enough to Recognize Their Own Racism.  This week on Crooked Media's "Pod Save America," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said many of President Donald Trump's supporters were not educated enough on racism to understand the policies they support are racist.  Ocasio-Cortez said, "It's not about asking are Trump voters racist.  We need to talk about racism, not racists.  Racist — it's a very two-dimensional, boring conversation.  Is something racist, yes or no."

Also posted under Liberals think you're stupid.

Ocasio-Cortez's Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent FEC Records Show.  [Rep. Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez's reelection campaign has reported receiving contributions from just 10 individuals living within her district in the first half of 2019, according to its Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.  The FEC only requires that political campaigns disclose the names and addresses of individuals who contribute over $200 to their campaigns during an election.  Campaigns report their big-dollar donors to the FEC in what's called itemized contributions.  The $1,525.50 Ocasio-Cortez received from her New York constituents represents less than 1% of her campaign's itemized contributions reported to the FEC in the first half of 2019.

Don't underestimate AOC.  Everywhere I look I see political writers referring to AOC as a bartender, meaning merely a bartender. [...] I imagine AOC is greatly amused by this bartender stuff, because it gives her cover.  If you look at the articles where this happens and change the word bartender to economist, they read very differently.

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump [is] 'Directly Responsible' for El Paso Shooting.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday joined the chorus of Democrat lawmakers blaming President Donald Trump for the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, over the weekend, saying his discourse on immigration is "directly responsible" for the tragedy.  The freshman congresswoman did not address how the Dayton, Ohio, shooter echoed her own controversial rhetoric on social media.

Federal Election Commission investigating ex-AOC chief of staff Chakrabarti.  Two organizations linked to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her outgoing senior aides are the subject of a Federal Election Commission investigation into alleged campaign finance violations, the Washington Examiner has learned.  The FEC opened an official case on March 7 to examine complaints against Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, two campaign committees started by Ocasio-Cortez's former chief of staff Shaikat Chakrabarti, according to an FEC confirmation letter disclosed to the Washington Examiner.

'We're here to win': US democratic socialists move to center stage.  The last time the nation's largest socialist organization came together for its biennial conference, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was serving tacos and cocktails at a bar in Manhattan.  Two years later, the Democratic Socialists of America have doubled in size and the young, Latina, democratic socialist from the Bronx who unseated a 10-term veteran to win her New York congressional seat has become a political force so visible she is known simply by her initials, AOC.

Following Pelosi Meeting AOC Top Aides Resign.  The progressive elements around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz are framing the removal of the Justice Democrat leader, Saikat Chakrabarti, as a move to continue the movement beyond the landscape of AOC. However, in reality it looks like Nancy Pelosi is cracking the whip.

Former AOC chief of staff under investigation for alleged campaign finance misconduct.  Federal government agencies are investigating alleged campaign finance misconduct by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's former chief of staff, who abruptly resigned on Friday, according to the New York Post.  The probe focuses on two political action committees started by Saikat Chakrabarti, concerns about which were first reported by the Washington Examiner in March.  Chakrabarti left his post as chief of staff for Ocasio-Cortez along with communications director Corbin Trent, who is departing for the freshman congresswoman's 2020 reelection campaign.

Feds probing AOC's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti after sudden resignation.  The Feds are looking into possible campaign finance misdeeds by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff and lead rainmaker, who suddenly resigned Friday, federal sources told The [New York] Post.  The inquiry centers on two political action committees founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, the top aide who quit along with Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent, the sources said.  Trent left to join the congresswoman's 2020 re-election campaign.  The brash Chakrabarti, who masterminded Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and steered her proposed Green New Deal, had caused uproar in the halls of Congress with a series of combative tweets that contributed to a rift between his rookie boss and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

AOC's top staffers resign.  Two top members of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's team are leaving the lawmaker's office.  Saikat Chakrabarti, 33, her Chief of Staff left on Friday, and Corbin Trent, Director of Communications, is due for a move too.  Chakrabarti will work for a nonprofit focused on raising awareness of climate change and trying to further the Green New Deal.

Upheaval: AOC's chief of staff and top spokesman quit.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and communications director Corbin Trent are both leaving her D.C. office.  "Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal," Trent told the Intercept Friday [8/2/2019].

Ocasio-Cortez Gets Smacked By Meteorologist Over 'Climate Crisis' Claims.  A prominent meteorologist once again threw water on wild claims being made by democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who claimed without evidence that a flood in Washington, D.C., was the result of "the climate crisis."

Why the Left So Despises Donald Trump.  The far-left faction of the Democrats, led by congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, have with this big, very white, rigorously politically incorrect billionaire, what they believe, tactically and by uncontainable impulse, is the target of their political dreams.  Mr. Trump is the personification of every policy they hate and every human trait they despise; to them, he is a monster of ignorance, greed, bombast, bellicosity, and racist bigotry. [...] All four of them qualify as anti-Semites.  As has been widely mentioned, the president is doing what he can to help make these four the best publicly known face of the Democrats.

AOC: U.S. Must Have 'Lifelong Commitment' to Migrant Children — Healthcare Services for Life.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said over the weekend that the United States government must have a "lifelong commitment" to illegal immigrant migrants separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and provide "mental healthcare services" to them "for the rest of their lives."  Speaking at a town hall event in Queens, New York, Ocasio-Cortez, who has referred to migrant detention centers as "concentration camps," reportedly argued that the U.S. government must make a "lifelong commitment" to migrant children because "even if you separate a kid from their parents for two days, you have already created life-long lasting trauma."

Ocasio-Cortez says Trump's bid to secure the border 'all about ethnicity and racism'.  Her argument about racism is actually pretty patronizing of the people she claims to champion.  The fundamental contradiction of illegal immigration is that people are presumably fleeing lawless societies in search of a society that has rule of law.  How exactly is that achieved by breaking the law of the lawful society by illegally entering?  She's essentially saying that border surgers are incapable of obeying rule of law and thus, should be allowed into the U.S. without having to obey any rule of law.

Throw Her Out.  [Scroll down]  Hyphen Cortez repeatedly blurts out false "facts" that win her airtime:  moronic claims that the Constitution was amended to prevent Franklin Roosevelt from seeking a fifth term, that illegal immigrants are living in concentration camps, and that they are being forced to drink from toilets.  Tlaib and Omar are cut of the same cloth.  They all are united in advocating that our lawfully elected President of the United States be impeached and removed from office.  It is they who have provoked this president.  It is they who regularly talk of throwing him out of office.

The Four Horsewomen of the Democrat Apocalypse.  The Four Horsewomen of the Democratic Apocalypse, elected in districts that vote for one candidate by margins normally seen in totalitarian regimes holding dog-and-pony elections, do not suffer politically by pushing the party outside the mainstream.  Indeed, their constituents likely reward them.  So, for reasons political and, perhaps more so, ideological, they push policies at odds with prevailing public opinion.  Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar all seek to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), support a Green New Deal that triples the size of the federal government, advocate for reparations, and push for a government healthcare takeover that outlaws the private insurance plans that cover most Americans.  The Four Horsewomen do not seem to understand that politics requires persuasion rather than pronouncements.  To pass or prevent legislation, a decree, from a freshman member no less, does not accomplish the task.

Some Congressional Expulsions Are in Order.  Are Capitol Hill Republicans actually aware that Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib are taxpayer-funded activist actresses?  If not, why not?  If so, why not say so?  Is it really that difficult to figure this all out?  Look, I know it'll never happen, but some — maybe all, Republican and Democrat — of these members of Congress need to be Nurembergued. [...] The most important responsibility of lawmakers is to keep our countrymen safe and secure; those who fail, whether intentionally or unintentionally, are clear and present dangers to the republic, and must be expelled.

Noted Economics Expert [says] AOC Apparently Doesn't Know What The Federal Reserve Is.  One of the worst parts of Congress is the public hearings.  They almost never accomplish anything, nor reveal new information, and simply serve as a visual medium for egotistical, press hungry members to grandstand.  Naturally, that means Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez absolutely loves them.  Because big government is always inherently good, despite millennium of evidence to the contrary, she decided to to go after cryptocurrency.

Texas Democrat Trashes Ocasio-Cortez And Her Leninist Girl Scout Troop's Agenda.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) assured CBS' Gayle King that there was no fundamental fracture within the Democratic Party.  Who is she kidding?  Honestly, congresswoman, the bad news for you is that the entire country isn't on drugs, so no one will believe such an absurd comment.  You just accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of racism, of saddling you with so much work through your committees in order to keep you out of the spotlight.  Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) said at Netroots Nation over the weekend that any black, Hispanic, or LGBT lawmakers who side with Pelosi are pretty much race traitors, assuming the role of 'Benedict Arnold' to their communities. [...] They even accused Democrats trying to work on a border package to alleviate the overcrowding at ICE detention facilities of being complicit in keeping kids in cages.  They're bomb throwers.  And their agenda is not what the vast majority of Americans want.

Scherie Murray challenges Ocasio-Cortez for the 14th District seat.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being challenged by more than the President.  Challengers for her seat are lining up to unseat her in 2020.  With New York businesswoman Scherie Murray becoming the latest Republican challenger to enter into the race for Ocasio-Cortez's 14th District in NY, AOC might want to start worrying.  "There is a crisis in Queens, and it's called AOC," Murray told Fox News.

Ocasio-Cortez: Nobody is 'Heartbroken' By the Prospect of Losing Private Health Insurance.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY) said on Wednesday nobody is "heartbroken" by the prospect of losing their private health insurance if Medicare for All were to be implemented.  Her comments were first reported by Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur.

At this point, ANY challenger has a pretty good chance.
Ocasio-Cortez gets new 2020 challenger: a Republican immigrant from Jamaica.  Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned.  In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican.

AOC Draws a Challenger — a Black, Female, Jamaican, Republican Challenger.  The not-so-inside talk has been whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's four-woman war against Nancy Pelosi would earn her a Democratic primary challenger next year, but her high-profile antics have drawn another Republican into the race to represent heavily Democratic NY14. Fox News reports that Scherie Murray, a 38-year-old New York businesswoman and Jamaica native (she emigrated as a child), has launched a campaign to unseat AOC next year.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells illegal immigrant kids 'this country belongs to you'.  In the "squad" response to President Trump over his tweets to them about their anti-Americanism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a doozy of a response.  She declared that the U.S. "belongs" to "everyone," including illegal immigrants.  She couched it all in the smarmy language of addressing all the children of America.  [Video clip]

How Hard Can It Possibly Be For Democrats To Denounce Antifa?  On Monday [7/15/2019], as The Daily Wire reported, Ocasio-Cortez repeatedly refused to denounce a weekend terrorist attack on a Tacoma, Washington Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility.  The attack, as it turns out, was perpetrated by a far-left member of the horrifically violent anarchist group, Antifa.  Shamefully, though all too predictably, coverage of the cowardly attack "hardly registered in the national media."  And the fresh new face of the Democratic Party — an ideologically unhinged, economically illiterate, senseless dolt of the highest order — could not bring herself to even condemn it.

The Arrogance And The Ignorance.  Separately, arrogance and ignorance are some of humanity's worst traits.  Together, when coupled with power, they achieve "weapon-grade stupid" status.  This is the marinade of the "gang of four," the "progressive" Congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar — who I'd accuse of having exponentially more social media followers than accomplishments, but it's impossible to multiply by zero.  This week we witnessed why those two traits together are such a problem for Democrats, and it was hilarious.  Individually, the Gang of Four have strung together an uninterrupted string of gaffes, stupid statements, and racist comments that would humiliate your average teenager.  But what they possess individually is nothing compared what happens when they come together, they manage the mathematical impossibility of a collective IQ drop.

Rahm Emanuel:  Ocasio-Cortez's Chief of Staff is a 'Snot-Nosed Punk'.  Rahm Emanuel, the former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and Chicago mayor, slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti for attempting to "clear the moderate and centrists out of the party." [...] Chakrabarti, who co-founded the liberal Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress groups before joining Ocasio-Cortez's office, sparked backlash a couple weeks ago when he compared moderate and Blue Dog Democrats, some of which are African American, to Southern segregationists in the 1940s.  He would go on to delete the tweet, but he doubled down on his message and said, "I don't think people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system."

Meet AOC's Brain:  Saikat Chakrabarti.  Nancy Pelosi is obviously having difficulty controlling the increasingly acrimonious infighting between factions of the House Democratic caucus.  Most observers assume that the primary cause of this discord is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the cadre of far-left first-termers collectively known as "the Squad."  But its actual source is Saikat Chakrabarti, the prime mover behind a Tennessee-based PAC called the "Justice Democrats," whose support was largely responsible for getting Reps.  Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jayapal elected last November.  Chakrabarti has now set up shop in the House, ostensibly as AOC's chief of staff.

AOC Submits Theatrical Exhibit For Best Actress in a Broadcast Drama or Mini-Series.  New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well known for her choreographed border performances and staged pictorial presentations.  However, many within her target audience are no longer supportive of the indulgent self-serving narrative; and support is diminishing.

After Being Sworn In, AOC Repeated Lie About Children Drinking Out of Toilets at Border Hearing.  As we reported yesterday [7/12/2019], Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded to be sworn in before giving testimony about what she saw when she visited border detention facilities.  It was such an "unusual" request that even Democratic Chairman Elijah Cummings thought it slightly over the top.  What's more, a congresswoman (or anyone else for that matter) testifying before a House Committee doesn't have to be sworn in; it's already illegal to lie in those circumstances.  There's only one reason why AOC wanted to take the oath:  for dramatic effect.  This wasn't meant to help anyone else; it was merely to raise her own profile.  Sad.  Pathetic.  Ridiculous.  To make matters even worse, the radical New York congresswoman then proceeded to repeat her accusation: [...]

Why AOC is the Taylor Swift of the Democratic Party.  After less than a year in office, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has become the most tediously predictable person in politics.  Ocasio-Cortez, the would-be Taylor Swift of the Democratic Party, habitually dismisses her critics and those of her "Squad" — as the four new champagne radicals in the House call themselves — as racists and sexists.  Nancy Pelosi, the leader of her party in the House, is only the latest target of this strategy.  Pelosi, she says, habitually singles out "newly elected women of color" such as herself for criticism.  It is, AOC says, part of a pattern.  Which is, ironically, part of a pattern.  That pattern goes like this:  Ocasio-Cortez or one of her likeminded allies says something regrettable — and is made to regret it.

AOC [Regrets] This Encounter With Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan.  Much of the lackluster American intelligensia, or what passes for it, seems to have an inability to distinguish glib from intelligent (that's how late night comedians became the thought leaders of the Democrat party).  This is certainly the case with freshman  communist  Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  If any other human had uttered the patent nonsense that has emanated from this person's mouth, they would have been given the Dan Quayle treatment long ago.  But because of the effortless and pseudo-lucid way in which she spouts stunningly stupid statements, people claim she's smart.  (To be frank, much of this is pushed by sexually frustrated hipsters who thing if they White Knight her that she may notice them.  Seriously, when was the last time you heard a member of Congress praised for a high school science fair project?  Or being called a "scholar" because you have a bachelor's degree?)

Former Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan Takes 29-Year-Old Bartender AOC to School at Hearing.  Democrat lawmakers want illegal aliens released from custody so they can run wild in the streets and live off the largess of the American taxpayer.  Freshman communist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) showed up Friday ill-prepared and former Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan took her to school.  AOC thinks she can just read from a script and get by.  Tom Homan taught her a lesson.

Catfight intensifies:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ignites explosion of fury from her fellow Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The Hill notes that Team Ocasio-Cortez also compared the recent vote on border funding for supplies to detained illegal migrants to the racism of "Southern Democrats," which was quite an impressive two-fer.  It not only insulted current Democrats from the South as kneejerk racists, it also managed to bring up the truth that Democrats don't want out there — that Democrats are historically the party of racism.  That's a double whammy with one blow landing below the belt.  No wonder Democrats are murmuring among themselves, ever more loudly about what a pain this person is among them.

More Ocasio-Cortez photo-op fakery.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is all about appearances, not reality.  But yesterday, a stunt she pulled off managed to alienate a powerful Democrat.  She (or her Svengali Saikat Chakrabarti, whose Justice Democrats auditioned hundreds of people looking for House candidates who could play the role of charismatic social justice warrior) understands that as the old saw has it, "a picture is worth a thousand words."  Reality has no necessary relationship to the visual message the ingenue creates.  The now-notorious picture of her weeping, her face in her hands, as she gazed upon... an empty parking lot is a good example.  (A bit of united hilarity is provided by leftwing hit site Snopes.com as it declared the pictures "false" and a "conspiracy theory" because of another picture they provide which also shows an empty road that leads to a detention center.  I'm not making this up.)  Yesterday [7/12/2019], Ocasio-Cortez's demand for a phony photo op was so egregious that even her committee chairman, Elijah Cummings, pointed out that it was not necessary.

Fox News' Campos Duffy — "You Have To Wonder Is AOC Working For The Cartels or the American people?".  On Wednesday night [7/10/2019], Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy laid out a perfectly honest and logical question during her appearance on On The Story with Martha McCallum.  Campos-Duffy was on level 10 (being the highest on the frustration meter) blasted Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for the abolition of the Department of Homeland Security.  Her partner in crime, Rep. Ilhan Omar had already called for the ending of the agency a couple of months ago.

Oh-oh! Ocasio-Cortez and 'Justice Democrats' have ticked-off the Congressional Black Caucus.  This may be the moment that political life starts to turn [bad] for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Richard Baehr observes, "Criticism from conservatives attacking AOC, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley wash off them.  But when the Congressional Black Caucus goes after them and Pelosi gets ticked off at them, then they will be marginalized."  The tyro pol who lives and breathes identity politics got too wrapped up in her self-righteousness.

The AOC Comedy Show/Stupid Central: the Gift That Keeps on Giving.  AOC keeps on giving, just like a good comedy show where the laughs are non-stop.  Except that AOC is more like stupid on steroids.  AOC's gaffs and outright stupidity would actually be rather amusing if it was not for the fact that she has the power to cause enormous damage.  Then there is the fact that so many people actually follow this brain-dead high school girl, now that is just plain scary.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised to learn that being a congresswoman involves ... work.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is famous for wanting a guaranteed income for those "unwilling to work" and well, apparently, she was thinking of herself.  So despite making a $174,000 freshman congresswoman's salary (which would fill a lot of tip jars), she's complaining about the workload of a typical congresswoman who's landed some highly visible and privileged committee seats.

The AOC-Pelosi War Was Inevitable.  For months now, almost since the opening of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been at odds with each other.  It started with gentle gibes, Pelosi talking euphemistically about AOC's "enthusiasm," for example.  But over time it has grown more contentious, and now AOC is fighting back.  AOC says that "The persistent singling out ... it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful ... the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color."  She has even gone so far to somewhat bizarrely claim that she was loaded with excellent committee assignments just to keep her busy.  Too busy to perform some other function, one surmises, but its not clear what that other function is.

Pelosi and AOC Deserve Each Other.  Nancy Pelosi was probably not heartbroken when the fourth-ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Joe Crowley, was defeated in his 2018 primary by a bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Crowley had been seriously considered for House Minority Leader in 2016, and he might well have made a serious play for the House speakership had he been reelected in 2018. From Pelosi's perspective, it must have seemed that she had lost a potential leadership rival and gained an easily managed back-bencher.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Pelosi Racist: 'Singling Out ... Women of Color'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism on Wednesday [7/10/2019], telling the Washington Post that Pelosi was guilty of "the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color."  Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez — also known as "AOC" — have feuded ever since the "democratic socialist" newcomer upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of the party's leadership team under Pelosi, in last year's primary race.

Republican Candidate Sues Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Blocking Him on Twitter.  Joseph Saladino, a Republican congressional candidate in New York's 11th district, is suing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she blocked him on Twitter, in response to a recent ruling by a judge stating that President Donald Trump is not allowed to block people on the platform.  An appeals court in New York today ruled in favor of anti-Trump Twitter users who alleged that because President Trump uses the platform to conduct official business, it is unconstitutional for him to prevent citizens from using the platform to communicate with him by blocking them.

Uh, Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted Something Very Problematic... Like Nazi Sympathizer Problematic.  Granted, the Left describes any activity or policy from those with whom they disagree as fascistic and Hitler-esque.  It's their default position that has been jacked up on steroids since Trump's 2016 win.  After that 2016 upset, the Left has become increasingly more unhinged.  We have the anti-Semitism crew headed by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), accusing supporters of Israel of exhibiting dual loyalty, saying that Israel has hypnotic powers that shields the world to its evil, and peddled the old trope that Jewish people control political events through cash concerning the activities of AIPAC.  AOC decided to top all of this by quoting Nazi sympathizer Evita Peron of Argentina.

'Poorly Attended': Ocasio-Cortez Slams 'Salute to America' Celebration with Mistruths.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioned why the Trump administration chose to hold a patriotic "Salute to America" celebration in the nation's capital Thursday [7/4/2019] when migrant kids on the border, she suggested, do not have access to toothpaste or soap.  She also described the successful event as "poorly attended."

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[#1] The July 4th event was attended by a massive crowd.  [#2] The July 4th event in Washington DC was a celebration of the U.S. Independence Day, not a celebration of Mexico or Central America.  [#3] Illegal aliens are not guaranteed "access to toothpaste or soap."  If you need toothpaste or soap, you should have either brought some with you, or stayed in Mexico.

Angry About Border Conditions?  Blame Congress.  In the annals of Wokes versus People Living in Reality, this week was one for the books.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the avatar of lefty rage-emotes everywhere, visited the border and had a complete meltdown.  Ocasio-Cortez told reporters she "was not safe from the officers," and that migrants were forced to drink out of toilets while being subject to "psychological warfare."  "This has been horrifying so far," she tweeted.  "It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem.  We're talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals." [...] But none of this is true.  None of the migrants housed on the border are being held against their will.

AOC's Blatant Distortions of the Truth — All for Political Gain.  I've watched the fits and rage about AOC and her entourage screaming about the border facility they visited. [...] Oh she cried and said they were treated with great disrespect as they were told to check phones and cameras at the gate because this was a secure facility.  Remember now some if not most say they are fleeing violence and threat of death from gangs.  One person with them shared a video they took illegally.  Complete with signatures of the women they filmed.  Yes they made them write their names on what looked like an envelope, then zoomed in on it and their faces.  All for a political prop, they put these women in great danger from the gangs they are fleeing.  They call it a SECURE FACILITY for a reason to protect identities and people.

Hispanic Pastors:  We Toured The Border Detention Centers & Ocasio-Cortez Is Doling Out Some Big Lies.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Democratic Party have been peddling some serious allegations about the detention facilities housing illegal aliens at the southern border.  Of course, they're trying to paint the Trump administration or any administration that supports enforcing federal immigration laws as fascistic in nature.  The overcrowding, the lack of basic supplies, no soap, no toothbrushes, etc. the outrage is deafening from the Left and their media allies.  It's very entertaining.  Yes, it is — because these same clowns said that the border crisis and the horde of illegals swarming the border was a manufactured crisis peddled by the Trump White House.

'Poorly Attended': Ocasio-Cortez Slams Salute to America' Celebration with Mistruths.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioned why the Trump administration chose to hold a patriotic "Salute to America" celebration in the nation's capital Thursday [7/4/2019] when migrant kids on the border, she suggested, do not have access to toothpaste or soap.  She also described the successful event as "poorly attended."

CBP official shreds AOC's misinformation campaign with tour of detention facility.  A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official who appears to be of Hispanic descent has taken it upon himself to "dispel some of the misinformation" about CBP's detention facilities that's been propagated by the likes of socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others.  CBP Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal accomplished this by providing a video tour of one of the many detention facilities he manages in what's been described as "one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors in the nation."  [Video clip]

UN finds a torture den in Venezuela's detention centers.  Where are Ocasio-Cortez's fake tears at the fence?  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the few Democrats who's openly stood up for and defended the socialist Venezuelan regime even as millions of Venezuelans seek to dislodge it from power. [...] Now a report from the United Nations high commissioner of human rights is out, on Venezuela, and it's profoundly ugly. [...] Can we draw one conclusion about her?  She's not about humanitarian concerns.  She's about seeking raw power, using people's emotions about what's humane to achieve her ends.  Socialism is always given a pass.

Sen. Kennedy:  Someone needs to tell AOC 'the voices in her head are not real'.  Sen. John Kennedy criticized Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's previous characterizations of detention centers as "concentration camps" and her overall stance on the situation at the southern border on Tuesday [7/2/2019].  "Let me be frank," the Louisiana Republican said in an interview with KLSA News 12 reporter Jeff Ferrell.  "Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez ... someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.  She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border.  She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is."

Open Your Eyes.  The Planet's Not Dying.  It would be more charitable to describe the green advocates as misinformed rather than just plain stupid, but it's getting harder and harder to do that.  When I read that people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Hollywood liberals are hysterically pronouncing that the world will end in 12 years or so, doubts about their IQs grow.

Funny how death threats against mini-Ocasio-Cortez came just as Frederica Wilson called for prosecuting congressional ridicule.  [Scroll down]  Last December, [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez started something with General John Kelly in defense of her friend [Fredericka] Wilson.  She had nothing to gain from it, she just wanted committee seat assignments at the time and Wilson had ties to all the right people.  I wrote about it here.  At the time, Ocasio-Cortez was trying to demonstrate her loyalty to the touchy, egotistic Wilson, who by the way, wears ridiculous hats.  Since then, Wilson has owed her one.  Wilson loudly called for censorship in prosecution form for making fun of congressional members, in an astonishing call to nullify the First Amendment.  It was weird at the time and people assumed it was because people made fun of her hats.  But now we see a little child targeted, first with threats, second with doxxing, all of which serve to silence in a far more brutal manner.  So the timing here is really very strange.

What AOC Did On Her Summer Vacation.  [Scroll down]  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recently shamed into visiting a couple of the border detention facilities that she has been criticizing from the comfort of Congress.  Her first act upon arrival was to throw a tantrum, complete with foot stamping, yelling and screaming.  It goes without saying that, in typically solipsistic fashion, AOC was primarily focused on herself.  Shortly after departing the first facility, she tweeted, "I see why CBP officers were being so physically & sexually threatening towards me."  It's not unusual for adolescents to have such fantasies, of course, but the grownups finally lost their patience when she went on to make the now-infamous claim that "Officers were keeping women in cells w/no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets."  This resulted in fresh demands for her resignation [...]

Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls out Ocasio-Cortez as a liar on detainees drinking from toilets.  Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) continues to delight me with his common sense and honesty.  Yesterday [7/2/2019], he did not mince words, calling out Democrats for their game of deliberately denying resources to detention centers for illegals and then criticizing President Trump for the resulting conditions.  And he outright called Rep. Ocasio-Cortex a liar for her claim that detainees were forced to drink from toilets.

Behind Ocasio-Cortez's border-camp theater.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is horrified at what she's seen on her visit to a holding facility for illegal immigrants — just a week after she voted against emergency funding to improve conditions at what she'd taken to calling "concentration camps."  This after months when Democrats insisted that talk of a border crisis was just a Trump administration contrivance, and refused to even vote on its requests for funds.  AOC has a great gift for theater, as in her claim that detained women are forced to drink from toilets — which apparently refers to standard plumbing units for these facilities, which hold both a sink and toilet.

AOC Came to Texas to Create Chaos, and Succeeded.  She wasn't there to "tour" a detention facility for illegal aliens who violate U.S. law by entering the country and make false claims of "asylum," she was there to create chaos, create a story that would get her media attention and create outrage among her social justice warrior support base.  And that's what she did.

Ocasio-Cortez's attacks on Border Patrol are outrageous and based on lies.  As the president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing 16,000 Border Patrol agents, I am personally and professionally offended by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent.  Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again tweeted Tuesday to describe our detention facilities for illegal immigrants as "concentration camps" — absurdly comparing these facilities to the death camps run by the Nazis who murdered 6 million Jews and millions of others during World War II.  This is a horrible insult to the memories of the innocent men, women and children slaughtered by the Nazis, and to our Border Patrol agents — implying that our agents are no different from the Nazi butchers.  The outrageousness of this vicious slander is breathtaking — especially coming from a member of Congress.

Hispanic pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are 'shocked by misinformation'.  Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was "full of indignation" when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center.  But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was "drastically different."  The president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant detention center during a press briefing Monday [7/1/2019].

Ocasio-Cortez Makes Wild Claims About CBP Facility.  Witnesses Fire Back.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made outrageous claims, without evidence, about her tour of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection immigrant detention facility which prompted an immediate response from officials who strongly disputed her claims.  Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that CBP officers told detained women to drink from the toilets if they were thirsty while Ocasio-Cortez stood there and witnessed it.

Reports: Ocasio-Cortez Had A Total Meltdown At U.S. Border Patrol Facility.  [AOC has] become the Right's favorite target for one simple reason: she peddles trash views on policy.  She's one of the main proponents of the Green New Deal, which is a multi-trillion dollar policy perception that ends with the economic death of the United States.  On border security, she's equally a joke, being the face of the abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement movement on the Hill.  She recently toured a U.S. Border Patrol facility in El Paso, where she reportedly had a full-blown tantrum, yelling at Border Patrol agents.  Ana Giaritelli of The Washington Examiners reported on this blow-up, and other Democrat reportedly had similar episodes.  Oh, and there were pro-Trump protesters at the presser as well.

AOC's phony crying act
AOC Cries Over Empty Parking Lot.  One of the problems with having a day job is that you can fall behind on stories that are revealing if not, strictly speaking, important.  I am a day late with this, so bear with me if you already have seen it:  Photos reveal AOC was crying over an empty parking lot.  This goes back to 2018, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez conducted a photo op at the Mexican border.  She posed on one side of a chain link face, her face contorted in horror as she, apparently, viewed Trump administration outrages taking place on the other side of the fence.  Children in cages, presumably.  Or worse.  But it turns out that on the other side of the fence, there was... nothing.  It was all a fraud.

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Her small-town theater act lacked authenticity, to put it politely.  Not only that, she was dressed like Flo.


Ex-bartender AOC calls Ivanka unqualified.  Only in today's post-Obama bizarro world does a 29-year-old bartender feel qualified to question the credentials of a woman who ran a company estimated to be worth $50 million.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is renowned for saying dumb things, which is why she is commonly referred to as the "Bronx nitwit," but the socialist doesn't allow that to prevent her from adding to her illustrious body of work.  Taking to social media, Ocasio-Cortez displayed her angst over first daughter Ivanka Trump accompanying her father, President Donald Trump, to the G-20 summit held in Japan.

Nobel Prize in stupidity': Holocaust survivor wants AOC out of Congress.  There are few remaining survivors of concentration camps.  Ed Mosberg is one of them.  And the 93-year-old from Morris Plains, NJ, has no time for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements last week, when she called the southern border's migrant detention centers "concentration camps."  "She should be removed from Congress.  She's spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity," Mosberg told The [New York] Post.  "The people on the border aren't forced to be there — they go there on their own will.  If someone doesn't know the difference, either they're playing stupid or they just don't care."

Confirmed: New Evidence Shows AOC Staged Photo-Op At Border Facility, & It's Revealing.  What better way to earn points with emotional lefties than to show up at the border and cry?  Make sure there's a cameraman nearby, though.  Otherwise, it won't count for much.

AOC: I'm Outraged That Mitch McConnell Killed The House Border Bill I Voted Against!  The outrage never stops with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.  Today she expressed outraged that a House border funding bill did not pass in the Senate.  She said this despite the fact that she vocally opposed the same bill and refused to vote for it when it was passed by the House earlier this week.

AOC Shares Shots Of Herself At The Border In Tone Deaf Display.  While Democrats continue to hold up funding and keep CBP hostage as they attempt to handle the massive influx in illegal immigration, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing what's really important.  Namely, she's sharing glamour shots of herself from the border, some showing her head in her hand, others staring deeply into the camera.

Ocasio-Cortez Wants Debt Canceled Because 'I Have Student Loans Too'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is on board with Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) proposal to erase all student loan debt, because she has not paid off her student loans either, she said Monday [6/24/2019].  While making remarks in support of Sanders' sweeping bill to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, Ocasio-Cortez discussed her "personal stake" in the fight.  She wants to make the bill a reality, in part, because she has outstanding student loans.

Ocasio-Cortez frantically urges everyone to report ICE sightings, hide fugitives in your homes.  The open border faction in the United States largely responsible for the mass flood on humanity overwhelming the southern border issued a call to arms on Saturday to assist illegal aliens who are defying court-issued deportation orders.  Leading this defiant stand against the federal government and the rule of law was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who warned of the impending raids that were later be called off by President Donald Trump to give House Democrats more time to do their jobs and deal with the ongoing immigration crisis.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses Invitation to Visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refused Sunday to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp, after a Jewish group had invited her to tour that camp and others this summer to educate herself about the facts of the Holocaust.  Last Monday evening [6/17/2019], Ocasio-Cortez compared detention facilities for illegal aliens caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to "concentration camps," adding the phrase "never again," which commonly refers to the Nazi Holocaust.

Ocasio-Cortez Showcases the Left's Reverse McCarthyism.  My grandmother spent World War II in a concentration camp in Transnistria.  Growing up in Israel, we were encouraged in school to ask our grandparents what it was like to live through the Holocaust, but my grandmother was always understandably sparse on the details. [...] Being raised with these stories, it's frustrating to see politicians like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) make insulting comparisons between ICE detention centers and Nazi concentration camps.  To make such a comparison, you'd have to be an idiot who is clueless about history, or a vicious cynic who callously uses the experience of Holocaust survivors to score cheap political points.  Sometimes, it's difficult to tell into which category Ocasio-Cortez falls, but ultimately, it doesn't matter.

Mark Levin Lights Up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like a Christmas Tree at Chernobyl.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a nasty, stupid bigot.  Yet the media put her on their shoulders; they promote her and celebrate her.  They give her as much attention as possible.  They have created her, yet she's a nobody, she's a back-bencher from a heavily Democratic district, where she won the primary by a relatively few votes in a heavily Hispanic district.  She beat an old Pelosi ally, a white male, who did not choose to campaign very much.  And they treat this as some great event.  It's not a great event. [...] Now you and I are supposed to sit here and make some fine distinction between concentration camps and death camps in order to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a buffoon who makes outrageous statements and is defended by low-lifes like Chris Hayes at MSNBC, among others. [...] We are not running "concentration camps" on our southern border.  Anywhere.  This kind of garbage used to be rejected as the insane ramblings of the kooks in our society.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effectively Accuses Obama of Running 'Concentration Camps'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has effectively compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, and his administration to the Third Reich.  That's the logical consequence of her claim that detention facilities at the southern border are "concentration camps" — because the same facilities existed under Obama.  Breitbart News first broke the news in 2014 that large numbers of children were being "warehoused by authorities" after crossing the border illegally.  Few Democrats showed any concern, or criticized the Obama administration for its policies — even when photos emerged of children being detained in facilities where they had been separated from adults by chain-link fences.

Polish Lawmaker Invites Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to Come Visit and Study Hitler Concentration Camps in Poland.  As reported earlier by Joseph Curl — Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old former bartender turned member of Congress, on Monday said President Trump "has established concentration camps on the southern border." "This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.  This is not hyperbole.  It is the conclusion of expert analysis," she wrote on Twitter, citing a magazine article.

AOC: I didn't say 'Nazi' concentration camps (or did I?).  When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called detention centers "concentration camps" was she making a reference to the Nazis or not?  I think it's clear she was, given that she used the phase "never again" and referred to President Trump as a "fascist."  You can't combine all three of those things and then act shocked when people conclude you meant "Nazis."  And yet, that's exactly what a majority of AOC's fans have been doing, i.e. pretending she was referring to "concentration camps" generically.  Lots of people defending her cited the use of camps during the Boer War as an example.  Yesterday [6/19/2019], Chuck Todd criticized AOC for comparing the centers to Nazi concentration camps.

Pelosi blows off AOC 'concentration camp' remarks.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brushed off comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez equating border facilities for migrants to "concentration camps" by saying she wasn't "up to date" on what the New York freshman said.  "These members of Congress, they come to represent their districts and their point of view and they take responsibility for the statements that they make," Pelosi told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast when asked specifically about AOC's comments and whether the speaker had talked to her young members about the "power of their words."  "I'm not up to date with her most recent remarks," Pelosi added.  "I saw them on the news, but I haven't spoken to her about that."

Media Scramble to Protect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Holocaust Lie.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is lying about how she compared our migrant detention camps on the Southern border to the Holocaust, and to the surprise of no one, fake news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post are covering for her with their own lies.  CNN is even trying to explain how Auschwitz wasn't all that bad.  On Monday [6/17/2019], Ocasio-Crazy, probably from that luxury apartment of hers, filmed a video that compared American migrant camps to "concentration camps."

Do Democrats Believe This Or Are They Trying to Get President Trump Shot?  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually not doing anything to improve the situation at the border except telling everyone the President is running concentration camps and insisting she is serious.  If the congresswoman actually believes the President is a danger who will be re-elected without impeachment, it sounds like her fall back strategy is to try to get the man shot by hoping to inspire the next James Hodgkinson.I cannot emphasize enough that if Donald Trump accused a Democrat of running concentration camps or, frankly, if any elected Republican had made those claims against Barack Obama, the media would be all over the person saying such a thing and insisting they were trying to incite violence against President Obama.

AOC attack group targets top Dem — who voted with her 96% of the time but criticized Omar.  A far-left group backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is supporting a political newcomer to unseat a 30-year Democratic New York congressman who called out Rep. Ilhan Omar over anti-Semitism.  Justice Democrats, a group that initially recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run against former Rep. Joe Crowley, is targeting Rep. Eliot Engel.  The candidacy of Jamaal Bowman, a 43-year-old public middle school teacher, was put forward by Justice Democrats in a continued effort to elect more progressive Democrats to Congress, the New York Times reported.

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Who is Jamaal Bowman?  Two minutes of research turned up this, from November 9, 2015:

Principal says standardized testing is 'modern-day slavery'.  In an online rant, a Bronx public school principal has likened standardized testing to slavery, redlining and crack cocaine in damaging the lives of minorities.  "Public school high-stakes standardized testing is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality," Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman says in an Aug. 31 blog entry titled "The Tyranny of Standardized Testing."  "America was born of horror for black people and that horror continues today for brown and poor people as well.  Slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, crack cocaine and now standardized testing were all sanctioned by the American government.  All designed to destroy the mind, body and soul of black and brown people."

The Problem With Ocasio-Cortez's Shameful Ignorance Of History.  [Scroll down]  Maybe it's because their analogies are embarrassingly ignorant and intellectually lazy, or maybe it's because people like Ocasio-Cortez, perhaps unknowingly, diminish the suffering of millions of dead.  Or maybe it's because my own grandfather was taken as slave labor in Austria.  Then again, maybe it's because the comparison itself is a despicable smear of the American people.  It's true that we're not prepared for the crush of refugees on the southern border (although it should be noted that many Democrats contend any border is immoral).  While there is a border, however, we ask migrants who show up to follow existing laws; ones that are subject to the democratic process and the court system.

Ocasio-Cortez Explodes After Cheney Correctly States Horrors Of Holocaust.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sought to deflect attention from her "concentration camp" remarks on Tuesday by feigning outrage at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after Cheney correctly stated the horrors of the Holocaust.  Cheney blasted Ocasio-Cortez early on Tuesday after Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed in a late night Instagram live video on Monday that the Trump administration was operating "concentration camps" on the southern border.

Ocasio-Cortez Caught Lying While Defending Her 'Concentration Camp' Comments.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on her egregious comparison of the Trump administration's use of detention facilities on the southern border to concentration camps and the Holocaust. [...] Ocasio-Cortez's attempt to suggest that she was not implying that detention camps on the southern border were the same thing as concentration camps during WWII is a lie.  It's a lie because in her video she made distinctions between concentration camps and the internment camps used during the war and she invoked "Never Again," which specifically refers to the Holocaust.

AOC compares border crisis to Nazi Germany as the US gives free healthcare to illegal immigrants.  Because freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once said that "a very, very long time ago" she had Jews in her family, I'm assuming it's culturally fine for her to make Holocaust comparisons as she sees fit.  But are we allowed to call her an airhead for effectively accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents, which are currently breaking their backs to to save dying Central Americans, of functioning like Nazis?

'I don't use those words lightly': AOC compares US southern border to the Holocaust.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused U.S. immigration officials of running "concentration camps" on the U.S. southern border.  Ocasio-Cortez spoke to her followers on Instagram in another one of her live, unscripted videos on Monday evening [6/17/2019].  The New York Democrat said current U.S. immigration policy rivals the Nazi's treatment of Jews and other prisoners in World War II.  "The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are.  They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez Says the Hyde Amendment 'Isn't About Abortion'.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, "isn't about abortion, per se," during a Sunday [6/16/2019] interview on "ABC This Week."  [Video clip] [...] "Reproductive health care for incarcerated women should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States, so I think it really depends," said the New York congresswoman.  "And that's really what the Hyde Amendment is really about.  The Hyde Amendment isn't about abortion per se.  The Hyde Amendment is truly about equality of healthcare and healthcare access for low income women and women of color and women that get caught in our mass incarceration system.  And so the Hyde Amendment is about income inequality and it's about women's healthcare in a system of income inequality.  So I think that we need to repeal it."

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[#1] Abortion is not "reproductive health care."  It is anti-reproductive, and results in the death of at least one of the parties involved.  [#2] There is no mass incarceration system.  Women end up in prison, one at a time, due to their own bad judgement and bad decisions.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: 'Unspeakable Horrors Have Been Executed by the U.S. in the Name of Citizenship'.  Including a citizenship question in the U.S. Census would be a horror as unspeakable as the Dred Scott decision or the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told a House hearing Wednesday [6/12/2019].  "Citizenship" is "an acknowledge of power" and comes from being "a person in our democracy," and not from a Supreme Court decision, Ocasio-Cortez said, alluding to the high court's anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of adding a citizenship question to the Census:

AOC spokesman tweets, then deletes, F-bomb rant against potential GOP challenger.  US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman sent a profane tweet to a potential Republican challenger as he ripped him for wanting to debate his boss.  "Yo @RichValdes what [...] makes you think you're entitled to a debate with AOC," spokesman Corbin Trent tweeted Sunday at the conservative talk radio producer who's mulling a run against the freshman congresswoman.  Earlier that day, Valdes said he tried to challenge Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.  Valdes claims the democratic socialist "jetted to the other side of street" when he tried to approach her.

AOC Wants a Raise.  Here's a Better Idea.  Freshmen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Congress to give itself a $4,500 pay raise next year.  That would boost her salary to $178,500. And that's not counting the many perks members of Congress get, all courtesy of taxpayers.  But even that isn't enough for the self-described socialist.  AOC scoffed that a 2.5% bump in pay was "not even like a raise."  Before that, she grumbled that her income was merely a "living wage."  She also complained in a tweet that if lawmakers don't get a raise, it "makes campaign finance reform *harder.*"  And it "increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open."  It makes one wonder if AOC understands that campaign money and her salary are two different things.

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It sounds like she doesn't know that graft and her salary are two different things.  It also sounds like she's extremely greedy, since she has had this job only five months and is already demanding a raise.  In any event, just by bringing up the subject, she sounds like a person with a propensity for corruption.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already Demanding Higher Pay, And Says She Will Become Corrupt If Not Rewarded.  The subject of Congressional pay raises has come up and AOC, who has been on the job for mere months, is already stating she needs to be paid more.  Maybe you can toss a hint of extortion in that mix as well.  If you have ever worked in an office you may have encountered this type.  More than ambitious, a new arrival is brought in who questions methods and challenges protocols of a business that have been long established as successful.  This person acts in a fashion as if they have all the answers, long before they have even heard all the questions.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is our Congressional new-hire, acting this way before even reading the employee handbook (in her case, the Constitution.)

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It should be fairly easy to get qualified people to run for Congress with a paycheck of one dollar per year, and a lifetime limit of three terms.  Those who are inclined toward corruption will be corrupt, no matter how much the taxpayers pay them.  Yes, the cost of living in Washington is high, but the government could easily build a congressional dormitory and let the Members live there.

Capitalism Makes Miracles; Socialism Makes Dust.  [Scroll down]  When on recess from congressional duties recently, she [AOC] was more happily surprised at the leafy plants that had grown in her community garden slot.  "[...] Look at this!" she exclaimed.  "I have to trim all of these back for smoothies," she said.  "Look, like, honestly, gardening — food, that comes out of the dirt!  Like, it's magic!"  Who could possibly imagine that such a woman can better manage the production and harvesting of timber or graphite or wheat or milk or tomatoes, and the transportation costs and logistics for each of those things, or the production minutiae and costs of the various machinery that harvests and transports them, and the marketing and distribution costs of the products that are created by all of that, better than the countless individuals, uniquely skilled in their own respective trades, who are already doing that in their own, singular business ventures that come together in a free market in such a way as to create the absolute wonders around us?

AOC schooled by FBI counterterrorism official after suggesting white supremacists are getting 'off the hook'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was schooled by an FBI counterterrorism official earlier this week after she incorrectly suggested Muslims get charged with terrorism because they are treated as foreign, while white supremacists get "off the hook."  The New York Democrat used a hearing on Tuesday to suggest that Muslims are being treated differently in the U.S., including getting charged with terrorism for criminal acts, while white supremacist attackers avoid being charged with "domestic terrorism" for similar crimes.

AOC's Constituents Send A Clear Message.  Some of AOC's constituents aren't too happy with their congresswoman.  Veterans in the Bronx expressed their displeasure with the lawmaker after walking out of a private meeting.  They stated that Ocasio-Cortez is ignoring critical local issues in favor of "beating up on" President Trump and the GOP.  Silvio Mazzella, a Vietnam veteran and treasurer of Bronx Community Board 11, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the meeting they had on May 29 was the first time they had seen the representative since she started her term in January.  "She was in office five months, and this is the first time she came to our community," he said.  If you didn't know any better, you might think AOC is more concerned about pushing her pie-in-the-sky Green New Deal than actually making a difference in her community.

GOP hopeful Rich Vales slams Ocasio-Cortez: 'All Out Crazy'.  A Republican from New Jersey who plans to move to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district to run against her in the 2020 election blasted the congresswoman's policies as "misguided" in an appearance at a Queens GOP club Thursday [6/6/2019].  Rich Valdes, a conservative radio producer who previously worked for NJ Gov. Chris Christie, told about 100 people at the Queens Village Republican Club Thursday evening [6/6/2019].  "AOC — All Out Crazy — wants to establish a new Soviet Republic.  I believe in capitalism over socialism.  Her misguided policies don't represent the district," he told the crowd.  "She's great at fundraising but not at constituent services.  Ask around, most constituents don't think climate change is a number one issue," he added.

AOC Returns to the Scene of the Minimum Wage Crime.  The issue is simple:  Does a government-mandated minimum wage help or hurt the very workers and job seekers that Ocasio-Cortez wants to help?  Ask her former boss, who owned The Coffee Shop diner in Union Square where AOC used to work.  Late last year, The Coffee Shop closed its doors after 28 years, sidelining 150 employees.  How successful was the place, where diners often came to celebrate special occasions?

More about the minimum wage.

Chip Roy Gives Ocasio-Cortez A Legal Lesson On Domestic Terrorism.  Rep. Chip Roy explained Tuesday that perpetrators of murderous hate crimes in the United States aren't charged with domestic terrorism because there is no such statute. [...] Roy's clarification was in response to a heated exchange between McGarrity and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over why some white mass shooters in the U.S. are not charged with domestic terrorism while other Muslim mass shooters do receive foreign terrorism charges.

AOC Downplays Luxury Apartment, Says Everyone Should Have One.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) downplayed the amenities available in her expensive Washington, D.C., apartment building last week, saying her unit was comparable to apartments in a new public housing complex in New York City.  Ocasio-Cortez made the comparison during a Bronx town hall, saying people have been conditioned to view things that should be available to everyone as "luxury" amenities.  "What we have been taught that [sic] is a luxury should not be a luxury," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "Another world is possible," she said.  "We can live in buildings that are not-for-profit, or tenant-owned, there are so many ways we can slice this and we can structure it in a way where all people have the right to a dignified home."

Why Are America's Socialists — and Democrats and Journalists — Always So Angry?  [Scroll down]  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is another angry democratic socialist.  She rages when her sophomoric Green New Deal is questioned.  She was incensed when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he was going to let the Senate vote on her legislation.  She's annoyed that cauliflower is grown in urban gardens, apparently because it's a "colonial" vegetable.  Columnist Peggy Noonan said Ocasio-Cortez was "sullen, teenage and at a loss" during President Trump's State of the Union address.  Her very manner is that of someone who is mad at the world and is always just seconds away from lashing out.

New York community leaders Walk Out of closed meeting with AOC feeling 'revolted' after she bashed foreign policy and Donald Trump.  New York community leaders reportedly stormed out of a closed meeting with US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday [5/29/2019] after some felt 'revolted' when she criticized Donald Trump and the US.  AOC held the close gathering in the Bronx borough with Community Board 11 members but proved too controversial for two military veterans at least.

Sun-Made raisin company cuts sponsorship ties with minor league baseball team the Fresno Grizzlies.  A sponsor has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video appearing to equate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with the likes of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.  The Sun-Maid raisin company terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday, after the offensive video was played at halftime on Monday [5/27/2019].  The company acknowledged the Grizzlies apologized but said terminating the sponsorship was the right thing to do.

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Apologizing was their only mistake.

Ted Cruz praises AOC on banning lawmakers from becoming lobbyists: 'I AGREE' with her!  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, seemed as surprised as everyone else when he admitted he agreed with a proposal put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.  The duo found common ground after the New York Democrat called for a ban on lawmakers becoming lobbyists.  Ocasio-Cortez got the ball rolling on Twitter, reacting to a statistic that shows 60 percent of former congressmen from the 115th Congress received jobs as lobbyists or federal policy influencers, something she disapproved.  "If you are a member of Congress + leave, you shouldn't be allowed to turn right around & leverage your service for a lobbyist check," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.  "I don't think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if you've served in Congress.  At minimum there should be a long wait period."

Ocasio-Cortez Stepped On A Rake Trying To Slam A Reporter For Tweeting About Warren's Legal Career.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ate it last week.  No, it wasn't about the Green New Deal, which is a recipe for economic disaster; it was a poorly executed counterattack against the media.  Yep, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, so you're whole life goes under the microscope.  Y'all know the drill.  It so happens that she had quite the legal career as well, charging $675/hour and worked on over 50 legal cases.  CNN's Andrew Kaczynski simply tweeted about this dot on Warren's resume, which AOC thought was an attack, pulled the trigger, but got face-full of buckshot instead.

AOC and Bernie Sanders want to turn post offices into banks — Uh, no thanks, comrades.  In the view of self-proclaimed democratic socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Big Government is never big enough.  The problem is that government is too small, your taxes are too low, and government isn't spending enough of your money on cradle-to-grave social programs.  The latest Big Government proposal from Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders calls for dramatically expanding the financial services provided by the U.S. Postal Service.  Under the plan, local post offices would provide the public access to financial services such as ATMs, paycheck-cashing, low-interest loans, savings and checking accounts, bill payment, electronic money transfers, and a few others.

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[#1] The line is long enough at the Post Office already.  [#2]  If they can lose an important letter, they can lose your deposit slip, too.

Sandy O Starts Feeling the Heat.  [Scroll down]  The truth is, when one peels back the onion of her most recent whining, it's not about cauliflower or cauliflower power.  It's simply about power.  Like so many of her puerile postings on social media, this vegetable shaming is, at its core, one little harrumph in a herculean harangue that calls for the left's totalitarian control of every aspect of America's economic and cultural future, while railing against the Democratic party's incrementalism of the past.

AOC Live Tweets the Weather (AKA 'Climate Crisis').  Like garbage disposers I guess AOC has never seen a tornado either.  Not even on YouTube because there is nothing and I mean nothing "casual" by any definition of that word about tornadoes.  Perhaps she meant "causal" tornadoes, as in "there's a causal relationship between climate change and an increase in tornadoes."  Although the PBS report she's reading from while livestreaming her horrifying tornado warning experience for her Instagram followers seems to indicate the contrary.

AOC says 'casual tornadoes' are a new threat to the country.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said tornadoes are the latest climate change threat after a tornado warning was issued for Washington, D.C. [...] After her brief video, Ocasio-Cortez discussed how tornadoes were part of the threat of climate change.  "The climate crisis is real y'all," she said.  "Guess we're at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?"

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Anyone who goes into a panic because of tornado watch or even a tornado warning is a snowflake.  When watches and warnings are issued, one should be aware of the neighborhood conditions, but fear is unnecessary.

'It's Just the Weather': Meteorologist Fact-Checks Ocasio-Cortez on Climate Change.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested the tornado warning that hit the D.C. area Thursday was part of the "climate crisis" she has previously said humanity only has 12 years left to solve.  "The climate crisis is real y'all," Ocasio said on Instagram Thursday [5/23/2019], "guess we're at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?"  However, she was quickly fact-checked by meteorologist Ryan Maue, who pointed out that far from proof of a "climate crisis," D.C.'s tornado warning was "just the weather."

Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Reporter's Salary, Rips Media Report on Warren's Lucrative Legal Career.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) ripped a media report Thursday [5/23/2019] on the past lucrative legal career of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and mocked a reporter's salary in the process.  Ocasio-Cortez went to bat for Warren after the 2020 presidential candidate posted a list of 56 cases on her campaign website that she worked on during her career as a law professor.  The Washington Post reported Warren made up to $675 an hour while consulting for committees representing both claimants and creditors in asbestos-related bankruptcy cases.  She also worked for several corporate clients.

Most Democrats Believe Ocasio-Cortez's Claim that She Said Only a Sea Sponge Would Believe.  More than two-thirds of Democrats believe Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that "the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change" despite the congresswoman later saying that "you'd have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge" to take her literally.  "Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we're like:  'The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'" Ocasio-Cortez said during an interview in January.

Ocasio-Cortez says growing cauliflower in community gardens is 'colonial'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that growing cauliflower in community gardens is part of the "colonial" attitudes that her Green New Deal will stamp out.  The New York Democrat, who introduced the proposal to tackle climate change by radically transforming the economy, posted a series of Instagram videos filmed in her home state talking about community gardens as a "core component" of her proposal.

Nikki Haley smacks down cowardly Comrade Ocasio-Cortez over Venezuela.  The former ace United Nations ambassador went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a brickbat, calling out the socialist congresswoman for her cowardly failure to articulate any response to the ugly effects of socialism run by a vile dictator in Venezuela.

Charles Payne — I Cringe When I Hear People Insult AOC's Intelligence.  I don't watch Fox News or Fox Business as others do, but I agree with Charles Payne in regards to critics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Fox & Friends morning hosts bombarded their program for weeks labeling her "socialist," making jokes, and disparaging comments about her intelligence.  Republicans and conservatives made memes against AOC with the same tactics, therefore, making her popular among those who had sympathy and empathy toward the increased attacks.

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I like Charles Payne, but my on-going derision of AOC's apparently meager mental acuity is not merely an ad hominem attack.  My intention is to point out the insipidness and futility of every idea she promotes.  Nobody with any sense would agree with her that the world will be uninhabitable 12 years from now because of global warming, or because of carbon dioxide, or because of plastic straws in the ocean, or because we eat meat.  Anyone who would make the so-called Green New Deal the centerpiece of her agenda in the Congress is a simpleton who is all but completely disconnected from reality.  AOC is a political buffoon whose socialist ideas are a genuine threat, and her proposals deserve sustained and continual mockery.

"Little Girl Voice" of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling America to Fascism.  The "little girl voice" is a prime prop in the lexicon of Justice Democrat Casting Call Winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).  Tell folk the planet on which they live will be dead and gone within 12 years, and what you get is a scare monger's Big Fail.  Say it in the plaintive voice of a 'little girl' and all bleeding heart liberals will flock to your rescue like seagulls to strewn garbage.  Little girl voices always engender immediate sympathy.  Just ask Christine Blasey Ford during her epic attempts to destroy Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  But everything about AOC is a well orchestrated ACT of which her little girl voice is only the most recognizable part.

GOP Pollster Says Ocasio-Cortez Only Democrat Who Can Match Trump In 2020.  Forget that's she's only 29 and the Constitution declares that presidents be at least 35 years old.  Republican pollster Frank Luntz said Tuesday [5/14/2019] that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the only Democrat out there right now who could possibly beat President Trump in 2020.  The key is authenticity," Luntz told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on her show, "The Ingraham Angle."

How (and why) conservative media created Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In one six-week period, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was mentioned 3,181 times on Fox News and Fox Business.  That's an average of 75 times a day.  Not a single day went by between Feb. 25 and April 7 in which the conservative networks did not mention the Democratic socialist lawmaker from New York — repeatedly — according to Media Matters for America.  Since then, she's garnered nearly endless coverage, both on conservative and liberal news outlets.  She's become the darling of the Democratic Party.  Tom Perez, the head of the Democratic National Committee, has called her the "future of our party."

The Editor says...
Conservatives did not create AOC.  She has made herself a laughingstock, and the tabloid press loves to see someone make a fool of himself or herself.  Fox News and Fox Business are especially thrilled that a capitalism-hating rookie congresswoman has turned out to be such a poorly-educated doofus.  Her whole life is now click bait.  That's fuel for news web sites.

AOC, at Green New Deal rally, puts Joe Biden and other Democratic climate moderates on notice.  Speaking at a crowded auditorium at Howard University, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other proponents of the Green New Deal — an ambitious plan to rid the U.S. economy of a reliance on fossil fuels — affirmed their progressive ideals while striking out at both conservative Republicans and moderate Democrats who have, according to her and other critics, done too little about global warming for too long.  In particular, Ocasio-Cortez, who is in her first term as a congresswoman representing the Bronx and Queens, seemed to criticize Joe Biden, who entered the U.S. Senate in 1973, 16 years before she was born.

Ocasio-Cortez goes full Marx.  Speaking to a rally to promote the lunatic Green New Deal that would bankrupt America while allowing China, India, and the rest of the world to continue to emit CO2 without restriction for more than a decade, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed the fount of her economic thinking:  Karl Marx.  Fittingly, she was accompanied by avowedly socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally at Howard University, where both radical politicians denounced anything short of a full commitment to the radical restructuring of our economy.  Obviously alluding to frontrunner Joe Biden's less than full-throated support of the GND, Ocasio-Cortez said there is "no middle ground," setting up a potential third party green/socialist absolutist challenge should Biden win the Dems' nomination.

Alinsky's Rule #5: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
Mini-AOC Strikes Again With Another Spot-On Video Mocking Ocasio-Cortez.  Ava Martinez is back with another perfect impression of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democratic socialist who talks like a Valley girl.  "Like, hello America, AOC here again," Ava says in her latest video.  "But this time from Washington, D.C., which is named after our first president — George Washington D.C."  Like, I want to tell you about my plan to single-handedly save the planet.  I call it the Green New Deal.  I picked green because I'm still learning my colors.  I came up with my plan after we were watching, like, the most important documentary on climate change.  It's called Ice Age 2: The Meltdown," she says, referring to the animated 2006 hit movie.  "That's not me saying it, that's science."

Ocasio-Cortez realizes she said something stupid and reacts badly.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez finally understands that her claim that we have only 12 years to save the world from global warming disaster was a ridiculous statement.  Having been mocked by her many enemies, and unable to defend the absurdity, she is actually digging a deeper hole for herself, trying to maintain the self-righteousness that seems to power her drive for political power.

Just Kidding, Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's newest defense of her wacky ideas is that they're just "dry humor" and "sarcasm."  We should take her seriously but not literally, I guess.  Ocasio-Cortez got roasted over the weekend after saying her tax-the-rich scheme would only apply to "like ten people."  Sunday [5/12/2019] she checked in to say that it was just a joke, and moreover her previous remark about the world ending in 12 years was also a joke.  Moreover, anyone who didn't get that these were jokes is an idiot.

The Editor says...
This is a very common Democrat tactic:  They will say or do something outrageous, and if there are any objections, follow up a few days later with, "Can't you take a joke?"  Examples abound:

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decries 'myth' of low-paying jobs in emotional tweet.  In an emotional outpouring, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her feelings about graduating from waitress work to being a member of Congress — and railed against the stigma of low-paying jobs on Twitter.  "Going from waitressing a year ago to now carries a LOT of life-adjustments," the Dem from New York tweeted Saturday.  "But 3 paychecks in has shown me how 1 of the greatest scams in US is the idea that financial struggle is due to 'poor character.'  "It's a huge myth designed to keep people from empowering themselves."

AOC: Don't Let Rich Capitalists Deny You A Living Wage Or An Iced Coffee.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a rant on twitter today [5/11/2019] looking back at her time as a waitress.  She contrasted her earnings there with her current salary as a congressperson to make the case for a "living wage."

Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair?  Democrat Ocasio-Cortez.  In another first for rookie congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal Democrat from New York on Friday [5/10/2019] became the youngest woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ocasio-Cortez blown away by first experience with a garbage disposal.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is learning a lot of new things in Washington — including what a garbage disposal is.  The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman posted photos and videos on Instagram showing the apparently "terrifying" contraption at work in her swanky DC apartment and saying she'd never seen one before.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Discovers a Garbage Disposal, Asks if It Is 'Environmentally Sound'.  After her recent move to Washington D.C., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has allegedly discovered what a garbage disposal is, describing it as "terrifying" in a series of photos and videos she shared to her Instagram account.  "This DC apartment is bougie and has things I've never seen before.  Like what is a garbage disposal really for," Ocasio-Cortez asked in the video caption.  "Is it better or worse to than throwing something in the garbage?  Most importantly why is it so loud and yelling at me?"

'AOC Press' Parody Killed in Latest Big Tech Election Interference.  Twitter has banned the popular parody account @AOCPress despite it complying entirely with the service's rules on satire by self-labelling as such.  This account — a satire of Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — had over 85,000 followers at the time of the ban and is now permanently suspended.

Actual AOC Quote: 'Like, Honestly, Gardening.  Food That Comes Out Of Dirt.  Like, It's Magic!'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is only 29, and she did only graduate from Boston University, majoring in international relations and economics.  So it makes sense that she's still amazing by things like dirt.

New AOC documentary on Netflix relies on capitalism to spread socialism.  As an economic system, socialism has an unmatched record of human misery.  Yet as a product sold in capitalist America, socialism is a raging success.  Witness Wednesday's [5/1/2019] Netflix release of "Knock Down the House," a film that features a glowing portrait of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist ideas.  Netflix paid a record $10 million for the rights to this documentary.  It's executive produced by Regina Scully, whose hedge fund manager husband John owns a $400,000 model train set in their East Hampton summer mansion that boasts a 2,200 square foot basement.  Keep in mind the film's initial budget was $28,111, raised on Kickstarter.  Talk about a return on investment.  Then there's Netflix itself, one of the greatest capitalist stories of this generation.

Participants in AOC's 'fun run' didn't know they were donating to her campaign.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as "a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day."  But many of the 400 runners didn't realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker's campaign coffers.

It Sure Looks Like AOC Broke Campaign Finance Law With Her Latest Stunt.  She's really not good at this whole campaign finance thing.  Questions have already been raised about how her campaign was funded, her connection to the Justice Democrats group, and whether she was funneling money illegally to her boyfriend for supposed consulting work.  Well, there's apparently more to critique about her campaign's use of money.  Recently, the freshest of the fresh faces in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, held a 5k "Family fun run" in which she was claiming to raise money to support her Green New Deal.  The issue is that she was actually just shoveling all the cash into her campaign coffers.

The Editor says...
What campaign?  She was just elected to Congress a few months ago, and she's already working on re-election?

Ocasio-Cortez of New York: 'I Believe in Human Rights — I Don't Care If You're Undocumented'.  Why is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) not under indictment for advocating the breaking of our immigration laws?  Look at all her unnecessary and gratuitous body gestures and arm waving in the video of a recent appearance of hers.  It's a brainwashing tactic.  The human eye and subconscious mind are attracted to motion; using extremely animated body gestures can be done to hypnotize an audience.  It makes a person not want to look away — and distracts one from what's being said.  [Video clip]

On illegals, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whines about Trump not doing what's actually her job.  Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know anything at all about the job of a congresswoman?  Or does she just talk and talk, parrotty-like, not understanding a thing she's saying?  She's out blaming President Trump for turning illegal aliens into ... illegal aliens because he's trying to enforce U.S. law. [...] In reality, Trump is doing his job, enforcing U.S. law as it is currently written by, of all places, Congress.  If Ocasio-Cortez doesn't like those laws, well, guess what — she's the lawmaker who's in a position to change them.  Is she trying to do that?  There's no evidence for it on her website.  It's quite likely she doesn't even know that that's her own job.

Ocasio-Cortez Silent On Sri Lanka After Politicizing New Zealand Terror Attacks.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been radio silent on social media about the horrifying Easter day Islamic terrorist attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka which left over 310 people dead and hundreds more injured.  Ocasio-Cortez, who often rushes to politicize tragedies and scandals, has not posted about the deadly terror attacks that targeted Christian churches on either of her verified Twitter accounts, Instagram accounts, or Facebook accounts at the time this report was created at approximately 4 a.m. EST on Tuesday [4/23/2019].

Ocasio-Cortez claim that Trump wants to privatize VA is 'nonsense,' VA secretary tells Fox.  Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie struck back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday [4/24/2019], calling her accusations that the Trump administration wants to privatize the VA "nonsense." [...] "If we are privatizing VA, we are going about it in a very strange way," Wilkie said.  "I presented to the Congress a $220 billion budget, the largest budget in the history of the department.  We are undergoing basic reforms to make the VA a modern, 21st-century health care administration.  But what we are doing is opening the aperture on choice, so that our veterans remain at the center their own health care, and if VA can provide what they need, we will give them the opportunity to go out into the private sector."

Ocasio-Cortez declares VA 'isn't broken,' already provides top-notch care.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed during a recent town hall event that the Department of Veterans Affairs "isn't broken" and is actually providing "some of the highest quality" care to veterans.  "All I can think of is that classic refrain that my parents always taught me growing up, is that: 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it,'" she said in New York, as part of her argument against privatizing aspects of the scandal-scarred agency's work.

AOC praises chronically dysfunctional VA:'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is making headlines this week for praising the efficacy of the still-chronically dysfunctional Department of Veterans Affairs.  And by the VA, I mean the people-have-died-waiting-in-line VA. You know, the one that was subject to recent national scandals involving everything from frivolous purchases to pill mills, to employee theft of tens of thousands of dollars, to disease outbreaks, to making veterans wait for doctors' appointments.  The one whose acting secretary resigned in disgrace in 2014 amid the mismanagement scandals.  Even more astonishing than her praise is that it came in the context of her arguing against reforming the federal agency.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims the VA system has the 'highest quality care,' doesn't need to be fixed.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said during a town hall in New York City that she thought people needed to stop talking about fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The VA, she argued, "provides some of the highest quality care to our veterans" and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

The Editor says...
I doubt if AOC has ever seen the inside of a VA hospital.  In fact, I think it's unlikely that she has ever seen the outside of a VA hospital.

Citing Mueller Report, Ocasio-Cortez Says She'll Now Support Tlaib's Impeachment Resolution.  Citing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Thursday she would now support a resolution introduced by fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) last month seeking President Trump's impeachment.  "Mueller's report is clear in pointing to Congress' responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.  "It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution."  "As such, I'll be signing onto Rashida Tlaib's impeachment resolution."

AOC narrates hilariously pie-in-the-sky video to promote her Green New Deal.  The video is set from the future, and begins with an image of Ocasio-Cortez riding a bullet train from New York to D.C., gray streaks in her hair, and windmills in the landscape.  She tells the story as if looking back on how America accomplishes greatness through the initiatives she has proposed.  After giving a brief history on the threat of climate change, the Congresswoman's utopic scenario includes Democrats taking the Senate and presidency in 2020, "and launch[ing] the Decade of the Green New Deal, a flurry of legislation that kicked off our social and ecological transformation to save the planet."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brands Benjamin Netanyahu a 'Trump-like figure' and says that America should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel.  Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for being an authoritarian, 'Trump-like figure' while suggesting that US military and economic aid to Israel should be cut.  The Representative for New York, a rising star in her party, has insisted that the idea of cutting aid to Israel should 'definitely be on the table'.  The 29-year-old has been criticised by the Jewish Democratic Council of America for the comments, with the organisation saying that US-Israel ties 'must supersede politics'.

Half-full or half-empty?
Pelosi: In Ocasio-Cortez's District, 'Glass of Water Would Win With a D Next to Its Name'.  On a trip to the U.K. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea of democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) being representative of the Democratic Party.  Pelosi addressed questions about how to handle the left wing of her party in the House during a talk with London School of Economics and Political Science, and she said Ocasio-Cortez needs to understand she cannot set the agenda. She implied Ocasio-Cortez is failing to appreciate how Democrats need to appeal to the rest of the country, saying the freshman congresswoman's district could be won by any purported Democrat — living or otherwise.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tries to drive another New York business out of the city.  After a major flap for driving Amazon out of New York City, something even socialist Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed her for, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting another New York City business:  the New York Post.  She's joining hands with a leftist newsstand seller group calling on all newsstand owners to quit selling the paper because she didn't like its cover story reminding New Yorkers that her congressional gal pal, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was trivializing the worst terrorist attack on American soil — which triggered its greatest damage in New York.

Climate Change and media hysteria:  Twelve years and counting?  "The world is going to end in twelve years if we don't address climate change."  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said it around the middle of January.  Several in the media repeat the fearful works.  Very few are brave enough to peg the 29-year-old as a fool.  Someone, somewhere who is not responsible enough to handle sharp objects or walk freely among mentally stable people.  There is no third way:  She is a fool or a liar.  Or a foolish liar.

Unreal: AOC Tells Dan Crenshaw to 'Go Do Something' About Terrorism.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's response to Republican colleague Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) drew the ire of conservatives for telling the former Navy SEAL he should "go do something" about terrorism.  Crenshaw had initially commented that Omar was the "First member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something,'" which he called "unbelievable."  Quick to defend her friend, the New York lawmaker accused Crenshaw of taking Omar's remarks out of context and attacked him for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund.

Using "Blackspeech" Instead of Blackface to Skirt a Charge of Racism?  This week the National Action Network, an Al Sharpton event, was held.  Almost every Democrat contender running for President in 2020 attended, and spoke.  Representative Alexander Ocasio-Cortez was no exception.  Cortez took the floor and stirred up the attendees by resorting to "blackspeech" as she addressed the crowd.  Just like Hillary Clinton did in Alabama as she used the words of the late Rev. James Cleveland, Cortez put on a stellar Black slow accent as she spoke.  It would seem like her address would have been offensive to those hearing it as she spoke down to the mostly Black crowd, and told them that it was okay to do menial and ordinary jobs.  That in itself should have been enough to draw criticism because she made it sound as though Blacks should not seek to achieve anything better.

AOC Hypocritically Slams GOP For "Dangerous Rhetoric" Just A Day After She Put A Trump Official In Danger.  Another day, another instance of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) not practicing what she preaches.  On Wednesday [4/10/2019], the freshman Congresswoman used her favorite social media bullhorn to blast "the GOP" for a fundraising email sent by an Ohio Republican group that called her a "domestic terrorist."

A Few Comments on AOC's Climate Blame Game.  There has been little change in temperatures over the last few decades in the areas from which migrant caravans are originating.  And only Costa Rica has been below average in terms of rain — hardly a cause for mass migrations due to climate change. [...] And if man-made climate change is driving this, it's not showing up in crop production, which in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras is improving!  There is more food being grown.

Ocasio-Cortez Says Climate Change Is 'Fueling' The Immigration Crisis.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said climate change was a "major factor" behind the wave of migrants making their way to the U.S. southern border.  "The far-right loves to drum up fear [and] resistance to immigrants," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday [4/9/2019].  "But have you ever noticed they never talk about what's causing people to flee their homes in the first place?"  "Perhaps that's [because] they'd be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration:  Climate change," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

The Editor says...
The welfare state is what's causing foreigners to come to the U.S.  Why stay home and live in poverty in Central America if the Democrats will give you free stuff?

AOC Comes Up With A New Excuse For Her Blaccent.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's speech to a predominantly black audience Friday was glorious.  Apparently trying to come up with some kind of urban swagger, she tossed a bizarre droning "blaccent" at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference.

All She Has Is All She Needs — A Poor Young Bartender In Her Weeds.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke this past Saturday at Rev. Al Sharptongue's National Action Network convention in New York exploiting a Southern drawl reminiscent of Granny Clinton's "I don't feel no ways tarred".  It was egregious pandering, but the ignorant twit clapped back at her detractors declaring, "As much as the right wants to distort and deflect, I am from the Bronx.  I act and talk like it, especially when I'm fired up and especially when I'm home.  It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me, yet somehow asserted as false at the same time."  She later described her "accent" as code-switching.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Praises the Washington, D.C. Metro.  On Sunday [4/7/2019], Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) praised the Washington, D.C. Metro, apparently oblivious to the fires and horrific management problems the Metro faces.  "DC Metro is pretty good, especially when compared to the MTA lately," Ocasio-Cortez said in a Facebook "moment," contrasting the D.C. Metro to the New York subway.  "It's clear they are investing in public infrastructure w/modernized train cars, etc."  She responded to criticism shortly afterward.  "Lots of folks begging to differ on DC metro being better," the congresswoman added.

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Okay?  There is one key difference between Ocasio-Cortez and Trump.  Trump has been a celebrity for nearly half a century.  AOC has been a celebrity for a bit more than six months.  Fame and adoration, as much as many people seek them, can be dangerous things.  They can alter the mind and one's perception of oneself.  Many who are thrust into such a situation have a great deal of trouble dealing with it.  It is unclear why Ocasio-Cortez thought it was a good idea to pour a drink, turn on the camera, and invite the world into her apartment last night [4/3/2019].  Perhaps it was all planned, part of a strategy to make her more relatable.  But it doesn't seem that way; it didn't feel prepared or purposeful.  But, as she said herself, AOC is the boss now.

AOC Goes On Bizarre Rant, Compares Herself To Martin Luther King Jr.  While Building Furniture.  As Susie Moore covered yesterday [4/4/2019], AOC did an Instagram Live video that was interesting, to say the least.  Aside from crunching food over a riff about the draft, she got into how the Green New Deal is just like the civil rights movement or something.  She also compares herself to Martin Luther King Jr. for reasons that escape logic.

AOC Shares "Thoughts" On, Like, The Draft While Crunching Away On Instagram.  Setting aside the fact that the way she phrased her response almost made it seem as though she's under the mistaken impression that we currently do have a draft (not to mention the intersectional nod to the non-binariness of gender), the expounding through popcorn chomping really conveys her gravitas, no?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'What We Need to Do is Have a Serious Conversation' About Cow Flatulence.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) said in a March 29 appearance on MSNBC's "All in With Chris Hayes" that Americans "need to have a serious conversation" about climate change, including the contribution being made to it by "cow flatulence." [...] "But actually it's an issue when it comes to contributing to methane," said Ocasio-Cortez, "but that doesn't mean you end cows.  It means that we need — What it means is that we need to innovate and change our grain, our cow grain, from which you know, they feed in these troughs, that we need to really take a look at regenerative agriculture.  Like these are our solutions."

The Editor says...
I doubt if AOC has ever fed a cow.  I doubt if she understands the chemistry inside a cow that results in the emission of methane upon the completion of its digestive process.  Nor do I think she has any idea about what a farmer could feed a cow that would not have methane as a byproduct.  Nor do I believe AOC could adequately explain why methane in the atmosphere is something to be avoided.

Ocasio-Cortez calls for 'agenda of reparations' as 2020 Dems get on board.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called Friday for "examining and pursuing an agenda of reparations" as part of a lengthy list of proposals delivered before an Al Sharpton-sponsored conference in New York — touting a controversial policy that's increasingly gained support from the 2020 field of Democratic presidential candidates.  Speaking about her cornerstone Green New Deal, which would entail a massive government-led overhaul of the economy and U.S. energy usage, the freshman Democrat also said the plan does not "shy away from bold conversations of health care, housing and education as human rights, of living wages and dignified work, of policy that isn't just drafted with the next election in mind but also with the next generation in mind."

AOC ripped by Obama-era Border Patrol chief for 'reckless' rhetoric.  Former U.S. Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan says he must "restrain" himself while addressing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that agents "cage children at the border and inject them with drugs" out of "hatred."  The Obama-era official sat down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson Thursday evening [4/4/2019] when a recent Instagram Live post by the New York Democrat was addressed.  "I'm not trying to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs.  That's not a mistake, that's just hatred," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on social media.  Mr. Morgan, who spoke to lawmakers this week on the border crisis, blasted Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for "reckless and irresponsible" rhetoric.

'We Don't Talk Like That': Ocasio-Cortez Accused Of Putting On Black 'Accent' At NAN Conference.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seemed to use a forced accent during a speech to the National Action Network convention Friday [4/5/2019]. [...] Ironically, while Al Sharpton introduced Ocasio-Cortez to Friday's event, then Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton switched up her usual accent when speaking to the civil rights activist in 2016.

Ocasio-Cortez attacks black rising star at Fox News — and face-plants.  The fame resulting from the huge amount of media attention paid to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a dangerous drug for her.  Completely unaware of the limitations of her education and knowledge base, she doesn't hesitate to shoot off her mouth before getting her facts straight.  And she blames Fox News for her rising unfavorability in polling.  So it was not too surprising that she shot off a tweet criticizing Lawrence Jones, who appears to be being groomed for big things at Fox News, on utterly fatuous grounds.  If you don't recognize his name, I suspect that you will become familiar with him the coming months and years. [...] Ocasio-Cortez is right to fear him.  He eats progressive stupidity for breakfast.

Ocasio-Cortez: Draft 'All Genders' for the Military.  The Pentagon should draft all "genders," not just men and women, according to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She casually spotlighted her revolutionary rejection of biology, sex, and the male-or-female society during a live Facebook chat in which she was asked about her views on the military draft.  "As long as we have a draft, I support people of all genders being drafted," she said.

AOC adopts Southern drawl to talk to black audience.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appeared to imitate a Southern accent in a speech to a predominantly black audience at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York City on Friday [4/5/2019].  "This is what building power looks like, this is what changing the country looks like," Ocasio-Cortez said, exaggerating and drawing out vowels in a distinct change from her usual pronunciation.

Ocasio-Cortez plays victim card after getting busted for fake accent, pandering to black audience.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., just can't help herself, it seems.  A la Hillary Clinton, the self-declared democratic socialist unpacked a previously not heard accent Friday evening while speaking to a predominantly black audience at the annual convention of Al Sharpton's National Action Network.  An accent that took on a curious southern drawl.

Childish Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks With Her Mouth Stuffed With Popcorn, Wipes Hands on Pants as She Talks US Military Draft Policy.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) did an Instagram livestream last Wednesday night in which she talked policy while eating popcorn, sipping wine and building Ikea furniture.  While several video clips have been posted and discussed, the segment posted by the NRSC's Matt Whitlock on Ocasio-Cortez talking about the military draft shows her behaving more like a self-absorbed teenage drama queen live streaming from her bedroom at her parents' house than a grown up Member of Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed as 'financially illiterate' at Sharpton event over Amazon, faces calls to be ousted from office.  Hours before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for an "agenda of reparations" at an Al Sharpton-sponsored event in New York on Friday, she was slammed as "financially illiterate" at the same conference for killing the Amazon deal with the state.  Ocasio-Cortez spoke to the crowd at the National Action Network, saying her Green New Deal will consider reparations to black Americans for slavery in addition to the radical overhaul of the economy in a bid to combat climate change.  But at the same conference, hours before Ocasio-Cortez's speech, an investor ripped those who opposed the Amazon deal with the state that would have generated billions in tax revenue and 25,000 jobs.

Estupida-Cortez Panders to Blacks with Phony Accent.  Why do Democrats insult Black Americans by attempting to pander to them with phony accents?  When speaking to Black audiences, they use an obviously fake and contrived accent to mimic the way they believe Black Americans talk.  I find it offensive and disgusting, and I'm not even Black!  Hillary Clinton did it.  Barack Obama did it.  Now, Alexandria Estupida-Cortez wants in on the action.  [Video clip]

AOC mocked for 'accent' at Sharpton event; compared to Hillary Clinton.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., faced backlash Friday after seeming to develop a new accent while speaking to a predominantly black audience in New York City.  In an appearance at the annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the freshman congresswoman responded to those who've invoked her past employment as a bartender in what she said were attempts to delegitimize her status as an elected official.  "I'm proud to be a bartender.  Ain't nothing wrong with that," Ocasio-Cortez said.

AOC Responds To Criticism Of Her Fake Southern Black Accent And She's Not Happy.  As reported by fellow RedState writer Sarah Lee, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke in front of the National Action Network yesterday [4/5/2019] and decided to don the worst fake southern black accent to ever exist.

Ocasio-Cortez Totally Stammers Through, Like, Diatribe Against, You Know, Uh, Trump Administration.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the House Oversight Committee.  Seriously.  The 29-year-old former bartender who has been a member of Congress for less than three months sits on one of the most important committees in government (yet she still finds time to complain about $7 croissants at LaGuardia Airport).

Ocasio-Cortez Violated Campaign Finance Laws With PAC Scheme, FEC Complaint Alleges.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accepted excessive campaign contributions and violated reporting rules by accepting undervalued services from a company run by her campaign manager, a complaint to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleged.  The campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, set up the company, Brand New Congress LLC, which was paid $170,000 by Ocasio-Cortez and 12 other "far-left progressive Democratic candidates," according to the April 1 complaint filed by the Coolidge-Reagan Foundation, a conservative nonprofit.

AOC tells Trump he has no choice over tax returns: 'We didn't ask you'.  House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., submitted a request Wednesday [4/3/2019] for six years' worth of Trump's personal and business tax returns, setting up a potential major legal conflict with the administration.  Democrats believe the tax information could give them insight into any potential ethical or legal conflicts of interest Trump may have.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit with FEC complaint for alleged 'subsidy scheme'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been hit with another Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint, this one alleging she and her campaign manager operated a "subsidy scheme" that ran afoul of campaign finance laws.  The crux of the complaint, which was given exclusively to Fox News in advance of its filing Wednesday, accused Ocasio-Cortez and her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, of overseeing a "shadowy web" of political action committees (PACs) that allowed them to raise more cash than they could have legally.  It also alleged that a limited liability company (LLC) was created to avoid federal expenditure requirements by offering Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic candidates political consulting services at a price so low that the company apparently shut down before the election was even over.

Amateur Hour in the Democrat Primaries.  The Green New Deal, brain child of Congressperson Alexandria Cortez, has been backed by all the candidates except John Delaney of Maryland.  Cortez is a lightweight completely over her head when discussing any subject, with the exception of bartending, her previous job.  I literally cringe whenever Cortez speaks about anything.  The Green New Deal would include guaranteed jobs, a push for "net-zero greenhouse gas emissions," and a super ambiguous promise of "access to nature."

Sandy O's Credibility Problem.  The introductory "key part" of her 129-second speech, according to [Chris] Cillizza, contains the following:  ["]When we talk about concern for the environment as an elitist concern, one year ago I was waitressing in a taco shop in downtown Manhattan.  I just got health insurance for the first time a month ago.  This is not an elitist issue.["]  This is a woman with a degree in economics and international relations from Boston University, who graduated in 2011. [...] Yet seven years after having graduated, she was waitressing in taco shop.  Now, nothing against waitresses in taco shops.  But it's safe to say that a woman in her late twenties serving tacos wouldn't be the first person you might ask for financial advice, much less give her your wallet to spend your money how she thinks is wisest.

Do they not teach history at Boston University?
Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez is slammed on social media for claiming the GOP changed the Constitution to prevent FDR being re-elected.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has incorrectly asserted that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to kick President Franklin Delano Roosevelt out of office.  'They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,' Ocasio-Cortez said Friday during a night hall event with MSNBC with Chris Hayes.  Ocasio-Cortez was referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution which passed in 1947. [...] However, FDR, served for 12 years as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.

Ocasio-Cortez's History Lesson.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wallows in ignorance the depth of which is hard to fathom.  The fact that this woman graduated from high school and college is an ongoing rebuke to our educational system.  Her most recent howler related to the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two terms in office.  AOC helpfully explained that it was passed in order to prevent the re-election of Franklin Roosevelt.

Dumbest Member of Congress Strikes Again.  [Video clip]

AOC: Our Side Doesn't Name-Call Like Those Xenophobic, White Supremacists On The Right.  MSNBC hosted a town hall event Friday night [3/29/2019] with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussing her Green New Deal.  During a discussion in the second segment of the event, former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis suggested the left was in danger of becoming the thing it hated most, i.e. the Tea Party. [...] After a bit of rambling, she added, "Here's a really big difference.  The Koch Brothers funded the Tea Party and everyday people funded my campaign."  This was met with wild applause.  Chris Hayes did not point out that AOC had just proven Rep. Inglis's point.  Literally one sentence after arguing "we're not calling anyone names" she called the Tea Party xenophobic, white supremacist, and puppets for billionaires.  Her entire answer was shrill name calling and the crowd's reaction was really applause for themselves.  They're better people than those deplorables who call people names.

'Her heart is not in The Bronx': Ocasio-Cortez's constituents turn against her.  Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard.  "I thought AOC would be our savior, but that's not the case," complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blames FOX, GOP, Dark Money Conspiracy, and Democrats, for Her 23 Percent Approval Rating.  Socialist freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sees a conspiracy between Fox News, Republicans, the Mercers, dark money — and fellow Democrats — as the driving force behind her crushing unpopularity.  A new Quinnipiac poll published Thursday [3/28/2019] found her with just a 23 percent approval rating overall and underwater across all demographics except Democrats.  But even then she does not have the approval of a majority of Democrats.

The 20 Best Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Memes.  These days, all it takes to be a "star" in politics is a pretty face, a loud voice, a sense of grievance, and a level of confidence completely unjustified by your accomplishments or brainpower.  Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fits this mold perfectly.  If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the brain that launched a thousand memes.

Ocasio-Cortez erupts in unhinged rant after criticism of her Green New Deal.  Life in the public spotlight is uncomfortable for anyone, all the more so for the young and immature who are subject to relentless criticism by ideological opponents.  Add in absolute moral certainty and a limited command of facts and ideas, and the result is lashing out in fury with arguments that hold no water.  Yesterday [3/27/2019], during a committee meeting of House Financial Services Committee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's utopian and impossibly expensive Green New deal was criticized by Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) and herself was not pleased.  She responded with an arm-flailing angry response that proved she has no idea of the difference between pollution by toxic substances and the phony "pollution" that it is claimed CO2 constitutes, despite the fact that it is the very basis of our life cycle.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, queen of annoying.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is about as annoying as they come.  Even if she weren't a socialist, and in saner times, therefore automatically barred from holding a political position of power in the U.S. government, her patronizing, condescending, holier-than-thou, I know better than you, finger-wagging bravado would seem to disqualify her from the position of humble servant — which, after all, is what a lawmaker on Capitol Hill is supposed to be, at root.  That's how the Founding Fathers foresaw it.  That's how a nation with an "of, by and for the people" form of governance is supposed to operate.

And a Bronx Bartender Shall Lead Them?  The Cortez girl, it's been noted, is 29 going on 14.  Always in error but never in doubt, La Cortez has moved the left goalpost so far out that what was considered politically lunatic and third-rail just a decade ago is now almost flavor-of-the-month among a large fraction of Democrats, and not just the more excitable ones.  La Cortez appears to have held a motley of jobs since graduating from Boston University in 2011 with a degree in international relations and — can you feature it? — economics.  (Boy, does BU have some 'splaining to do.)  But her main job, and the one she was probably best and most useful at, appears to have been as a bartender.  The delectables she served up then were more agreeable than the crackpot ideas she serves up now.

Ocasio-Cortez reveals how she plans to implement gun, immigration change without Congress.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) went viral this month for grilling Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, who was testifying before the House Financial Services Committee in a hearing meant to hold "megabanks" accountable.  Ocasio-Cortez questioned Sloan why Wells Fargo was "involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children."  The freshman lawmaker even later suggested Wells Fargo should be held partially liable for environmental clean-ups because the bank finances projects that counter the climate change agenda.  Now, according to Politico, Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers plan to use similar tactics to advance their anti-Second Amendment agenda and circumvent the legislative process.

Entitled: Ocasio-Cortez Whines She's Never Seen Prosperity 'In My Adult Life'.  Quoted in a sprawling, 3,600 word hagiography in Time magazine, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who is nothing if not a person who acts entitled all the time, whined that she has never seen American prosperity "in my adult life." [...] Scroll down to the third paragraph of the 3,600 word puff piece and there is this bald-faced admission:  "At the same time, she's a freshman legislator trying to get the hang of her first big full-time job."  The piece notes that Ocasio-Cortez took out student loans to enroll at Boston University, graduating in 2011 with a degree in economics and international relations, incurring roughly $25,000 in student loan debt. [...] Thus Ocasio-Cortez's "first big full-time job" was living off the taxpayer dole as a member of Congress.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flips out over mocking of her name.  What's in a name?  Everything for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The New York Democrat blasted Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her guest for mocking how she pronounced her name and saying she does so because it's a "Latina thing."  "If by 'the Latina thing,' she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I'm doing 'the Latina thing,'" she wrote on her Twitter page late Wednesday [3/20/2019].  "Unless of course she's talking about being multilingual, which we know isn't a 'Latina thing.'  It's a '21st century' thing."  Ocasio-Cortez also said that Fox News' hosts incorrectly pronounce her name as "Cortez," because that sounds "more 'stereotypically' Hispanic + probably incites more 'anxiety' for them."

Also posted under Perpetual Victimhood.

How Do You Solve a Problem like AOC?  [Democrat Joe] Crowley, one of the last of the Irish machine politicians, had safely sailed to reelection to the House for a decade, often without even a primary challenger.  But the 29-year-old AOC, as she is colloquially known, beat him in the primary with 57 percent of the vote — a number that sounds impressive until you realize that it was a mere 15,897 votes to Crowley's 11,761, a difference of 4,136 votes.  In the foregone-conclusion general election, she beat the Republican tomato can, Anthony Pappas, 110,000 to 18,000.  Pappas was so indifferent to the outcome that he brushed aside offers to help and did not actively campaign.  Naturally, the media went wild immediately.  Literally overnight, this former intern for Ted Kennedy, an ethnic Puerto Rican, became a national celebrity; you can tell the stories were prepped and in the can once her victory was assured.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lied About Her Test Scores To A Public Education Group.  AOC — who is supposed to be some intellectual we simply can't understand — had to lie about her test scores in order to prove a point.  She is currently trying her best to prove my theory that the Republican Party has a sleeper cell program that was activated the moment Donald Trump took office in order to ensure the future of the Republican Party.  She is doing a stellar job.

Ocasio-Cortez Attends NY Panel Encouraging Boycott of Standardized Tests.  [Scroll down]  During her remarks, Ocasio-Cortez claimed her teaches doubted her academic abilities until she took a "high-stakes" test and placed in the "99th percentile."  According to Ravitch, however, Ocasio-Cortez's claim sparked "controversy" during the event.  In a blog post generally praising the congresswoman, Ravitch notes Ocasio-Cortez could not be telling the truth about her test experience.  The "high-stakes" test, she explains, is not scored by percentile.

Ocasio-Cortez's Team Quietly Attempting To Clean Up Illegal Campaign Finance Activities.  Over the last month a great deal of information has emerged regarding the financial relationship between freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, the Justice Democrats PAC, and Brand New Congress (both the PAC and the LLC). The convoluted web of transactions seem designed to sidestep campaign finance contribution limits and reporting requirements, and have prompted at least one FEC complaint against AOC and Chakrabarti.

AOC: My Approval-Rating Drop Is The Result Of Racism And Sexism (And Fox News).  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to be a gift to the right.  As Allahpundit noted earlier today, AOC's approval rating is down in New York.  She's 13 points underwater overall, but it's not just Republicans who are turned off by her.  She's also 29 points underwater with Independents in the state.  Even among Democrats she now has a 30 percent disapproval rate.  Could it be that her socialist extremism isn't playing that well, even in her own left-leaning state?

Ocasio-Cortez Joins De Blasio In Call To Punish Asian Students.  The battle over the admissions standards at New York City's elite public high schools has heated up again. [...] At issue is the fact that these hyper-competitive high schools consider only a test score in deciding admissions.  This meritocracy has created some of the best high schools in the world.  They would have you believe that wealthy white parents game the system by hiring expensive tutors, but while they might, it's not working.  In fact, wealthy white kids are not dominating this process at all.

If $15 Minimum Wage Is Such a Good Idea, Why Did AOC's Bar Close Down?  The brilliant Thomas Sowell, when in college, considered himself a Marxist.  Asked what changed him, Sowell said, "Evidence."  After completing undergrad at Harvard and obtaining a master's in economics, Sowell landed a summer internship with the Department of Labor.  While there, he researched the impact of minimum wage law on employment.  Sowell learned two things, both of which he found startling.  First, minimum wage laws create job loss by pricing the unskilled out of the labor force.  Second, Sowell discovered that "the people in the labor department really were not interested in that, because the administration of the minimum wage was supplying one-third of the money that was keeping the labor department going. ... I realized that institutions have their own agendas and their own incentives."  In short, Sowell found that the Department of Labor did not care about the real-world effects of the minimum wage law.  He credits this experience, this search for evidence, with having the "biggest" impact on his thinking.

Ocasio-Cortez Cites SPLC to Blame Trump for Abetting White Supremacy.  On Monday [3/18/2019], Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that President Donald Trump was abetting white supremacist terror by looking "the other way" after the mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.  In doing so, she retweeted the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left smear group that demonizes conservatives and Christians and has worked overtime to connect Trump to "hate."  Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the SPLC tweet quoting Trump saying he doesn't see white nationalism as a rising threat around the world.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Progressive University.  How is it, considering the economic nonsense she spouts, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could graduate cum laude from Boston University, with a degree in international relations and economics?  Worse, how is it that her generation could embrace the very economic system that destroyed Eastern Europe and collapsed Venezuela, which sixty years ago was one of the top three economies in the world?

Ocasio-Cortez and top aide officially removed from board of Justice Democrats PAC after FEC complaint.  Democratic Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and her top aide are no longer board members of the outside PAC credited with orchestrating her political rise, according to a corporate document filed Friday to a Washington, D.C. agency.  The New York Democrat and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, joined the board of Justice Democrats in December 2017, according to the political action committee's website.  It also said the two held "legal control over the entity" at the same time it was playing a key role in supporting Ocasio-Cortez's campaign prior to her shock victory over incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018.

A Lesson in Socialism for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  [Scroll down]  This is really the thrust of Ocasio-Cortez's socialist agenda: man must not labor for our sustenance, and man can change the nature of the human condition from tragic to utopian.  Through governmental planning and positive legislation, Ocasio-Cortez can guarantee everyone jobs and pay people not for their labor, but for simply existing, creating universal happiness in her socialist paradise.  This is exactly what Rudyard Kipling meant in his poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919):  "And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins / When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins."

My Unfair Lady.  AOC Denies Being a Puppet Candidate, She's Not Being Entirely Truthful.  Amid growing revelations surrounding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a puppet candidate, enlisted by a group of far-left activists, Ms. AOC tweets a firm denial. [...] Unfortunately, the AOC denial breaks an Alinsky rule.  When a leftist breaks an Alinsky rule, the opposite of their claim is generally accurate; counter-intuitively affirming a stronger likelihood Representative AOC is actually steered by a group of leftists.  The evidence to support the puppet proposition is quite strong, albeit somewhat overblown in construct; and unfortunately for Ms. AOC, the evidence that does exist completely reconciles what is factually visible.  However, the issues are more nuanced that most are willing to admit.  [Video clip]

Poll shows Trump now more popular than Ocasio-Cortez in New York.  Socialist "it girl" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no match for President Trump on the popularity front in their mutual home state of New York. [...] It's also an indicator of the obvious, given that this is New York, a practical state often focused on whether things work or not:  Trump creates jobs.  Ocasio-Cortez kills them off.

Ocasio-Cortez Explodes After Learning Her 'Unfavorable' Rating Has Skyrocketed.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "unfavorable" rating has skyrocketed now that she has become more well-known, according to a new poll from left-leaning Gallup.  The poll, released on Friday [3/15/2019], found that the increase in Ocasio-Cortez's "unfavorable" rating in recent months has more than doubled her increase in "favorable ratings."  "Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29% today," Gallup reported.  "But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans."

At least she didn't blame global warming.
Ocasio-Cortez Blames Low Favorability on Racism, Sexism, Fox News.  New York Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday shared a tweet blaming her low favorability numbers in a newly released poll on bigotry and Fox News.  A Siena College poll of New York State voters found that Ocasio-Cortez's favorability is underwater, with 31 percent viewing her favorably and 44 percent viewing her unfavorably.  Those results mirror national polling from Gallup and Fox News, which found that Ocasio-Cortez has a net approval rating of -10 and -13 points, respectively.  Ocasio-Cortez notably struggles even with some members of her own party, with 30 percent of New York Democrats viewing her unfavorably.

Poll Shows Glowing Media Coverage Backfired on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is becoming more unpopular as the American people get to know her.  According to the latest national polling from Gallup, the freshman congresswoman and social media superstar is not wearing well at all, despite all the gushing coverage she receives from the establishment media.  At the national level, she is already much better known than most politicians.  This will surprise no one who watches cable news, but back in September, a full 50 percent of those polled said they never heard of her.

If "constituents" means "members of the electorate," I hope she's wrong.
Ocasio-Cortez: Illegal Aliens Are 'My Constituents'.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) referred to illegal immigrants as her "constituents" during a Thursday [3/14/2019] House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing.  Ocasio-Cortez was questioning Wilbur Ross, President Donald Trump's secretary of commerce, when she made the statement.  She began by referencing remarks Republican Kris Kobach made while he was Kansas secretary of state.  Kobach encouraged Trump early on in his administration to add a 2020 consensus question about citizenship.  "Kobach said, 'I raised the issue with the president shortly after he was inaugurated' and 'he was absolutely interested in this,'" Ocasio-Cortez said.  "Shortly thereafter, in April of 2017, Steve Bannon asked you to speak with Mr. Kobach about his 'ideas about including a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census.'"  Ross acknowledged he did speak with Kobach early on in the administration, but he was cut off by Ocasio-Cortez before he could clarify what exactly the conversation was about.

Ocasio-Cortez's 'unfavorable' rating skyrockets, with most people viewing her negatively: poll.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's unfavorable rating has spiked after just months in Congress, with most of the public viewing her negatively rather than favorably, a new poll shows.  The New York Democrat shot to fame amid the party's lurch to the left and embracement of socialist policies such as the Green New Deal, yet the more people learned about the 29-year-old freshman congresswoman, the more they were turned off by her.

Poor Ocasio-Cortez complains about her workload.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is upset that her new job in Congress — which mostly consists of talking — is too demanding.  We can infer from her shock the night that she won her primary battle against the ten-term incumbent that she defeated (and therefore presumptively won the seat in the general election) that she didn't really expect to assume the responsibility of a member of the House of Representatives.  Which might explain her embarrassing questioning of the president of Wells Fargo Bank Wednesday [3/13/2019] [.]

She's not dumb!  That's a conspiracy theory!.  Just hours before the incredibly dumb Congresswoman from the State of Twitter bashed people for praying, her personal Rasputin went on Twitter to defend her brilliance. [...] Of course, what the Man Behind the Curtain is referring to is a video that was released a while ago arguing that Congresswoman Clap-Back is nothing but a puppet and her Chief of Staff is the "brains" behind the operation.  I don't know if it's true or not.  But if Chakrabarti really is the "brains" behind her speeches and committee questions (and her tweets), he's not helping things.  Because the dumb girl is still coming off as mind-bogglingly dumb.

Wallowing In Stupidity.  Now that we now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her friends are running the Democratic Party, or wielding a veto power over the party leaders, attention must be paid.  Attention comes at a cost, for her musings present an extended case study in stupidity.  She spouts stupidity in stream of consciousness form.  How long before we are treated to a little red book compiling quotations from Chairman AOC?

AOC: To hell with your 'thoughts and prayers' for victims of New Zealand massacre.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is mad again.  Her perpetual outrage at the world around her is one of her more endearing qualities — that and her wide-eyed innocence and towering ignorance.  AOC criticized the prime minister of New Zealand who asked for the world's "thoughts and prayers" following the mosque massacre that killed 49 in Christchurch.  This is perfectly understandable.  "Thoughts and prayers" involve the two least favorite things for the left; thinking and praying.

Ocasio-Cortez hits NRA after New Zealand shooting: 'What good are your thoughts and prayers?'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday tore into the National Rifle Association (NRA) after at least one gunman opened fire at two New Zealand mosques, leaving at least 49 people dead.  The New York lawmaker condemned the fatal attack on Twitter, focusing her message on the American gun group.  "At 1st I thought of saying, 'Imagine being told your house of faith isn't safe anymore.'  But I couldn't say 'imagine,'" the lawmaker wrote, citing the deadly shootings at a Charleston, S.C., church, a Pittsburgh synagogue and a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church.  "What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don't even keep the pews safe?" She added.

Living in the Real World.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to those who criticized her hypocrisy as a massive consumer of fossil fuels by saying she is just "living in the world."  Well, sort of.  In her heavily-cocooned world, it is considered noble to speculate about banning air travel and murdering all of America's cows.  Elsewhere — in what some would call the real world — people have to worry about getting those cattle through the winter.  Ocasio-Cortez is obsessed with hypothetical global warming, but here in the Midwest we are nearing the end of a brutal winter.  For those who live in cities record snowfalls have been an inconvenience, but on the prairie they threaten lives and livelihoods.  Try-State Livestock News has an article headlined "March Spring Storm in Midwest Causing Major, Ongoing Issues for Ranchers" that includes remarkable photos and video.

AOC draws ire ripping 'your thoughts and prayers' after Christchurch mosque shootings.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed those expressing thoughts and prayers for the victims of Friday's [3/15/2019] mass shooting that killed 49 people in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Reacting to remarks made by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and invoked other mass shootings that took place in houses of worship.

Ocasio-Cortez again proves she's clueless on economics.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., exposed her economic ignorance again this week when she argued that bankers should be liable for borrowers' mistakes.  During Capitol Hill testimony from Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, Ocasio-Cortez contended that if in the event of an oil spill on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which Wells Fargo helped finance, the bank should be held responsible.  "If there was a leak from the Dakota Access Pipeline," Ocasio-Cortez asked rhetorically, "why shouldn't Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?" [...] Ocasio-Cortez's point betrays a total naïveté about how financing works.  Her contention is akin to claiming that a bank holding a car loan should be responsible if the owner gets into a crash.  It's like saying a bank holding a home mortgage should pay to fix the pipes when they burst.

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Remember, AOC got a university degree cum laude in international relations and economics, yet she apparently knows very little about economics.

Ocasio-Cortez is so far out of line that she must surely be a 'bubble'.  The South by Southwest Festival has become a gathering point for left of center politics.  Heavily attended by millennials.  And guess who emerged as the shining star — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — she drew the biggest crowd.  It was bigger than the crowd for some presidential candidates!  What she had to say was simply ridiculous.  For example, "We don't have to worry about robots taking our jobs because if they did, it would just give us more time to be creative:  to paint, sculpt, or go into space."  Tell that to all the youngsters who no longer get starter-level jobs because, at $15 an hour, technology aces them out.  Are they all enjoying a life of culture?  What nonsense.  But then AOC got even more ridiculous.  She said, "We live in a society where if you don't have a job, you are left to die."

AOC Research Staff Fail — Ocasio-Cortez Embarrasses Herself During Finance Committee Hearing.  I've seen people say that Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a hired actor without any cognitive intellect, and needs a script to avoid embarrassing herself.  I thought those claims were overstated, until now.  Ms. AOC uses a set of talking points during a Finance Committee hearing to question the CEO of Wells Fargo Bank.  The outcome is, well, rather stunning.  The whole segment is just goofy.

AOC: You Know, My Experience Tells Me That Being A Banker Is Exactly Like Being A Bartender.  My colleagues Brandon Morse and bonchie have chronicled some of the hilarity brought by Democrat freshman New York representative and all-around dunderkind, former bartender Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to yesterday's hearing involving Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan.  The overarching theme of Ocasio Cortez's largely incoherent and totally riotous clown act was here insistence that a bank is responsible for all the actions of its customers.

AOC Doubles Down On Insane Questioning, Doesn't Understand Liability.  Yesterday [3/12/2019], Brandon Morse covered the hilarious questioning of a Wells Fargo CEO by de-facto Democratic leader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In it, she tried to blame Wells Fargo for the supposed "caging of children" at the border.  His answer was classic.  [Video clip]  If that were all, it'd have been hilarious enough.  But AOC is a giving person so she decided to give us even more ridiculous fodder in her questioning.  For example, Ocasio-Cortez decided to show the world that she has no idea how liability works.

She's Delusional:  AOC Thinks People Having To Work Is a 'Real Problem'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made an appearance at SWSX [sic].  During a talk at the conference, the Congresswoman was asked about the threat of automation and technology eliminating jobs.  Her response was strange and not very well thought out.  "We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work," she said, The Verge reported.  "We should be excited by that.  But the reason we're not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don't have a job, you are left to die.  And that is, at its core, our problem."

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Rasputin.  In the space of just a few short months, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, with fewer than 16,000 votes in a primary election, went from the role of obscure bartender to perhaps the most famous and powerful freshman member of Congress ever.  She instantly became a media darling who drives ratings and Internet clicks.  Senior Democrats such as Sen. Ed Markey gush over her and edge in to get their picture taken with her as they appear to hang on her every word.  Ocasio-Cortez was given a plum seat on the House Financial Services Committee.  Her placement on the exclusive House Banking Committee, as well as the appointments of other newbie progressives to top committees was part of a larger deal to re-secure the speakership for Nancy Pelosi ahead of the midterms.  Pelosi agreed to 40 percent progressive representation on the five top House committees.  How could this have happened?  Look behind the curtain.  You'll find her mysterious chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, a well-funded radical left wing activist who, with other veterans of the 2016 Sanders campaign, including "Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur (later purged over past allegedly sexist, racist, pro-rape statements), established a web of campaign organizations and LLC's, including Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress.  As many as 16 groups were housed in the same office space in Knoxville, TN, with no apparent legally-required "walls of separation."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  The Face of the Left.  Leftists teaching children to hate the race that God made them is evil.  White students as young as six years old are outrageously taught that they are born racist, should feel guilty for their "white privilege" and have a responsibility to pay back blacks.  Black students have been taught the same leftist lies which has created in them victim mindsets, a sense of entitlement and hatred for fellow Americans who are white.  Democrat presidential candidates further white guilt and the lie that blacks are still victims of racist America.  They absurdly want to pay $100 billion in reparations to blacks as payback for slavery.  As a black man who is proud to be an American, I say our country would be far better off if Democrats would stop exploiting race.  Stop pandering to black voters and guilt-tripping white voters with the slavery of our past.

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Capitalism is irredeemable'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called capitalism "irredeemable."  "Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit," she said during an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, according to Bloomberg News.  "To me, capitalism is irredeemable," she added, arguing that capitalism's goals come at a cost to people and the environment, Bloomberg reported.

Ocasio-Cortez Suggests America Is 'Garbage', Claims Reagan Stirred Conflict Between White Americans and Minorities.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) suggested the current state of America is "garbage" and argued former president Ronald Reagan stirred up conflict between white Americans and minorities during an appearance at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday [3/9/2019].  Ocasio-Cortez was asked why more politicians haven't more readily embraced policies like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and a $15 minimum wage.

Ocasio-Cortez's failed company is a tax deadbeat: warrant filed over unpaid taxes to New York State.  Despite being the object of a huge amount of media attention, few people seem to know that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to be an entrepreneur and fell flat on her face.  Her media pals certainly have no interest in publicizing the fact the she embraced socialism after she proved to be utterly, embarrassingly incompetent at earning her way. [...] In addition to failing at developing any products that people would voluntarily pay money for, Ocasio-Cortez also failed to keep on top of her tax obligations, leading to her tax delinquency and eventual warrant issued against her company.  In fact, it appears that she let the company go out of business, and promptly consigned it to the Memory Hole, leaving New York State's tax collectors high and dry.

Who Is Behind The Braying Ass?  The Story Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  There's an interesting video below the fold that speaks to the defensible suggestion that AOC (Alexandria Donkey-Chompers to her friends) is a figurehead who was chosen (almost literally) from central casting to be the face of some very bad people.  Whether the gentleman in the video is correct seems to be of less importance than the reality that dear old Donkey-Chompers is spewing socialist pablum rechewed for our current crop of poorly educated idiots.  Don't be fooled by your visceral dislike for her.  She is relatively attractive, speaks the language of the college-graduate barrista, and affects the image of a young and earnest "community activist" who is being attacked by the entrenched interests that want nothing of her unicorns and rainbows world.  [Video clip]

Ocasio Cortez's Venezuela on the Hudson.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez cost 25,000 Amazon jobs that New Yorkers could ill afford to lose.  The year that Cortez won her election, New York suffered the worst population decline of any other state.  Why are they leaving?  Some, like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's mother, are leaving because of high taxes.  "I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north.  I'm paying $600 a year in Florida," Blanca Ocasio-Cortez explained.  Some claim that nobody leaves New York because of the taxes.  Cortez's mother proves them wrong.  But millennials are leaving in record numbers because there are no jobs.  New York's under eighteen population is down 4%.  That's not surprising since their unemployment rate is 78% higher than the New York City average.  That leaves 100,000+ New York millennials with no jobs and no future.  New York City offers few options for a middle class outside government work.

AOC Campaign Emails 'The Jews Are Out To Get Us'.  You just can't make this stuff up.  At almost the exact same time Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings an anti-bigotry resolution to the floor for a vote, representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sends out a campaign email proclaiming the Jews are out to get her.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's mom shows the socialist disconnect from reality on taxes.  Like Sen. Kamala Harris, who was rebuked by her own father for perpetrating the stereotype of Jamaicans as potheads, socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was effectively rebuked by her own mother, who told the Daily Mail she moved to Florida from New York to get away from all those high taxes.

AOC Spox Simultaneously Collected Salary From Campaign and Justice Democrats.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's spokesperson collected nearly $20,000 in overlapping salary payments from the New York Democrat's campaign committee and the Justice Democrats political action committee over a two-month span last year, filings to the Federal Election Commission show.  Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez's communications director in her Washington, D.C. office, was a leader of the Justice Democrats, the far-left group behind the freshman Democrat's sharp political rise and surprise upset victory over seasoned Democratic representative Joseph Crowley.  As Trent was acting as a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez's campaign last year, he was receiving a salary from the Justice Democrats PAC.  Between September 9, 2017 and October 15, 2018, $73,000 in salary disbursements were paid to Trent from the group's PAC.  Trent began collecting payments from Ocasio-Cortez's campaign in August 2018 while he was still being compensated from the Justice Democrats PAC.

Federal Election Commission Complaint:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Aide Hid $1M.  An FEC complaint filed Monday [3/4/2019] charges Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, her Chief of Staff, and others with using two PACs and LLCs to hide hundreds of thousands in campaign dollars.  A Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed Monday [3/4/2019] accused Cortez chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti of using two PACs (Political Action Committees) he founded to funnel around $1 million to two of his private companies, according to the Washington Examiner.  The companies may have been used to hide what funds were spent on.

The Bernie Sanders/Ocasio-Cortez Waking Nightmare.  While an ongoing Deep State coup d'état seeks to remove President Donald Trump from office, Democrat 'progressives' are working a dangerous and devious little coup of their own.  Just two months after being sworn in as New York representative, Bernie Sander's protégé Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already replaced Nancy Pelosi as de facto House Speaker, according to the usually spot-on Washington Examiner.  AOC ending up as House Speaker came from a combination of Pelosi losing her grip on her party as the Democrat Party itself is throwing in with the newly-elected "freshman" socialists.

Ocasio-Cortez refuses to denounce Maduro when asked.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demonstrated her notable dancing skills yesterday by tap-dancing around a question about whether, as a democratic socialist, she would denounce the Maduro regime.  The strongest condemnation she could come up with for a dictator who is starving his people, forcing millions to flee to market economies that are able to feed them, is "this is absolutely a complex issue."  She goes on to caution against U.S. intervention, which is what really concerns her — not the toll exacted on the Venezuelan people themselves.  All she has are recycled slogans and accusations against Elliott Abrams, President Trump's special envoy.  Because America is the only real problem when it comes to Venezuela.

Ocasio-Cortez: I Drive Republicans Crazy Because 'I Am as Powerful as a Man'.  In a Sunday [3/3/2019] New Yorker magazine profile, David Remnick read Ocasio-Cortez a quote from a Jezebel writer who said that in politics, "women are often either characterized as hideous harpies like Hillary Clinton or pretty idiot whose 'craziness is bound up with their ex appeal."  Remnick pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez is "firmly in the latter category."  "I feel like I predicted it from day one," Ocasio-Cortez told Remnick.  "The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can't deal with.  But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy."

AOC Chief of Staff Caught Using Sketchy PAC Activity for Dark Money Scheme.  Mr. Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief-of-staff for Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been caught using sketchy financial PAC constructs to construct dark money schemes. [...] To be fair, all of the best corrupt capitalists participate in this PAC scheme.  However, it does lend to a particular bit of irony for the freshman socialist to be advocating for her new system of wealth distribution while utilizing the sketchy financial benefits of an unlawful dark money scheme constructed for personal benefit.  But wait, it gets worse (or better), when you overlay AOC's statements from a recent committee finance conversation about dark money and the exploitation of PAC's.  No, seriously... you gotta take a minute to absorb this irony.  [Video clip]

Ocasio-Cortez and her puppet-master Chakrabarti Scandal #2: A million bucks is unaccounted for.  Money raised from donors by two political action committees (at least one of them problematic) was mysteriously "transferred" to two private corporations (LLCs) controlled by Saikat Chakrabarti, the founder of Justice Democrats, the group that recruited, trained, and ran the campaign that got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected to Congress.  There is no record of those private corporations providing services in exchange for the donations, which raises the question of what was done with this money.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Have Opposed Use of Force After 9/11.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted Monday evening that she would have voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  Ocasio-Cortez was responding to tweets by fellow Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA), who criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her repeated use of antisemitic rhetoric.

Who Is Paying for Sandy O?  In Hollywood, stars are launched, not "discovered" by magic.  They represent huge studio investments.  Launch the wrong star, and somebody loses a ton of money.  Hollywood is not in biz to lose money.  So here is the puzzle.  Alexandria O-C, AKA Sandy O, is suddenly rising to high headline status, followed by a gazillion Twitter-heads, including some actual human beings, perhaps, and it all happened with amazing speed.  Just as the Dem field for 2020 is forming.  What a coincidence.  It's just like the miraculous rise of that other Big Star in Demo politics, one Barack Hussein Obama.

It's already Speaker Ocasio-Cortez.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is now setting the Democratic agenda in both houses of Congress.  You don't believe us?  Witness how, with the aid of a friendly media that seems to enjoy her ignorant tongue-lashings as much as it bristles at President Trump's, Ocasio-Cortez lured six Democratic senators running for president into a trap that could well cost the party their White House.  They committed to her insane, embarrassingly half-baked Green New Deal proposal and will soon be forced to vote for a resolution supporting it.  In the House, things are just as bad.  On Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez was giving orders to House Democrats behind closed doors on how they are to vote, lest they face a primary challenge next year backed by her wealthy chief-of-staff and his super PAC.

New FEC Complaint Filed Against AOC's Chief Of Staff.  The Washington Examiner reports that an FEC complaint has been filed today against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, questioning the financial arrangements between two PACs and two LLCs that he controls. [...] Money was raised by the PACs and then transferred to the LLCs which were not required by law to designate who received the money.  In all, hundreds of thousands of dollars were transferred between the PACs and the LLCs.

Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885K in campaign contributions 'off the books,' FEC complaint alleges.  ew York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand's multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News.

AOC's Chief of Staff Funneled Big Money From PACs to Private Corporations to Hide Donations.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabart, allegedly created multiple LLCs to funnel campaign contributions from various political action committees (PACs), a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint from the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) said.  According to the NLPC, Chakrabarti's entity, Brand New Congress LLC, 'served as a "cutout,' for at least $885,735 received from Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and two federal political action committees, Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC."  Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, all expenditures of $200 or more are required to be reported to the FEC.  It appears that this structure was established to skirt FEC requirements on PAC donations, which are limited to $5,000 per election cycle.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff accused of hiding more than $1 million in campaign cash.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's top aide illegally funneled campaign donations to two companies he owned, according to a complaint filed Monday with the Federal Elections Commission.  Saikat Chakrabarti set up Brand New Congress PAC to collect and bundle donations for newbie politicians including Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.  He then diverted more than $1 million to two of his companies that did campaign work, skirting reporting requirements, said the complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center.

AOC's chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies.  Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday [3/4/2019].  The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat's chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of "dark money" in politics.  Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

Ocasio-Cortez's Mom Left New York Because of High Taxes.  Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, the mother of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), said in a new interview that she moved from New York to Florida to pay less in taxes.  Blanca told the Daily Mail about the family's financial difficulties after her husband, Sergio, passed away, and how she faced foreclosure twice.  "It was scary," Blanca said.  "I had to take medicine I was so scared.  I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year.  I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time.  There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned.  The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."  Blanca eventually made a deal with the bank to avoid eviction.

Ocasio-Cortez's home cooking video contradicts address claims.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still spinning tales about her home.  Her spokesman on Sunday [3/3/2019] insisted she moved to new digs in mid-February.  But the kitchen seen in a cooking video Ocasio-Cortez posted to Instagram Sunday night matches the one in other cooking videos she posted on Nov. 9 and Dec. 27.  So how could she have moved to her new place two weeks ago if she was apparently already living there last fall?

Well Deserved Mocking Derision:  Ocasio Cortez Childrens Books.  [Tweets]

'Pompous Little Twit': Greenpeace Co-Founder Unloads On Ocasio-Cortez.  Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Saturday [3/2/2019] for being a hypocrite over living a lifestyle that does not align with her extremist views on climate change.  Moore, who has a Ph.D. in ecology, called out Ocasio-Cortez after she mocked a New York Post article that highlighted her numerous flights and car travel — which are things she attacked in her Green New Deal.

Co-Founder of Greenpeace Rips Ocasio Cortez.  Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, lectured Democrat darling and chatterbox Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the rules of life.  Moore opened up with the best line of the week:  "Pompous little twit."  Then he went on to explain the impossibility of heating homes without fossil fuels.

Former ICE Director Explodes!  Blasts Ocasio-Cortez for Rank Lies and Ignorance on ICE.  Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez felt a bit feisty on Saturday [3/2/2019].  The Socialist Democrat accused ICE of injecting children with unknown substances and raping women.  [Tweet]  And AOC blamed ICE for children dying in custody after the kids were dragged through a blistering desert by the parents before the entered the US.

Pigs on Two Legs Turn on Each Other.  Recently Ocasio-Cortez attacked former Democratic vice-presidential candidate and long-time Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman for not supporting her Green New Deal.  Ocasio-Cortez simply Trotskyized Lieberman as someone of so little importance that the new Democrat 29-year-old had never even heard of him:  "New party, who dis?"  Ocasio-Cortez, who now calls herself the "boss" in the matter of the porcine revolutionary leader "Napoleon" in Orwell's Animal Farm, now claims that she is taking names and is making a "list" of counterrevolutionary "moderate" progressives (think of the ostracized "Snowball" of Animal Farm) who do unmentionable things like voting not to allow illegal aliens to purchase guns.

Ocasio-Cortez responds after report accuses her of 'Green New Deal' hypocrisy: 'I also fly & use A/C'.  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded Saturday night after a published report excoriated the freshman congresswoman for pushing her Green New Deal initiative while still traveling on airplanes and using ridesharing services — instead greener travel methods such as public transportation. [...] "But the woman who boasts of a "razor-sharp BS detector" seems to have trouble sniffing out her own," the New York Post reported.  "Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez's campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst [Queens] campaign office.  She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show.  The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone."

Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC's hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint. [...] And while she is quick to dispense all sorts of planet-saving tips to her constituents and fans, [...] she doesn't always take her own green advice.  In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags — then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.  "It drives me crazy," she said of plastic bags.  "I wish they didn't exist."

The Mouth That Won't Stop Chattering: Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Accuses ICE of Rape.  Democrat mouthpiece Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez must feel a little feisty this morning [3/2/2019].  The Socialist Democrat accused ICE of injecting children with unknown substances and rape.

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates.  House Democrats exploded in recriminations Thursday over moderates bucking the party, with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatening to put those voting with Republicans "on a list" for a primary challenge.  In a closed-door session, a frustrated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lashed out at about two dozen moderates and pressured them to get on board.  "We are either a team or we're not, and we have to make that decision," Pelosi said, according to two people present but not authorized to discuss the remarks publicly.  But Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.

Meet the Greatest GOP Salesperson in History.  With enemies like AOC, who needs friends?  No friend of mine, or any friend of the GOP, could ever do for Republicans what Ocasio-Cortez is doing on a daily basis.  The more AOC and her communist cabal talk about killing [...] cows; trains that cross oceans; ending all cars, trucks, boats and planes; "upgrading" all homes and buildings; free housing for all provided by Big Brother; a guaranteed income, whether you feel like working or not; their love for socialist hellholes such as Venezuela; and their hatred for Israel, it spells a Trump landslide in 2020.  AOC is the best thing to ever happen to Trump and the GOP.

Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff might have broken campaign finance laws.  The most powerful person in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office is a tech millionaire with homes in the West Village and Maryland, who is behind a set of inter-related companies raising ethical eyebrows with good-government groups.  Saikat Chakrabarti, 33, is the hard-left freshman's chief of staff — the brains behind initiatives like the Green New Deal and the founder of a trio of companies that catapulted Ocasio-Cortez into Congress.  But those companies raise red flags with government-watchdog groups who say Chakrabarti may have skirted campaign finance law.

Federal Election Commission complaint says Ocasio-Cortez laundered money to pay her boyfriend.  The Washington, D.C.-based Coolidge Reagan Foundation alleges Ocasio-Cortez "funneled thousands of dollars of official campaign funds" through Brand New Congress — a PAC associated with by Ocasio-Cortez's campaign — to pay her boyfriend, Riley Roberts.  The complaint says the PAC paid Riley Roberts twice — once in August of 2017 and once in September of 2017 — for "consulting" work.  The complaint alleges that.transactions, which totaled just over $6,000, may have violated campaign finance law.

AOC Allegedly Broke Campaign Finance Law By Funneling Money To Her Boyfriend Thru A PAC.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Left's favorite congressperson — and also, oddly, the Washington politician who seems to have the least understanding of anything of anyone who's ever tried to understand anything ever in any way — could be in trouble.  On Wednesday [2/27/2019], the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over the New York representative's alleged illegal funneling of money to her boyfriend via a political action committee.  According to the filing, when the Brand New Congress PAC — a branch of the company hired by AOC to run her campaign — paid Riley Roberts, campaign finance law was broken.

Republican group files FEC complaint alleging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign team illegally funneled thousands of dollars to her boyfriend through an allied PAC.  A conservative non-profit has filed a Federal Elections Commission complaint against Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, alleging the freshman congresswoman's campaign team illegally funneled thousands of dollars to her boyfriend through an allied political action committee.  Lawyers for the Coolidge Reagan Foundation asked the FEC to review the matter on Wednesday [1/127/2019] after questions about AOC's campaign finance activities were raised earlier this month.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign may have illegally paid her boyfriend.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign may have illegally paid her boyfriend through a political action committee during her congressional race, a Republican group alleges in a new complaint with the FEC.  The Coolidge Reagan Foundation alleged in the complaint that Brand New Congress PAC paid Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend, Riley Roberts, for marketing services after the PAC was hired by her campaign.  Using the third-party PAC to pay her boyfriend may have violated campaign-finance laws, a lawyer for the Coolidge Reagan Foundation told The [New York] Post.

Ocasio-Cortez led closed-door crackdown on moderate House Democrats.  A Democratic Party civil war is brewing — and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is smack in the middle of it.  The hard-left freshman congresswoman threw fuel on the fire this week by threatening to put Democratic moderates who vote alongside Republicans "on a list" and run them out of office in the 2020 primaries.  The power play came during a closed-door meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [2/28/2019], a day after the House passed a gun-control bill that would broaden federal background checks for sales at gun shows and on the Internet.

Comrade Ocasio-Cortez has a list.  Roll Call reports that Democrats are in the midst of internecine warfare, fighting among themselves over the merest of legislative procedural moves called "motion to recommit," which permits dissenting voices to say something or maybe try to persuade for moderating amendments when extremely radical bills are presented in the House and headed to a vote.  If nothing else, it's a desire to be heard.  House minority Republicans use it, and that's enough for Democrats to want to shut it down.  But it's also employed by moderate Democrats, many of whom do not want to come across as left-wing nuts to their constituents in red-tinged districts.

Ocasio-Cortez warns of 'list' for moderate Dems who vote with Republicans: report.  After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party's progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday [2/27/2019], New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were "putting themselves on a list."  The legislation that prompted the infighting was a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases, the Washington Post reported.  But a key provision requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified if illegal immigrants attempt to purchase guns saw 26 moderate Democrats side with Republicans.

Newcomers are in no position to be insolent.
Ocasio-Cortez led closed-door crackdown on moderate House Democrats.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among House Democrats who laced into moderates Thursday — threatening to run those who side with Republicans out of office in the 2020 primaries, according to a new report.  The hard-left freshman congresswoman led the charge in a closed-door session, saying some of her moderate colleagues are "putting themselves on a list," her spokesman Corbin Trent told the Washington Post.  Ocasio-Cortez suggested she would help liberal activists to unseat moderates in the next election.

Ocasio-Cortez brags she has a 'razor-sharp BS detector'.  No doubt, bartender is a "skill job," and the good bartenders are highly skilled at mixology.  But how much skill does it take to read a bunch of questions prepared by staff?  Seriously, does anyone not know that 90% of politicians leave the drudgery of coming up with questions for witnesses at congressional hearings to people who know a [...] lot more about the issue than they do?  Here is Ocasio-Cortez, faithfully reading her questions like a good little staff puppet.  [Video clip]

Details Of Ocasio-Cortez's Ties To George Soros Revealed.  New details have emerged showing the ties between Communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and wealthy elitist, George Soros.  Soros' media network helped ensure that the socialist would win the primary election.  According to The Daily Caller, in an attempt to put 400 Bernie Sanders-like politicians in Congress, George Soros has propped up the political career of now infamous communist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Ocasio-Cortez was formerly a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign organizer.  The New York Times wrote that the communist was able to defeat her opponent, who greatly outspent her, due to her online presence.  In an interview with a "progressive" and communist-leaning digital media outlet The Young Turks, which is a member of a Soros-funded network of far-left publications called The Media Consortium, Ocasio-Cortez also admits that their coverage helped her achieve her win.

Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at 'dude' who 'creepily' took photo of burger meal.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lashed out at an anonymous shutterbug who "creepily" snapped a picture of her at a restaurant with an aide who was feasting on a juicy burger — an image that soon made the rounds on social media, as it was taken days after she questioned whether Americans needed to eat so much meat. [...] The picture, posted by conservative social media strategist Caleb Hull, showed Ocasio-Cortez and Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti eating at an unidentified restaurant.  Notably, Chakrabarti was munching on a burger, just days after Ocasio-Cortez had warned against eating too much of America's favorite dish.

Occasional Cortex is Blowing Smoke.  We all knew little girls like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in our childhood and avoided them like the plague in the playground because they didn't play nice and lived only to boss others around.  Born an extrovert who would become the top social media star of her day, AOC is out there laying it on thick that she's "THE BOSS!"  Little does she seem to know that if you really are the boss, you don't have to keep on saying it.

Socialism talk will sink Democrats:  How left-wing overreach could backfire big-time in 2020.  The problem for the Democrats at the moment is that much attention is being focused on political novelties such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who espouse both socialism and reparations.  She is ferociously telegenic, infectiously likable and clearly inexhaustible.  She is also political poison, the product of a freak election in a New York City district where the past has taken root — socialism and a lot of rot about the evils of capitalism.  She cheered Amazon's decision to forsake New York for friendlier climes, taking at least 25,000 jobs with it.  (Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)  For a mere first-termer, this is quite an accomplishment.  It usually takes much more seniority to do this much damage.

AOC would make a great poster child for Russia.  The Green New Deal's push to bad mouth deep earth fuels and transform the U.S. The Green New Deal is the Left's worst enemyand eventually the world into an ecologically sound "utopia" of intermittent electricity is a dream come true for Putin and it seems his poster child is Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez.  She has wrestled the microphone away from the clear-headed thinkers in our country and started a movement that stinks of Putin and his desire to dominate the world.  It's either a rookie mistake or a well thought out plan concocted by the once high colonel of the KGB, Vladimir Putin.

Occasional-Cortex: The Twilight Zone's monster.  She not only wants to deprive us all of cars, machines, etc. — all of our modern conveniences that derive from fossil fuels — but has declared herself the "boss" of us.  Because she's the boss, we are all "just shouting from the cheap seats."  No one in her party is reining her in, pushing back against her ridiculous Green New Deal.  They all know it's absurd, but they seem to fear her as the people of Peaksville feared little Anthony.  It's hard to imagine that Nancy Pelosi is afraid of her, but it appears she is.  Ocasio-Cortez claims to be speaking for the party.  Some seventy Democrats have declared they are on board supporting the Green New Deal, including five or six of their declared presidential candidates.  This would all seem like a comic parody if it were not happening before our eyes.

How Does 'Boss' AOC Plan To Pay For Her $93 Trillion Green New Deal?  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declared herself "boss" of the "Green New Deal."  Maybe she can explain were the money will come from to pay its $93 trillion cost.  Because taxing the rich won't even scratch the surface.

AOC wants America to lead the world — backward.  [Scroll down]  Ms. Cortez has no such qualms.  When asked whether implementing her GND would require "massive government intervention," she replied:  "It does.  Yeah.  I have no problem saying that." [...] AOC says don't worry about the price tag.  Just tax the rich more and borrow trillions more.  Whether the cost is $1 trillion per year or $40 to $100 trillion in total, that is an ignorant, cavalier response.  Either way, she must provide the numbers, calculations and wherewithal — transparently and with full debate.  But on environmental matters, Ms. Cortez and her cosponsors have no clue what they are talking about.

The Fatuous Democrats.  Spurred on by the ubiquitous and demiurgically verbose Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an inexhaustible storehouse of naïve political opinions, these candidates outdo each other in policy fatuities.  She proposed 70 percent tax rates on the highest personal incomes, and the venerable Bernie Sanders, two generations ahead of her, chimed in at 77 percent. [...] Ms. Ocasio-Cortez surged back into the lead, (not that she is a presidential candidate at this point, but why not?), with a fascistic green plan that declared war on all non-renewable energy, called for the retrofitting of every building in the country and the end of air and automotive travel, and incited visions of vast brigades (doubtless from what would be the innumerable masses of the unemployed), diapering the nation's cows to save the eco-system from their flatulence.

Ocasio-Cortez redistributes her staff's incomes.  A young woman with no real-world experience is about to learn the hard way that her ideology is impractical.  I have to give Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credit for sincerity in her announcement on Twitter that she plans to compress the pay scale of her staff, reallocating the budget she receives for staff, and cutting the pay at the top, while increasing the pay at the bottom. [...] Because Ocasio-Cortez has no real-world experience, she will not see the foreseeable consequences.  For a while, she will retain senior staff at low pay because they are committed to the ideological goals they think that they share with her. [...] But sooner or later, staff will begin to resent her luxuries compared to their own sacrifices.

Social-justice Democrats' 'Green New Deal' will turn America into Venezuela.  If Al Gore had wed Jane Goodall, and Elizabeth May presided at the ceremony, eventually the world would have cheered the nativity of someone very likely to grow up as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Captain Marvel of the Green movement.

Ocasio-Cortez temper tantrum caught on video: 'I am the boss!'  Sandy O's contemplated power grab illustrates that the strategy of Al Gore and the Warmists has worked.  They have panicked people who have no interest or ability in critical thinking, using the prestige of "science" and a phony statistic supporting "scientific consensus" to create a demand for vast government regulatory and tax expansions.  It's hard to feel sorry for someone so self-righteous, arrogant, and unreflective, but Sandy is a victim of her own sudden success in attaining an office for which she was unprepared and a degree of fame that would be hard for someone with thirty IQ points and two decades of experience on her.  Because she blindly follows leftist cant and intends to use her vastly inflated sense of her own influence and abilities to accomplish goals that violate human nature and the laws of physics, she will self-destruct.

Where in the world does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez live?  She may be America's most famous freshman congresswoman, but in New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a virtual ghost.  She has no district office and no local phone number, unlike the state's three other freshman members.  And it's unclear whether the 29-year-old lawmaker, who represents the Bronx and Queens, actually still lives in the Parkchester neighborhood that has been so closely tied to her rise — even though she won her upset victory over fellow Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley with accusations that his home in Virginia made him too Washington-focused to serve his district.  Ocasio-Cortez has used her deceased father's Bronx condo on her voter registration since 2012, and even posed in the one-bedroom Bronx flat for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz in a Vogue magazine profile after her stunning November election.  But The [New York] Post could find little indication she continues to live there.

Keywords:  Shacking up, fornication, living in sin.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now says she lives with her boyfriend in a two-bedroom apartment.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clambered to explain why neighbors at her listed Bronx address claimed they'd never seen here there.  The Democrats' rising star actually lives down the road in a much larger apartment, her spokesman revealed.  The New Yorker strongly denied a Saturday [2/23/2019] report in the New York Post, which claimed there was scant evidence that she lives in the Bronx condo where she is registered to vote.

Vulgar Socialists Are the Face of the New Democrat Party.  Rashida Commie Tlaib and Alexandria OMao-Cortez had a grand old time mocking anyone who has a problem with Tlaib calling the President a "m*****f*****."  These two are the face of the New Democrat Party.  And they are what we have sunk to in this country.  They are clueless in matters of etiquette, good decorum, and respect for the offices they hold.  Speaking together on "Desus & Mero," a new far-left program for dummies on Showtime, the trio described the term as a "boo-boo word."  They complained about the alleged "double standard."  "Rashida got into a little trouble for saying a boo-boo word," AOC said condescendingly.

Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn't Reproduce Due To Climate Change.  Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Sunday night [2/24/2019] that people should consider not having children due to climate change because there is a "scientific consensus" that life will be hard for kids.  "Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don't turn this ship around and so it's basically like, there's a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult," Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video.

Too bad her mother didn't think so.
Ocasio-Cortez: Probably time to stop having kids because 'there's scientific consensus that the lives of children will be very difficult'.  In a stream-of-consciousness livestream video yesterday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed a lot more than she intended about her life in the shallow end of the gene pool.  It's pretty clear that she regards herself as a fount of insight and wisdom, apparently because her education at Boston University and 29 years of life experience have provided discernment superior to that available to the rest of us — so much so that her random thoughts while cooking are worthy of mass dissemination via livestream video. [...] The most egregious pseudo-wisdom was her cogitation that maybe we shouldn't be having kids because "there's scientific consensus that the lives of children will be very difficult."

How the Socialists Will Steal Election 2020.  In age, AOC's as fresh as a baby compared to the Dinosaur Democrat Old Guard.  Count on hearing the elderly Dems dissing AOC but bear in mind that it's all part of the act.  If people just listened to her voice rather than just reading about her Democrat supported Green New Deal, they'd have AOC's number.  She sounds like bratty, know-it-all,29-year-old teenager because that's exactly what she is.

Ocasio-Cortez and Newsom:  Stupid-East Meets Stupid-West.  Rightly , many on the reality side of the political spectrum wonder how dumb Ocasio-Cortez must be to think there was a pot of taxpayer money being handed over to Amazon.  Now that the deal is dead, instead of Amazon being able to keep $3 billion of what it earns as a temporary incentive to bring thousands of jobs and many billions of dollars in future tax revenue to the area, there will be zip, zero, nada for progressives to "invest" (given that's all they really care about).  I wonder if Ocasio-Cortez will take a vow of poverty, put her current lack of money where her mouth is, and fight the urge to magically turn her $170K-per-year salary into multi-millions (while producing nothing) before she finally exits Congress.

'Clearly most reckless politician in America': AOC deletes tweet with false accusations against GOP operative.  Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., truly is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, as the Bronx nitwit's blunders are so frequent she struggles to get through a single day without making herself and her party look foolish.  The self-avowed democratic socialist stepped in it again Thursday when she falsely accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's former chief of staff of running a bot network.  In a tweet Ocasio-Cortez has since deleted — surely she knows the web is forever — the newly-elected Democrat claimed Republican consultant Josh Holmes "helps run a multimillion dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse."

Amazon opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent thousands on the site during campaign — including $300 on chalk.  Apparently AOC stands for Amazon Online Customer.  Before freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated scaring away the online retail giant, she spent thousands on the site.  The democratic socialist's campaign spent nearly $9,000 on Amazon last year over a six month period — including nearly $300 in chalk.  Last week, Ocasio-Cortez applauded local politicians and advocates for Amazon's decision to pull out of its plans to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stars as a 'butt-kicking' political superhero in new comic book.  Devil's Due Comics announced on Friday that it has assembled a team of artists to create what it calls the "mother of all one-off commemorative comics:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force. [...] The Chicago-based publishing company said in a release that the new comic book will see Ocasio-Cortez "engage in a series of super-heroic mini-adventures, taking on the GOP establishment from within."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has A Serious Billionaire Problem.  Democrats have recently discovered a new threat to the American way of life: billionaires.  An interviewer recently asked socialist Ocasio-Cortez:  "Do we live in a moral world that allows for billionaires?  Is that a moral outcome?"  Her answer:  "No, it's not.  It's not.  It's not.  And I think it's important to say that."  Her policy advisor, Dan Riffle, said that "every billionaire is a policy failure."

Report Suggests AOC Is Up To Her Neck In Swamp Water, Possibly Illegally.  For all the integrity and principles New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is purported to have, new research suggests she swims in the same swamp as many of her D.C. colleagues on the left.  Not long ago, National Review contributor Luke Thompson stumbled across documentation that showed her boyfriend Riley Roberts as a staff member in the House of Representatives.  When Thompson called her out, AOC defended herself by claiming it was so that he could have access to the calendar, and that this is common practice among spouses.

Marc Thiessen:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an economic illiterate — And that's bad news for America.  The left complains that conservatives are "obsessing" over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Well, there is a reason for that:  Ocasio-Cortez is driving the agenda of today's Democratic Party — and her economic illiteracy is dangerous.  Case in point:  Last week, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the tanking of a deal negotiated by her fellow Democrats in which Amazon promised to build a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, right next to her congressional district.  Amazon's departure cost the city between 25,000 and 40,000 new jobs.  Forget the tech workers whom Amazon would have employed.  Gone are all the unionized construction jobs to build the headquarters, as well as thousands of jobs created by all the small businesses — restaurants, bodegas, dry cleaners and food carts — that were preparing to open or expand to serve Amazon employees.  They are devastated by Amazon's withdrawal.

'Thanks for Nothing, AOC!': Massive Billboard In NYC Blasts Ocasio-Cortez.  Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, purchased a billboard in New York City slamming socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for killing tens of thousands of jobs for New Yorkers that would have generated billions of dollars in economic activity.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign finance hypocrisy.  The crux of Ocasio-Cortez' position, explained on her campaign website, is that "the wealthiest people in this country [have] the opportunity to purchase the U.S. Government," which "discourages those who are less privileged from even considering a run."  Ocasio-Cortez crusades against "special interests," but every interest is "special" to those who care about it.  That's as true for the pro-abortion groups publicly endorsing Ocasio-Cortez as it is for the labor unions funding her campaign committee.  They just happen to be "special interests" she likes, unlike (for example) the 25,000 New Yorkers who won't be getting jobs at Amazon thanks in part to her work.

Ocasio-Cortez Boyfriend Troubles Reveal the Corruption at the Heart of Her Campaign.  Last week, an enterprising conservative political consultant unearthed evidence that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) may have hired her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, to work in Congress.  This news actually unraveled a far bigger story of corruption, however.  As it turns out, a political group helping Ocasio-Cortez's campaign had already paid Roberts during the campaign — and those payments from that shady organization may be the reason Ocasio-Cortez is in Congress today.  On Wednesday, Luke Thompson, a podcast host and former staffer for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), shared some damning research into Ocasio-Cortez's campaign.  He discovered more about the relationship between Riley Roberts and the campaign, but he also unearthed a humongous corruption story.

The Danger of Not Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously.  The left's new darling is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ("AOC").  The 29-year-old congresswoman from New York catapulted into the political scene in November as the face of a new "democratic" socialism.  The media hang on to her every word and fawn over every gesture.  Her "New Green Deal" is the talk of the nation.  Conservatives take note of and ridicule her antics, hyperbole and errors.  She is the center of attention wherever she goes.  She shocks, amuses, alarms and flabbergasts the public.  The political circus around her is such that many say that she must not be taken seriously.

The populist sledgehammer kills Amazon jobs that Middle America would love to have.  Tito Brown can't imagine driving a perfectly good thing out of a town that hasn't had a perfectly good thing come its way in a very long time.  At least, a perfectly good thing the size and scope of the Amazon headquarters that ideological politics drove out of Long Island City on Thursday, when Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., danced on the grave of the deal as Amazon walked away from the New York project.  Brown doesn't really get that.  He governs a city with a declining population, a 40 percent poverty rate, and would welcome the opportunity for a project such as Amazon to have considered locating here.

Stupid Midwesterners Don't Understand AOC's Job-Killing Joy.  Amazon was about to deliver thousands of new jobs to New Yorkers, and billions of dollars in tax revenue to the city's coffers — but don't you worry, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proudly helped put a stop to all that.

Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Understand Difference Between Berlin Wall, Border Wall.  Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested late last week that she does not understand the difference between the Berlin Wall and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.  During an Instagram live video on Friday, the freshman congresswoman said that she thought the wall was a "moral abomination.  I think it's like the Berlin Wall."  That Ocasio-Cortez thinks the border wall is "like the Berlin Wall" suggests she knows very little about history and concepts of border security.

Dems' long knives unsheathed on Ocasio-Cortez on Meet the Press.  Three days ago, I predicted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sealing her fate when she took (and probably deserved) credit for killing the deal that would have brought 25,000 high-paying Amazon jobs to New York City.  It's not that the young woman with boundless self-confidence in her views has no clue about how tax incentives work (though that is obviously true, since she crowed that the $3 billion in tax abatements could be spent on subways, schools, and the like).  Ignorance and simple-mindedness are no obstacles to a Democrat winning approval from party bosses.

Why the Media Can't Stop Promoting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  By this point, not yet seven weeks into the current congressional term, the whole country has grown tired of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The freshman radical socialist phenom from New York's 14th congressional district has been radically overexposed by the media.  Her gaffes are getting old.  Her narcissistic, defensive tweeting is tedious.  And yet, the media keeps obliging her with photo ops, social media clips, and endless sound bites.  They cannot look away, lest they forfeit clicks.

Ocasio-Cortez: An Economics Major?  [Scroll down]  The remainder of the coursework in the International Relations track she likely followed is more politically oriented in the usual Leftist slant.  Her identification with Socialism is an extension of her studies, and is not based on a rigorous analysis of conditions in the less-developed world, but more on her politically-oriented viewpoint.  So — to sum up AOC's much-hyped Economics Knowledge.  She likely has a bare knowledge of the basic concepts.  That good beginning has been overlaid with a heavy mass of Standard College Leftism — and only the last part of that education, seemingly, stuck.

The New Nihilism.  For about a half century, universities have eroded inductive and empirical education.  Instead, deduction and advocacy took its place — and to such a degree that to question man-made global warming, the dogma of racial separatism and chauvinism, radical abortion, or gay marriage became taboo and proof of near criminality.  But advocacy for generations of youth also came at a price of not learning history, languages, science, math, and literature, the age-old menu of broad liberal arts education.  And the result is reified by the emergence of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose arrogance and ignorance are emblematic of the worth of a costly Boston University degree.

Smollett and AOC: Dems Reach New Heights of 'Magical Thinking'.  It is as if the Democratic Party has decided, once and for all, to adopt the psychological concept of "Magical Thinking" as its modus vivendi. [...] Calling this Trump Derangement Syndrome is an understatement because it's more psychologically disturbing than a mere political catchphrase can capture.  With Smollett and AOC, this actual psychopathology — because that's what it is — has reached new heights, in an apotheosis of magical thinking.

Ocasio-Cortez Delivers 'Inaugural Address': 'Right to Migrate' Not Negotiable.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) delivered an "inaugural address" in her Congressional District on Saturday afternoon [2/16/2019], declaring that issues like the "right to migrate" will not be negotiable.  Addressing hundreds of supporters in the Bronx, the freshman lawmaker even had a swearing-in ceremony before uttering mostly platitudes.  Defending the Green New Deal after she and her office botched the rollout to much ridicule this week, the Democratic-Socialist claimed that the "Green New Deal is the legislation of indigenous communities in the United states" and many others.

The Editor says...
Citizens of foreign countries do not have the right to immigrate to the United States.  They can apply for legal residency, but there are no guarantees.  The vast majority of the other seven billion people around the world would likely be a "public charge," i.e., dependent on welfare programs, and a net drain on the economy, and therefor inadmissible under existing federal law.  AOC is hoping you don't know that.

How Dumb is Ocasio-Cortez?  The context was Amazon's announcement that it would not, after all, build a second corporate headquarters in Long Island City, which I understand is close to, but not within, Ocasio-Cortez's district.  The project reportedly would have entailed 25,000 new jobs — normally considered a good thing by Congressmen.  But Ocasio-Cortez thought it was wonderful that her constituents would not have the option to compete for those jobs: [...] I suppose if AOC's constituents thought they would be "exploited" by Amazon they wouldn't have to apply for jobs there.  Now, they don't have the choice.

AOC is no outlier.  The Democratic Party has deceived much of the public into believing that its positions aren't extreme, but the truth is coming out now for all to see.  Such veritable crackpots as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are not merely fringe fruitcakes; they are just bringing the party out of the closet.  It's as if half this decades-long leftist conspiracy to turn America into a socialist hellhole has finally been exposed by the unwitting soldiers of the revolution, who have understood everything about it but were told to keep their mouths shut about their ultimate goals.

Omar and AOC
Pelosi's Untouchables.  Reps.  Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., are becoming examples of a new super-class of human being, riding roughshod over all their peers, proudly displaying their ignorance of, and hatred toward, all things American.  They are Pelosi's Untouchables.  Deriding the traditional patriotism and conservatism of the American people, the socialist club in Congress spews kook theology, far-left ideology, and outrageous cultural Marxism.  They are the tip of the sword that will skewer this nation and engulf us all into a prolonged civil war based on race and religion.  And Pelosi is allowing all of it.


The Left Has Ensured that this Will Never be a Socialist Country.  The breathtaking ignorance, unabashed espousal of authoritarian policies and nonsensical concepts by the current poster child of the American Left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is a window into the end-product of the indoctrination and resultant mindset of a significant demographic segment of nearly two generations.  While Marxist philosophy still undergirds this mindset, a uniquely American doctrine has become the tip of the spear in what will be a failed attempt in transforming the United States into a socialist nation.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is destroying opportunity for fellow Democrats.  Congratulations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!  You just killed 25,000 jobs for urban Democrats in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse areas in the entire world!  Congresswoman AOC, the thought leader of the Democratic party, was the loudest and feistiest political opponent when Amazon announced it would build (half of) its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, promising to create 25,000 jobs and generate some $27.5 billion in tax revenue over the next 25 years.  Amazon employs a range of people from unskilled workers to tech geniuses and would have pumped large amounts of money into the city economy.  It estimated the average salary of its New York City workforce would have been $150,000.  Real-estate prices in Long Island City jumped 15 percent since Amazon's announcement last November.

MSNBC's Deutsch: 'Dangerous' Ocasio-Cortez Will 'Hand Presidency Back to Trump'.  Democrats are starting to figure out that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift that keeps on giving — to Republicans. [...] On today's [2/15/2019] Morning Joe, there was consensus condemnation of Ocasio-Cortez's opposition to NYC's deal with Amazon to establish an HQ in NYC, which contributed to Amazon's decision to cancel its plans.  Donny Deutsch put it in starkest terms, saying Ocasio-Cortez is "extremely dangerous," and "does not know what she's talking about."  Deutsch fretted that, from a Dem perspective, Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist sidekicks will "hand the presidency back to Donald Trump."

Amazon Spokesperson Blames Ocasio-Cortez for NYC Retreat.  An Amazon spokesperson blamed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her vocal resistance for the company's shocking decision to cancel plans for its New York City headquarters on Thursday [2/14/2019].  Polls showed that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported Amazon's planned investment in the state.  Thus, Amazon stunned many New Yorkers and the nation at large when the company bowed to intense opposition from some state and local officials on Thursday and announced it was abandoning the Big Apple for its second headquarters.

With Amazon NYC 'second HQ' deal cancelled, Ocasio Cortez now officially is a huge problem for Dems.  Move over, Speaker Pelosi, and make room for New York governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio as Democrats waking up to the disaster the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is inflicting on the Democratic Party.  She is no longer just a potential threat to their schemes and operating principles; she has taken a wrecking ball to them. [...] The Amazon tax breaks, calculated to be worth $3 billion over a period of many years, were going to bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Ocasio-Cortez's district in Queens and generate many times that sum in increased tax receipts, according to Cuomo and de Blasio, who exulted over the deal.  But offering any kind of benefit to a big corporation founded and headed by the richest man in the world is anathema to the radical left.  Ocasio-Cortez may not fully realize that her political party is now the party of big business, trading government favors of all sorts for massive political donations (and censorship of conservatives on internet forums controlled by the tech giants).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces questions after her boyfriend gets congressional email account.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing ethics questions after revelations the freshman lawmaker's office gave her boyfriend a congressional email account.  The democratic socialist waded into the issue in response to a tweet alleging boyfriend Riley Roberts had been put on staff.  The tweet included a screenshot of an official House email address.  Ocasio-Cortez insisted that he was only given the email account so he could access her calendar.

Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend granted House email account.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's relationship with boyfriend Riley Roberts is official.  Roberts has been granted a government "house.gov" email address so he can access Ocasio-Cortez's congressional calendar, the 29-year-old congresswoman confirmed Friday [2/15/2019].  Spouses of members of Congress are afforded privileges, such as a House email address, a congressional pin to bypass security and a House license plate to enter Capitol grounds and enjoy parking privileges, House aides say.

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No, their relationship is not "official" until they are legally married.

Ocasio-Cortez Living in Luxury Navy Yard Apartment Building.  After fretting about whether she'd be able to afford rent, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has moved into a luxury apartment building in the District of Columbia's Navy Yard neighborhood, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.  Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, got a big raise with her election to Congress, a job that comes with a $174,000 annual salary.  She told the New York Times she was concerned about how she would get an apartment before that salary kicked in.  She ended up moving into a luxury apartment building with a wide array of amenities where rent for even a studio apartment exceeds $2,000 a month.

AOC thinks there's vast right-wing conspiracy to make her look stupid.  Who wants to tell her?  Is there a doctor in the house?  Newly minted Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to think so.  After the rollout statement of her New Green Deal was posted on her website, then rapidly deleted, she claimed that the original text had been "doctored" by someone out to make her look bad. [...] Expect to see more of this as Ocasio-Cortez moves into her second month in Congress.  She is no stranger to the dog-ate-my-homework excuse that her policy statements are being "doctored," obviously be her detractors on the Right.

The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  I have previously posted that the socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been using, in a very skilful manner, Leninist type tactics to advance her socialist cause.  Those attacking her for being ignorant, simple, etc. miss the point.  She knows nothing about economics or doesn't care.  Her game is completely about politics and the power game.  To understand this, you need to understand how she entered the race that allowed her to capture New York's 14th congressional district seat.  The short answer is she entered a contest or to be more precise her brother entered her name.  The contest was run by Justice Democrats to determine who they would support in the 2018 mid-term elections.  Justice Democrats identifies as a progressive group (read: "democratic socialist" group).  They don't know anything about economics or how the structures of societies work and what must occur in different structures, but they are very savvy about political activism and politics.

CBS's Outrageous Cover Up on Behalf of Socialist Ocasio-Cortez.  CBS News showed part of a cross examination by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on campaign finance laws.  They cut off the rebuttal.  The radical Socialist is trying to make her capitalist colleagues and all lobbyists into criminals with superficial questioning in her usual arrogant manner.  The news outlet cut off the ending of the testimony.  The dishonesty would be unbelievable but this is the U.S media today.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Reconquistador!'  Hispanic rights activists postulate a land called Aztlan, originally extending up to the State of Oregon, all of Texas, and the Western third of the U.S.A.  They want to seize the Southwest of the United States and Texas and (re)create a new, independent nation.  They envision that they are taking "back" this land. [...] In reality, of course, these populations do not speak Mayan or Aztec or any Native American languages.  They speak Spanish.  Their names are Spanish.  Their cultural features are Spanish.  The Conquistadors — the Spaniards from Europe — conquered and occupied South America, Central America, and the islands of the Caribbean basin.  But they claim the United States as well.  There can be little doubt that Ocasio-Cortez lacks the education and analytical ability to comprehend any of this, but she has joined this movement with both feet.

Ocasio-Cortez: I'm Not Clapping When 'Authoritarian' Trump Says He Wants to 'Make America Great'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday said that there is no way she will clap when "authoritarian" President Donald Trump says he wants to "make America great."  Appearing on New York's "Ebro in the Morning" on Hot 97, Ocasio-Cortez discussed the "stern" look on her face during Trump's State of the Union address, which prompted Peggy Noonan to say that the Democratic-Socialist looked "sullen, teenaged and at a loss."

Dems Looking at Eliminating Ocasio-Cortez's District, Consider Primary Challenge.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not going to have a great weekend after learning that her seat in Congress might not be secure after 2020.  A new report says Democrats are looking into eliminating her district, and AOC herself acknowledges that New York may lose a seat.  What's worse, if you're Ocasio-Cortez, is that liberals are considering finding a primary challenger to the freshman lawmaker.

AOC: The Perfect Graduate of Today's Biased Colleges.  In the immediate sense, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be the best thing to happen to the Republican Party since Abraham Lincoln.  Her Green New Deal is as much dead in the water as it is brain dead and constitutes a fabulous talking point for the GOP to run on in 2020. [...] Consider the level of writing and thinking in her Green Deal in whatever ever-changing iteration, with or without the banning of cow flatulence and air travel, and notwithstanding the guaranteed income for those unwilling to work.  This document, if one can call it that, resembles nothing more than the kind of swill presented to — and highly approved by — professors in today's grievance-obsessed colleges, where Shakespeare and Milton are dismissed or rejected and actual thought (i.e., intellectual reasoning) is ridiculed as manifestations of "white privilege."  Actually, AOC is a nascent (or not-so-nascent) totalitarian.  Nevertheless, she has brought along with her almost all of the declared Democratic Party candidates (Gillibrand, Harris, Warren, Booker, Sanders, etc.), a couple of whom, one would hope, might be smart enough to know her ideas are fantastical and so expensive as to bankrupt not just the USA but most of the world along with it.

Netflix Pays $10M for Ocasio-Cortez Documentary That Won Award at Sundance.  On Thursday, Netflix announced it had acquired the rights to Knock Down the House, a documentary featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that won an award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.  The streaming company reportedly paid $10 million for the film.  "Netflix has acquired worldwide distribution rights to award-winning documentary Knock Down the House, which chronicles the campaigns of four female progressive candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, against powerful incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections," Netflix announced in a statement Thursday [2/7/2019].

The wild and wacky mind of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could utter absolute gibberish, and the media would swoon before her, and her supporters would declare her a genius.  How do we know?  Because Ocasio-Cortez frequently utters gibberish, and the media and her supporters swoon before her. [...] She is fundamentally a monumentally stupid woman who knows so little about so much that she doesn't even try to hide it.  Her "Green New Deal" was so flawed as both a political document and an exercise in proposing public policy that she has pulled it from her website.  Even hysterical climate change advocates were saying it was an impossible task to get to "net zero" carbon emissions in ten years.  Mirth-makers on Twitter mercilessly made sport of her ignorance to the point that she felt it necessary to remove the document from public view.

The Socialist That Could.  The Republican Party has a secret weapon for 2020.  It's especially effective because it's stealthy:  The Democrats seem oblivious to its power.  And the GOP needn't lift a finger for it to work.  All Republicans have to do is sit back and watch 29-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ... exist.  AOC, as she's better known, today exists largely in front of the cameras.  In a few months she's gone from an unknown New York bartender to the democratic socialist darling of the left and its media hordes.  Her megaphone is so loud that she rivals Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the face of the Democratic Party.  Republicans don't know whether to applaud or laugh.  Most do both.  For them, what's not to love?  She's set off a fratricidal war on the left, with her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, this week slamming the "radical conservatives" among the Democrats holding the party "hostage."  She's made friends with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party, who has been accused of anti-Semitism.  She's called the American system of wealth creation "immoral" and believes government has a duty to provide "economic security" to people who are "unwilling to work."  As a representative of New York, she's making California look sensible.

Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can't Be Illegals Because They're 'Descendants of Native People'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday [2/7/2019] criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented Latinos in the United States, saying the latter cannot be "criminalized" on "Native" U.S. land because they are "descendants of Native people."  The self-described Democratic socialist spoke on Thursday alongside several liberal groups, including MoveOn and United We Dream, a pro-immigration group that calls for ICE to be abolished.  She repeatedly slammed ICE, claiming it "repeatedly and systematically violates human rights."

Ocasio Cortez Gets Weepy As She Calls For The Abolition Of ICE And Says America Belongs To Illegal Immigrants.  [Scroll down]  Some thoughts here.  There is no "right of human mobility."  That is [false] on its face.  ICE is heavily policed internally and by a brigade of leftwing, anti-American lawyers who actively try to create cases to damage the ability of ICE to operate.  She is standing on "native land," alright.  Native American, not American Indian or First Nations or Indigenous Peoples or whatever we're calling them this week.  It is the native land of people who settled this land and who brought forth from wilderness a civilization that is the envy of the world.  To paraphrase someone, "you didn't build this."  Sorry about the Indians losing their land and all, but if you want to see what happens when you allow untrammeled illegal immigration just look to their example and tell me again why it's a great idea.  Even were I to agree that someone other than American citizens, of all races and ethnic extractions, had a call on this land, her claim that Hispanics are descendants of "natives peoples" is [false].  Latin American Hispanics have a wide variety of ethnic mixes (Mexico recognized 16 different racial classes) and their ancestry does not give them any unique rights to enter my country.  In fact, they have exactly the same claim to being allowed to live in the United States as they do to being allowed to live in Spain, or I do to living in England, based on their ancestry.

Ocasio-Cortez: ICE Doesn't 'Deserve a Dime' of Funding.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said Thursday that she would work to deprive the Department of Homeland Security of funding until the agency adopts more permissive immigration-enforcement policies.

The PMS Caucus.  Rather than demonstrate that women politicians on a combative national stage can govern in a sober and diplomatic way, female Democrats in Congress — don't call them ladies — unfortunately are playing into the very stereotypes that they claim to want to disprove.  They are moody, petulant, and impulsive. [...] Their de facto leader, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) glowered throughout the president's speech.  The youngest person ever to serve in the people's house didn't applaud when the president heralded a federal agent who rescued hundreds of women and girls from sex traffickers.  She also refused to stand when First Lady Melania Trump was introduced; at the introduction of American war veterans; for record low unemployment among minorities; and for plans to eliminate the scourge of AIDS.  Her Cycle Sisters joined their leader in an extended public pout, rising only to cheer themselves.

Wean socialists like Ocasio-Cortez off of America's Accommodating Teat.  New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's poison ivy 'Green New Deal' didn't originate from one of her said to be "occasional cortex" spurts, it was lifted from fellow traveller radical environmentalists in the country next door. [...] Yep, we have them here in the Land of the Maple Leaf too, along with the thousands of NGOs created by the late, Canadian God Father of the Environment, Maurice Strong.  Nor were the far-left environmentalists in Canada being innovative, visionary or original because they, in turn swiped the Green New Deal from the UN, which aims to force Agenda 21(Agenda 2030) on an unsuspecting society come hell or high water.  The clear and present danger here is that the UN has now managed to get its own agent provocateur in Congress in the person of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).

Trump supporter castigated for calling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a '29-year-old coffee barista'.  A former congressman who supports Donald Trump has been scolded for branding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "29-year-old coffee barista".  MSNBC host Ari Melber hit back at Jack Kingston, an ex-Republican congressman from Georgia, on Tuesday night [2/5/2019] after he dismissed the congresswoman as a coffeemaker.

MS-13 Murders Man on 7 Train in New York City In Ocasio-Cortez's District — She's Bringing Illegal to SOTU.  A MS-13 murder was captured on the 7 train in New York City.  The horrific footage was captured by Progressive Action. [...] Meanwhile, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited Soros-funded, illegal alien activist Ana Maria Archila to the State of the Union Address by President Trump on Tuesday.  While MS-13 is terrorizing her district.

Ocasio-Cortez Praises Notorious Anti-Semitic British Political Leader.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) praised notorious anti-Semitic Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday [2/3/2019] following an apparent phone conversation the two far-left politicians had. [...] Allegations of anti-Semitism against Corbyn started getting significant media attention following Corbyn's rise in 2015 from a leftist Member of Parliament to the leader of Britain's Labour Party.

Ocasio-Cortez: I Acknowledge My Privilege Being Born 'Cisgendered'.  Even intersectionality Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledges she has some privilege.  And, no, it's not the privilege of growing up in the largely affluent Westchester county.  According to the freshman congresswoman, she inherited "cisgender privilege."

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Weird American Dream mythology' requires 'painful' changes for poor whites.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the nation's "weird American Dream mythology" needs to change — particularly in the minds of "cisgendered" and poor white citizens.  The rising Democratic Party lawmaker from New York told the Intercept's "Deconstructed" podcast this week that poor white people need to accept that they "benefit" from their skin color, and more so if they identify as their birth sex.

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In other words, if you're not white and not heterosexual, or at least not male, you're doubly entitled to liberal victim status.

Former Bartender Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Think Howard Schultz Has Enough Experience to be President.  Irony is completely lost on Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Congresswoman from New York, who suggested Wednesday morning that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz does not have the experience necessary to run for President.  'Why don't people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to 'work their way up' or that 'maybe they should start with city council first?" the former bartender-turned Congresswoman asked on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez: Billionaires Like Howard Schultz Should "Work Their Way Up".  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that Billionaires who want to run for president should work their way up — starting perhaps with city council.  Referring to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's bid for President in 2020, the former bartender and Bernie Sanders 2016 organizer tweeted on Wednesday [1/30/2019]:  "Why don't people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to "work their way up" or that "maybe they should start with city council first"?"

Ryan Saavedra quotes Ben Stein.  "We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ocasio-Cortez is promising.  And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Engages of Battle of Wits with Fact Checkers, Loses, then Absurdly Declares Victory.  If you have ever had a debate with a liberal, you will be familiar with the process.  First the liberal makes an outrageously untrue, a-historical, or flat out factually incorrect statement.  You tell them the truth and even back it up with a link or some facts.  The liberal responds by moving the goal posts and adds with an absurd non sequitur.  You correct that idiocy, too.  Then the liberal calls you names and claims they won the debate despite getting everything wrong and engaging in name calling.  This is essentially the path that Ocasio-Cortez took with her Twitter feud with the fact checkers.

CNN Panel Defends & Praises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For "Threatening White Men".  Well, I guess she might be the anti-Trump because she's the exact opposite of the President.  No brains, no experience, no ideas that work, and not a clue.  "She's got a lot of power."  Someone, please explain that to me.  She's done nothing except run her mouth and post tweets.  That's power today?  If so America is doomed.

The Progressive Race to the Bottom.  The subtext of these charades is that 28-year-old socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (who won her Democratic primary with 15,897 votes and with that victory an assured congressional seat in a gerrymandered Democratic district) is the new Robespierre — warning that the earth as we know it will end in twelve years, ICE must be disbanded, all student debt abolished, wealth taxes levied, and Medicare provided for all.  And her political guillotine awaits any progressive with lingering stains of the Ancien Régime.  Presidential elections are now to be seen by the Left not as the end of a four-year political cycle.  Instead, they are the beginning of an any-means-necessary, existential effort to reverse the proverbial will of the people and to remove or delegitimize the president.

Socialist Talk!  Chris Cuomo, O-Cortez Say Poverty is 100% Preventable!  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the face of the New hard-left Democrat Party, really likes what Chris Cuomo says in this clip.  She thinks that the irrational response he gives to one of the people he's debating is, This is what swiftly cutting through nonsense looks like.  She's pathetic and so is Cuomo.  CNN's Chris Cuomo has shown his true colors in the past.  He went to Cuba when Obama made his one-way deal in favor of the Communist dictator Castro.  While there, he talked about how "uplifting" communism is.  He is also an apologist for Antifa.  You can't make this stuff up.

Ocasio-Cortez Leads Toward Disaster.  Elected to Congress in November with no viable opponent, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already being considered the future of the Democrat Party, even the nation itself.  What she has promised for her New York City constituents, and what will surely be the agenda for others eagerly lining up to follow her lead, spells big trouble for America.  If fully adopted, her socialism will accomplish for the United States the suffering in Venezuela and other nations where socialism has replaced even a small amount of freedom.  Demagogues regularly insist that their program is the route to progress, even calling themselves "progressives."  What they seek, however, is a proven path toward oblivion.

Alexandria "Chicken Little" Ocasio-Cortez:  The World Is Going To End In 12 Years.  Sometimes, I wonder if we aren't succumbing to a plot to give this woman more face time due to her utterly stupid and ignorant statements, but still, addressing the woman who has apparently been loosed from an insane asylum with no grasp of economics or apparently the Constitution, will be a tedious task over the next four years. [...] On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Ocasio-Cortez appeared at the fourth annual MLK event at Riverside Church in Harlem and warned the crowd in attendance that climate change would be the death of the world in twelve years if it wasn't addressed.  The New York congresswoman said that this was the "World War II" for millennials and Gen Z.

Ocasio-Cortez: World That Allows For Billionaires Is Immoral, Except Bill Gates.  Progressive Democrat lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has increasingly become a one-stop shop for ludicrous remarks from everything to climate change to tax increases.  But the liberal congresswoman recently turned her attention to Billionaires, seemingly agreeing with the idea that a world that allows for billionaires is immoral.

Ocasio-Cortez was the only Dem to vote 'no' on bill to reopen the government.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the lone House Democrat Wednesday to vote against leadership-backed bills to reopen the government because she opposes money for Immigration and Customs Enforcement or additional border security measures.  "We were having conversations with our community after we voted for DHS [Department of Homeland Security] funding the first time," Ocasio-Cortez told The [New York] Post after House votes.  "We're hearing back a lot from our local community and they're uncomfortable with any vote on funding for ICE."

Ocasio-Cortez: System that allows billionaires is 'immoral'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on Monday [1/21/2019]that she believes a system that allows people to become billionaires is "immoral."  The New York Democrat made the statement while responding to a question from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem.

Ocasio-Cortez Preaches The End Of The World In 12 Years Due To Climate Change, Calls It Millennial's WW2.  According to Fox News, the fresh-faced democratic socialist New York congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined the doom and gloom ranks of Bill Nye and Al Gore in her prophesying the end times via climate change.  She even compared it to fighting the Nazis: [...] Of course, Ocasio-Cortez didn't explain how the world would end in 12 years, as she's not typically inclined to explain everything.  Just trust her.  We're going to see the world end in 12 years because corporations are producing things and generating waste.

Ocasio-Cortez [doesn't care] about what other Democrats think.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted that she [doesn't care] when her Democratic colleagues criticize the youngest woman elected to the House for speaking her mind.  Appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday [1/21/2019], she was asked about how she feels when other Democrats admonish her by saying "Wait your turn" and "Don't make waves."

The Left vs. Logic.  Just recently Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the remark that she'd rather be morally correct than factually correct.  She fails to realize that being factually correct is part of being moral.  To use loose, sloppy, or fictitious "facts" to support something you think is ethically awesome is to undercut your own argument.

Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committee.  Wall Street is bunkering down for a wave of intense scrutiny as a group of progressive Democrats, including social media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have joined a powerful House of Representatives committee overseeing banking activities.  "It's a huge victory," said Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress and a self-described socialist — a word that shocks conservatives, who brandish it as a dire threat.

Dan Bongino Calls on Ocasio-Cortez to Donate 70% of Her Income to Government.  Following recent calls for tax hikes on the wealthy from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former Obama-assigned Secret Service agent-turned-conservative commentator Dan Bongino has challenged the Democratic Socialist to lead by example.  New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently announced that high-earners should be hit with paying 70 percent tax on their income.  Writing in an op-ed for Fox News, Bongino has called on Ocasio-Cortez to practice what she preaches and donate 70% of her own earnings to the US Government.Bongino blasted the newly elected Congresswoman, saying she "relies on a lot of economic ignorance to get you to believe what's not true, could be true."

Ocasio-Cortez Urges Fellow Activists To Oust Incumbent Democrats.  Since winning the primary over incumbent Joseph Crowley, who many believed would be the next leader of the House Democrats, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made it increasingly clear that one of her key goals is to create more candidates like herself: ones who embrace a more radical left agenda and who are willing to take on establishment Democrats.

Newly elected and too big for her britches.  At age 29, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez thundered into Congress after unseating a longtime Democratic congressman.  With her relative youth, Taylor Swift red lipstick, deft use of social media and unapologetic embrace of socialism, she became an instant political celebrity.  The mainstream media panted after her and her radical ideas (Medicare for all, a green "new deal," a 70 percent top tax rate), her dripping sarcasm on Twitter and even her announcement of a "self-care" break before being sworn in.  The media loved her even more when, just a week after being elected, she joined a climate change sit-in in now-Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.  The Democratic establishment?  Not so much.  She was the stereotypical millennial who at her first job interview asks for the corner office and eight weeks' vacation.  The Tall Poppy needed to be taken down a notch.

Ocasio-Cortez set to join Maxine Waters on key financial services committee.  Self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Twitter late Tuesday [1/15/2019] that she will join California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on the influential House Financial Services Committee, which oversees Wall Street and the housing industry.  California Rep. Katie Porter, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley have also reportedly been tapped for the committee by Democratic House leaders, and a vote finalizing their appointments is expected within days.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Serve on House Financial Services Committee.  Even though freshman lawmakers are rarely afforded the opportunity to serve on the powerful House committee, Ocasio-Cortez lobbied the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to seat her on the committee.  The financial committee assignment would not only give the freshman Democrat a platform to advance her agenda — which includes policies such as the New Green Deal to abolish fossil fuels and universal Medicaid — but it would also allow her to shift the Democrats' stance on financial issues further to the left.

Ocasio-Cortez Uses Violent Sexual Term To Describe Her Far-Left Agenda.  Former law enforcement officials called out socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for using a violent sexual term on Wednesday [1/16/2019] in an interview that was published in The Washington Post.  Ocasio-Cortez complained in the interview that the media was "focusing on taking quotes out of context or manipulating them or making it seem as though I said things that I didn't say."  A few sentences later, she said, "So enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda." [...] The Washington Free Beacon noted that while Ocasio-Cortez most likely meant "she and her fellow liberal Democrats would enthusiastically pursue their agenda items, 'run train' is known as a crude sexual term, which is sometimes used to denote acting in an aggressive manner."

The devil is using the Democratic Party to destroy America.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the party's new "star" and a symbol and proponent of democratic socialism.  She told "60 Minutes" she was a "radical"; "advocated free health care for everyone"; and proposed a "top tax rate of 70 percent like the U.K. (falsehood — it's 45 percent), Finland or Sweden" (miniscule and easily manageable populations of 5 and 10 million compared to our 350 million).  Our already $22 trillion debt would quickly explode from this delusional scheme, devastating millions, collapse our economy and result in rioting like in Venezuela.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a communist, has announced the availability of total health care — primary, specialty, pediatric, OBGYN, geriatric and mental — for all 9.5 million residents, including 300,000 illegal immigrants, 600,000 uninsured and anyone with pre-existing conditions.  Simply call a 311 number.  He proposes the government assume authority over everyone's property and pushes for universal free pre-K child-care and marijuana legalization.  Additionally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton propose the "Reproductive Health Act" be enacted immediately to codify abortion guaranteed up until birth in New York.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ignorance of economics and foreign affairs typifies her generation.  Despite holding expensive degrees in both Economics and International Relations from Boston University, Ocasio-Cortez threw up her hands in exasperation during an interview on Margaret Hoover's "Firing Line" program, laughing, "I'm not the expert on geopolitics."  Fortunately for her, in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king; and among a blithely ignorant generation, the lightly educated activist is congresswoman.  The seed of Millennial miseducation, which grew into the Tree of the Lack of Knowledge as activist educators substituted ideology for scholarship, is finally bearing its rotten fruit.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Keep Destroying the Democratic Party.  A split in the Democratic Party has developed.  New Socialist U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken no time in rocking the left-wing boat led by establishment politicians Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Since day one, she stated that the policies were not progressive enough.  This week she made fun of former vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman's age.  As she tries to pull the party further to the left, the Democrats will not be the only ones suffering.  Lieberman who has not been in the news much lately made an appearance on Fox News Business and interviewed on Neil Cavuto Coast to Coast.  Lieberman offered a sharp rebuke of AOC as she also is known.  He said that she was not the future of the liberal caucus and if she was the party was over.

Ocasio-Cortez zooms to #2 on Twitter during the past month.  [I]t increasingly seems as if 29-year-old democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is quickly becoming the best known House member, Democrat, and politician (with the exception of the POTUS) in the United States.  Ocasio-Cortez, having dispatched a ten-term congressman in a primary election last June, became the youngest female elected to the Congress when she took her seat in the House on January 3.  Since exploding into public awareness last summer, she has increased her profile and become the leading voice of the new far left socialist base of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez rules:  Dems built her up, now she's battling Dem attempts to control her.  The House Democrats have more on their plate than fighting against President Donald Trump and his wall:  Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or AOC as she's known by her posse.  Ever since Ocasio-Cortez won her primary against a veteran congressman the light has shown brightly on her.  This has left a lot of veteran Democrats to grow weary of her.

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.  The effort, described by nearly 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick:  Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans.  Others simultaneously warn Ocasio-Cortez is destined for a lonely, ineffectual career in Congress if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.

Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn't get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal.  Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.  Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Really the Democratic Future?  There is little doubt that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representing parts of Queens and the Bronx, is being treated as a leader of a new Democratic swing to the left.  Nor is there much doubt that the media-savvy upset winner in New York's 14th congressional district combines personal charisma with a knack for policy packaging, as with her "Green New Deal."  But before she's anointed as representative of a political trend, it's worth looking closely at how many — or how few — votes she received compared with other members of Congress, including moderate Democrats, and what that says about a little-discussed aspect of how congressional districts are drawn:  the role of non-citizen immigrants. [...] In Ocasio-Cortez's district, Census data show that 47 percent of residents are foreign-born, compared with 13 percent for the nation overall.  That helps explain how the self-styled democratic socialist won her key primary election with so few votes:  just 16,898, out of a total of just 29,000 cast.

'Democratic Socialist' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fined by New York for Failing to Provide Workers' Comp.  "Democratic socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been fined by the State of New York for failing to carry workers' compensation insurance for a month during her congressional campaign last year. [...] Ocasio-Cortez has styled herself as a champion of workers' rights — against greedy employers.

Ocasio-Cortez Has Twitter Meltdown After Finally Being Fact-Checked By The Liberal Media.  On Monday [1/7/2019], openly Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ("AOC" for short) had a meltdown on Twitter after finally being held to the fact-checking standards that President Trump is.  Her meltdown began after The Washington Post published a piece called "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's very bad defense of her falsehoods," where they called her out for showing a "tendency to exaggerate or misstate basic facts."

The Racist Nerve of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In July, Ocasio-Cortez gave her now-infamous interview on PBS's "Firing Line," in which she was unable to articulate any knowledge of the Middle East, save for her assertion that there was an "occupation of Palestine" causing an "increasing crisis of humanitarian condition."  Pressed, she referred to "settlements that are increasing in some of these areas ... where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing."  In reality, Israel's stunning victory against explicitly genocidal Arab armies in 1967 brought superior healthcare, increased longevity, higher education, and economic opportunity to Arabs in the region previously derided by Jordan as the "West Bank."

Socialism's call to the deluded.  As every public-spirited citizen of these United States knows by now, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.  She, of a sudden, represents New York's 14th Congresional District, having beaten what the mainstream media calls an old white male by the name of Joe Crowley, though why the color of his skin should matter is a mystery.  Miss Ocasio-Cortez also has perfectly lovely white skin, much like Mr. Crowley and even Sen. Elizabeth Warren, despite her ever-changing genealogy.  Yet only Mr. Crowley receives the media's "white skin" charge.  Actually, I am not certain Miss Ocasio-Cortez is really 29 years old.  I have reviewed her public utterances since she entered public life some 12 months ago and she sounds more like a 14-year-old.  Yet somewhere along the way she acquired a taste for economics, which in her flighty mind she confuses with expropriation of the wealth of those she considers "rich."

Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Illegal Immigrants 'More American' Than Trump Supporters.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to President Donald Trump's Oval Office address Tuesday evening, claiming illegal immigrants "act more American" than proponents of strong border security.  In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Ocasio-Cortez accused President Trump of holding the paychecks of furloughed government workers "hostage" to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a proposal the self-avowed Democrat-socialist described as a "campaign fantasy."  "In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight.  Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "And not only that but the women and children on that border that are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be."

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Unfortunately, the poorly-educated masses, fresh out of public schools, are susceptible to tear-jerking rhetoric of this sort, and the Socialists know it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flaunts her ignorance.  [Scroll down]  I don't know what's more pathetic:  the fact that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is unable to differentiate between a constitutional monarchy and a constitutional republic or the fact that Anderson Cooper may not know, either. [...] While Ms. Cortez may not recall the boring details of Tsar Nicholas II and his family's savage demise by the socialists, I have no doubt she will continue to indulge the media by flaunting more of her effervescing ignorance.

Our New 'Most Dangerous of Morons'.  You see, like Barack Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a most dangerous of morons:  the moron who doesn't know she's a moron.  And she's not afraid to prove it every day.  Like Barry, she is almost too easy to mock, as CRTV host Allie Stuckey did way back in July.  I'm looking forward to doing the same.

We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Not At All What We Had Expected.  I am seeing more and more articles popping up confirming that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the dumb girl from the Bronx she pretended to be on her way to getting elected.  The new Congresswoman for New York's 14th congressional district is now only loosely maintaining the ditzy ruse she and the DNC cooked up in order to attract more of the emerging, dumbbell, snowflake left. [...] She is NOT stupid, folks.  She is DECEPTIVE.  When she staged the hammy protest outside of Pelosi's office last November, I am certain she had cleared the whole matter with Nancy before it ever happened.  But the morons it was supposed to impress completely swallowed the bait.

Cream puff journalism:  CBS's 60 Minutes 'interviews' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In an example of journalism used to conceal, rather than expose, truth, CBS's 60 Minutes can stand up and take a bow for its mother of all puff pieces on New York's newly elected socialist congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Cream puff journalism at its finest.  [Indeed], it was a campaign ad.  Or call it a belated campaign contribution, because it was anything but hard-hitting.

Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Politifact, WaPo for Fact Checking: 'I Say True Things All the Time'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday [1/7/2019] blasted multiple fact-checking media sources for their coverage of her statements, saying, "I say true things all the time."  Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn into office last Thursday, is evidently not happy about the scrutiny she's received from fact-checkers.  In a Twitter thread, she targeted the Washington Post and Politifact, saying "false equivalency [and] bias creeps in" with their fact checks.

Socialist Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Accidentally Endorses Social Security Privatization, Minimum Wage Repeal, Corporate Tax Cuts.  Newly minted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she isn't modeling her brand of socialism on socialist basket cases like Venezuela, but on successes like Sweden, Norway and Finland.  Apparently, she hasn't bothered to look at just what sorts of economic policies those "socialist" countries have been pursuing lately.

She went there — Ocasio-Cortez calls Trump a racist on '60 Minutes'.  "The president certainly didn't invent racism," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "But he's certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things."  "Do you believe President Trump is a racist?" [Anderson] Cooper asked.  "Yeah.  Yeah.  No question," Ocasio-Cortez replied.  Cooper asked her to explain why.  "When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy," she answered.

The New Kakistocracy.  The Democrats didn't bring in any new blood from their previous team of leadership — the one which frittered away their previous majority.  You've still got Steny Hoyer as the majority leader and James Clyburn as the whip, neither of whom are particularly good spokesmen for what they'd like to present as a youthful, hip, and energetic political movement.  For that presentation, by the way, on offer is the freshman class — the most prominent names in which are Ilhan Omar, a Somali Muslim from Minneapolis who it appears might be married to her own brother and whose only contribution to the national debate so far seems to be a radical hatred of Israel, and the comically ignorant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose façade of street-kid tough upbringing is as poorly constructed as her understanding of civics and economics.

AOC: Shadow Speaker.  To get a sense of how powerful freshman Congressmember (her preferred title) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is, just look at her effect on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Specifically, look at the difference between Pelosi's inaugural speech in 2019 and her speech in 2007, when the California Democrat was elected the first female speaker in U.S. history.  Back then, Pelosi offered several tributes to American soldiers fighting in Iraq.  We must honor our military, veterans and first responders as "the heroes that they are," she graciously offered.  That sentiment was met with a rousing standing ovation from both sides of the aisle.  The question of climate change — then gaining attention as a key issue thanks to Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," released the year before — merited only one sentence.  But Pelosi's message on Thursday [1/3/2019] was almost directly and proportionately reversed.

Ocasio-Cortez says 'gotta run' when asked about shutdown pay.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still won't say whether she's giving up her salary during the partial government shutdown — a move she previously advocated for all lawmakers.  "I've gotta run!" Ocasio-Cortez told The Post when asked the question Thursday [1/3/2019] on Capitol Hill.  She then scampered down a crowded hallway to get in line for her mock swearing-in with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Ocasio-Cortez Accuses White House Of 'Starving Out' Puerto Rico.  Democratic New York Rep-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez amplified her criticism of President Trump's handling of Puerto Rico's recovery in a late-night tweet on Friday [12/28/2018].  "The White House is starving out the island of Puerto Rico by denying the disaster recovery funds it needs," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "First went the schools.  Now, women are going missing across the island.  If we let this to happen to some Americans, what prevents it from happening to others?  To all of us?"

Also posted under Emotional outbursts.

Ocasio-Cortez Must Have Missed Sunday School Because Even Her Account of Jesus' Birth Is False.  Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist darling from New York, never seems to take a break from political gaffes, even on Christmas.  Instead, she used the day to push the false notion that Jesus was a refugee.  It wasn't long before conservatives tore into her utterly false statements.  After all, Ocasio-Cortez decided to use the biggest holiday in the world to push her own political agenda.

Scripture Scholar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, SJW.  Following in the footsteps left by Elizabeth Warren's moccasins, this past Hanukah, while speaking to a Jewish group, Alexandria announced her Jewish ancestry.  Weeks later, for Christmas, AOC got in touch with her Catholic roots when she compared Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, asleep in a manger, to the hordes of unrestrained refugees illegally forcing their way across America's southern border. [...] Conveniently, Ocasio-Cortez left out the part [in the Biblical account] about Christ being born in Bethlehem after Joseph and Mary returned home to participate in a census. [...] When cherry-picking for someone, anyone to support her weak argument, Alexandria selected a renowned liberal left-wing priest whose article compared Jesus's family fleeing to Egypt to avoid Herod's edict to slaughter male babies with refugee children escaping Central America in the arms of felonious parents.

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Godless baby-killing Democrats have no use for Christianity or Christmas except as an emotional tool to promote socialism.

Ocasio-Cortez completely schooled when she lists better ways to spend $5.7 billion than on border wall.  Schooling Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may never get old.  The New York Democratic socialist who regularly entertains with her embarrassing political gaffes just sparked another round of social media face-palms.  Ocasio-Cortez questioned how Republicans planned to pay for President Trump's proposed border wall after passing a spending bill allocating $5.7 billion for it.  The freshman lawmaker suggested other options for spending the money, such as increasing pay for teachers, subsidies for college tuition and "green jobs."

The Editor says...
Democrats can always suggest ways to spend money.  Ways to avoid spending money (or cut back on waste) never come to mind.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Uses Obamacare Con to Lead Millennials Astray.  It can be painful to watch the government, media, and left lead America's young people, most especially millennials, astray.  On top of being brainwashed into humorless censors and joyless puritans, the debt they are pressured to take on is beyond belief.  To begin with, there is college tuition.  I graduated high school in 1984 (barely), and even during those saner times, when tuition was much more reasonable, I had no desire to go to college, primarily due to the cost.  The idea of enslaving myself to a monthly payment before I even had the chance to be young and free was intolerable.  Nowadays, though, tuition costs are not only insane, a number of degrees that once required four years of study, now require five.  Talk about a scam.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces 'self-care' break before congressional session even starts.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs a break.  The Bronx-bred democratic socialist heading into her freshman term in the House of Representatives announced Monday she's taking some time off to take care of herself before she officially starts her new job — and she's taking her supporters along for the ride.  "I'm taking a few days to take care of myself before what is sure to be an eventful term," the incoming New York congresswoman tweeted.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ramps up the teacher's-pet act.  Out of the blue, socialist congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, has started something with outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly, calling on him to apologize for the "he-said, she-said" scrap he had a while back with Florida Democratic congresswoman Frederica Wilson over the sensitivity of an official phone call to a slain serviceman's grieving family.  Talk about a baseless argument.  And talk about a useless fight she has nothing to gain from.  She's not going to get the apology she wants from Kelly, who is unlikely to have been lying, as Wilson claims, and what's more, she wouldn't benefit politically even if she did.  Just taking the side of the clownish posturer Wilson with her many sequined cowboy hats over the ramrod-straight Kelly, who lost a son in Afghanistan, makes Ocasio-Cortez look like a fool.

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drives conservatives crazy.  One can partly understand why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the hilariously ignorant young socialist recently elected to a House seat from the Bronx and Queens, has soared to the top of the Republicans' naughty list.  For one thing, the Democrats and their reliably obsequious media allies already have elevated her far above what one might expect for a safe-seat shoo-in from an abjectly Democratic district who has not yet served a single day in office:  They're already asking her about running for president, perhaps sharing a ticket with Robert Francis O'Rourke, the Texas Democrat formerly known as "Who?"  Politics in the age of the 120-second news cycle is an endless game of Whac-a-Mole, and Ocasio-Cortez is the one with her head currently above ground.

Curt Schilling ripped for his attack on Ocasio-Cortez's intelligence.  Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling took a swing at Bronx Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, slamming her intelligence after she complained that her ideas are being scrutinized because of her young age.  The 29-year-old Democratic Socialist responded this week to what she considered a double standard she has observed in press coverage of herself compared to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Boston Globe reported.  "Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion & scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud," she tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez Is a Pain in Pelosi's Agenda.  Nancy Pelosi should be happier than she seems.  The Democrats recently harvested enough votes to retake the House of Representatives, and she will again be elected Speaker of that body in January.  But a lot has changed since 2011, when she last held the gavel.  She isn't accustomed to being ambushed on live television by the President about border security, or having newly minted members of her own caucus demand the creation of select committees while encouraging activists to besiege her office.  Pelosi no doubt feels nostalgic about Barack Obama and Joe Crowley when musing about Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Jerry Brown Says Dems Are Becoming Too Extreme — Ocasio-Cortez Proves Him Right.  Things must be pretty bad in the Democratic Party if outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown thinks the party is out of touch with mainstream America.  But then again, look at what the party's new socialist darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is now successfully pushing.  In a radio interview this week, Brown said that the Democratic Party has gone "further out than I think the majority of people want."  Brown was talking mostly about his own state's Democrats, which now completely dominate the state government and might go off the deep end.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes full Fredo (and beyond).  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is upset that people don't appreciate her intelligence and depth.  It turns out that people notice when she says stupid things, such as nattering on about the "three chambers of government" or not understanding that Pentagon accounting errors don't yield a pot of money available for her pet scheme of "Medicare for All."  Preparing to become a solon in the House of Representatives is not at all like being a hot chick working her previous occupation of bartending, where pretty much anything she said was eagerly appreciated by her male customers.  Lots of generous tips, but few factual corrections in that environment for a slender, comely female with high cheekbones and a taste for fashionable clothing.

Disgrace:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Gold Star Father John Kelly as a Coward.  Woke 29-year-old Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday.  Why?  She wants him to apologize to Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson for supposedly "lying" about her to reporters.  [Tweet]  "Cowardice."  Quite a big word to use against a four-star Marine Corps general whose son was killed in Afghanistan.  Wilson's spat with Kelly came last year when she alleged President Trump disrespected a military family during a phone call.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, Should Be Able to Run for President, Argues This Group.  Wednesday's lengthy piece, "It's ridiculous that it's unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president," declared that everyone from immigrants to recent college grads should be eligible.  Vox co-founder and senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias wrote that "phenomenon" Ocasio-Cortez "is the biggest star in the Democratic Party," and therefore it is "completely ridiculous" that the Constitution makes anyone under the age of 35 ineligible to run for president of the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez Claims Jewish Ancestry During Hanukkah Event.  Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed for the first time publicly on Sunday that she has Jewish ancestry while speaking during a Hanukkah event in her home borough of Queens. [...] "[My family has] been doing a lot of family trees in the last couple of years," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "And one of the things a lot of people don't know about Puerto Rico, and something we discovered ourselves, is that a long time ago, many generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry: 'I knew it!'.  Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed she has Jewish ancestry during a Hanukkah candle-lighting event Sunday in New York.  The newly elected Democrat told a Queens audience at an event organized by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice that she recently traced her ancestry back to 15th-century Sephardic Jews.  "I knew it!  I sensed it!" Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said, pointing out an audience member who reacted to her news, NBC reported.

Elizabeth Warren II: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [is] Now Claiming Jewish Ancestry.  Also a political movement that goes nuts over white kids wearing sombreros is really casual about lefties falsely claiming to be Indian and Jewish.  Cortez is the daughter of an architect from Westchester who claimed to be the girl from the Bronx.  She had plenty of cash, but claimed to be unable to afford a D.C. apartment.  And she wants to run for president, but knows less about civics than most first graders.  So why not?  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is anti-Israel, but is claiming Jewish ancestry at an event by a radical leftist hate group that has defended anti-Semites.

Why Ocasio-Cortez Must Be Engaged, Critiqued, And Winsomely Trolled.  A socialist who hasn't even taken power yet — already threatening to use to said power to leverage revenge against someone for saying something she can't laugh off — and willing to threaten the viability of the first amendment in the process. [...] I've never witnessed an incoming freshman in the House that has ever had as much force behind them.  In spite of a readily evident vapid knowledge of basics, she is a fast adapter, and an emotional and effective communicator and social media consumer.  For all of those reasons we must engage, confront with truth and winsomely dispense with her most emotionally charged but intellectually dishonest ideas.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Eliminate' Electoral College, It 'Undermines' Democracy.  Now that the Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, some Democrats are turning their fire on the idea that each state should be equally represented in the upper chamber of Congress.  "The idea that North Dakota and New York get the same representation in the Senate has to change," NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian tweeted.  Others, like GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe, took issue with the Electoral College, which allowed Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump to place four justices on the Court, even though Bush and Trump lost the popular vote in 2000 and 2016, respectively.  One politician who endorsed Ioffe's argument is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist running to represent New York's 14th Congressional District.

Ocasio-Cortez Violates House Ethics Rules, Threatens Trump Jr.  For Trolling Her On Twitter.  Last night [12/6/2018], Donald Trump Jr. sparked a bit of a feud with incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).  He posted a meme to his Instagram account that directly poked fun at Ocasio-Cortez and her self-proclaimed socialist affiliations, along with the caption "It's funny cuz it's true!!!": [...] Ocasio-Cortez escalated by seemingly threatening to subpoena Trump Jr. once she takes office in a month.  Not only is this horrifically immature, it's also a violation of the House Ethics Manual.

Ocasio-Cortez already threatening to abuse her office before even being sworn-in.  Once again, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is demonstrating her shaky understanding of the job she was elected to do in what she called one of the "three chambers of government."  Yesterday [12/7/2018], she was obviously ticked off when Donald Trump, Jr sent out a meme on Instagram mocking her love for socialism, even in the face of the specter of the actual consequences of socialism on view in Venezuela, where people are starving and eating anything they can get their hands on, including zoo animals and even beloved household pets.

Criminal Act:  Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme.  It appears [Alexandrea] Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets.  You can't use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria!

Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip.  Newly minted Dem congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once more validated Mark Twain's quip, "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."  Numerous reports have accompanied O-C's tweet whereby she will pay her interns $15 an hour. [...] Unless she will pay interns out of her own pocket, her virtue-mongering would easily fit within a congressional budget allotted to each member of Congress [which is] approximately $1.3 mil, while sacrificing nothing.

O-Cortez Says Administration Is Criminal for Enforcing Borders.  Alexandria Ocommie-Cortez condemned the Trump administration on Monday for its immigration policies, tweeting that this "Admin has been criminal from the start."

Ocasio-Cortez Is Embarrassingly Wrong About 'Death Panels'.  Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will represent New York in Congress in January, has once again proven she's more interested in misleading Americans about single-payer health care than having an honest debate that's based on the facts.

Ocasio-Cortez didn't get memo Congress exempted itself from Obamacare.  It accidentally blows up in her face.  Socialist congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez managed this weekend to accidentally prove why the socialist-styled healthcare she seeks would never in a million years actually work.  She unwittingly accomplished this feat by tweeting out complaints about America's current healthcare debacle, which as a reminder exists because of the former President Barack Hussein Obama's socialist-light healthcare policy, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.  "In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan," she tweeted Saturday evening.  "As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I'd pay as a member of Congress."

Ocasio-Cortez: We Could Pay For Two-Thirds Of Medicare For All With That $21 Trillion We Spent On The Pentagon.  Even some lefties on Twitter are giving her the side-eye for this.  Imagine how wrong you'd have to be on the numbers for defense spending for liberals to say, "You're exaggerating the problem."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  Impeach Trump now.  Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Democrats, who take power in the House next month, should not wait to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump because "we have far surpassed" the "standard" that the Republican Party used to impeach former President Bill Clinton.  Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., during comments to reporters Friday [11/30/2018] on Capitol Hill, was asked if seeking impeachment is premature.  "Not to me," she replied.  Democratic leaders during the 2018 campaign sought to play down the prospect that they would try to remove the president from office.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likens her election win to America's historic moon landing.  Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sees her recent election victory as a watershed moment in world history akin to landing on the moon.  The New York Democrat told reporters on Friday that once again the U.S. is "at the brink, at the cusp of an abyss" that requires citizens of a special kind of mettle.  She says that such an elite group exists — and that she and other newly elected Democrats are in it.

Are you sure she's just pretending to be ignorant?  I think it's genuine.
Ocasio-Cortez Says She Feels Like An 'American Revolutionary,' Gets Mocked.  Far-left Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said online Wednesday night that she felt like an "American revolutionary" — and was promptly mocked by conservatives. [...] The representative-elect's attempt to identify herself with the American revolutionaries was too much for some of her critics, who responded online in hilarious fashion.  "Wait until you hear about their perspective on limited government and individual rights!" tweeted Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.  Others made similar remarks, noting that the Founding Fathers "advocated against *almost* everything she stands for."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promotes Death And Destruction Due To Climate Change With, Of Course, Bad Information.  The Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming along nicely in her embrace of the Democrats' more radical agendas as she is now heralding the coming death and destruction brought about by climate change with a Gore-like gusto.  "People are going to die if we don't start addressing climate change ASAP," Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted out.

The Editor says...
"People are going to die" means nobody has died yet.  An average temperature change of one degree per century is imperceptible and won't hurt anyone.

In order to portray Trump as Hitler, there has to be a Holocaust in the news somewhere.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Migrant Caravan To Jews Fleeing Holocaust.  New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday [11/25/2018] compared members of the migrant caravan attempting to enter the United States to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.

Ocasio-Cortez, Graham feud over Holocaust refugee comparison.  Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is set to represent New York's 14th congressional district in the US House of Representatives next January, doubled down on her comparison between Jewish Holocaust refugees fleeing genocide in Europe to illegal immigrants making their way towards the US in the so-called "migrant caravan".  Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 is set to become Congress's youngest female lawmaker ever, sparked controversy on Monday when she compared illegal immigrants from Central America who attempted to cross into the United States over the weekend in what has been dubbed the "migrant caravan" with Jews attempting to escape Nazi Germany.

Senator Lindsey Graham Calls Out Anti-Semitic Democrat Congresswoman For Her Inane Holocaust Statement.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's is dangerously dumb and today [11/26/2018] Senator Lindsey Graham rightfully called out another of her stunningly stupid comments.  This one came in the form of a pro-invasion stance in which Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez likened the would-be illegals crashing the gates of the U.S. southern border to Jewish Holocaust victims and families fleeing Rwandan genocide in the 1990's.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  From Renegade Star to Party Tool.  Fresh off their victory in the United States House of Representatives, the new batch of young, social democrats are goose-stepping their way up to Capitol Hill already.  The most prominent among these young socialist guns is New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She recently made waves when she bashed Amazon's decision to split their second headquarters in two, placing one in her congressional district in New York City (the other will be placed in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.). [...] Unfortunately for her, the tech sector (and, specifically Jeff Bezos' Amazon) overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party.  What Cortez did was to effectively bite the hand that feeds her (and her party). This is a strange occurrence, since Cortez (and those other young democratic socialists who won in 2018) is seen as the face of the future Democratic Party.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won't Be the One to Finally Make Socialism Work.  I receive near-daily emails from The Nation, the hard-left publication that never acknowledged a communist atrocity nor has recognized any socialist failure.  From what I can tell, the editors are downright giddy, as they see socialism in the USA on the rise, with the bookends of the elderly Bernie Sanders on one side and the camera-friendly Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the other, both ably promoting socialism to a new generation of people ready to overthrow the alleged chains of capitalism.  My many writings on Bernie Sanders do not need anything new to add.  If his past association with groups supporting the murderous and violent Leon Trotsky and Che Guevera do not discredit him with the modern media, then nothing will, and no further expose of his utterly-flawed worldview will change any minds or educate an adoring media that refuses to recognize the evils of totalitarianism.

House Democrats Don't Know What to Make of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She came into Washington like a wrecking ball.  Just on Saturday [11/17/2018], Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she will be working with progressive activists to bring primary challenges against some of the more conservative Democrats in Congress, her own soon-to-be colleagues.  This was after she joined a protest in the office of Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and after she'd spent a week doggedly documenting congressional orientation on Instagram for her followers and clapping back at her many critics on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez: These Democrats Opposing Pelosi As Speaker Don't Seem Very Progressive.  It's true, as she says, that the 16 Dems who signed the letter yesterday [11/19/2018] opposing Pelosi's Speakership aren't from the caucus's left wing.  It's not true that no one's attacking Pelosi from the left, though.

Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Republicans Criticizing Her Over Latest Mistake.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at Republicans for criticizing her latest misstep, saying they need to stop "drooling" over every word that comes out of her mouth.  "Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd, they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don't believe people deserve a right to healthcare," she said in response to a Republican state lawmaker wondering if the Democratic Socialist could explain a "chamber of government."

Nor does she care.
Ocasio-Cortez Has No Idea What The 3 Branches Of Government Are.  Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed this weekend that she has no idea what the three branches of the U.S. government are during a conference call with prospective far-left political candidates.  "If we work [hard] to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government:  the presidency, the Senate, and the House," Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday [11/17/2018] while on a call with Justice Democrats.

World Socialists Go On Attack Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  See, it is not only libertarians who split into factions, some being more hardcore than others.  The World Socialist Web Site published by the International Committee of the Fourth International has just published a fierce attack on Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. [...] The hardcore WSWS has a point.  Ocasio-Cortez is a sellout commie.  She will do whatever it takes to get attention and there is no way she is going to be radical on tough issues.  This babe will pay attention to which way the wind is blowing and only take "extreme" lefty positions when it will gain her positive support from the establishment lefty media.

Ocasio-Cortez plays victim after taking heat for flubbing the 3 branches of government — Twice.  For someone who has thrust herself on the national stage, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez sure has thin skin.  The proud democratic socialist and newly elected congresswoman from New York has a knack for making confusing statements, or "word slips," as she calls them, and is real quick to play the victim if anyone calls attention to them.  Her latest flub occurred on Saturday when Ocasio-Cortez called for taking back "all three chambers of Congress," before quickly correcting herself to say "all three chambers of government," naming the presidency along with the House and Senate.

Ocasio-Cortez Prepares For War - On Her Own Party.  She hasn't even drawn her first paycheck as a member of Congress yet and won't be casting any votes for a couple of months, but the political media is already flitting around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like moths surrounding a streetlight.  And she's responding to all the attention by setting a big agenda for herself.  Rather than worrying about expanding the Democratic majority in the House two years from now or taking back the Senate, however, the newly elected socialist from New York has a different target in mind.  She's heading up a new coalition aimed at removing more Democrats in the next round of primaries and replacing them with more "diverse" candidates.  You won't need three guesses to figure out what that means.

The Manchurian Counterfeit.  Encapsulating the point I am trying to make here (that we have generally raised impressionable morons for our citizenry) is the sad fact that only 40% of law grads managed to pass the California Bar exam this year.  No doubt, given the trend at hand they, and maybe other states, will dumb down future exams.  Or perhaps all the dumb grads will just be given law licenses for having participated in attending law school.

The Manchurian Counterfeit.  Don't let anyone tell you that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is another dumbbell added to the roster of liberal morons.  Because neither assessment is accurate.  Cortez and the people she is in league with are as dumb as the devil who runs that political party. [...] She and all that comes with her constitute an unprecedented level of danger to an America that is, as we watch, slipping into unconsciousness.  There is nothing sweet or innocent about her.  She should be handled like a pit viper.

Ocasio-Cortez gets in closed-door fight with veteran lawmaker over climate change.  A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman star Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members-elect over the creation of a special panel for the issue.  New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee — backed by a number of other committee members — slammed the creation of the new climate panel, according to multiple sources in the room.  Pallone argued that his committee and other existing panels within the House could take on the issue aggressively.

It's the Ocasio-Cortez party now — Nancy Pelosi is just leading it.  Socialist know-nothing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat Party.  Nancy Pelosi is its past, but she's probably its present too despite threats to deny her another Speakership.  The Ocasio-Cortez contingent in the party has determined that Nancy Pelosi simply isn't radical enough.  That will be news to many on the American Right for whom she has served as a longtime bête noir and whose strident advocacy of San Francisco values provided fodder for countless Republican campaign ads and fundraising letters.  For Republicans she's a radical who favors amnesty, citizenship, and voting rights for illegal aliens, government funded abortion on demand, and impeaching the president.  But in the current Democrat Party she's a mushy moderate.  For her part, Ocasio-Cortez spent Tuesday, her first day in Washington, DC, protesting climate change in Pelosi's office.  And here I thought climate change was President Trump's fault.

Ocasio-Cortez turning into a nightmare for Congressional Dems.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is claiming that she is being discriminated against by House Democrats, implying racism.  It turns out that she not only brings lots of media attention, she also carries a truckload of attitude.

Ocasio-Cortez's rise reveals rampant economic illiteracy in US.  Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), made headlines when she revealed that she wouldn't be able to afford Washington, D.C. rent until her government salary kicks in.  The lack of affordable housing in Washington is no joke, but the predicament also speaks to the young lawmaker's financial literacy — or lack thereof.  The 29-year-old didn't think to consider something as basic as the relocation expenses of a new job opportunity.  If she doesn't know how much an apartment costs, how much confidence should taxpayers have in her ability to effectively deliver trillions of dollars in campaign promises?

Ocasio-Cortez claims she can't afford DC apartment, but records show she has at least $15,000 in savings.  Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that she's unable to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C., until she begins collecting her congressional salary, but records show she has more than enough to plunk down on an apartment in the U.S. capital.  The 29-year-old congresswoman-elect rose to fame after she defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's June primary and was elected to represent the state's 14th Congressional District last week.

Ocasio-Cortez flirts with run for presidency — while dancing, making mac-n-cheese on Instagram.  During an Instagram Live Q&A session on Friday night [11/9/2018], the 29-year-old socialist discussed her election victory on Tuesday and flirted with the idea of maybe running for president in the future.

Ocasio-Cortez rips Fox News for cracking 'jokes' about her finances:  It shows what they really think of working-class people.  Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into Fox News hosts on Friday for "gleefully" cracking jokes about her finances, saying that the hosts' comments revealed what their thoughts about working-class people.  Ocasio-Cortez revealed on Thursday [11/8/2018] that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can afford to rent an apartment in D.C.  A Fox News panel laughed on Friday [11/9/2018] as they discussed the incoming freshman lawmaker's finances.

Ocasio-Cortez whining about not having a salary for three months to pay rent on a DC apartment.  Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a habit of wanting things that she has no idea how to pay for.  Not merely government programs like single-payer nationalized healthcare (currently being re-branded as "Medicare for all"), but her personal expenditures.  With federal programs, she claims to be puzzled by questions over how to pay for them.  But with personal issues such as writing a check for rent, at least she realizes that the money has to come from somewhere.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Can't Figure Out How to Rent an Apartment on $174,000.  Socialists are very unfamiliar with the financial system.  [#1] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't working class.  She's an obnoxious hipster and the daughter of an architect who grew up in Westchester.  [#2] Intelligent adults prepare for stuff like this.  Cortez beat Crowley in June.  At that point she knew that she was going to D.C.  What was the plan then?  This woman claims to have all the answers to our economy, yet only began thinking about an apartment now?  This is socialism in a nutshell.  She's talking about this in public because she's looking for someone else to do it for her. [...] [#4] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a dimwit and a grifter.  It's a bad combination.  That's why she's announcing this now.

Ocasio-Cortez For House Speaker? 'I Don't Want to Bite Off More Than I Can Chew'.  Democrat socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was still celebrating her victory in New York's 14th Congressional District Tuesday night when she was asked her thoughts on becoming speaker in the Democratic-controlled House.  The 29-year-old laughed, and told Amy Goodman of the left-wing news program Democracy Now, "I mean, I don't want to bite off more than I can chew."  Goodman had asked Ocasio-Cortez her stance on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) returning as House speaker.

The Great Progressive Collapse.  Twenty-eight-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off an amazing feat.  No, not emerging victorious in her candidacy to represent New York's 14th District in Congress, an area that favors Democrats by almost 30 points.  Ocasio-Cortez's real accomplishment was how she managed to navigate several months of intense media scrutiny without ever formulating a coherent response to the many interviewers who asked her how she intends to bridge the financial gap between her hopes and dreams and their 13-figure price tags.  In this high-wire act, she had the help of some willing accomplices in the press.  How should the country pay for the estimated $32 trillion it would cost to nationalize the health-insurance industry, Ocasio-Cortez was recently asked?  "You just pay for it," she averred to credulous nods.

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Impeachment 'No-Brainer'.  If anyone is familiar with "no-brainers," it is New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  After all, she believes in socialism, a prime indicator of having no brain.  Ocasio-Cortez ramped up her anti-Trump rhetoric, calling for his impeachment before she is even elected to Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez on 'puzzling' question of how to fund Medicare for All: 'You just pay for it'.  Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y) offered some vague answers to questions about how the country would pay for Democratic Socialist initiatives like Medicare for All, again raising questions about whether there is any substance behind the ambitious talking points.  This is important because:  Candidates like Ocasio-Cortez are becoming increasingly common and popular, particularly among young voters who find their message appealing and inspiring.  But, at some point, someone is going to have to realistically explain how they plan to accomplish the things they're promising to voters.  What is her stance?  Ocasio-Cortez starts off with a broad appeal to a "basic level of human dignity:"  "In a modern, moral and wealthy society, no person should be too poor to live.  We should treat healthcare, housing, and education as rights," she said.

Here's the latest blindingly stupid thing commie Ocasio-Cortez said!  She's like a cartoonish caricature of commies, and she doesn't even know it.  It's amazing to me that anyone could listen to this absolute drivel and really think she is competent enough to hold office in this wonderful country.

O-Cortez Sends Out a Hate-Filled Email in the Spirit of 'Dialing It Down'.  A writer for Daily Wire tweeted the revolting email sent out by communist/socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  It was hate-filled and meant to instill fear.  Writer Kassy Dillon added she should be ashamed.  A world led by people like Cortez will be very dark indeed.

The Nazi Roots of Climate Change.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic candidate for Congress from New York's 14th Congressional District (the Bronx and Queens), recently compared dealing with those who deny climate change and oppose her party's measures to counter this "existential threat" to fighting the Nazis in WW II.  We owe Ms. Ocasio-Cortez a high degree of thanks for this important warning, but one awakening has to occur before we can take full advantage of its true value.  When it comes to "climate change" as well as other "environmentalist" issues, it is Ocasio-Cortez and her party who have more in common with Hitler's Third Reich than the Republicans and conservatives who oppose them and whom they smear as "Nazis" with remarks like hers. [...] The fact that modern Democrats share with the Nazis the claim that the only way to heal what ails this planet and perhaps even prevent the demise of all of humanity is to put them in power certainly has my alarms flashing.

The Ever More Delusional Left.  If Ocasio-Cortez wins a seat in the House, we can only pity her constituents.  She is very likely the most ignorant person ever to run for high office.  "Beto" O'Rourk, that Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic, is proud of his "F" rating from the NRA — in Texas!  That is only one strike against this man; there are many more.  Krysten Simena regularly insults her state and its residents.  She has called Arizona the "meth laboratory of democracy."  She believes "stay-at-home Moms are leeches."  That only Joe Manchin voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh is proof that all-but-one Democrat in the Senate no longer believe in due process or the doctrine of innocent until proven guilty.  Each of them embraces the politics of personal destruction writ large.

Ocasio-Cortez refuses to endorse Bernie Sanders 2020 run.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist congressional candidate who has spent weeks campaigning with fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Thursday refused to endorse his prospective candidacy in the 2020 presidential race.  Ocasio-Cortez, 29, worked as an organizer for Sanders' failed presidential campaign in 2016 before winning in a surprise upset over longtime establishment Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the state's 14th Congressional District primary in May.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  Nazis And Global Warming Are Like The Same Thing DUH!  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just the most fascinating person to follow in the area of politics.  She won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district defeating the incumbent Congressman, Democrat Chair Joe Crowley and she has been a tour de force nationally ever since.  Why?  Because she says interesting things.  Also really stupid things.  The apple of the eye of the American socialist movement said last night that we need to go after global warming like we did the Nazis in Germany.  Yup.  If there is something that fascists & socialists know is making comparisons to political systems they agree with.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Her Plan to Overthrow the Supreme Court.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has shown her disdain for American institutions, based on a false understanding of history.  If she had power, she would destroy America's federal system by abolishing the Electoral College and packing the Supreme Court.  Yet more and more liberals are blaming the system for their political losses, suggesting that the Senate — never intended to be democratic — isn't democratic enough!

Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop.  Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening [10/11/2018] with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college — along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely.  Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels.  She's called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a "Green New Deal" plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  We must 'eliminate the Electoral College'.  New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is calling for the abolition of the Electoral College, which she referred to as a "shadow of slavery's power."  "It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery's power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic," the 28-year-old tweeted Saturday [10/6/2018].

Far-Left Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Calls To Abolish Electoral College.  Far-left Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ramping-up attacks against the constitution.  The Democrat hopeful took to Twitter over the weekend to slam the electoral college as a "shadow of slavery's power."

Ocasio-Cortez and Reality.  [Scroll down]  The young New York City native is a graduate of Boston University, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in economics and international relations.  She is proof of the claim that leftist professors teach Marxism, not classical economics, when they indoctrinate the eager young people before them.  Hardly any of the collegians studying economics today are taught sound economic fundamentals.  So Boston University is far from alone in laundering the brains and common sense of young people, all of whom at these institutions are led to believe that the rosy promises of government control never materialize.  In a televised interview shortly after her primary victory, veteran CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked the democratic socialist how she would finance her calls for universal healthcare, housing as a federal right, job guarantees, tuition-free public college, cancellation of student college debt, and more.  He told her that the left-leaning Tax Policy Center estimated her goals would cost upwards of $40 trillion over 10 years.  The somewhat befuddled Ocasio-Cortez commented fuzzily that covering their costs could be achieved by increasing taxes on both the wealthy and the corporate world.

Ocasio-Cortez is asked for her 'plan' for Congress — her answer is a word salad mess.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on MSNBC in the wake of the stunning news about Brett Kavanaugh heading towards confirmation, and gave a jumbled bizarre word salad of an answer for an important question.  [Video clip]

Ocasio-Cortez Describes Herself As 'Therapist' For Her District Because Of 'Re-Traumatizing' Trump Policies.  New York Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday characterized herself as "something of a social worker or even a therapist" to people in her district to whom President Trump's policies have been "re-traumatizing."  [Video clip]

Ocasio-Cortez: We Can't Compromise With 'Insane People' on the Right 'Holding the Country Hostage'.  Asked by Vanity Fair how she intended to balance her desire for rapid, progressive change with the need in Washington to make deals, Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats too often compromise even before getting to the table.  "When you're dealing with these insane people holding the country hostage on the right, you can't go in with your end point.  You have to go in with a strong position," she said.  "If they're trying to end Planned Parenthood, I don't think we go in with, 'No, let's keep Planned Parenthood.'  I think we go in with, 'Let's expand women's rights to health care and have it guaranteed in every state.'  I think we can compromise on our tactics and how we get there, but we can't compromise where we're going."

Ocasio-Cortez already plotting run for president?  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't even been elected to Congress yet, but she's apparently already moved onto running for president.  While speaking to folks in what appears to be a basement, the socialist darling is already thinking about being "inaugurated," an event reserved for a commander-in-chief.

Ocasio-Cortez Hints Fox News Should Be Punished For Reporting On Her.  Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hinted on Wednesday that Fox News should be punished for the network's reporting on her, claiming that they are "obsessed."  Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came after Fox News published an article based on a Tuesday report from The Daily Wire that showed the 28-year-old suggesting that she would be "inaugurated" into office if she won her congressional race in November and that she looked forward to signing bills into law.

Ocasio-Cortez Proves She Has No Idea What Congress Does.  Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed her extreme lack of knowledge about the basic roles of the three branches of the federal government during a speech on Monday, suggesting that after she is "inaugurated" into office that she will begin signing bills into law.  "After being spurned over, and over, and over again, short-changed on healthcare, short-changed on criminal justice, short-changed on education, there's a lot of folks who don't want to believe anymore," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "And that's why what we have accomplished is such an immense responsibility.  It is a responsibility."  "It doesn't mean you get everything tomorrow," Ocasio-Cortez rambled.  "As much as I would love that.  I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and on] January 4th we're signing healthcare, we're signing this..."  Ocasio-Cortez seemed to be completely unaware of the fact that members of Congress are sworn into office, not inaugurated like the President of the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez Can't Answer How She Will Pay for $40 Trillion in Government Programs.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was unable to answer on Sunday on how she will pay for her progressive agenda, which some think tanks have estimated would cost $40 trillion.  "Various new programs including Medicare for all, housing is a federal right, federal jobs guaranteed, tuition free public college, canceling all student loan debt.  According to nonpartisan and left leaning, tax policy center, the overall price tag is more than $40 trillion in the next decade," CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper said.  "You recently said in an interview increasing taxes on the very wealthy, [an] increased corporate tax rate, would make $2 trillion over the next 10 years.  Where is the other $38 trillion going to come from?"  Ocasio-Cortez responded by stating Medicare for all would end up saving the country money.

'Socialist' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wears $3,500 Outfit For Photo Shoot With Construction Workers.  Socialists want everybody to get everything — as long as they get theirs first.  And socialists looooove money.  Take Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who touts himself as a socialist.  He's got three houses, including a shorefront house on Lake Champlain.  Same goes for the hot new socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She's everywhere now as she runs for a New York seat in the U.S. House.  And with that comes money — and bling.  In a photo shoot for Interview magazine, Ocasio-Cortez was pictured wearing a $3,500 outfit as she posed with construction workers.  She was decked out in a Gabriela Hearst blazer ($1,990), Gabriela Hearst pants ($890), and some Monolo Blahnik shoes ($625).

Gues [sic] How Much Socialist Ocasio-Cortez' Outfit Cost — $49? $180? $3,500?  If NYT weren't so busy reporting misleading stories about Nikki Haley's curtains, maybe they would pick up on the hypocrisy of the budding Democrat Socialist Superstar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The New York Times, with their usual smug satisfaction, thought they'd scored with a 'gotcha' story implicating our take-no-prisoners Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.

The "New" Left:  The Democratic Socialists of America.  A radical leftist upstart's unexpected trouncing of a key member of the House Democratic leadership in a primary is sending shockwaves through the Democratic Party establishment.  I refer to Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member and first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, at the time a 28-year-old of Puerto Rican ancestry, who crushed longtime U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, a 56-year-old Irish-American Catholic, in the June 26 primary election for the 14th congressional district in New York, covering parts of the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.  Crowley chairs the House Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest leadership position among House Democrats, and he was a leading contender to become House Speaker, if Democrats regained control of that chamber.  Ocasio-Cortez's victory made her an instant star in leftist circles.  Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez promptly hailed her as "the future of our party."

Ocasio-Cortez: ICE 'sexually assaults women with impunity'.  Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement because it's full of rapists and child abusers.  Or something.  Ocasio-Cortez, who won an upset primary against Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, took offense to a post on Twitter by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich this week and attempted to set the record straight.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recruits children to help 'kick out' Trump.  In Chicago, Democrats recruit the dead to vote.  In New York, they recruit children for their agenda.  While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was campaigning in Queens today [9/1/2018], she attempted to sway a group of kids to her cause.  [Video clip]

These are the real scandals plaguing our country.  Political suicide is the path other Dems are taking, as shown by their embrace of any shiny new thing, including socialism.  The leftward lurch got a jolt last June, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former bartender, defeated incumbent Joe Crowley in a primary for a House seat in Queens.  In a flash, Ocasio-Cortez was the darling of the party, and some insiders declared she was its future.  The movement toward things that not even Bernie Sanders endorsed surged when she called for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement police, known as ICE.  Briefly, the idea felt unstoppable until cooler heads realized that [#1] abolishing the agency would lead to border chaos and [#2] border chaos would lead to a GOP rout in the midterms.  Besides, Ocasio-Cortez turned out to know next to nothing about many things.  Her claim that unemployment was low "because everyone has two jobs" was a gift to comedians and Republicans.

The Dems' big problem.  My neighbors know they are being coaxed, prodded, and pushed to vote into office the new breed of progressive, socialist Democrats.  They know deep inside that the likes of the know-nothing new Dem members of Congress, the kid from Queens, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Muslim radical Ashida Tlaib from Michigan, would spell financial disaster for them, but they have the required (D) after their names, and that's all they're supposed to consider.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Praised John McCain.  Then Things Got Really Weird.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did a very nice thing Saturday, tweeting out a heartfelt tribute to the late Senator John McCain, whom she called "an unparalleled example of human decency and American service."  Being (mostly) a political amateur in a severely partisan social media landscape, Ocasio-Cortez probably should have known that praise for a member of the opposing party wouldn't be received by her progressive colleagues as a collegial olive branch extended in the spirit of McCain's "Maverick" reputation, but rather as an open invitation to question her progressive bona fides.  Things got heated, as leftists roasted Ocasio-Cortez from straying from the party line and daring to suggest anyone right of Karl Marx might have had some good ideas.

Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Spends Nearly $4,000 on Uber After Blaming Company's Success for Taxi Driver Suicides.  New York congressional candidate and Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly castigated ride-sharing giant Uber and blamed its "unregulated expansion" after a yellow cab driver commited suicide, but her campaign has taken nearly $4,000 worth of Uber rides between April and late June.  Ocasio-Cortez, who became a household name after defeating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) back in June, has criticized Uber several times on Twitter as recently as March, in a post flagged by Fox News.  "NYC's fourth driver suicide.  Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber.  What was a living wage job now pays under minimum," she tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes Uber Despite Campaign Spending Over $4K On Rides.  New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being criticized for her contradicting stance on the state's ride-sharing cap.  The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist slammed Uber, saying the company led Yellow Cab drivers to suicide.  Additionally, she said the company exploits its drivers by not paying them enough.

She hasn't even been elected yet (to anything) and Salon is already going there.  Salon wants to know if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the next Barack Obama.

How Far Left Can Democrats Go?  Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a media star and "future of the Democratic Party" for her Far-Left platform, her amazingly ill-informed (if not just plain dumb) comments during interviews and the near-zero batting average of her endorsed candidates.  The old guard of the Democratic Party's national leadership has studiously avoided being too closely associated with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez — former President Barack Obama pointedly failed to include her in his first list of endorsees — and Democrat-oriented pundits have tended to dismiss her radicalism as a phenomenon of New York City's leftwing politics.  But as our friend John Gizzi documented in a recent column for NewsMax, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hardly the only radical Far-Left Democrat on the ballot this November, nor is she in many respects the most radical.

Ocasio-Cortez Mourns Restaurant Driven Out Of Business By Minimum Wage Law She Backs.  This week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "swung by" to say goodbye to a restaurant where she used to work.  What she didn't say is that it is closing because the owners can't afford New York City's soon-to-be $15 minimum wage — the very job-killing policy Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrats want to impose nationwide.

Don't blame Ocasio-Cortez — blame her schooling.  The Left's new IT Girl, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez can't seem to get it straight on anything.  We should not be amazed that this newly hatched Socialist Democrat is so clueless about the economy and international relations:  namely, at the moment, the Palestinian-Arab/Israeli conflict.  On the economy, she's prepared to give everything away for free — healthcare and education gratis for all, with no mention from where the money is coming.  On the Middle East, she's prepared to hand over territory that was Jewish since time immemorial.  In her lopsided view, the land belongs to the "Palestinians."  That's her story and she is sticking to it — though not fully.  On PBS'S "Firing Line," she admitted that she is "not the expert" on the topic.  On what topic is she the expert?  Nothing much, apparently, yet she will be sitting pretty in the next Congress after her surprising defeat over a veteran incumbent.

Media Barred From Townhall Held By ... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Update:  Attendees Needed To Feel "Safe".  Historically, when have socialists ever been enemies of press freedom?  Get excited for "Reliable Sources" this weekend on CNN, when stalwart media defender Brian Stelter will respond to this troubling precedent from a left-wing Democrat by ignoring it.

Ocasio-Cortez is now banning the media from her public town halls!  Does Ocasio-Cortez now agree with Trump that the Fake News Media is the enemy of the people?  Or is she just tired of being mocked for her dumb statements?

Incompetent from day one:
If Ocasio-Cortez is going to run from debate, then she isn't really running [for office].  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist congressional candidate from New York City, missed an opportunity when she recently refused conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro's invitation to debate.  By turning down Shapiro's offer to donate $10,000 to her campaign if she would agree to a one-hour televised debate on the issues and her socialist ideas, Ocasio-Cortez gave up a significant amount of money.  But more importantly, she showed she is afraid to defend her radical leftist ideas in a debate.  Since the House of Representatives is in the business of debating legislation whenever it is in session, it seems curious that a candidate who is afraid to debate wants to become a member.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Gift to Conservatives.  The 28-year-old bartender-turned Democrat is turning out to be an endless fountain of hilariously bad political moments and brilliantly incorrect one-liners.  Since she made her debut on the political scene late June, she has had one blunder after another, demonstrating that she is consistently able to speak authoritatively on anything other than bumper-sticker-slogan paraphrases of "democratic socialism" (don't ask her to define democratic socialism, though).

Ocasio-Cortez Proves Once Again That She is NOT Ready for the Spotlight.  The election of 2016 may have been just the first of many signs of a dying regime.  Not only was the DNC in utter financial peril, but they then allowed themselves to be co-opted by Hillary Clinton's coffers in exchange for a clear shot at the nomination.  It was collusion at its finest, but, given that The Clintons were involved, not a great many folks were surprised.  Now it looks as though the left is ready to hang their hopes on a democratic socialist named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who, at 28 years young, has shown her age for more often than her acumen.

Will the media ever call out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ignorance?  I know it's racist to call LeBron James dumb, but what about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?  The New York Democratic congressional candidate got at least some real questions during an interview this week on CNN.  If weren't for Ocasio-Cortez being an attractive minority, the rest of the media would be calling her the next Sarah Palin.  Democrats, if they're ethnic and look good on TV, typically get one question from the press:  "Are you running for president?"

Another candidate endorsed by socialist darling loses badly.  Is an endorsement smooch from the socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually a kiss of electoral death?  For Hawaii congressional candidate Kaniela Ing, the answer was yes, as he became the fourth high-profile endorsee of Cortez to go down in flames in a primary this week, based on returns.

Is Ocasio-Cortez Afraid of Candace Owens?  Everyone's favorite Democratic socialite continues to entertain, and not merely because of her unique views about how the world works beyond Westchester, NY.  She has kept us in stitches with her claim that Medicare-for-All will save the nation zillions in funeral expenses, her weird belief that questions about the costs of M4A are merely GOP talking points, and her unique theory about the SCOTUS ruling in NFIB v.  Sebelius.  Now she has us slapping our thighs with comical excuses for refusing to participate in a debate about the virtues of socialism versus those of capitalism with black conservative Candace Owens.

The Ocasio-Cortez Fizzle : It's Not a Beverage.  On June 26, 2018, [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez garnered 15,897 votes to Joe Crowley's 11,761, defeating the 10-term incumbent by almost 15 percentage points.  A surprising loss sending Crowley home weeping in disbelief. However, considering there are over 300,000 registered voters, 4.4% of the populous isn't a huge bragging point for Cortez.  And one should consider that in a district where Hispanics outnumber whites over 2.5 times, a young socialist leaning girl with a "everything for free" message could draw more attention than a older white guy even though he outspent her 19 times.

Lou Dobbs Crushes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Dreams In Brutal Rant.  Democrats are cheering on their latest idol, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She gained popularity by saying she will give everyone a lot of free things.  When Ocasio-Cortez was asked how she would pay for all these things, she claimed that since Medicaid will save everyone's lives, there will be no more funeral expenses.  Fox News anchor Lou Dobbs commented on this bizarre politician.  He was spot on.  "Ocasio-Cortez is suddenly anointed the face of the Democratic Party.  I have to say, it is a motion that I would hardly second and endorse fully because she knows nothing about economics," said Dobbs.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Airhead.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, girl socialist, may know what the Gini coefficient is, but she doesn't know much else.  The Washington Post fact checked a series of recent claims by Ocasio-Cortez and found all of them to be false.

New Dem Rock Star O-Cortez Struggles to Describe Pelosi's Role.  Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Primary for the congressional seat in NY14 — the Bronx — because so few showed up to vote and her opponent didn't bother to campaign.  She grew up in one of the more elite suburbs of New York but she thought she was a Capitalist then.  Her endless gaffes promise to hurt her as the "future of the Democrat Party", a label she was given by the DNC Chair Tom Perez.  In another failed TV interview, she rambled nearly incoherently as she attempted to describe Pelosi's position in the party during an interview with Cuomo Prime Time on Wednesday.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  Socialized Medicine Will Save Money On People's Funerals.  It's amazing how the media is holding this woman up as the person who is going to somehow save the Democratic party.  She says such outrageous things that the media would never let slide for anyone else.  Her recent comment about socialized medicine and funerals was downright creepy.

Ocasio-Cortez dismisses Shapiro's debate offer.  Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday [8/9/2018] dismissed an offer from conservative commentator Ben Shapiro challenging her to a debate, saying she doesn't "owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions."

No Borders, No Nation.  [Scroll down]  OK, you say, but Ocasio-Cortez and her cheering section are a tiny, noisy coterie of hard-left overwrought subordinates who have hijacked a small part of the Democratic Party; they don't represent the majority of registered Democrats.  Au contraire!  The party's leadership says otherwise.  Following her surprise victory, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez joined the hosanna choir proclaiming Ocasio-Cortez to be "the future of the Democrat party."  (Emphasis added.)  Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who is the deputy chair of the DNC and formerly served as chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is also on board the bandwagon.  Ellison, a Marxist Muslim and one of the most radical members of Congress, says that not allowing foreign people to enter the United States at will is "an injustice."  At a May Day parade in Minneapolis this year, he wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, "Yo no creo en fronteras," which translates from Spanish into "I don't believe in borders."

Ocasio-Cortez Thinks Menendez Is From Florida, Knocks Him and Manchin For Not Being 'Working-Class Champion'.  Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday knocked a couple key members of her own party, Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Bob Menendez (N.J.), saying they don't represent the "working-class champion."  She also wrongly identified Menendez as being from Florida before being corrected by her interviewer.  The self-described democratic socialist took aim at Manchin and Menendez during an appearance on the podcast "Pod Save America," which is hosted by former Obama administration staff members.

Oops: Socialist 'Star' Ocasio-Cortez Thinks NJ Sen. Menendez Is From FloridaThis is the new voice of the Democrat Party.

Socialist star Ocasio-Cortez strikes out:  All endorsed candidates lose Tuesday primaries.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf.  The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and is now attempting to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries.

New York Socialist Cortez: 'The Whole Country Is Further Left Than Congress'.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks the rest of the country is as far left as she is.  During a recent interview, she claimed that the American people side with her, not the representatives they elected.

Ocasio-Cortez Says Upper Middle Class 'Does Not Exist Anymore' In America.  New York congressional candidate and socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not believe there is an "upper middle class" in American any longer, a point even liberal news networks contest.  Ocasio-Cortez has made some fairly eyebrow raising statements on the economy in America during her meteoric rise to stardom in the Democratic party.  Ocasio-Cortez has claimed that unemployment is low because people are working "two jobs" and that people are working "70 or 80 hours a week."  These claims have been rated "pants on fire" by fact checkers.

Teaching Good Little Girls to Hate and to Fear.  [J[ust when we deplorables had finished digesting the incomparable Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along comes another tasty dish:  the New York Times' pet racist and sexist, Sarah Jeong.  AOC's claim to fame is a B.A. at Boston University, which explains everything.  So I wondered about Korean-born Sarah Jeong.  Sure enough, says La Wik:  ["]She attended the University of California Berkeley and Harvard Law School, where she was editor of Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.["]  [Expletive deleted]  Of course, Jeong is an anti-white racist and an anti-male sexist, for that is what she was carefully taught by her lefty teachers and administrators.

Sorry, Democratic Socialists — you're still pushing poison.  The second-most famous Democratic Socialist in America right now, after kingmaker Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, is New York City congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The newcomer does her best to explain the snake oil:  It's "the basic belief" that "in a moral and wealthy America ... no person should be too poor to live in this country."  Note the word "wealthy."  How exactly does she think the US got that way?  It certainly wasn't because of socialistic transfers from wealth-producers to wealth-consumers.  In fact, whatever funds are shifted are available only because some Americans are motivated to produce wealth in the first place.  Alas, all that escapes those pushing an economic system that has yet to work anywhere.

My Declaration of Incivility.  The media's latest crush, the Democrats new Obama — of course I am talking about Westchester socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just went on a foreign news service, Al Jazeera, to accuse America of "human rights abuses," even after it was Trump who put an end to the Obama policy of separating adults and children at the border.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Obama's Latest Political Ploy.  The MSM and social media are either in on it or just don't get it.  Barack Obama's supposed "snub" of the Big Apple's rising star, Bernie Sander boutonniere and strictly socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that is. [...] In fact leaving Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez off his list of endorsed candidates is straight out of Democratic Election Strategy 101.  Ocasio-Cortez was only trotted out as a congressional candidate in order to make it appear that the garden variety of crazed Dems are 'courageously' fighting off socialism.  What a joke when we know that the Dems embrace socialism rather than fight it.  When Obama and ex-vice president Joe Biden chowed down over lunch a few days ago, they probably giggled like a couple of school girls convinced they had succeeded in pulling off the Ocasio-Cortez con on the voting masses.

Obama's First Round of Endorsements Doesn't Include Ocasio-Cortez.  Former President Obama released his first round of midterm endorsements today, and the young Bronx native who defeated 10-term incumbent House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the June primary is not on list.  For the state of New York, Obama's list only includes two races:  Antonio Delgado, who is trying to unseat Rep. John Faso (R-N.Y.), and Anna Kaplan, who is challenging a GOP incumbent for a state senate seat that could determine which party is in control. [...] In all, Obama picked 81 candidates to endorse from across the country.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thrills San Francisco 'Progressives'.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old "democratic socialist" who defeated a 10-term Democratic incumbent in New York's June primary, made waves with her fellow progressives in San Francisco's Mission District Tuesday night as she described her plans to provide free Medicare and college for all.  The San Francisco Chronicle noted that Ocasio-Cortez had proposed those policies in her successful campaign in New York's 14th congressional district, where a Democratic Party primary victory virtually guarantees victory in the general election.

Far Left Street Cred:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attends Event With Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour.  Well, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent democratic socialists who beat top House Democrat Joe Crowley in a primary, is off to a great start in her career in public life, and as the new face of the Democratic Party.  She's brain-dead on economics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  On her socioeconomic agenda, well, she doesn't know how to pay for it.  She doesn't even know how much we spend on the military, [whereas] the military is one of the big-ticket items in our budget.  So, given that, you think she has a clue about the complex and ultimately ruinous tax structure that will need to be implemented to pay for her socialist goodie bag — all of which does not have a chance [of] passing Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez's primary win backed by Young Turks, George Soros.  Researcher Richard Weinstein joined Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere on Wednesday's show to discuss his stunning discovery of the deep pockets behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "grassroots" campaign.  Wondering how Ocasio-Cortez achieved her primary win in the 14th district of New York without really knowing any policy, Weinstein began a preliminary search for answers.  He quickly discovered that in 2017, Ocasio-Cortez's website belonged to a group called "Brand New Congress."

Socialist candidate Ocasio-Cortez once saw herself as Smithian capitalist, viewed feminism as 'relic'.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist congressional candidate from New York who touts honesty and authenticity as her greatest strengths, used to describe herself as a follower of Adam Smith, the so-called father of capitalism — and said that terms like "feminism" and "empowerment" were "relics from the past."  Since then, Ocasio-Cortez has come out as an unapologetic democratic socialist, wishing to see greater taxation and expansion and creation of wide-ranging social programs such as a single-payer health care system, free education, and housing as a right.  "I think my strength is I'm honest and authentic," she told "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah last week.  Those qualities helped her in June to beat top Democrat Joe Crowley, whose name was floated as the next speaker of the U.S. House.

Democrats become socialists, so let's look at the costs.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., used to stand at the left extreme of the Democratic Party.  Now he's in the middle.  After the primary victories by Ben Jealous in Maryland, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, some Democrats understandably feel a growing need to deny the obvious truth that the party is becoming socialist.  Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, two far-left senior congresswomen from California, both recently denied that theirs is a socialist party.  But that's becoming a hard fiction to uphold.  And the two of them are indistinguishable from standard socialists elsewhere in the world.  Ocasio-Cortez and many Democratic nominees around the country are literally from the ranks of the Democratic Socialists of America.  These are brass-knuckle radicals who want class warfare and to constrict individual freedom in order to create their heaven on Earth.  They are gaining control over a major political party.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Linda Sarsour co-headline political action conference.  Socialist Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Women's March co-leader Linda Sarsour were featured speakers at the 16th Annual Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA) held on July 29, 2018. [...] Ocasio-Cortez doesn't hide her hatred towards Israel, but fumbled answers on the subject and admitted that she's "not the expert on geopolitics on this issue."

Democrats have a new millennial problem:  Young socialist candidates.  While Democrats have always embraced socialist policies to a certain extent, claiming to be a "socialist" was taboo until recently, with the change thanks in large part to a surge in millennial candidates running for office.  Even though the 2018 midterm elections are more than three months out, Democrats have quickly lost control of their agenda for the American people.  Any plan that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may have had for their divided caucus is now being forcibly pulled further to the left by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year-old progressive darling of the Bronx who is almost certain to win her election in an overwhelmingly Democratic district.

Soros's Powerful Media Consortium Helped Commie-Cinderella O-Cortez Win.  The Communist Cinderella Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found her prince, George Soros, and that is who helped her defeat Rep. Joe Crowley in NY 14.  As far-left as Crowley is, and he is, he wasn't far-left enough or young enough or pretty enough for Soros.  They want to put lipstick on the Communist pig.  Soros's people always go for the most Progressive [Communist/Socialist] candidates.  Ocasio-Cortez was a Bernie Sanders organizer.  She was also backed by the powerful George Soros-funded Media Consortium.

I've been wondering about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and just how she emerged as a politico.  [Scroll down]  In a nutshell, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's political career was spawned by Cenk Uygur, who's history is sexism & venture capital money, in an attempt to put 400 Bernie Sanders carbon copies into our political system and move the Dems far far left.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Primary Win Linked To George Soros's Pockets.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary win in the14th district of New York was astounding.  With no experience and a political plan similar to that of we-wish-we-had-toilet-paper Venezuela, she wasn't exactly packing heat.  Yet, she managed to defeat incumbent Joseph Crowley, who vastly outspent her.  As the 28-year-old prepares her Thank You notes, she should address one to left-wing billionaire George Soros.

The Unserious Face of an Unserious Movement.  When, last Thursday [7/26/2018], she was asked an elementary question about spending, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struck her best Cobra Kai pose.  "I sat down with a Nobel Prize economist last week," she exclaimed, contorting her face into Jack Nicholson's and attempting to shoot webs from her fingers.  "I can't believe I can say that," she added.  "It's really weird!"  Alas, nothing from this brush with greatness appears to have worn off on her.  Mere seconds elapsed between the boast and the disaster that followed.

Examining Ocasio-Cortez's Painful Answer on Funding Her Socialist Utopia.  As we flagged on Friday [7/27/2018], media sensation and instant lefty icon Alexandria Ocasio Cortez appeared on the Daily Show last week, where she was confronted with a relatively simple question by host Trevor Noah.  Ocasio Cortez is campaigning on a laundry list of new government programs and entitlements, including "Medicare for All," free college, and a "universal jobs guarantee."  But how does she intend to pay for for this calorie-exploding buffet of government largesse?  Her response to that fundamental challenge was a bit of a jumbled mess, to put it rather mildly:  [Video clip]

All-renewable energy is a prescription for disaster.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the Democratic establishment by crushing incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary race in New York's 14th Congressional District. [...] Ocasio-Cortez's website says:  "In order to address runaway global climate change, Alexandria strongly supports transitioning the United States to a carbon-free, 100 percent renewable energy system."  Perhaps it's not surprising that Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned for Bernie Sanders, has endorsed the same all-renewable agenda that Sanders pushed in his failed bid for the White House.  What is surprising is that for all her apparent political savvy, she didn't bother to see if such a scheme is workable or affordable.

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There is no need "to address runaway global climate change" because there is no runaway global climate change.

There's No Such Thing as 'Democratic Socialism'.  The new darling of the Democratic Party and the liberal mainstream media is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the bright-eyed twenty-something who upended long-time House member Joe Crowley in a New York state Democratic primary a few weeks ago.  In their breathless, frenzied rush to anoint Ocasio-Cortez as the coming of the Savior of the Nation, liberals across the land have wholeheartedly embraced her call for "Democratic Socialism."  Ignoring the fact that Bernie Sanders espoused essentially the exact same things in the last presidential campaign but was unceremoniously and dishonestly pushed aside by the Democratic Party in favor of Hillary Clinton, what exactly is this "democratic socialism" that seems to have everyone on that side of the fence so atwitter these days?

The seduction of socialism.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, and 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, winner of a New York Democratic primary, are the old and new faces of socialist America.  Their platforms, it appears, hinge on the concept of shared wealth — in other words, handing out free stuff to just about everyone.  How far we've come from JFK's admonition not to ask what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.  Today, for many, it's all about what you should expect from your country with little or no reciprocity.

Vast Majority of Americans Won't Vote For a Socialist, New Poll Finds.  Seventy-six percent of respondents in a recent survey said they would not vote for a "socialist candidate," while 24 percent of those polled said they have no problem with the hypothetical candidate.  Those results conflict with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez's prediction that young politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a dues-paying member of New York City's chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America — represent his party's "future."

Ocasio-Cortez Supporters Stumped on How Democratic Socialism Would Be Funded.  Supporters of political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) were unable to surmise how all of the monetary freedoms she is promising will be paid for.  Campus Reform Media Director Cabot Phillips asked people in Astoria, Queens if they favored her Democratic socialist platform and her mission of "Medicare for all" and tuition-free colleges and universities.  Astoria is a portion of the 14th Congressional District in which Ocasio-Cortez won her nomination against Rep. Joe Crowley (D).  On "Fox & Friends" Saturday, Phillips said that some of her millennial supporters don't have the right historical context to know about failed attempts at socialism.

Watters: Ocasio-Cortez' Economic Plan Like Raising '$500 to Buy a BMW'.  Jesse Watters and the panel on "The Five" reacted to New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' (D-Bronx) laying out part of her economic plan in a Comedy Central interview.  Ocasio-Cortez told "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah that if Congress "reverse[s] the tax bill but raised our corporate tax to 28 percent... that's $2 trillion right there."  She also called for people to "pay their fair share" and said that a "carbon tax" could bring in additional revenue.  "We gave the military a $700 billion budget increase which they didn't even ask for," she said.  Ocasio-Cortez is a heavy favorite against St.  Johns University economics professor Anthony Pappas (R-Queens).

Democrat Socialist Rising Red Star Ocasia-Cortez: Enforcing the Border Is "On the Same Spectrum as Ethnic Cleansing".  Why aren't the media asking other Democrats if they agree with this idea?  That is standard media procedure for Republicans whenever one Republican makes a statement that commands less than majority support.

Democrats Embracing Crazy Could Be A Gift To The GOP.  Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not ask for more fawning media coverage, it makes her campaign's own press releases read like hate mail.  Slathered in the drool of her questioners, however, there lies Olympic-level ignorance.  It'd be easy to call her stupid, and I have on social media, but it's worse than that.  Her lack of basic understanding is coupled with the arrogance of certainty.  She knows she's right because she's been taught socialism works, she feels it does.  Ocasio-Cortez displayed a frightening level of economic illiteracy on The Daily Show this week, getting even basic information wrong.  It was enough to make you wonder if she is capable of making change for a dollar.  Yet they still rally around her, propping her up as hero with many leading 2020 Democrats taking their lead from this economic Exxon Valdez.

Democratic-Socialist Explains How She'll Raise a Trillion Here, A Trillion There.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, appearing on Trevor Noah's show Thursday night, advocated for a "moral and ethical economy" that provides free health care, free college education, and "bold action on climate change" for the American people.  "We're here to talk about wages; we're here to talk about education; we're here to talk about saving our planet; we're here to talk about a carbon tax; we're here to talk about people paying their fair share, and we're here to talk about saving the country, frankly," Ocasio-Cortez said.  [Video clip and transcript omitted for brevity, among other things.]  Ocasio-Cortez said she believes "we are morally obliged to pursue" her view of where the nation needs to go.

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By all means, let's "talk about saving the country," from people like her!

The supremacy of stupidity.  We are suffocating in the stupidity of politicians such as up and coming Democrat Rep.-to-be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a frank socialist.  We are suffocating in the stupidity of the Democratic Party's media adjunct such as MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

The Polls Are Crazy.  [Scroll down]  [H]ow out of the mainstream are the Democrats, really?  Pretty far out.  Back to Rasmussen, on what voters think about socialism:  ["]51% of Democrats have a favorable impression of socialism, with 13% who share a Very Favorable one.["]  So it's no accident that Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren are the Democrats du jour.  Still, Democrats betray an odd ambivalence toward the economic system that most of them yearn for.

Ocasio-Cortez hits the campaign trail for other Dems.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits the road to Michigan this weekend, where she'll lend her star power to a crop of political progressives — including the first Muslim women to run for Congress.  Since she snuffed out Queens Rep. Joe Crowley in June, Ocasio-Cortez has dedicated significant resources to building up a brigade of new progressives across the country seeking to shake up the establishment.  Her public appearances and social media shout outs have helped underdog candidates garner national attention, fresh donations and volunteer support.

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Zero-Tolerance Policy on Spectrum of 'Ethnic Cleansing'.  Democratic-Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" enforcement policy is on the spectrum of "ethnic cleansing." [...] This is not the first time left-wing activists vehemently opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda have made sensational accusations about "ethnic cleansing."  After Trump referred to MS-13 illegal immigrant gangsters as "animals" earlier this year, the pro-amnesty group United We Dream group also accused Trump of "building up a racially motivated rationale for his immoral and brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing."

Left Is Not Happy About Allie Beth Stuckey's Parody Video on Ocasio-Cortez.  CRTV host Allie Beth Stuckey released a parody video featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and those on the Left are not happy about it.  [Video clip]

Ocasio-Cortez Channels FALN on Puerto Rico.  When Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis suggested that "this girl Ocasio-Cortez" is a symptom of Democratic disarray, the self-styled "girl from the Bronx" (who actually grew up in Westchester County) retorted with a tweet wherein she claimed:  "I am a Puerto Rican woman."  Leaving aside the possibility that she suffers from multiple personality disorder, Ocasio-Cortez doesn't seem to know any more about the history of her newfound homeland than she does about the Middle East.  She delivered herself of several tweets on Wednesday that suggest she believes Puerto Rico was an independent and sovereign nation before the U.S. arrived in 1898.

Is Ocasio-Cortez your kind of GIRL?  Moments ago, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis was on TV, Fox News, explaining why he objects to the Democrats' new IT-Girl from Da Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Let alone her Socialist views, "She says Israel is occupying Palestinian land.  Well, there is no Palestine.  She is plainly anti-Israel."  No doubt about that, plus...  Did someone just say GIRL?  Oh yes, I did.  No, wait, so did DeSantis, and that's how he got all those Progressives going after his scalp.

Valerie Jarrett Welcomes Socialists Into the Democrat Party.  "We have a big tent, and I think there is room for a lot of voices in our party," Valerie Jarrett said.  The former senior advisor and close confidant to the last president Barack Obama, welcomes Democratic Socialists [they have a more statist platform than Communist Party USA] to the Democratic Party.  She made her comments to the harpies of ABC's 'The View' on Wednesday [7/25/2018].  Co-host Meghan McCain asked Jarrett if she thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democratic Party.  Cortez defeated the powerful incumbent Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the primary.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Missouri Visit Poses Obstacle for Claire McCaskill.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old New York socialist who rose to political stardom by championing far-left policies such as abolishing ICE and pushing a federal jobs guarantee on her way to an upset primary win, is headed to Missouri to help topple another incumbent Democrat.  Ocasio-Cortez will be campaigning in St.  Louis for Cori Bush, a fellow activist running as a Justice Democrat with hopes of defeating incumbent Democrat Rep. Lacy Clay, a member of Congress since 2001, in an August primary.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is The Flaky Future of the Democratic Party.  Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez was quick to pronounce young democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the "future" of his party following her surprising primary win in June.  Since that time, she's offered "pants on fire" takes about the U.S. unemployment rate, supported and then immediately retracted that support for a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, confessed to not being an "expert" on geopolitics after calling the Israeli military massacrers, and fretted about "black sites" run by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  And that's after less than a month!  [Video clip]

Democrats embrace Ayn Rand's wary blueprint for the decline of America.  The current poster child of the century-long campaign to replace American prosperity with the failed slogans of socialism is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old political activist who unseated 10-term Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in New York's 14th District.  As an avowed Democratic Socialist who played the role of David to Crowley's Goliath, Ocasio-Cortez has enjoyed the spotlight in the national media for the past month and brought attention to the socialist cause espoused by Grandpa Karl Marx, Uncle Joe Stalin and Sen. Bernie Sanders.  So here's a bit of the socialist agenda coming to a failed republic near you if Ocasio-Cortez has her way:  free college tuition, free health care, universal jobs guarantee, paid child and sick leave for all, open borders.

Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba put Democrats and their beloved S-word on the spot in Florida.  Democrats have been feeling their oats with socialism these days, basking in the wins they've gotten.  The ascent of Democratic Socialists of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a Democratic congressional primary in New York, has given them a new battery.  Ocasio's their new "it" girl.  But it might not play the way they think it will play beyond New York.

Socialist Dingbat Alexandria O-Cortez Says Congress Has Too Many Men.  Gaffe-prone, know-nothing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on a campaign swing around red states with Bernie Sanders pushing Socialist/Communist candidates.  On Face the Nation, O-Cortez said Congress being "80 percent male" created "blind spots in our legislation."  Host Margaret Brennan asked if she would say gender was not a factor in her defeat of powerful Democrat Joe Crowley.  O-Cortez then went into a barely-coherent and sexist response.

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Lieberman slams Ocasio-Cortez, urges voters to pick Joe Crowley.  Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic senator, appealed to voters in New York's 14th Congressional District on Tuesday to vote in November for top Democrat Joe Crowley and not the Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In a scorching article for the Wall Street Journal, Lieberman, who's now an Independent, criticized Ocasio-Cortez's agenda as "more Socialist than Democratic" and said her presence in Congress will "make it harder for Congress to stop fighting and start fixing problems."

The Left's Newest Star Is None Too Bright.  Since her surprise primary victory over 10-term Congressman Joe Crowley in New York's 14th District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been promoted by the legacy media as the prototype of a new generation of young progressives destined to replace the leadership of the Democratic Party.  Unfortunately for her media boosters, however, she keeps blowing her lines.  It's not just her rote advocacy of single-payer healthcare and guaranteed government jobs, or even that she backs wacky ideas like abolishing ICE and occupying airports — Ocasio-Cortez is genuinely clueless.  She outed herself, in several recent interviews, as functionally illiterate in economics, international relations, and history.  During a PBS interview with Margaret Hoover, for example, Ocasio-Cortez was unable to provide a coherent answer to a softball economics question that could have been successfully fielded by any Econ 101 student at a community college.

Democrat Ladies of the Lie.  The "new rising star" of the Donkeys, according to Newsweek, [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez unseated ten-term Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley in the recent New York City primary.  Crowley is part of the Democrat establishment, a creature of the bipartisan D.C. swamp inhabited by career politicians from both sides of the political aisle.  Ocasio-Cortez also has her eyes on the biggest prize of all, the White House, according to her own mother.  The self-proclaimed working-class "girl from the Bronx" actually grew up in Westchester County, New York, one of the ten wealthiest counties in the U.S.  It's also the county Bill and Hillary Clinton now call home.  She lived there from age 5 through her high school graduation and was even registered to vote there until 2016.  Her campaign website bio makes no mention of her upper-middle-class suburban upbringing, instead mentioning only the Bronx.

Boston University's Fake-O-Nomics Darling.  The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room and board — currently rounds out to $70,000.  To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, empirical economics, statistics and assorted electives.  Four years, 52 credits and nearly $300,000 later, the school promises that BU economics majors will depart "with a firm understanding of core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory" and the "empirical skills that are essential to applying economic reasoning in our increasingly data-driven world."  How, then, to explain the abject economic illiteracy of meteoric media darling and democratic socialist "political rock star" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Will Schumer Drop Israel for Ocasio-Cortez?  No one's arguing Israel is the only, or even primary, issue before Congress.  Nor is [Chuck] Schumer the only Democrat of the ilk whose more centrist policies are being challenged by [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez.  Schumer, though, has spent a career presenting himself as Israel's greatest defender.  How's Schumer going to protect that brand if Ocasio-Cortez wins in November?  Even the liberal Israeli daily Haaretz reports that Ocasio-Cortez "is seen as the embodiment of the Democrats shifting away from Israel."  It's not hard to see why.

Ocasio-Cortez: Occupy Every Airport!  The more I learn about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the happier I am that she is the new face of the Democratic Party.  Ocasio-Cortez is an ignoramus on foreign policy, and is devoted to socialism, an ideology detested by all who would rather hug their pets than eat them.  This news makes me even more glad that Ocasio-Cortez is officially Ms. Democratic Party:  she is urging Democrats to shut down all American airports.

For Dems, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fox who's gotten loose in the Democratic henhouse.  If there's anything that lays out how arrogant and entitled the Democratic Party is, take a look at how many Democratic grandees' feathers are being ruffled by Democratic Socialist "it girl" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated a ten-term Democratic incumbent in their Bronx-Queens congressional district earlier this month and who now outshines them all.  It's not that her socialism or her ignorance of world affairs bothers them, the way it does us.  It's that she's showing bad machine politics sense, the one thing that keeps Democrats going in the absence of being able to admit they actually are all a bunch of socialists.

Exposed: The Ignorance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  "Abolish ICE" is an ascendant litmus test for the Democratic Party's left-wing base, attracting sufficient support as to inspire hilarious backflips from craven panderers with presidential ambitions.  Some "progressives" went so far as to file a bill to dismantle the immigration enforcement agency.  The GOP plan, based on widespread reports, was to give Democrats a chance to actually vote on their colleagues' idea.  Recognizing the trap, the authors of the legislation balked at their own idea, amusingly denouncing the planned vote, on the exact bill they championed, as a "stunt."  And now Republicans have called the whole thing off, it appears.

Democrats' 'Sudden' Hard-Left Turn Has Been Years In The Making.  Recent events show just how far things have gone:
  •   28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes beat New York Rep. Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking Democrat in the House, in a primary challenge.  Despite a series of embarrassing gaffes in just over a week, the Democrat-safe New York district she's in guarantees she'll win.
  •   In California, far left state Senator Kevin de Leon challenged four-term incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein for the endorsement of the state's Democratic Party and won hands down, 65% to just 7%.  Feinstein, 85, whose liberal credentials are impeccable, wasn't far left enough, even though she trounced de Leon in the actual primary, 44% to 12%.
  •   House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces an increasingly open challenge to her leadership in the House.  Younger, more radical members of her party now push to replace her with someone from the far left of the party.
  •   Driving the point home, on July 3 a giddy Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called self-proclaimed democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez "the future of our party."

More Ocasio-Cortez:  Low unemployment rate is because more people have two jobs, you know.  Jazz earlier described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gift to the GOP, but perhaps more accurately, she's a gift that keeps on giving.  So too for that matter is her appearance with Margaret Hoover on PBS' Firing Line this weekend.  Not only did she fumble an answer on the "Palestinian occupation," Ocasio-Cortez managed to err completely on a basic economic question — despite her supposed expertise in the subject: [...]

Leftist Darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Swiftly Wearing Out Her Welcome Among Democrats.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saw her star rise swiftly and shine brightly after her victory over New York Rep. Joseph Crowley, but with all eyes now focusing on her, she's beginning to look less and less like a superstar, and more like a thorn in the side of Democrats.  According to The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez is using her new-found fame to attack Democrats from her position on the far-left, which they fear will cause them to divide from within and fall short of retaking the house during the midterm elections.  Particularly, Ocasio-Cortez has found it appropriate to attack Crowley, accusing him of trying to get around his defeat by running against her as a third party candidate.  Crowley has openly endorsed Ocasio-Cortez following his defeat and has no intentions of continuing to run, however, his name will remain on the ballot regardless due to New York election rules, and cannot be removed unless he dies, or moves away, as he explained to her after she publicly attempted to paint Crowley as an election saboteur.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves that "socialism makes you stupid".  You'd think that if you wanted to be a U.S. congressman, you'd bone up on some of the most important geo-political issues of our time.  Apparently not!  New darling of the Democratic Party, avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been making the media rounds, and PBS was one of the few outlets that pushed back on any of her statements.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the best thing to happen to the GOP all year.  In the midst of a growing number of dismal news cycles, let's take a moment to pause once again and at least be grateful for the unexpected primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist wonder from the Bronx.  Yesterday, Ed brought up her rather, er... remarkable interview in which she demonstrated her policy chops on Mideast unrest.  But there's not only more to that story, but some additional highlights from her cross-country adventure which should put a smile on the faces of conservatives hoping for a good result in the midterms.  As Ed noted, Ocasio-Cortez's knowledge of the history of Israel and the Palestinians is dismal at best, but she really begins to shine when she attempts to draw comparisons between that conflict and "similar" situations in the United States.  The Free Beacon brings us the extended video and her rationale as to why conflict in Gaza is pretty much the same as what you find in places like... Ferguson, Missouri.

Abolishing the Democrats.  It's almost as if the Democrats cultured their newest and shiniest pet in a petri dish.  Person of color?  Check.  Not male, pale, or stale?  You bet.  Millennial?  Goody.  Tenuous link to the struggles of people Democrats used to care about?  Gotcha.  Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez is the "future" of the party, at least according to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.  Her shock primary win in New York certainly stirred a denuded Democratic Party eager to marry the narrative of the enbubbled, to the "oppressed" they're keen to "help." [...] Ocasia-Cortez enjoyed muted support within the pages of The Nation and The New Republic, but non-groupies hadn't heard of her until a few weeks ago.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one very low-information voter on Israel and Palestinians.  Twenty-eight-year-old socialist sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't all that, you know, ummm, up on the news.  Good thing she never met Bill Buckley, because on PBS's current version of his old show, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, she came out looking like an idiot.  [Video clip]

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Capitalism Will 'Not Always Exist'.  Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new darling of the Democratic party.  In a recent interview, however, the upstart politico running in a hyper-liberal district in New York did not show command of the issues.  Ocasio-Cortez was being interviewed by Margaret Hoover on the PBS show 'Firing Line.'  Hoover asked very basic, softball questions of the young congressional candidate.  In explaining her positions on the economy, Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez "Do you think that capitalism has failed to deliver for working class Americans?"  Hoover cited a currently booming US economy and low unemployment.

Socialist Darling Ocasio-Cortz Trashes Israel, Calls Them "Occupiers" of Palestine.  Democrat Socialist darling Ocasio-Cortez sent shock waves through the Democrat Party when she defeated the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Joe Crowley, in the New York primary in June.  The Democrat Socialists of America support no borders, no profit, no prisons and no cash bail.

New Dem star to rattle DC establishment.  Democrats are racing to figure out how to handle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose primary win over a longtime incumbent is set to shake up the party's Washington establishment. [...] A source close to Ocasio-Cortez said the candidate is not interested in following the conventional Democratic playbook.

Two fresh faces from NY — and both are dangerous.  Does it make me sexist if I refer to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a pretty woman?  Well she sure is prettier than Rep. Joe Crowley, the Dem heavyweight she beat for District 14, which makes this femme fatale a rising star for the Party, and she did not do it on looks alone.  The lady is young, witty, smart, and most definitely anti-Semitic.  That makes her a shoo-in when she runs as a self-described Democratic Socialist.  The Bernie Sanders wing, which includes Keith Ellison and Tom Perez — they love that type.  They love it even more when she talks dirty like Farrakhan, blaming the Jews for everything.  Just listen to her.  She knows the whole story about that and everything else, and she's only 28.

New Democrat Superstar Has Already Given Her Party Reason To Beware.  For Democrats, it may be a case of be careful what you wish for.  There appears to be a steadily growing apprehension that their new superstar might turn on them.  Democrats finally received an infusion of fresh blood when the young and telegenic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the nation with her monumental upset win on June 26, in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th congressional district.  But there was a catch:  she won by defeating ten-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, the number four Democrat in the House.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Paints The Party Red.  I have written on New York's elected Democratic Socialist of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez several times.  It always amazes me that people comment on my social media that she is a one-off and nothing to worry about.  Nothing could be further from the truth and the left is hoping you keep believing that nonsense.  She is the snake in the progressive garden and the DNC has taken a big ole bite of the rotten apple. [...] The young Latina is going to shake the DNC to its very core.  She's literally painting the party red as others follow her lead.  Gubernatorial candidate, Cynthia Nixon, is now saying she's a member of DSA.  Julia Salazar is another DSAer looking to unseat Queens state Sen. Martin Dilan.  But if you thought this was just wacky New York and California where this is a threat, you would be sadly and tragically mistaken.  This is not hyperbole or fear mongering.  This is a clear a present danger to our freedoms here in the U.S. Ocasio-Cortez's victory may have been a shock, but it shouldn't have been.  DSA has been aggressively pushing candidates this year.

Who was behind Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's astonishing makeover?  Somebody with deep expertise on image creation got ahold of the latest darling of the left and glammed her up for her current role as the standard bearer for the socialist wing of the Democrats, the Great Hispanic Hope to lead the "browning of Amerca" toward a radical future.  Sometime between 2011 and 2018, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was transformed from an earnest and nerdy wannabe entrepreneur into a glamorous radical crusader for socialism, the delusion-of-the-moment that has captured the imagination of the malcontent demographic slice of America.

Democrats Love Socialism Because They Want To Take Your Stuff And Enslave You.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is less hideously unattractive than the usual Democrat potentate or potentatette and has therefore been anointed the new face of her pathetic party.  This dumb woman, who looks like Huma Abedin without the pedohubby and the weird relationship with Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, took advantage of her even dumber New York district in order to get elected to Congress by calling herself a "socialist." [...] Here's how bad she is — she apparently went to college, got a degree in economics, and still ended up a socialist.  If she went to med school, she would have probably left a chain smoker.  As for life experience, she was a bartender.

Socialist Darling Called For Tax Cuts When She Was Running A Business, Now Wants To Raise Taxes To Fund Her Radical Agenda.  [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, 28, is a dues-paying member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), an organization that calls for the abolishment of capitalism and argues that "private corporate property is not only wrong, but also nonsensical."  Her campaign platform calls for instituting a single-payer health care system, a federal jobs guarantee and housing as a human right, radical and expensive policies she says will be funded through raising taxes on corporations and high-income Americans.  But Ocasio-Cortez appeared to have a different outlook on capitalism and taxes in 2012 when she was running a business of her own, Brook Avenue Press, an incorporated publishing firm for children's books set in the Bronx.

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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is newsworthy partly because she upset an establishment who thought he was going to be routinely re-elected, but also because she is an extreme left-wing socialist, whose beliefs and values are far outside the American mainstream, yet the Democratic Party seems to think it's a good idea to endorse and emulate her.  But since she's practically a communist, the real shocker is that she has run a business at some time in the past, unlike Barack H. Obama.  But she must not have been an good at it, because she's turning to politics.

Fact Check: 'Girl from the Bronx' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grew Up in One of Richest U.S. Counties.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Party's rising socialist star, describes herself as "a girl from the Bronx" to project a working-class image.  However, this claim is only half true — to borrow a phrase from the left-wing website PolitiFact. [...] Ocasio-Cortez omits that for most of her formative years, she was actually raised in one of the United States' wealthiest counties.  Around the age of five, Alexandria's architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the "planned community" of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County.

'Abolish ICE' is a sign of the left's rising extremism.  It's becoming the new litmus test of the Democratic Party's resurgent left:  As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it soon after her upset primary win over the No. 4 House Democrat, "If they're not actively calling for the abolition of ICE ... they need to go."  Now, spurred by last weekend's celebrity-driven protests against the breakup of families at the border, ambitious Democrats are hopping aboard the bandwagon.  Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others, are all calling for Immigration Customs and Enforcement to be shut down.  Even though President Trump has suspended the breakups — and it was the Border Patrol, not ICE, separating the families.

The socialists are coming.  House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley's loss at the hands of a millennial socialist barmaid in New York has shocked Democratic Washington.  But Republicans merely seem amused by the lopsided victory that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won over Crowley's amply funded campaign.  They assume, with good reasons, that candidates like Ocasio-Cortez, the sort that reject private ownership of business and want to abolish immigration enforcement and even law enforcement altogether, cannot win on a national scale.  They expect to capitalize by, amongst other things, winning more seats in Congress if there is a bitter clash among Democrats between traditional social democrats and out-and-out socialists.

The Democrat-Left:  Stupid, Insane, And Very, Very Violent.  The Democrat National Committee (DNC) is co-run by a self-avowed Communist (Tom Perez) and a radical anti-Jew Nation of Islam adherent (Keith Ellerson).  In the 2016 Democrat presidential primary, Hillary Clinton was the alleged moderate alternative to Communist Bernie Sanders.  But when both were in the Senate[,] her voting record was but 0.1% less Left than his.  Oh — and there were five Senators more Left than the both of them.  The Left just eradicated one of the last non-completely-insane of the Democrat Party's members.  Ten-term NY Congressional incumbent Joseph Crowley — in DC leadership and oft mentioned as an heir to radical Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — just lost a primary to yet another avowed Communist... this one an already-proven-liar named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In short[,] the radical Left-Democrat Party merger is nigh complete and total.

Democrat Communist May Win House Seat in New York.  A radical leftist upstart's unexpected primary trouncing of a key member of the House Democratic leadership is sending shockwaves through the Democratic Party establishment.  Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member and first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old of Puerto Rican ancestry, crushed longtime U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, a 56-year Irish-American Catholic, in the primary election June 26 for the 14th congressional district in New York, covering parts of the boroughs of Queens and The Bronx.  Ocasio-Cortez, who previously worked as an organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, garnered 57.5 percent of the vote compared to the 42.5 percent Crowley earned.  Of course, democratic socialism is a profoundly dishonest euphemism calculated to make the horrors of communism more palatable.

Here's a one-word piece of advice for America's growing socialist left:  Venezuela.  For Democrats planning to head down the path of socialism, especially after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning primary win Tuesday [6/26/2018], we have one word:  Venezuela.  Ocasio-Cortez's lopsided victory is only the latest example of Democratic voters signing on to hard-left candidates.  Self-professed socialist Bernie Sanders, for example, has been successfully pushing the party to the left since 2016.  Even nonsocialists are embracing many of his themes, like "Medicare for All," free college tuition, whopping minimum-wage hikes [etc.]  Before they go down that road, they might consider the real-life consequences of the failed socialistic economic system now destroying Venezuela.  Hyperinflation in Nicolas Maduro's socialist paradise is now running at 43,378 percent.  It takes a full fifth of a minimum-wage worker's monthly salary just to buy a cup of coffee in a cafe, Bloomberg reports.

Primary defeat of fourth-ranking House Democrat a portent of the radical left takeover of the Democratic Party.  The architecture of the 20th-century Democratic Party is slowly dissolving before our eyes, as identity politics and socialism replace the old center-left coalition.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders organizer and endorsee of the Democratic Socialists of America, resoundingly defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, a ten-term incumbent who hadn't faced a primary opponent in 14 years, and who spent at least ten times as much money in the race.

Democrats are in a crisis and the media won't talk about it.  The Democratic Party is in an ongoing crisis, but most of the national media aren't interested.  They'd rather talk about the new "rock star," Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Coretz, and ignore that the party is up in flames.  Both Republican and Democratic voters are turning out in record numbers for their primary elections this year, according to analysis published this week by the Hill.  Democrats have a slight advantage by about a million votes, but that's only in primaries.

Top House Democrat Joe Crowley stunned in primary upset from progressive challenger.  Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., Tuesday night [6/26/2018], delivering the greatest primary upset of the 2018 cycle to date.  Ocasio-Cortez, 28, bested the 10-term congressman in the primary for New York's 14th District, all but assuring her a November victory in the Democratic stronghold.  Crowley's stunning loss echoes the 2014 defeat of House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the hands of a previously unknown college professor named Dave Brat.

28-year-old socialist's primary upset of key Dem House leader exposes major rift.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders, pulled off a stunning upset in New York City on Tuesday [6/26/2018] by defeating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., a member of party leadership who was considered all but a shoo-in.  Crowley, 56, a 10-term incumbent from Queens and fierce Trump-basher, was a steady fundraiser for fellow Democrats and was thought by some to be a future speaker of the House.

28-year-old socialist knocks off powerful Democrat in primary stunner.  Rep. Joe Crowley, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus who was thought by some to be a future Speaker of the House, suffered a shocking primary defeat in New York's 14th House District Tuesday [6/27/2018].  With 88 percent of precincts reporting, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who has never held elected office — led Crowley by more than 3,600 votes.

She won because she is Hispanic.  The New York Times staff was stunned when Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley lost his primary. [...] This was not a rebuke of party bosses.  This was not a reform.  This was simple arithmetic.  Larry Sabato got it wrong, too.  He told the Times, "Political machines have been on the decline almost everywhere for decades, and that process has accelerated.  Crowley is a perfect example.  He grew up in another time and another way of doing business."  Baloney.  Sabato cannot see what is plainly in front of his eyes.  He is a numbers man, and yet he ignored the key to Crowley's District 14 in New York:  its demographics.  The district is 49.80% Hispanic, 18.41% Non-Hispanic White, 16.24% Asian, 11.39% Black, and so on.

The Democrats' New Evita Peron Needs to Spend 3 Months in Venezuela.  As a Christian, I hope that each of us gets better than we deserve.  And I pray that Americans don't fall for politicians like the one that just bobbed up to the surface, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  A photogenic socialist, she won the Democratic primary in a New York congressional district. (That means she's a shoe-in in November.) Cortez crushed the long-term incumbent, Rep. Joe Crowley.  Many had seen him as the likely heir to Nancy Pelosi as leader of Democrats in the House.  Just a few months ago, Cortez worked as a bartender in Greenwich Village.  Blind-sided political journalists are now scrambling to see where she came from, and why she won.

After Its Hard Left Turn, Will Democratic Party Officially Admit It's Socialist?  The shocking primary victory of 28-year-old socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Congress' No. 4, Democrat Joe Crowley, underscores what we have long noted:  The Democratic Party is no longer a party of moderation, but a party of the extreme left.  And it's moving ever faster and farther leftward with each election cycle.

With Ocasio-Cortez's rise, Dems now own their loony far-left flank.  Nancy Pelosi tried to wave away the obvious Tea Party parallels by saying the 14th is simply a "very progressive district ... They made a choice in one district.  Let's not get yourself carried away."  But it's becoming clearer and clearer that Democrats' days of flirting with the more radical wing of their party are over.  They're now in a committed relationship with each other, the hammer entwined with the sickle.  Party bigwigs should've seen it coming.  In the 2016 presidential nomination race, Sanders was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's tomato can.  Instead, he gave her a serious run for her money, such that the party had to lean on the scales in Hillary's favor just to make sure she limped across the finish line.

Ocasio-Cortez pockets the tip cup?  [Scroll down]  Wasn't it Ocasio-Cortez who said, "The definition of Democratic Socialism to me, again, is the fact that in a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live"?  Is this the same woman who allegedly gave a waitress $50 for a night's work and kept $510 for herself?  The server was so shocked by the small amount of money she received that a complaint was registered with the management, who wrested another 50 bucks from Alexandria's tightfisted Democrat-Socialist hands.

Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Socialism.  In the Democratic Party, socialism is all the rage.  Socialist Bernie Sanders probably would have won the party's presidential nomination in 2016 if the DNC hadn't had its thumb on the scale in favor of Mrs. Clinton, and the Democrats' new "star" is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist like Sanders albeit a far younger one.  And how many times have we heard that socialism is sweeping the nation's campuses?  Of course, liberals have been telling us that socialism is coming soon for a while now. [...] And a great many liberals, when they heard Barack Obama promise to "fundamentally transform" the United States, were confident that socialism was what he had in mind.  But most voters apparently aren't convinced.  Rasmussen Reports finds that given a choice between free enterprise and socialism, the overwhelming majority prefer freedom.

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draws Bronx cheer for misleading campaign bio.  The Democratic Socialist candidate seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District is facing backlash over her working class "Bronx girl" campaign narrative.  As the Journal News reported, the original online bio for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 28-year-old Bernie Sanders protégé who defeated longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley on June 26 — seemed to suggest that she commuted to a school in the suburbs from her family's home in the Bronx borough of New York City.  But after critics noted that she and her family left the Bronx when she was 5 years old, the bio was changed to imply that the Bronx was home to her "extended family," the newspaper reported.

Busted: Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Is Caught Fudging Her Bio on Campaign Website.  Ocasio-Cartez claimed she commuted to school everyday 40 minutes from her home in the Bronx.  But after she got caught the Socialist Democrat changed her bio to reflect that she was not commuting 40 minutes a day which was a complete lie.

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's socialist fanaticism come from bitter failure in business?  Far from being the tough, scappy, woikin' class Bronx girl tending bar in New York, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was portrayed in her adoring press, the socialist sensation, who toppled the Democratic establishment's Rep. Joseph Crowley in a surprise primary result, is actually pretty different.  Far from being Sandy from the block, she seems to be a ragged remnant of state planning and failed venture capital projects.  It raises the question that maybe that's why she turned to socialism.  Disappointment can be that kind of motivator, and socialism's only proven outcome is destruction.  She's already been outed as someone who's actually from a pretty upper middle class background, who grew up in leafy Yorktown up in Westchester County.  She's college-educated, she's young, glamorous, and attractive — somebody gave her a makeover with that famous red lipstick.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweaks bio after residency questions.  U.S. congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's online bio was tweaked days after she faced scrutiny over where she grew up.  Ocasio-Cortez, 28, drew national attention when she won a Democratic Party primary against longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in a district that represents parts of the Bronx and Queens.  Her bio was called into question by some conservatives after the victory because she lived and went to school in Westchester County, New York, which some critics charged contradicted her Bronx girl campaign narrative.



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