Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal

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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The Green New Deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself

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The Green New Deal

A SCOTUS Guide for the Perplexed.  [Scroll down]  The Biden administration, without congressional action, is using the chimera of climate change to completely transform the economy.  It is churning out pages of rules and regulations designed to hamper domestic energy production, not only through the EPA, but as well the SEC and Department of Interior.  The rising prices of fuel, food, and shelter are occasioned by such rules and regulations, which make scarce that of which we have plenty — sources of energy.  The cost is being born by millions of Americans, and it's clear to me that Kagan's view of morality and theirs' is in growing conflict.  Are you onboard with a country and its economy ruled by unelected bureaucrats given the green light to do so by unelected judges?  I didn't think you were.

Biden Is Going Green, Even if It Kills Us.  Hubris can get us all killed.  The Biden administration's determination to make its climate agenda a central factor in U.S. foreign policy could be the greatest threat to human survival in our times.  This leap into the climate-change rabbit hole has distracted the White House from the old-fashioned — but painfully present — task of making sure Americans are not devastated by a major war.  By stirring partisan politics and dubious science into their recipe for national security, this administration risks getting the single most important responsibility of the federal government horribly wrong.  For starters, their climate agenda lacks legitimacy.  Declaring that it is validated by "settled" science neither settles the science nor validates their agenda.

A Win Over Green Tyranny.  The left-wing assault on American energy was just dealt a swift defeat by the United States Supreme Court.  And President Donald Trump's confirmations to the bench paved the way for it to happen.  Never in my life would I think that gas prices would rise so steeply in such a short period of time that stations would run out of space on the pump screen to display the price.  But the Biden Administration's assault on American energy is simply unprecedented.  They will try to pass the blame, but the American people know what's happening.  Green New Deal advocates are pushing for a great energy reset in America, and they don't care how much it hurts you.  Arguably, gas and oil are the most visible indicators of the Left's efforts to fundamentally alter U.S. energy policies.  But the Supreme Court just handed down a case that claps back at the Environmental Protection Agency's deeply flawed position that it can unilaterally govern energy companies in the name of climate justice.

Energy crisis making aggressive green agenda look like peacetime luxury.  Soaring costs are driving many countries toward more of the fossil fuels they had sought to phase out, proving the aggressive shift toward green energy to be a luxury of peacetime.  The war in Ukraine caused a spike in oil and natural gas prices, which were already creeping up before Russia's invasion.  Western governments have responded by pledging to spend even more, and faster, on scaling up renewable energy sources, but at the same time, they have committed to building more gas infrastructure and have sought to increase power generation from coal to displace gas demand and keep the industry running in the short term.

Amid threats of blackouts, Illinois lawmakers call for scrapping 'Green New Deal'.  In the wake of an alert warning of possible rolling blackouts this summer, some Illinois lawmakers want to revise the state's energy policies.  Midcontinent Independent System Operator is warning Illinoisans of possible blackouts and rising energy prices that could cost families as much as $600 more a year.  The announcement was just an advisory and was not the elevated "warning" or "event" stage, but they said the next advisories could require electric utilities to request energy conservation or possible rolling blackouts and power outages.  State Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Teutopolis, said rolling blackouts should not be the norm in this country and something should be done to ensure there will be abundant energy available for Illinoisans.

Biden Senior Climate and Energy Policy Advisor Demands Social Media Companies Immediately Block Content Identifying Biden Policy as Source of Energy Inflation.  As things in society start to collapse; and as people begin to really feel the inflationary consequences of the Biden energy policy in action; suddenly all of those 'talking points' about shutting down the fossil fuel industry take on a new meaning.  People didn't realize the Green New Deal was going to mean $10/doz eggs, $15/gal milk, $20 happy meals at McDonalds, or $150/tank of gasoline.  Now they are paying attention.  For former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the current senior climate and energy policy advisor within the White House, all of these 'in your face' surfacing Green New Deal consequences have become problematic for the Biden administration.  Her proposed solution, however, is rather remarkable.  In this interview discussing the skyrocketing inflation and consequences created by the Green New Deal policies, Gina McCarthy urgently begs all of the social media companies to start removing the content from American people who are giving real world examples of the pain and economic hardship they are feeling.  McCarthy says that if social media do not start to help Joe Biden hide the pain, the climate change agenda might be at risk.  [Video clip]

The Green New Deal crashes into the rocks.  What a surprise!  Carbon-based energy is much more important than we were led to believe.  A slight reduction in domestic resource development has sent seismic shock waves throughout our economy.  Bottom line:  Folks are often willing to go along with calls for sacrifice... unless and until they are made to really suffer. [...] The obvious question is:  how will this all play out?  The corrupt news media will likely go even farther in its over-the-top hysterical portrayal of ordinary weather events, trends, and hiccups.  As in [Michael] Crichton's novel, [State of Fear,] what used to be a typical seasonal phenomenon — hurricanes — are now being portrayed as cataclysmic events, even though the last 140 years have seen no significant trend up or down in frequency.  And yet, the EPA claims the opposite, even though most of its sources show stability instead.  That's what you get when you rely on corrupt government scientists.

Global Shift to Renewables Could Cost $120 Trillion:  Australian Energy CEO.  The world will need to pour trillions of dollars into the energy sector if it wants to reach the net-zero target, according to the CEO of Australia's largest electricity operator.  Frank Calabria, Managing Director of Origin Energy, which operates Australia's largest coal-fired power station, has also urged to "bring as much coal supply back into the system as soon as possible."  He said this would aid a "successful transition" to renewables over the longer term and ease pressure on the power price.  Speaking at the Australian Energy conference on June 7, the energy boss described the shift to a renewable economy as a "multi-decade, large-scale, global transformation that will fundamentally change the way we source, produce, supply, distribute and use energy."  Calabria estimated that such transformation requires A$120 trillion (US$86.25 trillion) to be invested in the energy sector.  Coming on top of this is the investment in additional transmission to connect solar and wind developments to the major population centres.  This process, he noted, will cost A$70 billion (US$51.30 billion) in Australia only.

Biden Administration Declare[s] National Emergency for Clean Energy Production.  Earlier today [6/6/2022], Joe Biden, working toward the agenda of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Wall Street multinationals, and the radical climate change activists within the far left of the socialist democrat party, declared a national emergency around the issue of U.S. energy prices and policies.  On the front side of the justification, the people in control of the Biden administration, claim that current and future increases in energy prices are likely to do severe damage to the economy and the lives of all Americans.  However, in the background of the issue, this is the 'never let a crisis go to waste' phase of an energy crisis the administration has intentionally created.  The real goal is to fundamentally transform the foundation of the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels and into a new era of clean renewable energy.  This is what all of the Biden cabinet officers now refer to as the "economic transition" phase.

The Naked Truth about Energy Transitions.  Today's climate-mongers, led by ideologues such as Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Jennifer Granholm, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to name a few, are so mindlessly shortsighted that they apparently can't think beyond the tips of their noses.  They demand we give up fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy, and they want it right now!  [Disregard] the consequences to you, me, and our country during the transition.  They know that they'll all be dead in fifty years, so they're not willing to let change happen incrementally, plus they have only two and a half years left of Joe's presidency to complete their build-back-worse strategy, and if some of these ideologues are true to their stated belief, we will all be dead in the next nine years because of global warming.  Therefore, we absolutely must accept their scripture and change our sinning ways to save the planet.  All the more reason they push us toward presumed energy nirvana before our extinction occurs.  These people are not patient or logical, so they never think ahead to imagine what could go wrong if they succeed with their mission to rewire the world in their image.

Australian voters have set themselves up for a green nightmare.  Australians took a great green gamble in the recent election.  Green millionaires and other left-wing activists supported slick campaigns promoting a gaggle of well-off women who won six seats in the leafy green suburbs.  Being rich blue-bloods with dark green policies, they adopted teal-colored uniforms. [...] This Teal-Green-ALP lurch to the left promises a disorderly rush into green energy.  Their aim is to cover this huge continent with solar panels, wind turbines, transmission lines, access roads, giant batteries, and national parks.  Offshore wind turbines will start sprouting, but no new coal development will be approved.  The new P.M. wants to make Australia a "renewable energy super power" and "Get-Up" wants to "protect indigenous communities from fracking."

JPMorgan Chase CEO Warns to Prepare for Economic Hurricane as Biden Administration Switches U.S. Economy to Green New Deal Agenda.  JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon warned of a "hurricane" as the economy struggles against fiscally induced growth, quantitative tightening and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  Mr Dimon was delivering remarks at a conference sponsored by Alliance Bernstein Holdings Wednesday.  Higher oil prices, higher fuel prices, higher energy prices and much higher food prices are all looming over the horizon as the Biden administration switches the baseline for the U.S economy from oil and gas to the Green New Deal energy program.  Things are going to get worse, the question is, how much worse?

Biden Admits U.S. Gas Prices [are being] Driven by [an] Incredible Transition Away from Fossil Fuels.  During a joint press conference held in Tokyo, Japan, held by Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Biden was asked about the financial pain Americans are feeling with massive increases in gasoline prices.  Outlining how his energy policy is directly related to the gasoline price, Joe Biden said:  "Here's the situation.  And when it comes to the gas prices, we're going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it's over, we'll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over."  Yet again proving the intent of the administration is to implement the 'Green New Deal' through executive action.

'Green New Deal' plan will cost NYers 'hundreds of billions' in energy bills: official.  New Yorkers will have to pay "hundreds of billions of dollars" in higher utility bills due to the state's "Green New Deal"-inspired plan, according to a top energy regulatory official — who accused lawmakers of hiding the true cost of the bill.  John Howard, former chairman and current member of the state Public Service Commission, claimed former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic-run legislature never leveled with the public on the costs associated with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act approved in 2019.  Howard, during a PSC session Thursday, said local pols "totally obfuscated" the costs of the plan because the sticker shock would have made the initiative unpopular.

The Biden Admin Is Using A 'Backdoor' To Force Through Green New Deal Reforms.  Democrats are increasingly looking to force their climate agenda through the federal bureaucracy rather than go through Congress, experts said, due to lack of support for their environmental reforms.  The Biden administration has unveiled sweeping regulations affecting home appliances, building standards, fuel economy and government-backed projects including infrastructure during its first 15 months in power.  Experts have slammed the myriad federal rules, saying they will lead to higher prices, hurt consumers amid soaring inflation and mainly serve as a backdoor for broad environmental restrictions.  "They're basically using environmental laws to create backdoor subsidies," Brent Bennett, an energy expert at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview.

Putin's Invasion Shows Green Activists [are] Still Red On The Inside.  Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a "hearing to examine the use of energy as a tool and a weapon."  In the hands of Russia, the tool has been sharpened, the weapon made more lethal by advanced nations' increased reliance on that country's oil and gas due to policy decisions demanded by green zealots.  Maybe there's an argument to be made that environmental activists and their allies among elected officials (and unelected United Nations officials who wield great power) are merely useful or accidental idiots, their goals coincidentally empowering regimes that are hardly democratically representative of their populations.  If so, it would be a weak one.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal plan alone refutes the argument.  While its supporters claim it's an effort to tame the climate, it is, as the New York Democrat's former chief of staff admitted in what he thought was a private conversation, "a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing."

Death by Politics.  The next fatal move by Biden is beginning the destruction of our power grid.  Under the guise of the Green New Deal and climate change, the president has already begun his war on fossil fuels.  You are witnessing a monumental increase in cost for gas, oil, propane, and natural gas.  We will be competing with all the electric cars that he wants for power.  Our electric grid cannot sustain our demand for heat and air-conditioning while servicing the enormous need to charge electric vehicles.

One of AOC's Worst Green New Deal Ideas is Included in Biden's 'Build Back Better' Plan.  The fate of President Biden's multi-trillion-dollar social spending agenda, the "Build Back Better" plan, has consumed the political conversation in recent weeks.  Amid all the furious attempts at reading political tea leaves, a curious fact has flown under the radar:  The latest iteration of Biden's plan includes one of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's worst ideas.  "Happy to announce creation of a U.S. Civilian Climate Corps is now in the Build Back Better Act," the far-left congresswoman recently tweeted.  Referencing the public works "job creation" scheme first proposed as part of the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the initiative will create 300,000 jobs while combating the "climate crisis" and "environmental injustice."

Green New Deal Lite:
New York's Green Amendment could create a legal mess and a tough environment for businessesCity Journal has a piece today [10/19/2021] about a change to the New York state constitution which will go before voters in a couple of weeks.  Prop 2, as it's called, would guaranteed every New Yorker "a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment."  The green amendment is backed by environmental groups but also has support from groups concerned about "environmental justice." [...] So what does this mean in practice?  No one really knows.  The article points out that other states have similar commitments in their constitutions but those tend to be more narrow and haven't resulted in a surge of new lawsuits.  New York's amendment could be different precisely because it's so vague.  For instance, it's not clear if the amendment would allow anyone to sue over any perceived infraction.

The Editor says...
There is no "right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment."  In many places around the world, clean air and water are luxuries.  Who knows what "a healthful environment" means.  Once it gets into a courtroom, it could be twisted to mean almost anything.  That's what lawyers do.

Here Are All The Green New Deal Handouts Democrats Wedged Into Their $3.5 Trillion Budget.  Democrats have inserted numerous provisions and subsidy programs into their $3.5 trillion budget that would benefit green energy companies and speed the transition to renewables.  The Build Back Better Act would invest an estimated $295 billion of taxpayer money into a variety of clean energy programs in what would amount to the most sweeping climate effort passed by Congress, according to a House Committee on Energy and Commerce report.  That price tag doesn't factor in the other costly measures approved by the House Ways and Means, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Oversight and Transportation committees last month.  "This bill is crammed with green welfare subsidies, specifically for corporations and the wealthy," House Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview.  "They are extending and creating a whole host of green energy tax credits such as electric transmission property, zero emissions facilities and clean hydrogen," the Texas Republican continued.

Where Are They Trying to Take Us?  [Scroll down]  Think about the larger Green New Deal (goals and objectives), and then contrast those objectives while aligning an overlay map of how federal COVID mitigation rules can be applied as a back door to the EXACT SAME objective.  Far beyond masks and even vaccines:  workspaces being forced to be redesigned.  New rules on labor density.  New rules on labor/manufacturing and office proximity.  New rules on uniforms.  New rules on hand-washing stations.  New rules on sick pay, shift hours, time-off when a COVID infection is detected in the workplace.  Think about everything from rules on surfaces, to rules on packaging, to rules on ALL business operations as an outcome of federal regulatory policy under the guise of CVOID-19 mitigation.  OSHA, Labor, Agriculture, Transportation, Energy, Education, Housing, Health and Human Services, and even federal building permits:  the entire regulatory system and compliance network.  Think about Housing and Urban Development (HUD) having new rules about dwellings and complexes for housing grants.  Population density; the need to move into the suburbs and the confiscation of private property to "ensure the common safety" of the citizens.

The Climate Army Is Coming.  Dissatisfied with the American people's lack of concern for their issue du jour, self-righteous coastal elites are moving on from slick PR campaigns and headline-grabbing protests to deploy a legion of climate activists across the nation — paid for by your tax dollars, whether you like it or not.  President Joe Biden's proposed Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) would be the biggest mobilization of government labor since the New Deal, a massive and likely permanent expansion of government power cementing the radical climate agenda in our halls of government.  It would also burden taxpayers with massive debt — without any impact whatsoever on the global climate.  Though the CCC is said to support such innocuous projects as solar panels and parks, it's really a slush fund for progressive activism paid for by your tax dollars.

Joe Biden just reminded the nation why the Green New Deal is just not feasible.  On Monday [8/9/2021], the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ordered a "code red," releasing a "landmark" report warning that global warming was an existential threat to humanity, "unequivocally" blaming humans and demanding rapid action to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. [...] The very next day, the Biden administration released a statement imploring the OPEC cartel to increase production of oil to help lower worldwide gas prices.  "Higher gasoline costs," the White House said, "if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery."  The White House wants OPEC to go above the 400,000-barrels-per-day increase it already promised to implement, which doesn't seem to jibe with the notion that we are on the precipice of the apocalypse.  As an economic matter, of course, the request makes total sense:  By pressuring exporters to pump more oil, a fungible commodity, we lower costs worldwide.  Even though technology continues to create efficiencies that lower emissions, modernity relies heavily on affordable and reliable energy.  Economies would collapse without it.

11 Notable Topics in Senate Vote-a-Rama on Spending $3.5 Trillion.  [#11]  Although its budget resolution largely adopts the left's Green New Deal-type climate policies, the Senate voted unanimously that it would not adopt the actual Green New Deal.  The amendment was offered by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.  "The Green New Deal is not about protecting the environment, it's about making big government even bigger," Barrasso said.  However, the spending bill itself has Green New Deal-style climate policies.  These include a clean electricity standard payment program; a new tax on imports that emit carbon dioxide; new taxes and fees on conventional energy resources such as oil and gas; more subsidies and tax breaks for green energy and electric vehicles; a new Civilian Climate Corps; and climate research and development programs across the federal government.  Interestingly, the Senate sponsor of the Green New Deal, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., joined the vote to prohibit the enactment of the policy.

Biden's Six Months In Office Have Us On The Road To Communism.  Leftists have long known that they can only enact their utopian dreams with an endless parade of existential crises.  Global warming was just such a crisis, virtually brimming with potential until all the dire predictions came up woefully short.  People in the north still know what snow is like though it should have disappeared off the scene twenty years ago.  We don't hear much from Al Gore anymore.  Having made his fortune selling carbon indulgences, he's retired to enjoy his massive carbon footprint, which likely exceeds that of many small nations.  AOC's 12-year doomsday scenario will come and go, and nothing will have changed. [...] If her Green New Deal goes into effect, or the Paris climate hoaxers manage to siphon off American wealth, we may see doomsday for America but the world will be just fine.

'Civilian Climate Corps' to be part of Senate Democrats' infrastructure bill.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that a climate jobs proposal called the Civilian Climate Corps will be part of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that Senate Democrats plan to pass.  The move reflects the high priority many Democratic activists place on climate change measures, even as businesses raise concerns about the financial cost of conversion to non-fossil fuels.  The furthest-left lawmakers, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, have long pushed for the "Green New Deal," which calls on the federal government to wean the United States from fossil fuels and curb planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions across the economy.

Mark Carney Unveils Dystopian New World To Combat Climate 'Crisis'.  In his book Value(s): Building a Better World for All, Mark Carney, former governor both of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England, claims that western society is morally rotten, and that it has been corrupted by capitalism, which has brought about a "climate emergency" that threatens life on earth.  This, he claims, requires rigid controls on personal freedom, industry and corporate funding. [...] Since the advent of the COVID pandemic, Carney has been front and centre in the promotion of a political agenda known as the "Great Reset," or the "Green New Deal," or "Building Back Better."  All are predicated on the claim that COVID, and its disruption of the global economy, provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not just to regulate climate, but to frame a more fair, more diverse, more inclusive, more safe and more woke world.

Biden's Radical Executive Order on Global Warming Gives Government Power To Do Almost Anything.  President Biden's new executive order on climate change would basically let the government do virtually anything in any part of the economy or the financial markets, or labor markets, or agriculture — or anything — in the name of mitigating risk of climate changes.  I haven't read the full Executive Order yet, but you just have to trust me on this.  It has a two-page fact sheet, and that alone makes it clear that the Executive Order is a thing to behold.  I recommend everyone read this thing.  It will take two or three minutes.  It has all the far-left Green New Deal climate change features that will destroy fossil fuels and capitalism, destroy jobs and the economy.  It's all in there.  Everything a lefty greenie could possibly hope for.

Dumb and getting dumber.  Based on his actions to date, Biden's environmental and energy programs are based on a hatred for American citizens as his administration scrambles to reduce our living standards and promote the welfare of China, India, and other massive planetary polluters.  Biden couldn't shut off the Keystone Pipeline or jump back into the Paris Climate accords fast enough.  While smog-shrouded foreign countries gleefully applaud the unqualified and fumbling environmental czar, John Kerry, America's East Coast Colonial Pipeline gas supply was shut down by Russian hackers and Biden ensured that there would be no Keystone backup.  At the same time, he waived sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany.  The reassuring response by Biden's Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, was to remind reporters during a White House press briefing that "if you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you, clearly."

What Trump Meant to Millions.  The Green New Deal promises to siphon vast sums from American taxpayers to reward those who contribute huge sums to Democrats in return for green mandates that favor their investments.  Those who have lost their high-paying pipeline jobs are told to "retrain" laying solar panels at $12 an hour.  And so it goes through every fabric of our society from restaurant closings to transgender rights: the ordinary citizen is lectured that his common sense is racist, sexist, homophobic, or simply ignorant.  And what is concealed is an enormous network of corruption from the top right down to local organizers thriving on "community development" and diversity grants.

Think Gas Shortages Are Bad?  Buckle Up.  If the gas shortages plaguing the Southeast left you high and dry last week, buckle up.  This is just a taste of our future under President Joe Biden's energy policies.  Though these shortages were largely driven by panic buying, rather than by actual supply constraints due to the Colonial Pipeline hack, they demonstrate just how much energy — something the average American likely doesn't think much about during their normal daily routine — defines our lives.  If the Green New Deal becomes a real deal, whether through Congress or by executive fiat (which is apparently Biden's preferred strategy), gas shortages and skyrocketing prices at the pump are just the beginning.  If Biden succeeds, we can kiss energy independence goodbye.  In 2019, the United States finally achieved the mission that founded the U.S. Department of Energy in the 1960s — freedom from dependence on foreign oil — when we became a net energy exporter.  Just over 100 days into the Biden administration, our claim to that title is already fading.

Our Democrat Rulers Can't Be Serious.  Ed Markey — the 45-year D.C. lifer — could be considered the quintessential liberal NE Democrat politician.  He transparently espouses every clichéd liberal Democratic policy position that comes down the pike.  He never puts forth any new, thoughtful, genuinely helpful initiatives of his own. [...] Yet apparently, even empty vessels like Markey occasionally feel the need to attach themselves to something that might convey some visibility and substance onto their otherwise vacant countenances.  Hence, Markey is all of a sudden a major proponent of the risible Green New Deal.  His own connection to the GND fandango would be utterly humiliating to him if he had the self-awareness to see it.  The GND is a fantastical "what-if/if only" environmental pipe dream, conceived of by too-young, completely immature and uneducated political neophytes, without the slightest clue of either economic realities or scientific facts.

The Green New Deal's Shock Troops.  As reported May 5 by Fox News, "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers are calling for the creation of a 1.5 million-strong group of civilians to work on federally funded projects addressing climate change as part of their sweeping Green New Deal legislation." [...] We can imagine the "training" the members will receive.  They won't be learning the Boy Scouts' oath, studying the great works of this nation's founders, or pledging to uphold the Constitution.  They'll be told that human activity is overheating the planet.  That American and Western lifestyles are unsustainable and must be reeled in by government.  That environmental injustices have to be rectified by policies that will hurt the middle and lower classes.  That the only way to stop the march of global warming will be the enactment of the Democrats' socialist wish-list legislative agenda.

Pipeline killer Joe Biden declares emergency for northeast pipeline hit by cyberhackers.  Is there anything more preposterous than Joe Biden declaring an emergency for 17 eastern states after cybercriminals shut down a critical gas pipeline in their vicinity?  He's a Green New Dealer, so maybe he should instead be happy. [...] But this is the same Joe Biden and administration that shut down the Keystone XL pipeline as part of his Green New Deal, all with the stroke of a pen.  Shutting down pipelines is serious stuff as it impacts the national economy.  Yet Biden himself, just weeks ago, blithely shut Keystone down for the sake of his greenie buddies.  See, Keystone energy is bad.  Colonial's energy, it seems, is good.

Biden's 'Green New Deal': Glitter, nonsense, and deception.  Having spent our adult lives involved with and supporting science and technology, it is frustrating and infuriating to endure uninformed politicians, pundits, and ideologues bloviating about the climate, to say nothing of the pointless dithering about whether we should be referring to climate change or to the climate crisis.  But the genuine catastrophe-in-waiting is that the policies they advocate will irreparably damage the economy while leaving the climate essentially unaffected.  The United States's small global share of greenhouse gas emissions, which is about 15% and declining due to the increased use of natural gas, means that domestic improvements can have only a minimal effect.  The underlying premise of the Biden administration's energy policy is that by the U.S. setting an example of enlightenment and probity, other nations, especially China and India, will elevate altruism above compelling self-interests and follow suit.

Green is the new Red.  The "new world order" to which he referred is global governance under the banner of the hammer and sickle, the same objective of the pro-communist World Economic Forum, which announced last year its "Great Reset" initiative to help inform decisions regarding global recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the organizations website, the Great Reset will address challenges like global warming by resetting "the direction of national economies." Translation:  Use climate policy as a slight-of-hand means to force western nations, including America, to give up capitalism in favor of communism.

How Biden's climate plan could limit you to eat just one burger a MONTH, cost $3.5K a year per person in taxes, force you to spend $55K on an electric car and 'crush' American jobs.  President Joe Biden's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse emissions by 50 to 52 percent over the next decade could prompt sweeping changes that could affect how Americans eat, drive and heat their homes.  Biden announced the goal to cut emissions by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, at the start of a two-day climate summit on Thursday [4/22/2021].  He vowed the plan, which would set the US on a path of a zero emissions economy by no later than 2050, would create jobs and boost economies.

The Editor says...
Exactly the opposite is true, as is often the case when Joe Biden speaks.  His plan would crush the U.S. economy and eliminate jobs — all for the sake of reducing carbon dioxide emissions slightly, which will have zero positive effects.

AOC now blames 'racial injustice' for the climate crisis as she relaunches her Green New Deal.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked for claiming that climate change is a product of racial injustice, as she relaunched her controversial Green New Deal.  The New York congresswoman on spoke in front of the Capitol to promote her plan, which set a series of ambitious targets such as eliminating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade and transitioning the economy away from fossil fuels.  Ocasio-Cortez said that climate change must be viewed through the lens of race.

Democrats Reintroduce Green New Deal; GOP Denounces Plan as 'Socialist Super-Package'.  Progressive Democrats reintroduced their signature climate change-fighting blueprint, this time in the form of a Senate resolution, with Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) proclaiming in Washington on April 20 that "the Green New Deal isn't just a resolution, it is a revolution," while Republicans denounced it as a "socialist super-package."  First introduced in 2019 in the form of a non-binding House resolution (pdf), the essentially identical Senate version of the Green New Deal seeks to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, transition the economy away from fossil fuels, weave climate change imperatives into any infrastructure bill considered by Congress, along with a medley of progressive social justice priorities in areas such as race relations and income disparities.  "The green new disaster is back," Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said in a statement.  "Free market innovation is the best way to protect our air, water, and communities — not heavy-handed government regulation or taxation."

Biden pledges to cut carbon emissions by Half by 2030 as AOC introduces her Green New Deal and a '10-year mobilization to fight the climate crisis'.  President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes as a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans.  The non-binding but symbolically important pledge is a key element of the summit, which begins Thursday [4/22/2021] as world leaders gather online to share strategies to combat climate change.  It came on the day Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced her Green New Deal and her '10-year mobilization to fight the climate crisis'.

The Editor says...
[#1] There is no climate crisis.  [#2] It is pointless and futile to "combat climate change."  The climate will not stop changing.  Spend your own money, if you feel that you must, to "combat climate change," but don't spend other people's money in search of solutions for problems that aren't problems.  [#3] I suspect "world leaders gather online" all the time.  Big deal.  [#4] AOC announced her Green New Deal about three and a half years ago, not just the other day.

Sanders and AOC unveil 'Green New Deal' proposal to overhaul public housing.  Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation's public housing stock that would cost up to $172 billion.  The duo has dubbed the legislation the "Green New Deal for Public Housing Act" and unveiled the proposal on Monday [4/19/2021].  The plan by the two self-described socialists seeks to transition the public housing system "as swiftly and seamlessly as possible" to zero-carbon communities that produce on-site renewable energy, according to a news release about the proposal.  They said the $172 billion would be invested over a period of 10 years and would affect nearly 2 million people living in some 950,000 public housing homes.  The sponsors claim that the legislation would reduce the cost of water bills among public housing residents by 30% and would slash energy bills by up to 70% per year.  It also would create about 240,000 union jobs, according to Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.

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[#1] Democrats like to push programs that create union jobs, because a large portion of the dues paid by union members goes right back to the Democrats.  [#2] If the end product is only that the "cost of water bills among public housing residents [would be reduced] by 30%," how much is that worth?  If this program "would slash energy bills by up to 70% per year," how many dollars are saved?  Certainly not $172 billion.  Remomber, "up to 70%" covers a lot of territory — all the way down to zero.  Renewable energy might not save any money at all.

The Green Regime's Eco-Speak.  I used to think that the word "woke" meant just getting up from sleeping.  Now I know it is an ideological term.  Words we thought we knew have new meanings, even if spelled the same.  Dr. Roger Canfield has created a glossary of terms for the tin foil hat crowd — the AOC Green Dream folks — commonly known as the Green Nightmare.

The Roadmap for the 'Great Reset'.  As far back as 1996, Mikhail Gorbachev laid bare the agenda driving climate alarmism:  "The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order."  He was underscoring the importance of advancing Marxist objectives by creating an emergency to convince people they must surrender freedom to be safe.  That idea has been parlayed over the decades into a global campaign of the Left to control vibrant economies, end individual freedom and national sovereignties, and impoverish the world.  In America, it is being served up as the Green New Deal (GND).  Author Marc Morano exposes that elaborate con game in Green Fraud:  Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think. [...] His book shows how the GND — which dovetails with the U.N.'s Agenda 21 — has nothing to do with "saving the planet" and is actually about "transforming modern America into a centrally planned and managed society and imposing an ideology that will rein in the freedoms of individual Americans."

Green Fraud Meets The Big Shut-Up.  If you've seen Marc Morano interviewed by yours truly when I'm hosting on Fox, you'll know that the former is absolutely the sharpest critic of Big Climate and their plans for the rest of us.  (You can see our most recent conversation here.) So I was honored to be asked to write the introduction to Marc's new book, Green Fraud:  Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think.  Which it is.  Yet, in this cowed and craven never-quite-fully-unlocked-down Covid-without-end world, Big Climate figures it's easier to impose than ever.  But they don't want you getting a head's up on that.  So, having long lost the ability to debate their opponents, the warm-mongers are opting for their preferred method of disposal — get 'em canceled.

Green Fraud:  Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think.  Most Americans don't fully understand what's in the Green New Deal and what it will do to America.  A new book by Marc Morano, Green Fraud:  Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think, will tell you everything you need to know about the socialist green new deal.  Purchase it ASAP as the cancel culture is trying to get the book banned from Amazon.

For Climate Progressives, Biden's $2.25 Trillion Isn't Enough.  As a candidate, Joe Biden garnered nearly unanimous support from environmentalists, progressives, and clean energy advocates for his promise to reconfigure the U.S. economy for the fight against climate change.  But as president, his $2.25 trillion jobs-and-infrastructure blueprint — released Wednesday and meant to fulfill much of that campaign pledge — received a much less harmonious welcome.  "Today I find myself caught between two truths," said Varshini Prakash, executive director of the youth climate activist group the Sunrise Movement.  "This infrastructure plan is a historic step forward that would not have been possible without us," she said, referring to fellow young protesters and advocates of the Green New Deal.  And yet, "so much more is needed to reach the scale of what is necessary to truly transform this country to stop the climate crisis."

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[#1] Any effort to "reconfigure the U.S. economy for the fight against climate change" is obviously futile:  The climate will always change, slowly and imperceptibly, whether Joe Biden wrecks the U.S. economy or not.  [#2] There is no climate crisis.  Nobody is worried about this issue more than any other problem.  None of the climate alarmists' dire predictions have ever come to pass.

Democrats Introduce New Green New Deal Bill Calling Fossil Fuels 'Racist'The Hill reports that Rep. Always On-Camera (D-New York) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Not An Actual Cherokee) have introduced a new bill that would "invest" $500 billion to "create" "green jobs."  Use of multiple scare quotes is intentional.  Neither the race-hustling professor nor AOC know much about job creation, having never created any meaningful number of non-government jobs.  Government "investing" necessarily entails government taxing, or government just printing more money, which neither the Democrats nor The Hill note.  Those green jobs supposedly already exist anyway; why else would John Kerry tell the Keystone XL pipeline workers whose jobs his boss destroyed to go build solar panels?

Your Guidebook to Combating the Climate-Crazed Left.  You've no doubt heard of the Green New Deal, the far left's favorite piece of legislation.  But do you know where it originated?  How it became the centerpiece of the left's agenda?  Or that many of its provisions have nothing to do with climate change?  Marc Morano, publisher of, has a new book out Tuesday that answers these questions and more.  "Green Fraud:  Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think" provides Americans with the information they need to refute climate alarmism, think critically about climate change, and counter the indoctrination of young people.

When a Handful of Crises Aren't Enough.  Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé.  What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and a knot of plutocrats and "progressives" who pull Joe's strings want are crises.  Manufactured crises are just as good as the real deals.  They're opportunities not to be wasted. [...] The Biden administration is now teeing up the climate crisis.  Catastrophic climate cooling or heating (you pick) has been the rage since the early 70s. [...] Deep-sixing the Keystone XL Pipeline was a modest down payment on planet saving.  With the end looming, we must slam on civilization's brakes.  Conventional energy and all the technology and machinery dependent must give way to solar panels, windmills, bikes, electric cars (maybe), meatless meals, organic gardens, rationed toilet paper, childlessness (the fewer cows and people, the less flatulence), primitivized buildings, brownouts and rolling blackouts, hemp clothes, flint tools, malnutrition, starvation, hypothermia, heatstroke, and polar icecap and polar bear appreciation days.  If your gut tells you that the Green New Deal is actually destructive of our economy and society, your gut is right.

Climate and COVID: The Erosion of Common Intelligence and Common Sense.  The notorious Texas freeze, to take a recent instance, should have provided abundant evidence that wind and solar are not only weather-dependent and inadequate suppliers of electric power but potentially disastrous; yet many continue to believe that the answer to such emergencies is even more green technology.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example, who introduced the Green New Deal in Congress, claims that the infrastructure failures in Texas "are quite literally what happens when you don't pursue a Green New Deal."  The degree of stupefaction here is legendary.  Renewables are not only ill-suited for, but wholly contra-indicated to serving as primary energy sources for industrial societies.

The Great Leap Backward: LaRouche Exposes the Green New Deal.  EIR has released this Special Report to warn of the extreme danger to mankind represented by the Green New Deal, also called "The Great Reset" by the leaders of the World Economic Forum.  These organizers are directed by Britain's Prince Charles, former Bank of England chief Mark Carney, Sir Michael Bloomberg, and Larry Fink, CEO of the $8 trillion Wealth Management Fund BlackRock, among others.  Already being implemented worldwide, this plan is taking over the direction of national economies from sovereign governments, using the power of central banks and the too-big-to-fail private financial institutions, cutting off credit to fossil fuel power generation and to industrial and agricultural enterprises which, in their perverted view, emit too much carbon.  Meanwhile it is creating a new huge bubble in the "sustainable fuel" sector, hoping to prop up the financial system as the current bankrupt system unravels.

An Insider Explains Why Texans Lost Their Power.  [Scroll down]  If this sounds outlandish, here's the head of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas:  ["]The fundamental decision made in the middle of the night on Monday to have outages imposed was a wise decision by the operators we have here, Magness said.  If we had waited and not done those outages ... we could have drifted to blackout.  That's not just outages, but we could lose all electricity on system, and it could take months or longer to repair that.["]  With a total ERCOT system failure, as many as 12 million customers and possibly 20 million Texans could be in the cold, in the dark, in their cars with nowhere to go — for months.  Wind power did this to Texas.  Be very afraid of the Green New Deal.

[The] Green New Deal [is] Frozen in its Tracks.  This past week America has been treated to some chilly weather. [...] Kansas City broke a record low temperature set in 1936.  Colorado Springs broke an 1895 record on Valentine's Day.  Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio also broke cold temperature records.  Fort Collins broke a 121-year-old record.  Beyond America, the current Grand Solar Minimum is intensifying and so is winter, cooling the entire Northern Hemisphere. [...] At one time, extreme weather was blamed on global warming, but who could, with a straight face, attribute record setting cold temperatures to a warming planet?  Conveniently the narrative changed a few years ago, just like the First Amendment also conveniently changed. [...] Warming can be cooling and vice versa, under fluid definitions that change based on political circumstances. [...] [NASA] scientist Martin Mlynczak notes that sunspot activity on the surface of the sun has dropped so low that our outer atmosphere is losing heat energy, and that "If trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold."

AOC Brags She Helped Design Biden's Job-Killing Energy Agenda.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) bragged about designing President Joe Biden's job-killing energy agenda after an NBC News reporter pointed out the similarities between it and her Green New Deal.  [Tweet]  We can debate numbers another time.  We all know that killing the Keystone XL Pipeline costs jobs.  But we all knew this would happen.

AOC says Biden's $2T climate push sounds just like her 'Green New Deal'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took credit Wednesday for President Biden's newly unveiled $2 trillion set of environmental policies, which include eliminating coal, oil and natural gas as electricity sources by 2035.  "It's almost as if we helped shape the platform," Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wrote in a tweet, followed by a winking face emoji.  The tweet was in response to NBC News reporter Geoff Bennett, who noted the similarities between the Biden's executive orders and Democratic socialist AOC's "Green New Deal" proposal Wednesday [1/27/2021].  "It's striking how much of Biden's climate executive actions reflect major elements of the Green New Deal — tackling climate change while addressing economic/racial injustice — without actually *being the Green New Deal.  Some political sleight of hand," Bennett wrote on the social media platform.

2021: The Left Is Serious Now.  Enter, the fictive President Select, Asterisk Joe, the King of Aphasia, that addle-pated masked man, our very own epigone president, Joooey Biden, who has called "climate change" the biggest threat to not only America, but also the world.  As a means to reorder society, you cannot get much better than "climate change" and its prescribed solution, the mirific Green Raw Deal.  Once people accept that it is real, or at least can be forced to obey a new societal regimen as if it were so, it becomes an immediate emergency.  If Americans enjoyed the emergency COVID diktats from our Democrat tyrants, wait until they see the climate lockdowns, where people are not allowed to own a car or drive, gasoline costs $15 a gallon, private air-conditioners are outlawed (for us, not them), and electricity is five times more expensive and rationed.  Our elite overlords will again rule by fiat — all while they accumulate power and wealth for themselves.

Democrat senators are trying to backdoor the Green New Deal.  No matter what former Vice President Joe "I am the Democratic Party" Biden says, the Green New Deal ("TGND") is fully incorporated into the Democrats' platform. [...] Reading backward through time, TGND is also the essence of these related documents:  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015) (the UN's SDGs), which redeveloped and expanded the UN Millennium Declaration (2000) (the MDGs), the Kyoto Protocol (1998), and Rio's UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992).  In Congress, TGND has been in committee since February 2019.  As is true for all these other proclamations of intent, it will never be honestly adopted nor effectively implemented.  Thank goodness for that.  The critical evaluations of its potential cost and uncertain benefit eventually caused every Senator who co-sponsored it to back away when given the opportunity.  But they've not given up.  No, they are sneaking it by bits and pieces into other legislation, hoping that, eventually, TGND will permeate the laws, policies, and budgets of our country.  The most recent example is Core Booker's, Elizabeth Warren's, and Kirsten Gillibrand's draft "Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020."

The Green End Game Runs Through Biden.  With the election of Joe Biden, the environmental movement has now established suzerainty over global economics.  Gone is not only the troublesome Donald Trump but also the Canadian skeptic Steven Harper.  Outside of those dismissed as far-Right, there is virtually no serious debate about how to address climate change in the United States or Western Europe outside the parameters suggested by mainstream green groups.  In reality, though, few electorates anywhere are ready for extreme policies such as the Green New Deal, which, as its widely acknowledged architect, Saikat Chakrabarti, has acknowledged, is really a redder, more openly anti-capitalist version of the Great Depression-era original.  Yet getting hysterical about the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a waste of emotional energy.  The environmental movement's real power derives from those who occupy "the commanding heights" of our society — at the corporate, media, and academic realms.  Though arguably not holding views as economically ludicrous as AOC's, mainstream corporate greens are far more likely to successfully impose their version of environmental justice on the rest of us.

Progressives mainstream communistic Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  Biden is too weak and too senile to fight the hard-left, and there are no moderates left in the entire party.  Did everyone forget what is in the Green New Deal?  It calls for an end to capitalism.  The GND means a complete and speedy overhaul of the nation's energy, transportation, and farming sectors in order to eliminate carbon emissions in the coming decades.  They want to pay people who don't want to work, get rid of all fossil fuels, retrofit every building and home in the country, tell people to take trains instead of planes, offer a communist universal basic income, and getting rid of most cars.  The document also says there will be no nuclear energy, the cleanest energy of all, and there will be carbon taxes and cap and trade.  They later called it a "brainstorming" document but clearly that is where their resolution takes us.  It's flat-out communism.

Biden Prepares To Impose Sweeping Green New Deal Measures On America.  Last Saturday [11/7/2020], [Joe] Biden was unanimously declared as the winner of the 2020 election by a crooked media that ran interference for him throughout the campaign and coordinated to censor a late story on his son Hunter's abandoned laptop.  Nevermind that not one state has certified their elections or the courts have had a chance to rule on multiple legal challenges over irregularities and other fakery, forces that are behind the geriatric gaffe machine are going full speed ahead with their plans.  One of their top priorities is the imposition of socialism upon unsuspecting Americans by using the Green New Deal to capitalize on climate change doomsday scenarios as an excuse to completely remake society which includes controlling how citizens will be allowed to live their lives.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests 'Trump Sycophants' Should Be Held Accountable 'In The Future'.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Friday that "Trump sycophants" should be held accountable for their "complicity in the future."  The recently reelected congresswoman tweeted asking whether anyone was keeping track of comments made by "Trump sycophants."  She was likely referring to supporters of President Donald Trump who are alleging that voter fraud is causing the president to fall behind 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.  Trump has not provided evidence that voter fraud is costing him the election.  "Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future," she asked.  "I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future."

Representative Ocasio-Cortez Requests Immediate Enemies List for Targeting After Biden Takes Office.  New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has requested the immediate assembly of a political enemies list so the far-left can target Trump supporters for elimination.  Not surprisingly former President Obama's data-assembly lead, Michael Simon, affirms the list is already being assembled.  Historically, the elimination of political opposition is a consistent approach by far-leftists who prefer to use ostracization, internment and ultimately extermination to avoid any further impediments upon their quest for ultimate control.  A reference is the Tea Party targeting list used by President Obama through the IRS.  A more recent reference was the call to action by President Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe.

Eight hard questions for the Democrats.  [#3] Why do you support the Green New Deal and the presumption of man-made global warming?  The GND would pole-axe the American economy, even without lockdowns and the rest of the Democrat program.  Yes, the climate is always changing, and it may be getting warmer.  That does not mean that it is caused by human activity or that it can be reversed by our shedding a few centuries of human progress.  Man-made climate change is a weird New Age faith, not anything remotely scientific.  There was so much water stored in immense glaciers only 10,000 years ago, including giant glaciers over Wisconsin, that a land passage existed between Britain and Europe.  Then it melted, and the seas rose, and the English Channel was created, and it was not caused by the campfires of the mammoth-hunters!

The Biden Family Green New Deal.  Some 90% of all US wells are now hydraulically fractured.  Fracked wells in shale formations open up vast supplies of oil, natural gas and petroleum liquids that previously were locked up and inaccessible.  Fracking conventional wells expands and prolongs production, leaving less energy in the ground.  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, AOC, the Democrat Party and US environmentalists are determined to make climate change, the Green New Deal, and replacing fossil fuels with wind, solar, battery and biofuel power the centerpiece of their foreign and domestic policies.  They would ban fracking outright — or price and restrict it out of existence through a slow, painful death of a thousand regulatory cuts.  That would cost up to 19 million jobs and billions of dollars in annual royalty and tax revenues, send energy prices soaring, and end America's newfound status as the world's foremost oil and gas producer.

A President Biden Would Be Disastrous on Energy.  In the business world, there's a saying that past performance is the best predictor of future results.  I believe that this saying holds true when it comes to the candidates for president of the United States and energy policy.  Consider the past four years under President Trump, a period during which promises made resulted in promises kept.  The United States currently enjoys energy independence and security, clean air and water, abundant natural gas, and affordable prices at the pump.  But if last night's debate is any indicator, a Biden victory would put an end to the energy prosperity the U.S. currently enjoys.  In admitting to the whole country that he would do away with the American oil-and-gas industry, Biden came out as a Green New Dealer.  And that means catastrophe for every American family.

5 Other Things We'll Learn About Biden After The Election.  [#1] Biden is a far-left liberal with a big agenda. [...] The Green New Deal that Biden says he opposes, for example, is contradicted by his own campaign website:  "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face."  Biden wants to eliminate carbon emissions from power plants by 2035, which is only five years later than the socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.  He plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions for the entire country by 2050, which is the same deadline as the GND. [...] Biden's tax-and-spend plans are just as ambitious, and on social issues, Biden is as leftist as they get.  Should Biden win, he will be able to claim that he has a mandate to do all the things he's never talked about during the campaign.  And the press will be by his side screaming Mandate!  Mandate!

Joe Biden and the Green New Deal.  When asked by moderator Chris Wallace during the first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign season if he supports the Green New Deal (GND), Joe Biden said, "No, I don't support the Green New Deal."  However, according to his website, "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face.  It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan:  (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected."  In fairness, the Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice does not go nearly as far as the super-radical GND.  In general, Biden's plan does not include the vast array of social programs, such as Medicare for All, a universal basic income, a federal jobs guarantee, free college, etc. that make the GND one of the costliest and most socialistic bills in American history.  Yet, Biden's plan is far from moderate.

Life Under The Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  Dependable coal and natural gas power plants will be replaced by intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar power; gasoline-powered vehicles with electric models.  That's obvious.  But our nation's abundant coal, oil, natural gas and petroleum liquids provide over 80% of the energy that makes our jobs, lives and living standards possible.  Locking them in the ground will have far-reaching impacts that are far less apparent, and have (deliberately?) received little media attention.  In 2018, America's fossil fuels generated about 2.7 billion megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.  But almost two-thirds of the nation's non-exported natural gas served industrial, commercial and residential needs — including factories, hospital emergency power systems, and furnaces, ovens, stoves and hot water heaters in restaurants and tens of millions of US homes.  That's equivalent to another 2.7 billion MWh.

Biden's Energy Plan:  Sacrificing Goats to the Sun Gods.  A number of documents have been published by the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party: [...] A lot of the goals in these documents are generalities, promising everything to everyone, especially to groups that vote Democratic.  One concrete goal is carbon-free electricity generation by 2035.  This is a pointless goal on several fronts.  Reducing U.S. CO2 emissions is a pointless exercise due to the fact that declining U.S. emissions are dwarfed by rapidly increasing emissions in China and India.  U.S. emissions are declining due to increased use of natural gas, a low-carbon source of energy.  The claim that CO2 will create an apocalyptic disaster is overwrought, without sound scientific basis.  The Biden campaign ignores the fantastic benefits for agriculture of adding more CO2 to the atmosphere.  The Biden campaign accepts as fact popular fake claims that not even the most extreme climate scientists would dare to advocate — that CO2 will create forest fires, floods, and sea level rise.

Joe Biden disavows Green New Deal co-sponsored by Kamala Harris.  On Tuesday [9/29/2020], during the first (and hopefully last) 2020 presidential debate, Biden stated outright that he does not support the Green New Deal, a preposterous multitrillion-dollar plan to make the American economy more environmentally friendly.  "The Green New Deal will pay for itself as we move forward," Biden alleged.  "We're not going to build plants that, in fact, are great polluting plants."  Moderator Chris Wallace interjected for clarity, "But do you support the Green New Deal?"  "No," Biden answered definitively.  "I don't support the Green New Deal.  I support the Biden plan that I put forward."  Well, this is awkward, and for a couple of reasons.  First, it seems strange to disavow the Green New Deal after alleging specifically that it will "pay for itself as we move forward."

25 Questions Joe Biden Should Be Asked in the Debate.  Many of these questions were suggested by this author last month, but because they remain unanswered, I offer them again in the hope that Tuesday's debate moderator, Chris Wallace, will question the Democratic nominee with the same enthusiasm he has shown for questioning President Trump. [...] [#17] Your campaign has adopted a version of the Green New Deal that calls for 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2035.  California has adopted similar "green" goals, but now it can't keep the lights on due to the state's reliance on wind and solar energy.  California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newson admitted that the Golden State needs a "backup" plan for energy because the current blackouts caused by lack of wind and overcast skies have shown the danger of relying solely on "green" energy.  Why would the nation fare any better than sunny breezy California in keeping the lights on if we adopt 100 percent renewable energy?

USA cost to go without fossil fuels: $18-29 Trillion.  Today [9/22/2020], the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), released a state-by-state report on the capital cost associated with "electrification" for states and the nation.  The report, and its accompanying data spreadsheet, was authored by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment.  According to the report, electrifying the entire nation, with a goal of eliminating the direct consumption of fuel and reducing climate change emissions, would cost between $18 trillion and $29 trillion in first costs.  Going all renewable will force costs to the high end of the range.  Also, constructing and implementing an "all-electric" nation will include two other significant costs:  stranded assets and deadweight losses.

Green Nazi Political Vegetarianism.  Kamala Harris recently warned about the great impact meat production has on planetary ecology and that more vegetables in the American diet would lighten such a detrimental environmental impact.  Such comments are rooted in the Green New Deal that is rigged to drastically reduce livestock production.  Cows in particular are singled out for all of the methane they produce that leads to a significant contribution to greenhouse gases in this country.

Some tough questions for Biden, instead of the softballs the press has been pitching.  [For example,] You have embraced Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, which proposes banning cars and air travel, as a framework for your energy policy.  On numerous occasions, you've stated support for a fracking ban.  You've since walked back that claim.  What changed your mind, and how will you achieve your promised goal of "a 100 percent clean-energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050" without restricting affordable fossil fuels?

In a makeup video, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complains that no one takes her seriously.  Going the full Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined the crowd:  But unlike the celebs, who don't take themselves too seriously, Ocasio-Cortez sees all sorts of significance in her makeup routine, and demands respect and power for it.  [Video clip]  And she's upset that no one takes her seriously.

Blackouts Matter.  The Green New Deal is not just a fantasy bouncing around the empty head of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  In California it is everyday life.  Given that our states are laboratories for policy, the great state of California has enacted laws that will show us what it's like to live in our renewable energy future.  As of now, the evidence tells us that reducing fossil fuels and eliminating nuclear power leads to rolling blackouts.  California wants us all to return to the state of nature.  It wants to fulfill the leftist [...] dream: of repealing the Industrial Revolution.  In that it is joined by idiot leaders in Western Europe.  Didn't German Chancellor Angela Merkel decide to shut down her nation's nuclear power plants, in order to become more dependent on Russian gas?  This would all be sad if it wasn't pathetic.  As the Western world is involved in a civilizational clash with the nations of Asia, its leftist idiocracy is hard at work on self-sabotage.

Kamala Harris Is Far Worse Than Hillary Clinton.  [Scroll down]  And as a senator, she fully backed the Green New Deal, which is so important to her that she would destroy the filibuster tradition to enact it.  This is a breathtakingly extreme piece of legislation that aims to rewire the U.S. economy along social-justice lines.  Harris would end fracking and quickly zero out carbon-based fuels, leading to catastrophic energy-price hikes and dizzying costs.  One aspect of the proposal, to convert the 83 percent of the U.S. energy supply that is carbon-based to renewables, would cost $2.9 trillion all by itself — nearly a full year's federal tax revenue.  The cost of the whole package is estimated at anywhere from $18 trillion to $93 trillion — enormous sums that would require comparably enormous tax hikes.  That a President Harris would ram this disastrous bill through with only 50 Senate votes (plus, presumably, a tie-breaking vote from her own vice president) is more alarming than anything Hillary Clinton ever proposed.

10 policies Biden and Democrats would ram through after axing filibuster.  Advertised as an ambitious environmental plan by supporters of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it is a grab bag of liberal policy proposals with a price tag that has been estimated at anywhere from $50 trillion to $93 trillion over 10 years.  In addition to zeroing out greenhouse gas emissions, it would "create millions of good, high-paying jobs" and stop, prevent, and repair "oppression."  The only way it could ever pass is without the filibuster.

Joe Biden bends the knee to AOC on climate.  We noted with interest when Biden decided to appoint Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a radical if ever there was one, to co-chair his climate panel.  Now, Biden is out with a revised climate plan that is far to the left of what he had proposed during the primary and much closer to the vision of Ocasio-Cortez's extreme Green New Deal.  In the primaries, Biden ran on a climate plan that would have spent $1.7 trillion over a decade.  His new plan would spend $2 trillion in the first four years.  This is proposed at a time when the United States faces an unprecedented debt that the Congressional Budget Office says is already on track to exceed the World War II record next year.  Previously, Biden vowed for the power sector to be free of carbon emissions by 2050.  Now, he has moved the date up to 2035 (much closer to Ocasio-Cortez's target of 2030).

Bernie's Green New Deal to go 100 percent renewable in 10 years would destroy America.  If socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) is elected, his utopian promise to implement a 10-year Soviet-style Gosplan to end oil and gas consumption — the Green New Deal — will radically transform the U.S. economy, and possibly leave America in the dark and cold.  The plan, according to Sanders' website, calls for "[r]eaching 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transportation by no later than 2030 and complete decarbonization of the economy by 2050 at latest — consistent with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change goals — by expanding the existing federal Power Marketing Administrations to build new solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources."  All sources of non-renewable energy accounting for 62 percent of the electricity grid would need to be replaced.  No more coal, natural gas or petroleum based electricity generation.  Those aren't renewable.  In addition, 19 percent of the grid via nuclear power would come to an end, too, even though it doesn't emit carbon.  New nuclear plant construction would cease under the Sanders plan.

The Green New Deal Dress Rehearsal.  More than 1.4 million cases of Wuhan Coronavirus and 106,000 deaths in the United States alone have accompanied stay-home lockdowns, businesses bankruptcies, over 40 million unemployed workers, plummeting tax revenues and unprecedented debt.  Ongoing rioting, vandalism, arson and looting are compounding problems for many cities and minority communities.  But where many see disaster, others see opportunity.  Some want to use the crises to enact laws and welfare programs they could never get otherwise.  More ambitious activists see the lockdown as a blueprint or dress rehearsal for a total energy, economic and lifestyle transformation to "save the planet."  If three months of Covid lockdowns can reduce fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions, they argue, permanent fossil fuel bans are not just possible; they should be undertaken immediately.

Green New Deal Would Make Government's Pandemic Footing Permanent.  We know what a crisis looks like.  We know how to define an emergency.  Perhaps we weren't totally sure of these definitions before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on our lives and livelihoods, but we know now.  Yet Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is still using this same rhetoric about urgency and emergency to push his economy-changing climate change agenda.  Biden is effectively trying to shift the focus of our fear from coronavirus to climate change.  It's as though he believes that once this crisis has done with us, the American public will be ready to take their anxiety to a whole new economy disrupting level and tackle climate change as though it too is a coronavirus level crisis.  It isn't.

The Five Worst Types of Virtue-Signaling.  [#3] Virtue-signaling for policies they don't support — and doubling-down: [...] For months, Democrats glorified the Green New Deal.  Any opposition was only the result of greedy capitalists who didn't want people to have clean air or water.  Everyone saw how Democrats really felt when precisely zero of them voted in favor of the legislation.  But Joe Biden continued expressing his support for the Green New Deal, and even double-down by saying the proposal didn't [go] far enough.

If you like the pandemic lockdown, you're going to love the 'Green New Deal'.  When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her "Green New Deal," it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal.  Even after the New York Democrat and her acolytes added details (including a ban on airplanes and flatulent cows) in a voluminous range of policies costing an astounding $93 trillion, the idea of running the economy without fossil fuels seemed unthinkable.  Now, however, thanks to the pandemic lockdown of society, the public is in a position to judge what the "Green New Deal" revolution would look like.  It's like redoing this global pandemic and economic slump every year.

Living the Green New Deal.  There is no longer a question of what communists like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez have in mind for the United States of America.  The Green New Deal called for the restraint of the economy on a scale now being suffered by the people of the United States in the current lockdowns imposed by governors nationwide. [...] However, the main point here is if you like life under the lockdown, you will love the Green New Deal proposed by AOC and supported in one form or another by all Democrat presidential candidates.  This is communism and they love it.  In both the Pandemic and the Green New Deal, they seek to order businesses shut down as a means of achieving a political goal, such as the reduction of CO2, something that has tenuous ties (at best) with global warming that has itself been understood as a scam, even by their proponents who changed the criteria from "global warming" to "climate change" to cover for the inability of nature to follow their collectivist dictates and warm to a sufficient degree to cause panic among the people.  The key elements of both the Green New Deal and the Lockdown are reduced economic activity to stave off some crisis that is both unsubstantiated and unverifiable.

The Wu Flu: Even Better than the Green New Deal.  In the West, we've learned that politicians playing on fear of imminent death beats fear of the planet burning up in the unspecified future, when it comes to taking unpopular action.  Just look how successful this pandemic has been: [...] A few of the more enlightened U.S. governors have helped by redefining what constitutes a necessity.  Arguably, people only "need" food, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectants, and maybe a few products that you can't really rope off in Costco or Target.  TVs remain available because a captive population needs brain deadening entertainment.  Closing all commerce was beyond the hopes of anyone who formulated the Green New Deal; telling people to do without everything that they can't get from Amazon — who ever thought the U.S. would go for that?  Of course liquor stores remain open, as do newly legal weed stores, to keep things under control.  Fentanyl-laced heroin is being sold in the usual places, as cops back off crime and focus on arresting citizens out walking, swimming, or rowing; families playing ball; and church goers.

Will the Covid-19 PsyOp succeed?  There's been what I've called a flu d'état — a takeover of our supposedly democratic political process by unelected and unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats who are deeply and permanently embedded in the system of modern medicine — a collection of businesses that now consumes about twenty percent of the Gross National Product. [...] Overnight, our society is doing what radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green New Deal fanatics have demanded:  An almost total end to air travel; personal automobile travel down to a trickle; promises of free health care for all quickly becoming the new status quo; and the ability of people to sit at home without working and receive a pay check from the government.  The Democrats want that to continue indefinitely.

'Social Action' as a Bogus Alternative to True Education.  "Environmentalism/Sustainability" means the globalist climate change initiative.  It means support for the United Nations Agenda 2030 and a one-world government.  This goes much farther than the onerous elimination of plastic bags at supermarkets.  Rather, it is the incredibly radical Green New Deal that the smug intellectual misfits of the Squad advocate.  It means eliminating autos and airplanes as viable means of transportation.

The America You See Today is the America Envisioned by the Green New Deal.  This is exactly the America envisioned by the Soviet-style "Green New Deal" that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrat Party rolled out last year:  Less than zero economic growth; dramatically less car travel; dramatically less air travel; a dead tourism industry; the lights in Las Vegas turned off; Times Square a ghost town; Disney World dead and gone; beaches empty of everything but the seaweed that flows in with the tide; churches shut down on Palm Sunday; and the American people frightened and cowering in their homes as they wait for their tiny government checks to arrive.  If they can just find a way to shut down voices like yours and mine on the Internet, they would have exactly the America they have been working towards for their entire adult lives.

Goodbye, Green New Deal.  The current crisis in the U.S. economy is, in miniature but concentrated form, precisely what the Left has in mind in response to climate change:  shutting down large sectors of the domestic and global economies through official writ, social pressure, and indirect means, in response to a crisis with potentially devastating and wide-ranging consequences for human life and human flourishing.  What is under way right now in response to the epidemic is in substance much like the Green New Deal and lesser versions of the same climate-change agenda:  massive new government spending, political control of critical industries, emergency protocols modeled on wartime practice, etc.  But the characters of the two crises are basically different.

McConnell: Democrats Won't Fund Hospitals or Save Businesses 'Unless They Get to Dust off the Green New Deal'.  During a speech on the Senate floor on Monday [3/23/2020], Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) [...] said, "Here are some of the items on the Democratic wishlist over which they choose to block this legislation last night.  Tax credits for solar energy and wind energy, provisions to force employers to give special, new treatment to big labor, and listen to this, new emissions standards for the airlines.  Are you kidding me?  This is the moment to debate new regulations that have nothing whatsoever to do with this crisis?  That's what they're up to over there.  The American people need to know it.  Democrats won't let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the Green New Deal."

Green New Deal Fanatics Have No Concept of What They Propose.  How do they plan to function as modern societies with pricey, erratic energy and frequent power disruptions?  How would they — or America, if the entire USA goes Green New Deal — handle a COVID-27 outbreak?  How would they manufacture cars, airplanes, wind turbines, toilet paper, pharmaceuticals or much of anything else with intermittent energy?  It hasn't worked in Europe, and it won't work here.  Moreover, it's not just replacing today's gas power plant megawatts.  It's doubling today's electricity generation, because Green New Dealers want to replace all fossil fuel use:  gasoline and diesel cars, trucks and buses, home and water heating, factory power, hospital emergency power, and more.  It's tripling current megawatt generation, because they don't like nuclear or hydroelectric power either, and they'll need far more electricity to charge enough batteries to ensure backup power for all the fossil and other power they want to eliminate.  That will require a lot of wind turbines, solar panels and batteries.

'Stop putting out socialist-aligned policies': New EPA chief of staff plans to attack Democrats.  A former top official of President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency is returning to the EPA as chief of staff with a vengeance on Monday, vowing to use the post to promote the president's deregulatory agenda aggressively ahead of the 2020 election while pushing back against Democrats' "socialist-aligned policies."  Mandy Gunasekara is waving off Democratic critics who question whether she will politicize a typically low-key job working as the right-hand woman of administrator Andrew Wheeler.  She comes back to the EPA after spending the past year running a nonprofit organization called Energy 45 out of her home state of Mississippi to promote Trump's fossil fuel-first energy agenda and counter the principles of the liberal "Green New Deal."

How Exactly Do They Plan to Ban Fossil Fuels?  Berkeley, CA, Takoma Park, MD and other cities; California, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and other states; Germany, England and other countries; the European Union — all plan to banish oil, natural gas and coal within 10, 20 or 30 years. [...] How exactly will they make this happen?  Where do they plan to get the turbines, panels and batteries? the raw materials to manufacture them?  How do they plan to function as modern societies with pricey, erratic energy and frequent power disruptions?  How would they — or America, if the entire USA goes Green New Deal — handle a COVID-27 outbreak?  How would they manufacture cars, airplanes, wind turbines, toilet paper, pharmaceuticals or much of anything else with intermittent energy?  It hasn't worked in Europe, and it won't work here.

EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler Pulls Back His Agency's Overreach.  Andrew Wheeler recently completed his first year as the official administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and what a busy year it was.  The EPA now accounts for $6.5 billion in deregulatory savings achieved over the course of President Donald Trump's administration.  A little more than a year ago, The Daily Signal published a piece by one of us about Wheeler's pending confirmation by the Senate.  It noted that the vote would occur as the country was being introduced to the left's radical Green New Deal proposal.  Well, you don't hear as much about the Green New Deal anymore.  While a lot of that has to do with the absurdity of the proposal itself, from gassy cows to transoceanic trains, a good deal of credit is due to the practical success of the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

AOC's Green New Deal would cost $75K per household in first year:  Study.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed Green New Deal would cost the average household nearly $75,000 in the first year in key swing states, driving the U.S. economy into a "steep economic depression," according to a study released Wednesday [2/26/2020].  The study, conducted by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, Power the Future, and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, examined the ambitious House and Senate resolution's projected impact on energy costs in 11 states.  In the first year, the Green New Deal would cost a typical household a minimum of $74,287, with annual costs falling to $47,755 per household in the next four years, excluding Alaska, and $40,706 each year thereafter.

Fact Check:  Bernie Sanders Falsely Says Green New Deal Will Create 20 Million Jobs.  Although Sanders has been touting this 20 million figure for months, there is no evidence that the vast changes to the American economy his plan entails would actually add more jobs than it would subtract.  While some new jobs would be created to shift America's economy toward renewable energy, many jobs would also be eliminated.

The Billionaire And The 'Moderates' Are Socialists Too.  Socialism vs. centrism is a charade.  The only choice among all these candidates is between Bernie and Bernie Lite. [...] The Vermont socialist also tried to assuage worries about the Green New Deal, the cost of which could exceed $90 trillion, by promising it would provide "up to 20 million good-paying jobs as we move our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy," adding, "this is a moral issue, my friends."

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Yes, I would say "20 million good-paying jobs" is right, aside from the atrocious grammar, because spending $90 trillion to produce 20 million jobs means the jobs cost $4,500,000 each, paid for by the rest of us.

How Climate Hysteria & Left-Wing Extremism May Turn The U.S. Into A Socialist Nightmare.  Bernie Sanders's victory in New Hampshire on top of his tie in Iowa makes him a favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination.  Hard to believe, but in a winnable race against President Trump the opposition may nominate a socialist who wants the government to control energy production and health care, who wants nationwide rent control, and who calls America a "racist society from top to bottom." [...] A generation of apocalyptic climate education has made what was a matter of temperatures and scientific modeling into a cultural identity.  No dissent is tolerated, and the solutions must be radical and immediate.  Mr. Sanders was quick to sense the political possibility and grab onto the Green New Deal.

America Rising Launches Website to Expose the Dangers of the Green New Deal.  Self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) emerged victorious from the New Hampshire primary last night.  In the spirit of the Democratic Party's embrace of a socialist candidate, America Rising Squared, a GOP powerhouse group, launched a new resource-heavy website to expose the dangers of the Green New Deal.  The Green New Deal is championed by Sen. Sanders and his progressive allies, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).  The legislative pipe-dream would wreak havoc on the American economy as we know it, destroy the energy sector and put the United States on the fast-track to socialism, all on the backs of taxpayers.

Brief Details How The 'Green New Deal' Would Be An Environmental Disaster.  A new Heartland Institute Policy Brief warns that the implementation of the "Green New Deal" (GND), introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and championed by other leading members of the Democratic Party, would cause serious environmental and ecological harm.  This is primarily due to the massive land use of "renewable" energy sources such as wind and solar power and the amount of rare earth minerals that would need to be mined to manufacture these energy sources.  The Brief, authored by Paul Driessen, a policy advisor to the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, notes that the GND has already been "roundly criticized for the astronomical costs it would impose upon factories, businesses, households, hospitals, and virtually every other sector of the U.S. economy, as well as for the economic devastation it would inflict."

A Century of Democrat Socialism.  Now we are in 2020 and see that the Democratic Party has identified itself with proponents of the so-called Green New Deal.  In reality, it has joined with the hard left that has, since 1912 and later in 1948 and in 2018, called for government ownership of huge sectors of the economy which are listed here.  In the Green New Deal proposals, our chief concern is that section which reads, "providing and leveraging, in a way that ensures that the public receives appropriate ownership stakes and returns on investment, adequate capital (including through community grants, public banks, and other public financing), technical expertise, [and] supporting policies, ...."  The key word in this "Green" obscurantist lingo is "ownership."  Healthcare, agriculture, energy production (gas, electricity, oil), education, technology, and who knows what else will be owned by the government in the name of "climate change" to insure the well-being of American citizens and of the world.  Climate change has become the buzzword substituting for the longstanding Marxist "class struggle."

Portland Passes "Green New Deal" Carbon Tax, First Of Its Kind in the Nation.  Referring to it with happy little buzzwords such as "climate justice," the city of Portland will soon be implementing the first (and hopefully only) "green new deal" carbon tax in the nation, which city "leaders" estimate will suck $60 million out of the economy.  The money will allegedly be going toward "creating" "green energy" jobs.  They say the tax will only affect The Evil Corporations™ specifically referring to Walmart.

The Green Road to Serfdom.  What is new about this particular paean is how quickly it dispenses with the climate change façade to get to the activists' real agenda:  pushing bright-red socialism with a dab of green paint.  The Green New Deal sweeps away the Left's delicate 40-year plan to convince Americans that global warming has absolutely, positively nothing to do with socialism and goes for the jugular:  ["]The need for a Green New Deal is more pronounced than ever, as marginalized communities are impacted by intersecting crises of climate change, increasing income/wealth inequality, and rising white nationalism and neo-fascism.["]  And here you thought that climate change had something to do with the climate.  That's a big admission, considering just how often liberals once dismissed conservative climate skepticism as "right-wing conspiracy theories," as Salon put it in 2015.  In 2013, Britain's Guardian chided center-right fears of "watermelons" — green on the outside, red on the inside — as requiring "an impressive degree of paranoia."  And, of course, there's the Left's favorite blanket phrase for shutting up non-believers:  "climate change deniers."

Educational Deficiencies Lead to Doomsday Projections.  Using microscopic sound bites from vast data on social media from celebrities like Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand, and Meryl Streep that the Earth will end in ten years is an insult to the intellect of our students and educational system.  So, if we're not educated by reviewing wider ranges of available data, to see when and where climate changes have and are occurring, then we better start educating the world of upcoming social changes trying to live on electricity alone.  Today, it's the Green New Deal and the Paris Accord that promotes electricity as the worlds' savior to replace fossil fuels that are taking the brunt of the blame for the recent changes in climate.  The doomsday prognostications have quickly chosen the need to eliminate our use of fossil fuels and replace it with electricity.

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Electricity doesn't just materialize out of nowhere.  Is the power usually on at your house, 24 hours a day?  If so, it's because you don't rely on windmills and solar panels.  Follow the wires (and the money) back from your house to the power plant, and ask a few questions.  What fuel is being used to generate electricity in your city?  Chances are, it's the most cost-effective fuel available, which usually means coal or natural gas.

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to boost broadband access, break up internet and cable titans.  ernie Sanders unveiled a plan Friday [12/6/2019] to expand broadband internet access as part of a push to boost the economy and reduce corporate power over Americans.  In his sprawling "High-Speed Internet for All" proposal, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate calls to treat internet like a public utility.  His campaign argues that the internet should not be a "price gouging profit machine" for companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.  Sanders' plan would create $150 billion in grants and aid for local and state governments to build publicly owned broadband networks as part of the Green New Deal infrastructure initiative.  The total would mark a massive increase over current funding for broadband development initiatives.

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Bernie Sanders wants the Internet to go faster, reach more people, and get cheaper, without private investors making a profit.  Nothing of the sort will ever happen without private investors.  Bernie Sanders apparently hopes you don't understand capitalism.  And if you attended public schools, you probably don't.

Republicans Will Live to Regret Joining Climate Alarmists.  [Scroll down]  The data are overwhelming that implementing the proposals of climate alarmists — i.e., drastically cutting down or eliminating fossil fuels — will devastate Western economies.  According to a recent report by the conservative American Action Forum, the Green New Deal will cost up to $93 trillion.  Canada has instituted policies that severely constricted the ability of Western Canada to market its oil and gas.  Eric Denhoff, a former deputy minister of Alberta wrote:  "With more than 150,000 unemployed in a persistent, unbelievably long-running recession, Alberta has faced thousands of bankruptcies, a huge increase in suicides, and a tremendous loss of long-term capital investment that scares the bejesus out of the business community." Kevin O'Leary, founder of the O'Leary financial group, said Alberta and the West "don't have their engine of growth anymore" because "Trudeau hates energy."  Canada, he notes, has been the the poorest place of all the G7 countries to invest your money over the last four years.

10 Things Climate Alarmists Don't Want You to Be Thankful For.  [#8] Failure of the Green New Deal:  The Heartland Institute celebrated that "Americans unequivocally rejected the Green New Deal," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's plan to change the entire economy — I mean, "save the earth."  Her resolution called for rebuilding every single building in America, among many other things.  It has been estimated to cost between $49.109 trillion and $93 trillion — and there's good reason to believe both are underestimates.  The first five years of the Green New Deal would cost $250,000 per household, on average.  Even taxing the rich at 100 percent would fall trillions short of the bill.  The U.S. Senate rejected the Green New Deal, and the House has not yet voted on it.  Sadly, I think this video celebrating its defeat is premature.  Many of the Democrats running for president in 2020 have endorsed the Green New Deal or some version of it.

10 questions to ask your climate alarmist friends.  [#5] What's your plan to replace the 80% of our energy that comes from fossil fuels?  Thus far, no one promoting the Green New Deal, Paris climate accord, or other large-scale environmental programs has proposed a concrete plan to take wind and solar power from 3% to 100%.  If tens of billions of subsidies haven't made it happen, what will?

Shaking Down the Rich Is Bad for Democracy.  Forget whether the math works.  (It doesn't.)  Expecting billionaires to pay for all the nice things is bad for democracy.  One of the more exhausting rituals of presidential campaign season is the effort to make every new proposal "add up."  Sure, it's better that politicians try to come up with a plan to pay for their wish lists.  The problem is that the explanations are often a disguise that make the impossible seem possible, even practical.  Fake budgets are the tribute that pandering pays to pragmatism.  You could confiscate the wealth of every billionaire and centimillionaire in the country and it wouldn't come close to paying for Medicare for All or the Green New Deal.

Democrats Are Failing the Reality Test.  It's hard to think of a major Democrat issue and proposed solution that is not a fake.  It's an emergency.  What's the emergency?  Everything.  The planet, white privilege, transgender rights, Nazi policies on the border, killer cops.  A health care crisis so dire the government must ban private insurance, private doctors, and private hospitals.  Most of all President Trump is a walking emergency.  His voters are hate-filled bigots who love his authoritarian tendencies.  They are a danger to our democracy.  Democrat fixes are a list of economic and physical impossibilities.  Ban oil, gas, and coal; make health care and college "free"; hand out reparations for slavery.  They promise they will raise all the money from billionaires' spare change.  The Democrats running for president in 2020 don't talk about normal issues — jobs and national security.  They have nothing to say about opportunities for minorities.

Clearing the Air on Climate Change.  [Scroll down]  The presumed primary human sources of global warming are "greenhouse" gases — primarily CO2, but also methane and other gases.  CO2 emissions have been mostly driven by energy production.  The world's largest producer (by far) of greenhouse gases, accounting for approximately 26.83 percent of all emissions, is China.  The United States produces about 14.36 percent, and the EU about 9.66 percent. [...] With the U.S. only producing about 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, what, exactly, is the $5 to $16 trillion that most of the leading Democratic presidential candidates want us to spend over the next decade to fight global warming really going to be buying us?  We're not going to get to zero emissions and still preserve life as we know it (such as a reliable 24/7 power grid and being able to consume meat and dairy products).  But even if we can reduce our 14 percent by 90 percent, what would that actually mean in terms of global temperature, and would the presumed benefits be worth anywhere near the financial cost (let alone reduced living standards and personal freedom)?

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The primary greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is water vapor, which comes from the oceans and the lakes, and can never be stopped, no matter how many laws are passed.  The warming of the earth is the direct result of sunlight (obviously) and the output power of the Sun is not constant.  There is nothing you can do about that, either.  So the Earth may warm a little or cool a little over the remainder of your lifetime, and in either case, you just have to deal with it.

In Virginia, Democrats use Green New Deal to turn red to blue.  Democrats who ran on newly-progressive platforms, like the Green New Deal, and made major gains in the Virginia state government on Tuesday credit those approaches as part of the reason for their successes at the close of expensive and ultra-competitive races.  Democratic proponents and activists argue that a party-wide adoption of the state's Green New Deal plan helped the party flip six seats in the state's House of Delegates and two in the Senate.  The Virginia Democratic Party rolled out its support for the plan in September in the run-up to the election.  Similar to the Green New Deal legislation introduced to Congress, Virginia's plan calls for net-zero emissions by 2050 and the creation of jobs in renewable energy sectors, while pursuing vast social welfare programs.

Green New Deal Dems Toss Their Support Behind Report Pushing To Fast-Track Population Control.  Several high-profile Democrats who back the so-called Green New Deal are now apparently supporting a new report calling for a dramatic reduction in the world's population to stave off a climate crisis.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey retweeted links to a report signed by more than 11,000 scientists who argue that the population "must be stabilized — and, ideally, gradually reduced — within a framework that ensures social integrity."  The report, published Tuesday [11/5/2019] in the journal BioScience, also calls for the wholesale dumping of fossil fuels and the emergence of green energy.

Orwellian Fear Reigns in Vermont.  The latest fear is the end of the world in 12 years.  This is based on a single "study," though it is impossible to predict such a timeline.  Using Greta Thunberg floating over the ocean as a pawn, Vermont's "climate change warriors" launched a fear campaign, enlisting school-skipping students to block traffic and disrupt businesses, with government support.  (The Rule of Law must not be allowed to get in fear's way.)

Climate Change Extremism Isn't Popular, And It Never Will Be.  Even if one believes in catastrophic man-made climate change and supports policies to limit or reverse it, there's only so much the average person is going to do.  Skipping work to indulge extremists demonstrating on top of a train simply isn't an option for most people.  Neither is going without electricity or forgoing air travel.

Proving a Negative.  The Democrats' affection for the ill-conceived, fantastical Green New Deal is an example of unintellectual wishful thinking pushing aside factual reality.  So-called "sustainable, renewable" fuels are simply not economically viable in today's energy market without heavy government subsidies.  It's just too expensive.  For example, electric cars still only represent a 2% share of the U.S. auto market, despite all the frenzied attention, government subsidies and publicity they've received.  Battery technology remains too expensive and too short-lived for electric vehicles to be affordable for the mass market and for drivers to have a reliable, confidence-inspiring range of over 400 miles.  A comprehensive, country-wide recharging infrastructure still doesn't exist, so regardless of their range or the affordability of the purchase price, without the assurance of being able to "refuel" anywhere away from home, electric cars are sentenced to only really being suitable for around-town/recharge-at-home use.

The time has come for President Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act.  The attempt to impeach the president on no reasonable or substantial grounds is merely another frantic yet tenacious effort by the coup-obsessed Left to unravel the fabric of a constitutional republic.  This is plainly the purpose behind the Democrat's infamous Green New Deal inspired by the U.N.'s Agendas 21 and 2030 which, under the guise of sustainable development, lay out a plan for the punitive regulation of reliable energy sources, the elimination of private property, redistribution of personal wealth, restriction of due process and, of course, the diminishment of American dynamism and prestige.  It is a program that perfectly encapsulates the overarching agenda of the political Left, namely, a protracted war on the free enterprise system and the emasculation of the Constitution of the United States, to be accomplished under the stewardship of a plutocratic elite.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss:  Our Dumbing-Down in Time for AOC.  Meanwhile, while we are talking about leadership, let's not forget AOC and her "Squad" and the "Green New Deal."  This is her plan to completely stop using fossil fuels and eating meat within the next 11 years.  This, supposedly, is necessary to save the planet from destruction.  I don't want to get too far into the weeds on this, but it's the most idiotic plan in the history of modern civilization.  It's just mind-blowingly stupid. [...] AOC has basically presented a fantasy vision of the world to the American public.  It's just not grounded in reality.  But a very large percentage of voters — 25 percent by some measurements — think this fantasy is real and that AOC could pull it off.  This is sad and dangerous.  I shudder when I think of how this stunning ignorance would play out in a war or peace situation for this country.

The Green New Deal Is The Old Agenda 21.  Like the current clown-car group of Democrat presidential candidates and Hollywood liberals who fly private jets to climate conferences, Thunberg's fossil-fuel supported stunt was not about climate and not about real sacrifice.  It was about shaming the Industrial Revolution and capitalism, things which have reduced planetary poverty to historic lows and fueled technologies that have raised the global standard of living to historic highs that more people than ever before share in.  It is not about climate.  It is about creating a climate of fear, a picture of imminent planetary doom that can only be forestalled by government's control of every aspect of our lives from the energy we use, to the food we eat, to the land we use, to our modes of transportation.. Everything from cows to combustion engines are bad.

The Complete American Disassembly Manual.  [Scroll down]  If you plan on taking coal plants from their owners, remodeling houses whether owners like it or not (as the Green New Deal advocates), confiscating cars, confiscating foodstuff or animals either from consumers or the producers of same — all these things are in contravention of the 4th amendment.  You cannot just take people's things at your own whim with no rationale other than you want them because your cause of the moment demands it.

Beware of the adults who want to lead our children, and use them to destroy liberty.  [Scroll down]  Right now one of the biggest environmental causes at the moment is the very communist-socialist concept that is named the "Green New Deal" (by the way it does not impress our young environmentalist leader), which is not about saving the planet but rather setting back the human race a thousand years or so when we did not have electricity or food that could actually kill us and not because it's processed but it was rancid.  Even the food inspectors will not be able to help the masses should the Green Statists have it their way... and chances are those very same statists will be able to enjoy the comforts of electricity and healthier food (processed or not) as they rule over the masses with Iron Fists of greater power.  It seems they will never be happy until the masses are miserable... and even then they are not happy, but want to impose more suffering.

Climate Change and the Democrats.  Dream up a problem such as Climate Change, and I will guarantee you that it will be years before Climate Change is solved by technology.  Though when I ponder some of the solutions now being offered for Climate Change, it might be worth the wait.  Consider Congressgirl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She has dreamed up a vast scheme.  She calls it the Green New Deal.  It envisages all our homes and office buildings and even factories being revised and rebuilt according to her green code.  Others are more moderate.  They would only wipe out the commercial airline industry, though the automobile industry could be next.  Already there is an ambitious plan afoot in our country to end the life of the plastic straw.  Oh, yes, there is another problem with Climate Change.  It is not a winning issue with the electorate.

Levin: The Green New Deal is 'the old Red movement dressed up as a Green movement'.  Wednesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin lit into the mainstream media and Democrat presidential candidates using Hurricane Dorian to try to turn climate change into a free pass for limitless government spending.  "It's the old Red movement dressed up as a Green movement," Levin said.  "It's anti-capitalism, and again, the scholarship that I did on this is really quite clear.  It's unassailable.  Like Marxism, like so-called democratic socialism, this is imported from Europe.  Most specifically, it's imported from Germany, this ideology.  And what it's about, ladies and gentlemen, is hijacking the environmental movement, hijacking the issue of health and safety, and camouflaging it on behalf of socialism/Marxism. [...]"

Joe Biden Just Lost Any Claim To Being A Moderate With His Embrace Of The Green New Deal.  We hear a lot about former VP and 2020 candidate Joe Biden's "electability."  This so-called electability stems from the idea that Biden is a return to a more moderate Democratic party, and away from the infection of radicalism that has seized it.  But anyone who was leaning on Biden for centrism is gravely mistaken, and it's proven with his nod toward Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal."  In fact, Biden not only thinks it doesn't go too far, it doesn't go far enough, according to the Daily Wire.

Sleepy Joe Biden Says That The 'Green New Deal' Doesn't Go FAR ENOUGH.  [Scroll down]  You remember the Green New Deal, don't you?  It was cooked up by AOC and her Democratic Socialist buddies — like the guy on her team who eventually became a liability for one-too-many scandals.  That same Saikat Chakrabarti, who was her Chief-of-Staff, accidentally let the cat out of the bag on the REAL intention of the Green New Deal.

Bernie Sanders: '...When We Pass The Green New Deal and Medicare for All, We Will:  Save the Planet'.  Sen. Bernie Sanders sent out a Tweet on Tuesday [9/3/2019] responding to a Tweet from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in which McConnell said that Democrats who want to enact The Green New Deal and Medicare for All seek "to turn America into a socialist country."  Sanders argued that those programs would "save the planet."

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AOC Goes Full Soviet Art For Green New Deal.  So, did AOC's campaign or office hire a bunch of artists to create these posters in order to raise money for her campaign, under the guise of supporting the Green New Deal?  When that poster is purchased, who gets the money?  Conveniently, AOC doesn't tell us where the money is going.  Which means that the only person profiting from these posters is her.  Everyone else signed up to draw pictures for "the cause," and AOC, being more equal by virtue of her elected office, probably gets to pocket the profit.  Second, the congresswoman claims that the art is inspired by the "New Deal" art.  You know what else it looks like?

The Misanthropic Bankers Behind the Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  When we begin to pull back the curtain we quickly run into figures like Prince Charles, who recently met with the heads of 18 Commonwealth countries to consolidate climate emergency legislation which was promptly passed in the UK and Canadian Parliaments.  At the end of the meeting Charles said that we "have 18 months to save the world from climate change" and called for "increasing the amount of private sector finance flowing towards the supporting sustainable development throughout the commonwealth".  Following the royal decree, the Bank of England and some of the dirtiest banks in the Rothschild-City of London web of finance have promoted "green financial instruments" led by Green Bonds to redirect pension plans and mutual funds towards green projects that no one in their right minds would ever invest in willfully.  The Ecological, Social, Governance Index (ESGI) has now been set up across 51% of Germany's banks including the derivatives-bomb waiting to blow named Deutschebank.

The Left's Neverland.  When Barrack Obama said he wanted to "fundamentally change" America, he wasn't bluffing.  When he'd stick out his chin and say, "That's not who we are," he wasn't talking about us; he was talking about the citizens of his make-believe land which I'll name "Neverland."  The name is suitable in many ways.  In the first place, it isn't real and never will be.  Even if the Democrats win in 2020, and even if they slap the Green New Deal into place, Neverland will never be the utopia the left envisions because socialist utopias never are.  They routinely end in poverty, tyranny, and death.

Bernie Sanders: The $6 Trillion Man.  One of the four leading Democrats running for president, Bernie Sanders announced this week that, if elected, he'll spend $16.3 trillion over the next decade to decarbonize the economy.  That's a big number.  But it's only one of Sanders' "bold" plans that, when added up, would more than double the size of the federal government.  The details of Sanders' "Green New Deal" aren't particularly important.  Suffice it to say, the plan is stuffed to the brim with pie-in-the-sky assumptions and massive new government programs.  The Democratic senator wants to spend $681 billion on a "vehicle trade-in program," another $407 billion to replace school buses, $216 billion to replace every truck.  That's all on just one page of his Green New Deal plan.

Sanders puts out massive plan to fight climate change.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 White House hopeful, on Thursday [8/22/2019] unveiled his sweeping Green New Deal to tackle climate change, a plan he says would take on "the single greatest challenge facing our country" and create 20 million jobs.  "This is a pivotal moment in the history of America — and really, in the history of humanity.  The climate crisis is not only the single greatest challenge facing our country; it is also our single greatest opportunity to build a more just and equitable future, but we must act immediately," said Sanders.

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Can Bernie Sanders prove there is a "climate crisis," or any extraordinary change in world-wide weather?  Yes, it's a lot hotter than it was six months ago, but that's a condition called, "summer."  What exactly will 20 million people do, that will stop the climate from changing?  Who will pay these 20 million people?  What are those 20 million people doing today?  Must they all earn a "living wage?"  Will they all qualify for paternity leave, taxpayer-funded abortions, and sex-change operations?  Must they all be U.S. citizens?  Will they all be unionized, so that a large portion of their dues will go straight to the Abortion Party?  Is the weather really the "the single greatest challenge facing our country?"  Not China, Iran, or North Korea?  Not Islam, Antifa, or Fake News?  The answers should be obvious.

Ocasio-Cortez adrift without Chakrabarti.  Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a name that's highly recognizable to the general public. [...] One name you're likely not familiar with is Saikat Chakrabarti. [...] He served as the chief of staff to Ocasio-Cortez up until August 2, 2019 and penned the Marxist daydream known as the Green New Deal.  Initially, the Green New Deal was pitched as an environmental utopia where fossil fuels, common transportation, and even beef was eradicated.  Never mind countless issues with the bill, the $92-trillion price tag over ten years, or the fact that it did not receive a single vote in the Senate.  Chakrabarti confirmed to the Washington Post that the GND initially wasn't penned with a shred of environmental concern after all.  Chakrabarti stated that "it wasn't originally a climate thing at all... we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing."  So, the Green New Deal was never about climate change.  Instead, it was about economic takeover and restructuring.  But it seems that nobody cares, particularly the major news networks.

Voters Defeat 'Green New Deal' Advocate in Los Angeles City Council Race.  Republican John Lee defeated Democrat Loraine Lundquist on Tuesday [8/13/2019] in a special election for a vacant northwest San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles City Council in which the Democrat backed L.A.'s version of the "Green New Deal."  Lundquist, an academic, supported L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to shutter three natural gas power plants and replace them with wind and solar power, though officials said that would be insufficient for the city's needs.

Germany's renewable energy program, Energiewende, is a big, expensive failure.  After reading this post, or better yet the original 44-page document, you'll understand why the Green New Deal is a bad idea.

AOC's Green New Deal would cost $70K-plus per household in first year:  Study.  In five model states — Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Pennsylvania — the ambitious resolution aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2030 would come at a high price to consumers, said researchers at the free-market groups Power for the Future and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  "Economists and experts have been warning us for months about the devastating effects of the Green New Deal, and now we have the numbers to prove it," said Daniel Turner, Executive Director of Power the Future.

Conference Urges Republicans to Reject the Left on Climate Change.  Republican office-holders need to stop trying to appease the left on climate-related issues by embracing ideas such as a watered-down version of the prohibitively expensive Green New Deal, participants heard July 25 at the 13th International Conference on Climate Change, hosted by the Heartland Institute in Washington. [...] President Donald Trump has attacked the proposed Green New Deal, which left-wing activists and politicians tout as a way to revitalize the economy and as a necessary step to secure the planet's future.  Critics say it would radically restructure the U.S. economy and wipe out trillions of dollars in wealth.

Democrats candidates have embraced four ideas that could end America as we know it.  [#1] The Green New Deal: [...] The cost of the Green New Deal is estimated to be somewhere around 93 trillion dollars, which is roughly 21 times bigger than the budget of the federal government.  As a practical matter, this number is so big that it's worth asking whether it's even POSSIBLE to borrow enough money to pay for it over ten years' time.  Getting beyond that, the bill and the FAQ that initially came with it before it was withdrawn because it was so controversial, proposes that we get rid of airplanes, cows, and cars while upgrading every building in the United States and becoming free of carbon emissions in 10 years without nuclear power, despite the fact that this is impossible with the current level of technology possessed by human beings.

CNN to host climate crisis town hall with 2020 Democratic candidates.  CNN will host a Democratic presidential town hall in September focused on the climate crisis. [...] President Donald Trump has pledged to leave the Paris climate accord and has said he does not believe government reports that cast grave warnings about the effects of climate change.  The most prominent proposal put forth by Democrats and backed by multiple presidential candidates has been the Green New Deal, the renewable-energy infrastructure investment plan proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

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[#1] There is no climate crisis.  [#2] I don't believe those "government reports" either.  [#3] AOC is a poorly-educated simpleton who doesn't realize that even a fraction of the Green New Deal will wreck the U.S. economy.

The Green New Deal was never about climate change; it's just AOC's excuse to destroy America's economy.  In Europe, you will often hear politically savvy people refer to Green Party politicians as "watermelons."  The reason is that although they might be environmentalist "green" on the outside, these leftists are secretly communist red if you look beneath the surface. [...] The case of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, is different in that she openly advertised herself as a socialist in a country with a well-grounded historical aversion to such alien ideologies.  But her grand policy initiative, the $93 trillion Green New Deal, was still billed as if it were a legitimate environmentalist idea.  We were supposedly trying to save the world from imminent destruction.  As Ocasio-Cortez herself put it, "We're, like, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change."

When Does the Deep State Morph into the Police State in Our Country?  [Scroll down]  Most alarming, the majority of policies advocated by Democrats involves the federal government becoming more involved in an increasingly pervasive way in our lives.  Underlying their support of the Green New Deal, identity politics, a socialist-style economy, government control of health care, open borders, and attacks on the First and Second Amendments all add up to a substantial loss of our personal freedoms.  These policies involve moving daily decision-making from an individual to a government imposing ever increasing numbers of laws to regulate behavior.  Creating new government rules and regulations brings along mechanisms for compliance and enforcement and an increased stratification of society between an elite that rules and masses that must obey the rules.  This will grow the power of a larger and permanent Washington administrative bureaucracy.

Debate 2: The Party from Lovetron Practices Interplanetary Funkmanship.  [Scroll down]  Yet terra firma-grounded voters understand that border officials are overwhelmed due to Democrats' cynical refusal to adjust asylum policies or fund true border security. [...] What else do [sensible voters] know?  There's not nearly enough evidence that climate change is "an existential crisis" to justify upending America's hard-won energy security, ditching plane travel, retrofitting every building nationwide or wasting money on inefficient, intermittent, and land-hogging and despoiling wind and solar.

The Dems' 2020 Election Strategy.  [Scroll down]  Green New Deal.  The world to end in twelve years if we do not outlaw meat, plastic straws and bags, raise taxes by the trillions to retrofit every building in America.  Presumably require that all cattle be force-fed tablets of Tums or spoonsful of Mylanta to control their flatulence and breaking bad.  End reliance not only on coal but also on oil and even on clean natural gas.  Rather, more solar energy like the advances charted by Solyndra.  More windmills.

Cloward-Piven Strategy.  The Cloward-Piven Strategy was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse initiatives — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse in an effort to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet.  Cloward and Piven calculated that the flood of demands which they were recommending would break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down.  Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown — providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change.  That was the theory.

Democrats:  The 'Post-Truth' Party.  [Scroll down]  Post-truth thinking is why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk can claim that because of the man-made climate change myth — a result of the "greatest scandal in the history of science," which has led to "the greatest scientific fraud of all time" — the Earth is soon doomed unless we adopt a socialist green agenda.  Post-truth thinking gave us the Green New Deal, which, though Democrats presented it as realistic public policy, as John Zmirak correctly notes, is nothing more than "a delusional wish list, a ransom note pasted together with clipped out words from storybooks and glued in place with bubblegum."

California's Progressive Betrayal.  The recent California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco exposed the divide between the state's progressive and working-class voters.  Progressives, in their militant certitude, support left-wing policies that often don't affect them; it's the working class that suffers the consequences of these proposals.  But the Green New Deal, widely embraced by party leaders, pushed too far, triggering a backlash at the convention.  The state's private-sector labor unions, notably the building trades, organized a "Blue Collar Revolution" protest against the Democrats' climate legislation.  The Democrats are calling for the elimination of fossil fuels by 2030, which would result in California's immiseration, especially for workers in the state's energy-production sector, the nation's fourth-largest.  In 2012, the oil and gas industry employed over 400,000 Californians, but these workers — unionized and well-paid — can expect pink slips with the green package.

Liz Warren Pitches Climate Change 'Jobs' Plan.  It Costs $2 Million Per Job.  Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren laid out her $2 trillion plan to fight global warming while creating jobs, mirroring the goals of the highly-publicized Green New Deal.  Warren, who's running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, proposed Tuesday [6/4/2019] three major policy programs to spend $2 trillion over a decade to create one million jobs — that comes out to one job for every $2 million spent.

'Low-Cost' Renewable Energy Is Breathtakingly Expensive.  How often do we hear proponents of renewable energy claiming that wind and solar power are the lowest-cost power sources on offer?  Hardly a day goes by without these ideological zealots offering one or another discredited argument that their favored sources are not only necessary to save the planet from some existential climate catastrophe, but also lower-cost than conventional power sources.  These outlandish claims got a major boost when a freshman House of Representatives member unveiled her "Green New Deal," which absurdly claimed that the world would end in 12 years unless the U.S. made a crash effort to radically transform its economy in the next ten years.  That transformation would entail, in addition to a lengthy list of inane ideas, complete elimination of beef and dairy cattle, elimination of air travel in favor of high-speed ground transport options, and complete conversion of all power generation to renewable sources like wind and solar power.

AOC's Latest 'Green New Deal' Price Tag? $10 Trillion Just 'To Have A Shot.'  As The Daily Wire reported back in February, socialist congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) harrowing capitulation to enviro-statist radicalism known as the "Green New Deal" was calculated, by conservative-leaning economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, to cost somewhere between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over the course of a decade.

Why a carbon tax and the Green New Deal will never resonate with voters.  Is there any chance environmentalists will recognize the humanitarian imperative of using fossil fuels?  Certainly not, if climate activists cling to the notion that carbon taxation must be a top priority in the presidential race.  It's a sign of our disordered political times that 11 Democratic Party presidential hopefuls have endorsed the Green New Deal, a climate resolution calling for a national mobilization against fossil fuels at a cost estimated as high as $93 trillion.  Environmentalists who will make up an important part of the troops on which the Democratic Party is relying in its effort to defeat Trump maintain that a combination of conservation and renewables alone will be enough to meet America's energy needs.

AOC's Green New Deal could have Dems facing blue-collar backlash at polls, some say.  California knows about fault lines.  And political observers in the Golden State say the Democrats' proposed Green New Deal may be a fault line that splits the party's support — in California and elsewhere.  The environmental high-mindedness of the plan for combatting climate change — put forth by Democratic U.S. Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ed Markey of Massachusetts — appeals to the "elite" professionals the party has been courting for years.  But the potential disruption for the American labor, in which untold numbers of employees might have to transition from "old economy" jobs to "green economy" jobs, may be offputting for many blue-collar workers — potentially turning many of them away from Democratic candidates at the polls, some political observers say.

Biden embraces [his] own version of Green New Deal to please AOC and radical left.  Not wanting to be left behind as Democratic presidential hopefuls move further and further left and seek to outdo each other with ever-more radical, expensive and impractical policies, former Vice President Joe Biden announced a fantasy plan Tuesday to combat climate change.  The immediate goal of the plan seems to be to curry the favor of self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and supporters of her "pie-in-the-sky" (Michael Bloomberg's words, not mine) Green New Deal.

Power in the Democratic Party has shifted upstarts like AOC - and Biden is trying to mimic her.  Officially, the Democratic Party is led by people old enough to remember the Korean War, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.  But in reality, power has shifted.  The real leaders of the party today are young pioneers, radicals like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  They're the ones who determine the agenda in the party.  For example, six months ago, nobody had ever heard of the Green New Deal.  And now Joe Biden feels obligated to mimic it.  On Tuesday, Biden revealed his own climate plan.

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NY's green new dud.  Governor Andrew Cuomo's Public Service Commission (PSC) in August 2016 ordered utilities and large electricity customers to subsidize new renewable projects by purchasing credits, with an eye toward having half the state's electricity come from renewables by 2030.  Cuomo has recently touted the policy as part of his version of a "Green New Deal," and hiked the 2030 renewable target to 70 percent.  The PSC doesn't calculate the total cost of its renewable mandate and utilities are prohibited from showing ratepayers the impact on their bills.  But based on the number of RECs utilities must buy and the price at which they were being sold by the state Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), the mandate will cost about $50 million this year and rise to more than $100 million by 2021.

Why Climate Skepticism Thrives.  No planes, no cars that run on gas, no nuclear energy, and no fossil fuels.  That is Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's (D-NY) crazy plan for America's future.  Little does she understand that almost all products that we use on a daily basis are made from derivatives of fossil fuels, especially petroleum.  From our iPhones to our eye glasses, from our cars to our car tires, our roads, our dresses, our shoes, our makeup, and most household wares, almost all are made from fossil fuel derivatives.  Abandoning fossil fuel means abandoning all these things, including the climate protestors' placards.  But set aside the Green New Deal.  Even relatively milder climate policies demand changes in our society that will have catastrophic effects on the energy sector.  The call for a transition to renewables is a call to restrict all our energy demand to intermittent, expensive, unreliable energy sources that cannot support a major city even on their best days.

Stealth AOC 'Green New Deal' now the law in New Mexico.  By now, the public is well aware of the "Green New Deal" proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They have not responded well to calls for forced veganism and banning airplanes, let alone giving up the American way of life made possible by cheap energy.  But while Ocasio-Cortez has taken the brunt of the media focus, environmental groups have developed a new strategy to get their way: pass a type of "Green New Deal" state by state.  It's a smart tactic.  They get friendly, left-leaning state legislators and governors, most of whom they financially backed in the past election, to do their dirty work.

If you REALLY Care About the Environment, #YouFirst Alexandria & Bernie.  Socialist Stealth Sister AOC, louder than thunder and nastier than a rattlesnake on mainstream and social media, but quiet as the proverbial mouse when she's up to no good with the media spotlight off her, already has her "Green New Deal" — the same one she said she was only kidding about — up and running in New Mexico — where it is now "The Law".  Saying she was "only kidding" about the Green New Deal and claiming that top Democrat presidential candidates who disagreed with her were "as dumb as sea sponges" for believing her warnings that the world would end in 12 years, this same New York Rep. — chosen from a casting call of 10,000 — is well on her way to imposing the noxious Green New Deal state to state.

Science's Untold Scandal:  The Lockstep March of Professional Societies to Promote the Climate Change Scare.  Whether it be chemistry, physics, geology or engineering, many of the world's primary professional societies have changed from being paragons of technical virtue to opportunistic groups focused on maximizing their members' financial gains in support of the climate scare, the world's greatest science fraud.  In particular, they continue to promote the groundless hypothesis that carbon dioxide emitted as a result of mankind's use of fossil fuels is leading to environmental catastrophe.  You have been hearing about it for the past decade and more, with 21 candidates for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the next election promoting some form of a Green New Deal — a plan to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and replace them with wind and solar power thereby returning society to the lifestyle of the 1880s.

The Stupid Party.  [Scroll down]  Take, for example, their support for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Green New Deal and its promise of Medicare For All.  Yes, as I've written previously, it's true that Medicare's trust fund for hospital care will run out of money in 2026.  And yes, according to the Medicare 2018 Annual Report, the trust fund is already in the red for $4.5 trillion of unfunded obligations.  And yes, that means Medicare is effectively bankrupt even under the current situation in which it only covers senior citizens.  And yes, yes, that means it's beyond stupid to promise Medicare For All without even talking about how to fix Medicare For Seniors.

Battling climate change does not empower women around the world — electricity does.  When the much-ballyhooed Green New Deal came before the Senate — shortly before its anticlimactic demise — Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono waxed poetic about climate change as an agent of women's oppression. [...] The key to liberating women from oppression isn't quixotic combat against a climate that has always changed and will always change.  The real key is access to reliable, affordable, and abundant energy.  Without electricity, daily tasks necessary for living such as cooking, gathering water, and caring for children require tedious, hard labor — labor that falls almost exclusively to wives, mothers, and daughters.

Life if the Democrats take control.  We already know what a disaster the New Green Deal would be if Democrats ever have a chance to implement it in full.  The basic problem remains Democrats are willing to do whatever makes their identity politics members feel good.  Real facts, not ones made up to support their agenda, have no place in what they want to do.

Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules.  Donald Trump's reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied by New York City due to the amount of pollution emitted by Trump-owned buildings.  According to data shared with the Guardian, eight Trump properties in New York City do not comply with new regulations designed to slash greenhouse gas emissions.  This means the Trump Organization is on track to be hit with fines of $2.1m every year from 2030, unless its buildings are made more environmentally friendly.

The Brainwashing of a Nation.  How do you brainwash a nation?  Control the national environment, force a crisis on the country, and tap into their fear and guilt.  And then you can outlaw planes, cows, skyscrapers, straws, plastic bags and the rest of the Green New Deal.  The environmental crisis is just one example of how leftist movements can brainwash a nation.

The Green New Deal Comes to New York.  [Scroll down]  Bill de Blasio claimed that the city would switch completely to 'renewables' in only 5 years.  That would be a spectacular achievement since neither solar nor wind energy work all that well in New York.  New York ranks 47 out of 50 states in average sunlight hours at only 3.79.  It's windier than it is sunnier, but still only comes in at 28 out of 50 with an average annual windspeed of 0.05 miles per hours [sic].  Turbines need winds of 10 miles an hour to start working and city winds are not only erratic, when they blow, they come from different directions, making conventional wind energy setups all but useless.  The New York Times even noted that the city's turbines were for show, with the builder of the city's first wind turbine building installation admitting that they barely did anything.

2020 climate madness looms.  The Republican Senate artlessly failed to debate the explosive GND, while the wily Democrat House has silently buried it under eleven different Committees.  But while Congress may never vote on the GND, it is not about to go away, quite the opposite.  The Presidential race guarantees it a large life, at least until the Democrat National Convention.  While so far avoiding the GND, the Democrats running the U.S. House have promised to introduce a never ending series of separate and distinct climate activist bills.  The goal of this piecework strategy is to make climate change a big 2020 election issue, no matter who their candidate is.

Never content to merely single-down...
Ocasio-Cortez Doubles Down, Says VA Problems Are a 'Myth'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) reinforced her opposition to reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs on Saturday [4/27/2019], calling it a "myth" that the system was broken and in need of reform.  Ocasio-Cortez pledged at a town hall a week ago that she would fight bipartisan efforts to reform the scandal-plagued VA health system.

Beto O'Rourke's 'Ambitious Climate Plan' Is Even Worse Than the Green New Deal.  On Monday [4/29/2019], former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-Texas) released a climate change plan rooted in big government, based on utterly unrealistic expectations, and stuffed with intersectional pablum.  In fact, O'Rourke's plan is arguably worse than the Green New Deal sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).  O'Rourke's Alt-GND suggests a complete revamp of the economy is easy, comparatively cheap, and will bring more prosperity without any trade-offs.  Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is a resolution, a first step toward pushing climate change legislation geared toward rebuilding every building in America (who said anything about property rights?), making energy production net-zero by 2050 (cave men lived without electricity, after all), and leveling out America's many inequalities.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: 'We Are Going to Ban' Glass and Steel Skyscrapers.  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC Monday morning [4/22/2019] his city will ban "inefficient" steel and glass skyscrapers as part of their Green New Deal.  While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal sputtered in Washington D.C., her home city of New York has embraced key pillars of the plan. [...] The mayor added that New York's government is going to get all its energy from renewable sources "in the next five years."

Sounds like a plot for a comic book, not an act of Congress.
AOC Previews Green New Deal:  Oil Workers Replace Pipelines with Mangroves, Indigenous People Heal the Land.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Intercept website collaborated on a seven-minute video that takes place in a future where Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House, and America is fundamentally transformed into a socialist country where fossil fuels are eliminated, everyone is guaranteed a union job, and the Green New Deal saves the planet.

This is the Green New Deal future AOC dreams about.  Rep. Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and The Intercept teamed up to create an illustrated video detailing her imagination of the future after the Green New Deal.  The bad news:  Miami is underwater after being hit by a hurricane.  The good news:  Indigenous communities teach union workers how to restore the land after they dig up pipelines.  Elections are publicly funded, and everyone has a job.

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What would be the purpose, and the cost, and the total energy required, to dig up pipelines?  Aren't these the same people who say "leave it in the ground," referring to the oil itself?  Where would the pipelines be taken, and how would they be transported, in the absence of internal combustion engines?  Would the slightly used pipes end up at a steel mill for recycling?  Is there a steel mill somewhere that runs on windmills and solar panels?

AOC Isn't Even a Good Environmentalist.  Every Dem presidential candidate has endorsed the Green New Deal.  The media has covered what should be laughable notions like no automobiles, regulating diet and eliminating cows, with all the gravitas of innovations in heart surgery.  They cover it like it's a real thing and more, they paint anyone critical of the ideas as bigoted, closed minded, old-fashioned climate deniers and anti-science crazies.  Yes, that's an inversion of the truth, but that's how it's covered.

Yes, the Green New Deal Could Happen.  Democrats are like conniving teenagers asking for a 3 a.m. curfew knowing their parents will squawk and say no, but negotiate down to 1 a.m. when that's what the kid was going for in the beginning.  Likewise, the GND is so absurd, so fantastical, so inane, that socialist policy (Carbon Exchange! High Speed Rail!) seems downright sensible.  It's still redistributive in that it will require huge tax increases and more central planning, something all socialists and commies love.  It's just less overt than the large scale performance art that is the Green New Deal.  It is resetting the boundaries.

'The Sky Is Falling!  We're All Going to Die!'  The proponents of the Green New Deal really care for us.  Trust them!  Just give them everything we have and they will see that it happens.  There is one thing of some concern.  It seems we are the only country that is supposed to destroy our economy and way of life to save the world.  What about the rest of the world?  What will they do?  We could totally destroy our economy, the greatest and freest in the world, and it will make no difference if other nations do nothing.

Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal.  Utah representative Ben McAdams, a Democrat, warned ominously this week that a "day of reckoning is coming".  It's the kind of sober language typically used to describe a climate crisis which — if we continue on with business as usual — could end human civilization as we know it.  McAdams, though, was describing a decidedly less grave threat, if it can be considered a threat at all: the federal deficit.  He and 26 other members of the so-called Blue Dog Coalition — centrist and fiscally-conservative Democrats — are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the federal government from running a deficit if there isn't a war or recession happening.  Social security and Medicare would be spared from the brutal spending cuts the amendment would bring about ... but that's it.

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Attention left-wing British tabloid writers:  There are no fiscally-conservative Democrats.

Leftism Threatens American Family Life.  It might have seemed that after Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist Party candidate for president, lost four times at the beginning of the 20th century, that socialism was finally buried as non-viable in the U.S. context.  But socialism became retooled, American-style, and emerged in a more acceptable form as the graduated income tax, the Federal Reserve, and the "alphabet agencies" of the New Deal.  Now, this drivel from the past has re-emerged with Bernie Sanders and some stupid lady who just won a congressional seat in New York City and openly proclaims socialism.  But the shallow pundits who critique them and interview them keep asking only about how they are going to pay for their vast Green New Deal, socialist program.  "Where will the money come from?" they ask, and of course, since the money will come out of the pockets of all the people, the left becomes evasive.  The interviewers and critics fail to address other more serious consequences of their outdated and self-serving vision.

Sandy O's Credibility Problem.  The radical left just loves Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. [...] The problem is, America isn't made up of leftist radicals.  If you demand proof of that, allow me to direct you to the recent Senate vote on Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, which was defeated by a slim margin of 57-0.  What this tells us is that Senate Democrats are only too happy to tout radical environmental reforms on the stump, but even they refused to vote in favor of this incoherent socialist proposal that includes provisions for the government to "guarantee" a "job with a family-sustaining wage," "paid vacations," "retirement security," and to "provide all people of the United States" with "health care," "affordable housing," and "economic security."  What any of that stuff has to do with global warming is anyone's guess.

How to Combat the Green New Deal.  The Green New Deal offers a unifying sense of purpose to the two youngest generations in this country at a time when organized religion has been largely stripped of its authority and spirituality alone lacks direction.  Virtually all people yearn for a some sort of socially accepted vision of what might be called a "better world."  If the vision is cast in morally uplifting terms, it will appeal to that divine side of human nature.  As individuals, we the people are flawed, but if we have a shared vision for the future that transcends individual failure and creates a sense of common purpose, then we feel worthy of being in this world.  This is an enormously attractive prospect for anyone and is hard to combat using negative ideas like impracticality and impossibility.  The Green New Deal is impractical, but for those to whom it appeals, a critique on such grounds magnifies the sense that it is a heroic undertaking.

Don't Cede The Terms Of Discussion To AOC.  There isn't a day that goes by, that the former waitress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't come up with some new, childlike pronouncement or temper tantrum on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The issue causing the most discussion, is her 3rd Grade Science Project known as, "The Green New Deal."  Her proposal would double the annual budget and sunder the World's economy in order to pay for among other things, destruction and reconstruction of buildings that did not conform to certain environmental efficiency standards.  The estimated cost of her proposal would be 93 Trillion dollars, or double the 2019 Federal Budget of 4.7 Trillion, for the next 20 years.  93 Trillion Dollars!  That my friends, is a LOT of Scotch.  Quite rightly, conservatives in general have attacked her proposal on fiscal grounds, as we have also done here at Red State.  That's all well and good, but focusing solely on the money can effectively cede the basic argument — The World's Climate is Changing and Mankind is the Cause — to the Leftists, leaving us open to one of their tried and true tactics, incrementalism.

Green New Deal fantasy-nightmare:  Dems show true colors in 0 vote.  It turns out that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal (GND) isn't so popular after all.  In a Senate resolution vote this week, not one senator — not even the Senate bill's chief sponsor Ed Markey, D-Mass. — voted in favor of it.  Aside from a couple of centrists who voted no, most Democrats demonstrated they don't have the courage of their convictions by dodging the issue and merely voting "present" when their names were called.  The same Democrats tried to justify their lack of affirmative votes by making excuses about the process being rushed, and lacking customary hearings and procedures.

Dem Star AOC Calls GOP "Fools" & Blames Staffer for Her GND Debacle.  The shining star of the Democratic party, the leader, the "Boss," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched her Green New Deal with an astoundingly idiotic 'Cow [...] FAQ'.  It provided the details of where she and her comrades are looking to go with the GND that takes over every sector of our society, not only the energy sector.  Whenever she is cornered with her own profound errors, she looks for people to blame.  That is what she did last night [3/29/2019] during her town hall on climate change.

AOC Is Anti-Science.  On Tuesday [3/26/2019], Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a speech about the real-time dangers of climate change and pollution.  Fresh from the defeat of her Green New Deal resolution, she spoke at a Financial Services Committee meeting and made what she presumably thought was the best case for taking action to halt the environmental apocalypse.  But if this was the most convincing argument she has, then Ocasio-Cortez has revealed herself as a one-woman war on science, and we should assume that the planet is just fine.

Ocasio-Cortez compares impact of climate change to 9/11.  The Bronx rep. was discussing her Green New Deal on MSNBC [3/29/2019] when she said the devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was similar to the 2001 terrorist attack.  "On the events on September 11, 2001 thousands of Americans died in the largest terror attack on US soil," Ocasio-Cortez told host Chris Hayes.  "Our national response was war in one then eventually two countries:  3,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria.  Where is our response?"

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[#1] Hurricane Maria was not the result of extraordinary climate change.  Hurricanes have always been a part of the climate.  [#2] Repairing the damage caused by a hurricane is not the federal government's responsibility.

Senate Democrats Refuse to Vote for the Green New Deal.  After weeks of praising the Green New Deal for its supposedly ambitious, forward-thinking proposals for tackling climate change, Democratic senators refused to vote on the measure when Republican leadership brought it to the floor this afternoon [3/26/2019].

The Green New Deal Vote:  Democrat Presidential candidates bravely ran away.  When given the opportunity to vote for the "Green New Deal," the Democrats' clown car of 2020 presidential candidates all courageously stepped up and... voted "present."
  •   Cory Booker, who compared the Democrats' Green New Deal effort to fighting the Nazis and going to the moon, voted present.
  •   Kirsten Gillibrand, who said passing the Green New Deal is the "same" as landing on the moon voted present.
  •   Bernie Sanders, who defended the Green New Deal saying "you cannot go too far on the issue", voted present.

The Physical Impossibilities of the Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  To be blunt:  there is simply no possibility that more federal funding for wind turbines, silicon solar cells or lithium batteries will lead to a "disruptive" 10-fold gain.  All those technologies are approaching physics limits, just as aviation engines have.  And while one cannot, by definition, predict what kind of entirely new phenomenologies have yet to be discovered, we do know from history that such discoveries do happen.  But history also shows that they rarely if ever emerge from directed goal-specific funding.

Green New Deal fails Senate test vote as dozens of Democrats vote 'present'.  The Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fell at the first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to begin debate on the non-binding resolution, with 42 Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting "present."  No senator voted to begin debate on the legislation, while 57 lawmakers voted against breaking the filibuster.  Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona joined 53 Republicans in voting "no."  Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted "no."

On the Green New Deal, the Democrats are all yellow.  Earlier this year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., jointly proposed a resolution outlining a broad strategy for dealing with climate change.  The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal, was laughed off the public stage. [...] The Green New Deal is a profoundly embarrassing and politically damaging proposal for Democrats.  That's why, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., forced a vote on it Tuesday [3/26/2019], not a single senator from either party voted for it.  Democrats cried foul, acting as though a free vote on their own climate change resolution somehow constituted a dirty trick against them. [...] But then, they are hardly in any position to admit how stupid this proposal was, given that no fewer than five Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate already endorsed it.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says She Told Senate Democrats to Vote 'Present' on Green New Deal.  The Senate crushed the Green New Deal on Tuesday [3/26/2019] with a 0-57 vote against the resolution, with three Democrats and one Independent voting "no" and 43 Democrats voting "present."  Democrats tried to spin the resolution's failure into a win for the radical proposal, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who introduced it last month and took credit for Democrats not voting in favor of the measure.

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now giving orders to Chuck Schumer, too?  For several months, people have wondered whether freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was actually dictating the House agenda rather than Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.  But now we must ask, is Ocasio-Cortez also dictating the strategy of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer?  On Tuesday [3/26/2019], facing an embarrassing and divisive vote on the Green New Deal resolution, which is supported by the base of the party but opposed by those closer to the center, Democrats decided to vote "present" en masse.  The fact that no Democrat was willing to go on record as supporting the resolution, despite the fact that it was co-sponsored by six presidential candidates, on the surface, represents some pushback against the idea of growing momentum for this unrealistic proposal.

Senate rejects Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal in 57-0 vote blasted as a 'sham' by Dems.  The Green New Deal failed to pass a procedural vote in the Senate Tuesday, with Democrats slamming the GOP motion as a "sham" and with two exceptions voting "present" in protest.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put the ambitious plan to create jobs and improve the environment to a vote to force Democrats to take a public stand on the measure and try to divide the party's moderates and progressives.  The final vote was 57 against and no one for the plan, with 43 Democrats voting present.  Red State Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona voted no.

AOC bristles as GOP lawmaker blasts Green New Deal as 'elitist' pet project of rich liberals.  Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., mocked Ocasio-Cortez's plan to combat climate change during a Financial Services Committee hearing on Monday [3/25/2019], introducing an amendment to a homelessness bill that would create "green" standards — and demonstrate what he viewed as the impracticability of the Democrat's plan.  "The Green New Deal is one that if you are a rich liberal from maybe New York or California it sounds great because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has zero emissions, that is energy efficient, affordable and safe," Duffy said.

Sink or Swim:  AOC's Anti-Plane, Anti-Cow 'Green New Deal' Set For Senate Vote Today.  Sometimes, the United States Senate makes momentous decisions that alter the course of history and affect the lives of every American.  Other times, the august body takes a vote on a bill just to embarrass the legislation's backers.

McConnell Forcing Vote on Green New Deal.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring the Green New Deal up for a vote on Tuesday [3/26/2019], forcing Democrats to take a stand on the radical resolution.

And a Bronx Bartender Shall Lead Them?  Name three things that would make America into a third world country faster than the Green New Deal.  OK, name one.  Just kidding, it can't be done. [...] The plain fact is if 100 percent "renewable" energy is the law, the economy shuts down.  Poverty, disease, death, and civil war follow.  Life once again becomes nasty, brutish, and short.  Bye-bye fossil fuels.  Hello 18th century.  The grinding poverty that a large chunk of the human race escaped just a couple of centuries ago would return without the use of large amounts of reasonably priced and reliable fossil fuel energy.

Climate Junk Science and the Utter Nonsense of Twelve Years to Destruction.  No objective science model can justify the foolishness of a New Green Deal that advocates a $93 trillion price tag on peril of doom in twelve years. [...] The effort on the Left to scare the easily beguiled into believing that the world is twelve years from doom is part of a deeper anti-American agenda aimed at attacking capitalism and downgrading American industry.  Interestingly, the most ardent backers of these Green New Deals include many who denigrate religion, too, while others among them pay lip service to liberationist theology but regularly support legislative initiatives aimed at removing religious belief and manifestation from the public square.

The Democratic Presidential Contenders' Demeaning View of Americans.  Every Democratic presidential contender signed on to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, which mandates that in 10 years, we must end air travel, stop using fossil fuels, every new job must be unionized, nuclear plants must be closed, and every building must be rebuilt for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.  Sandy O's deal also demands that deadbeats receive government funding.

The Corruption of Science and Economics and the Green New Deal.  Left-wing Keynesian thinking (if you can call it that) is not far removed from the Democrats' conception of how they will pay for the Green New Deal.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Green New Deal will create many jobs.  Certainly, building energy-efficient high-speed trains and retrofitting buildings to require less energy and building giant solar farms will require a lot of labor.  There is no doubt that the Green New Deal would create many jobs in the short term, just as the government paying for people to dig and fill holes would create many jobs in the short term.  Perhaps the major selling point Trump has for re-election is the number of jobs he has created.  The Green New Deal gives the Democrats an answer to that.  They can claim they will create jobs and save the Earth from climate catastrophe in the process.  In fact, the text of the Green New Deal guarantees a job for everyone.

Fraud: Green New Deal Plagiarized From 2009 UN Environment Programme Report.  In a stunning revelation from a 2009 UN document titled "Rethinking the Economic Recovery:  A Global Green New Deal", it is discovered that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' (AOC) Green New Deal is not a new movement of the people, but rather a crafty (and plagiarized) creation of a small group of global elite working through the United Nations.  This 144-page report was headed by Edward B. Barbier, a professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming at the time, but specifically prepared for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)[.]  It was UNEP that sponsored the infamous 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro that catalyzed the doctrine of Sustainable Development and produced the Agenda 21 book labeled The Agenda for the 21st Century.  UNEP has been at the root of every intellectually bankrupt scheme to flip the world into its resource-based economic system while driving a fatal nail into Capitalism and Free Enterprise.

Green New Deal?  Slay the Socialist Monster Now.  Although Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is most closely associated with the Green New Deal, she is little more than a paid advertising spokeswoman for the revolutionary legislation, which aims to completely overthrow the American economic order within 10 years. [...] The resolution before Congress declares that it is the duty of the federal government "to create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States."  This one tiny component by itself demonstrates the socialist agenda underlying the GND.  How exactly does the federal government "create" millions of jobs?  How do federal bureaucrats ensure that they are high-wage jobs?  How do they guarantee prosperity?  Have Democrats never heard of a recession?  Do they think that economic downturns can be legislated out of existence?

AOC Isn't Even a Good Environmentalist.  The Green New Deal is an unserious effort predicated upon the absurd notion of "environmental justice." You see, for today's Greens, unlike the idealistic environmentalists of yesteryear, punishing the United States to make up for its purported past sins is the goal.  Greens, such as AOC, care little for actual progress.  They merely want to hurt Americans (while enriching themselves).  Embracing the Green New Deal will cost taxpayers as much as $7 trillion over a decade * and make life harder on average Americans.  For a fraction of that cost, the United States could build nuclear fission power plants, invest in carbon capture technology to clean our air, while at the same time develop nuclear fusion technology that will provide abundant, advanced, and clean energy for all — and still allow for humans to live comfortably.  But, that's not the goal of the Green New Deal.

* Many other estimates are far higher than $7 trilion.  See below.

Democratic Presidential Candidates Perfect Orwell's Language Manipulation.  Take defenses of the "Green New Deal."  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who popularized the idea (which has been around for a decade or more), doesn't seem to have any comprehension of its cost, or the cost of anything else.  When asked about how she would pay for it, her initial response was "tax the rich."  The truth is that there aren't that many rich, and under her 70% and up federal tax plan, there soon wouldn't be any.  Now she seems to believe that one can simply print money to pay for it all.  This radical extension of Modern Monetary Theory would bankrupt the country and render our currency worthless. [...] This expansion of government power over its citizens is the true intent of the Green New Deal and of every other progressive initiative.  The oil and gas sector constitutes 8% of the U.S. economy.  Eliminating this sector and shifting to government-controlled green power has been a longstanding aspiration of the left, along with socialized medicine and centralized control of education.  Now, in an extremely divisive political atmosphere, progressives see an opportunity to make their dreams come true.

AFL-CIO shreds Green New Deal:  AOC's plan could cause 'immediate harm to millions'.  Big labor has come out swinging against the Green New Deal, with the AFL-CIO claiming the sweeping energy and economic reforms proposed by Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could cause "immediate harm to millions" of union workers.  The largest federation of unions in the country sent a letter to Mr. Markey and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez last week, saying the Green New Deal resolution makes promises that are "not achievable or realistic."  "We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy," reads the March 8 letter, which was signed by 10 national labor unions on the AFL-CIO's Energy Committee.

Fake Scientist Bill Nye Joins Real Socialists to Push Green New Deal.  One of the most famous history deniers alive today is a person named Bill Nye.  He is not a scientist and, really, is not very smart.  But a lot of people listen to him because he is selling a brand of hysteria about the end of the world that is, well, pretty engaging for people who believe him and pretty entertaining for those of us who know he is lying.  It is like pro wrestling — something for everyone.  Mr. Nye refuses to acknowledge history or science, which taken together proves conclusively that planet Earth has been naturally warming and cooling for millions of years.  We even once had an ice age, known as the Ice Age!

The 1972 Progressive Pathway to Oblivion.  Much has been written about the "Green New Deal," specifically its socialist redistribution schemes, and its notorious rapid phasing out of the internal combustion engine, which drew the polite ridicule from Feinstein and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  The timing was certainly absurd.  The rapid growth in domestic natural gas use has ensured that the United States has exceeded even most "green" European countries in meeting the now abandoned Paris Climate Accords.  U.S. energy production has all but eliminated the prior strategic stranglehold of the Persian Gulf states over U.S. Middle East policy or, for that matter, over American foreign policy itself.  At a time when government-funded high-speed rail is failing and gasoline is below $3 a gallon (well below the price in Europe), few voters would prefer ending gas and oil use or trying to do what leftwing California could not.  One reason the U.S. economy is booming and may continue to do so is that American electricity-intensive industries increasingly are enjoying substantial cost savings in their power costs over European and Asian rivals.

Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal wouldn't slow climate change, but your electricity costs would skyrocket.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal would require Americans to rely on unreliable solar and wind energy that would raise electric bills by several hundred percent for every family and business, hit us with power blackouts and brownouts, worsen poverty and do nothing to slow climate change. [...] Even the drastic, unrealistic and multitrillion-dollar energy schemes in the Green New Deal would have no measureable impact on global temperatures in our lives or our grandchildren's lifetimes.

Civil War Would Erupt If "Green Deal" Socialists Actually Get What They Want.  With "socialists" like Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receiving more public and media attention than ever, it is clear that there is an agenda by the establishment to generate manufactured excitement over socialist/communist policies.  To be clear, the way our system operates today is ALREADY quite socialist, with big government interference in almost every aspect of business and life.  However, the green new deal represents a full blown Marxist approach to government control.  It is essentially soviet level communism, repackaged as environmental socialism. [...] Some people might argue that the green new deal is a sideshow, and that the American people would never support such measures or any presidential candidates that would implement them.  And I would agree IF we were to hold an election today.  After all, front-muppet Cortez comes off like an angry teenager who just discovered Marx and Alinsky and decided to base her entire identity around the cliff notes of their manifestos.  But, by 2020 the story may be much different.

Life in the Green New Deal 'Paradise': Nasty, Brutish, and Short.  Not long ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC — one of the best comedy accounts on Twitter) released (then retracted, and then disclaimed) the "Justice Democrats'" Green New Deal FAQ.  The GND's promises just didn't add up, but mere arithmetic often doesn't discourage a true believer.  I started pondering what life would be like under the Green New Deal.

The Left:  Seething with apoplectic rage.  The right:  Happy and optimistic.  So virulent is this crowd that its members advocate for the absurd Green New Deal offered up by the benighted Ocasio-Cortez, which, if ever implemented, would effectively destroy the economy of the U.S.  As Patrick Moore, the founder of Greenpeace, tweeted, "Pompous little twit.  You don't have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities.  Horses?  If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating.  You would bring about mass death."

Green New Deal is unworkable and unaffordable.  An analysis found that if fully implemented, the proposal would cost up to $93 trillion over the next decade.  That's more than 90 percent of the combined wealth of all American households.  It would cost every American family as much as $65,000 per year — more than the average household makes in a year.  One of the key tenets of this proposal is a mandate to move to 100 percent renewable energy.  Doing so would eliminate abundant, affordable and reliable energy that currently powers three out of five U.S. homes.  Even if it were possible — and it isn't — the massive costs would be passed directly to consumers in the form of higher electricity and heating bills.  One estimate concludes that households could see their energy bills spike by as much as $3,800 a year.

The farcical 'Green New Deal'.  The dominant source of energy for the foreseeable future for both the United States and the world will be fossil fuels, chiefly in the form of oil, natural gas, and coal.  Throughout the world, many groups will push hard for massive subsidies to wind and solar energy.  Yet, that attempt, no matter how bold, will fail to shift the overall balance of energy production toward green sources.  The fatal drawback of wind and solar is their lack of storability.  Solar works when the sun shines.  Wind works when breezes blow.  Both often provide energy when it is not needed and fail to provide it when required.  Any legal diktat that puts these renewable sources first will only produce a prolonged economic dislocation.  Pie-in-the-sky proposals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, which stipulates 100 percent of energy needs be supplied by "clean, renewable, and zero emissions" sources, should be dead on arrival.

The Green New Plan is irresponsible.  Road and air travel dominate most people's lives in industrialized countries and emerging markets.  Airlines are conducting more than 100,000 flights a day around the world.  Commercial aviation, with 23,000 commercial airplanes worldwide that has been accommodating 4 billion passenger annually.  Cruise liners, each of which consumes 80,000 gallons of fuels daily, have been accommodating more than 25 million passengers annually worldwide.  Electricity alone, especially intermittent electricity from renewables, has not, and will not, run the economies around the world, as electricity alone is unable to support the energy demands of the military, airlines, cruise ships, supertankers, container shipping, trucking infrastructures, and our space program. [...] The intermittent electricity from wind, solar, or from batteries and storage units made from exotic materials like cobalt and lithium CANNOT supply the thousands of products from petroleum that are demanded by every transportation infrastructure, electricity generation, medications, cooling, heating, manufacturing, agriculture, and virtually all the products that are the basis of everyone's standard of living across the globe have led to reduced infant mortality, extended lifespans, and allowed the movement of goods and people anywhere in the world.

The Rickety Bread Machine.  Make no mistake, those who embrace the Green New Deal — GND — want to take us down the road that has always produced misery for the many and affluence for the few.  Those like Senator Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez may have noble motives but they are built on a foundation of illusion.  The government they want to create will not be run by angels who are motivated only by what's right and best for the nation, it will be run by humans who pursue their own self-interest and respond to incentives that flow from laws and regulations that too often are influenced by those — crony capitalists — with the wealth and influence to shape them to their advantage.  Supporters of the Green New Deal have convinced themselves that the economy can be run better by the elites through centralized decision making than by the many dispersed parties that comprise our market economy.

Why Do Progressives Reject Policies That Would Achieve Their Aims?  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Sesame Street) has delivered yet another statement that bespeaks the progressives' chronic myopia.  This time she's pondering the dilemma about whether or not it's "still okay to have children," given the apocalyptic future being created by climate change.  The point has nothing to do with demography, as birth-rates in the U.S. are already starting to decline.  The real point, of course, is to rouse the old progressive battle-cry of a "crisis" that "urgently" needs resolving, mainly by increasing the power and rapacity of bloated federal agencies and their growth-killing regulations.

The Green New Deal is a disaster for Democrats, too.  I think the Green New Deal is a disaster for Democrats.  Senators Harris, Warren, Gillibrand, Booker and Sanders have endorsed all or large parts of it.  They are all presidential candidates:  the Democratic Party has dangerously endorsed a plan that amounts to nothing more than fantastical economic nonsense.  Because... we now have a price tag.  We now know what it would cost:  $93 trillion.  That works out to $600,000 for every household in the land.  Now that's not some off-the-wall estimate from an obscure lobbying group.  It's from Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who is a former director of the congressional budget office.

An Environmentalist's Blistering Article Against Renewable Energy Wrecks AOC's Green New Deal.  The Green New Deal created by New York's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been heralded as one of the most nonsensical pieces of legislation to ever come out of Washington, and for good reason.  For one, she essentially advocates for a high-speed rail fantasy that could never come true, guaranteed a livable wage and healthcare for everyone, and declared that she would move us to 100% renewable energy.  A rule of thumb says that if it sounds too good to be true, then it often is.  AOC's Green New Deal sounds way too good.

Climate brainwashing in schools and the Democrats' lurch to the left.  Representative Ocasio-Cortez is convinced the world will end in 12 years without adoption of all parts of the Green New Deal, and since she has taken the initiative, she also wants us to know that for now, she is the boss (so much for our elected officials serving the people).  People, she tells us, should stop having children, since they have no future if temperatures rise another degree or two.  Get rid of all meat-eating (except for the nomenklatura), ban air travel (trains will take their place:  track 7 for Australia), rebuild all structures to make them energy-efficient without the use of fossil fuels, Medicare for all, and free college education.  And the rich will pay for all this (estimated at $50-90 trillion over ten years) with a higher marginal tax rate.

Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  For those keeping score at home, that's five prominent contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination embracing the Green New Deal.  They haven't just made vague promises to "combat climate change" or "reduce greenhouse gases."  They've signed on to a specific document with specific provisions that urge a series of truly immense political, economic, and cultural changes to fundamentally remake the United States.  Forget the Ocasio-Cortez background document; the actual Green New Deal is extraordinarily radical.  It calls for a ten-year "national mobilization" to not only achieve "net zero" emissions but also provide "economic security for all people of the United States."  This means meeting 100 percent of America's power demand "through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources."  It does appear that many Green New Deal proponents do at least include nuclear power in that mix, but even with nuclear power, that single plank of the Green New Deal is, well, a practical impossibility

America's Second Civil War Has Already Begun.  Why vote for someone who promises equal opportunity when someone else promises a better outcome?  Nuclear winter became global warming became climate change became "we want total control over everything."  The reason why Democrat candidates for the presidency so quickly signed on to my congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is its promise of comprehensive control over every aspect of our lives.  Eliminating planes, trains, and automobiles will keep us close to our homes and jobs or for those "unwilling to work" in their basement enjoying their "universal basic income."  Dependent people without mobility are easier to control.

The Green New Deal Versus Rural America.  If the Green New Deal becomes a reality, it will dramatically increase electricity costs and concentrate economic and political power in big business and in Washington.  In short, the biggest costs of the all-renewable-energy push will be paid not by urban liberals such as Ocasio-Cortez, who are pushing the Green New Deal, but by rural Americans who probably voted for Donald Trump. [...] It is an established fact that big renewable-energy mandates result in big increases in prices for consumers.  That can be seen in Germany, Ontario, and California.

Sebastian Gorka:  The Green New Deal Is a Watermelon — 'Green on the Outside and Deep, Deep Communist Red on the Inside'.  Former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump Sebastian Gorka, speaking at the CPAC conference in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday [2/28/2019], said the Democrats' Green New Deal is "a watermelon," because it's "green on the outside" and "deep, deep red communist on the inside."  "According to the amazing Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, they did a poll last year in which they found that 52 percent of American millennials would like to live in a socialist or communist America," Gorka said, which is why 40 Democrat candidates in the last midterm election called themselves socialists." [...] "They want to take your pickup truck.  They want to rebuild your home.  They want to take away your hamburgers.  This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved.

The Obliviousness and Conniving of the Democratic Party.  The unleashed and unhinged Democratic Party and their mad dash to bankrupt the country in combination with what is currently being spent totals:  $178.7 Trillion over ten years. [...] With so little capital available to the private sector, and taxes on all productive members of society, by necessity at confiscatory levels, there would be, at first, a stagnant and quickly thereafter a rapidly declining economy.  The vast majority of citizens would no longer be productive, as they would have guaranteed income from the government as long as the government was able to pay — which would not be for long.

Democrat House Oversight Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Climate Change, Democrats Don't Show Up.  You can't make this stuff up if you tried.  All we ever needed to know about the purely political use of 'climate change' as a manufactured tool for electoral votes is visible in this one moment.  Democrats, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal, have been claiming the world will end in twelve years if Climate Change is not addressed.  To highlight their commitment to the urgent need, Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a House subcommittee dedicated to selling the need for the Green New Deal. [...] A panel was set to deliver testimonials and statements to advance the priorities of the Democrat congressional team selling the Green New Deal; except, well, the majority Democrats ran into a problem:  they didn't show up for the hearing.

Cortez's 'Green New Deal' [is] leading to the Self-Destruction of the Democrat Party.  It would be one thing for Democrats to alter America's lifestyle forever to avert a real and present danger to the planet and quite another to destroy the thriving U.S. economy to advance a political and personal agenda.  But with a plan like Cortez's GND, there is much more at stake for the survivability of the Democrat party.  In their race to full-blown socialism, the fringe elements within the Democrat party have managed to drag their weak leadership down with them.

The Red Queen.  [Scroll down]  But even if money were no object the total commitment required by the Green New Deal incurs the opportunity cost of not pursuing an alternative strategy based on cheaper energy and climate adaptation — or even doing nothing.  The Green New Deal for example rules out clean nuclear power.  It can brook no rivals because solving Global Warming requires every resource we can muster.  If we spend trillions on the GND we've no money left for anything else if it bombs.

The Green New Deal's Impossible Electric Grid.  The Democrats' Green New Deal calls for a fully renewable electric power grid.  Regardless of the economic or political challenges of bringing this about, it is likely technologically impossible.  An electric power grid involves second-by-second balancing between generated supply and consumer demand.  In the case of a sudden imbalance — such as from the loss of a generator's output — all the remaining generators on the grid instantaneously pool together.  Each one pitches in a small part of the required power to make up for the lost generator fast enough to keep supply and demand balanced.  This doesn't work for wind and solar because you can't spontaneously increase wind or sunshine.  Hydro power is limited and unevenly distributed around the country.  And for safety reasons, nuclear power — even if the Green New Dealers accepted it — can't be cranked up to neutralize imbalances.  Nor can consumer demand be suddenly reduced enough.

Flaws With a "Green New Deal," Part 1.  Although it is of course cloaked in the mantle of peer-reviewed natural science, the Green New Deal is clearly a political program, designed to check every box on the progressive wish-list. [...] [T]his really isn't about climate change at all.  That is simply the pretext to fundamentally transform every aspect of society and culture the way progressive leftists have wanted to do even before people talked about "global warming."

Flaws with a "Green New Deal," Part 2.  Especially when we are realistic about the political process, it should be obvious that funneling more than one trillion dollars in green "investment" spending through Washington will involve a gross misallocation of resources.  For example, the draft text's call for "retrofitting all buildings to be energy efficient" is a blank check to funnel money into the coffers of politically powerful groups in the construction industry.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Could Cost $93 Trillion, Group Says.  The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from from 2003 to 2005.  That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan's call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.

AOC wants America to lead the world — backward.  Asserting yet again that "manmade climate change" poses an "existential threat" to people and planet — with only a dozen years before total disaster strikes — the Green New Deal demands that the United States convert to 100% "renewable" energy within ten years.  It also proclaims an equally urgent need to abandon free enterprise capitalism in favor of 100% socialist economic and "social justice" policies.  In the energy arena, AOC's GND requires that fossil fuels, nuclear power and even waste-to-energy and large-scale hydroelectric facilities be eliminated from the US energy mix.  Coal, oil and natural gas leasing and development on federally controlled Western lands would be banned, as would exports of those fuels.  Internal combustion cars, trucks, buses, trains and boats would be replaced with electric versions, or eradicated.  Airplanes would be replaced by high-speed rail.  And every house and building in America would be gutted, rebuilt or retrofitted with "state of the art efficiency" technologies.  That's for starters.

The Green New Dealers want 100 trillion dollars!  Polls indicate that roughly half of Americans do not even believe in the idea of human caused global warming, much less that it is an "existential threat" as Representative Ocasio-Cortez claims it is.  The fraction that thinks we need to go onto a prolonged and desperate war footing must therefore be quite small.  Given these stupendous dollars and the great personal sacrifices they will require from all Americans, one wonders if the supporters of the Green New Deal know what they are asking for.

Social-justice Democrats' 'Green New Deal' will turn America into Venezuela.  [AOC] is the most perfect example ever offered to the public at large of a Greener who says what is on the Green mind, who doesn't water down the message to avoid scaring off people whose feet occasionally make contact with the ground, one who puts in writing for all to read what it really means if you believe all the stuff about skinny polar bears and deliquescent ice caps, shrinking lobsters and sinking cities, the whole dreary catalogue of infinite earthly degradation about to fall on us all, if "climate change" as the cause of wars, warts, pestilence and famine and whatever else can be put on a bullet-list, is not stopped in its tracks — now!

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism.  Among other modest goals, authors of the Green New Deal intend to eliminate fossil fuels altogether.  Good luck to the 3.4 million Americans who would lose their jobs as a result — not to mention anyone who drives a car.  But the dream of making fossil fuel go the way of the dinosaur is hardly the most absurd element of this program.  While not in the legislation, early background documents outlined plans to eliminate air travel and even get rid of flatulating cows.  Other aspects of the Green New Deal seem wildly out of place for an environmental resolution.  Consider the promise of massive new entitlement programs that could only be achieved through a radical redistribution of wealth.  Here, the proposal shows its true colors.  This is not some run-of-the-mill progressive policy — it is a Trojan Horse for socialism.

The Green New Deal Is Communist Manifesto, 21st Century.  A 21st-century take on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' Communist Manifesto was introduced in the form of a nonbinding resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The resolution effectively does nothing other than express the sense that Congress should pass a so-called "Green New Deal" whose wholly unattainable goals would almost certainly wreak havoc on the economy and drive the United States further into debt.  The term "insane" understates how bad the ideas presented in this resolution really are.  Both the Green New Deal resolution and the FAQ document released with it read like something concocted in a drunken haze in a college dorm room.  Although it's certainly imaginative, it's not remotely close to serious public policy.  Perhaps that explains why Rep. Ocasio-Cortez removed the documents from her congressional website.

The Urgency of the Green New Deal Will Only Give the State Mob-Like Power.  My late brother once pointed out to me that the Mafia, or organized crime generally, thrives wherever time is hugely important.  He drove a fish truck out of the old Fulton Fish Market and he saw some of this first hand.  Fish have a short shelf-life and that's why the mob had suppliers and buyers over a barrel.  Similarly, the mob was notoriously embedded in the newspaper-delivery truck racket.  If you can't deliver newspapers on time, the newspapers become, literally, old news and therefore worthless.  Tim Carney recently noted that the key reason why the Green New Deal will become a cronyist-fecal festival is the need to rush.  "A Green New Deal," their resolution reads, "must be developed through transparent and inclusive consultation, collaboration, and partnership with frontline and vulnerable communities, labor unions, worker cooperatives, civil society groups, academia, and businesses."  But you can't have this intricate, collaborative, and inclusive process unless you take a very long time.  The entire premise of this moon-shot, new deal, grand mobilization is that we don't have a lot of time before the planet melts.

Also posted under What's the rush?

The Green New Deal would takes us back to medieval times.  A hopeful, non-binding resolution has been introduced to both houses of Congress.  Representative Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, (D) for the 14th District of New York, god bless her fast beating heart, and Senator Ed Markey (D) from Massachusetts are jumpstarting again the notion that the world can change in its entirety in fifteen years.  Suffice it to say nether congresspersons were history majors at their alma maters.  The resolution is aggressive in its nature and far-reaching in its concepts.  The Green New Deal (GND) proposes getting off fossil fuels altogether and becoming "carbon-neutral" by 2030.  The U.S. has had a presence in Afghanistan and Iraq longer than that with no real end in sight.  I don't think the world changes that fast even in the high-speed communications culture we live in today.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' accidentally exposes the left's big lie.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party.  Too honest, apparently.  After her office sent the "FAQ" to NPR, The Washington Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed.  Sorry, you don't get to do that.  Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal.  Now she, and the Democrats who endorsed her plan, have to live with it.

Socialist "Green New Deal" Laughably Ridiculous.  Not long ago advancing the idea that every building in the nation must be retrofitted to meet entirely arbitrary standards to protect against the entirely un-dangerous, pretend threat of global warming would have been a non-starter, even among the looniest of the loony left. [...] The only way such schemes can be implemented is by force.  At the point of a gun, or at least by the threat of punishment, physical, fiscal or otherwise.  The socialistic redistribution of wealth is what really is behind the global warming scare.  The trouble is, people refuse to give their money to other people simply because the others' want it.  That's why every socialist state enforces its diktats at gunpoint.  Being exposed as absurd, as AOC has been, won't stop socialist, redistributionist authoritarians.  They intend for you to submit to government control, and to pay for the indignity.

Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' Is About Socialism, Not Global Warming.  The Green New Deal has been hailed by Democrats and liberal pundits as one of the most important proposals to tackle global warming in decades, but don't be fooled:  Many supporters of the Green New Deal know it will do absolutely nothing to reduce global temperature or prevent future temperature rise — the primary purpose of the proposal, according to Ocasio-Cortez.  The real goal of the Green New Deal is to impose a series of radical, socialistic programs — policies that would dramatically increase the size and power of the federal government, cause immense harm to the U.S. economy, and run up the national debt by trillions of dollars.

The 'Green New Deal' is a prescription for poverty.  Behind the rhetorical smokescreen, the ugly truth is that a mandatory shift to higher-cost solar and wind energy before the market is ready to support those, as the Green New Deal does, would serve as a regressive tax on the poor.  Ironically, it would be minorities and the poorest of the poor who would be disproportionately harmed.  Low-income households already pay 7.2 percent of household income on home energy costs, more than three times the proportion paid by higher-income households on average, according to an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy report.  According to that same report, low-income African-American and Latino families are particularly hard hit by any increase in utility costs.  Higher home energy costs mean that lower-income families would descend yet deeper into poverty, because they would be forced to allocate an even greater share of their limited incomes to home energy costs.  Increases to energy costs in public schools and hospitals do nothing to help meet the needs of the poor and minorities.  And for older Americans, higher-cost energy may present stark choices between medicine, food, or staying warm in the dead of winter.

The Antithesis of Green.  Achieving happiness has never been easy.  Even harder will be the Green New Deal's aim of completely eliminating the use of coal, oil, and natural gas by 2050. How all this happiness and energy legerdemain will be achieved is anyone's guess.  Supporters are particularly vague about how they would find the hundreds of billions — or even trillions — of dollars needed to attempt such a plan.  Nevertheless, there is one unassailable fact about the Green New Deal:  It is not green.  Indeed, the entire notion of an all-renewable-energy system is the antithesis of environmental protection and scenic conservation.

Green New Deal:  It's The Dr. Oz Of Environmental Policy.  If any among you thought that environmental activists might have a few good ideas about the future of our planet, let this resolution remove all doubt.  The document, introduced by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, reads as if it was written by somebody without a shred of common sense, let alone a working grasp of physics, public health, or economics. [...] The only way a team of sitting Congressmen and Congresswomen could come up with a "plan" so detached from reality is because scientific illiteracy is rampant in our country.

Sheer Madness From Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.  Now for the charming topics of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey, and the so-called "Green New Deal."  If ever there was a multi-pronged way to snatch Depression from the Jaws of prosperity, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems to have hit upon it.  Ms. AOC has discovered that the planet is warming to an alarming degree.  Never mind that she is in no sense a scientist.  Never mind that many climatologists say that climate change is a hoax — and many say it's not a hoax at all.  Never mind that there are many different possible causes of climate change and that human activity is only one of several possible culprits.  Never mind that the huge bulk of air pollution spreading over the earth comes from China, far beyond the reach of our laws.  And India and Brazil and other places far beyond our legal control.  Ms. AOC has reached the conclusion that the earth is warming to a degree that will end all animal life on the planet in about 12 years.  And she's sure she knows who's responsible.  Corporate America is killing the earth, or so Ms. AOC is certain.

Political Incompetence and Questionable Science.  Who benefits from the complete abolition of nuclear energy and the complete rejection of the use of coal, oil and natural gas, as the authors of the Green New Deal are planning?  Of course, both scientific charlatans and political charlatans do not need this:  they are not going to give up the comfort of the civilization built by American capitalism.  What the leaders of the socialist movement in America really want is comprehensive government control.

Green New Deal Will be All Pain and No Gain.  The Green New Deal sounds really good.  But as the details start to come out, it looks worse and worse.  In fact, the costs would be stupendous, and the damage done by its policies would be catastrophic.  First, how much will it cost?  One of the main promoters of the Green New Deal, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said recently that paying for it may require raising the top tax rate on incomes above $10 million to 70 percent.  The experts developing the Green New Deal openly admit that it will cost not billions, but rather trillions of dollars.  Although how many trillions is open to debate, the fact is that the money will have to come from somewhere.  Progressive economists have argued that the federal government can print as much money as it needs and that spending so much will fully mobilize the economy and thereby create growth.  How has that worked out in Venezuela?

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When the government prints "as much money as it needs," the inevitable result is inflation.  Ask anyone in Zimbabwe what runaway inflation is like.  One would presume that AOC, who graduated "in 2011, majoring in international relations and economics" (according to Wikipedia), would know what causes inflation.

The Green New Deal is wrong for America.  Radical liberals led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., also want to minimize air travel.  It's all outlined in their Green New Deal, a proposal to fend off a supposed climate apocalypse.  Never mind that China, the world's largest polluter, emits more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the U.S. and the EU combined or that the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and China are dumping more plastic waste and debris into the ocean than the rest of the planet is.  Far-left lawmakers pushing the utopian Green New Deal don't want to talk about that or the fact that China opens a new coal plant every week on average, illustrating that the Green New Deal isn't really about protecting Mother Earth from the effects of climate change; it's about giving Democrats and big-government socialists control over the entire U.S. economy — and our lives.  It's a massive power grab under the guise of curtailing the alleged "cataclysmic" effects of climate change — a pseudoscience that is far from settled.

Trump as Hercules Cleaning Out the Augean Stables.  For decades now, under the guise of environmental protection, the far left has tied down America's economy.  It's been largely gradual, hidden in fancy language and supported by those little harmed by these restrictions.  Last week, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose previous experience was bartending, and Senator Ed Markey, whose commercial experience before entering the political ring was driving an ice cream truck, proposed a Green New Deal.  Without reading it, all or most (I can't keep track of all of them) of the announced Democratic presidential candidates endorsed it, to their subsequent embarrassment when the details they hadn't bothered to read became known.  Ocasio-Cortez kindly provided a FAQ cheat sheet, which revealed how insane the plan was.  When the details were known, she withdrew it, offering up various versions of why it wasn't the real Cliff's Notes of the deal.  In any event, taking advantage of the opportunity to put the Democrats to the test, Senator majority leader Mitch McConnell announced he'd bring the resolution to the Senate floor for a vote, at which time cosponsor Ed Markey accused McConnell of "sabotage" and trying to "silence" voters.

Alexandria's Suicide Note for America.  On the Left, the first principle is "from each," and the Green New Deal would take away your choice in a gas-powered car, your airline travel, and even your food.  With retrofitting in the mix, it even makes a grab for your current house and the sort of buildings you favor.  It's a massive property grab, eminent domain on steroids.  With marginal rates of 70 percent and beyond, the socialists would also take plenty of money from people who work and give it to people unwilling to work.

Liz Cheney Stumps Green New Dealers With One Question:  Did You Fly Here?  Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney grilled environmental experts on their travel methods at a House hearing on climate change while discussing the Green New Deal's call to phase out air travel.  "My constituents are obviously very concerned about this notion that we are somehow going to transition over the course of 10 years here to an economy that is entirely run on green energy," Cheney said during a Natural Resources subcommittee hearing.  "Certainly, they have concerns about the fossil fuel aspect of that."  [Video clip]

Why CO2 does not spell end of the world.  Though you wouldn't know it from the braying of the doom-and-gloomers in the media, not to mention the political activists ready to reinvent the global political economy to head off a carbon-dioxide apocalypse, there's actually good news to report on the greenhouse-gas front.  You may not have to give up air travel.  You may not have to give up driving or air-conditioning or 90 percent of your income to the global war on climate change.  It turns out capitalism might just solve the problem before the sea rises and the arctic ice cap melts.

Green New Deal FAQ:  Appears to have been written by people who hate capitalism.

The Green New Fascist Deal.  The "Green New Deal" is a fascist utopian plan written by environmentalist lawyers that is purportedly designed to tackle the global warming apocalypse which capitalism, particularly of the American kind drunk on fossil fuels, has precipitated through economic recklessness and colonial racism.  CO2, a trace gas measured in parts per million, is the primary culprit of a semi-apocalyptic global warming crisis that can only be averted through an all-wise cadre of Democratic green lawyers. [...] While [Ernst] Haeckel coined the term "ecology" in 1866, he mixed racial eugenics with his environmentalism.  Today, environmentalism proffers anti-humanism, population control, ecological totalitarianism, and indigenous multicultural tribal racism that "The New Green Deal" is chock full of.

Green New Deal co-author Sen. Markey mocked for accusing McConnell of 'rushing' Senate vote.  One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he's bringing the resolution to a vote.  Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and economic overhaul that has gotten the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates who have announced 2020 presidential runs.

Phony 'Justice' through Phony Climate Policy.  [T]he draft released last Thursday by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, of their "Green New Deal" Bill was, in fact, as long on "social justice" as it was short on common sense. [...] Conspicuously missing from the resolution was the promise of "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work," found in its accompanying "overview."  Perhaps it's destined to be subtly "airdropped" in later.  And if expressions the likes of "sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century" and "sustainable environment" sound familiar, they should.  The expressed goal of Agenda 21 was "achieving global sustainable development in the 21st Century."  The term is lib-speak for tackling "poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice" as a single issue with essentially a lone antagonist.  Surely, many of these individual goals are genuine and quite laudable; still, many have no place in a piece of U.S. Climate Legislation.  So once again, we're faced with a fraudulent attempt to address the left's laundry list of woes in the name of meting out imaginary "climate justice."

Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is dead on arrival, economist says.  The Dean of the Columbia University School of Business, Glenn Hubbard, said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal doesn't make fiscal sense and is dead on arrival.  "The Green New Deal isn't just about the environment.  It's a fundamental remaking of the American economy at a cost of almost one-third of GDP," he told Gerry Baker on "WSJ at Large," on Friday [2/152019].  "The United States isn't going to do that... It is simply not possible."

The Democrats' radical extremist plan for America is a form of insanity.  Here comes a bunch of politicians, like they have in so many other countries, and so many other times in different variations, now they're going to get rid of the combustion engine, all fossil fuels, they're going to put up charging stations for the little baby box Priuses they're going to want us to drive, they're going to guarantee a family-sustaining wage, family leave, medical leave, vacations — everyone gets to go to Hawaii once a year, I guess.  You know, retirement security — all your retirement is there, whether you have to pay for it or not.  Obviously, not.

The Green New Deal Is Make-Believe.  The "Green New Deal" is upon us, and the question is what to make of it.  The Democratic proposal mandates that, within a decade, virtually all fossil fuels — which represent about four-fifths of the nation's energy supply — shall be replaced with clean fuels that don't worsen global warming.  Just how is this task to be accomplished?  The main sponsors of the Green New Deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. — don't say. [...] To put it mildly, this seems a tall order.

California's High-Speed Rail To Nowhere Trailblazes For The Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  So how much does building an 800-mile high-speed rail line from San Francisco to L.A. and San Diego cost?  Depends on when you ask, because the number has changed many times in last 12 years.  In 2006, the initial estimated cost for planning and construction from San Francisco to L.A. and San Diego was around $35 billion and promised to be up and running in 2020.  Then in 2008, California voters were told the total estimated cost would be around $45 billion.  When California voters approved Proposition 1A — which came with a beautiful title:  "Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act" — they were also told that they only authorized the state to sell $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds.

The Green New Deal Isn't Just About Energy, It's Also About Controlling What Americans Eat.  The Green New Deal isn't just a climate change manifesto targeting U.S. energy, it also looks to drastically change how food is produced and, ultimately, what Americans eat.  "I think it's pretty clear they want to change people's consumption habits," Nic Loris, an energy economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey introduced highly anticipated Green New Deal bills in early February, calling for "net-zero" greenhouse gas emissions within 10 years through a radical transformation of America.  The bills also call for a slew of new social justice and welfare programs totally unrelated to global warming.

A Unicorn in Every Pot.  Most of the declared Democratic candidates have [...] endorsed the Green New Deal — a proposal so detached from the laws of economics and physics that the bill's Senate sponsor vehemently objects to bringing it up for a vote.  Ed Markey (D-MA) coordinated his introduction of the Senate version (SR-59) with the rollout of its House variant (HR-109) by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).  Inexplicably, however, when the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, announced that he will call up the Green New Deal for a vote in the Senate, Markey accused him of sabotage. [...] Senator Markey failed to explain exactly how a floor vote will silence anyone.  His real problem, of course, is precisely the reverse.  Every Democratic senator running for president is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and, if it gets a vote, they will look like fools when it is overwhelmingly defeated.

Green New Deal Launched with Support from Democratic Presidential Candidates.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) held a press conference outside the Capitol building on February 7th to introduce their House and Senate resolutions for a Green New Deal.  Original co-sponsors include 64 House Democrats and 9 Senate Democrats.  Six declared and potential presidential candidates signed up as co-sponsors:  Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Bernie Sanders (Independent Socialist-VT). [...] The fact sheet calls for "a massive mobilization of all our resources" and states that "the level of investment required is massive."  In addition to saving the world from global warming, the Green New Deal aims to achieve economic and social justice at the same time, not just through massive investments in green energy, but also by guaranteeing good-paying jobs, unionizing the green workforce, and banning monopolies and unfair competition.  As Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said at the press conference, "Today is a day that we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social, and racial justice in the United States of America."

CA Gov. Newsom Just Delivered a Huge Blow to AOC's 'Green New Deal'.  During his State of the State address, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday said his administration is putting a halt to the highly anticipated high-speed rail that would travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  "Let's be real.  The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long.  There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency," Newsom said during his first address.  The cost of building the train, at last estimate, was put at $77 billion and wouldn't be completed until 2033, the Associated Press reported.

Green New Deal is a religious document.  It punishes America for the sins of its prosperity.  Just a few years ago, they were telling us we could fight global warming with carbon offsets and slightly higher gas taxes.  Now, they are demanding we give up airplanes and walk to work.  But you have got to give it this, the Green New Deal does make kind of internal sense.  Hysterical predictions require a hysterical reaction.  Half measures don't cut it when you are fighting a world war for the future of this planet.  Maybe that's why Democrats seem all in on this.

Union leaders warn Green New Deal may lead to poverty: 'Members are worried about putting food on the table'.  While conservatives have fiercely criticized the Green New Deal resolution for promising a job to "all people of the United States" — including those "unwilling to work," according to an accompanying document published, and later disavowed, by Ocasio-Cortez's office — the pushback from union leaders indicates that the progressive proposal has not won over a core element of the liberal base.  Speaking to Reuters, a spokesman for the coal industry union United Mine Workers (UMWA) specifically took umbrage at the Green New Deal's resolution's call for a "fair and just transition for all communities and workers" in order to "achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions" in the span of just ten years.

Menendez threatens to call police on reporter asking about Green New Deal: report.  U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., had a fiery exchange with a reporter on Capitol Hill on Wednesday [2/13/2019] when asked to comment on the Green New Deal.  Henry Rodgers, the Daily Caller's Capitol Hill reporter, approached the senator at a subway station and asked him if he supported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislative proposal.  Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked.  Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions.  An intern who was with Rodgers asked a follow-up question, and tensions apparently rose.

The Democrats' French Dilemma.  An eminent former cabinet member and I are having an amicable running debate about what level of concern is justified by the steadily more extreme espousal of lunatic policy positions by influential Democrats.  Personal income top tax rates of 70 percent (Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders), nationalized health care (Kamala Harris), open borders and sanctuaries against federal immigration laws (most audible Democrats), the killing of live new-born children (flirtations by many, apart from the governor of Virginia, who took the initial plunge on his way all the way down last week), and now, a green dictatorship that would radically renovate every building in America, abolish road and air transportation, and require brigades of people to diaper flatulent cows (the inevitable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, inter alia).  My well-travelled friend thinks that as the polls seem to support a good deal of this foolishness, it is very dangerous.

Dem Senator Complains About Voting on His Own Legislation.  Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) railed against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R., Ky.) decision to call the Green New Deal resolution to a vote, legislation he co-sponsored along with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.).  "Don't let Mitch McConnell fool you:  this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building.  He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don't have to explain why they are climate change deniers.  McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning," Markey wrote Tuesday [2/12/2019].

Cotton says media was 'Stalin-like' in Ocasio-Cortez Green Deal cover up.  Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal and said the media were "complicit" in burying the most radical parts of the deal.  Cotton, a staunch Republican, appeared on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday and discussed the widely ridiculed Green New Deal that aims to implement sweeping changes across the nation.  But what particularly caught Cotton's eye was how the media became complicit in hiding the now-infamous FAQ document circulated by the Ocasio-Cortez office, which included lines such as promising a job to "all people of the United States" — including those "unwilling to work" — and making air travel industry obsolete.

How to Destroy Civilization by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez push for higher taxes to fund her Green New-Deal is just the tip of the iceberg.  If the people who elected her really understood what she is calling for, just maybe they would come to their senses and throw her out in 2020.  Her New Deal calls for the end of milk cows, no more airplanes, we all drive electric cars, and anyone not willing to work will get guaranteed income for staying home and watching TV.  She is clueless to even understand the implications of what she is even talking about.  The end of air travel will send the world back to the stone age.  She will then realize that ships produce more CO2 than cars show she will ban those as well and the only ships will be by sail.  When there is no wind, then perhaps they can use criminals to row the boats as did the Romans (see Ben Hur).

Kudos to Sandy O.  I am guilty of speaking badly of the new congresswoman from New York.  She is obviously the product of failing educational systems unable to do anything but pump her full of fatuous self-esteem. [...] This young woman wants to shut down American energy — nuclear included.  She seems not to worry about how we'll heat our homes or cook our food or travel from one place to another.  She's utterly unaware that it takes a great deal of energy to grow crops, manufacture goods, and build houses.  She plans on — within 10 years — getting rid of 99% of the gasoline-powered cars in this country.  She wants to stop of air travel and substitute high-speed rail — which we don't have, which has proved a disastrous waste of money in California, and which will make it tricky to cross oceans.  She wants the government to provide everyone, whether they work or not, with a guaranteed income, good housing, medical care, free education, and a vegan diet — the latter to cure the problem of cow flatulence, which, if not stopped, will destroy the planet.

Democrats evolve into a headless monster:  No leadership, no brains.  What are we supposed to think of this?  A 29-year-old bartender and newly elected House legislator launches a half-baked "green" plan for taking over the country, to include ending jet travel, getting rid of cows, replacing every building in the country, reserving cars for the elites, destroying the fossil fuel industry, and every Democrat vying to be the next president jumps onboard.  It's lunacy.  How is it that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" can be taken this seriously as Democratic contenders — Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and the rest — all leap in and say they've signed on?  (Bernie Sanders hasn't been mentioned in the reports, but I imagine he's sympathetic.)  The whole thing should be dismissed as barstool dreams of a drunk who's had a few too many.

Trump: Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' sounds like a 'high school term paper'.  Trump was holding a rally in El Paso where he said Ocasio-Cortez's signature plan to combat climate change "sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark."  Trump claimed the plan would mean taking away cars, tearing down buildings and shutting down air travel.  "How do you take a train to Europe?" Trump joked at his rally in Texas.

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You wouldn't have to take the train to Europe.  You would only have to take the train to the nearest sensible country, Canada or Mexico, because their airports would be thriving.  Of course, at that point, if you live in Hawaii and you depend on tourism, you're toast.  You're also completely washed up, when the socialists get their way, if you work in any business connected to coal or petroleum or cattle.  In other words, Texas.

AOC's ridiculous 'Green Leap Forward'.  On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts introduced what many news outlets described as "legislation" for the Green New Deal, a wildly ambitious plan to eliminate the American fossil-fuel industry within a decade or so.  It's worth noting that it isn't legislation as people normally understand the term.  It's a resolution titled "Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Create a Green New Deal."  In other words, even if it passed — a considerable if — nothing would really happen.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't taking it too seriously.  She didn't put Ocasio-Cortez on the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and when asked about the resolution, she was dismissive.

The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal:  The timeline is ten years.  Here are some of the goals:
  •   Ban affordable energy.
  •   Eliminate nuclear energy.
  •   Eliminate 99 percent of cars.
  •   Gut and rebuild every building in America.
  •   Eliminate air travel.
  •   A government-guaranteed job.
  •   Free education for life.
  •   The government will provide "healthy food" to every American.
  •   The government will provide, "safe, affordable, adequate housing" for every American citizen.
  •   The GND aims to provide, and I am not making this up, "economic security" for all who are "unable or unwilling" to work.
  •   Bonus insanity:  Ban meat.

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At the risk of dignifying this patently insane concept, allow me to offer point-by-point rebuttals:
[#1] The elimination of all fossil fuel energy production is presumably to save the earth.  If you freeze to death in the winter because your windmill is frozen, for whom are you saving the earth?
[#2] Nuclear energy is the only renewable energy that doesn't produce carbon dioxide as a by-product, yet the environmentalists hate it.
[#3] The remaining one percent of cars will be driven on the wide-open freeways by anyone who can get a license to drive.  In other words, Democrats, bureaucrats, abortionists, unionized teachers, and cops.  The Army isn't going to give up its diesel-engine tanks, especially since there will be a massive insurrection if this plan is implemented.
[#4] There aren't enough carpenters, plumbers, and HVAC technicians in the country (or raw materials) to retrofit every building in Oklahoma in the next ten years, to say nothing of the whole country.
[#5] The elimination of air travel would have spin-off benefits:  The TSA could be eliminated, and Muslims wouldn't be able to fly hijacked planes into office buildings, as they have been known to do.  Unless they hijack an airplane in Canada or Mexico, both of which will still have airplanes.
[#6] Nobody will need a job, because the government will pay us to do nothing.  See point #10.
[#7] Nobody will need an education, because nobody needs a job.  See above.
[#8] If nobody needs a job, who will grow and deliver all the healthy food?
[#9] "Safe, affordable, adequate housing" is not a right, and never has been, nor is it the government's job to keep everyone safe.
[#10] Free money for people who are unwilling to work.  Brilliant.  Let's all participate and see what happens.  If nobody does any work, yet we all get paid, what is the gross national product?
[#11] Cows produce carbon dioxide, but they also produce hamburger.  People produce carbon dioxide, too, just by breathing.  (Will that be outlawed?)  If every other country in the world still has cows and airplanes, what's the point of banning them here?
[#97] This entire plan must be implemented immediately, they say, because without it, the world will end in 12 years.  (Really?  What will the world look like in 11 years?)  Any time this level of urgency accompanies a government spending plan, like the USA Patriot Act or Obamacare, for example, the urgency is a cover for deception.  Congressmen will vote for anything if the public is in an uproar to do something — quickly!
[#98] California has been working on a high-speed railroad for several years already, and even if they don't abandon the idea, which they have already, it wouldn't be completed until at least 2033.
[#99] No part of the Green New Deal is authorized by the Constitution.  None of it promotes the general welfare, or provides for the common defense, and as a whole, the Green New Deal will eliminate the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.  Moreover, as pointed out above, it's futile to do any of this unless every other country in the world plays along, and there's not the slightest chance that will ever happen.  So far, there has been no extraordinary global warming.  Global warming has stopped, all by itself.  Let's wait until we actually have a problem.

The Green New Deal Is About Punishing Working-Class Americans.  The Green New Deal policy says that all of these newfangled processes will be tried on "The frontline communities that are already facing the ravages of climate change and pollution and working-class communities reliant on fossil fuel industries."  Interestingly, the Democratic Party's vast new social engineering project will not be tried in the towns and communities where America's billionaires and pentamillionaires reside.  No, according to the Green New Dealers, it's not their wealthy friends who are the cause of global warming.  It's you and your struggling family.  You are the dirty, rotten polluters who have to rely on the far more efficient and affordable fossil fuel-driven technology to get through the day.  America's democratic globalist managerial elite can afford to drive Teslas and subside on overpriced Kale juice from Whole Foods.  It's you SUV-driving, God-fearing, hard-working, mortgage-paying, middle-class Americans with your pesky 2.5 kids that are the problem!

Are Liberals Going Mad, or Are They Out of Ideas?  What these lefties cannot get into their heads is:  what if they are wrong?  It is all very well to declare that the planet is going to fry and propose a comprehensive and mandatory program of decarbonization.  What happens if they are wrong about their climate prophecy?  And what happens if their transformation of transportation and energy production leads to economic disaster and famine and the deaths of millions of people?  It wouldn't be the first socialist scheme to crash and burn.

The 'Green New Deal' Is Even Crazier Than You Thought.  The "Green New Deal" provides only scant details on how the progressive caucus plans on paying for this complete overhaul of both the American energy and financial systems, just a vague allusion to "billionaires," who will be first asked and then forced to underwrite the full complement of programs.  But that won't be enough: "even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient."  Ocasio-Cortez does mention that the massive program will be paid for "the same way we did the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailouts and extend quantitative easing," but those are all burdens the government is struggling to pay off.  The "New Deal" required a complete transition to total war and full American industrialization.  All they know is, some day, the Green New Deal will pay for itself and perhaps turn a profit.

Progressives Bearing Gifts.  Policy-wise the 2020 choice will be between Trump's mostly doctrinaire conservatism, spiced with populist trade and immigration agendas, and what is a now a new Democrat orthodoxy of Bernie Sanders' adolescent socialism and incoherent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Neverland something or other.  Trump legitimately will be able to say of a 2020 opponent, "Candidate X wants over the next 10 years to junk your present car, to scrap your combine, to stop your jet travel, to ban your cruise ship, to take away your lawn mower and snow blower, to outlaw your snowmobiles and jet skis, to shut down the fracking industry, the heavy equipment manufacturing sector (I doubt there will be a replacement battery-powered Cat D-11), the pipeline and rail business, and to make every homeowner an indebted remodeler, refitting his house while for all his green trouble and expense he still will be paying more for solar and wind-generated electricity.["]

AOC ain't A-OK.  Once the outlines of the ridiculous "Green New Deal" were released, AOC began her latest media tour, accepting yet again the fawning accolades of the Democrat operatives with press passes.  Thursday morning, on NPR, she denounced the blowback from the GOP, saying, "The right does try to mischaracterize what we're doing as though it's some kind of massive government takeover."  A few hours later, on Thursday night, even sniveling NBC Democrat hack Chuck Todd felt compelled, after scratching his squirrelly goatee, to ask her the obvious question — doesn't your scheme to destroy the U.S. economy require, uh, massive government intervention?  "It does, it does.  Yeah, I have no problem saying that."

Dems Squirm as Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal.  Keep talking, Democrats.  It will do no good to say that you're for a Green New Deal — just not the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Her proposal will live on and be solely identified with the issue — much to the delight of Republicans who will crank out campaign ads targeting the really stupid stuff, like eliminating cow flatulence and taking airplanes out of the sky. [...] This cockamamie scheme is not about saving the planet.  It's about massively expanding the size and scope of the U.S. government, making mincemeat of the Constitution, and spending trillions upon trillions of dollars to make us all dependent on government.

President Trump Mocks Democrats Over Disastrous Green New Deal.  Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released information on the Democrat Party's radical and lunatic Green New Deal on Thursday [2/7/2019].  It was a complete disaster.  The Green New Deal is a Communist scam that included guaranteed income for Americans 'unwilling to work.'  The 14-page Commie wishlist also included a plan to transition to all electric cars and completely eliminate airplane travel — because trains over the ocean is a genius idea!

The mysterious case of AOC's scrubbed 'Green New Deal' details.  On Feb. 5, the congressional office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a new blog entry under "energy issues" detailing her "Green New Deal" proposal and answering "frequently asked questions."  The page, announcing an 8:30 a.m. launch on Feb. 7, is now gone, and a top adviser suggested Friday [2/8/2019] it was actually authored and distributed by the GOP.  By the afternoon of Feb. 7, Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., removed the document from her website without explanation but following backlash and even ridicule over the radical plans outlined within it, including a call to "eliminate emissions from cows or air travel" — which would functionally ban the latter — and to provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work."

Ocasio-Cortez Draws Fire For Adviser's False Claim About Green New Deal on Tucker Carlson.  Last night, Fox News' Tucker Carlson sparred with Robert Hockett, a Cornell professor and adviser to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal and some of the claims in the initial FAQ her office had released.  Carlson picked up on one section in particular — which offered protections for those "unwilling to work" — and asked, "Why would we ever pay people who are 'unwilling to work'?"  "We never would, right, and AOC has never said anything like that," Hockett responded.  "I think you're referring to some sort of document that some — I think some doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating."  "I thought that came right from her.  That was in the backgrounder from her office is my understanding," Carlson responded.

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AOC has only been in Congress for a month, and she already has a spokesman claiming she didn't say what she said.

The Green New Deal — We've Seen This Movie Before.  Dear Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez:  I've read your Green New Deal.  It would be difficult to imagine a plan more divorced from reality or more clearly demonstrative of a complete lack of critical reasoning skills.  Still, I find myself compelled to respond, not out of any hope that you personally will reconsider your positions, but out of a desire that others might not be misled into believing that your proposals have merit. [...] In short your ideas do not simply represent a shocking lack of knowledge and critical reasoning skills, they demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of the history of this planet over the last 75 years.

Ocasio-Cortez's plan properly should be called the 'Green Leap Forward'.  Lunatic schemes based on technological and redistributionist fantasies have been implemented on a huge scale within my lifetime with disastrous results.  The delusional collection of progressive goals that has acquired the label "Green New Deal" is named after the wrong historical precedent.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt's economic program that lengthened a recession into a decade-long depression may have permanently expanded the scope of the federal government, but it embraced no crackpot technological schemes and did not try to restructure human nature around sharing.  The closure of nuclear and fossil fuel-powered energy sources and reliance on wind and solar that the GND envisions surely would be destined to fail and cause millions to starve or freeze to death.  Fertilizer is produced from banned hydrocarbons, and the solar- and wind-powered trucks and trains to carry the reduced food supply to urban areas would never reach their destinations in time to feed the masses with the remaining agricultural output.

The truth about the 'Green New Deal'.  The non-binding resolution from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey isn't a plan but a fantasy — a wish list not just for environmentalists, but for every faction of the modern left.  Far too many on the right rush to call AOC dumb or ignorant, but this bill actually shows that she (like Markey and their allies) is fundamentally dishonest.  Why?  Because it's not remotely focused on their stated belief that the nation and world must act fast to minimize climate change.  If you really saw an impending climate catastrophe, you'd prioritize ending carbon emissions above all else — not tack on, most notably, a goal of also shuttering every (carbon-free) nuclear plant.  Let alone all the other items on the list, such as providing guaranteed incomes for all, even those who just don't want to work.

'We're nuts!' isn't a great pitch for a Green New Deal.  Going by my experience at energy-efficiencizing, I'd estimate that the Ocasio-Cortez plan would require the entire population of the United States — or at least those who aren't "unwilling to work" — to drop whatever they're doing and start training to become insulation installers, HVAC technicians, electricians, automotive engineers or demolition experts.  But even a quarter of that effort doesn't really seem very practical.  Nor politically enticing.  The only historical operation even approaching such scale was the U.S. mobilization for World War II, and unfortunately for Green New Dealers, the coal industry probably won't cooperate by bombing Pearl Harbor.  The FAQ now seems to have been taken down, and the actual measure introduced to Congress was slightly less exuberant.  Notably, it makes a nod to the need for technological and economic feasibility.  But it's still rather breathtaking.  If Obamacare's architects had suggested that their plan included finding a universal cancer cure within 10 years, at a cost of only 15 cents a dose, you'd kind of wonder about the people who drafted it.

AOC pushes the Green New Deal
Democrats Need an Ambitious Climate Plan.  The Green New Deal Isn't It.  The next time it gains control of the federal government, the Democratic Party is going to need to quickly implement an ambitious program to reduce carbon emissions.  So far all the political oxygen on this problem has been sucked up by a slogan, "Green New Deal," for which a blueprint was unveiled by New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts senator Ed Markey.  The strategy they have produced is at best grossly undercooked, and at worst fatally misconceived.

How Much Will the Green New Deal Cost?  As it happens, a team of Stanford engineers led by Mark Jacobson outlined just such a plan back in 2015.  Jacobson's repowering plan would involve installing 335,000 onshore wind turbines; 154,000 offshore wind turbines; 75 million residential photovoltaic systems; 2.75 million commercial photovoltaic systems; 46,000 utility-scale photovoltaic facilities; 3,600 concentrated solar power facilities with onsite heat storage; and an extensive array of underground thermal storage facilities.  Assuming steep declines in the costs of each form of renewable electric power generation, just running the electrical grid using only renewable power would still cost roughly $7 trillion by 2030.  The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation calculated that the total cost of an earlier version of Jacobson's scheme would amount to $13 trillion.  And based on how fast it has taken to install energy generation infrastructure in the past, Jacobson's repowering plan would require a sustained installation rate that is more than 14 times the U.S. average over the last 55 years and more than six times the peak rate.

Democrats' 'Green New Deal' Is Really A Call For Enviro-Socialism.  The individual planks in the plan, individually and collectively, sound like the rantings of someone who should be institutionalized, not like a rational political plan to solve a real problem.  Let's begin with what the plan promises:  "a massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline."  That's a sweeping, explicit pledge of radical socialist change.  And that's not all.  It offers "a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all."  That's right:  10 years.  They've made it the "moral equivalent of war," that phrase by American philosopher William James that the left pulls out every time they want to impose radical change on the rest of us.  This is how all truly radical disasters begin, with a glorious Utopian promise of "massive transformation."

Green With... Laughter?  [Scroll down]  This passage on how the extreme environmental makeover might be financed may have sounded great in a college dorm.  A freshman dorm.  But this is a frightening level of ignorance about the structure, legal authorities, independence and role of the Federal Reserve when it comes from a Congressperson as part of a legislative package[.]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Aims to Eliminate Air Travel.  The resolution's aims include "overhauling transportation systems in the United States to eliminate pollution and 19 greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically feasible."  According to an overview of the resolution, this will be accomplished, in part, by "build[ing] out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary."  In other words, the Green New Deal wants to make commercial air travel obsolete.  Is this in any way feasible?  The short answer is no.

White House Ridicules Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'Rainbows and Unicorns' Green Deal.  White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp on Friday dismissed the New Green Deal offered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a socialist fantasy. [...] The "New Green Deal" plan, announced Thursday, calls for the United States to eliminate planes and internal combustion engines in ten years. "'No Planes, Trains, or Automobiles,' that will be the name of a new movie for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," joked Schlapp.

Reality check:  Cost of 'Green New Deal' would dwarf moon landing, highway system, and New Deal itself.  [Scroll down]  In addition, it includes a provision for free college, a job guarantee at a "family-sustaining wage," and for a vast high-speed rail network.  So, here's an idea of what some of that could cost.  The 10-year cost of Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan was pegged at $32 trillion in 2016 by the liberal Urban institute.  A job guarantee at a $15 per hour minimum wage would cost about $409-$543 billion a year, according to an estimate from the Brookings Institute-affiliated Hamilton Project.  Meaning, the 10-year cost could exceed $5 trillion.  Sanders has estimated the cost of his free college program at $47 billion a year (or another half-trillion dollars over a decade).  The Center for American Progress estimated its more targeted "Homes for All" program would "require a minimum of $20 billion in funding annually over the next five years," but that estimate is only for construction costs and does not consider the cost of land acquisition.  The California High Speed Rail project, which was first approved over a decade ago and is already above cost and behind schedule, is currently projected to cost $77 billion just to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.  The Green New Deal calls for the construction of high-speed rail across the country, "at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary."

The 'Green New Deal' Is Even Crazier Than You Thought.  The full "Green New Deal" reads a bit like a socialist wish-list, with calls for everything from a nationalized high-speed rail system to an almost complete rebuilding of every structure currently standing in the United States today.  Here are some exciting highlights from the extensive plan to reshape the country's energy future.  [#1] The full elimination of all fossil fuel consumption, including natural gas, within the next ten years.  This includes the full elimination of motor vehicles that operate on fossil fuels, including any vehicle with a combustion engine, be that vehicle a car, truck, boat, or plane.  It's not super clear whether Ocasio-Cortez and her cohorts realize that electric cars also run on fossil fuels (the Green New Deal requires all parking lots to have electric vehicle charging stations, regardless).  [#2] The full elimination of nuclear power, even though nuclear power is widely recognized as the most effective and widely available alternative energy source.  They don't know how to do it, but they plan on doing it anyway: [...] [#4] The complete elimination of air travel.

Green New Deal Demands 'Economic Security' for Americans 'Unwilling to Work'.  The Green New Deal promises not just to guarantee jobs to all Americans willing and able to work — but also to guarantee "economic security" for those "unwilling to work."  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a self-described Democratic Socialist, introduced the Green New Deal on Thursday.  It outlines a plan to abandon the economic system that has dominated American society since its inception, fundamentally changing the patterns of industry output, employment, consumption, and the relation of government to the market.  One of its most radical proposals is issued almost in passing:  a guarantee of "Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work."

The 5 Most Hilarious And Insane Things In Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' Proposal.  Alexandrai Ocasio-Cortez has finally released her much-hyped "Green New Deal" proposal.  The plan — if you can call it that — is to totally upend and reshape our economy while eliminating all carbon emissions.  And she does mean all carbon emissions. [...] The proposal itself is so vague in parts, delusional in other parts, and unbelievably childish through every part, that serious engagement with its ideas is impossible.  It reads like something a four-year-old in Soviet Russia may have dreamt up.  All I can do, all I need to do, is tell you exactly what it says.  You will soon realize why a thorough rebuttal is not necessary.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  Trump Attacked Socialism Using Venezuela To "Confuse The Public".  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to President Trump denouncing socialism in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.  In an appearance on MSNBC shortly after, Ocasio-Cortez said Trump is "losing on the issues" and that is why he made an "ad hominem" attack on socialism.  She said he attacked socialism and tied it to Venezuela as a way to "confuse the public."

'Green New Deal' Is a Parody of the Democratic Platform.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released her "Green New Deal" on Thursday [2/7/2019] through National Public Radio (NPR).  As predicted, it is pure socialism.  The legislation, co-authored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), is a non-binding resolution that reads, to borrow a phrase from the late Jeanne Kirkpatrick, like a letter to Santa Claus — or, in this case, a wish list to Gaia or Mother Nature.

Trump Urges Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking; Watch How Ocasio-Cortez Responds.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez begrudgingly stood during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address as he called for action to end sex trafficking.  "Not one more American life should be lost because our nation failed to control it's very dangerous border," Trump said.  "In the last two years, our brave I.C.E. officers made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens including those charged or convicted of nearly 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings or murders." [...] Everyone stood up and applauded at that moment, except for Ocasio-Cortez, who took several moments to look around to see if she should stand.

Ocasio-Cortez, Warren, other 2020 Dems have decided wealth is just evil (and your money belongs to them).  Watch out, America:  Democrats' class warfare is back with a vengeance.  Your money belongs to them to redistribute as they see fit.  As New York Mayor Bill de Blasio put it recently, "The money is in the wrong hands."  That is, it's in your hands, not his.  Take Elizabeth Warren, echoing socialist Bernie Sanders and his mini-me Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Warren's pitching an "ultra millionaire tax" on wealth.  And having fun berating rich people.  On Twitter, she fired at Henry Kravis, a private-equity billionaire, for the sale of his $46 million ranch.

Green New Deal:  Is 100% Renewable Energy Even Possible, Or Good For The Environment?  First, consider the fact that as of today, the U.S. gets less than 12% of its energy production from renewable sources.  Those include wind and solar (which accounts for 4% of domestic energy production), biomass (4.6%) and 2.7% from hydroelectric power.  Nuclear energy accounts for 9% of the nation's energy production.  The rest is made up of fossil fuels: oil (23%), natural gas (34%), and coal (16%).  According to the Energy Information Administration, which is the research arm of the Department of Energy, on current trends, by 2050 renewables will still account for less than 15% of the nation's energy supplies, with fossil fuels making up 78%.  In other words, attempting to turn the country's energy supply to 100% renewable would be a monumental task.  It would involve fundamentally reshaping the nation's energy economy.  And it would add significantly to energy costs — since renewable energy is generally more expensive.  How that could be achieved without crashing the economy is anyone's guess.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism.  While Democratic House leadership has so far balked at the Green New Deal, it enjoys strong support from over 40 members of Congress, per The Daily Caller.  A poll released in December also shows Americans might be more inclined than you'd think to support the plan.  The poll, from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, showed that 8 out of 10 Americans hadn't heard about it.  But when asked if they would support it — albeit with a very favorable description of the deal that didn't discuss higher taxes, for instance — 81 percent of registered voters said they would back it.  However, polls tend to change quickly when people learn about how much policies cost them, and the details of the Green New Deal demonstrate that it's about more than just a higher tax on a tiny number of rich people.

Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' to Transform the US Economy Was Drafted Over a Single Weekend by a Bunch of Millennial Staffers, Activists.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's signature "Green New Deal" plan was drafted in a single weekend by a group of millennial staffers and environmental activists, according to the Democrat's chief of staff.  Draft legislative text for "Green New Deal" legislation "was written over a single December weekend by the staff of the freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three like-minded progressive groups," reads an article published in The New Yorker Thursday [1/17/2019].  "We spent the weekend learning how to put laws together," Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, told The New Yorker.  "We looked up how to write resolutions."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [and] other Dems want you to embrace a socialist agenda.  [#2] The elimination of all fossil fuels; socialized energy:  One of the Democrats' most controversial and destructive proposals is newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., "Green New Deal."  This far-reaching plan would eliminate all fossil fuels by 2030, including from agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and the entire electric grid.  Ending the fossil-fuel industry would potentially destroy millions of jobs and require an unprecedented investment in expensive and unreliable renewable energy sources like wind and solar power generation.  Even worse, because wind and solar cost two to five times more than existing conventional energy sources, requiring huge sectors of the economy to rely on these renewables would increase the cost of all goods and services and drive countless businesses out of the country.  The "Green New Deal" doesn't stop there, however.  It would also socialize much of the newly-created renewable energy industry and require "upgrades" to nearly every building in the country — a provision that would likely cost trillions of dollars and insert the federal government into every American's home.

Green New Deal Is Neither New, Nor A Deal; It's A Fraud.  The biggest news to come out the 2018 midterm elections is the meteoric rise of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her Green New Deal.  But if you scratch the surface, you'll find that the Green New Deal is neither new nor hers.  Here are four facts you need to know about the Green New Deal:  [#1] The Green New Deal is the latest incarnation of the Keep It in the Ground movement. [...] [#2] The Green New Deal movement is being orchestrated by Bill McKibben and his network.

Democrats are really good at solving problems we don't have.
Millennial Socialism 101.  The Green New Deal calls for a top-down revolution in the operation of American society so sweeping that it would be disturbing if it weren't so wholly ridiculous.  It shows all the thoughtfulness of a college sophomore pulling an all-nighter to write a term paper for his Millennial Socialism 101 class.  The Green New Deal, as explained in draft legislation to create a congressional committee to pursue it, would transition to 100 percent renewable sources of national power in 10 years.  Since renewables only account for 17 percent of U.S. power now (7.5 percent from hydropower, which might not pass muster under the Green New Deal), the plan would require shuttering more than 80 percent of current sources of American power.

The 'Green New Deal': A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society.  Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she'll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a "Green New Deal." [...] Between its calls for "upgrading" homes and overhauling travel, public infrastructure, and even the way Americans consume electricity, the plan leaves virtually no facet of everyday life untouched.  Think of how often you don't use electricity to imagine how much of your average day the plan wouldn't impact.  The proposed committee would also have seemingly total oversight of American industry, with a mandate for pushing union membership.  Under "Scope of the Plan," a section on labor states the committee's final plan shall:  "Require strong enforcement of labor, workplace safety, and wage standards that recognize the rights of workers to organize and unionize free of coercion, intimidation, and harassment, and creation of meaningful, quality, career employment."  Later in the document, Ocasio Cortez's plan imagines creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this "transition."  The Green New Deal, it says, shall "provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one."

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Promising a "job to every person who wants one" sounds great on the surface, except for the simple fact that America has millions of freeloaders who don't want to work — and don't have to, since the government subsidizes laziness.

Dems take House pushing massive government expansion, as party lurches left.  The growing socialist wing of the Democratic Party will flex its muscle Thursday [1/3/2019] with the seating of the new Congress, as more self-described Democratic Socialists join the ranks and dozens of sitting and incoming members — including likely 2020 hopefuls — embrace a massive government expansion that would make FDR look like a penny pincher.  The party agenda is increasingly embracing big-government policies like "Medicare-for-all" and guaranteed jobs programs — as well as an aggressive "Green New Deal" that would include all this and more as part of a fundamental overhaul to America's economy and specifically its energy sector.

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.

House Democrats are Lining Up Behind What Could Be The Largest Expansion of Government in Decades.  Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a "Green New Deal," which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades.  As it stands, the "Green New Deal" is more aspirational than actual policy.  Indeed, it takes its name from the New Deal of the 1930s, and its main backer, incoming Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, compared it to the Great Society of the 1960s.  More than 40 Democratic lawmakers support the "Green New Deal" as part of a broad plan to fight global warming and bring about what they see as "economic, social and racial justice."  A poll found most Americans supported the deal, but knew little about it.

Green New Deal Is Bad Deal for All Americans.  Besides the dubiousness of the left's premise that climate change is man-made and endangers the future of the planet, it is highly likely that the Green New Deal will cause an economic apocalypse while failing to solve a nonexistent climate crisis.  In short, the Green New Deal would destroy the lifeblood of the U.S. economy: fossil fuel energy.  Not only would the Green New Deal lead to an economic crash of unforeseen proportions, but it is equally laughable to believe that the rest of the world would get on board.  The Green New Deal would inflict an economic deathblow to the U.S. economy, while making little to no impact on worldwide carbon [dioxide] emissions.  Even if you ardently believe in global warming gloom and doom, why in the world would you support a law that would have little effect on the climate and inflict widespread poverty?

It's Climate Alarmists Who Remain in Denial.  20th-century warming and cooling patterns do not correspond to man-made atmospheric CO2 concentrations but do correspond to natural solar, ocean, and cloud variations.  And yet, the left wants to legislate a "Green New Deal" that would completely rewire the U.S. economy and add tens of trillions of dollars to the national debt in order to reduce atmospheric CO2.

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change.  Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights.  Hundreds of young demonstrators turned out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal.  Already embraced by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an increasingly influential figure on the left, the Green New Deal is designed to nudge prospective Democratic presidential candidates to stake out aggressive positions on climate change.  Some cast the goals as idealistic and politically risky.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Is 'Pretty Much All Fantasy-land'.  Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is:  a Green New Deal for America.  The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office.  Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews.  It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:  deindustrialization advocate Bill McKibben has come out in favor, as has former Vice President Al Gore.  "This is going to be the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation.  That is the scale of the ambition that this movement is going to require," Ocasio-Cortez said during a Monday [12/3/2018] town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Setting Women Back Light Years In Politics.  Ocasio-Cortez is not the feminist hero most media coverage has made her out to be.  If anything, her time in the spotlight has set women in politics back. [...] She just doesn't seem to care much about facts and numbers when she's tweeting.  Or, for that matter, when she's speaking.  In discussing with Cooper her proposal for a "Green New Deal," which would use the full force of the government in an attempt to convert the United States to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, she could not offer an actual answer for how such an enormous transformation would be possible.  "It's going to require a lot of rapid change that we don't even conceive as possible right now," was all she could say.  Shockingly, the reason we "don't conceive of it as possible" is because it is not possible.

This 'Green New Deal' looks awfully familiar.  Hailed, by some, as the new youthful face of the Democratic Party Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be reading from the same old page written by the old Club of Rome.  Nothing new under the sun, and nothing new about the socialist-progressive quest for absolute power over the masses and acquiescence by the deplorables.  Climate change is the new scapegoat, and control of energy sources the new shape of the ruling iron fist.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' Is Powered By Unicorns.  In a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, the darling of democratic socialism proposed eliminating carbon emissions within 12 years.  Ocasio-Cortez has previously avoided specifying how she would pay for her Green New Deal.  The Frequently Asked Questions section accompanying her draft resolution claims it could be funded in the same ways that we paid for the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs, the same ways we paid for World War II and many other wars.  The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments, new public banks can be created (as in WWII) to extend credit and a combination of various taxation tools (including taxes on carbon and other emissions and progressive wealth taxes) can be employed.  The war metaphor is among the classics of collectivism.

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The World War II comparison is specious.  We are not at war with the weather; and even if we declared war on climate change, we'd lose.  The climate is inevitably going to change.

Era of the Trumper Tantrum.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the "poor girl" from the Bronx.  She's my congresswoman.  AOC is so intellectually deep, she was surprised to find that after winning her election, her House seat didn't come with an actual house.  She's also championing a "Green New Deal" estimated to cost tens of trillions of dollars.  When queried as to how the nation would pay for it, she seemed confused, but then she turned it around "360°" and answered, "Taxing the rich."  She's mad at what America is doing to the world and if she must destroy our economy and bankrupt every man woman and child in the country to save humanity, she will.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Is 'Pretty Much All Fantasy-land'.  Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is:  a Green New Deal for America.  The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office.  Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews.  It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:  deindustrialization advocate Bill McKibben has come out in favor, as has former Vice President Al Gore.  "This is going to be the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation.  That is the scale of the ambition that this movement is going to require," Ocasio-Cortez said during a Monday [12/3/2018] town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself

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.

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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.'

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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.

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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, 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.'

The Editor says...
[#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.

The Editor says...
[#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."

The Editor says...
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  "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.

The Editor says...
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.

The Editor says...
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.

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.

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.

The Editor says...
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 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.

The Editor says...
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 "" 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."

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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 campaig