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The Democratic Party has gone overboard with AOC. She is the youngest member elected to the House of Representatives. She has made one mishap after another. Her stance on everything is just over the top. The latest comment on Ronald Reagan just struck a nurve. It is time someone call her out.
- Mar. 2019
At first, I gave her a pass on some of the dumb comments. She is fresh and inexperienced. She will learn on the job... One after another, she just keep getting deeper. She has no one to tell her to stop. This self destructive behavior is indicative of the sad state on the Democratic party right now. TDS has driven many overboard. She seems to be on course to crash and burn.
As someone who has compassion, I even offered her some help on HubPages forum. Her defenders were offended by my gesture. They think she is exactly what the party needs, a fresh new face, with passion and articulate. She could be the future leader of the party. The party of democratic socialism pushed by Bernie Sanders.
Her latest comment on Reagan has sealed it for me. She is hopelessly lost. She has no knowledge of history and she has learned nothing this past few months. She is the darling of the media and she will fail just as bright as the star she has been portrayed.
The Reagan Comment...
"So you think about this image of welfare queens and what [Reagan] was really trying to talk about was ... this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were 'sucks' on our country."
“And it's this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it's like because ... this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that's not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "It gives people a logical reason, a 'logical' reason to say, 'Oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.'"
— U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
President Ronald Reagan was the 40th Preseident of the US from 1980-1988.
AOC was born October 13, 1989 (age 29) in NYC right after Reagan left office. She has no knowledge of the great achievement of Reagan.
Her comments were made out of ignorance. She should know better. Reagan won re-election in his 2nd term by 49 out of 50 States. That was unprecedented in US history.
His popularity extended worldwide. The people from the former Soviet Republic revered Reagan. He was directly responsible for the fall of the Iron Curtain and the fall of the Soviet Union and the end to the Cold War. He did all this without firing one shot.
AOC could not tie his shoes let alone comment on his legacy.
Reagan revived our economy by passing the largest tax reform package at the time. He started the Star Wars Missile defense system that is used today to defend our allies like Israel from missile attacks.
Reagan passed an amnesty bill for illegal aliens.
AOC - Apologists...
At this moment, I think AOC has crossed the line. Any clear thinking people would know this. Yet, we have seen a slew of apologists come out for AOC.
Here are some of their thoughts.
Some say she is a breath of fresh air. She has energy and passion and appeal.
She is a women, a millennial, a Hispanic and has all the credentials...
She is young, inexperienced, but have the right intentions. She wants to save us from ourselves.
She is the mirror opposite to Donald J. Trump. Her words and tweets have the same effect on people. She grabs all the media attention and sucks up all the oxygen.
She ruffles the feathers in both parties. Even her own party leadership are afraid to confront her. Sounds familiar?
Some have even used the Trump experience as a defense. They claim she used the same playbook as Trump. Say some outrageous stuff...get the media attention...and thereby raise her own exposure and standing. All good publicity. Except their is one huge difference. She actually believe in what she say, and propose legislation and policies to achieve them.
AOC - Know Thy Self
- Green New Deal
- Universal Free Healthcare
- Free College Tuition
- Minimum wage $15 per hour
- Anti Big Business
- Tax the rich...70%
- Don’t have babies to save the planet
- Elliminate fossil fuel in 10 years
- Reagan was a racist
- “I‘m the Boss...”
These are all signs of an out of control power freak. It is said - “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely...”
She is a sad case of our education system. She has not learned from history. She was brain washed at our public schools and at our higher education institution.
She bought into the theory of AGW lock, stock and barrel. She is convinced of the evil of capitalism and the utopia of socialism. Despite evidence to the contrary, she is willing to tear down our government from within and the people in her district have no idea whom they elected to office.
They just lost out on 25,000 jobs from Amazon by rejecting them from buidling a second Headquarter in Long Isand City. What is next?
Another Foot in Mouth...
AOC compared our immigrant detention camps to concentration camps of the holocaust.
Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is ramping up the rhetoric against the Trump administration's work to stem mass migration, calling the centers where arrested illegals are being detained "concentration camps," comparing it to the Holocaust.
"The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border," AOC told her Instagram followers in a live video Monday night, as posted by the Washington Examiner. "And that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps."
At first, I was willing to give her the benefit of doubt. Now, I realized she is a hopeless case. She will take the Democratic party to new heights they have never gone before. They will crash and burn like Bernie Sanders. America is not a leftist socialist nation.
As for AOC, you are an ant compared to Reagan. As a junior House of Representatives, you need to learn to crawl before you can walk and run.
Some Related Info
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- Ocasio-Cortez: Illegal Immigrants Are 'My Constituents'
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© 2019 Jack Lee
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 14, 2019:
Very interesting I only scanned this as I do not even want to hear what she is doing. I am sorry but she looks like she is being goosed every time she talks - so much wasted energy.