AOC Celebrates Collapse of Oil Prices, 'You Absolutely Love to See It'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a target of racist rhetoric from President Donald Trump, responds to reporters as she arrives for votes in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Do Democrats really care about killing the economy with the restrictions? Do they understand that that translates to untold suffering for many Americans? It isn’t some esoteric game.

It doesn’t seem as though they do understand that. It almost seems like they think, disgustingly, this is an “opportunity” for them to get their agenda through by taking advantage of devastation of the pandemic.

Oh, look. We don’t have to imagine that’s what they’re thinking. Sometimes, they’re not particularly bright, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and they say the quiet part out loud.

She was commenting on this tweet about oil prices cratering.

Here was her response, which she later deleted, celebrating the oil prices going negative, which will harm the American oil industry and throw thousands out of work.

“You absolutely love to see it. This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough*.”

She later changed it to this.

Although she deleted it, the internet is forever and people caught it.

This is completely tone-deaf celebrating the loss of jobs of thousands. But of course, she thinks it serves her agenda, so she “loves to see it.” Not a good look celebrating people losing their jobs in the middle of a pandemic.

Now one of the reasons may be the demand is down and that will come back once the economy opens back up. But it’s still cheaper to use than the renewable energy she’s pitching and in case she doesn’t realize it, there’s no money now for any of her Green New Deal ideas. That’s gone. It’s going to take everything we have just to get the economy back on track.

*Cough.*

Ocasio-Cortez is not the only one who sees economic devastation as an opportunity to push agenda.

From Free Beacon:

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.) last month described the crisis as a “tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” and he was subsequently tapped by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to lead the new coronavirus oversight committee.