Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions FBI Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division Michael McGarrity, during a House Oversight and Reform Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy and the adequacy of the federal response, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The freshman Congresslady from New York we call AOC really outdid herself this weekend, probably trying to undo the deer-in-headlights thing that happened Thursday when some goofy lady suggested we should be eating babies to control climate change.
That led to this magnificent tweet:
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) October 4, 2019
While the Congresslady was praised for how she handled someone who was, remarkably, to the left of her (and apparently you have to be a baby eater to be to the left of her, which is saying something), she came back progressively strong on Friday by unveiling her new “The Place To Prosper” act at a town hall event in New York.
Solving economic injustice is the next objective for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). She has now come up with a new package of left-wing economic policies, including national rent control and expanding welfare to illegal immigrants across the country.
“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,” reads Ocasio-Cortez’s manifesto.
“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.”
The entire manifesto is available here. In a series of six proposed pieces of legislation, AOC hopes to to equalize people by proposing full welfare benefits to illegal immigrants, adjusting the poverty line by accounting for variables (i.e. you can be making more money, but if your hardships are greater, maybe you are actually poor and eligible for some entitlements), and instituting national rent control.
On the heels of introducing a wishlist of progressive solutions to address “stark inequality” so that we might all understand AOC’s vision of a just society (making people believe they’re victims seems to be the underlying theme), the Congresslady spent the rest of the weekend stoking division and racial hatred presumably because it helps us achieve that just society she seeks. Although, injecting herself into national news stories might also be the goal if one were cynical enough to believe she would do such a thing…
First, she insists Donald Trump is an anti-semite because he’s sick of Rep. Adam Schiff’s lies about the whistleblower and has no problem meeting him on his (and AOC’s) own battlefield of rhetoric.
Understand that Trump is engaged in deliberate, atrocious, targeted antisemitism towards Chairman Schiff.
Then ask yourself why no one cares to denounce it – esp when his accusation of it towards others drove full news cycles earlier this year. https://t.co/bjEw6eb7Md
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 5, 2019
Then she tried to destroy the fantastic moment of healing in the Amber Guyger case by using the death of a witness as a reason to involve herself and (who are we kidding?) stoke the flames of outrage in a community she likely knows little about and cares for even less.
Just when we caught a glimpse of justice for Botham Jean, much of it feels stolen back with the murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the case.
My heart breaks for his family and for everyone touched by this tragedy. We must get to the bottom of this injustice. https://t.co/2ik9EhvSeh
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 6, 2019
If AOC’s vision of a just society is having everyone accusing everyone else of racism and making sure people aren’t allowed to move on gracefully from tragedy, I think I’d rather see what else is out there.