I speak of course of the grossly underestimated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the representative to the United States House of Representatives from the 14th Congressional District of New York City. She , apparently, has teamed up with potty-mouth Muslim Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), among others, to organize a Progressive Caucus whose goal seems to be to further radicalize the Democratic Party to the point of no return. I’m sure that most remember Representative Tlaib of “We’re going to impeach the motherfucker” fame
who also posted a note on a map in her office designating Israel to be a part of Palestine. Oh, did I mention that Tlaib also wrapped a Palestinian flag around herself upon winning the congressional seat? Well, let me mention it. She did. Apparently, Cortez is OK with all of the above.
Now, back to the politically precocious Alexandria who was the subject of two of my previous blogs, the first being in August 18th, 2018 before she won the November election. She also indicated, during a January 6th, 2019 60 Minutes interview that she didn’t mind being called a radical. Apparently our young firebrand adheres to the old adage, “you can say what you want about me, just spell my name right”. Well, getting her name right has become much easier. It seems that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become AOC. She has become the JLo of Congress. Yes folks, she’s a rock star and even has her own dancing video to prove it.. Additionally, during the 60 Minutes interview she called Trump a racist without any foundation and although she may get her facts wrong on numerous issues, she maintains the moral high ground, or, so she says.
Well, in order to justify her call for a 70% income tax she invoked Sweden designating it, as did Bernie Sanders, a Socialist country. In fact, it is not a socialist country. It is a capitalist country with some wealth redistribution through taxes. One of the benefits that country bestows on its citizens is health care. But, in an article put out by the Foundation for Economic Education, titled: Is Sweden Socialist? No…, by Jon Henschen ( March 5, 2018), a question is asked as to where Sweden’s health care technologies and medicines come from. The answer given by the article is: “Nearly all of it is invented and implemented in America in a competitive health care market”. It is painfully obvious that AOC doesn’t care about the error of her representations. But, then again neither do her constituents. As I said in my August 18th blog, her followers “have their Alexandria. They have their Evita”.
Right now, she is aligned with and arguably the leader of the extreme Progressives and Democratic Socialists such as Rashida Tlaib. Neither Democrats nor Republicans should risk underestimating her. Unlike Schumer and Pelosi who are easy to dislike, AOC is easy to like. She’s young, vibrant, exotically attractive and her mistakes (perhaps lies) are excused and attributed to her inexperience or wide-eyed naivete’. Conservative actor James Woods has been quoted as saying that she is “the most dangerous person in America” and cautioned Conservatives “Ignore her at your own peril…”. Lest we forget, in order to maintain her position in Congress and maintain a high profile, AOC does not have to win a national election nor a statewide election. She only has to win a district election where the people love her, her identity politics and want everything that she’s promised to give them. She was born on October 31, 1989 and is, presently, 29 years old. If she hangs on for 3 terms of Congress that will take us to November 2024 at which time she will be 35 years old and eligible to be on the ballot for President of the United States. In a recent poll, 74% of Democrats said that they would elect AOC as President if she was old enough. How about that, Whoopi?
Of course, I refer to Whoop Goldberg who, on an episode of The View, cautioned AOC to back off and stop pooping on the Democratic Party. No, Whoopi, as Tom Perez said, although at the time he probably didn’t recognize the truth of his words, AOC is, presently, the future of the Democratic Party. Ms. Goldberg and the rest of the gliterati and other Hollywood and entertainment types got exactly what they asked for. They got a far left, anti-Trump party that is probably destined to implode if it doesn’t regain its sanity.
Whoopi and the gang were just too politically uninformed and undereducated to understand what they had wished for.