If a person as resoundingly abhorred as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) can become a member of Congress, then literally anybody can do it. Don’t give up on your dreams, kids!
That being said, nobody should look up to AOC as a role model for a whole host of reasons – far too many to list in this article. Simply put, the woman is a “good Democrat.”
On Friday, AOC, a major proponent of, well, everything that goes against America’s values, said something incredibly silly – even for her!
From The Daily Wire:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated that “climate change” was the cause of recent flooding in New York City.
Recently, a video of a woman climbing through a flooded New York City subway went viral on social media. The water had a dark brown color with various debris floating on its surface.
“The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs rebuilding infrastructure to stem climate change & protect vulnerable communities, is unrealistic.”
“Instead we will do the adult thing, which is take orders from fossil fuel execs &make you swim to work.” https://t.co/tVdCWTLZBd
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2021
The Green New Deal — the signature legislative proposal of Ocasio-Cortez’s career — has a price tag of $93 trillion. As the American Action Forum details, the plan includes “a 10-year transition to an exclusively low-carbon energy electricity grid,” and, “enough high-speed rail transit available that air travel becomes unnecessary,” but also, “union jobs with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States, universal health care, guaranteed housing for every American, and food security for every person in the United States.”
A former New York police officer is slated to take over for Bill de Blasio and be elected next mayor of NYC. The man, Eric Adams, wasn’t AOC’s first, second, or third choice.
From Fox News:
The victory by Eric Adams, a former police captain, in New York City’s Democratic primary for mayor could be an indicator that the congresswoman’s sway – in her own city – is exaggerated. Fox News reached out to Ocasio-Cortez’s office about whether the results of the mayoral race could impact any future Senate plans but they did not immediately respond.
In the first round of voting in the primary, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed progressive candidate Maya Wiley and ranked Scott Stringer as her second choice. Neither candidate even advanced to the final round, where Adams faced off against Kathryn Garcia in a close contest.
While Ocasio-Cortez remains wildly popular in her district, the mayoral race indicates that her influence may not extend far beyond that. Her congressional district is located in areas of the Bronx and Queens. According to a map of unofficial results from the first round of voting published by Gothamist, the Bronx overwhelmingly supported Adams, and while Wiley fared better in Queens her support was largely limited to the western part of the borough while the rest was mainly split among Adams, Garcia and Andrew Yang.
Alexandria proves to the nation (seemingly on a daily basis) that she has no business running a lemonade stand let alone doing the “job” she does in Congress.