Alexandria’s Stupid Word Salad With Reagan Dressing
Alexandria’s Stupid Word Salad With Reagan Dressing
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a rambling dissertation on stuff at Austin’s SXSW this afternoon. In just one hour she dumped multitudes of head scratchers on us all. There were several notable WTH did she just say??!! moments throughout, including calling Ronald Reagan a racist.
Here’s the relevant clip.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests former President Ronald Reagan was a racist and claims he "pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans to screw over all working-class Americans" pic.twitter.com/oxM2QPRgrB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2019
I probably should’ve warned y’all about the possible concussions from head meets desk moment. Sorry?
But yes, she went there. Because you know, calling out those who have, for generations, taken advantage of the welfare system is somehow bad. But I guess that’s the old supposedly racist style that Reagan had. Her historical ignorance regarding Reagan is stupendously dumbfounding.
Here’s just one of the many things that Reagan had to say about welfare.
“As Reagan himself later put it, “People were tired of wasteful government programs and welfare chisellers; and they were angry about the constant spiral of taxes and government regulations, arrogant bureaucrats, and public officials who thought all of mankind’s problems could be solved by throwing the taxpayers’ dollars at them.”
“We see today a second generation, and even a third generation of citizens, growing up, marrying, having children, accepting public welfare for three generations as a way of life. The 11th century Hebrew physician and philosopher, Maimonides, said there are eight steps in helping the needy. The lowest of these is the handout; the highest is to teach them to help themselves.””
You can teach people to find their own bootstraps and hoist themselves up without enabling them. Government has ALWAYS enabled when it comes to welfare and jobs.
Well, that’s not all that she said. Oh no. There’s more. LOTS more.
It seems that America is kind of a garbage pit and moderate is not a stance it’s an attitude towards life.
Here is the full context
She made the comments while answering a question about the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and the $15 minimum wage.
She was talking about what she perceives as the general state of decline in the U.S.https://t.co/sUxG8e7dBQ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 10, 2019
For those who want to run for Congress, you can fix everything by building new systems!
In regards to human dignity, she informs us that if we are alive then we have a right to human dignity. Planned Parenthood is cheering at this.
Can someone please tell me what the hell a golden gate of retreat is?
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 9, 2019
If you weren’t watching or listening closely, you’d also miss the part where she said that automation will save us all. In fact it will be much more dignified than actual labor is. This guy probably couldn’t change a tire, fix a stopped up toilet, or clean his own house.
Exactly. Automation is the opportunity to liberate people from toil. Bullshit jobs should not exist. Jobs better done by machines should not exist. Technology should free humanity to pursue what is most important in life, which isn't toiling for money. Life is for living.
— Scott Santens (@scottsantens) March 10, 2019
While you are trying to process that, it wasn’t just Reagan that she slammed. Nope. She went after FDR as well!
“Ocasio-Cortez, 29, berated the New Deal, Franklin Roosevelt’s massive public works program worshiped by Democrats, as ‘an exercise in racism,’ arguing it made life and home loans easier for whites but left African Americans and Latinos behind.
She pivoted to her Green New Deal, which she claims would focused on those in need first.
‘We fix the pipes in Flint first. We fix the electrical grid in Puerto Rico first. And we fully fund the pensions of coal miners in West Virginia,’ she said to applause.”
First of all, just as Ilhan did with Obama, going after FDR is an incredibly risky move. Secondly, I’m sure the coal miners in West Virginia are thrilled to have her in their corner since her Green New Deal plans to dump coal mining altogether. Third, there isn’t a Democrat alive that doesn’t love him/her public works programs because that’s all the government is!
Secondly, she actually stated that it’s the private sector we should be afraid of!
Bill Nye the Science Idiot actually asked her a question. No, he didn’t ask about the Green New Deal. Instead he asked her about how to dismantle the fear everyone has about climate change.
Well, isn’t that cute? But what the hell was that in her answer?
“Courage is self-propagating. Courage begets courage. It’s takes a lot for that first person to stand up. It’s not as hard later. Be that first person to speak up in the face of fear. Fear is not a plan. Courage is a way forward.” –@AOC #aocintercept #sxsw
— Tiffany Jana (@twiffanyjana) March 10, 2019
Did you follow that word salad? I couldn’t without making my brain hurt more.
Finally, AOC slammed capitalism as unsustainable. Guess what? It was capitalism that brought SXSW into being and capitalism that keeps it going. You see, if the festival doesn’t make a profit, then festival goes away.
Sad thing is, too many in that audience and on social media bought her word salad hook, line, and sinker.
Feature Photo Credit: VG Darleen Click original artwork