Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

How Dumb Is Ocasio-Cortez?

Featured image The two hottest commodities in the Democratic Party are Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Earlier this week, Omar exhibited stunning ignorance in her hostile questioning of Elliott Adams Abrams. Similarly, Ocasio-Cortez has often displayed a surprising lack of knowledge for someone who apparently is a college graduate. Don’t get me started on the “Green New Socialism.” But she outdid herself yesterday. The context was Amazon’s announcement that it would not, »

Beauty and the Beast

Featured image What is the difference between Nicolas Maduro, disgraced soon-to-be former President of Venezuela, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC,” as she calls herself now)? It isn’t their political ideologies. Ocasio-Cortez, like Bernie Sanders and many others in the Democratic Party, is a fervent socialist, just like Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez. Barack Obama allowed himself to be schooled on history by Chavez; to my knowledge he has not commented on Venezuela’s »

Let’s give Bernie Sanders his due

Featured image This New York Times article is called “Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not.” The Times’ Shane Goldmacher writes: Not so long ago, left-wing activists were dismissed as fringe or even kooky when they pressed for proposals to tax the superrich at 70 percent, to produce all of America’s power through renewable resources or to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then along came Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez »

Ocasio-Cortez whines about criticism by Daily Caller

Featured image I have some respect for any 29 year-old who gets herself elected to Congress and builds a national political following, especially when the 29 year-old comes from a modest background. Sure, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is misguided and ill-informed. But with experience, she may be able at least to cure the second of these defects. Ocasio-Cortez’s reaction to criticism by the Daily Caller suggests a third defect, though. She complained that the »

She’s the tippy tops

Featured image When it comes to the state of the art on the left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is (to borrow an expression) the tippy tops. She is an idiot’s idiot with a little girl voice that gives expressive form to her thoughts and dreams. If only she were given absolute power, she could produce the kind of rapid change (to borrow another expression) that has reduced Venezuela to poverty and starvation. 60 Minutes »

Ocasio-Cortez Watch

Featured image I’m with the sober voices who say we shouldn’t overdo the piling on of Her Highness, the Countess Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and while there are a lot of great memes mocking her, I think we’re better off reserving our fire for actual stupid things she says rather than making them up. Like her declaration in a recent appearance about her idea for a “Green New Deal” (you can read all about it »

Ocasio-Cortez: A New Depth of Stupidity?

Featured image Newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift to conservatives that keeps on giving. Her ignorance is so profound that it still surprises us, even when we thought we had fully plumbed the depths of her vacuity. This tweet, with Candace Owens’s response, is a classic: Imagine comparing the slaughter of 6 million Jews, plus the mandated murders of 1 million Rwandans— to immigrants who just want an upgrade and don’t »

Socialism, the Great Destroyer

Featured image Daniel Pipes has a column in the Wall Street Journal on Venezuela which, if you are not a subscriber, you can read a portion of at Pipes’s web site. A key paragraph: The story of Venezuela, brought from affluence to misery by its own madman in authority, makes this point with singular clarity. In 1914, the discovery of oil on Venezuelan land brought the country vast revenues and produced a »

Peas In a Pod

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are two peas in a pod: unqualified, ill-informed, bigoted, far-left candidates whose principal appeal lies in being attractive young women. So it is no surprise that Cortez endorsed Omar yesterday: America, if you don’t already know about Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN), it’s time to know & support her. She’s a modern day hero, champion for working families, & running for Congress in Minnesota. Her election is »

Worst Mismatch Since Tyson-Savarese

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Will we ever tire of her? Probably, but as someone once said, that day is not this day. Ben Shapiro challenged Cortez to a debate and offered to donate $10,000 to a charity of Cortez’s choice as an incentive. It is a delightful thought–Shapiro dismantling the dim-witted Cortez, piece by piece. Cortez, of course, was having none of it. She begged off with a pitiful response: Just like »