Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Comforting Words From Ocasio-Cortez [Updated]

Featured image We have endured a horrific winter here in Minnesota. Temperatures plunging below -20 F, the snowiest February on record, a winter that wouldn’t end–and still hasn’t. We are in the midst of an 8 to 12 inch late-season snow storm. I took this photo off my front steps this morning and posted it on Instagram: The picture actually understates the case: I always post pretty photos on Instagram. Missing are »

Ocasio-Cortez’s History Lesson

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wallows in ignorance the depth of which is hard to fathom. The fact that this woman graduated from high school and college is an ongoing rebuke to our educational system. Her most recent howler related to the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two terms in office. AOC helpfully explained that it was passed in order to prevent the re-election of Franklin Roosevelt: According to AOC, Congress amended »

Living In the Real World

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to those who criticized her hypocrisy as a massive consumer of fossil fuels by saying she is just “living in the world.” Well, sort of. In her heavily-cocooned world, it is considered noble to speculate about banning air travel and murdering all of America’s cows. Elsewhere–in what some would call the real world–people have to worry about getting those cattle through the winter. Ocasio-Cortez is obsessed with »

AOC Is, Like, a Valley Girl, Or, You Know, Like, Whatever

Featured image I’ve referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a Valley Girl before. That characterization is validated by this montage produced by our friends at Grabien. Taken from her appearance at SXSW in Austin, it documents her 71 “likes,” her 34 “you knows,” and her five “whatevers.” The woman is both ill-informed and unusually inarticulate, not to say, much of the time, incoherent. Here is the Valley Girl before an admiring audience: »

Wallowing in stupidity

Featured image Now that we know that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her friends are running the Democratic Party, or wielding a veto power over the party leaders, attention must be paid. Attention comes at a cost, for her musings present an extended case study in stupidity. She spouts stupidity in stream of consciousness form. How long before we are treated to a little red book compiling quotations from Chairman AOC? Her latest musings »

Dogging AOC

Featured image I am not sure who is behind the Job Creators Network; New York businesspeople, presumably. But that group has Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in its sights. It initially paid for a billboard in Times Square, criticizing Ocasio-Cortez for cheering the demise of Amazon’s New York development: I like the hashtag #SocialismTakesCapitalismCreates, although I prefer “free enterprise” to “capitalism.” Why should we let Karl Marx name one of our most precious liberties? Now »

For You, AOC, the Answer Is No

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, God’s gift to conservatives, is at it again. The Valley Girl socialist says, like, it may not be OK to have children, because, like, the planet is doomed: Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Sunday night that people should consider not having children due to climate change because there is a “scientific consensus” that life will be hard for kids. “Our planet is going to hit »

AOC: Amazon online customer

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines last week as an opponent of Amazon. She desired Amazon to take their 25,000 headquarters jobs and shove them — shove them somewhere other than New York. She proclaimed victory when Amazon announced it would do so. ‘Twas a famous victory, with a footnote: Apparently AOC stands for Amazon Online Customer. Before freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated scaring away the online retail giant, she spent thousands »

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 »