Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it seems, doesn’t know.
That’s the end of that statement; just apply it to any given thing.
Speaking of: At South by Southwest in Austin Saturday, AOC decided to drop science about something that happened before she was born — Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
It should be noted that people can in fact possess knowledge of things far in the past. But I reference my first statement.
Here’s what she had to say:
“A perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working class Americans against brown and black working class Americans is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens.”
Really? Conservatives are the ones pitting races against each other????
Here’s a quote from AOC back in January:
“I think the first thing that we need to do is realize that there’s a balance between this more universal struggle for racial, social and economic dignity, but at the same time, not erasing the individual stories of different communities. You and I are in the same struggle. That does not give me a pass to not talk or acknowledge the black experience and that does not give you a pass to not acknowledge or talk about the plight of Puerto Ricans and people overall. It is in that exchange, and to say ‘you are distinct and you come from a distinct community that is valued and uplifted’ and vice versa.
“People think reparations is reparations for slavery, but really, economically speaking, reparations are for the damage done by the New Deal and redlining because that is where we saw a compounding of the existing inequity from the legacy of slavery, where we drew red lines around black communities. We said white communities will get home loans and they will get access to the basic bedrock of wealth in America and this will be your heirloom and we gave white America the heirloom that appreciated overtime — that people still benefit from today and we did not give to African-American and Mexican communities, Puerto Rican communities.”
But, you know, Reagan’s a reeeal racetalker.
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
“So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were ‘sucks’ on our country. That’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature.”
James Woods was none too impressed.
Reagan: “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant, it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so… pic.twitter.com/O2nJ7QsYfT
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 10, 2019
Laura Ingraham had something to say, too:
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 10, 2019
Larry Elder rolled out something for which Alexandria was surely unprepared — facts:
Watch @AOC accuse President Ronald Reagan of utilizing racism to "screw over all working-class Americans." (Oh, so THAT explains how Reagan carried 49 states in '84. Black unemployment fell faster than did white unemployment. Black businesses grew faster than white owned ones.) https://t.co/riEfomYr2e
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 10, 2019
You said Pres. Reagan used racism to "screw over all working class Americans." @tavissmiley and @CornelWest made a similar wrongheaded claim that Reagan's policies hurt black workers. FALSE! Unlike your interviewer, I responded with FACTS:https://t.co/OEHQLz5RIe
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 10, 2019
And there was more:
I guess when your historical knowledge only dates back 2018 it’s hard to remember things like Reagan amnesty. https://t.co/um31ac0fmJ
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) March 10, 2019
AOC says Reagan was a racist. WTH is her definition of racist?
— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) March 10, 2019
If @AOC is not an indictment of our education system, I don't know what is.
Where an I get my property taxes refunded?https://t.co/r5p081IFFR
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) March 10, 2019
When unparalleled ignorance meets unbounded arrogance:
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) March 10, 2019
GrrrGraphics had an interesting idea — “The Left hates you; plan accordingly”:
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) March 10, 2019
Alexandria doesn’t know. And people deal with it. But she may want to steer clear of the legacy of Ronald Reagan; conservatives take that seriously.
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