On Monday, Tucker Carlson labeled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez something which, surely to many Americans, was like calling the sun hot. What might have been a shock, however, was the big but. That followed.
AOC recently spoke at an hour-long town hall. The pervasive topic: what Ben Shapiro called “one of the stupidest documents ever written,” that cow fart brigade of a flatulence fixer, the Green New Deal (here, here, and here).
Following a clip, Carlson Carlsoned.
“So it’s official: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a moron and nasty and more self-righteous than any televangelist who ever preached a sermon on cable access. She’s not impressive; she’s awful.”
He just snagged pretty much everyone watching Fox.
“So how does she get so famous? Why do people like her? Well, if we’re being honest, it’s because not everything she says is wrong. Listen to this clip: It’s from the same town hall. Ocasio-Cortez takes a break from her idiotic climate theology to offer what turns out to be a fairly insightful critique of the American economy.”
Do ya doubt she could proffer something — anything — insightful?
What if it was on hair care? She’s got a pretty nice mane.
How about footwear? A casserole recipe? The best songs by Blondie?
In this case, it regarded something she seems to understand literally nothing about: economics. So buckle up, tuck your cynicism, and see whatcha think:
“We have run away income inequality. We are at one of our most inequal [sic] points, economically speaking, in American history. We are dealing with a crisis of how our economy is even made up. Our economy is increasingly financialized, which means we are making profits off of interest — off of leasing your phone, off of doing all of these things. But we aren’t producing, and we aren’t innovating in the way that we need to as an economy.”
“You hate to admit it, given the source, but try to ignore the way she said it; maybe just print it out and read it. A lot of it is basically true. Neither party wants to talk about this. Any economy based on interest payments isn’t really an economy; it’s a scam. Healthy countries innovate. They make things. They don’t treat people like interchangeable widgets. They don’t worship finance.”
Did Alexandria accidentally say something correct?
As for the “income inequality” part, I’m reminded of the headscratcher multimillionaire Beto O’Rourke — who benefits from the $5 million his father gave him and the $500 million into which he married — recently posted:
The unprecedented concentration of wealth, power and privilege in the United States must be broken apart. Opportunity must be fully shared with all. We must all have the opportunity to succeed. Together. As one country.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 30, 2019
See more in my article “Communist Revolutionary: Privileged Millionaire Beto Vows To Destroy America’s Wealth & Privilege.”
Back to AOC, Tucker blamed the finance industry’s disproportionate power for the existence of an Ocasio-Cortez constituency:
“In a healthy country, bankers aren’t heroes. Private equity is not the highest paid profession. Nobody brags about working at a hedge fund. In America right now, we have the opposite, unfortunately. That’s why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a constituency, not because she is impressive. She’s not. But because she is one of the very few people who will say the obvious about growing corporate tyranny in this country. It doesn’t mean she is right about anything else. Taking power from the banks and giving it to Ocasio-Cortez as she proposes would not solve our problems. It will just put an even dumber person in charge.”
Interesting point. Perhaps Alexandria just proved that old broken timepiece adage.
I wouldn’t hold your breath for another, though: Over 99 times out of 100, when it comes to the freshman representative from New York, it seems the time is Imbecile O’clock.
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