Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to thank you for electing her to congress even though the United States is a “garbage” country. Isn’t that nice?
On Friday, the recently elected New York Congresswoman spoke with The Intercept’s senior politics editor Briahna Gray at this year’s Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival in Austin, Texas.
During the interview, Gray asked Ocasio-Cortez where she thought America was today and if reforms were possible.
“What’s really hard for people to sometimes see is that we are on this path of a slow erosion, and a slow, slow, slow just like — move away from what we’ve always been,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “You won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles.”
AOC insisted that socialist ideals represent America’s core values.
“So, when someone’s talking about ‘our core,’ they’re like, ‘oh, this is radical,’ but it isn’t radical. This is what we’ve always been,” she insisted.
She then went on to call the U.S. a “garbage” country.
“I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are,” she said, “but where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of like, 10 percent better than garbage, it shouldn’t be what we settle for.”
It is hard to figure the best way to respond to this nonsense.
But maybe Saturday Night Live had it right way back in the 1970s:
This slowwitted woman also called President Ronald Reagan a “racist.” But Greg Pollowitz had just the right reply to that:
My favorite racist Reagan moment was mass amnesty for illegal immigrants https://t.co/Ai3b91FeJx
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) March 10, 2019
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