After Getting Called Out, AOC Offers Lame Excuse For Her Ignorance


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As we shared with you yesterday our favorite socialist superstar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a fool of herself by railing against Ronald Reagan at the SWSX conference:

“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” she said.

“So you think about this image; welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was he was painting this photo, he was painting this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country,” she said.

“And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” she said.

“It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net,’” she said.

Well Reagan biographer Craig Shirley rightfully called AOC out for her ignorance:

As you might expect, there was no way the new Democratic party “it” girl was going to take this laying down. So of course she immediately made an even bigger fool of herself:

The problem isn’t that young Alexandria has read different books, the problem is she doesn’t know the basic facts of history.

As Ronald Reagan once said “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant, it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

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