Could it be that now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been elected to Congress that she will finally face some long overdue scrutiny for her myriad false and misleading statements?
While it’s still too early to be very optimistic, those who live in a reality-based world should be heartened to see the backlash that the 29-year-old political neophyte is receiving over a massive fudging of the truth about “21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions” that have gone missing in an effort to promote her socialist schemes.
$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.”
$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T.
That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.
And that’s before our premiums. https://t.co/soT6GSmDSG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 2, 2018
The biggest problem with her tweet? The number is vastly greater than the amount that the Pentagon has spent during its entire period of existence.
This mother of all Whoppers even earned her the scorn of the same liberal media that has been responsible for promoting her as a rising star despite her obvious incompetence and willingness to play fast and loose with the facts. She even was awarded the dreaded “Four Pinocchios” by Washington Post, hardly a paper that is critical of Democrats.
Some may be willing to give her a minor flogging and then move on but that isn’t the case with the panel of Fox’s “Outnumbered” who took Ocasio-Cortez and the Democratic party to the woodshed with Lisa Kennedy-Montgomery blasting the progressives of having a “foundation of yogurt” and castigated the incoming congresswoman for not having any “working knowledge” of basic economics.
Watch it HERE:
Kennedy didn’t stop there either.
In a scathing column, she eviscerated Ocasio-Cortez and the democratic socialism that she is leading the charge to impose on the mainstream.
— MAGA News Report (@MagaNewsReport) December 6, 2018
Via Fox Business, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is face of Democratic socialism”:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the face of Democratic socialism, and since her brain is as empty as the promises of unfettered statism I am absolutely fine with that. Every time she makes another gaffe it only highlights how horrible this system is, and how the bubble-wrapped, utopian pipe dream that has been sold like Florida swampland to gullible college students will ultimately implode from its own dead weight.
Ocasio-Cortez supposedly has an economics degree, which I imagine she got through the mail by clipping box tops off her Panda Puffs cereal, because she certainly didn’t have to sit through any actual classes or some rational nuggets would’ve seeped into her brain through accidental osmosis.
She misread an article from “The Nation” where a Michigan state economics professor documented $21 trillion in “unsupported accounting adjustments” from the Defense Department. That means money was moving mysteriously, in and out, through an opaque budgetary system and it’s impossible to see what cancels each other out. Of course, Alexandria’s reading comprehension is as solid as her basic math, so she took that to mean the Pentagon was hiding $21 trillion in a camoflauge steamer trunk and if she could find it and pry it open, it would almost single-handedly fund single-payer insurance.
My problem isn’t with how Ms. Ocasio-Cortez looks or what she wears or how she talks. It’s that she’s been thrown so many softballs that leftist interviewers are getting group rate Tommy John surgery and she never corrects her fundamental flaws or does basic research to fix her fuzzy math. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called her the “future of the Democratic party” and I hope, like this recent flirtation with diet communism, that future is short-lived and soon corrected.
That hurts but there is another word for Ocasio-Cortez’s lack of working knowledge of basic economics and that word is socialism.