Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) almost single-handedly caused Amazon to pull out of a deal to bring a new headquarters to her home state.
Tens of thousands of jobs and billions upon billions in revenue went out the window.
Days ago, a billboard was erected in Times Square blasting the freshman lawmaker for her actions.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 20, 2019
AOC saw the billboard, and fired off this “wack” tweet:
Few things effectively communicate the power we’ve built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards (this one is funded by the Mercers).
(PS fact that it’s in Times Sq tells you this isn’t for/by NYers.) https://t.co/B4QTPi1r2k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 21, 2019
The people behind the original billboard saw AOC’s tweet and decided to put up another one, calling her out yet again.
Check it, via Daily Wire:
Job Creators Network put up a second billboard that stated: “Hey AOC, Saw your wack tweet.”
— New York Post (@nypost) February 22, 2019
The criticism of Ocasio-Cortez “comes after Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon’s move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism,” Fox News reported. “The freshman Democratic New York congresswoman has faced days of criticism from normally friendly media voices and fellow Democrats over her role in Amazon’s decision to pull back from building a $2.5 billion campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.”
New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio had to correct Ocasio-Cortez for incorrectly thinking that “the $3 billion in tax breaks that were going to go to Amazon still existed after Amazon pulled out of NYC,” The Daily Wire reported.
Ocasio-Cortez has announced she’ll be going on a nationwide tour to promote her “Green New Deal,” a project that would cost tens of trillions to the American taxpayer.
Twitter took notice and AOC was quickly and resoundingly mocked.
It doesn’t look as though Alexandria has public opinion on her side.
‘We’re starting a 15-city tour + a 50-State campaign, starting in early primary states, to build political and public support for a Green New Deal.’ – @sunrisemvmt#ThisIsWhatDemocracyLooksLike ⬇️ https://t.co/bFs1nozd6e
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
From BizPac Review:
But launching a 15-city tour while pushing legislation that calls for net-zero emissions while making air travel obsolete seems contradictory, and actually defies logic.
I think bicycles would be OK?
Although, I don't know how we're going to manufacture them without Steel & Rubber?
— John (@sanfideljohn) February 14, 2019
Are you driving in an electric car or flying?
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) February 14, 2019
So… how are you PAYING for this trip, and how are you going??? Planes maybe? 🤔
— Ambie_mom (@ambiverted_mama) February 14, 2019
good intentions with ideologically driven very very bad ideas
— Sam Hall (@ATX35_183_1) February 14, 2019
I trust you will be transporting this entourage via "non-fossil fuel" powered methods, #OcasioCortez? If you aren't then your whole proposal is hypocritical.
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) February 14, 2019
Let’s travel around the country leaving a huge carbon footprint to promote doing the opposite. Brilliant!
— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) February 14, 2019
After unveiling her “Green New Deal,” AOC said it would be a “massive government takeover.”
From Daily Wire:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) lied about her “Green New Deal” on Thursday, saying that it is not a “massive government takeover” hours after admitting the exact opposite.
AOC: “One way that the Right does try to mischaracterize what we’re doing as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover. Uh, obviously what we’re trying to do is, well obviously it’s not that because what we’re trying to do is release the investments from the federal government to mobilize those resources across the country.”
The funny thing is that Ocasio-Cortez said the exact opposite earlier in the day.
Host Steve Inskeep: “As you know, congresswoman, one reason that people who are politically conservative are skeptical of efforts to combat climate change is that it sounds to them like it requires massive government intervention which they just don’t like. Are you prepared to put on the table that yes, they’re actually right, what this requires is massive government intervention?”
AOC: “It does. It does. Yeah, I have no problem saying that.”
AOC tonight: “One way the Right tries to mischaracterize what we’re doing as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover…obviously it’s not”
AOC this morning on if her plan requires "massive government intervention": “It does…Yeah, I have no problem saying that” pic.twitter.com/IDRpeLIrwg
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 8, 2019