Here is the latest – but surely not the last – entry into the astounding hypocrisy of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s philosophy of “Socialism for thee, but not for me.”
Yesterday we talked about her very swampy behavior of giving her boyfriend a staff job, as well as giving a job to a wealthy benefactor, who used campaign money to pay that same boyfriend for “consulting” work.
It was all so very D.C. of her.
She’s living a capitalist dream, while pushing for the oppressive, destructive bonds of socialism for everyone else.
You know – like a younger, female version of Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, who recently announced that at 77 years old, he’d be taking another run at the presidency, routinely excoriates billionaires, Wall Street, and the evils of a capitalist America. Meanwhile, he owns three lavish homes, including one $600,000 beachfront property.
What is it about socialists that makes them think that rationing out scraps to the population is noble, while they feast on finery and opulence, at the expense of the suckers that buy into their shtick?
Remember that image of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro taking a big bite of an empanada on live TV, while addressing the starving people of his country?
That was beyond callous, given the wretched living conditions, poverty and starvation brought on by a socialist government, where only those in power thrive.
Thank God there is revolution now, as the people have risen up and are demanding he go.
Meanwhile, the vacuous AOC, Grampa Bernie, and the ilk that support them don’t really understand the comparison. They believe socialism can be “done right.”
It cannot, in fact, be “done right.”
So what has AOC done now?
Well, she’s purchased a swank little D.C. love nest for she and her staffer/main squeeze.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who said in November that she was concerned about being able to afford rent in D.C., now earns a $174,000 annual salary and is living in a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week.
The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.
But that’s socialism, isn’t it? You don’t have to have skills. You only have to have enough personality to lull the truly gullible into a false sense of safety with the havoc you wish to rain down on them.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program. The Washington Examiner is not naming the building or complex.
In 2018, a civil rights attorney sued the Washington, D.C. government for allegedly discriminatory gentrification policies, claiming that development in Navy Yard area and other parts of southeast D.C. encouraged an influx of affluent “millennial creatives” who displaced minority residents.
And let’s not make any mistake, here. I don’t suspect that there are any politicians currently who are living in absolute squalor. Our government pays themselves well, no matter the political philosophy.
With that in mind, this creed of madness that is socialism proposes that true “prosperity” comes through the dragging down of others, in order to make them “equal” to those who have less. The pushers of said philosophy, however, do not apply those rules to themselves.
Ocasio-Cortez, commonly referred to as “AOC,” repeatedly criticized luxury real estate developers during her campaign, claiming that their buildings hiked up rent prices and pushed low-income residents out of their neighborhoods.
Take heart, Alex-from-the-Bronx. They were pushed out to make room for you, apparently. Somebody had to be the image of true socialism in America.
All is well.