Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently criticized President Donald Trump for being “unprepared” for his State of the Union address. This is like Bill Clinton accusing Trump of being a womanizer. AOC was utterly unprepared to enter Congress. She couldn’t even identify the three branches of American government. She couldn’t even identify the branch to which she was elected.
AOC told MSNBC host Rachel
Madcow Maddow, “I don’t think he did his
homework,” adding, “There was no
plan. There was no plan to address our opioid crisis, there was no
plan to address the cost of health care. There was no plan to increase wages.” But
President Trump did have a plan to
address the opioid crisis: build a wall on our southern border. He did have a
plan to address the cost of health care, which already fell in 2018 because the
Obamacare individual mandate was eliminated: he asked Congress to pass a bill
to reduce or eliminate global freeloading. And build the wall. Wages have
already been going up under the Trump administration, but he did have a plan to
further increase them: build the wall.
AOC and her fellow socialists weren’t happy with the president’s remarks criticizing socialism and highlighting the collapse of Venezuela under its recent Marxist leaders, either, calling them an “ad hominem attack.” No one in the history of the world has been the victim of more ad hominem attacks than President Trump has in the past three years. Ocasio-Cortez herself called him a “racist” recently and averred that Trump didn’t mean what he said about immigration in his SOTU address.
Of Venezuela, she stated, “What we really need to realize is happening is that this is an issue of authoritarian regime versus democracy and in order for him to try to dissuade or throw people off the scent of the trail, he has to really make and confuse the public.” Huh? Speaking of confusing the pubic. The truth is that all socialist states are authoritarian by nature, whether starting as or devolving into brutal dictatorships like the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. Whereas President Trump gets hammered from every direction every day of the year and hasn’t imprisoned or executed anyone for it yet.
Speaking of being “unprepared,” AOC trotted out her Green New Deal plan without any specifics of how to achieve the plan’s comically grandiose goals. Or how much it might cost. Or how to pay for it. AOC is not A-OK. There is one thing we can say with certainty about the GND: it would require an authoritarian regime to see it carried out.