Source: Ryan Saavedra
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued her longstanding pattern of not understanding how things work on Thursday, this time indicating that she does not know the difference between a media company and a political party.
Ocasio-Cortez reacted to a video from the Media Research Center, which was nothing more than Ocasio-Cortez’s own words from a recent Instagram Live video she posted.
“I love everything about this GOP attack ad,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Republicans underestimate my intelligence bc I invite people into my home & talk about policy in plain English instead of DC jargon. They think that’s dumb, so they end up paying for ads that spread & explain our policy positions.”
The video was not a “GOP attack ad,” it was a spoof “of Jack Handy’s ‘Deep Thoughts’ skits from Television Parts and SNL in the 80’s,” the MRC noted. The MRC is a media organization, they are not the Republican Party and there was no “paying for ads,” only showing video of Ocasio-Cortez talking.
“I understand this completely, obviously, even while I was on vacation I woke up in the middle of the night at 3:30 in the morning just concerned about climate change,” AOC said in the livestream. “I’m 29-years-old, I really struggle sometimes with the idea of how to be a policymaker, and potentially have a family in the time of climate change.”
“There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers that scientists fear that there is a potential that a lot of diseases could escape these melted glaciers, things that were frozen for thousands of years, and that they’re going to get into our water, and that humans could contract them, and they’re going to be diseases that are thousands of years old that have vectors that we are not prepared for, that we have never seen,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “Even if there are no diseases frozen at all in these glaciers, you have diseases that are spread by mosquitoes, and now mosquitoes are starting to fly further north that carry diseases like malaria, and a whole slew of other things.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the coastal cities were all going to end up underwater and that the rest of the U.S. would experience severe drought.
“You think artificially having to create our food supply because the Earth no longer can sustain growing foods naturally, or the sun is scorching the earth so much, that we can’t grow the food that used to be able to grow, that’s going to be a lot more expensive,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence. “So we need to bite the bullet on the cost, because the alternative to not spending the money is death and spending even more money.”