Monday, July 16, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Speaks Out on Israel

If you wanted to peek into the future of the Democratic Party, you could not do better than to examine the so-called mind of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The media has embraced her as the future of the Democratic Party, so we ought to pay some attention.

Recently, Ocasio-Cortez appeared in the PBS program, Firing Line. In the course of her interview with Margaret Hoover, she was asked to clarify her views about Israel. As you know, Ocasio-Cortez, being a denizen of the fever swamps of the American left, sides with the Palestinians against Israeli occupation.

The Daily Wire has transcribed the exchange (via Instapundit):

New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Israel in a recent interview on PBS's "Firing Line," calling them the occupiers of Palestine and later admitting that she has no idea what she is talking about regarding Israel.

Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came in response to a question from host Margaret Hoover, who asked her to explain comments she made about Israel after she attacked them for defending themselves against an attack from Hamas terrorists.

Ocasio-Cortez, who called the shooting a "massacre," said that she thinks that Israel has the right to "exist," adding, "but I also think that what people are starting to see, at least, in the occupation of Palestine, is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition. And that, to me, is just where I tend to come from on this issue."

Hoover then pressed Ocasio-Cortez, "You use the term 'the occupation of Palestine.' What do you mean by that?"

The 28-year-old socialist struggled, "Um... I think what I meant is ... like ... the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes."

Hoover: "Do you think you can expand on that?"

Ocasio-Cortez fumbled, "Yeah... I mean, I think ... I'd ... also just— I am not the expert on geo-politics on this issue."

Now we know, Ocasio-Cortez is not just an anti-Semite. She is also a moron. Good luck to all of the Democrats who are pinning their election hopes on her and her ilk. It will be bad news for America if any of them gain any real power in American politics.


Sam L. said...

Empty-headed thing, it seems. Filled with nonsense.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

My prediction is that it will make no difference. Her supporters will not think she is being attacked for stupidity, but because she is socialist/Hispanic, and perhaps young/female. Any fool can be loyal to you when you are right. They are looking for the fanatics, the supporters who will stay with you even when you are horribly wrong. Those are reliable shock troops.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

I thought Lefties liked to Occupy _____. So now they want to chide the Jews for it? More envy.

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Deana said...

I can’t begin to describe the joy I felt when I read the interview earlier today. She has boundless confidence because “everyone says” she’s the next big thing but she is young and knows nothing. It is a deadly combination. Sooner or later she will embarrass herself royally.