Ronald Reagan famously observed: “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Yeah, well, the Gipper was a bit more gracious and tactful toward the left than is your humble political pundit. Then again, the Democrat Party in Ronald Reagan’s time and the Democrat Party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are not the same jackass animal. Not even close.
Case in point:
The Democrat Party, “led” by the Biden administration and various federal departments, and Senate Democrats continue to refuse to define “woman,” following in the footsteps of newly-confirmed Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and her refusal to do the same during Senate confirmation hearings, insisting she was not qualified to make the call because she’s not a biologist.
Enter, the ever-incisive AOC — to sort out the confusion.
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In one of her more Mensa-level moments, our erstwhile bartender got out over her skis with an attempted logic question, convoluted and non sequitur as hell as it is, as she chided Republicans for attempting “to police who is a woman and who isn’t.” Sorry, no. Science and chromosomes already do that.
How is it that the party who believes corporations are people are suddenly trying to police who is a woman and who isn’t? These are the same people who think Arby’s is a legal human being. I don’t see them assigning genders to their shady little LLCs. Give me a break.
Let’s go to Justin Haskins, executive editor and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute, for the spot-on and well-deserved beatdown.
Who knows what the budding Mensa member meant? The “corporate tax breaks” narrative being equal to the “wealthy people need to pay their fair share” canard? (The top 20 percent of taxpayers paid 78 percent of federal income taxes in 2020, according to the Tax Policy Center, up from 68 percent in 2019. The top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 28 percent of taxes in 2020, up from 25 percent in 2019. And 61 percent of Americans paid zero federal taxes.)
Thing is, AOC has not been “overly fond” of corporations in the first place. As my colleague, Brandon Morse reported in 2019, she was not a happy camper when Amazon finalized a deal with New York state and Nothern Virginia to split its so-called HQ2 headquarters, providing as many as 25,000 jobs.
AOC’s problem? “Outrage.”
Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.
Uh-huh. Not “more investment” directly related to 25,000 jobs; more “investment,” as in direct, taxpayer handouts. At least be honest. Socialist Bernie(TM) and the 1,064th Native American(TM) were unavailable for comment.
Ironically, in February, the noted economist blathered yet another of her ridiculous predictions, this time warning of a “very real risk” that democracy won’t exist in ten years. How rich, coming from.the self-declared “Democratic Socialist” poster child of the Democrat Party.
More fun AOC stuff on RedState: