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The Democrat Party Has Found Its (Socialist) Voice

- June 27, 2018

THE MOST OUTLANDISH STATEMENTS FROM DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ

The Democrat Socialist Who Beat Rep. Joe Crowley In The Primary Yesterday Is Anti-Israel, Believes In The Abolition Of ICE, And Will Raise Your Taxes To Pay For All Her "Free" Programs

Democratic Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez From New York Compared Hamas Rioters In Gaza To West Virginia Teachers Striking. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: "I think I was primarily compelled on moral grounds, because I could only imagine if 60 people were shot and killed in Ferguson or if 60 people were shot and killed in the West Virginia teacher strikes. The idea that we're not supposed to talk about people dying when they are engaging in political expression just really moved me, and running for office, seeing like the silence around this issue, has been a little interesting to me." (Glenn Greenwald, "Glenn Greenwald Interviews Democratic Primary Challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of New York," The Intercept , 6/12/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Has Been Critical Of Israel's Right To Defend Itself, Calling The Killing Of Violent Hamas Protesters A "Massacre." (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 5/14/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Raise Taxes In Order To Fund Medicare For All, A Federal Jobs Guarantee Program, And Free College And Trade School. GEIST: "A couple other items on your policy agenda that you made very clear throughout: Medicare for all, federal jobs guarantee, and tuition-free public universities and trade schools." OCASIO-CORTEZ: "Yes." GEIST: "Those look to a lot of people like promises of gifts under the tree, but they wonder how they'll be paid for. Now you're in a position to carry these out. How at a time when the CBO says our debts and deficits are exploding, are going to cripple us, how do you pay for things like that?" OCASIO-CORTEZ: "It's an excellent question. First of all, I think we need to kind of look at the damaging history, legislative history, of what we've done with our taxes. Not only did we have a $400 billion GOP tax cut that could have actually forgiven every single federal student loan in America. We spent that money in December, and we spent it on tax cuts for the corporations and the very rich. But it means reviewing the Bush tax cuts. It means making sure that also, that we understand the power of the purse that Congress has, that, you know, when the United States was in the Great Depression that is when we pursued the New Deal. It was when people precisely said we have the least amount of ability to do this that we actually committed to an economically ambitious agenda that transformed the future and the course of this nation. And I think that it is absolutely possible, but what it takes is the political courage to do it." GEIST: "To raise taxes, to roll back the tax cuts in other words?" OCASIO-CORTEZ: "And not only - and not only that, but also understand that the federal government does have the ability in the similar way that we had in the New Deal to spearhead some of this agenda and some of that financing, as well." (MSNBC's " Morning Joe," 6/27/18)

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Ocasio-Cortez Hinted That NRA Donations Lead To School Shootings. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 2/14/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Encouraged A Government Shut Down Until Congress Passed A Bill For Puerto Rico Relief. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 9/30/17)

Ocasio-Cortez Said President Trump "Publicly Rewards Racism In Law Enforcement." (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 9/30/17)

Ocasio-Cortez Claimed ICE Is Running "Black Sites" At The Border. HARLOW: "So you have called for a number of things, one of them being to abolish ICE. And you traveled to the border to Texas to see where some of these separated families are being held. What would you replace ICE. With and do we not need protection at the border?" OCASIO-CORTEZ: "We absolutely do need to make sure that our borders are secure, to make sure that people are safe in passage, but what we need to realize and remember is that ICE was established in 2003 right at the same time as the Patriot Act, the Iraq war and we look back on a lot of that time as a mistake now and I think that ICE is right there as a part of it. Its extra judicial nature is baked in to the structure of the agency and that is why they're able to get away with black -- with black sites at our border and the separation of children. We are committing human rights abuses on this border in separating children from that, you know, is part of the structure of the agency. We can replace it and we can replace it with a humane agency that is directed towards safe passage instead of the direction of the criminalization." (CNN's "Newsroom," 6/27/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Claimed That ICE Was A "Weapon Waiting For A Tyrant." (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 5/26/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Claimed That ICE Had Created "Internment Camps For Children." (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 5/15/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Claimed That ICE Deported Over 20,000 American Citizens. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Ocasio-Cortez Said "I Would Support Impeachment" Of President Trump. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she would support impeachment for President Trump if she wins in November. 'I would support impeachment,' the first-time candidate and former Bernie Sanders campaign organizer said. 'I think that, you know, we have the grounds to do it.'" (Avery Anapol, "Ocasio-Cortez: I Would Support Trump Impeachment," The Hill , 6/27/18)


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