Monday, November 19, 2018

This Ocasio-Cortez chick is a real piece of work

Yo, toots, were you asleep in high school civics class?

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed this weekend that she has no idea what the three branches of the U.S. government are during a conference call with prospective far-left political candidates.
"If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House," Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday while on a call with Justice Democrats.
The three branches, not chambers, of the U.S. government, are the executive, legislative, and judicial.
And in the context of making sure her utter silliness was not in doubt, she did say something that was correct:

Ocasio-Cortez then thought it would be a good idea to bring more attention to the video so all of her followers on Twitter could see that she does not know what she is talking about.
"Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd [sic], they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare."
It's not a matter of "deserving," though. It's impossible by definition to have a right to health care, just like it is with a job or "affordable" housing. It's impossible to have a right to something that requires your fellow human being to do something. (I often put it like this when I'm dealing with people of this level of intellectual development: How did people in the year 1300 exercise their right to a triple bypass?)

But back to the point at hand, consider that she's wasting no time in organizing a movement within the Freedom-Hater party to move it even further left. Is failing a basic test about the three branches of the federal government going to be a requirement for joining?


  1. OK, health care is an obligation. How's that? Worked in the past with all those charity hospitals still bearing the names of saints or denominations. So a dude/dudette gets his/her hypothetical leg blown off in some hypothetical pre-robotic battle, is health care a right he/she has by virtue of his/her swearing in? Is the lifetime coverage provided by the VA a right? What if one paid for their health insurance? Is it now a right? Is it only an obligation with money in the hands of the caregiver?

  2. I'm trying to recall if the demeaning and misogynistic headlined posts ever get shared to Facebook, where someone besides me and DingDong see them.

    (Careful, Barn. I think he's trying to trick you...)

  3. Oh, please. I'm not falling for the over-the-top "misogynistic" characterization. LITD is merely using gender-specific ways to address or refer to a particular dimwit.

    And, Mr. DIngs, "health care" is merely a broad category of human activity that some people are motivated - often for economic reasons - to engage in.

    1. Oh, I agree completely (he said, slowly rubbing his fingers together and chuckling to himself).

  4. And speaking of gender specificity, what's up with O-C's referring to a "partner"? What are we talking about? Does she have a husband or a boyfriend? Maybe she has a girlfriend, like a tiny percentage of women do. But why can't she use one of these designations - unless she's got herself one of the more exotic varieties that have been cropping up in the past few years?