Thanks as always to The Other McCain for the Rule Five links – and check out Part 2 of my History of Lever Guns series over at Glibertarians!
Moving along: Our favorite pinkie Congresscritter Alexandria Occasional Cortex strikes again. Excerpt:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made an appearance at SWSX. During a talk at the conference, the Congresswoman was asked about the threat of automation and technology eliminating jobs. Her response was strange and not very well thought out.
“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” she said, The Verge reported. “We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.”
People work to pay bills, to put a roof over their head, food on their table and heat their homes and they should be excited to be put out of a job?
AOC is clearly delusional.
Now, hang on just one damn minute. Townhall author Beth Baumann is correct to note that “People work to pay bills, to put a roof over their head, food on their table and heat their homes and they should be excited to be put out of a job? ” Yes, that’s true, and it’s something Occasional Cortex seems to have trouble with. But here’s the quote from the ex-bartender that is the real jaw-dropper:
“But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.”
Left to die? Seriously? This stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid girl really believes this?
Honestly, Occasional Cortex is the best argument I can think of for requiring an intelligence test before being sworn in as a Congressman – fail to pass, your election is voided – and frankly, it probably wouldn’t be the worst idea to have a head-candler check out the folks that voted for this nitwit. Bear in mind she’s up against some pretty stiff competition for the Stupidest Person in Congress; there’s just an embarrassment of riches in Washington if it’s dimwits you’re seeking.
What’s amazing is this: During the interview excerpted above, there is not an iota of evidence that anyone asked her “wait, wait – can you name one, even one, person in the United States in, oh, the last century, who was ‘left to die’ because they didn’t have a job? Even one? Since the First World War?”
Because, of course, she couldn’t. That’s what makes this statement so staggeringly stupid.
If her fellow Congressional Democrats aren’t wearing a lot of red faces every time Occasional Cortex opens her yap, I’d be damned surprised.