New York fell in love last month with a self-professed “socialist” after she beat a long-time Democrat powerbroker in the state’s 14th Congressional District Democrat primary. But already her back story is turning out to be filled with lies and her understanding of the issues found severely lacking. It appears more each day that this woman it a total fraud.
The world completely ignored Democrat Joe Crowley’s 14th District primary race in New York City because no one at all imagined he would lose. After all, he is a big-time power broker in the party and was even expected to be among those seeking to replace California ditz Nancy Pelosi as the Democrat Minority Leader.
But, that all changed when he lost his primary race to a completely unknown, 28-year-old woman who proudly claims to be a socialist.
Suddenly, idiots in the media went from knowing nothing about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to proclaiming that she is the new face of the Democrat Party — a socialist from “the neighborhood.”
Ocasio-Cortez is being sold as a young woman from a hardscrabble upbringing who has seen the light of socialism and will lead a new parade of leftists into the ranks of the Democrat Party to bring the country to “equality” and “fairness.”
And she is clearly dumb as a stump.
One of her first proclamations in a recent interview was to speak in favor of illegal aliens breaking our immigration laws by exclaiming that U.S. law didn’t make illegal entry a crime until the year 1999.
Her goal with this factoid was to make it seem as if criminalizing illegal entry is so “new” that we could easily go back to our apparently former open border policy.
However, Ocasio-Cortez was way, way off the mark in her estimation of when illegal entry earned a criminal penalty in federal law. Indeed, criminal penalties for illegal entry were levied in 1929, seven decades before our wet-behind-the-ears candidate insisted.
According to CheckYourFact.com:
Ocasio-Cortez elaborated on her reasons to abolish ICE on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Wednesday. “What we’re really talking about is re-imagining immigration to be humane,” she said. “It wasn’t until about 1999 that we chose to criminalize immigration at all, and then once ICE was established we really kind of militarized that enforcement to a degree that was previously unseen in the United States.”
But the facts are stubbornly against this young woman’s proclamation:
Congress made unauthorized entry into the U.S. a criminal offense in 1929. Aliens who entered the country outside a port of entry or without examination by immigration officials could be charged with a misdemeanor. Previously deported aliens who tried to re-enter the country without authorization could be charged with a felony.
Prior to 1929, it was illegal to enter the U.S. without authorization, but there were generally no criminal penalties attached to the action. It was essentially a misdemeanor. However, there were several standalone acts passed from time to time that made it a criminal offense for members of particular groups to enter without authorization.
In one case in 1882, President Chester Alan Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act banning “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining.” It also kept Chinese people from entering the U.S. for 10 years and put restrictions on those Chinese who were already here, forcing them to get work permits and other requirements. It was extended another ten years in 1892. This anti-Chinese bias really didn’t fade until the U.S. entered WWII and the Chinese became our allies in the fight against the Japanese.
Teddy Roosevelt also put a ban on a group of immigrants. In 1903 TR banned people — especially from Europe — that he feared were anarchists. This was during a time when anarchists were bombing targets all across the U.S. and killing dozens of Americans.
Later, Teddy’s cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, notoriously put a ban on Jews entering the U.S. from Europe. FDR claimed he feared Nazi spies from entering with immigrant Jews, but all he was really doing was just trying not to anger Hitler before the U.S. entered World War Two. In 1939, the U.S. even turned away the St Louis ocean liner that had onboard nearly a thousand Jews hoping to find refuge from the Nazis. Many later ended up dead in Hitler’s gas chambers after FDR refused them entry into the U.S.A.
In yet another case, Congress passed a ban on communists in 1950, then Jimmy Carter banned Iranians from emigrating to the U.S. during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1980, and, finally, today President Trump has put a temporary ban on immigration from several terror-stricken nations.
Other than having no grasp of history or policy, it also appears that Ocasio-Cortez has… um… “embellished” her purported hardscrabble past.
The candidate insists that she grew up a poor girl in the Bronx. Indeed, on her campaign bio she specifically notes that she spent her youth living in the downscale Bronx. So she is down wif da shtruggle, don’t cha know!
But, what she doesn’t bother to mention is that she moved away from the poor neighborhood in the Bronx when she was a five-year-old when her architect daddy moved the family to the upper middle class area of Westchester.
Indeed, according to Daily Wire, the average income in Westchester is $116,741, about twice that of families in the Bronx.
So, it appears that Ocasio-Cortez grew up a poor little girl, alright. But a poor little rich girl!
Speaking of Ocasio-Cortez and money, it seems that she has no problem taking yours away but is a bit tightfisted with her own. Page Six recently found a former co-worker who still holds a grudge after the suddenly famous candidate gipped her out of a night’s tips at a restaurant they worked at together.
But one waitress has a bad memory of working with Ocasio-Cortez, 28, as Ocasio-Cortez tended bar during the very busy Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2017.
At the end of the night, when it came time to split the $560 in tips she had gotten at the bar, Ocasio-Cortez gave the waitress only $50. After the waitress complained to her manager, her take was doubled to $100, a source said.
“It says so much about her character,” said my source. “From that point on, I wouldn’t talk to her. I couldn’t look at her.”
Yep, it seems that Ocasio-Cortez is yet another so-called socialist who take yours while enriching herself.
What a fraud.