“I find [her] extremely dangerous at this point.” – Donny Deutsch
Republicans aren’t the only ones concerned about Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s complete ignorance of basic economics, or the fact that she’s taking her horrible ideas mainstream.
AOC fought against Amazon’s bid to build a headquarters in New York City, prompting Amazon to back out of the potential deal. Had the deal gone through, Amazon would’ve brought roughly 25,000 new jobs to the community, not to mention the other immeasurable economic benefits. Worse still, AOC celebrated Amazon’s decision to look elsewhere. Amazon and other New York City politicians were not kind in their criticism of Ocasio-Cortez.
Friday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough lamented Ocasio-Cortez’s economic ineptitude and expressed concern that if those who know better don’t start speaking out, AOC might cost Democrats the White House come 2020. Scarborough devoted a whopping seven minutes of show time to the subject.
The Washington Free Beacon has the story:
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” broke away from its daily grievances with President Donald Trump Friday to accuse Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) of economic illiteracy and helping reelect the president.
For seven minutes Friday morning, the show’s hosts and guests worried that the self-proclaimed Democratic-socialist was flaunting her ignorance and celebrating the loss of American jobs. “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough lamented that New York “was robbed of this Amazon opportunity” at the expense of the most needy.
…The plan was killed, Scarborough said, by “people who don’t even understand basic economics.” In opposing Amazon’s arrival, Ocasio-Cortez “ignored over 80% of Latinos in the New York area and 70% of black Americans in the New York area who needed these jobs, who wanted these jobs.”
Donny Deutsch explained that Ocasio-Cortez had aligned herself with the “white morons in Manhattan” against New York’s working class. Not one to miss an opportunity to mock the president, he marveled that Ocasio-Cortez had managed to out-bungle him. “Who would have thought on a day our portly president declared an emergency, it would be the second-most inane move of the day,” he said.
Deutsch warned Ocasio-Cortez and her outlandish policy preferences would guarantee another four years of Trump as president. Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed a series of policy aims that drew equal parts alarm and ridicule from both parties, though 2020 Democratic hopefuls have lined up to endorse it. It proposes updating every building in America, skyrocketing taxes, and seeking to eliminate airplanes. Deutsch explained:
You attach this to the Green Deal and … President Trump now gets to go: ‘Oh, the Democrats don’t want jobs, the Democrats doesn’t want companies coming to your neighborhoods, the Democrats have a Green Deal that wants a 70% tax rate, … socialism. We are in a dangerous place and if people in the party doesn’t start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is young and dynamic but does not know what she’s talking about, they’re going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump.
The president has spoken out more forcefully against socialism and massive government expansion in recent weeks, perhaps testing out a 2020 message. He will be in Miami Monday for a speech on what the White House describes as the “dangers of socialism.”
“I find [her]extremely dangerous at this point,” Deutsch said.
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