Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist who recently won a primary in New York, appeared on the Crossfire program this weekend. When the conversation turned to economics, which she supposedly studied in college, she sounded clueless. There were so many “umms” an “uhhs” that we lost track.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Ocasio-Cortez Credits Prosperity Under Capitalism to ‘Course of Human Evolution’
Self-declared Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in a congressional primary last month, said Friday that material gains under capitalism were the result of “human evolution.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old whom DNC Chairman Tom Perez called “the future of our party,” explained her views on democratic socialism to “Firing Line” host Margaret Hoover. Hoover asked about the future of capitalism and pointed out that it’s the economic system that has brought the most people out of poverty, but Ocasio-Cortez attributed modern prosperity to humanity’s natural growth.
“I think that those things that you talk about, that you discuss, are part of the course of human evolution,” she said. “So I would hope that the most recent economic system, our current economic system, is the one that is most beneficial for everyday people.”
She added that her preferred system of democratic socialism would work best if people were only to vote for something if it is “a good idea.”
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If someone like say, Sarah Palin had given this same interview, the media would have savaged her.