This new crop of leftists is made up of scary, crazy people who have absolutely no idea what America stands for. Either that or they just don’t care. A former aide to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on MSNBC on Thursday and gave a description of democracy that defies belief.
The Washington Free Beacon has details:
MSNBC Guest: ‘Democracy Should Mean Taking Power and Wealth From Those Who Hoard It’
MSNBC panelists struggled Thursday to explain the concept of democracy while considering the rise of socialist ideas in the United States.
The discussion on MSNBC Live, hosted by Katy Tur, led off with a discussion about the latest college admissions scandal. The Department of Justice charged dozens of wealthy parents this week with fraudulently securing college admission for their children.
Democratic strategist Waleed Shahid insisted the college scandal proved the need for radical proposals, no matter their financial absurdity. “I think we need politicians who are going to produce solutions as big as the problems that people face,” he said. “That’s the reason that things like Medicare for all and the Green New Deal are catching on.”
Shahid is the communications director for Justice Democrats and previously worked for both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.). Both lawmakers support the policy proposals he referenced.
Watch the video:
Have any of these insane leftists read a single book about American history or our system of government?
Here are some Twitter reactions via Twitchy:
A real quote from @AOC's former campaign aide:
"Democracy means preventing an aristocracy. Democracy should mean taking power and wealth from those who hoard it and making sure it belongs to everyone." pic.twitter.com/DT06iHI7vW
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 14, 2019
That's not… what democracy means. https://t.co/Vg34CgWEWx
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 14, 2019
Socialism. The new democracy.
— 11s and 7s (@11s_7s) March 14, 2019
“Democracy should mean communism” is a hell of a take
— JAC (@michcusejoe5) March 14, 2019
Not. Scary. At. All. https://t.co/JYPGXv5XgD
— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) March 14, 2019
How can one speak of appropriation of wealth from private citizens by the state so casually and pretend that such acts are just? Such authoritarianism is absolutely horrifying.
— Alex Macias (@AspConservative) March 14, 2019
How are these people even taken seriously by the media?