One would think that some measure of intelligence or at least some common sense would be a prerequisite for Congress. However, it seems these days that most members are lost on both, especially when it comes to liberal Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
AOC, as she is commonly referred to, has made several comments over the past few months that cause many to be concerned not only about the state of our country and its lawmakers but also to question their intelligence. Among those are statements about the world ending in 12 years, red and blue states being the same, and now this about Israel.
And this one not only shows how absolutely foolish she is but also that she doesn’t care about anything other than her celebrity status.
On Tuesday, she was invited to interview with a liberal radio host in her home state of New York. And since some of the most recent squabbles in the House have been about a movement involving Israel and some anti-Semitic remarks made by her freshman “squad” members, the host asked her about the situation.
Ebro Darden, the host of “Ebro In The Morning,” stated that Israel, a longtime Middle Eastern ally of America, was engaged in an “occupation” that was “corrupt” and “very, very criminal.” And AOC agreed blindly.
Darden said, “Now you look around the globe and you have multiple corrupt governments working together – you’ve got Israel, you’ve got America, you’ve got Russia, you’ve got the Saudis, right – all working in concert.”
Now, this host just labeled the US, as well as three of her long-time allies, as “corrupt governments,” and even gives her a chance to disagree (right). Yet AOC says nothing, having no problem with accusing the government that she has sworn an oath to and helps run of being corrupt. We could even say that Darden may be accusing AOC of being corrupt herself for involvement with the US, which she could certainly take offense to. But she doesn’t. She sits in silence, proof that she agrees.
The host continues with, “and I bring up Israel because you’ve been vocal about Palestine, the occupation and what needs to go on there. And specifically, I even think people in Israel are trying to get Netanyahu as well.”
To this, she says, “I agree. I agree with that.”
And so we have it – straight from the horse’s mouth. She agrees that the US and Israel are corrupt, she agrees there is an occupation, and that Israel is trying to take what isn’t theirs.
Darden goes on, now going into a rant about “white supremacist Jews.”
“How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish, and it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around,” he said. And he adds, “But it’s a real thing, and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal.”
AOC, in response, says, “Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing.”
What? There are so many other things she could have said about the situation, and yet she goes to a “generational thing?” This is evidence that she doesn’t really know what she is talking about and just speculating as usual.
And this isn’t the first time she hasn’t done this in regards to the topic of Israel.
Last year, while in an interview with Margaret Hoover of PBS, she complained about Israel’s “occupation of Palestine.” And she knew that she had made a mistake because when Hoover asked her to explain that, AOC got really nervous and said that she was “not the expert in geopolitics on the issue.”
Well, we can agree on that. The “occupation of Palestine” as she and her cohorts have referred to it, is not even a real thing. There has been no “occupation” by the Israelis because there is not a state or nation with that name. The word Palestine refers to an area in Israel where the Romans put a stop to a Jewish revolt against the empire in the second century A.D. And calling it “occupied” is simply an anti-Semitic trope that has been used for decades by those who oppose Israel.
You’d think she would have wised up since her last mistake on the subject. But no, AOC is as uncaring and dumb as ever.