The rising star of the Democratic Party, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, might be crashing back to earth — and reality — far faster and harder than she thought possible, thanks in large part to being dismantled by an ever growing list of fact checkers.
You can now add the Washington Post to that list. Yes, it seems strange that a liberal publication would go after one of their own, but perhaps, here and there, folks are slowly waking up from their comas and rejoining the world as it is.
Here are the five claims that Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler dismantled:Advertisement - story continues below
Ocasio-Cortez claimed: “Everyone has two jobs.” The facts say: “The data is pretty clear that this statement is poppycock.” In fact, the July jobs report showed only 5.2 percent of Americans hold two jobs.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed: “ICE has a bed quota.” The facts say: “As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend.”Trending:
Ocasio-Cortez claimed: The “upper-middle class does not exist anymore in America.” The facts say: It has actually grown 16.5 percent since 1979.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed: Medicare for all is “much cheaper than the current system.” The facts say: It’s a downright lie, which the Washington Post has already awarded three Pinocchios. Indeed, Medicare for all would cost $33 trillion over the next 10 years.Advertisement - story continues below
Ocasio-Cortez claimed: Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court because it deemed monthly health care payments to be a tax. The facts say: “This appears to be an example of not understanding policy nuances.” Indeed, SCOTUS upheld the Obamacare individual mandate under the government’s taxing power.
Like any good leftist, Ocasio-Cortez blamed all the criticism on sexism. Because there’s no possible way it could be based on her lack of knowledge, understanding, or experience.
1st time female candidate makes small slip on a budgetary figure during extemporaneous interview: “This girl is SO uninformed! She needs to stay quiet until she knows everything!”
Incumbent male Congressman brings a snowball to Congress to “disprove” climate change: 🤷🏼♂️ https://t.co/ApKiqnEPQp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 11, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez is literally the walking textbook definition of a modern day millennial Democrat. It’s almost as if she created a list of stereotypes that a left-winger in the 21st century is supposed to possess and has just went down the list ticking off the boxes.
A person who truly believed their ideology held real, lasting solutions for the problems facing our society and culture would surely want to shout it from the rooftops and engage with those who see things differently, knowing the facts will speak for themselves, right?
So if socialism is the answer to what ails America, why is Ocasio-Cortez dodging debates with leading conservative thinkers? Maybe it’s because, deep down, she’s just a young kid looking to capitalize off of the progressive movement in order to have a cushy career?