Legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, with his 20 million listeners, had a great time mocking the young, self-described Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is running for Congress in New York.
Limbaugh took aim at her appearance on Trevor Noah’s “The Daily Show”, which instantly went viral on social media.
As Limbaugh opined, “The really important thing about this to understand is this woman has a degree in economics from Boston University, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a graduate from Boston U, she has a degree in economics, and it’s clear she doesn’t know anything. If this level, this degree of complete economic ignorance can get you a degree in economics from a major American university, then something is drastically, terribly wrong.”
Then, Rush played the clip where Ocasio-Cortez explains how American taxpayers (ie, you and me!) will pay for “free college for all”, “Medicare for all” and a guaranteed living wage. (RELATED: Clueless Cortez: ‘Unemployment Only Low Because Everyone Has Two Jobs’).
Her response is a classic illustration of just how wrong Socialism is:
OCASIO-CORTEZ: This is an excellent, excellent question — and, in fact, there’s a lot of back-of-the-envelope stuff based on our values. So, for example, I sat down, ummm, with a Nobel Prize economist last week. I can’t believe I can say that! It’s really weird. But one of the things that we saw is, if people pay their fair shore — share. If corporations and the ultrawealthy… For example, as Warren Buffett likes to say, if he paid as much as his secretary paid, 15%… If he paid a 15% tax rate, if, uh, corporations paid… If, uh, we reverse the tax bill but raise our — our corporate tax rate to 28%, which is not even as high as it was before. Um, if we… If we do those two things and also close some of those loopholes, that’s $2 trillion right there.
Limbaugh was able to sit through that entire clip without laughing, but then he finally chimed in: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is wandering aimlessly through our vocabulary in dire search of coherence. This is entirely incoherent — and to call it ignorant is to give it too much credit.”
As Ocasio-Cortez is being championed as a future leader of the Democrat Party, Limbaugh added, “Forget ideology for a second and let’s just look at some readily available facts. We have just come off eight years of economic stagnation. No economic growth to speak of. We have had tax increases out the wazoo in the past eight years, including all of the new taxes brought on by the government taking over health care with Obamacare. We had the president of the United States, Barack Obama, running around to places like West Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio and telling people out of work: ‘It’s too bad, but your jobs are never coming back — and if someone tells you that your job will be coming back, he’s waving a magic wand, but what’s he gonna do? What’s Trump gonna do? Just wave a magic wand? You gotta get ready for the fact those jobs are not coming back.'”
Limbaugh also explained that the anti-American platform of former President Barack Obama is the same as Ocasio-Cortez’s message: “We didn’t really deserve our robust past, and we needed brilliant people like him to manage this decline so that resources — which would be dwindling — could be distributed more fairly and equally to the population at large.”
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Limbaugh also noted how, in less than two years of President Trump and an agenda that embraces American, greatness, the economy is soaring back. And those recent Trump tax cuts has the side effect of the government collecting record tax revenue. Unemployment is down, more people are paying taxes. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is supposedly well-educated with an economics degree, would “literally kill this economy, and she is clueless. She hasn’t the slightest idea, because all she has been educated to understand is liberal cliche.”
Then, Limbaugh responded, line-by-line, to this Tweet:
The GOP is:
– weak on fighting for working class Americans
– weak on crime
– weak on equal rights
– weak on national security
– weak on rejecting racism
– weak on moral courage
– weak on family values
So yeah, I’d say this a representative choice of their values. https://t.co/7Lc9QJGv0M
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 26, 2018
Here’s Limbaugh’s response. This is spot on!
“The GOP is: – weak on fighting for working class Americans.” Really? Working-class Americans are doing better than they have in the last 15 years, after just 1-1/2 years of being escaped from Obamaism.
The GOP is “weak on crime.” Really? Who is it that wants to let felons out of jail so they can vote? The GOP is “weak on equal rights.” The GOP is “weak on national security.” Who is it trying to secure the border? Who is it that’s trying to make illegal immigrants don’t get in and national security is maintained? Who is it that wants to get rid of customs and ICE? It’s the Democrats, and they claim they are tough on national security?
The GOP is “weak on rejecting racism.” Let me tell you who the real racists are. The real racists today are Democrats, and they are racist against Republican blacks. The most vile invective, the most insulting racial epithets uttered in America today are uttered by black Democrats at black Republicans and conservatives.
The GOP is “weak on family values.” That probably means the GOP doesn’t think LGBTQ define… I don’t know. But this is also absurd. Weak on family values? The country with a party that tries to keep families together by limiting the number of babies killed is weak on family values?
Limbaugh then played another quote from The Daily Show: “OCASIO-CORTEZ: It’s gonna take three to $4 trillion to transition to us a hundred percent renewable energy economy. We got $2 trillion from folks paying their fair share — which they were not paying before the Trump tax bill. They weren’t… Note… Like, they weren’t paying that before the Trump tax bill. If we get people to fay… pay their fair share, that’s two trillion in 10 years. Now, if we implement a carbon tax —”
But Limbaugh stopped the tape and interrupted: “Wait a minute. Stop the tape! How many Democrat tax increases have there been on the basis that we need to make people pay their fair share? The bottom of 50% of American taxpayers don’t pay any income tax! The top 10% of taxpayers are paying 90% of all income taxes, and the federal government is collecting record tax revenue. It’s an all-time high with the Trump tax cuts. She does not know what she’s talking about, and she is the face of the Democrat Party going forward.”
That’s exactly right! Democrats are campaigning on Economic ignorance. Democrats and “Democratic-socialists” are offering handouts from the government in exchange for votes, ignoring that all services have a long-term cost.
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