Here’s some wisdom for any Democrats who care about saving their party: You need to run as fast as you can away from your new, darling star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This woman is the personification of ignorance, her position on politics is based on nothing more substantial than attending some Bernie Sanders rallies a couple of years ago, and the only thing she has going for her is her looks. Now granted, that’s more than a lot of your female politicians have going for them, but mark our words: This woman is a disaster waiting to happen.
It seems that Ocasio-Cortez cannot go more than a day or two without committing some new, fateful error. This weekend, she made the asinine claim that when you walk in a national park, you should recall that public protected lands are a feature of democratic socialism. As if everything the government does (other than round up illegal immigrants, natch) is socialism by its nature.
On Monday, she topped herself by tweeting about her old employer: The Coffee Shop in New York City.
“The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors,” she wrote. “I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times. I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future.”
The only problem is that one of the reasons The Coffee Shop is closing down is that they can’t afford to pay their numerous employees a steadily rising minimum wage. In an interview with the New York Post, restaurant owner Charles Milite said, “The times have changed in our industry. The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees.”
It will come as no surprise to learn that Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on a platform of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. You can bet your bottom dollar that if such a law were to pass, her old stomping grounds would not be the last coffee shop to close under the financial pressure.
Now THAT would be a better example of democratic socialism. Perhaps the government can get into the coffee business, hand the means of production over to the workers, and we can even get rid of that pesky “democratic” part of the phrase!
Seriously, Democrats: This girl is trouble.
By all means, though, carry on.