This is a definition of what you get when voters put a puerile, ignorant person with a very big mouth in congress, and then most media celebrate everything she says because her puerile, ignorant mouthings are far left enough to be acceptable to them.
From Yael Halon’s article at foxnews.com:
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested over the weekend that the crime surge in New York City is likely because struggling residents are forced to shoplift in order to “feed their child.”
“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money, so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
Well, there you have it. That’s why there is a crime surge in New York City.
See, it isn’t because Mayor de blasio has given the city’s police force the back of his hand for 6 years – most recently decreasing the police budget by 17% – which has demoralized law enforcement so much that retirements are up 400% (that is NOT a typo).
And it’s not that de blasio’s brilliant idea of letting criminals, including career criminals, out of jail without posting bail has given them license to commit crimes at will.
It’s that people are scared to pay their rent (??????) and they don’t have money to feed their children, so the spike of crime – which in AOC’s world evidently begins and ends at shoplifting – is just so the children won’t be hungry.
Yep, all the shoplifting is of bread. Those high end handbags and Rolex watches that were taken after those hungry mothers busted into the stores on Madison Avenue were really white, seedless rye and pumpernickel bread shaped like handbags and watches.
And that huge spike in murders? Hey, those “victims” might have been carrying bread, right? Uh…right?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a puerile ignoramus — but one who has been encouraged by the hard left and its many media acolytes – not to mention the voters in her district who seem to like those qualities – to continue displaying her puerility and ignorance loudly and publicly.
And, still, virtually no criticism from the people running her party. Not from Biden, not from Schumer and – other than one brief moment, last year, of honesty rather than political barf – not from Pelosi.
Yep, to a great extent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the face of the Democrat Party.
Enjoy your face time, Alexandria. You’ve apparently earned it.