Today’s quote comes to us from a rich source of material…and head-shaking amazement: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
On Monday, January 21 – that is almost four months ago – Ocasio-Cortez, deriding concerns about the cost of her “Green New Deal” proposal (speaking of head-shaking amazement), said this:
“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?’ “
That’s pretty plainly spoken isn’t it?
The next day and for days/weeks thereafter, two things happened: one was that Ocasio-Cortez was seconded by a number of Democrat Presidential candidates and assorted other hard-leftists – New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio among them…
…and the other was that Ocasio-Cortez was lambasted by many people on the right – and in the center as well – for making an astonishingly ridiculous comment.
Point of order: if Ocasio-Cortez did not mean it seriously, she would have quickly said so, both to spare her supporters the embarrassment/humiliation of buying into her nutcakery, and to show the people lambasting her that they didn’t know what they were talking about.
But she didn’t. Until now.
Now, however, after almost four months of being ridiculed, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has had enough. So….
….she is claiming she never meant it in the first place. This brings us to her quote – which comes in the form of a just-issued tweet:
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows.
Translation. I didn’t really say that 12 years thing. It’s all a Republican plot. And I’m not the idiot who put it out and left it there for nearly four months, it’s…uh, what did I say before? Oh yeah, It’s all a Republican plot.
I award Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quote Of The Day “honors” for proving to us again (as if we needed more proof) that she is just as much of an ignorant, loud-mouthed woman/child now as she was when she took office. And an obvious liar to boot.
Thanks Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. I look forward to at least a year and a half more of your gems. In my world, comic relief is always welcome.