Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Thursday that there was a vast “far-right” conspiracy aimed at destroying her that includes a “dark-money internet operation” and a cable news “propaganda machine.”
According to Ocasio-Cortez’s tinfoil hat theory, the alleged culprits are “dedicated to maligning” her and “stoking national division.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s latest crazed idea comes after a new Quinnipiac poll was released on Thursday that led to multiple unflattering headlines for the 29-year-old former bartender.
Far-left Vox wrote a piece titled: “Conservative media’s war on AOC is hammering her poll numbers.”
“A Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday morning found that 23 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the member of Congress, while 36 percent had an unfavorable view — a -13 overall approval rating,” Vox wrote. “This new poll isn’t a one-off finding. Three prior surveys — one in January from Morning Consult, one in February from Fox, and a third in mid-March from Gallup — all found that more Americans had negative views of AOC than had positive ones.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who has a history of lashing out at her abysmal poll numbers, did not respond any better to this latest report.
“It’s almost as though there is a directed + concerted far-right propaganda machine with a whole cable news channel, and a dark-money internet operation propped up by the Mercers et al dedicated to maligning me & stoking nat’l division, reported on by @JaneMayerNYer or something,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez has been widely criticized throughout the media for her policies, specifically the “Green New Deal,” which experts have estimated will cost $93+ trillion.
“The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive,” wrote the American Action Forum in its analysis of Ocasio-Cortez’s plan. “Its further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag.”
The Green New Deal is so fringe that not one Democrat voted in favor of it during a Senate vote this week. Multiple Democrats, including presidential candidate John Hickenlooper and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is the ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, have come out and opposed Ocasio-Cortez’s plan.
The AFL-CIO, America’s largest organized-labor group, also slammed Ocasio-Cortez’s plan, noting that it “is not rooted in an engineering-based approach and makes promises that are not achievable or realistic.”
“We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families,” the AFL-CIO Energy Committee stated. “We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered.”
Aside from her disastrous Green New Deal, which President Donald Trump is eagerly waiting to campaign against, Ocasio-Cortez also holds many other fringe beliefs that are out of touch with the mainstream.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has called the state of America “garbage,” has also openly championed far-left gun control measures, including calling for the banning of all semi-automatic firearms and praising New Zealand for confiscating nearly all firearms from their citizens.
Ocasio-Cortez repeatedly slammed federal law enforcement officials that work in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), even as illegal alien MS-13 gang members murder people in her district.
Ocasio-Cortez also has a strong anti-Semitic streak in her, as she has repeatedly aligned with and defended notorious anti-Semites, whether it be Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), activist Linda Sarsour, or British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Ocasio-Cortez’s political party, the Democratic Socialists of America, have openly chanted for the elimination of Israel. Ocasio-Cortez has also falsely stated that Israel is illegally occupying Palestine and will not disclose whether she supports anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns.