Monday, April 1, 2019

What Many Libertarians Don't Get About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By Robert Wenzel

Okay, so I watched the Chris Hayes interview in the Bronx of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

All I can say is that those in the comments who continue to classify her as dumb do not understand her strength.

She may not understand the regression theorem, the theory of imputation or the economic calculation problem, but I doubt Lenin, Hitler or Mao did either. But, she is extremely skilled at appealing to the masses and will only get better at it. And that is what makes her extremely dangerous. She is, without a doubt, promoting a vast central planning scheme for America.

And she knows what points to emphasize and which positions to play down--but she is all in for socialism.

The entire one-hour interview with Hayes showed AOC's ability to say nothing of substance but say it as though it had profound meaning--and the Bronx crowd, her constituents, ate it up.

I have received many emails pointing to declining approval ratings for AOC in the polls, don't believe it for a minute. You need to take a deep dive into the poll questions, and who answered how, to understand what is really going on--and it isn't a loss of support for AOC. It is only the "AOC Sucks!" Fox crowd becoming aware of who she is.

VOX explains:
If you look at the detailed breakdown of the latest poll, from Quinnipiac, you’ll see that Ocasio-Cortez is viewed extremely favorably among Democrats: 47 percent view her favorably and 7 percent view her unfavorably. By contrast, she’s viewed overwhelmingly unfavorably among Republicans: A scant 2 percent view her favorably while 74 percent view her unfavorably.

The most striking partisan gap is how many people in each party are familiar with her.

A large number of Democrats — 44 percent — haven’t heard enough about her to have an opinion. A much smaller percentage of Republicans — 23 percent — can say the same. AOC is simply better known among Republicans than Democrats, and this is driving her unfavorables up.
AOC's team is extremely skilled at social media and could turn things around in no time if there is a real problem. There isn't.

She is sucking the masses into socialism and there is little in the way of sound opposition, and that is very sad. Fox news is attacking her in a typical political manner ("She funnelled money from one political pocket to another") that is never going to resonate with her crowd.

An opposition needs to develop that is against neoconservatives, Democrats and Trump, if that doesn't happen we are headed down a long dark road to socialism.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and most recently Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. More about Wenzel here.

1 comment:

  1. Whats at play here has nothing to do with the empty head of AOC and everything to do with the real explosion in the Idiocracy and the pure truth of "You cant argue with stupidity."