Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left millions of Americans scratching their heads this week; boldly claiming that the ‘Democratic Party’ was behind the 1969 lunar landing despite Republican President Richard Nixon occupying the White House at the time.
Cortez was speaking at the Netroots Nation in New Orleans Tuesday when she credited the Democratic Party with the iconic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission; telling the packed crowd that “We are the party of King, of Roosevelt, of the ones who went to the moon!”
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "We are the party of King, of Roosevelt, of the ones who went to the moon!"
#1. Going to the moon was not a Republican vs. Democrat thing.
#2. It happened under President Nixon, a Republican. pic.twitter.com/jmbv40ZTb5
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) August 7, 2018
The self-described Democratic socialist made national headlines last month; stumbling through a host of issues after she referred to Israeli settlers as “the occupiers of Palestine.”
CLASS WARFARE: Ocasio-Cortez Says American Society Divided by ‘TOP VS DOWN’
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged her fellow Democrats to “reframe” their message to American voters this week, saying candidates should no longer view issues as “left and right” but rather “top and down.”
Cortez made the surprising statement during a recent radio interview Monday, blasting West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for “dropping $2 million” against a progressive challenger who still received 30% of the vote.
“That, to me, tells me that we need to start reframing our issues instead of left and right to top and down and it’s not about, like, oh, you know, ‘I have to whether my message to Republicans.’ There are people that really want to feel like there’s an unapologetic working class champion for them,” said Cortez.
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IT BEGINS: Ocasio-Cortez Says It's Time to End the ‘PLIGHT OF WORKING CLASS PEOPLE’
Liberal superstar and New York Democratic socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took her left-wing platform to the next level this week, saying the “plight of working class people” was the same regardless of location and income.
Cortez made her comments while promoting far-left candidates across the United States from Kansas to Michigan, saying “The plight of working-class people is the same no matter the city.”
“Struggling to make ends meet in the Bronx is not too different from struggling to make ends meet in Detroit,” she added.
“The plight of working-class people is the same no matter the city,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
“Struggling to make ends meet in the Bronx is not too different from struggling to make ends meet in Detroit.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 30, 2018
Cortez’ comments come days after she publicly referred to Israeli settlers as the “occupiers of Palestine” and claimed “closing tax loopholes” would help finance a universal healthcare system.