AOC is Asked for Comment on Venezuela and Maduro. Her "Answers" are Telling.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has never met a topic for which she hasn't had an opinion. Even if her knowledge of the topic is fleeting. She's spunky like that. But Venezuela and what's going with Madura has put a damper on her fellow socialists' plans for 'Murica. Easy to understand, considering we've gotten a minute by minute blow by blow of what her policies lead to. Despite her sudden social media silence on all things socialism, National Review asked her directly for her opinion. Surely the always vocal Notorious AOC must have plenty to say:
“Violence is horrible.”
Wait, is that it? That's all we've got to go on? Okay, since we're playing this game: puppies are cute. Taking Back Sunday is a better band than Brand New. The sky is blue. Water, or that which identifies as water, is wet. Etcetera.
But surely seeing a socialist dictator rolling over his people with an armored vehicle has you angry, AOC. If not mildly annoyed? At least as upset as if you missed a sale at Forever 21?
"[I'll] defer to caucus leadership on how we navigate this.”
Leadership? But you're the boss. And since when do you care about leadership? Surely you have more to say. Pretend that, instead of Venezuela, someone was mildly critical of your Green New Deal.
Allow me to take my tongue out of my cheek to make a broader point. It's important to point out how the usually vocal elected officials go suddenly silent on Venezuela. The policies they push are eerily similar to the policies Maduro pushed, and leaders before him pushed. When conservatives point out that, historically, this is the end result of those policies, we're called haters.
Turn on the news. What's going on in Venezuela is the end result of socialism. Maduro is what leaders turn in to when you give them the power to do so.