Our girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said some pretty derpy things since she hit the scene. Though, I think this prime example of dumbassery may be her greatest hit yet.
Check it out:
“There's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right,” @AOC says in response to criticism that she’s made factual errors. https://t.co/sKf3sHl9F6 pic.twitter.com/xKc2eB7GEk
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 7, 2019
Anderson Cooper: One of the criticisms of you is that your math is fuzzy. The Washington Post recently awarded you four Pinocchios for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees.
Except it isn’t just “one figure here” or “one word there.” Nearly everything she says is factually inaccurate. You can count the times she’s been right on one hand.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.
Herein lies the most fundamental difference between left and right. “Who cares if our policies don’t work. If the stats we use to justify them aren’t legit. Really, if it feels like we’re correct, that’s just as good.”
Being “morally right” is just code for being a lefty. Sure, unemployment has zilch to do with how many jobs you have. Our government doesn’t have any “chambers.” If a person has a “D” after their name or a Marx tattoo on their butt cheek, their factual ineptitude is all forgiven.
Except lefties aren’t correct even from a moral standpoint. When you line up on the side of baby-killing, pumping kiddos full of hormones, and acceptance for kiddie-diddlers, you don’t get to claim the moral high ground. Those are just the facts. They matter.