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‘No, Chico, No’: You Want To Guess How Ocasio-Cortez’s Constituents Feel About Socialism?

There’s a lot of talk about how the political class and their allies in the media are debating at the extremes, while the rest of the country is in the middle. It’s an age-old axiom. There’s noise on the margins, but centrists occupy the high ground of the electorate. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the noisiest of candidates to be elected since Donald Trump became president of the United States. She utilizes social media like an ace, just like Trump, and takes no crap from anyone—even members of her party. Oh, and she’s an unabashed radical. She’s a socialist. And she has an agenda called the Green New Deal that will utterly destroy the American economy. 

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To recap, this plan provides economic assistance for those unwilling to work, declares war on farting cows, seeks to make every building energy efficient, and will transition us away from fossil fuels within a decade. Yes, the internal combustion engine will be outlawed. It’s intrusive government at its worst, but there is a silver lining. We all suffer together. 

Turning Points’ Benny Johnson wanted to know if the 14th congressional district of New York was as Leninist as their current representative on the Hill. Onward comrades! So, what did Benny Johnson find? Well, uh, gee—a lot of Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents do not like socialism…at all.


“Socialism is the worst. It doesn’t work,” said one guy. 

One woman was not having any of the Venezuela talk, saying she likes working, earning her bucks, some of which she spends on herself while she also donates to her church. 

A chef at a local pub was not having any left-wing economic trash. 

“I want to do better than people if I work harder and stuff like that, that’s why,” he said.

Two gentlemen that Benny spoke to aptly noted that socialism sucks the drive out of people. It breeds legions of freeloaders as the second guys said. 

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One man he interviewed said he came to America to escape socialism, having been born in Yugoslavia.  

“Did it suck?” asked Johnson.

“Yes, it did,” he added.

There was one guy who did like socialism—and you just can’t make this up. He drove a Mercedes-Benz 300 series and wore custom Armani eyeglasses. Yes, that’s the socialism we all know and love. 

Think George Orwell’s Animal Farm and the pigs when they decide they must have all the milk and apples. 

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