Dumbocracy in the USA: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has the IQ of a Kumquat – My Comments

[It is truly shocking how idiotic people are in politics in the world. America is a clown show. South Africa is even dumber. If there's any need for proof that "Dumbocracy" is not a good idea, then look at these non-white fools and their behaviour during crises. Of course this Jewish crisis was invented to begin with, but look at these morons. This woman is as out of touch with reality as South Africa's leaders. These people are dumber than planks. Jews are behind this. Jan]

April 21, 2020

A new bout of mind-boggling economic illiteracy from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By Monica Showalter
Oil prices went into negative territory yesterday, meaning there was more oil sloshing around on the market than buyers, and for the first time producers were literally offering to pay people to take it way. The prices actually went negative.

That’s an indicator of a crashed economy.

And a dinner triangle for morons. Who should show up but Boston University economics major, professional socialist, and Milton Keynes fan, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

She tweeted this:

Chuck Ross ✔ @ChuckRossDC

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My cousin’s husband was laid off from his oil field job in Western Texas even before today’s downturn. They have 3 kids. She has cancer for the second time in her life, prognosis unclear.

So no, you don’t "absolutely love to see it." https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1252319723859083267 …

Chuck Ross ✔ @ChuckRossDC

She deleted it, but here it is.

View image on Twitter Hear that? She celebrated.

Then when someone alerted her that the cheer was ill-advised, given all the oil workers who were losing their jobs, she got rid of the tweet, but in the way of a stubborn banjo-kid-level ignoramus, stood her ground. According to Fox News:

After deleting her post, Ocasio-Cortez tried again, writing: "This snapshot is being acknowledged as a turning point in the climate movement. Fossil fuels are in long-term structural decline. This along w/ low interest rates means it‘s the right time to create millions of jobs transitioning to renewable and clean energy. A key opportunity."

Throughout the day, Ocasio-Cortez has also reposted various messages essentially saying the oil crash presents an opportunity for environmentalists.

Her simpleton logic was that with the oil industry crashing, a new green energy industry would rise as a result.

It’s ridiculous. The green energy industry, such as it is, came about because of high oil prices. High oil prices meant buyers were looking for alternatives, and if oil prices were going to be high, then it might not make that much difference price-wise if one got one’s energy from wind power or ethanol or solar power or manure fires, or whatever it takes to call an energy source ‘green.’ Ocasio-Cortez, of course, has big plans to end all fossil fuel use in the country and convert it all to the pipe dream of green energy.

She reads the crash of the oil industry as the wake up call to go green.

In emitting her gaseous cheers, she demonstrated with perfect pitch that doesn’t understand the simplest laws of supply and demand.

Oil prices are crashing because people aren’t buying.

And if cheap oil can’t be so much as given away by sellers because of the lack of buyers, why would anyone want to buy more expensive green energy instead? The oil industry is literally paying people to take their oil away and nobody’s doing it because the economy is dead. And here she thinks economically battered people somehow have lots of money to pay for green energy, which even if they did, would choose overpriced, under-performing green energy instead getting oil for free? The idiocy of this creature boggles the mind.

What’s especially stupid here in this brain-of-a-seven-year old cheering is that big league socialists, the ones with real power, have always grasped the importance of high oil prices. Hugo Chavez, the late socialist dictator of Venezuela, and a clown who didn’t know a whole lot about economics either, understood that little detail. Less than 20 years earlier, he vowed to drive oil prices up to $200 a barrel and leave America prostrate by cutting off our access to oil as a means to "defeat" us. Instead of watching America grovel, he ended up with an own-goal, triggering the great fracking boom that effectively ended his capacity to use oil as a weapon. All petrotyrants went downhill after fracking transformed America into the world’s largest oil producer as well as a net exporter of energy. Vladimir Putin loves high oil prices and bankrolls greenie groups in Europe to encourage a stranglehold on fossil fuel production in the name of going green. Other socialist tinpot dictators in Africa and elsewhere also thrive on high oil prices. Not a one of them wants these prices to go down, because they recognize that high oil prices keep them in power.

But then we have Ocasio-Cortez, babe in the woods, imagining that in this hellish oil price situation, a green paradise beckons.

And speaking of power, oil also keeps the lights on in Ocasio-Cortez’s New York City, too, as Fox News noted:

Added Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas: "I don’t ‘love to see’ oil & gas workers & their rural communities suffering as a result of this devastating price collapse, @AOC. Places like West Texas & hard-working men & women in the oil patch power the bright lights of NYC… including the hospitals!"

It just doesn’t get stupider than this. Ocasio-Cortez has revealed a lot about her economic illiteracy with this ignorant tweet. It’s time for Boston University to be investigated for issuing diplomas to fools this ignorant. Nobody should pay attention to another thing to anything this blithering idiot says.

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Ben Shapiro blasts ‘moron’ AOC’s tweet celebrating oil crash: ‘What in the actual eff is she talking about?’

By Yael Halon | Fox News

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro did not hold back Tuesday in his reaction to what he called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s "absolutely asinine" tweet after U.S. oil prices turned negative on Monday for the first time in history.

"The oil prices dumped in historic fashion … so AOC immediately tweets out a couple of absolutely asinine things because she is a moron," the "Ben Shapiro Show" host said.

"I’m not gonna sugarcoat this," Shapiro went on. "Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has the IQ of a Kumquat. Maybe a loquat on the upper end. She is just an idiot."

"You absolutely love to see it," Ocasio-Cortez’s since-deleted tweet read in response to a post which stated: "Oil prices now at ‘negative values.’”

"This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough*," she continued.

"I’m not sure why she’s coughing," Shapiro mocked in response. "I hope that all is well with AOC’s health, but to celebrate ‘You’d actually love to see’ the collapse of the oil industry that supports tens of thousands of American jobs? Really? That’s good?" he asked.

Ocasio-Cortez has pushed to radically restructure the U.S. economy with what progressives call a “Green New Deal,” which could cost as much as $93 trillion, according to a study co-authored by the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

"This is sort of like saying….you can walk into a supermarket and just pick up bags of chocolate…have you ever thought of a better time to buy kale?"

— Ben Shapiro, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’

After receiving backlash for her initial tweet, the Democratic "Squad" member attempted to clarify her remarks and promote her green energy initiative in a new tweet that prompted Shapiro to ask "What the actual eff is she talking about?"

"Now is the time to create millions of good jobs building out the infrastructure and clean energy necessary to save our planet for future generations. For our economy, our planet, and our future, we need a #GreenNewDeal," Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

"Fossil fuels are in long-term structural decline. This along w/ low interest rates means it‘s the right time to create millions of jobs transitioning to renewable and clean energy," she added. "A key opportunity."

"What in the actual eff is she talking about? Shapiro responded. "They’re paying you to take oil and she’s like, ‘This is a great time to invest in windmills.’"

"Was she dropped on her head as a small child? When the price of oil is zero, that is a horrible time to invest in windmills and green energy," the fired up commentator went on.

"This is sort of like saying, ‘Did you see there’s a glut in the market of chocolate right now? The price is zero. you can walk into a supermarket and just pick up bags of chocolate. Have you ever thought of a better time to buy kale?’"

Shapiro further questioned Ocasio-Cortez’s logic, which he believes represents her "confirmation bias" to push her progressive agendas as the country tries to navigate the economic impact of the coronavirus.

"What? Now’s a great time to fill up your car, now’s a horrible time to invest in expensive alternatives. Does she not understand…?"

He concluded, "Are you buying an energy-efficient vehicle for more money when the price of oil is zero? She’s a full-scale idiot … but again this is confirmation bias at work. She is just confirming her priors … and it does make you suspicious that people are not being honest about broad-scale public policies."

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this report.

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