I suppose if you want people to join a socialist revolution, work ethic of the population is something that would get in the way.
But that appears to be what New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was saying over the weekend in a series of Tweets online.
Here’s what happened.
A mother posted this Tweet:
You can't see it the way Twitter crops the photo, but if you click in and view the whole photo, you will see this:
The text reads:
Trying to get a job ASAP so this Kiddo can have Health Insurance, if you see anything send it my way PLEASE!
An all-American message!
It's the heart of what we do here in America, we work hard for what we need.
Those who work hard can rise up and achieve in America!
You'd think this woman would have received a lot of praise for the post, and make no mistake she did.....but not from Ocasio-Cortez who used it instead to spin her socialist ideals.
Here was AOC's stunning response:
It is truly not okay that posts like these are the everyday reality in the United States, and that some consider the notion of changing it for the better as “controversial” or “divisive.”
Our “normal” is not normal. A better world is possible, and it will come if we work for it.
Are you kidding me?
It's not ok to work for what you need?
The government should just hand it to you?
The backlash on Twitter (from people who I'm guessing work hard for what they get) came fast:
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