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Even the Democrats don’t seem to happy with Ocasio-Cortez.
The far-left host of the “Morning Joe” talk show panel on MSNBC show really laid into her in the most recent show.
From the Western Journal:
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel criticized New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday, and said her lack of knowledge makes them cringe.
The panel was discussing Ocasio-Cortez’s opposition to Amazon’s proposed headquarters in New York, when guest Susan Del Percio highlighted her economic inexperience.
“What’s shocking to me is yet once again (Ocasio-Cortez) shows how little she understands not just economics but even unemployment,” she said.
“She’s the one who said the reason unemployment is so low is because a lot of people have two jobs. She needs to learn basic things about what it is to be a representative.”
“Just because she has a progressive agenda, which some people like, does not mean she has the city’s best interest,” Del Percio continued.
“What she showed me … is that she only cares about herself, not about her colleagues and Carolyn Maloney and definitely not about the people she represents because those people would be getting jobs as well.”
“In this case it’s the political experience … Obviously the issue is complicated. Obviously there was a lot of support for what she was talking about on the local level.”
“It is always more complicated but in politics it’s clear and she needs to follow some of the more successful, more mature members,” Brzezinski said.
“I would suggest Nancy Pelosi would be a great example, but you don’t know what you don’t know and you’re going to step in it if you’re not careful. And they have a few times.”
“I watch AOC with a lot of hope but I’m also cringing, because I would love to give her some advice,” she continued.
Watch it here:
And from The Wrap:
The set of “Morning Joe” was not happy about the decision by Amazon to pull out of their new planned headquarters in New York City yesterday, laying the blame for the decision at the feet of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fellow recalcitrant progressive lawmakers.
On set there was near unanimity that Ocasio-Cortez did not understand the broader situation and was unfamiliar with basic economics.
“The protests that we saw were to get on AOC’s bandwagon. And what’s shocking to me is yet once again she shows how little she understands, about not just economics, but even unemployment,” show mainstay Susan Del Percio said. “Just because she has a progressive agenda, which some people like, does not mean she has the city’s best interests. What she showed me today, or yesterday, is that she only cares about herself.”
On set, there was also much discussion about how public polling generally showed that ordinary New Yorkers had supported Amazon’s plan, including large majorities of black and Latino voters.
“End of the line, the people who wanted the jobs the least to come to the area were white elites in Manhattan, according to all of the polls,” Joe Scarborough added.
Even Mika Brzezinski, typically sympathetic to Ocasio-Cortez, said the whole situation made her “cringe.”
“She needs to follow some of the more successful more mature members. I would suggest Nancy Pelosi would be a great example,” she said. “But you don’t know what you don’t know and you’re going to step in it if you’re not careful. And they have a few times. I watch AOC with a lot of hope, but I’m also cringing because I’d love to give her some advice.”
Reps for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to request for comment.
On Thursday, Amazon officially made the momentous decision, with the company citing New York City’s hostile political climate as a cause.
“While polls show that 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City,” Amazon said in a statement.
Though she took heat from the political class, AOC was celebrated by her base after the pullout and exulted on Twitter when the decision was announced.
And from The Hill:
A panelist on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday for cheering Amazon’s decision to cancel its plans for a second headquarters in New York City, stating it was "shocking" to them "how little she understands not just economics but even unemployment."
The day before, Amazon announced it was pulling out of plans for Long Island City, located in Ocasio-Cortez's 14th District, a move the freshman lawmaker said shows “everyday Americans still have the power to organize and ... can have more say than the richest man in the world,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
“What’s shocking to me is once again she shows how little she understands not just economics but even unemployment," GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said on the show Friday. "She’s the one who said the reason unemployment is so low is because a lot of people have two jobs. She needs to learn basic things about what it is to be a representative."
"When you look at what happens in New York City and New York state, we’re losing people like crazy," she added. "We are going to lose our influence in Washington during the next redistricting because we’ll lose one to two congressional seats. Now we’re telling business don’t come here."
"Just because she has a progressive agenda, which some people like, does not man she has the city’s best interest," Del Percio concluded. "She showed me she only cares about herself and not about her colleagues ... and not about the people she represents because those people would be getting jobs themselves.”
Co-host Joe Scarborough had slammed "right-wing commentators" last week for "obsessively reporting" on Ocasio-Cortez, saying progressives do not represent the will of the Democratic Party.