This past week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a group of radical anti-gentrification activists screwed NYC out of untold millions worth of tax revenues, and 25,000 new jobs. Amazon was going to put a second headquarters in NYC.
Now they’re not. Amazon has run screaming from New York, stating that they “don’t want to work” in such an environment.
As a result, there was finally a concerted backlash from the center-left against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : It began when Amazon execs criticized Cortez as the radical leftwing moonbat that she unmistakably is. (They were a bit more tactful in their language, though, of course.) Governor Cuomo criticized AOC. Even Cher–no rightwing Republican, in anyone’s estimation–lamented the loss for New York City.
Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez skipped blithely to her office, and waxed poetic about how “people power” had chased a major source of tax revenues and jobs from the Big Apple.
(BTW: There is an Amazon center in Hebron, Kentucky, not far from where I live. I’ve met a number of people who work there. Most of them have told me that the jobs are pretty good. But then, Kentucky doesn’t elect idiots like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the House of Representatives.)
Of course AOC thinks that chasing Amazon out was a great move. She’s a card-carrying member of the DSA, the Democratic Socialists of America. She doesn’t want people working for big corporations at all. Or little corporations. Or mom-and-pop grocery stores. In her glassy-eyed vision of America, everyone works for the government. (With her in charge of it all, of course).
AOC has been the darling of the leftwing media since she first appeared on the scene in the summer of last year. Since her election to the House of Representatives last November, hardly a day has passed without a hagiographic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez story on CNN.
But New York’s loss of the Amazon headquarters (thanks, in no small part, to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) has been a reality check. This is a demonstration that ideas have consequences. And when you elect radicals to Congress, your district pays a radical price.
This week, New Yorkers paid that price.