Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, is working overtime to project the working-class girl from the Bronx who “understands” blue-collar Americans and minority issues. Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th district June 26.
Trouble is, she’s far from the “middle-class’ working family the liberal media wants us to believe. Not even close.
Breitbart‘s Josh Caplan is out with a “fact check” on the Democratic Socialist’s background – only to find she grew up in one of the richest counties in the United States.
Around the age of five, Alexandria’s architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the “planned community” of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County. The New York Times describes her childhood home as “a modest two-bedroom house on a quiet street.” In a 1999 profile of the area, when Ocasio-Cortez would have been ten years old, the Times lauded Yorktown Heights’ “diversity of housing in a scenic setting” – complete with two golf courses.
The paper quoted Linda Cooper, the town supervisor, describing Yorktown as ”a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.”
Westchester County – which the Washington Post, in a glowing profile on Ocasio-Cortez, described as only “middle class” –ranks #8 in the nation for the counties with the “highest average incomes among the wealthiest one percent of residents.” According to the Economic Policy Institute, the county’s average annual income of the top one percent is a staggering $4,326,049.
Yorktown Heights, specifically, offers a sharp contrast from Bronx living. According to USA.com, the town’s population is 81 percent white, and median household income is $96,413 – nearly double the average for both New York state and the nation, according to data from 2010-2014
She has already learned the tricks of the trade of misinformation and disinformation–okay, and lying to the public through a more-than willing liberal media. She will no doubt be a “good” politician. If the media has any thing to say about it (and they most certainly will) she’s on the fast track to D.C. Just think of a young Feinstein or Polosi or (heaven forbid) Clinton.
It’s typical Marxist-Socialist-Communist-Progressive-Liberal standard operating procedure: Keep telling people they are not able or capable to govern themselves, ruin the education system so upcoming generations are dumbed-down enough to believe it, take over the colleges and universities and make them training camps for political activists –both violent and civil, control the media, pervert religion and control the churches, and above all, disarm the local population.
It’s happening now. I believe if enough of us don’t support President Trump and his administration, and fail to get him elected again (or someone like Mike Pence), this country will not last another 4 years.