Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is selling a $58 Sweatshirt with the slogan “Tax the Rich” to which she received some harsh criticism online.
AOC made the black sweatshirts available for pre-order on Wednesday night saying they are “made in the US with dignified, union jobs paying living wages.”
Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweatshirt pic.twitter.com/PpVaBl8J6V
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 3, 2020
“Selling a $58 sweatshirt to own the capitalists is the most AOC thing ever,” Eddie Zipperer, who teaches political science at Georgia Military College, wrote on Twitter.
“Hey AOC I can’t afford this sweatshirt [right now], you got a coupon code for the non-rich?” the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Mary Margaret Olohan wrote on Twitter.
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) December 3, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez was quick to hit back against the critics.
“Republicans are freaking out [because] we don’t use slave-wage labor for merch that funds grassroots organizing. But what’s the difference between Trump’s merch and ours? Ours is made in the US. ([and] for GOP who joke that we [should] give [shirts] for free, we actually do – just volunteer),” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Republicans are freaking out bc we don’t use slave-wage labor for merch that funds grassroots organizing.
But what’s the difference between Trump’s merch and ours?
Ours is made in the US. ????????
(& for GOP who joke that we shld give ???? for free, we actually do – just volunteer ????) https://t.co/35DnbFYQyC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 3, 2020
It’s always interesting to watch someone who supposedly went to school for economics completely misunderstand the basic workings of capitalism.
Obama Criticizes "Defund The Police" Agenda in Online Interview, Says it Hurt the Democrat Party
In an online interview former President Barack Obama didn’t hold back his criticisms of the outrageous and dangerous “Defund the Police” movement pushed by the Democrat party.
Speaking on Snapchat’s “Good Luck America” with Peter Hamby, Obama accused anti-police activists of not reaching a broader audience since they are too busy trying to please one another.
“You lost a big audience the minute you say it,” he said of the slogan.
“The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?” Obama told Hamby, according to Axios.
Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden, alienated “defund the police” activists in the Democratic Party when he said during his presidential run that he didn’t support the effort – even though he claimed to support banning chokeholds and creating a national police oversight committee.
Police department policies and behaviors have drawn intense scrutiny nationwide following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – as well as protests and rioting in multiple cities.
Progressive lawmakers such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have voiced support for the defund movement. Both initially opposed Biden’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, backing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., instead.
But moderate Democrats including House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., have called the defund effort left-wing “foolishness,” and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, alleged it “hurt a lot of our candidates” in the Nov. 3 elections.
Who would have known that saying “Defund the Police” would backfire? I guess democrats haven’t learned that trying to one-up each other in their social justice warrior echo chambers does not appeal to the rest of America.
A WHOPPING 56% of Americans Say They are Better off Today (Mid-Pandemic) than Under Obama-Biden
A recent Gallup survey found that a whopping 56 percent of Americans say they are better off now under President Trump–in the middle of a pandemic–than they were four years ago when President Obama was in office.
During his presidential campaign in 1980, Ronald Reagan asked Americans, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Since then, this question has served as a key standard that sitting presidents running for reelection have been held to.
Gallup’s most recent survey found a clear majority of registered voters (56%) saying they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.
The Gallup Poll has just come out with the incredible finding that 56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (OBiden). Highest number on record! Pretty amazing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
Gallup compared the 56 percent number to 2012, during the Obama-Biden Administration when just 45 percent of Americans could say they felt they were better off. In 2004, 47 percent of Americans said they were better off and in 1992, that number was at 38 percent.
President Trump responded to the news, writing on Twitter, “The Gallup Poll has just come out with the incredible finding that 56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (Biden). The highest number on record! Pretty amazing!”