Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rambled on Friday that her election victory was on par with the United States landing on the moon, something that she falsely thinks was a political victory for the Democrats over the Republicans.
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks at a press conference for the far-left Sunshine Movement in Washington where she made incoherent statements.
“This is not just about a clean new deal,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is about a new deal for the United States of America.”
“Because in every moment when our country has reached the depths of darkness, in every moment when we were at the brink, at the cusp of an abyss and we did not know if we would be capable of saving ourselves, we have,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “We’ve done it. We’ve dug deep and we’ve done what we thought was impossible.”
“We went to the moon. We electrified the nation,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We digged deep and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year.”
What an utterly ridiculous comparison to make.
At a press conference this morning, Democratic socialist @Ocasio2018 compared her 2018 election victory to historical American accomplishments such as the moon landing and the Civil Rights movement. pic.twitter.com/2JMfFiTg3h
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 30, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly claimed that going to the moon was somehow a partisan achievement for the Democratic Party, despite the fact that NASA – which is not a political organization – was created by a Republican president and the U.S. landed on the moon under a Republican president.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "We are the party of King, of Roosevelt, of the ones who went to the moon!"
#1. Going to the moon was not a Republican vs. Democrat thing.
#2. It happened under President Nixon, a Republican. pic.twitter.com/jmbv40ZTb5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 7, 2018