Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is all the rage on the left end of the political spectrum with DNC Chairman Tom Perez labeling her the ‘future’ for the Democrats. But a little research has revealed that not so long ago, the twenty-something was a committed capitalist with social media posts lauding Adam Smith’s tomes on the free market. Whatever caused her to turn to the dark side and drink the socialist Kool-Aid we may never know. But it may suffice to conclude that she’s highly confused or perhaps even a bit schizophrenic and hypocritical…just like her party.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Socialist House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old former bartender whom Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez calls the “future of our party,” once claimed to be a classic capitalist.
During her days at Boston University, she co-founded a student-run publication called Culture Shock. Fox News reviewed some of the posts she wrote there and found some fascinating things.
In one blog post from 2009, Ocasio-Cortez wrote that she “believes” in “Adam Smith’s analyses.”
“Ocasio-Cortez’s claim of being a follower of a pro-capitalist economist will surely raise questions about her authenticity, as Smith, the 18th century Scottish economist, advocated free-market capitalism and opposed government regulations – contrary to what Ocasio-Cortez, a card-carrying Democratic Socialists of America member, now pitches on the campaign trail,” Fox reports.
“There’s just no doubt about it,” Howard Husock, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, told Fox News about Smith being a polar opposite of the New York socialist.