Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s newest defense of her wacky ideas is that they’re just “dry humor” and “sarcasm.” We should take her seriously but not literally, I guess.
Ocasio-Cortez got roasted over the weekend after saying her tax-the-rich scheme would only apply to “like ten people.” Sunday she checked in to say that it was just a joke, and moreover her previous remark about the world ending in 12 years was also a joke. Moreover, anyone who didn’t get that these were jokes is an idiot.
“I was just kidding haha” is a strange stance for someone seemingly as earnest and determined as Ocasio-Cortez. She didn’t seem to be kidding when on March 29 she said dramatically and with great emphasis on MSNBC, “We’ve got 12. Years. To turn it. Around….when we actually finally pass something, it is a wimpy carbon tax and our kids are doomed.”
Kyle Smith – National Review – May 13, 2019.