Ocasio-Cortez

March 5, 2019

I try not to fall for the trap of commenting on every jaw-dropping statement by “Democratic” socialist media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because there are other stories to cover and, frankly, I’d just be doing that all day.  But there are two AOC-related stories today that cry out for public exposure.  One is funny but revealing.  The other, potentially monumental.

Funny one first:  Everything AOC knows about economics she must’ve learned from Boston University professors, because her mom obviously knows a lot more about the real world than she does.  In an interview with the Daily Mail, her mother, who likes to be known as “BOC” (for Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, not Blue Oyster Cult) freely admitted that she fled New York for Florida to escape the high taxes in the deep blue state. 

While her daughter thinks taxes should be even higher, her mom said, “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here.”


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Notice how she not only fled New York like many others to escape high taxes, but she associates those taxes with “stress” – stress put on her by liberal policies, even though she’s hardly a “billionaire.” 

Before AOC starts saying, “Moooom! You’re embarrassing me!” it should be noted that BOC also defended her daughter by saying, “She wasn’t raised to be a socialist. That’s not how Puerto Ricans are. She’s a Democratic socialist, and it’s very different.”  Congratulations to AOC for managing to pull the wool over her mom’s eyes about “Democratic” socialism, the same way some daughters convince their moms that their boyfriend isn’t a “hood,” he’s a good Christian boy who just happens to like leather and motorcycles.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-mom-moved-to-florida-to-escape-nycs-property-taxes

 

 

But now, we turn to the potentially major serious news.  I halfway defended AOC recently when she came under fire for possible campaign finance violations, because I had a futile hope that maybe it would make her see how easy it is to weaponize confusing federal laws and regulations.  We say we want people who are political outsiders to go to Washington, but when one actually breaks through like Trump, his opponents immediately start combing through everything he ever did, trying to find some obscure federal rule he broke when he never even imagined he’d ever enter politics.  I’d hoped that getting that kind of scrutiny might make AOC more sympathetic to the argument that we have too many regulations.  Apparently, it hasn’t. 

But now, it seems as if the complaints of campaign finance irregularities against her might be far more serious than they first appeared. She might have been able to deflect the questions about her staff salaries, her living arrangements and her boyfriend’s paycheck by claiming she was being unfairly harassed.  But this story about her top aide allegedly funneling over $1 million in donations to his private company is the kind of thing that makes the feds really take notice.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/44222/bombshell-ocasio-cortezs-top-aide-funneled-1-ryan-saavedra


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Still, that was just about her staffer.  This latest investigation by the Daily Caller reports that AOC herself and that same staffer controlled a PAC that raised $1.8 million to fund leftist candidates in 2018 and was the driving force behind her primary victory, and their control of it was never disclosed to the FEC.  Having a campaign and a PAC under common control with the PAC funding the campaign, while also accepting donations in excess of what’s allowed to candidates, could potentially mean multiple violations of federal campaign finance law punishable by stiff fines and up to five years in prison.

 

There are more details at this link:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/04/ocasio-cortez-justice-democrats/

It’s also going to be hard to dispute, when the DC has a screen grab of the PAC’s website listing AOC and her aide as being the two board members with legal control of the entity, which is surely the dumbest move since Jussie Smollett allegedly paid for a fake hate crime with a personal check.

AOC had best hope that her leftist media adulation is at least as great as Hillary Clinton’s because that’s apparently what it takes to flout federal law that badly and walk away scot-free.

 

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Comments 1-25 of 37

  • Jonathan Deller

    03/11/2019 12:35 PM

    AOC is scary and funny at the same time!

  • Robin Gonsalves

    03/08/2019 02:38 AM

    She is after all a socialist
    democrat. Therefore this is just what Pelosi needs to hold over her head to reign her into formation.
    Pelosi will tell AOC that she has peeps in high place in the alphabet soup of our government that will take the blind fold off lady justice and make this all go away if she signs a piece of paper vowing her allegiance to the speaker...satans lil helper!

  • Dave Newbry

    03/06/2019 07:16 PM

    Well, you have to know that's exactly what's going to happen. The lame stream media are going to circle the wagons around AOC and most likely get the "not gross negligence" treatment arranged for her and give her that "get out of jail free card." When there's a breakdown in our legal system at that level, it seems it's always in the favor of a high profile democRAT.

  • dar kyl

    03/06/2019 09:25 AM

    NO WAY will anything happen to AOC. The Republican Party is just a branch of the Democrat Party.

  • Linda Olds

    03/06/2019 04:08 AM

    Mark Conkle, I hope you're right in saying that a correction is coming.
    If the allegations against AOC are true, and if she's excused on the grounds of youth, ignorance, or not intending to do wrong, I would have a hard time believing that there's any fairness or integrity in the system.
    On the other hand, it would make an interesting situation. Would the Democrats still be fighting to support the Green New Deal if AOC is gone, or at least discredited?

  • Mark Conkle

    03/05/2019 10:12 PM

    The sad truth is that she will probably receive, at best, a slap on the hand and it will be turned into a "poor AOC, she didnt know any better" story. The other sad truth is if I were to run for office as a newcomer, and did the exact same thing, but I am a Republican, then I would receive the maximum fine with jail time and be removed from my new office. I know it sounds like a conspiracy or cynical, but what we are all seeing every single day for 10 years now lends credence to this logical conclusion. This is why so many want to just give up but is the exact reason why we must remain strong. There is a correction coming and when it's full force hits, these government officials that continue to be self serving, rule breaking, arrogant, lying politicians will reap what they have sown. I just hope I am alive and well to see it.

  • Beatrice Cribb

    03/05/2019 07:10 PM

    Love the reference to Blue Oyster Cult. My sister is only 7 years younger than I had no clue! Can you imagine all the people who think they know everything? So funny! God bless you and your family. PTL

  • Ruby Howell

    03/05/2019 07:03 PM

    Ms.Cortez has her head in the smog cloud. She has no common sense like most in their 20's. She needs to take a civic course & learn about the heritage of the USA. She wants all this free stuff, tuition, Medicare & open borders. She has not yet to say how they will be paid for! It is obvious that NY when they voted her in lacked common sense as well. Sure she talks flowery , but she does not make sense. Things do not happen overnight.

  • Diane

    03/05/2019 06:16 PM

    The rest of the story on AOC's mother moving to Florida, my home state. I don't pay much attention when I hear another New Yorker has moved south because they usually move to the southern coast, which are more Democrat such as Broward County and their Sandy Hill school board botch-up which lead to their school shooting. But this New Yorker got my attention. She moved to my home county! Which is Republican, more rural than urban, the buffer between Orlando and the more conservative countryside of Central Florida. Welcome to Real Florida, Real Close, Blanca!

  • rodney burke

    03/05/2019 06:15 PM

    we cannot ignore AOC and her obvious ignorance. but when she commits criminal acts and acts like she is more than she really is, then we have to issue a slap down and make it hard. She needs to be an object lesson to the rest of the libs who are off the deep end mentally.

  • Anne Turner.

    03/05/2019 05:44 PM

    She’ll skate. Everyone is so busy trying to make Trump a crime boss that no one will pay attention to AOC and possible charges. Liberals get by with a lot, it is a fact of life. Clinton lies under oath, oh it’s just about sex. Trump is a known womanizer, let’s get him. Kavanaugh is accused of sexual abuse, not even rape, with one accusation and not confirming evidence, of course he’s guilty, awoman said so. Let Giv. Of ?Value, is accused by multiple women of rape which they discussed with other at the time, well we have to wait and get the facts. Hilary refers to his women as trailer park trash, vs. if it’s a conservative man, she deserves respect. It goes on and on. There is so much obvious and easy to prove criminal activity on the part of the Clintons and their supporters in Justice and the FBI but no one is interested. Much better to hunt in minute detail for something, anything on Trump. Well his term will be over and millions will have been spent to find something to support impeachment. But just you wait, the next Dem President is going to regret this ever happened unless he/she is a candidate for sainthood. Oh wait, we just had Saint Barack.

  • Anne Turner.

    03/05/2019 05:44 PM

    She’ll skate. Everyone is so busy trying to make Trump a crime boss that no one will pay attention to AOC and possible charges. Liberals get by with a lot, it is a fact of life. Clinton lies under oath, oh it’s just about sex. Trump is a known womanizer, let’s get him. Kavanaugh is accused of sexual abuse, not even rape, with one accusation and not confirming evidence, of course he’s guilty, awoman said so. Let Giv. Of ?Value, is accused by multiple women of rape which they discussed with other at the time, well we have to wait and get the facts. Hilary refers to his women as trailer park trash, vs. if it’s a conservative man, she deserves respect. It goes on and on. There is so much obvious and easy to prove criminal activity on the part of the Clintons and their supporters in Justice and the FBI but no one is interested. Much better to hunt in minute detail for something, anything on Trump. Well his term will be over and millions will have been spent to find something to support impeachment. But just you wait, the next Dem President is going to regret this ever happened unless he/she is a candidate for sainthood. Oh wait, we just had Saint Barack.

  • Jerry Merges

    03/05/2019 05:07 PM

    I could not care about that moron. Why do you or any rational human being waste a breath or a second of your life paying attention to her? Let her babble on, ignore her, and let the wind blow her away.

  • Jerry Merges

    03/05/2019 05:06 PM

    I could not care about that moron. Why do you or any rational human being waste a breath or a second of your life paying attention to her? Let her babble on, ignore her, and let the wind blow her away.

  • Judy Bunch

    03/05/2019 03:36 PM

    T Thank you. Gov. Huckabee! I needed a laugh! Now , keep us informed about President Trump. I worry about him day and night! He needs to Not Make So Many Personal Appearances! Lots of weirdos out there. He is Irriplacible to me , my family, his family, and our Great Country! Thank you, God bless you, and keep up your good work. You are one of the VERY few I trust.

  • Michael Galloway

    03/05/2019 03:20 PM

    So there we have it, more revelations and facts about AOC. Then we have Omar in Minnesota making anti-semantic continued comments. And on and on with the Democrats and all their obstruction, distractions (from what they are really doing) anti-Trump and anti-America agenda . . . . . and in all of this WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS? There are times I cringe at some of the Presidents tweets, but he has to do it to get around the liberal mainstream media and the Democrats. Maybe it is about time many more Republicans start doing the same. During the circus of Michael Cowen testifying at least you had two Republicans willing to have some kahunas and speak very forthright and assertive about what was going on with the ridiculous testimony (Rep. Jordan and Meadows). But what about all the rest of the Republicans? And Mitch McConnell in my opinion is weak at best, if not actually working for and with the Democrats!! So tired of so many Republicans who think that they should just sit back and let the Democrats run roughshod over them and say almost nothing against the evil agenda of the Democrats. If they continue to allow the tactics, obstruction, distractions of the Democrats and never really pursue and fight back, then the Republicans may well cost themselves the election in 2020. And when it comes to AOC is she going to be investigated? And what about the Governor in Virginia, already all swept under the rug? The issues of the Obama era of a very long eight years, crooked Hillary, Comey, Roseinstein, etc, etc. would be so long that if I typed them all I might be able to finish by tomorrow. The list of corruption and scandals is indeed lengthy and with no justice pursued against any of these top corrupt crooks!

    I'm waiting to see if the Republicans are actually going to have some intestinal fortitude and start fighting against the Democrats and their agenda and hypocrisy or just sit back and let it continue. Sixty three million plus Americans voted for Trump and the Republican party, but not just to watch them do almost nothing!!!

  • Norm Grodi Sr.

    03/05/2019 03:02 PM

    Those Investigating Trump,Nadler and company, should themselves be investigated. Why can't trumps lawyers start one on all the Trump haters. If the dems can witch hunt why can't the republicans. That is not anymore stupid than what the dems are doing. The House reps must be TOTALLY INSANE with hate .They should be doing their jobs not wasting Taxpayer money running after ghosts. Keep up the good work Huck

  • Samuel Martin

    03/05/2019 03:02 PM

    I am hoping she goes to jail. I still have hopes that Hillary will go to jail but nobody wants to do anything about it as they may end up dead.

  • Joseph

    03/05/2019 02:47 PM

    I'm what is known as a realist. I look at all the sides and facts and then decide what I believe. Cortez is as fake as the majority of Democrats. Her only claim to fame is she was a Bartender(nothing personal against Bartenders as I did it for awhile) so how did she get into a prestigious university like Boston. We now know that George Soros is backing her so he probably paid some large sum to the school to get her a degree or she is the product of the liberal failed policy of Affirmative Action. In either case she didn't learn anything and she did nothing but take the place of someone who really wanted an education. She is not entirely at fault as she is the product of the liberal left education system. Being Soros contributes to all the top Congress peoples campaigns she probably won't even be investigated let alone indicted.

  • Sharon Landes

    03/05/2019 02:44 PM

    Please do not give AOC any more press. I can’t read about her any more. It is just crazy making and upsetting. But I can and will pray for her. I appreciate your reports but am just sick and tired of reading about all the desperate and ridiculous things the other side keeps doing. Can we change our tactics? Think only on the positive. Philippines 4:8-9.
    SL

  • Reanne Shive

    03/05/2019 02:12 PM

    Remember in AOC world the laws and rules are for everyone else but not for her.

  • Victor Van Tress

    03/05/2019 01:49 PM

    Blue Oyster Cult ? That's funny. !!

  • BIBI

    03/05/2019 01:49 PM

    Hello Mr. Huckabee,

    Thank you for your witty, erudite analyses. I enjoy them very much indeed.

    As far as the "socialist agenda" is concerned, I could not help but recall the "Child-catcher" scene from the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (you can see it on You-Tube). The sly child-catcher offers "free lollipops" (a.ka. free Medicare, free college, free housing etc) and "Everything FREE!" to the naive kids. Once they dash out from hiding and follow him into his irresistibly decorated wagon, with much glee since everything will be "FREE", the ugly truth comes out ... Bang! The brightly colored wagon becomes a CAGE and they are trapped!

    Is that not just like the freebie lures that that AOC and her "comrades" are trying to use on us all? Perhaps this could be made into an easily understood modified video to portray the "freebies" falseness to everyone? Just an idea.
    Bless you and all the best!

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    03/05/2019 01:10 PM

    From a 69 year old Christian that likes motorcycles and leather, AOC's comment would be "Mooooom, you're LIKE embarrassing me!"

  • Lark Behrens

    03/05/2019 01:10 PM

    Hi Governor! I am sure you have read this before, but felt it was a good write up on why AOC's Green New Deal sounded so familiar! I am including the link! Take care!
    http://www.conservativehq.com/article/29799-green-new-deal-reveals-naked-truth-agenda-21