It’s only Wednesday morning, the Democratic debates haven’t even started yet, and already, I have to do another Leftist Lunacy List just to catch up with the crazy news since Monday.
Leftist Lunacy List Item #1:
You won’t be surprised to learn that both of these stories have a connection to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is becoming the Typhoid Mary of political insanity. The first involves her giving a public “right on!” to 547 employees of the Wayfair furniture company who are threatening to walk out if the company fulfills a $200,000 order to provide more beds for kids in overcrowded border detention camps.
AOC tweeted in solidarity:
“Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children. They asked the company to stop. CEO said no. Tomorrow, they‘re walking out. This is what solidarity looks like - a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it.”
Wow. This is not what solidarity looks like, it’s what stupidity looks like. Let’s try to unravel this Gordian knot of idiocy:
First of all, I know AOC doesn’t have kids, but let me assure her that no matter what they might claim at bedtime, beds do not “cage children.” Beds give children a place to sleep comfortably. Aren’t all you leftists the ones expressing outrage as you pass around photos of detainee kids sleeping on “concrete floors” (photos with the time stamps carefully removed so we don’t notice they’re from the Obama Administration)? And now, you’re claiming that providing them with comfortable beds is some form of torture.
What else should we not provide for them so that you can signal your virtue by refusing to be involved in making their lives easier? You were also yelling about them not having toothpaste and soap. Should Procter & Gamble employees threaten to strike rather than send them those items? And how can all the providers of food, beverages, plumbing services, etc.., live with themselves? They should all quit if their employers insist on continuing to provide those migrant kids with the basic necessities of life. That'll help those poor kids
I would suggest that these people should think twice about this tactic, but that implies that they thought once.
Leftist Lunacy List Item #2:
The Democratic Presidential candidates who are promising to cancel trillions of dollars of student debt or spend tens of trillions to improve the weather aren’t the only ones who pluck numbers out of the air the way a magician plucks coins out of people’s ears (and how many magicians would it take to pay for their proposals? Just pick a number out of the air.)
Rosie O’Donnell joined the trend on a Bravo interview show where she promoted an upcoming protest of our illegal immigration policies by not only declaring that “legitimate scholars who study genocide” agree with AOC that our detention centers are concentration camps (FYI: No, “legitimate scholars” don’t), but that “there are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state.” With 50 states, that would total over 5,000,000 detention camps. No wonder our immigration enforcement budget is strained!
She went on: “There’s between 10,000 and 13,000 children, that could fill Radio City Music Hall twice. That's how many children unaccompanied alone in these camps.”
Using the 13,000 figure and 5 million camps, that works out to 384.6 camps per child. Considering one of our biggest problems is overcrowding, that would seem to be a red flag on the math. But I did do something that few leftist commenters on this topic ever do: I checked a claim for factual accuracy. The maximum seating capacity of Radio City Music Hall is indeed 6,015.
So give Rosie credit: she was right about that.