Her hypocrisy is showing: Ocasio-Cortez rails out against funding from billionaires

Her hypocrisy is showing: Ocasio-Cortez rails out against funding from billionaires

Democrats’ enemies list grows apace. In an interview on Friday, propagandist Michael Moore warned his fellow libs that “any time you see three white guys walking at you, down the street toward you, two of them voted for Trump. You need to move over to the other sidewalk because these are not good people that are walking toward you. You should be afraid of them.”

The latest group to be added to the list is billionaires, most of whom, conveniently, happen to be white. The sounder of the alarm this time was darling of the Left Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. While warming up the crowd for Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles a week ago, the freshman congresswoman said:

For anyone who accuses us for [sic] instituting purity tests, it is called having values. It is called having standards for your conduct to not be funded by billionaires but to be funded by the people, which is different!

Just one small problem: Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign accepted the maximum donation of $2,700 from billionaire Tom Steyer.

Fox News Channel’s Julie Banderas mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s words, telling guest and former D.C. Democratic Party Chairman Scott Bolden:

It is called having a bad memory, apparently. Is this totally hypocritical? Could this hurt Bernie Sanders? When he has AOC railing against billionaire money when she herself has benefited from billionaire donations?

Bolden attempted to counter by exclaiming “It is called winning, and you can’t win without money.” But this argument just reinforces Banderas’s point. If billionaires are an evil to be avoided, there is no way of justifying accepting any amount from them just as there is no way of campaigning for a white man if all whites are to be avoided.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."