Ocasio-Cortez: A closet capitalist

Ocasio-Cortez: A closet capitalist
She spent the entire evening with her head swiveled around so that she could gauge the reaction. (Images: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – When it comes right down to it, she’s your typical D.C. pol, willing to milk the job for all its worth to amass a personal fortune and enrich her pals.]

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York may play the role of the young, clear-eyed socialist. The humble “working-class” woman of color. The scourge of capitalists everywhere.

But when it comes to indulging in the trappings of the high life and generating wealth for both herself and her friends, she is as shameless and shrewd as the most unscrupulous oil baron.

The congresswoman caused a splash this week with her appearance at the 2021 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala, a gathering of the ultra-elite, famous for its aggressive displays of wealth.

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Ocasio-Cortez attended the event wearing a designer dress bearing the slogan, “Tax the rich.” She also posed for photos holding a $995 handbag emblazoned with the same phrase. The dress and the handbag were provided by Brother Vellies founder Aurora James, a Canadian-born designer whom the congresswoman weirdly describes as a “black woman immigrant.”

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