You’ have probably heard the saying, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Then, there is this one, the national anthem of the progressive socialist left: “Do what we say, not as we do, hypocrisy is how we roll . . . but it ain’t for you.”
Ya know, yesterday ol’ “feel da Bern” Sanders announced he was going to run for President . . . Granddaddy Socialist. But, isn’t he the same Bernie Sanders who has several lake houses up there in Vermont? Oh yeah, didn’t his wife bankrupt a college in Vermont?
Ya just cannot make this stuff up folks . . . and this story will have ya laughing it up.
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently moved into a luxury apartment complex in Washington, D.C. that does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in the New York congresswoman’s campaign platform.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who said in November that she was concerned about being able to afford rent in D.C., now earns a $174,000 annual salary and is living in a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week.
The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all. But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program.
The Washington Examiner is not naming the building or complex. In 2018, a civil rights attorney sued the Washington, D.C. government for allegedly discriminatory gentrification policies, claiming that development in Navy Yard area and other parts of southeast D.C. encouraged an influx of affluent “millennial creatives” who displaced minority residents.
Ocasio-Cortez, commonly referred to as “AOC,” repeatedly criticized luxury real estate developers during her campaign, claiming that their buildings hiked up rent prices and pushed low-income residents out of their neighborhoods.”
Yep, the little girl from Westchester County, NY has struck it rich. And I know exactly where those high rises are . . . they are along one of my DC run routes. See, I still have my DC “Batcave,” yes, my basement throwback furnished place that I adore. Why do I call it the Batcave, well, many folks still mistakenly refer to me as Adam West, the original TV Batman, and my place doesn’t have a window. But, it is comfy and cozy. It certainly does not compare to the digs of the little Miss Marxist Princess.
“We need to kick luxury real estate lobbyists to the curb and defend working people’s way of life,” Ocasio-Cortez said last March.
“Skyrocketing cost of living is a national crisis that CAN be addressed. It’s not just an NYC issue – it’s happening in every US metro area.”
Ocasio-Cortez also promised not to take campaign contributions from luxury developers during her campaign.
“It’s time we stand up to the luxury developer lobby,” she said in a speech last April. “Every official is too scared to do it – except me.”
Her new apartment complex — which boasts on its website that it vows to take “luxury apartment living” to a higher level — offers over 100,000 square feet of amenities for its residents. These include: two private massage rooms with state-of-the-art hydrotherapy beds; men’s and women’s saunas; a full-scale demonstration kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven; a 25-meter indoor lap pool; a rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the Capitol; a Peloton cycling studio with over a dozen bikes; and a fireside lounge featuring a Steinway & Sons player piano. Also included is a PGA-grade golf simulation lounge with a wrap-around screen and viewing bar that allows residents to play virtually at dozens of the world’s most exclusive golf courses with the touch of a button.
Last week, Democrats mocked President Trump for installing a new golf simulator at the White House — updating with his own money one originally installed by former President Barack Obama.”
You know what is really “rich” about this story? Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez was celebrating the fact that she was instrumental in forcing Amazon to change course in establishing a headquarters near her Congressional district. Amazon would have brought in 25K new jobs with six-figure incomes . . . hmm, the hypocrisy of socialism. These deceitful, lying elitists say one thing, yet live their lives in a totally different manner.
Back in the day, the Soviets called this the Politburo. It is all about them, not you, just obey and eat the crumbs from their table. Remember, the top 10 richest congressional districts in America are represented by Democrats. As a matter of fact, 41 out of the top 50 wealthiest congressional districts in America are represented by Democrats. So just who are the “evil rich people?”
Well, I don’t think Miss Ocasio-Cortez — who recently tried to get a government email address for her special fella — certainly is not complaining about the DC developer who owns her posh apartment building: WC Smith.
The article continues by stating:
“W. Christopher Smith, 66, the Annapolis-based CEO of WC Smith, is a Democratic donor who contributed to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and the Senate campaigns of Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-M.D., Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA., and Jane Raybould, who lost a 2018 Senate race in Nebraska. Smith donated to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., in 2017, and 11 employees of WC Smith gave $6,900 to the campaign of Muriel Bower, the Democratic mayor of D.C. In 2018, WC Smith’s vice-president of communications Ann-Marie Bairstow gave over $1300 to Act Blue earmarked in small amounts — $100 or less — for various candidates, including $50 to Ocasio-Cortez.”
Sorry folks, I cannot take this cum laude Economic degree graduate from Boston University seriously. She is just another one of the fake, phony, frauds that the left loves to elevate. Barack Obama was another huckster along the same mold. Joe Biden talked about America being an embarrassment. Sir, the real embarrassment is a political party that embraces this as their future.
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