Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionately known as AOC by the leftist mob, is underwhelmed by her party’s president’s first State of the Union Address. Deriding a delivery she describes as leaving “a little bit to be desired,” the New York representative took President Biden to task for everything from renewable energy and education to immigration and student loan debt.
“I think it was a lost opportunity,” lamented Ocasio-Cortez, noting the president focused on the Russian invasion of Ukraine without capitalizing on the chance for a shift from fossil fuels and towards green energy, a vital issue for her and her fellow progressives.
While Biden did pitch electric vehicles, the emphasis was not nearly enough for Ocasio-Cortez, who wants wind and solar energy as solutions for gas prices lurching towards a nationwide $4 a gallon average. The president’s order to release US oil reserves is a short-term solution, she said, but the bigger picture is “we shouldn’t be relying on fossil fuels.”
The president mentioned so-called “Dreamers,” people brought into the country illegally as children. Still, Ocasio-Cortez demands their families be allowed to stay as well so they will not be separated from their parents. She accused Biden of glossing over the issue of “10 to 13 million” people in the country “desperate for a path to citizenship.”
And if Biden somehow overlooked any “crisis” during his one-hour speech, his party faithful were right there to remind him before the closing credits. AOC even blasted Biden over what she labels as the “crisis in education.”
Just in case you’re wondering, what this translates to is the crisis of snowflakes going $200,000 in debt to put off adulthood and earn a worthless degree in gender studies.
And saddle taxpayers with the tab. Perhaps the more significant crisis is the two-year pause in asking borrowers to repay student loans. What’s the US unemployment rate again?
AOC was far from the only progressive Democrat to express displeasure with Biden’s talking points. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mich.) fumed in her seat while fellow Democrats stood and cheered when he stressed the newfound need to “fund” rather than “defund” the police.
Fellow “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) was more vocal than Omar, usually saying a lot. “You didn’t mention saving Black lives once in this speech,” she retorted. “All our country has done is given more funding to the police.”
She claimed that 2021 set a record for fatal police shootings while ignoring FBI data showing the US murder rate last year hit a 25-year high last year. 2021 also saw a 36% increase in law enforcement officers being fatally shot, but that’s another pesky fact the progressive from Missouri chose to ignore.