This is extraordinary. You would think that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be a favorite on Morning Joe, but even they had to obliterate her over her complete lack of understanding of basic economics.
This is entertaining:
Mediaite summed up a lot of the criticism:
The criticism started cautiously, with host Joe Scarborough ostensibly introducing the segment without naming the recently elected congresswoman by name. “New York City wasn’t handing cash to Amazon. It was an incentive program based on job creation producing tax revenue,” Scarborough said, adding “There isn’t a $3 billion pile of money that can now be spent on subways or education.”
But Donny Deutsch played his role of the “bull in a china shop” and openly invited AOC to criticize him on Twitter, because, that would likely promote his brand. Deutsch made his concerns plain, saying “we are in a dangerous place and if people in the party doesn’t start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is young and dynamic but does not know what she’s talking about, they’re going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump.”
But it was Susan Del Percio dropped the most significant diss of Rep. Ocascio-Cortez, saying “What’s shocking to me is once again she shows how little she understands not just economics but even unemployment. She’s the one who said the reason unemployment is so low is because a lot of people have two jobs. She needs to learn basic things about what it is to be a representative.”
Mika Brzezinski ended the pile-on in a nice-but-not-nice manner, saying ” I watch AOC with a lot of hope but I’m cringing, and I would love to give her some advice.”
I am honestly surprised at how stupid AOC was about this, and I really look forward to further mocking her on her future idiotic endeavors.