Kirsters Baish| The Democratic Party seems to be dividing, and one of those divisions seems to have an awful lot in common with socialism… including the name. A “progressive” group within the Democratic Party have labeled themselves as Democratic Socialists. We saw the trend begin back in 2016 with Senator Bernie Sanders and his running platform which boasted free health care, higher minimum wages, free college tuition, and no idea about how economics work.
Sanders’ supporters seemed to cling to his “lovable old man” persona. But, if we’re being totally honest, Sanders is a little past his prime to be heading a political movement. This is where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes into play. The 28-year-old New York politician is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Just last year, Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender, but now she has hopes of becoming the youngest woman ever elected into Congress. Last week, she won the New York Democratic congressional primary, beating out United States Representative Joe Crowley. Crowley has spent roughly two decades in Congress.
Political twists and turns almost always make the news, no matter which party it has to do with, however, when a political upset involves a young female minority beating out an older white man, you know the leftists are going to be plastering it all over their headlines. The fact that Ocasio-Cortez is a Democratic Socialist makes it all the better for them.
The 28-year-old politician has appeared on numerous television shows, including “Meet the Press” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The left love her, because she is claiming to be all for the “little guy.”
One of Ocasio-Cortez’s former coworkers has come forward to tell the truth about her, and liberals are not going to be happy. It seems that this card-carrying socialist isn’t the generous do-gooder she claims to be.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Ocasio-Cortez spent four years working at a restaurant called Flats Fix. She quit her around the start of this year to run for Congress.
According to Richard Johnson, a staff writer for The New York Post’s PageSix.com, “One waitress has a bad memory of working with Ocasio-Cortez as (she) tended bar during the very busy Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2017.
“At the end of the night, when it came time to split the $560 in tips she had gotten at the bar, Ocasio-Cortez gave the waitress only $50. After the waitress complained to her manager, her take was doubled to $100, a source said.”
Johnson quotes the waitress as saying, “It says so much about her character. from that point on, I wouldn’t talk to her. I couldn’t look at her.”
If this story that Ocasio-Cortez’s former coworker claims to be true actually is true, it means that Ocasio-Cortez sports very similar views to those of Bernie Sanders. If she were a true socialist, it would mean that she would be dividing the tip money evenly, despite anyone’s job. In the case of true socialism, it wouldn’t matter if anyone worked harder than someone else.
Bernie Sanders has successfully used his career in socialism to earn him roughly $1 million per year. He genuinely supports doling out other people’s money, but he’s quick to make sure that he is able to pocket as much as he can.
That’s a lesson in socialism for ya. Socialists are all for evenly distributing funds when it isn’t coming out of their pockets.