Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the college-educated bartender who got elected to Congress, created a firestorm on Twitter by suggesting that Americans can’t pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
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“This idea of a bootstrap – you know this idea, this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke,”she said. “Because, it’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces. It’s physically impossible. The whole thing is a joke.”
This is a grown women who once confessed that she was terrified of a garbage disposal. Conservatives were quick to ridicule AOC’s bizarre comment.
“Making comedy writers obsolete, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says we shouldn’t listen to those who say ‘pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.’ She said ‘it’s physically impossible!’ I’m assuming she tried it, which I would have paid money to watch,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said.
In 2012 President Obama made a similar assertion – that Americans are not capable of pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” Obama said.
The American Dream is a young person free to forge their path in life without government intervention. The American nightmare is the exact office.
Remember what President Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”
Folks, I’d rather to be pulled up by a bootstrap than held down by a government jackboot.
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