Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been running as a Democrat in New York, has gained international acclaim for her unexpected defeat of an incumbent, her inspiring campaign ads, her expressive style, and her willingness to promise abundant freebies without a workable plan on who is going to pay for them.
She’s also gained a lot of attention for being unable to defend her far-left positions as she continues to be the darling of the more progressive wing of the Democratic party.
Watch what happens, though, when “Don’t Walk, RUN! Productions compares some of Ocasio-Cortez’ wildest claims with facts. It’s hilarious:
As harsh as that video may seem, it would doubtlessly pale in comparison to what a head-to-head debate with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro would be like. In fact, Shapiro is asking the young socialist for just that, and he’s trying to lure her in with some hefty incentive.
According to Fox News, Shapiro is offering to donate $10,000 to Ocasio-Cortez’ campaign if she enters the debate ring with him for just one hour.
“Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I’m really excited that you’ve been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues. You’ve noted that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you,” he said.
“Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I’m willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special. We can have an hour long conversation about all the topics under the sun, really probe your belief system,” he continued.
There’s been no word yet if she’s accepted.
Ocasio-Cortez’ shining stardom has also not sufficiently illuminated most of the candidates she’s endorsed either. Out of the six candidates she vocally threw her support behind, only two have won their primaries, according to the New York Post.
One of the endorsed candidates who did win, though, is Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. If she wins in the midterm elections, she’ll become the first Muslim U.S. congresswoman. Ocasio-Cortez rallied for her alongside none other than far-left pro-Palestinian “Women’s March” activist Linda Sarsour.
Interestingly enough, when former President Obama recently released his own list of endorsements for the upcoming midterm elections, one name was notably Ocasio-Cortez. The omission matched a growing dissatisfaction among many establishment Democrats with the socialist radical becoming the new face of the Democratic Party.