There is no other way to parse the words. You can’t sugarcoat rodent droppings and call them chocolate covered raisins. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Some things are just exactly what they seem to be.
We’ve never suspected and certainly never accused her of being the brightest bulb in the socket, but Cortez is
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), aka Cortez, took a chainsaw to the Constitution and factual history during an extended town hall discussion with the softball throwing MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
The town hall entered into the ‘twilight zone’ with Cortez when she was asked about her “Green New Deal”. Economics professor Mark Paul asked Cortez to list the lessons learned from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” that could be recycled for postmodern America. Cortex said there is “a lot” we can learn.
“One, is that when we look into our history when our party was boldest time of the New Deal, the Great Society, the Civil Rights Act and so on we had and carried supermajorities in the House in the Senate we carried the presidency,” the New York Democrat explained.
The she entered the realm of the unknown.
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected,” she claimed.
But that isn’t anywhere near the truth, facts, reality or historically accurate. FDR was elected to the Presidency FOUR (4) times. But he died in
So Cortez states that several years after FDR died, Republicans were so afraid of him coming back from the grave that they passed a special amendment just to keep FDR out of office, just in case, like
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which limits U.S. Presidents to two terms was approved by Congress in March of 1947, but it took almost 4 years more for the amendment to be approved by three-fourths of the states, and the 22nd Amendment was ratified in February 1951.
Time for Cortez’s math lesson. FDR died in 1945. That is 2 years BEFORE the amendment was even brought before Congress, and actually 6 years before it became the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
For a Congresswoman in the United States to be so ignorant of our own history, the Constitution and our laws, in the age of the internet is quite perplexing.
Either Cortez, or her staff, or her boyfriend, or all three, can’t read or they believe that we are so stupid that we’ll believe whatever mierda spews from her piehole. How hard is it to put into Google “when was the 22nd amendment ratified” and to be intellectually honest?
Evidently using Google is WAAAAAAY above her paygrade.