Monumental stupidity: Ocasio-Cortez sparks blowback after comparing puppies to children during paid family leave debate
We lost IQ points…
OPINION– (TNS) Like Clark Griswold’s “Jelly-of-the-Month Club,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is the political gift (to conservatives) that just keeps on giving all year long.
Just when we think this upstart socialist bartender has said the dumbest thing she or anyone else could ever possibly say, she follows it up with something even more stupid.
For instance, did you know that when it comes to paid family leave, there really isn’t any difference between raising puppies and raising newborns?
Oh, yes. There isn’t — if you’re Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made a puzzling argument on Tuesday in order to counter a conservative nonprofit’s argument about free markets providing paid family leave.
“Do we know how long puppies are allowed to stay with their mothers after a dog has given birth?” she asked during a House Oversight Committee hearing on paid leave.
“Uh, eight weeks. So, the market has decided that women and people who give birth deserve less time with their children than a dog,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez seemed to be referring to the practice of breeders keeping puppies until they reach 8 weeks of age, at which point they’re sold and likely never see their parents again.
She made those comments in an apparent attempt to dispute Heritage Foundation scholar Rachel Greszler, who had advocated businesses and workers negotiating their own terms for wages and paid leave.
So, a scholar — an expert in this subject — testifies that employees and employers ought to work out this family leave thing on their own, without any interference or mandates from the omnipresent federal government, and Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘well-thought-out counter argument’ is to compare kids to kennels.
And she just thought she made the bestest point ever in Congress, like, ever.
Thinking she's being clever at a House Oversight Committee, AOC makes a bizarre comparison between dog breeding and raising children, appears to suggest that dogs are given rights to raise their puppies for a certain length of time. Uhmm…? pic.twitter.com/tUObnX3xKP
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) December 11, 2019
Missy, you’re not smart. We know, you think you are and you’re told that you are by people swirling about in your hemisphere. But really…you’re not. You are a LUNATIC!
Anything that's free, eh? Puppies aren't human infants, and babies aren't separated from their mothers. Once a mother goes back to work she gets to go home at the end of her work day to spend the next 16 hours with her baby, weekends too.
Where do you come up with this stuff?
— NYer (@ThomB01) December 10, 2019
The party of abortion, standing up for the rights of new mothers? We're officially through the looking glass.
It’s not the government’s job to work these things out between employers and employees. And in today’s extremely tight job market, which is getting tighter and more competitive thanks to President Donald Trump’s free-market policies, if companies want to attract better workers they will offer better pay and better benefits.
And all without your goofy dog logic.
Portions of this article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.
*Some edits have been made.
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