Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once again demonstrated her hatred for the truth when she blustered about the 22nd Amendment and how “they” had to limit presidential terms to prevent Franklin Delano Roosevelt from getting reelected. This is, of course, a bald-faced lie. FDR could not have been reelected even if the 22nd Amendment had never been ratified. He died three months into his fourth term, six years before it was ratified.
But the truth has never been an obstacle to overcome for the freshman Congresswoman.
“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.
Then came her constitutional blunder.
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected,” she claimed.
There’s nothing worse than a politician that so willfully lies to the people. What Ocasio-Cortez fails to understand is that her followers won’t check her facts. They won’t try to comprehend history, read the Constitution, or ask questions about the validity of her claims. All they know is she says something and whatever it is, they love it.
She can’t be trusted to tell the truth about historical facts any more than she can be trusted to come up with a plan to solve our economic, healthcare, and climate change problems. Anyone who is that averse to the truth has no business being in the House of Representatives.
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Most will attribute this to a lack of knowledge, but here’s the thing. If she or her handlers are really that ignorant of facts from the past, what makes anyone believe they have valid opinions about our future?
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