WATCH: Whoopi Rips Ocasio-Cortez; ‘Learn the Job’
Whoopi Goldberg lashed out at the Ocasio-Cortez on Monday during their morning show, venting frustrations with the new and inexperienced congresswoman.
She warned freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that she should learn her job as a congresswomen before she tells others what to do.
Whoopie was mad that she had been “pooping on” other Democrats because they do not agree with her radically liberal ideology.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Television host Whoopi Goldberg warned freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that she should learn her job as a congresswomen before she tells others what to do.
“You just got in there, and I know you’ve got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job, because there are people in that party who have been working their tails off for this country. They know a lot, and you could learn some stuff from them,” Goldberg said while co-hosting “The View.” “Before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you’ve got to do something, too.”
Goldberg was reacting to Ocasio-Cortez’s “60 Minutes” interview, which aired Sunday, in which the newly sworn-in congresswoman explained her intentions to support Democratic primary candidates who seek to unseat incumbent Democrats.
Reps for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on “The View” host’s remarks.
“There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their asses to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need,” Goldberg said.
In the interview on CBS, Anderson Cooper mostly handled her with kid gloves.
He did finally press her on one topic, however, and that was her penchant for “misspeaking” when it comes to the facts and figures of her proposals. This was the result.
COOPER: One of the criticisms of you is that– that your math is fuzzy. The Washington Post recently awarded you four Pinocchios —
OCASIO-CORTEZ: Oh my goodness —
COOPER: — for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees. I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.
A Green New Deal, is being prominently promoted by Ocasio-Cortez. She has a few Liberal Democrats around the country encouraging the idea.
The Green New Deal is a sweeping set of policy goals to combat the effects of climate change. The deal at present is a set of largely amorphous and aspirational goals set out in a document.
The list includes goals like “eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries”. It would also mean “meeting 100 percent of national power demand through renewable sources.”
The specifics of the plan have no chance of passing, though her document states that one of the goals of the committee is to present legislative language by March 2020. That would be in the midst of the presidential election. The idea would be to start passing bills if Democrats are able to control Congress and the White House.
Ocasio-Cortez has also introduced a target of a 70% top federal tax rate. T some a total of 85% of their income taxed between state and federal taxes.
Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The group bills itself as the largest socialist organization in the U.S.
She told Vogue magazine that socialism, to her, means:
“democratic participation in our economic dignity, and our economic, social and racial dignity. To me, what socialism means is to guarantee a basic level of dignity.”