Ocasio-Cortez celebrates negative oil price: “You absolutely love to see it”

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on April 20, 2020

First-term Democratic Representative of New York’s 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted out today, in a now-deleted tweet that “You absolutely love to see it” in response to the falling oil price and market contractions.


Not seeming to recognize the actual tragedy of an oil patch falling on hard times along with the individuals who provide for their families working oil jobs, Ocasio-Cortez used the bad news to push her often mocked Green New Deal plan.

The naive Congresswoman said later on in the deleted tweet, “This along with the record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough*,” seemingly unaware of how unreliable and expensive green energy and infrastructure are.”

She may want to reevaluate why she is so giddy over people losing their jobs. Even if she is a big supporter of renewable resources and green technology she should be expected to be less feckless in how she responds to what could signal many people losing their livelihoods as an elected official. 

After deleting the first tweet, Ocasio-Cortez later said that the oil price drop was a “turning point” on climate change, although the previous tone deaf attitude towards actual working people is stunning.

Cortez had also retweeted someone specifically celebrating the tanking of the Alberta oil industry during the COVID19 crisis. 

Imagine actually feeling all warm and fuzzy inside because the massive decline in oil jobs is pushing forward your radical environmentalist agenda? The lack of empathy or self awareness is stunning. 

For someone like Ocasio-Cortez, who is a Democratic Socialist claiming to be an advocate for working class people, she sure takes a lot of pleasure in working class people being hurt if they don’t line up with her politically.

It shows the sad state of politics that Ocasio-Cortez will likely reelected in her New York Congressional district in 2020, and it likely won’t be very close.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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