AOC Goes Head To Head With Marco Rubio After He Attacked Democratic Socialism
When it comes to rumors, hearsay and false statements Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proven time and again that she has no tolerance. She also showed that faced with disinformation campaigns being spread by her colleagues in politics, she will do more than just fight back. She’ll serve the truth.
So there’s no surprise that when AOC saw Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spreading falsehoods she was quick to come to the rescue.
Over the weekend, after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio started to get trigger happy on Twitter, AOC stepped in.
On Sunday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio went to Twitter and announced, “Not every Democrat is a socialist. But every socialist is a democrat.” It didn’t take long for Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, to clear things up for Rubio on Twitter.
“Curious what you call GOP giving away billions in public funds to Wall St & fossil fuel companies?” she replied to Rubio. “Or what you call YOUR ability to go to Walter Reed hospital & receive socialized healthcare for free? Funny how it’s only ‘socialism’ when others get what y’all give yourselves.”
The Congresswoman went onto comment “(Also, the idea that socialists like Dems… lol).”
It didn’t take long for those with non-Democratic ties to also chime in on Rubio’s tweet.
Green Party presidential nominee Howie Hawkins tweeted that “Marco Rubio is very confused,” he replied. “The only socialists with a path to the White House are me and @AngelaNWalker on the @GreenPartyUS ecosocialist ticket.”
American political strategist and commentator, Ana Navarro-Cárdenas who is also a conservative never-Trumper replied “Not every US Senator from Florida is an embarrassing disappointment. Oh, wait….”
Rubio has made his dislike for Democratic socialism clear for years. In the past, he’s tweeted that “‘Socialism’ is incompatible with America’s founding principles because marxism is the belief that: ‘Persons of & by themselves have no value. An individual has a value only inasmuch as he is the representative of an economic category…outside of that, man has no value.’”
A socialist, in the traditional sense, is an adherent of socialism.
Socialism can be defined as “a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control.”
Recently, Business Insider broke down the difference between a ‘socialist’ and a ‘democratic socialist’ and the differences are pretty clear.
As the outlet highlights socialism can be defined as “a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control… In other words, it’s a state-controlled economy in which the state controls the means of production (factories, offices, resources, and firms). There are also forms of socialism in which the means of production are controlled and owned by workers.”
On the other hand democratic socialists, like AOC, are committed to democracy.
“Democratic socialists also believe strongly in democracy and democratic principles,” explained. “They are by no means proponents of authoritarian government systems many Americans associate socialism with.”