Ocasio-Cortez Goes After Reagan, Thinks She’s Making America Better Than Current State of ‘Garbage’

During an interview at South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW) on Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed the current state of America and former President Ronald Reagan and tried to argue her policy ideas would improve things.

“Now we’ve strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful, and just, and good, and equitable, and productive, and so I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are but where we are is not a good thing,” she said. “And this idea of like 10% better from garbage, is, shouldn’t be what we settle for.”

Watch her call America “garbage” below:

Ocasio-Cortez also took aim at President Reagan by pointing to his comments about welfare and insinuating that he was pitting “white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans”:

“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens. So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”

Watch her comments in Reagan below:

After calling the current state of America “garbage,” Ocasio-Cortez defended her far-leftist beliefs:

“I think the thing that is really hard for people to sometimes see is that when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow, just like move away from what we’ve always been, we’ll be a hundred miles, you’ll, you know you won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles. So, when someone’s talking about our core, it’s like oh this is radical, but this isn’t radical, this is what we’ve always been.”

While Ocasio-Cortez may think America’s current state is “garbage,” Americans across the country are seeing improvements to their lives as jobs return to our country, unemployment hits new lows, and workers keep more of their hard earned money due to lower taxes.


  1. This spoiled, abysmally ignorant child has been in office roughly 3 mos. She must be a child prodigy to believe she’s accomplished a single. let alone a worthwhile thing in that time

    OK, I’ll give her credit for exposing the Socialists/Commies/wannabe Fascists among the Dims with her GND. She’s even started her own “enemies list” for any Dim who does not support her. How fascist of her.

  2. President Reagan was in Office from 1981 to 1989 – 30 years ago. This ignorant Socialist twit wasn’t even thought of then. What does she know about the second greatest POTUS (before Trump) since her two dead brain cells have been on an extended vacation..

    1. When will she get through her head that it takes Capitalism to produce enough wealth for people to even THINK of socialism?

      1. That’s a tricky concept admittedly, but it stops well short of a zen axiom; still, it’s way over AOC’s goodhead.

    1. You show you are a much nicer person than me. Uninformed and disgrace are two of the nicer adjectives that I think of.

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