"Girl From The Bronx" Ocasio-Cortez Called Out In Fact Check; Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave

The Democratic Party's rising socialist icon - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been on an intense media junket since her upset primary victory over establishment Democrat Joe Crowley this week - doing her darnedest to project her "girl from the Bronx" working-class image.

“Well, you know, the president is from Queens, and with all due respect — half of my district is from Queens — I don’t think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez told Stephen Colbert during an appearance on The Late Show

The socialist phenom also told the Washington Post "I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family — mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny."

Except Ocasio-Cortez isn't quite the blue-collar champion she's branding herself as. Breitbart's Josh Caplan is out with a "fact check" on the Democratic Socialist's background - only to find she grew up in one of the richest counties in the United States

Around the age of five, Alexandria’s architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the “planned community” of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County. The New York Times describes her childhood home as “a modest two-bedroom house on a quiet street.” In a 1999 profile of the area, when Ocasio-Cortez would have been ten years old, the Times lauded Yorktown Heights’ “diversity of housing in a scenic setting” – complete with two golf courses.

The paper quoted Linda Cooper, the town supervisor, describing Yorktown as ”a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.

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Westchester County – which the Washington Post, in a glowing profile on Ocasio-Cortez, describes as only “middle class” – ranks #8 in the nation for the counties with the “highest average incomes among the wealthiest one percent of residents.” According to the Economic Policy Institute, the county’s average annual income of the top one percent is a staggering $4,326,049.

Yorktown Heights, specifically, offers a sharp contrast from Bronx living. According to USA.com, the town’s population is 81 percent white, and median household income is $96,413nearly double the average for both New York state and the nation, according to data from 2010-2014.

Not exactly Jenny from the block...

We wonder how long it will take Ocasio-Cortez to ride the "Democratic Socialist" wave until she's firing off tweets from her third home and making $1 million, two years in a row, like Bernie Sanders.

Speaking of 1 million, that's how many Venezuelan Bolivar it costs to buy a Cafe con Leche in Argentina now... (about .29c)

Then again, "Democratic Socialism" is apparently totally not that kind of socialism. 

Comments

silverer 1982xls Fri, 06/29/2018 - 20:52 Permalink

Who ever heard of a wealthy bartender? Either way, New York can be proud of their new comrade and marketing expert. I'm waiting for something fishy to show up soon...like another Obama-type story.

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LaugherNYC silverer Fri, 06/29/2018 - 20:54 Permalink

The usual. I know plenty of guys from well-off families who tended bar. Perfect jon for a liberal arts major with absolutely no useful skills. Also, usually the good-looking ones - that's who the owners want to hire to pull in the hot chicks, and then more guys to buy drinks. Best bet- hot girl bartender #2, so you get them all.

 

. She's pretty hot for a politician. And she does what Latinas do best - spend other people's money until it's all gone.

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overbet IridiumRebel Fri, 06/29/2018 - 22:43 Permalink

Why is it none of these socialist promoters ever seem to go after mic spending? That would be a front many could unite on and everything else is a drop in the ocean compared to our military offense spending.

They all seem to want to raise my taxes. To take the money I accumulate by trading time away from my family to acquire and give it to someone that chooses to have no motivation to do anything positive with their lives.

My libtard friend told me today we should absolutely have free healthcare in this country already. I asked him how do you get something for free? Do you plan to have Drs volunteering their time and drug manufactures donating meds? He replied, No free from our taxes. I swear I have trained dogs with more intelligence. 

Nothing is free ever under any circumstances. Even breathing cost calories and calories cost money. 

If we get any more socialist than we are now I am opting out of this system and giving up my citizenship. 

 

Note to Tyler(s): Libtard produces false positives in the spell check

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Ms. Erable wadalt Fri, 06/29/2018 - 23:41 Permalink

The two reasons she won the vote:

1) the cosmic white soi boi manchildren wanted to virtue signal vote her into the public eye, and think they have a chance at banging her, and 2) all the 'rican commies are looking for a bigger handout, and think they have a chance at banging her.

As to lying about her background - she doesn't care, she's a fucking socialist; they lie all day long and don't bat an eye when they get caught.

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nmewn strannick Sat, 06/30/2018 - 06:13 Permalink

So, again we find a "democrat socialist" (Ocasio-Cortez) was less than candid about their childhood. She was raised with a silver spoon in her mouth instead of a wooden one.

The comforting lie always leads to the Big Lie with Marxists. 

Now all I'm wanting to know is, is she pregnant? Because as we all know, a pregnant socialist always gives birth to a bouncing baby communist ;-)

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"Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is running "black sites" at the border."

lol...well, theres another comforting lie for the progs to emotionally cling to instead of logically noodling it out, uttered by the avowed socialist, the US has..."black sites"...for incarcerating illegal aliens.

Ya'll realize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is technically insane, right?

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Tarzan Dickweed Wang Sun, 07/01/2018 - 07:25 Permalink

It's common knowledge, these days, that you can be what ever the hell you want. 

An upper class white women can curl her hair kinky, declare she's a black women from the hood, and run a branch of the NAACP, pretending to be a deprived Negro, and it's evil to even recognize they're full of shit, let alone actually point it out!

She knocked another progressive out in the primary, and will lose in the general, so there's that...

 

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Last of the Mi… Tarzan Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:04 Permalink

We are witnessing the birth of a hard core extremely left leaning socialist liberal with an agenda against constitutional unalienable rights as well as the classic "mob rule" mentality of divide and conquer over the individual.

The in rush of support from the (what is now) far left MSM is actually breathtaking in it's complicity and refusal to cover any facts up to and including her agenda and her history. 

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nmewn bigkahuna Sat, 06/30/2018 - 08:24 Permalink

We've known for decades they've been batshit crazy and now they're actually incorporating the cray-cray into the party platform.

I mean, they've got guys like Tom Steyer actually out there advocating/hypothesizing on a nuclear war as a means for "a political course correction" and then pulling it back as if to say...""No, thats not what I really meant."...but there it lays like a rotting fish in the sun. 

The means to their ends is just a way of life for them, they don't give a damn about anyone else (even their own kind) when they have people with shit like that creeping around inside their heads as "a political course correction". 

Socialism is a mental disease.

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bigkahuna nmewn Sat, 06/30/2018 - 09:06 Permalink

It is a mental disease. I do not know how anyone with any education at all would keep falling for the tired old scam that is collectivism. It is just some tyrant that wants to control every aspect of life.

Over and over again it is tried and after much suffering and murder is abandoned, only to be tried again by the same feckless sheep who never learn.

Thomas Sowell has it right on many levels - one of them being that people of the right wing persuasion believe that there is no perfection, just a bunch of interested parties attempting to get the best deal possible for themselves - where as the left will try to drive a train through a needle's eye in order to reach what they think is perfection.

And the left says it cares about sustainability - more left wing bs.

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Chris2 bigkahuna Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:27 Permalink

Let us not forget the Supreme Court Justices Trump will appoint will last for a lifetime.

Nothing can change that, the country will be changed for the next 40 yrs.

Young generation are the most conservative since WWll. It has gone too far and swings back.

So some Hispanic liar unseats a corrupt Democrat in the irrelevant bubble of NYC big deal. Back up and look at the big picture, Dems will lose 10 seats in the Senate in November. Most never Trumpers will be gone and then the real change begins Jan 2019. He will do everything he said he was going to do and more. 2020 watch the hell out, it all breaks lose. Dramatic swing to the right.

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Singelguy nmewn Sun, 07/01/2018 - 06:28 Permalink

It began long before that. Google the Flores Accord. The lefties brought a lawsuit against the government in 1996 condemning the government’s then policy of detaining children with their parents. In 1997, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the most notorious left wing appeals court in the country) reached an agreement with the government that after 20 days, the children were to be detaining separately from the adults. As such, this practice has been going on for 20 years but not a word was said about it until Trump became president. The irony is that the practice of separating the children was begun and agreed to by the left. 

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