Sunday, February 10, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is At Least Good At Explaining Washington Corruption.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, pretending to be a "bad guy" at a
Congressional hearing, vividly illustrated how corrupt
campaign finance "laws" are 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now both a celebrity and a newly minted member of Congress

She's attracting lots of buzz, that's for sure. She's new in Congress. So like every new member of Congress, I haven't decided yet if I like the job she's doing in Washington. Time will tell.

I have to hand it to her, though. She's very good at explaining what she think's is wrong with our government, our system, our rules.

She does it in a way that doesn't insult our intelligence but also doesn't talk down to us. Love her or hate her, she's pretty real. A viral video, which you can see at the bottom of this post, proves the point.

Ocasio-Cortez is making it plain that there's plenty of room for reform.  She did a great job the other day by turning a Congressional hearing into a bit of a game, a lightining round of questioning, as she put it.

She took the role of a "bad guy," figuring half the room has long since decided she's a "bad guy" anyway. She asked a panel of experts, if she were indeed a "bad guy,"  about whether she could legally get away with some bad stuff to get elected. "I want to get away with as much bad things as possible, ideally to enrich myself and advance my interests," she said.

So, if she wanted to run a campaign entirely fumded by corporate poltical action committees, could she do that?

The answer is yes.

If the "bad guy" candidate had skeletons in his or her closet that needed to be covered up, are hush funds to witnesses legal?

The answer is yes.

Say tbe bad guy is elected. Is there any limits on what legislation he or she can work on in behalf of industry?

The answer is no.

The whole exchange at this Congressional hearing is incredibly instructive and worth the watch. Here it is:

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