Chuck Todd and Bill DeBlasio do while slapping Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez down over Amazon: Amazon 'took their ball and went home'

New York City Mayor de Blasio: Amazon 'took their ball and went home'

Liberal lawmakers like New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren celebrated the pullout, framing the move as a triumph of progressive values over that of corporations.

"If we were willing to give away $3 billion away for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves if we wanted to. We could hire more teachers, we can fix our subways, we can put a lot of people to work for that money if we wanted to," she said.

Supporters of the deal framed that opposition as misguided, arguing that the long-term economic impact was more than worth the trade off.

That's the message de Blasio, who helped to woo Amazon in the first place, sung on Sunday, arguing that the deal represented an "opportunity for working people."

"I am representing 8.6 million people and a clear majority of those people believe we need more fairness in our economy but of course we need growth, we need jobs, we need revenue. But progressives can do both," he said.

"We had a chance here to do something very positive for our city and for working people."


This is fantastic! By the rules of liberals, any attack by a man on a woman implying that she doesn’t understand something is by definition sexist!!

Oh boy! Here’s a write up from the New York Post:
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” de Blasio agreed when host Chuck Todd said that the tax breaks offered to Amazon weren’t “money you had over here. And it was going over there.”
“Correct,” de Blasio said.
He added: “And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”
To further drive home the point, Todd said, “There’s not $3 billion in money —”
“There’s no money — right,” de Blasio said.
Here it comes!!
The exchange came after Todd suggested there was a “factual divide” that kept Ocasio-Cortez (D-The Bronx) from understanding “how this deal worked.”
He also played a video clip that showed her reacting on Thursday to Amazon’s cancellation of plans to build an office complex in Long Island City.
“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to,” Ocasio-Cortez said at the time.
I can’t wait for the feminists to freak out over Chuck Todd and DeBlasio for slapping a girl spouting nonsense with their testosterone-fueled truth-rage. Jerks!!
Have an open thread you lucky lucky people.

Here’s some comment fodder:
I usually think Garrison’s work is a little overbearing and crazily conspiratorial, but this one on AOC is pretty dead on.

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