by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2018
On the July 24 episode of “The View”, Meghan McCain challenged the Democratic Party’s new darling, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to “name one country where socialism has ever worked.”
McCain also said Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated long-time Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary in New York’s 14th congressional district, should ask her wealthy supporters if they are willing to start paying “90 percent” in taxes.
“This makes my head explode, which, by the way, I hope Democrats do run a Democratic Socialist – no, because I think you’ll look spectacularly and then I’ll look forward to election night when I finally get to tell everyone ‘I told you so’ if you end up running a radical,” McCain said.
“The problem with socialism, in the words of Margaret Thatcher: ‘At a certain point you run out of spending other people’s money.’ Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s – now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death,” she continued. “Ninety percent of the country is living in poverty. This is what I need from her. Name one country [where] socialism has ever worked.”
Joy Behar responded by saying that Democratic Socialism is “very close to liberalism,” and cited several Scandinavian countries as proof that socialism does work.
“Comparing America to a small country in Europe is delusional,” McCain responded.
Whoopi Goldberg said Ocasio-Cortez’s political popularity concerns her.
“If you’re a socialist, tell me that,” Goldberg said. “Don’t say that you’re a Democrat… we don’t have the same ideas of what should be happening.”