Leftist Darling Ocasio-Cortez Used To Be Adam Smith Capitalist

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, darling of the progressive set, used to consider herself a supporter of laissez-faire capitalism and other conservative causes.

As Fox News reports, the revelation of Ocasio-Cortez’s previous political convictions suggests she wasn’t entirely accurate when she told “The Daily Show” last week, “I think my strength is I’m honest and authentic.”

In previous social media writing, the Democratic Congressional candidate from New York even suggested favorite liberal catch-words like “feminism” and “empowerment” were “relics from the past.”

She once wrote: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes in Mahatma Ghandi’s methods, Adam Smith’s analyses, and Pablo Neruda’s love,” Fox News discovered in an analysis of her past political statements.

Today, the rising Democratic star supports progressive notions like socialized medicine and guaranteed housing for all.

But in her university days, Ocasio-Cortez was a quite a different political animal. In a student journal called BU Culture, the politician was especially dismissive of feminism, noting that  “the terms ‘feminism’ and ‘empowerment’ don’t seem to capture the priorities of our generation, and the words themselves sound like relics from the past, frumpy and outdated.”

She suggested it was time for women to move beyond identity politics because “We no longer live in the same fight for equality of prior generations, we have moved to the widely accepted reality that marginalizing 50 percent of a given population doesn’t make much sense, mathematically or socially.”

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