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WASHINGTON, DC- In other news, grass is green, and the sky is blue.
A recently released study has shown that psychotic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of the least effective members of Congress, along with a couple of her fellow “squad” members, according to the New York Post.
Color us shocked.
Ocasio-Cortez, who spends most of her time on Twitter and Instagram and acting in the capacity of a drama queen made the survey published by the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking, which is a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia.
According to the survey, it showed that Ocasio-Cortez (we’ll call her AOC because she prefers the title of “Congresswoman”) introduced 21 bills which the Center called “substantive,” however that was basically the end of it.
Out of all 21 bills, not one received any action in committees, had no floor votes and none were ever signed into law based on data taken from Congress.gov.
According to Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the Center, he said AOC introduced a lot of bills but enjoyed little success.
“She introduced a lot of bills, but she was not successful at having them receive any sort of action in committee or beyond committee and if they can’t get through committee they cannot pass the House,” Wiseman told the Post.
Wiseman continued, “It’s clear that she was trying to get her legislative agenda moving and engage with the lawmaking process. But she wasn’t as successful as some other members were—even among [other] freshmen—at getting people to pay attention to her legislation.”
The Center reported that when examining the legislative effectiveness of all Democrats in the House, AOC was ranked 230 out of 240 Democrats—out of New York legislators, she picked up the rear—dead last.
According to the USA Today, the Center ranks legislators based on 15 different metrics, which include how many bills they sponsored, how far they progressed through Congress and how significant the bill is.
Craig Volden is the co-director of the Center, and he suggested that so-called “high-profile” lawmakers were less effective than “workhorse” colleagues because they tend to spend more time getting their face on television [our words, not his].
“We’ve found initial patterns that those more effective tent to be what we would call the workhorses rather than the show horses, and because of their policy focus, they’re less likely to be called upon by the media,” Volden told USA Today.
“We’ve kind of relatedly found that those who are called on by the media, that there tends to be more of an interest in talking about…politicking and personalities than there is in talking about policy and lawmaking.”
In other words, AOC spends more time getting her face on television than she does doing what she is paid for.
Among insiders in the House, AOC has failed to impress, with a number of them saying her over-handed approach is “alienating.”
“Tweeting is easy, governing is hard. You have to have friends. You need to understand the committee process, you need to be willing to make sacrifices,” one said. “Her first day in Congress…she decided to protest outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office.”
Yet another Democratic insider told the Post that “legislation was never her focus. It was media and narrative.”
This is hardly surprising, since for some reason leftist networks such as CNN and MSNBC have made AOC one of their “go-to’s” in Congress for all matters, despite the fact that she has established a record of cluelessness.
Of course, AOC isn’t the only media-sucking member of the “Squad” who has been a largely ineffective legislator.
Fellow far-left socialist squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sponsored 33 bills which ended up on the cutting room floor, which earned her a slightly better ranking of 214th worst Democratic member of Congress.
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Moreover left-wing hack Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) had three of her “substantive” bills make it into committee—one ultimately became law. She fared better than the other two, ranking 92nd.
Meanwhile, freshman Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) told the Post, “Her [AOC] ludicrous policy ideas would destroy our country—Americans should be thankful she’s not effective.” According to the Post, Malliotakis wasn’t included on the list since she is a freshman with no legislative record in the House.
According to Breitbart, AOC is good at getting media attention if not getting anything accomplished in the House. For example, in February they noted, she received significant attention for raising money for Texans who were victimized by a winter storm which devastated the Lone Star State and left millions without power and water.
That sounds great, however according to Justin Haskins, executive editor and research fellow at the Heartland Institute, her motives were hardly philanthropic.
In a commentary published on Fox News, he wrote:
“Never one to let a crisis go to waste, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blamed Texas’s Republican-led government for the power outages and then, quite remarkably alleged, ‘The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don’t* pursue a Green New Deal.’”
“AOC’s proposed massive transformation of America’s energy industry would likely require destroying millions of acres of land while building billions of new solar panels and at least a million new wind turbines.
In the process of rolling out the Green New Deal, many of the 6.8 million jobs that are currently supported by traditional energy sectors, like oil and gas, would be wiped out.”
The New York Post reached out to Ocasio-Cortez and her office for comment, however they were unavailable. Probably doing an Instagram live of her boiling water or something.
Meanwhile over on the Senate side, New York Democrats didn’t do much better. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) finished a whopping 39 out of 45, with none of her “substantive” bills becoming law.
Likewise, Senate Majority Leader Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) finished at number 33. Wiseman did note that people in leadership positions often sacrifice legislative success because they often have to assist fellow party members with their priorities.
Conversely on the other side of the aisle, New York Republicans fared rather well considering their being in the minority. For example, Rep. John Katko (R-NY) who represents the Syracuse area had six of his substantive bills passing the House, although none became law. He ranked third overall among Republicans.
The lowest ranking Republican out of New York House members was Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), who finished 45 out of 205 with 11 substantive bills sponsored, with one becoming law.
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