Fox guest: "If we dismiss Ocasio-Cortez and socialism right now, it's at our own peril"

Fox guest: "If we dismiss Ocasio-Cortez and socialism right now, it's at our own peril"

Lee Carter: "People who are dismissing this as something that's shortsighted absolutely aren't getting why people are rallying around her and around these policies"

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From the January 23 edition of Fox Business' Mornings with Maria Bartiromo:

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MARIA BARTIROMO (HOST): Lee Carter, what do you see from your dials in talking to people about socialism versus capitalism?

LEE CARTER (POLLSTER): You know, what I've got to say is that, if we dismiss Ocasio-Cortez and socialism right now, it's at our own peril. It's very much like what happened in 2015 when people were dismissive of Donald Trump coming in, saying that his policies were overly simplistic, that they were missing and lacking substance, that they wanted something deeper, and they outright dismissed him. 

I think that people who are dismissing this as something that's shortsighted absolutely aren't getting why people are rallying around her and around these policies. There's a lot of hopelessness out there, there's a lot of people who want a better life, and this sounds like an easy way for them, a quick fix, and something that sounds like a different, new way of doing things. And I think that, if people want to win against this, they're going to have to take it seriously and understand why it is that so many people are gravitating towards these policies and to her. 

Previously:

On Fox Business, Ben Stein compares Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's rhetoric to Hitler, warns about mass murder and genocide 

Fox's obsession with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sean Hannity brainstorms nicknames for Ocasio-Cortez including “O-crazy-o” and “O-scare-io”

MSNBC contributor Hugh Hewitt: Joe Biden has "transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"

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Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
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