The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece by Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner that credits AOC with what she’s good at: She’s good at getting people to follow and believe in her.
And calls out what she’s BAD at: basically everything else relating to American politics.
It’s preeeetty SCATHING:
The tragedy is that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has little regard for the system that made it possible for her to be elected to Congress, gain extraordinary influence, have access to millions of dollars to pay staff (at a “living wage” of at least $52,000 a year, so generous is she with taxpayer money), and now with a standard of living far above what her old job could have provided. She leads a generation of young people to take pride in their ignorance—of the laws of nature, of history, of the Constitution, of the eternal battle for freedom—and still succeed.
Perhaps her role in killing 25,000 Amazon jobs in New York will wake people up, or maybe it’ll be the hubris of her recent tweet: “If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis. Until then, we’re in charge—and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats.”
Ah, democracy! Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has soared because of the freedom and prosperity her policies would destroy. Our attention to her fuels her celebrity and therefore her ideas. Time to get over our fascination and move on.
I mean… it’s harsh. And she’s ENTIRELY right.
And because you literally can’t say AOC’s name without immediately triggering a response (this chick very clearly Googles herself every morning) she’s already AAAAANGRY.
And this is relevant, HOW?
Well, uh, she can’t actually READ so she GAVE IT HER BEST, OK?!
WAY TO PROVE HER RIGHT, AOC.