Since she began running for Congress, most Republicans have considered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as nothing more than a joke. Her gaffs when talking to the press have become legendary (see “Youth Will Have It’s…Oops!”). The fact she was elected and installed as the youngest member of the House of Representatives as a “Democrat-Socialist” should be noted. She may seem to be naive, but she is being warmly received by liberals as the savior of her party.
Her latest gaffs have gone viral, particularly her assertion the world is coming to an end in twelve years if we do not address climate change, as well as her proposal to tax people up to 70% for earnings above $10 million, representing a bold redistribution of the wealth which would likely upset the economy. Whereas the Right giggles at her statements, the Left takes her rather seriously, and this is what should concern Republicans. A new poll produced by Axios/SurveyMonkey contends 74% of Democrats would consider voting for Miss Ocasio-Cortez for president if she was eligible (you have to be at least 35 years old to run for president, she is only 29). The poll also claims she is more popular than Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and almost as popular as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Axis was just founded in 2016 by former employees of Politico, which has shown sympathies to the Left for quite some time, so it is difficult to assess the accuracy of this poll.
Her meteoric rise in popularity is remarkable when you consider she hasn’t produced anything of substance other than serving on the 2016 presidential campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders. The freshman representative possesses no prior experience in government and has not passed any legislation. The Left is quick to point out President Trump also had no political experience prior to his election, which is true, but as a businessman he was able to build a substantial empire involving real estate holdings and entertainment, and in the process put thousands of people to work.
In contrast, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has only delivered speeches and attended rallies preaching the Socialist gospel and has been active on social media. What she lacks in experience and know-how, she makes up for by youth and her communication skills which somehow appeals to naive millennials. All of this has made her a darling of the main stream media, who is grooming her for the future of the Democrats.
Even if Rep. Ocasio-Cortez fails to pass a single bit of legislation, the news media will broadcast her voice, provide coaching, cover-up her faux pas, and keep her relevant until she is of age to run in six more years. In other words, the news media has made her “The Chosen One,” as they have finally found a candidate they can easily program to suit their agenda, and this explains why we should all take her very seriously.
Keep the Faith!
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