We apologize if any of our readers are suffering from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fatigue, but it’s difficult not to write about her ever since her surprise primary victory over incumbent U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley. After all, the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist has been presented as the future of the Democratic Party by none other than DNC Chair Tom Perez, and that’s fine with us.
The mainstream media seems charmed by her, but lefty sites are smitten. Take The New Republic, for example, which asks if Ocasio-Cortez can “save the planet.”
Can Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez save the planet? https://t.co/VLMafsYh8l pic.twitter.com/aKaYkfMfGP
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) July 7, 2018
No. Next question.
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) July 7, 2018
No. Next question. https://t.co/wFMkWb1HVQ
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) July 7, 2018
my dude you might want to dial down the expectations a bit https://t.co/L9v0F7PB2Q
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) July 7, 2018
Hang on now; let’s hear what The New Republic has to say. Their argument seems to hinge on Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to fight climate change by transitioning the United States to a 100-percent renewable energy system by 2035. That sounds like a good job for a first-term congresswoman with no political experience:
To achieve this ambitious goal, she has proposed implementing what she calls a “Green New Deal,” a Franklin Delano Roosevelt–like plan to spur “the investment of trillions of dollars and the creation of millions of high-wage jobs,” according to her official website. “The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan,” she told HuffPost last week. “We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy, but this time green energy.”
Um, wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to do all this during his eight years in office? Solyndra, anyone? “Green jobs” czar Van Jones? High-speed rail connecting the country? Slowing the rise of the oceans? Putting coal miners out of business?
If by “save,” you mean “starve,” then yes, a socialist can save the planet. https://t.co/EC44jzIwcR
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) July 7, 2018
Way to keep expectations reasonable for a 28 year old who hasn’t been elected to her first term in Congress yet. https://t.co/Egpf1N1ksf
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 7, 2018
How about you wait until she's sworn in? https://t.co/wQ9gIGJeVc
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 7, 2018
Freshman socialist in Congress whose last job was tending bar, who supports policies that would make Venezuela say "Woah…that's a bit too much"? Yeah…I'm not holding my breath that *any* bill she proposes would even get a vote. https://t.co/NDCAa7wCKW
— Cyber_Tyler (@Cville_TMP) July 7, 2018
Hi, fellow humans. Does anyone realize how legislation in the US funcrions & what utter gridlock we are facing in the house and Senate right now? Do you HONESTLY think this, sweet, optimistic baby is gonna sweep in and get the ALL the shit done? Urm …That is not how it works. https://t.co/CGeA93gVIw
— Lynette Craig (@Nothercupacafe) July 7, 2018
managing expectations… https://t.co/9VIg3J725W
— Kevin Madden (@KevinMaddenDC) July 7, 2018
Oh man, we're doing this again? Did they already forget Obama??? https://t.co/0RJ7bhoyox
— ConservativeBlackMan ???? (@NevilleD35) July 7, 2018
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) July 7, 2018
What is it with the left and personality cults? Are you going to force children to sing hymns to her like Obama?
— Victor Tango Kilo (@GenghisKhet) July 7, 2018
So when does she get her Nobel Peace Prize?
— Joseph Zucofski (@huntsvut) July 7, 2018
this captain planet reboot is even lamer than the original https://t.co/r45fuHufn5
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) July 7, 2018
I like this girl, but the hype is really getting out of hand. Not to belittle her win, but she won in a heavily Democratic district in an election with about 30,000 votes. She seems like a great person, but the hot takes are getting extreme https://t.co/AX14TlgLD8
— Matt Michaels (@msquared517) July 7, 2018
Why not start with Venezuela and work her way up?
— Matt Henderson (@MattHenderson66) July 7, 2018
Apparently she couldn’t even save her notes from all those economics classes, so probably not. https://t.co/UzlztJjVu9
— Jaime Hahn (@JaimeNeutron_) July 7, 2018
Socialism has cost 100 plus Million people their lives in the last 100 years through murder and starvation. Same is happening now in Venezuela. Socialism is a philosophy of death and destruction. Elites benefit while everyone else suffers equally. https://t.co/B2GGbKoD0S
— Joe (@JoeC1776) July 7, 2018
Oh FFS, sober up. ??? https://t.co/b4BzH9lr8x
— Add your name (@corrcomm) July 7, 2018
Dear Lord, you guys ARE desperate, aren't you? https://t.co/jXA4kHEQkK
— Reuenthal_800 (@MAurelius161180) July 7, 2018
Just stopping by to see how the ratio is going.
— Trey the Mosasour (@KingLozard) July 7, 2018
You should redistribute this #ratio so you can get likes in the double digits.
— AtlasShrugged Fully Semi-Automatically (@DaveMBP) July 7, 2018
TERRIFIED: Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulls the public library card on the GOP https://t.co/7z3MKC6F1E
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 6, 2018
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