Director, screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin, who is a longtime leftist, gave some advice to the newest members of the Democratic Congressional delegation:
“I really like the new crop of young people, who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that.”
Aaron Sorkin: The new crop of Dems need to "stop acting like young people" pic.twitter.com/qGZqWDpXi8
— jordan (@JordanUhl) January 20, 2019
This did not sit well with one of those young Democrats, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
News Flash: Medicare for All & equal rights aren’t trends.
When people complain about low turnout in some demos, it’s not because communities are apathetic, it’s bc they don’t see you fighting for them.
If we don’t show up for people, why should you feel entitled to their vote? https://t.co/oGRsG9NZV3
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019
Her contempt for Sorkin’s advice is another example of the power struggle that is on display within the Democratic Party.
News Flash: Aaron Sorkin knows a lot more about politics than you.
So I suggest you take his advice, young lady, & start acting like a grown-up not a juvenile smart-a**e. https://t.co/Tl6ya5TvkM
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 20, 2019
The word is immature not young. https://t.co/bWdUmyoPUR
— HawkishAboutAmerica (@AboutHawkish) January 20, 2019
If you LISTEN as well as you COMMUNICATE via SOCIAL MEDIA, I think you'll be a super representative. But please don't let the EGO thing take over. Thanks. https://t.co/1dXwwyVlI5
— Joe in AZ #VoteBlue2020 (@99joemal) January 20, 2019
While it may appeal in the Bronx, many on the Left are starting to understand that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s approach has little hope of ever being accepted on a national level.