I’m as guilty as anyone.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an entertaining target. She’s an eager and ignorant radical who seems to embody every negative stereotype about millennial leftists. Between the flagrant dishonesty, the lack of the most basic research when advocating extreme policies, and the eagerness to play the victim while picking fights, she’s perfect.
But all this does is build her brand.
Some conservatives have good reason for believing that making Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the face of the Democrats is a good idea.
I can see the argument. But I’m skeptical that this will actually dissuade people from voting Democrat.
Perversely, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is effective, not at her job, but at social media. And she’s being used as a front by the hard left, much as Bernie was. Giving her attention, feeds her crybully complex. She’s the first example of the campus snowflake in national politics. And she’s driving a lot of news coverage, which helps radicalize the Dems and get a radical message out.
What President Trump does here is what conservatives should have been doing. It’s the one weapon that Cortez, a desperate attention seeker, has no defense against.
Two words. Who cares.
No publicity. No attacks. No celebrity.
Just a complete dismissal.