She May Be a Rookie, But She Gets Press Like a Political MVP
Newly elected New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' recent comments on taxation and the problems of an economic system that allows for the creation of billionaires inspired a pretty good conversation on the KIT Morning News. She is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and in her short time, she has demonstrated frequently (from a conservative perspective) that it's not easy being green.
The right finds her uninformed, naive, in over her head. The left is falling in love with her appearance, youthful energy and plucky willingness to spread her socialist ideology through a fawning national media.
In his recent column, our conservative, business consultant and blogger buddy Tim Bryce warns about not taking her seriously.
"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."
Don't forget, Barack Obama didn't have much of a legislative resume to rely on and he still got elected -- twice -- and look where "hope and change" got us. Could she be next?
What does Tim Bryce think? "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 six years she'll be 35, the base requirement to run for the presidency of the United States. There is plenty of time for her to flame out before then, but she's white-hot now and that deserves plenty of scrutiny. Take Tim's advice and ignore her at our own peril.
Thanks, Tim. For the rest of this column and his past work check out Tim’s columns: timbryce.com