January 23, 2019
The continual agreement of both the left and the right to allow AOC to be the face of the Democrat Party continues to shock.
I keep thinking that at some point, the Democrats are going to be like “hey, is it strange that the Republicans are so willing to allow this random 29-year-old brown woman to become the absolute face of their opposition?”
And then come out with some 55-year-old handsome white goy and be like “okay, we’re switching to this guy.”
But they’re not doing that. And now they’re too deep in to go back.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders derided New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent claim that the world will end in 12 years due to climate change, and suggested the Trump administration has little need for the progressive firebrand’s thoughts in general, in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview Tuesday night with Fox News’ “Hannity.”
Sanders also slammed what she called the “disgraceful” media coverage of the previous week, which included a discredited BuzzFeed News report on the Russia investigation and a social media harassment campaign against pro-Trump Catholic high school students — based largely on incomplete and selectively edited videos of their encounter with a Native American man and other activists shouting homophobic slurs.
“I don’t think we’re going to listen to [Ocasio-Cortez] on much of anything — particularly not on matters we’re gonna leave in the hands of a much, much higher authority — and certainly, not listen to the freshman congresswoman on when the world may end,” Sanders said.
Speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez asserted that climate change constituted “our World War II” and added: “Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is, how are we gonna pay for it?'”
Oh how I wish she would have gone just a little bit further and said “global warming is our generation’s Holocaust.”
It would have been so easy.
But seriously: what is going on?
How has this woman become the most important person in all of world politics second only to orange man himself?
Is anyone listening to the things she’s actually saying, or are they just watching the spectacle as a kind of proxy race war?
Seriously: “we’re like, the world will end in 12 years.”
Twelve is a very specific number, but she might actually be right.
Only it’s not going to be the weather that does it.