Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

There’s something about Sandy [Updated with Video]

Featured image On Tuesday the Washington Post covered the brainy lady who points to the future of the Democratic Party showing how to go full victim: “Ocasio-Cortez reveals she’s a sexual assault survivor, recounts ‘trauma’ of Capitol riot: ‘I thought everything was over.’” Sam Dorman now follows up in the FOX News story “AOC faces backlash as critics point out she wasn’t in Capitol building during riots.” The backlash derives from AOC’s »

Defining Violence Down

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a woman of little intelligence who, however, has the useful quality of reflecting, like an inanimate mirror, certain aspects of our sick zeitgeist. Thus, earlier today she accused Ted Cruz of trying to get her killed. The whole thing unfolded on Twitter, starting with Cruz’s cordial expression of agreement with Ocasio-Cortez on the Gamestop issue (whatever that is): Needless to say, Ted Cruz has not been “almost »

Ocasio-Cortez denied seat on powerful House committee

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sought to join the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the upcoming session of Congress. This committee has always been a coveted assignment for pork barrel reasons. And, presumably, it’s a good gig if you want to impose the Green New Deal. But Ocasio-Cortez’s bid failed. The spot she was in the running for went to Kathleen Rice, a relatively moderate member of the New York delegation. John »

AOC, a Modern Cassandra?

Featured image Watch this clip in which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is asked to comment on the Democrats’ House losses–losses that many blame on her and her “squad.” Ms. O-C is under the misapprehension that the Democrats lost their House majority last week: Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to think Democrats have lost the majority in the House. "of course, the loss of the House majority is just extraordinarily upsetting to all of us." »

Non-workers of the world unite!

Featured image In the course of her short career in Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has surely earned the right to a mocking compilation of her wit and wisdom like Quotations from Chairman LBJ or George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book Of Accidental Wit And Wisdom Of Our 43rd President. If AOC were a target of the left, rather than one of its idiot heroes, the book would be out by now. Quotations from »

AOC, Science Whiz

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to match wits with Ted Cruz, which is about like me challenging Tyson Fury to duke it out. Along the way, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she “hold[s] awards from MIT Lincoln Lab and others for accomplishments in microbiology.” Wow, sounds impressive, right? Sen. Cruz, while I understand you judge people’s intelligence by the lowest income they’ve had, I hold awards from MIT Lincoln Lab &others for accomplishments in »

AOC Strikes Again!

Featured image This tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reflects the former bartender’s deep dive into intellectual history: There is a town in England called Milton Keynes, but no “famed economist” of that name. Upon being corrected by fellow tweeters, AOC explained that she had conflated John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman. Which is funny it its own way. I don’t suppose anyone has told her about Keynes’s view that income inequality is key »

“War Crimes” Hysteria on the Left

Featured image Democrats are accusing President Trump of committing, or contemplating, “war crimes” against Iran. This grows out of the killing of arch-terrorist Qasem Soleimani. Specifically, it has to do with this series of tweets by President Trump: ….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran »

Heng versus AOC

Featured image The highlight of the Dems’ debate this week must have been the 30-second advertisement run by Elizabeth Heng’s New Faces GOP PAC (video below). In the ad Ms. Heng explains the true meaning of socialism to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her followers. Gary Saul Morson gives a longer account of the phenomenon in “How the truth dawned.” Glenn Reynolds offers this characteristically concise and optimistic take on the ad and AOC’s »

Climate Change: Is It Good for the Jews?

Featured image It hardly needs mentioning that enlarging government power to “fight climate change” is nowadays a central purpose of the left. Well, the Jerusalem Post reports on a scheme that just might change this: Climate Change Is a Jewish Issue [T]here’s a much more immediate and dire threat to our future against which Jewish federations and advocacy organizations have not devoted nearly enough resources. By “our” future I mean not only »

Meet the Squad

Featured image The White House has taken aim against the the Squad (“leaders of the Democrat Party”) with this highly effective video. It features President Trump quoting Squad members before an audience, followed by video of the Squad member (Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley) saying exactly what Trump alleged. The video clips expose the Squad’s racism, anti-Americanism, and sheer stupidity. I expect this ad will rack up millions »

Ocasio-Cortez copycats target veteran New York Dems

Featured image The New York Times reports that three long-serving New York Democratic House members are facing primary challenges from left-wing Democrats. The challengers hope to replicate the success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated party stalwart Joseph Crowley in a primary during the last cycle. The three targeted Dems are Jerrold Nadler, Eliot Engel, and Carolyn Maloney. Each has been in Congress for roughly 30 years. Nadler heads the Judiciary Committee; Engel, »

Democrats: We’re So Smart, We Inspire Felonies!

Featured image Self-knowledge is not typically characteristic of Democratic politicians. Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono, a dim bulb by any normal standard, explains that the Democrats’ problem is that they are too smart. They know too much. They are too “left brain.” Republicans appeal to voters’ hearts, while Democrats are stuck with their heads: Of course, some Democrats do get emotionally involved. Like Willem Van Spronsen, the aging hippie and Antifa member who »

“America, love it or leave it”

Featured image This was a popular bumper sticker during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was aimed at discontented left-wing radicals who claimed not just America was wrong to be fighting in Vietnam, but that it was evil for that reason and for many others. The slogan bothered me because I didn’t love America at the time, yet had no intention of leaving. But the slogan possessed an undeniable logic. If »

Trump Picks Up the Cudgels Again

Featured image This morning, President Trump returned to his scrap with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and their “Squad.” In a series of tweets, he mostly quoted Lindsay Graham. Notably, he did not return to his ill-advised theme that the Congresswomen should go back to the countries they came from–ill-advised, to say the least, because all but one are native Americans. Here are the tweets: When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to »

Democrats start to worry about retaining the House

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says this about Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of her and her small congressional squad of radical leftists: When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. [I]t got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women »

Let’s You and Her Fight

Featured image Currently, the most entertaining spectacle in the nation’s capital is the catfight battle between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad.” This is one fight Republicans hope both sides lose. Politico provides the Washington insider’s take: THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT, at the moment, we are witnessing a clash within the House Democratic Caucus. It’s PELOSI vs. a group of Democrats who call themselves “The Squad”: REPS. ALEXANDRIA »