Bob Maistros over at Investor’s Business Daily has an excellent warning to conservatives who dismiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) merely because she is a silly woman with uninformed, stupid ideas. Dismiss her at your peril, Maistros warns.
Yes, she is a gaffe machine, Maistros admits in his January 8 article.
“Three chambers of government.” “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs.” Getting tangled up in the facts in asserting that Pentagon savings could finance “Medicare for All.” And yes — she did use the word “tippy-top” to describe upper-income taxpayers on “60 Minutes” in defending her recent proposal to skyrocket top rates to 70%.
He also warns that we should not just wave our hand at Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with her fake Indian heritage and communist ideas.
“But listen up,” Maestros warns, “For all this duo’s missteps, it would be far bigger one for merrymaking conservatives to sell these two formidable female political forces short.”
This is exactly right.
Warren, for one, has become the assumed leader of the left-wing of the Democrat Party despite having no real world experiences at all. And AOC? She has Hoovered up entire news cycles before even taking the oath of office.
“Above all,” he warns about Sen. Warren, “it was Warren who, by force of will, truly drove her party to the left: She was Bernie before Bernie (or Rep. Ocasio-Cortez).”
As to AOC, he warns conservatives not to get lulled into dismissing her just because she is funny — funny in an outlandishly stupid way.
The problem is, these two psychopaths have real support. After all, they both got elected, they both serve as the center of huge media cycles, and they both have certain amounts of power already.
If conservatives dismiss them, we risk being blindsided by them winning even more power.
Don’t just laugh off these dangerous, left-wingers. Take them seriously.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.