Ocasio-Cortez doesn't understand the unemployment rate Jul 19, 2018 12:22:38 GMT -5
Post by Optimus on Jul 19, 2018 12:22:38 GMT -5
I agree and I didn't mean to sound as if I were the one getting hysterical. It was more a push back against the way she's being treated by some in the media as the new face of the party or at least a harbinger of a shifting of the tides in the direction of the party.
Jul 19, 2018 8:31:18 GMT -5 @cassandraw said:Not true for Opty, who is happy to slam people on both sides when they have it coming, and in fact makes some good points about the real problems with Ocasia. (I agree with him on those points, too, for the record -- it's just that I am not ready to get hysterical over it yet, as I regard this as an outlier result and not a trend, and as I tend to think she's not actually more ignorant than a ton of other congress critters (alas), and I think her intentions and brain are good enough that all may turn out okay. There is so very much to be concerned about these days in our government that I can't spare more than a head shake for this. at least at this point.)
I don't think that she represents any of that because I view her win as more of a fluke than a sign o' the times. And, given that several of her views are not favored by the majority of the public, I think it's silly to think that her political views are going to be very influential. But, she seems to be getting hailed as some sort of vanguard of the far left.
So, my original post was more of a response to the media fawning she's been getting lately and to put her win and her campaign into a bit more of a realistic perspective.