The Republican Party has a secret weapon for2020 It’s especially reliable since it’s stealthy: The Democrats seem oblivious to its power. And the GOP need not lift a finger for it to work. All Republicans have to do is relax and watch 29- year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez … exist.
AOC, as she’s better known, today exists mainly in front of the cams. In a couple of months she’s gone from an unknown New York bartender to the democratic socialist darling of the left and its media hordes. Her megaphone is so loud that she measures up to Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the face of the Democratic Party.
Republicans do not know whether to applaud or laugh. A lot of do both.
GREEN NEW DEAL: OCASIO-CORTEZ AIMS TO MAKE FLIGHT OBSOLETE, HELP THOSE ‘UNWILLING’ TO WORK
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a freight train gaining speed day by day– and assisting Republican politicians with every passing minute.
For them, what’s not to love? She’s triggered a fratricidal war on the left, with her chief of personnel, Saikat Chakrabarti, today slamming the “radical conservatives” among the Democrats holding the celebration “hostage.” She’s made pals with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s Labour Party, who has been implicated of anti-Semitism. She’s called the American system of wealth production “immoral” and believes federal government has a responsibility to supply “financial security” to individuals who are “unwilling to work.” As a representative of New York, she’s making California look sensible.
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On Thursday Ms. Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her vaunted Green New Offer, total with the details of how Democrats prepare to reach environment nirvana in a simple 10 years. It was available in the kind of a resolution, sponsored in the Senate by Massachusetts’ Edward Markey, on which AOC is figured out to require a capacity vote. That means every Democrat in Washington will get to go on the record in favor of eliminating air travel, outlawing steaks, forcing all American property owners to retrofit their houses, putting every miner, oil rigger, animals rancher and gas-station attendant out of a task, and spending trillions and trillions more tax loan. Oh, likewise for government-run healthcare, which is somehow a requirement for a tidy economy.
Keep reading Kimberley Strassel’s column in the Wall Street Journal.