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Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
Underestimating and villainizing a candidate won’t end well. Just look at how the left treated then-candidate Trump.
Jesse Kelly
Dec. 6, 2018
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Earlier this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put up a tweet so mind-numbingly stupid that simply calling it “factually incorrect” would be an insult to the word “incorrect.” As is to be expected in the social media world, folks on the right ripped the incoming congresswoman to shreds for it.

Here were some of the typical responses: “This is factually incorrect!” “We cannot have someone this stupid in the government!” “This is what happens when we elect someone with no experience.” “Sure, this message is popular. Too bad it’s all wrong.”

Take a moment and look at those responses again. Do they look familiar? They are the exact same arguments the politico class made against then-candidate Donald Trump for two straight years, right up until the point he carpet-bombed Hillary Clinton on election night.

Yes, the tweet was incorrect. Yes, it would be nice if the people in our government had some actual knowledge about the things they talk about. Still, it is critical for folks on the right to avoid the mistakes made by the left. We must learn from how they treated (and treat) President Trump and endeavor not to make the same mistakes.

Do not underestimate this woman, and do not think your savage mockery of her stupidity will be an effective tool to stop her. It won’t.  ...
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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 02:02:01 PM »
The problem is not only this moron but her ignorant followers who will continue to elect those whose policies are antithetical to the Constitution.
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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 02:10:22 PM »
The writer is an idiot. Mocking her to stop her?  WTF. We don't want to stop her.  This space cadet is the best thing to happen to the GOP in 20 years.
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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:14:39 PM »
She is the face of the idiotic Millennial. They are the largest generation of Americans we ever had. She should be taken seriously.

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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 02:27:55 PM »
If leftists like AOC are our future majority of representation, we're screwed. If that's what America wants, they deserve what they get.

Which will be misery, if not worse.
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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 02:29:42 PM »
You can't fix stupid. But apparently you can elect it to congress.
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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 02:41:37 PM »
Alinksy would say that the most effective weapon against AOC is continual, over-the-top mockery.  (Yeah, I had to read his Rules in grad school.)

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Re: Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 03:23:52 PM »
The writer is an idiot. Mocking her to stop her?  WTF. We don't want to stop her.  This space cadet is the best thing to happen to the GOP in 20 years.
Yes, she's an idiot, but she has a vote in Congress. She can impose her ideology (Marxism) on the rest of us by virtue of her lawmaking power.
I have decided to officially and formally not apologize. I'm not sorry at all, even slightly.

    Indeed, I especially want to convey my absence of remorse to anyone who was offended by what I said. If you are the sort of person who gets twisted into knots when someone articulates a point of view that differs from your own, then you are exactly the sort of person who should never receive an apology for a differing point of view — if I were offering one, which, again, I'm not.


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