Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)
> Freshman member of the House of Representatives.
> Near zero legislative experience.
> Near zero political experience.
> Even if she had some sort of long standing relationships and network of support from other members of the H.R., which she does not, she is one vote in 435... that is, her vote is worth 0.23% relative to any piece of legislation being voted on.
> If you view her vote as part of the Democrat block, 235 members, her her vote is worth 0.42% relative to any piece of legislation being voted on.
> Freshmen members of Congress, even freshmen members of the Senate, are usually viewed by other congressmen (or congress persons if you prefer), as newbies
, or greenhorns
, that is they are typically treated with a shut-up, keep your head down, follow "our" lead
And yet 21st Century Republicans & Conservatives (men in particular from what I've observed) are frightened to death of AOC... they have their underwear all in a knot and crammed up their rear end over this woman.
They, 21st Century Republicans & Conservatives (men in particular from what I've observed), have given AOC a voice, and what amounts to power, beyond her position, beyond her experience.
I am literally LMAO every day at the crying, sniveling and whining that all these snowflakes display... they are frightened to death, they seem even more frightened of her than of Democrat power brokers like Pelosi.
Just now coming into this thread and I'll admit I haven't read any of the other posts...
Do we really have to keep using the term "snowflake" though to label anyone who expresses concern over a public figure's politics? It's a term du jour of the extreme right for people who get offended at anything and it's ridiculous, sure, but is it beyond reasonable for a Republican to have criticisms of someone being elected into the legislature (at any
level) who is young and groomable and who claims she's a socialist?
Whether or not one is a fan of socialism is another thread, but why is it so unusual or laughable to you that people who adamantly reject socialism would be fixated on her after she gets a seat in Congress? At what point are conservatives allowed to express concern? Is there a threshold she has to cross? I mean...do they have to wait until she's a Senator? Speaker of the House? Running for the oval office?
When is it okay in your eyes for someone to be vocal about her without being called a snowflake? Or is your signature just for show?
She says she supports the abolition of immigration and customs enforcement. What if someone with the exact same credentials publicly said they identified as a member of the fascist party and that illegal immigrants should be put to death on the spot? I mean...lets take it to the other extreme.
If it's okay for her to condone the "nothing" end of the spectrum, someone should be allowed to condone the "all" end of it, right? Would you call someone a snowflake for having issues with that? I'd certainly have a problem with it even if that person had no experience in legislation (actually...especially
if that was the case).
Maybe I'm missing something and you're referring to someone in the media going over the edge and making outlandish claims about her? I don't know...I just don't see the issue with conservatives being critical of a liberal member of the elected body any more than I would of a liberal having things to say about someone with extremely conservative views representing them in our government. I am not, myself concerned with AOC for the record.
Maybe I'm a snowflake though.