We understand what McCaskill means. But McCaskill does know why Ocasio-Cortez is getting attention. She’s young. And she appeals to the sadly significant portion of the “millenials” who have little to no understanding of basic economics. (It’s not JUST millenials.) She’s a clean slate, and the identitarians love that she’s not a white guy. Plus she tags herself as a “socialist” which appeals to the sea of economic illiterates wondering why their women’s studies degree doesn’t command the same respect and pay as someone who studied engineering.
Also some people think that being for big government is some sort of radical new position. It’s not. If you really want change and progress for the people on the outside of our current crony system laissez faire is the revolutionary tack. Government in a free society should be as close to nonexistent as possible. The people shouldn’t have to carry the burden of excessive taxation. Allow businesses to keep what they earn.
Ocasio-Cortez sells Robin Hood when her policies are what the Sheriff of Nottingham was all about. But that is exactly what the old media wants to sell.
“She’s now talked about a lot,” McCaskill said of the 29-year-old. “I’m not sure what she’s done yet to generate that kind of enthusiasm, but I wish her well. I hope she hangs the moon.”
“The rhetoric is cheap,” she added. “Getting results is a lot harder.”
I wonder how fast Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s support would end in the media if she came out as pro-life. (We don’t know her position.) Now that would be interesting. Alas, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is not that interesting.