A meme unto herself

“Hello, Fourteenth District. You’ve just elected a callow youth to the House of Representatives. How do you feel?”

I suspect they feel just fine. If nothing else, people will now know the district exists, because said Representative has a knack for gathering headlines:

Nothing is built in America these days.  I just bought a T.V. and it said Built In Antenna.  I don't even know where the hell that is

I doubt Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ever actually said that, but I have no doubt she’s capable of coming up with stuff on that level; her ability to troll the press is second only to that of Individual-1. And while I generally can’t abide her politics, I have yet to find a reason to find her dislikable. Maybe that’s just me.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on stage

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the waiting room

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes a question

As I’ve noted before, there will always be a demand for photogenic socialists.

And here she is, seven years ago, speaking on greatness and how it is achieved:

If nothing else, this speech demonstrates that she didn’t just assume a persona for public consumption.


  1. hollyh »

    31 December 2018 · 8:52 am

    You just can’t resist her fine stemware. Which brings up an interesting point. As a red-blooded American Democratic Socialist myself, I’m hoping for young good-looking candidates (her, Beto, Gavin Newsom, Kamala, Obama back in the day, etc.) over old folks like Biden or Warren. Is that terribly wrong of me? Don’t think so. It’s only pragmatic.

  2. CGHill »

    31 December 2018 · 10:36 am

    If they want to lure Millennials, and everything I’ve heard says they do, they’ll see to it that the oldsters never make it through the primaries.

    Were I a betting man, I’d put my coin on Senator Harris. For now, anyway.

  3. Roger Green »

    2 January 2019 · 9:59 am

    You know who the Dems will pick? I sure don’t. It’ll be a war of attrition like it usually is. Whoever makes the fewest substantial gaffes wins.

  4. CGHill »

    2 January 2019 · 11:50 am

    This is one reason I’m not a betting man. Call it a hunch. It doesn’t count for anything.

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