Back to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Paul Krugman decided to jump on the “we need to defend AOC” bandwagon with this Tweet:
Their insecurity in the face of a bright, charismatic woman of color is spectacular. I particularly like the constant claims that she's stupid when, let's face it, the average GOP House member knows as much about policy as the average house pet. https://t.co/JzK4665oRy
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 3, 2018
I think he misspelled vapid and vacuous.
She’s not charismatic. She’s ran on a platform of promising people free stuff against a Democrat who barely phoned in his opposition to her in a primary in a district where people would vote for a dead dog before they voted for a Republican.
A quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln goes “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Every Tweet of her removes more doubt.
Also, “the Republicans don’t know much either” isn’t a good defense of AOC knowing nothing.
But what do you expect of a guy taken to task by Dilbert.
You want to know why Republicans pick on her. It’s not insecurity, it is to point out just how shallow her thoughts are, in the hopes that people who are not dyed-in-the-wool Leftists see how ridiculous is the elevation of AOC as the new face of the Democrat party.
Here is a perfect example of that:
It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about “fiscal responsibility.”
If that’s the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well. Or raise the MRA.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 3, 2018
According to AOC, Congress budget a living wage for itself.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a salary of $174,000/year puts her in the to 97% of earners and in the 98% for people her age.
According to MIT a living wage for a single person (AOC isn’t married) is $17.02/hr or $34,000/year in Washington DC.
She will make more than five times a living wage.
This is typical for a socialist leader. She will be in the top 3% of earners but never mind that, someone else has to pay more so she can be generous with goverment money.
She will make more than my wife and I combined to say stupid shit on Twitter and occasionally vote for something she doesn’t understand, but will have the audacity to lecture us about being bad people for not wanting to pay more in taxes.
If the Left doesn’t understand why this rubs some people the wrong way, any reconciliation between the Left and Right is impossible.