Anti-war activist gets visit from CHP after calling ‘Squad’ member ‘incredibly underwhelming’
If you had to sum up this moment in American history, what would you call it? Maybe the “Age of Fraud.” We’re living in a time when the most powerful people in the world masquerade as the least powerful, a time when billionaires pose as helpless victims (don’t criticize Bill Gates!), when a women who literally identifies as “the Duchess of Sussex” tells Oprah she’s oppressed and Oprah nods in empathy, because Oprah’s oppressed, too.
In a moment like this, it’s not surprising that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez feels deeply sorry for herself. Ocasio-Cortez was elected to Congress a few years ago at the age of 29, beating a longtime incumbent in a race no one thought she could win. Her previous job, famously, had been waiting tables and tending bar at a taco place in Union Square. People made fun of that, but we haven’t. Say what you will about Ocasio-Cortez’s views, that’s a legitimately impressive achievement. If your daughter did that, you’d be proud.
But Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t seem proud. She seems aggrieved.