Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recently asked by Amy Goodman of the far-left cable program “Democracy Now!” whether she had designs on becoming speaker of the House. Ocasio-Cortez replied negatively, explaining “I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew.”
That ship has of course sailed, but don’t be surprised to see this living embodiment of the Peter Principle some day through her hat in the ring for president. That’s at least six years off for Ocasio-Cortez, who just turned 29 last month, but when she does run she has an ideal running mate standing in the wings.
I am referring to intellectual peer David Hogg, who the Left takes as seriously as they have Ocasio-Cortez. Hogg flashed his brilliance once again yesterday with a tweet in which he scolded the president for being more focused on Broward County, Fla. — aka ground zero for the Democrats’ assault on Republican victories in last Tuesday’s midterm elections — than he was during the Parkland school shootings.
Crazy that Trump is talking more about Broward County now than when 17 people were shot and killed here.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) November 10, 2018
Hogg was instantly dragged out to the woodshed by Twitter users who, unlike him, have IQs in the triple digits. One responded:
Because a possible elections fraud is a serious threat to American democracy that public officials should be accounted for, but an isolated shooting involving a psychopath is a tragedy, but no public official can be directly blamed for and no threat to democracy
— Cyrus S (@CyrusShares) November 11, 2018
Putting aside the question of proportionality, at the time of the school shootings, Donald Trump made a televised statement on the tragedy, delivered a message directed at the children of America, and invited survivors of the attack to the White House for a round table discussion. (Hogg at the time boasted that he received a personal phone call from the president and hung up on him.) In the days and weeks that followed, he spoke numerous times about developments in the case and about implementing policies that could avert further such disasters.
On the subject of the Broward Country election board scandal, he has made no formal statements but tweeted some half dozen comments, mostly on Nov. 9.