Just when you thought Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t tweet anything dumber

Just when you thought Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t tweet anything dumber

If you want to know the danger of catapulting some random person from anonymity to a media sensation overnight, take a look at Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The 29-year-old has been a member of Congress for exactly 27 days and she’s already lecturing other House members on procedure, complaining that lawmakers don’t “need five days'” notice to attend the questioning of witnesses by Democratic lawyers.

Veteran Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) replied to AOC’s rebuke, delivered on the House floor, by noting the complexity of scheduling, explaining, “We’re not just sitting around eating bonbons, waiting for the call of anybody.”

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Ocasio-Cortez’s greenness is showing in more telling ways. An example is her tweet today in reaction to comments by her latest mortal foe, coffee magnate Howard Schultz. Schultz isn’t enthralled with Ocasio-Cortez or her ideas, as is is his prerogative, but she hasn’t yet learned that when you’re out there as a public figure, people are going to disagree with you, including members of your own party. Instead, AOC turns petulant and attempts, usually ineffectually, to put her critics in their place.

Witness her message for Schultz, who has announced his own intention to run for president:

Schultz of course did work his way up financially, but that isn’t what Ocasio-Cortez’s critique focuses on. Her beef, rather, is that billionaires in her view should pursue their political ambitions humbly, running for (to use her example) a seat on city council.

Think about that for a minute. She is arguing that a man who has built from the ground up a corporation that currently employs thousands of workers worldwide should put aside all of his executive and management expertise and start his political career running for dog catcher. And this coming from a woman, moreover, whose only previous job was bartender. By her own logic — if not for the good of the country — should Ocasio-Cortez not immediately vacate her seat in the House of Representatives so that she can “work her way up” in politics or does that apply only to billionaires?

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.