[Ed. – It’s not easy being green.]
On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), furious that an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal stated that she “leads a generation of young people to take pride in their ignorance — of the laws of nature, of history, of the Constitution, of the eternal battle for freedom,” sneered back on Twitter, writing, “I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.”
The author of the op-ed, Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, has credentials that eclipse anything Ocasio-Cortez has yet achieved; she has spoken at Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Gregorian University at the Vatican, as well as served on the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and as a member of the Medicaid Commission.
Turner noted the possibility that Ocasio-Cortez’s own actions might awaken people to her misguided actions: “Perhaps her role in killing 25,000 Amazon jobs in New York will wake people up.”…