Quote of the Day: ‘I am as powerful as a man, and it drives them crazy’

Quote of the Day: ‘I am as powerful as a man, and it drives them crazy’
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If you can’t guess who said it, here’s another analogy that might help you home in on the speaker’s identity: She is as dumb as a brick.

Yes, it is none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who — like 7-year locusts — has been a ubiquitous nuisance since her arrival on the Washington political scene.

The observation in the headline is one of a number she made during an interview with The New Yorker. As with almost everything she has said since taking office on Jan. 3, her comments address why she is constantly the butt of attacks and jokes and — as with almost everything she has said since taking office — her theories all miss the mark.

It has nothing to do with her sex. Far from “something that our society can’t deal with,” the notion of women in positions of power has been a commonplace in contemporary American society for decades. Women are captains of industry and Supreme Court justices.

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Criticisms of her also have nothing to do with her upbringing, which despite her attempts to portray herself as the “daughter of a domestic worker” (and someetimes as a former domestic worker herself), was decidedly middle class. (Her father was an architect, and from the age of five, AOC lived in a two-bedroom house in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb of New York in Westchester County.)

One factor that does play a role in all the flak she receives — and it is not limited to conservatives — is her personality: specifically her inability “to take even the slightest amount of legitimate criticism without quickly unleashing an angry tirade of childish tweets in response.”

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