She flatters herself that it would take anything “directed” and “concerted” to topple a mental lightweight like her, but scarcely three months into her first job that allows her to sit, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is certain that she is the target of a vast right-wing conspiracy.
This seems to be the only way for her to cope with her low approval ratings. Yesterday, a Quinnipiac poll was released that found that only 23% of Americans have a favorable view of her while 36% have an unfavorable view, giving her a –13% overall approval rating. A Gallup poll released last week found her approval ratings similarly underwater.
But rather than accept the reality that she is new on the job and that so far she has said one lame-brained thing after another, the 29-year-old former bartender and waitress believes sinister forces are at work to topple her:
It’s almost as though there is a directed + concerted far-right propaganda machine with a whole cable news channel, and a dark-money internet operation propped up by the Mercers et al dedicated to maligning me & stoking nat’l division, reported on by @JaneMayerNYer or something https://t.co/HChBp04c8W
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2019
While some Democrats are trying to prop her up and give her positive feedback over the likes of her ludicrous $93 trillion Green New Deal, the party has to be aware on some level of Ocasio-Cortez’s potential to be an enormous liability for them. The problem isn’t so much that she is new on the job as it is her utter cluelessness on the way government — and, for that matter, life — works.