CBS News asks Ocasio-Cortez how a woman of color can back ‘old white guy’ Bernie Sanders?

CBS News asks Ocasio-Cortez how a woman of color can back ‘old white guy’ Bernie Sanders?
Bernie Sanders with fellow socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

The mainstream media should know by now that it’s not polite to ask Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hard questions. Evidently unmindful of that stricture, CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion gave the freshman congresswoman a killer. Killion demanded to know how a “woman of color” could possibly throw her support behind an “old white guy” like Bernie Sanders for president.

That’s a lot of racism to unpack in one question. (RELATED: It’s official: ‘White man’ is now an insult in the English language)

Three members of Ocasio-Cortez’s ragtag group of congresswomen known as the Squad – the leader herself, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib – have endorsed Bernie as he struggles to gain ground in 2020 Democrat primary.

Killion naturally wanted to know how those three women who constantly play racist, sexist, and ageist political games could possibly get behind a candidate who is of pallor, a male of the species, and an old fart to boot. “And is this the future of the party?” Killion asked. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Tries to Mock ‘Older Male GOP’ Member, Turns Out He’s a Democrat)

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First Killion asked Ocasio-Cortez whether she endorsed Sanders while he was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. Affirming that that was the case, and seeming to acknowledge that timing seemed curious, the freshman congresswoman explained, “It was a gut check,” then hastened to add, “And by the way, neither me nor the senator cannot do this by ourselves.” Got it.

And why support the oldest white male in the pack? Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying she’d like the Democratic party to be seen as the one willing to reach across certain demographic aisles for one common cause, an utterly hilarious suggestion since the resistance constantly views Republicans as consisting solely of old, white men who are racist, sexist, and xenophobic.

“I’m actually very excited about this partnership because it shows what we have to do in our country is that we have to come together across race, across gender, across generation,” she claimed.

Jane Eisner, director of Academic Affairs at Columbia Journalism School, was confused by the endorsement. “I find it fascinating that women of color overlook female and minority candidates to endorse a white guy,” Eisner wrote. “Is ‘identity politics’ over? Is ideology more important than race and gender?”

No, of course, it isn’t over. How do we know this? Because had an old, white Republican endorsed a person of color for president, the media wouldn’t be curious about anything; they’d attack the person of color for betraying his race. (RELATED: Rashida Tlaib Demands Detroit Police Chief Only Hire Blacks to Run Facial Recognition Software)

Racial Politics

Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t fool anyone. She doesn’t give a damn about reaching “across race, across gender, across generation.” She only cares about propping up the most radical socialist in the party to implement her own radical policies and platforms.

This past April, she took a swipe at an “older male member” of the GOP for posing with a cardboard cutout of “young female legislators.” The cardboard cutout was her. And the older GOP member was Democrat John Yarmuth.

As for the other Bernie-supporting Squad members, they’re equally racist. Tlaib believes police should hire blacks exclusively to run their facial recognition software because other races think they “all look the same.” Omar, meanwhile, believes Americans “should be more fearful of white men.” The Minnesota Democrat also said, “This is not going to be the country of white people.”

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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