By this point in the game, anyone who isn’t a hardcore democratic socialist, a member of the media, or part of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s immediate family understands that the 29-year-old former bartender is the dimmest of Democrat dim bulbs. In gaffe after publicized gaffe, the young congresswoman-to-be has shown her limited depth of knowledge when it comes to the Israel/Palestinian conflict, the cost of universal healthcare, and even the branches of the federal government.
Even so, it gave us great pleasure to hear a voice straight from the White House call Ocasio-Cortez out on her ignorance.
Speaking to Fox News on Tuesday, Conway said that she wanted to defend outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who has been under fire from the left for supposedly failing to “control” Donald Trump.
“He is in his fifth decade of public service, and this country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that’s been spewed about him, even recently from the left and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, the Middle East, military funding — really embarrassing,” Conway said. “For her to even use a slur against him yesterday — and I won’t repeat her name or the slur — but let me stand up for Gen. John Kelly. He’s done a magnificent job for this country for almost 50 years, and that includes here at the White House as our chief of staff for about a year and a half.”
Conway was referencing a tweet Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Monday, in which she demanded that Kelly apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson for referring to her as an “empty barrel” last October.
“He was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength — it’s cowardice.”
For this idiot from Brooklyn to refer to Gen. John Kelly as a coward is a new level of ignorance. But it hardly surprises us coming from her. She wouldn’t know how to begin to respect a man with the dignity, courage, and leadership of a John Kelly. His entire life and career is anathema to her view of the United States as an evil empire that must be brought down for its racism, sexism, classism, and every other kind of -ism you can think of.
To her, fighting for this country on the battlefield likely represents a character flaw. She would rather spend her time defending that clown-in-a-cowboy-hat down in Florida – a woman whose contributions to this country are, well, difficult to pinpoint.
Much like Ocasio-Cortez’s area of expertise.