The associate editor of the conservative-leaning news site Daily Caller recently attended an event headed by a leftist running for Congress in Missouri. The event featured a speech by the left’s new darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. What she saw there shocked and saddened her.
DC Associate Editor Virginia Kruta attended the rally for Democratic candidate Cori Bush who is running in the primary to unseat long-term Rep. William “Lacy” Clay Jr. in Missouri’s First Congressional District, which covers St. Louis. Bush spoke at her rally, of course, but the star of the show was Ocasio-Cortez, the now famous — and quickly growing infamous — socialist from New York.
Kruta said that the room was packed with several hundred supporters. But she noted that most of them were women who have been ginned up to support Bush out of “fear and anger.”
These women are all jumping to politics based on shadowy feelings that are completely unmoored from facts and reality:
From Daily Caller:
Bush’s rally packed a few hundred friends and activists into a bar called the Ready Room in St. Louis, and almost from the moment I walked through the door, I was surrounded by a group of women who were discussing over drinks the reasons they had gotten involved in politics — the two things they all had in common were anger and fear. One even said, “I just couldn’t stand being angry and afraid all the time.”
As the rally kicked off, a series of invited guests took the stage, each sharing the reasons that they supported Bush. Several mentioned the Ferguson protests — which began after police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 — and recalled being tear-gassed and arrested alongside Bush.
Others invoked the “Israeli occupation of Palestine” while still others told stories of “woke” grandchildren who asked over pancakes whether ICE was going to come and arrest them.
One even praised the strength and dedication of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur — while Ocasio-Cortez (who was waiting in the wings) and Bush nodded along.
Each of these ideas, of course, is a radical notion. None of them are rational or based on facts. They are all just hate wrapped up in shiny bows.
Kruta went on to note that as Bush and then Ocasio-Cortez spoke all they offered was fear and a long list of “free” things they would try to force the government to dole out to people. Kruta said it was “terrifying” the litany of Communist-style ideas pouring forth from these two.
“I saw how easy it would be, as a parent, to accept the idea that my children deserve healthcare and education,” Kruta said.
“I saw how easy it would be, as someone who has struggled to make ends meet, to accept the idea that a “living wage” was a human right,” she continued. “Above all, I saw how easy it would be to accept the notion that it was the government’s job to make sure that those things were provided.”
I watched as both Ocasio-Cortez and Bush deftly chopped America up into demographics, pointed out how those demographics had been victimized under the current system, and then promised to be the voice for those demographics. The movement, Ocasio-Cortez shouted, “knows no zip code. It knows no state. It knows no race. It knows no gender. It knows no documented status.
Then Bush had the gall to say she was running to “represent everyone.” Seriously. The problem is, she doesn’t represent anyone who can think.