I’ve always felt that the way to become “popular” in political circles was to work hard, show the world that you care about them through your actions, and stay clean (meaning, don’t get caught up in scandals).
Late last year, we were introduced to a new way of thinking. It was one where you could have been a total unknown, burst onto the scene like a firecracker going off in a crowded elevator, and then getting everyone’s attention by not shutting up, even when the whole world knows you’re wrong.
And that was the introduction we all had to one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In the short span of inside six months, she shortened her name to AOC, and became the darling of the socialist left. Not that what she said made all that much sense…not that she really has a ton of followers…but she’s a great salesperson of AOC.
So, what’s happened in that six month time period? Well, her name recognition has shot up to where 31% of Americans know who she is. That’s pretty amazing when you consider that just a year ago, she was slinging suds in some New York City bar and grill. What’s equally as amazing is that 46% of Americans have a negative view of her. And while her recognition numbers keep going up, her approval numbers keep heading south. The more she opens her mouth, the weirder her ideas become, the more she shows the world that she has no intention of following what she wants the rest of us to do, the worse off her approval numbers are.
And it’s usually that way with people on either side that say one thing and do quite another. Look at Nancy Pelosi. Look at Al Gore. Look at a bunch of people that say one thing and do another. Hell, they don’t even have to be politicians. Look at the Hollywood elite. They espouse all of these wonderful things for those of us to follow and jump in bed with them with, and then they jet off to ski weekends, or trash beaches, and do a hundred other things that hurt the environment, all the while telling us we only have ten years before earth is extinct (again).
What can you make of this? Look, there’s no doubt in my mind that AOC is going to rock it with younger voters for a while. She will say the right things, doesn’t care what anybody thinks of her, or says about her. And she only cares about spreading what she feels are socialist ideas. The fact is, she probably couldn’t define what a socialist, a moderate, or a conservative is if her life depended on it. She’s just not that bright.
And, you can make my words on this one…just as quickly as she burst onto the scene last year, she will fade from the scene. I don’t know when and I don’t know how, but I’d put money on it that in a short time, she’ll be back applying for jobs in midtown Manhattan slinging suds!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!