Held up as the future of the Democratic Party, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the darling of the left as democratic socialist.
But is she ready for prime time?
Not according to a recent video clip showing a persistent journalist pressing Ocasio-Cortez on her description of Israel as the occupiers of Palestine as she commented on “an increasing crisis of humanitarian conditions.”
It sounds like she’s learning to do interviews in the classic Nancy Pelosi-style; babble incoherently and pretend nobody will notice. (See video below post.)
When asked to clarify what she meant by that description, Ocasio-Cortez was lost.
“I think, what I meant is that the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to housing and homes,” she babbled.
When pressed again, the Democrat conceded that she didn’t really know what she was talking about, as Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra tweeted, saying she was “not the expert on geopolitics on this issue.”
“Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine,” Saavedra tweeted. “When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about.”
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine.
When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about. pic.twitter.com/e3Uq1eupD3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2018
Nancy Pelosi would be proud.
And while the interviewer was impressed with Ocasio-Cortez’s honesty, social media users had a whole other take on events.
Here’s a sampling of reactions from Twitter:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing a great service. Her argument is twofold: Israel a colonizing occupier of Palestine, and that she doesn’t know anything about the conflict.
Accurate: those who think this have no idea what they’re talking about. At least she’s honest.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 16, 2018
If she were a Republican, she'd now be labeled stupid by every major media outlet in America. But she's a democratic socialist, which is itself inherently stupid, so she will instead be given a free pass. https://t.co/U8499XMFcH
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 16, 2018
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) July 16, 2018
We should help the Iraq.
Give them maps.
“Such as the Iraq, Everywhere, Like, Such As..”
Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 cringeworthy.
— Ryan Maue | weathermodels.com (@RyanMaue) July 16, 2018
Wow, and she won in an upset? How bad was the other guy? This was uncomfortable to watch.
— Miller Time (@PapaMillz1) July 16, 2018
She didn’t even know how to pronounce the word Palestinian. Or what the correct word was for that matter and just stopped at Palestine. THIS is the perfect example of those that crowd the streets and don’t even realize what they’re actually “fighting” for. *LikeRightsAndStuff
— Mmp75 (@N8iveSD) July 16, 2018
As we can read from the comments people aren’t used to reporters not giving Liberals a pass when they botch things. They are stunned that someone didn’t just take her bullshit at face value and pay her on the back like @CNN or @MSNBC would have done.
— ??????????? ??????????? (@Tool_Trooper) July 16, 2018
No kidding! She knows nothing! She’s an activist! She dickered NY voters in district. With bull S*** lies enough to oust current Democrat! She’s a socialist/ Communist! Vote GOP! @MSNBC @ABC @TheView @FoxNews @seanhannity @thefive
— Janet Cascio (@Rocofagi1) July 16, 2018
Like most socialists, or lunatics on the left, they parrot few key phrases..bumper sticker phrases..but when questioned they respond like this woman…lots of silence and then the truth comes out that they have no idea what they are talking about.
— Amos (PHYSICS READER) (@amos_barash) July 16, 2018
This is almost textbook in its comically emblematic Millennial "all slogan, no thought" perfection.
She will still win in November by a >60% margin. https://t.co/KrhRBJ6Y76
— Jeff B., who on earth is this guy?? (@EsotericCD) July 16, 2018
Hell, it was ugly that even CNN reporter Chris Cillizza felt compelled to comment:
This is brutal https://t.co/9IDSSXzlFF
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) July 16, 2018
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