Thomas Jefferson said of American politics, “The government you elect is the government you deserve.” Not only will the residents of New York’s 14th Congressional district learn this lesson the hard way, so will the rest of America be likewise punished in the process. All because 87% of voters declared “I Don’t Care” by staying home, leaving less than 2% of the electorate to elevate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to the US Congress.
Thank God that in her first bid for re-election, Cortez will be forced into the sunlight, courtesy of the instant fame a sympathetic media has heaped on the not-ready-for-prime-time former bartender.
Cortez didn’t know that Palestine wasn’t a state, compared the southern border wall to the Berlin wall, thought she was being inaugurated instead of sworn in, and believed she signed legislation instead of actually writing it.
Cortez is a Saturday Night Live caricature unique to metro-New York that aptly demonstrates the truth of the adage, again from Jefferson, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”
Cortez typifies many 29-year-olds; over-confident, idealistic, lacking depth and ignorant of history but overly sure of themselves because they have never been told no.
Ms. Cortez, NO!