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The Ditz vs. the Don? Strategist Touts AOC as Dems’ Best Hope for 2024

The Ditz vs. the Don? Strategist Touts AOC as Dems’ Best Hope for 2024
New in PJ Media: Yes, it seems like a joke, but Michael Starr Hopkins, who says he is an “experienced Press Secretary with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry,” is dead serious: in an op-ed in The Hill on Tuesday, Hopkins argues that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Would You Like An Olive?), who is already renowned for […]

Democrat Consultant: 'AOC Is the Democrats’ Best Shot Against Trump in 2024'

Leftwing populist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the Democrats' best hope of defeating a potential run by former President Donald Trump in 2024, Michael Starr Hopkins penned in the Hill on Tuesday. 

Guest Post: Ken Green on Applying Game Theory to Politics

(Steven Hayward)

Ken Green takes up the old moral instruction “two wrongs don’t make a right,” but in fact game theory suggests that a strict tit-for-tat response actually leads to optimal outcomes eventually. Rather than walk through the headache-inducing and opaque equations and symbols of game theory, he simply ponders why treating the left with their own medicine is more likely to make them discover game theory for themselves:

So, I was talking to the wife about the tale of AOC, her callipygous attributes, and her recent experience with public harassment, and I opined that, well, I could see some virtue in her having to experience the kind of harassment that she’s advocated for applying to others in public office. In fact, I even expressed the thought that more of the people who advocate for such harassment should probably get a taste of it themselves, by way of helping them to understand why it’s not a good thing.

Well, as expected from prior conversations, the wife (who unlike me, was not raised in a barn) invoked the cardinal rule, saying, “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Well, that told me, so, I moved on…

But then the other day, cruising my usual haunts on the internet, I saw that right here in my very-temporary (and probably getting more temporary each time I open my mouth) guest digs, John Hinderaker says the same thing, and adds the second clause of the “two-wrongs” axiom, a “we conservatives should not be dragged down to the Democrats’ level” overlay.” I’m not sure, but I think this implies that it is somehow degrading to oneself to both recognize, and then adopt a tactic that one’s assailant thinks is appropriate, a sort of “turn the other cheek” thing. But then, what do I know about that, I’m Jewish. I was always taught that if you turn the other cheek after someone slaps you, you’ll just get slapped on the other cheek.

Anyway, on top of all that, AOC says, “I don’t feel safe,” (despite having access to an ultra-secure, underground parking and subway system that would take her anywhere in the capital complex she wanted to be in total comfort and safety, should she choose to actually use it.)

And Knight-in-Tarnished-Armor Bill O’Reilly Tweets “there oughta be a law!” (Kinda selective timing in all sorts of ways there, Bill).

So, here is my Devil’s Advocate argument: I would contend that we actually have a moral obligation to respond to things that are destructive of the social order (as the whole Mad Maxine “Get in their Face” mentality of public protest is), and even more, we have an obligation to respond to those things effectively and educationally: teaching those engaging in destructive behavior why that behavior is wrong. And what better way to do it than to essentially treat people as they are treating others, so that they can come to understand why it is bad?

Instead, the right has “tut-tutted” at this stuff for my entire life, with no seeming effect, strutting around chanting “Marquis of Queensberry,” like lads from a scene in The Quiet Man. (Had to get that in here…favorite movie…) If anything, the harassment of the left has become more intense, harmful, omnipresent, and destructive of the social order.

And there’s another thing. As for “two wrongs make a right,” doing this would not be a “wrong,” by AOC’s own standard. In fact, it would a “right” thing to do. When a person, as AOC did, asserts the rightness of taking a certain pain-inflicting action on others, she is declaring that she believes this is legitimate moral action. By implication, therefore, she’s saying that she, personally, accepts that having others do the same to her would be equally moral acts.

That’s not to say that I think we should be establishing bounty funds to track the whereabouts of every public official we don’t like, and dispatch hooligans to hassle them (as the left seems to have done with Justice Kavanaugh) – that can only lead to negative consequences, including the likely reality that the political class will respond to incentives and isolate themselves even further from normal public interaction, rendering them even more out of touch with the values and norms of the population they govern.

So what is it, PowerLiners? Is it “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” or “don’t sink to their level”—or is it more a matter of “what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander?” And, about gandering… I have to say, it’s hard to feel sympathy for AOC on the derriere front (back? whatever). Let’s not forget that she did choose to turn that real estate into a billboard reading “Eat the Rich” at a Met Gala. So, It’s a bit late to be saying, “my tush is off-limits” isn’t it?

Nolte: NY Leftists Rips AOC's 'Performative Resistance Art' Arrest

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Fascist) is taking heat from her own on the left for "doing performative resistance art for the cameras" and "not doing healthcare."

FNC's Perino: AOC Went into Politics Because She Wanted to 'Play Congress'

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
Dana Perino told her co-hosts on FNC's 'The Five" that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into politics to "play Congress" like children play house.

AOC Brags About Pro-Abortion 'Arrest,' Denies Faking Handcuffs

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday denied faking being in handcuffs, despite video showing her doing so, while expressing pride in getting arrested for fighting for the forced termination of unborn children.

Police Brutality In Washington

(John Hinderaker)

Earlier today, there was a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court building in Washington. A number of Democratic politicians participated. The protesters blocked traffic so as to get themselves “arrested” as an act of political theater.

What is funny about this is that several of them, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, put their arms behind their backs, pretending to have been handcuffed by police officers. A liberal’s gotta suffer, right? The New York Post reports:

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly mocked on social media Tuesday after she put her arms behind her back to imitate being handcuffed following her arrest at a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court.
AOC kept up the charade of being restrained for a few steps before raising her fist to supporters watching from the sidewalk. She then crossed her wrists behind her back again in the faux handcuffed position.

While ostensibly in police custody, Ocasio-Cortez addressed the press–her favorite audience–with no handcuffs in sight:

Ilhan Omar also briefly pretended to be handcuffed:

But the pretense didn’t last long:

Grainy video of Omar also showed the “Squad” member walking several steps with her hands behind her back as if handcuffed. However, she too raised her right arm in a clenched-fist salute without any difficulty.

Someone with a mind less elevated than my own might wonder whether there is some psychological explanation for these women wanting to pose as if handcuffed. But I won’t go there.

The numerous Congresspeople and others who obstructed traffic are liable for a $50 fine, so the price they will pay for their moment of theater is vanishingly small.

ABC News Photo Falsely Portrays AOC, Ilhan Omar as Being Handcuffed

ABC News perpetuated AOC's fake propaganda when it shared photographs that appeared to show her and Ilhan Omar being handcuffed by police. 

WATCH: AOC Pretends to Be Handcuffed After Arrest at Abortion Protest Outside of Supreme Court

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday seemingly pretended to be handcuffed after being escorted away during a pro-abortion protest outside of the Supreme Court, generating mockery across social media, as U.S. Capitol Police arrested over a dozen members of Congress.

Democrat Primary Candidates Threaten Far-Left 'Squad' Members

Establishment Democrats could break up the party's far-left "Squad" with primary challenges against firebrands Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush. The two are part of the five-member, far-left Squad, along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).