Well, American politics hit a new low on Monday.
I wasn't going to write this up, but ultimately, it seems relevant in light of stinging comments Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered at South by Southwest over the weekend.
While AOC's "irredeemable" characterization of capitalism grabbed all the headlines on Saturday, it was her scathing indictment of cynicism and political apathy that was perhaps even more germane in the current environment.
For those who missed it, here is the clip:
When we presented that on Sunday, we put it in the context of what will almost surely be seen in hindsight as a mishandling by the Democratic party of its own rising superstars.
Democrats' willingness to ostracize Ilhan Omar for raising uncomfortable issues about the influence of the pro-Israel lobby and the tendency for moderates to adopt a condescending approach to the economic and environmental platform of Ocasio-Cortez, are indicative of an aversion to real change. That aversion isn't pitched as such, of course. Rather, it's justified by allusions to what's "realistic" or "feasible", which is precisely the attitude that Ocasio-Cortez took to task on Saturday in front
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