For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s next dance number, she will be dancing on the graves of the Republican Party, who refuse to move into the 21st century and take an accurate gauge of what the new and largest voting class stands for.
On Lou Dobb’s Fox Business show, former GOP campaign consultant and frequent guest Ed Rollins criticized Democrats for putting “the little girl” in front of the camera as one of their new, young faces. That didn’t go over well with anyone who supports the young representative or with millennials as a whole.
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 5, 2019
The continued misogynistic insults toward a young woman who holds two college degrees and earned a seat in Congress by winning the votes of the people she represents is just more proof that the GOP has lost touch with American voters and are terrified by women in power. At 29 years old, Ocasio-Cortez is no more a “little girl” than Ed Rollins or Lou Dobbs are, but infantilizing her is a favorite tactic of the right. After all, their best and brightest are all old white men and a few far-right young folks who are happy to trade morals and intellectual debate for fame and money.
Actual policy debates are lost among the dismissal of those who offer alternative solutions for being young and female. At this rate, the GOP will try to continue to control the narrative, but luckily, there are new, young representatives willing to fight back and refuse to let them do so.
Twitter supported Ocasio-Cortez calling out Rollins. Read some of their comments below:
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