There are times when criticism can just be a misunderstanding, a difference between generations. At the State of the Union (SOTU) address, more pundits came out than 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Someone described as the best speech writer of all times was out, too, but maybe she should have stayed home.
Peggy Noonan is a well-respected Wall Street Journal columnist who is against Trump, but still retains her GOP membership. She was also a main speechwriter and special assistant to the President Ronald Reagan. At the SOTU, she served as an NBC contributor, yet sounding more like a disapproving grandmother than a pundit:
‘And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss. 2.’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted back to Noonan for urging the youngest female representative to be more feminine. That may not have been Noonan’s intent, but her words came across that way. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted:
‘Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a
#SOTU? Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.’
The representative plowed right through the misguided criticism and flew back at the real issue at high-speed. Ocasio-Cortez did what she does best: cut to the heart of a matter. She tossed aside the nice-girl advice and tore into Trump for lacking “any vision at all.”
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