Friday, January 11, 2019

Okay for conservatives to like AOC?

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Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine:

Am I allowed to say that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is likable?
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. She has an easy, open demeanor, fun-loving smile, stunning good looks, and an ability to make arguments few others are brave enough to make. She’s manifestly sincere, charismatic, and, despite her occasional factual overreaches, engaging the issues that really matter. She can dance! She once went by “Sandy.” 

And when conservatives like me — or even Ann Coulter — are revisiting the question of tax redistribution in a society that is being torn apart by late capitalism, she makes a kind of sense. 

She is still a little wet behind the ears, and will doubtless mature in office, but her energy, good humor and, yes, charm are integral to her appeal. They help her persuade people of her arguments. 

There’s a reason some Republicans are owning themselves with their AOC obsession: They can recognize a deadly talent when they see it...

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