Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez Fumbles When Answering About Israel/Palestine
It's perfectly fine not to be an expert on every single geo-political topic in the world. Especially if you're not actually responsible for geo-political topics. The problem with not being an expert is to first pretend you are an expert, only to get busted as a certifiable moron. That's what happened to Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, the new socialist hero for the Democrats. She weighed in on the Israel/Palestinian brouhaha. Then gets busted for knowing as much about Palestine as a head of broccoli.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine. When pressed on what she… https://t.co/yj2TRBoIPH— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra) 1531713809.0
Part of me is sympathetic. I often like to see how far I can get into a conversation, speaking with authority, on a topic of which I know very little. Say something with enough confidence, and people will believe you.
However, I'm not in politics. I'm not a Democratic Socialist out on the trail, bashing Israel, capitalists, and people who use underarm deodorant. If I were a political hack, I'd at least nail down my talking points in case a decent journalist crossed my path. Sure, sure, decent journalists are like rainbow-pooping unicorns. Still. Be prepared. Have the platform points ready: Israel is an occupying force because something something the Jews suck. Capitalism is a mistake because something something it's not fair, something something the rich. Abortion is a constitutional human right even though it's no where in the constitution. But guns are bad, the Second Amendment is outdated, something something muskets.
Someone get Alexandria a script. Or a working link to Vox.