Whoopi Goldberg Tells Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Sit Down and Learn
Usually when someone offers criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the AOC responds by calling the critiquer a racist sexist mansplaining patriarchal he-devil. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But here to offer some life and career advice this time is Whoopi Goldberg. Who, last I checked, ticked off three boxes on the marginalized group rankings.
“But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say, you know, the Democrats have done nothing, the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing. And I just want to throw this out to you. John Lewis wasn’t sitting still. Dianne Feinstein wasn’t sitting still.
"There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their asses to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need.
“So you just got in there and I know you got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is running a mean social media game. I've personally written about her tendency toward stupid ideas, but the woman knows how to cause a stink and earn a lot of attention. Attention which often comes from many of us on the right, who are quick to mock her for her inability to understand basic economics, in addition to her rush to terrible socialist ideas.
Except those same terrible ideas are shared by the Democrat party. What seems to be happening, this week alone, is a concerted effort to shut up AOC. She's getting a lot of attention. Demanding it, some might say. So here comes Whoopi Goldberg telling AOC to slow her roll, to essentially sit down and shut up, the adults are talking.
Goldberg isn't wrong in her advice. I just find it curious that for once, the Democrats have a rising young star, and they want her to put a sock in it. Jealous much?