“My experience here has given me a front-row seat to how deeply and unconsciously, as well as consciously, so many people in this country hate women…”
—The always entertaining AOC in a fawning puff-piece in GQ, which never felt that putting Mrs. Trump on its cover was appropriate, but now features the supposed working class heroine in a series of glamor shots in the current issue.
So let’s see: in the past seven days, the President has called half the public a “clear and present danger”s” to democracy and “semi-fascists,” and one of his party’s shining stars called a different half “misogynists.”
Did you know that Republicans are hateful and divisive?
AOC goes on to say,
And they hate women of color. People ask me questions about the future. And realistically, I can’t even tell you if I’m going to be alive in September. And that weighs very heavily on me. And it’s not just the right wing. Misogyny transcends political ideology: left, right, center.
Racist, bigoted and sexist—that’s AOC’s view of the United States of America. This is why, she tells GQ, she will probably never be President: “I admit to sometimes believing that I live in a country that would never let that happen.”
Right. That’s why she will never be President.
Conservative pundit Tom Knighton writes on substack,
The truth is, AOC is never going to be president not because of her sex or her ethnicity, but because she’s a self-avowed socialist who spouts off saying stupid stuff so often it’s an entire category of meme.
I would caution Tom that many of us once thought Joe Biden would never be President because he spent a whole career saying stupid things, and then after dementia struck, he was elected anyway. I would also remind him that in one recent poll, socialist and Stalin admirer Bernie Sanders led all Democrats as the favored candidate for President in 2024. Do I have to quote old H.L again? It’s a bit harsh, but still…
No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby. The mistake that is made always runs the other way. Because the plain people are able to speak and understand, and even, in many cases, to read and write, it is assumed that they have ideas in their heads, and an appetite for more. This assumption is a folly.
Knighton also opines,
But where AOC is wrong is the idea that the misogyny she speaks of is so pervasive that we’ll never elect a woman to the Oval Office. It’s really just a matter of time as to when that will happen. It’s not an if and we all know it.The thing is, we’ll need a female candidate coming at the right time and in the right manner.
As Knighton points out, it wasn’t misogyny but a rare anomaly in our election system that stopped Hillary from being elected President, as bad a candidate as she was. Of course a woman will be President eventually, but to “right time and in the right manner” he should have added “a competent and qualified female candidate.” Right now there aren’t any, and there haven’t been many—maybe none—so far in US political history. The problem is that civilization’s leadership model relies on male proclivities, character traits and natural instincts. There is no female leadership template; women haven’t had enough opportunity to create one. The most successful female leaders in world history have succeeded by leading like men: Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir. Consider the horrible array of female governors and big city mayors currently running amuck. Or, of course, Kamala Harris.
Once again I will mention the recent discussion with my very astute but unfortunately Democrat-favoring, MSNBC-watching sister, who challenged me to name a current female politician I would support for President. It was a gotcha!, you see, designed to show that I was biased. I answered immediately, “None! What woman would you want to see as President?” And she answered, in essence, “Uh, huminahuminahumina…” She couldn’t think of one.
And she sure wasn’t going to pick AOC…