I have a great respect for Ocasio-Cortez (RESPEK WAHMEN), more than just the average respect you give to most humans. She manages to be a likable personality, despite holding very strong opinions. She gets both good and bad media attention constantly, which is why she reminds me of President Donald Trump.
Think of it this way. Ocasio-Cortez’s popularity soared almost out of nowhere, much like Trump’s surprising GOP candidacy. They both are unashamed of being themselves, not playing by the conventional rules of decorum in politics. She’s just as ready to call someone out on Twitter as Trump.
Because of this, I can see Ocasio-Cortez’s appeal. Because despite disagreeing with the majority of what she says, I can’t help but respect her for what she is doing.
She is changing the political game, much like Trump did. She is taking the Left in a more progressive direction, calling for them to leave their moderate concessions to the GOP behind.
This is a good thing in my eyes, despite identifying as right-wing myself. I want the Left to act like they’re really left on the political scale. This is not to say I don’t want both left-wing and right-wing politicians to work together, but I want them to be honest about where they really are. If we are honest with each other, we will go further in dialogue.
Ocasio-Cortez danced once on video, Trump ate KFC chicken with a fork and Obama reached over the Chipotle glass, media coverage over popular figures has always been sensationalist garbage, which is why the public loves it.
Ocasio-Cortez is the new Trump, prepare for years of memes, 10-second clips and a radical shift in both parties by their presence.