Liberal website Vox is not a fan of Donald Trump, his administration or really anyone with an “R” by their name. On the other hand, they will pretty much defend and cheerlead for anyone on the left, especially the far left.
Don’t believe me?
Well, now they want incoming New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for President of the United States. Seriously, a writer over at Vox wants a woman who believes that she will inaugurated into office as a Congressman to run for president.
Check out these reasons they believe she should run for the highest office in the land: One is because of her nickname, I’m not even kidding, sadly.
One good sign that AOC should run for president is that she has a nickname — AOC.
A House Democratic staffer told me the other day that “ACO” was a good example of something, and I knew exactly who she meant despite the error because there aren’t any other members of Congress who have widely recognized nicknames that you would just drop into casual conversation.
Another reason, according to VOX, Ocasio-Cortez should run for president is because of her age. She’s only 29, six years too young to run for President of the United States. However, the writer actually complains about that constitutional provision saying those should be 35.
Besides which, 29 (Ocasio-Cortez’s age) just honestly isn’t that young. People younger than that are routinely trusted with life-and-death situations in a huge array of contexts, ranging from parenting to military service.
The constitutional prohibition on people under the age of 35 serving as president is just one of these weird lacuna that was handed down to us from the 18th century but that nobody would seriously propose creating today if not for status quo bias.
But how do they answer this question about Ocasio-Cortez’s age? Don’t worry, they have a terrific, answer:
But more to the point, the really awful thing about being old is that you just keep getting older over time.
However, if the writer of this dumb piece actually thought they would get approval from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself, they were badly mistaken.
How about… no.
Sometimes political media is too fixated on personalities instead of policies.
The whole country JUST went through an exhausting midterm election. We need a break.
Can we instead talk about healthcare, a living wage, legalizing cannabis, GND, & other issues? https://t.co/JoiNmsgNTH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 13, 2018