It was an honor to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you, @jeremycorbyn!
Also honored to share a great hope in the peace, prosperity, + justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another across class, race, + identity both at home & abroad. https://t.co/7qnz42I8du
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 3, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jeremy Corbyn have a fair bit in common. Both offer dingbat socialist solutions to genuine problems and have an army of fanatical supporters, most of whom are deranged. Other than the fact Corbyn is an old, white male (albeit one sufficiently cowed), my guess is their respective supporters are pretty much interchangeable. The trouble is, whereas Corbyn’s brand can’t possibly suffer any more damage than has already been sustained, AOC’s can. Her political career lies ahead of her, whereas what passes for Corbyn’s is almost over. If she were as media-savvy as people claim, she’d know Corbyn is a loser who stumbled into the post by accident and in three years of opposition has barely laid a glove on the most pathetic, dysfunctional Tory government in living memory. Inevitably:
Hi @PopChassid – thank you for bringing this to me. We cannot + will not move forward without deep fellowship and leadership with the Jewish community. I’ll have my team reach out. 💜
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019
Her response is unlikely to satisfy American Jews, particularly considering her much-publicised friendship with two openly antisemitic, newly-elected congresswomen. At some point, if she wants a full career in politics, AOC is going to have to broaden her appeal beyond the fanatics. Being young she has time, but she’d do well learn to spot liabilities like Corbyn and give them a wide berth.