You know the Dems are getting desperate about 2024 when they start floating the most absurd of absurd potential candidates for 2024.
From Hillary Clinton to Pete Buttigieg to Kamala Harris to Joe Biden himself, the options for Democrats’ 2024 roster of potential presidential candidates appears less than promising.
In fact, it appears downright humorous in more ways than one.
However, even that list appears “serious” relative of the suggestion of author Michael Starr Hopkins, a Democratic PR strategist who recently penned a rather shocking opinion piece in The Hill.
That opinion piece is titled, “AOC is the Democrats’ best shot against Trump in 2024.”
On so many levels, Hopkins must be kidding.
For starters, to even suggest AOC as a presidential candidate is beyond hilarious.
Secondly, to claim that AOC constitutes “the best shot” to beat Trump?
Are the Democrats serious?
Apparently, they are, or at least Hopkins is, given the extraordinary praise and platitudes that he heaped upon AOC in his editorial.
Including an extended analogy with none other than Barack Obama.
“When Barack Obama came out of nowhere to win his Senate seat in 2004, it almost felt preordained. As if he was the person we had been waiting for to breathe fresh air into the Democratic Party,” Hopkins gushed.
“Preordained” by the funds of George Soros or some other likeminded leftist with far too much money and far too little conscience at hand.
“Flash forward to 2018, and the meteoric rise of a 29-year-old bartender from Queens feels eerily similar. She has been unafraid, unapologetic and unwilling to bend to the will of Washington. She is a force to be reckoned with, and in 2024 Democrats are going to need her force to reckon with Republicans,” Hopkins trilled.
Wow, because “unapologetic” and “unwilling” are such great traits for a president to have.
The same adjectives could be used to describe the rather violent BLM movement.
Should BLM run for the presidency as well?
Why not, as clearly multiple unknown people outside of Biden are leading the nation.
One thing is for sure: AOC sure isn’t shy about sharing her emotions.
Just consider how “mad” she gets over Senators Manchin and Sinema.
“This idea that one person gets to go on television and provide weak arguments as to why they are blocking the basic civil rights of our Americans, and journalists don’t push back, and our party leadership doesn’t push back, and the president doesn’t push back forcefully – that makes me mad,” AOC whined.
Yeah well, a whole lot of other things make Americans “mad,” and that includes wastrels in Washington, D.C. spending tax revenues like there’s no tomorrow.
AOC has gone on the record whining about a 6-figure salary, so it’s safe to say she’s not exactly in tune with the people she claims to represent.
It’s also safe to say her most diehard followers, like Mr. Hopkins, have no qualms about criticizing “white people.”
“There is no denying that AOC would boost GOP turnout as a result of coverage on right wing networks built to scare elderly white voters,” Hopkins insolently drawled, “but she would electrify the party’s base, turn out the youth at record levels and bring the party together by acknowledging the threat posed by electing Trump Republicans.”
“Elderly white voters.”
That’s nice. Way to characterize an entire voting block in such a monolithic way.
Not to mention way to reveal the clear prejudice against “elderly white people” whose taxes have helped fund many of AOC’s pet projects in the first place.
Hopkins really lays it on thick when he speaks about AOC as if she were a once in a generation inspiration.
“There will never be another Barack Obama, but I have a feeling we’ll be saying the same about AOC. When opportunity meets preparation and history creates the moment, the cream of the crop always rises, leaving everyone else behind,” Hopkins concluded poetically.
Wow. What an opinion piece.
It would have been much more appropriate in a theater class, given the clear theater that would ensue if anyone like AOC runs for the presidency.
Obama was bad enough.
However, some Republicans think that running AOC would be a straight up giveaway to conservatives, which may well be the case.
“Please, Please, Please, Pretty Please, run her,” Law Enforcement Today Senior National Law Enforcement Contributor Rob O’Donnell commented.
Well, law enforcement unions would have endless reels of AOC backing BLM, so a series of attack ads would most certainly be effective.
Twitter generally roasted Hopkins’s assessment, with users making far more salient observations than AOC herself ever does.
“No, a 32 year-old, fairly inexperienced and largely unpopular congresswoman from a deep blue part of the country without a serious legislative track record is not, in fact, the Democratic Party’s best shot against Trump in 2024,” user @RyanJakubowski tweeted.
To be far, Biden’s own track record, especially with foreign policy, is problematic, according to Obama’s own former defense secretary, Robert Gates.
In a memoir, Gates alleged Biden had been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
So, like AOC on economic issues, basically.
Though Biden’s incorrectness may lead to nuclear war.
Which is probably why Democrats are so desperate in the first place, as humorously noted by Save America PAC Communications Director Taylor Budowich.
“Alternative headline: ‘Democrats admit they have no shot in 2024,’” Budowich succinctly quipped.
And with that, Budowich’s argument wins over Hopkins, with far fewer words involved.
Author: Jane Jones