Take any know-it-all from a freshman-level Poli Sci 101 class, put her in Congress and you’ve got Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez:
She has really strong #feeeeeelingzzz about the family separation policy but that’s about it. When she confronted former ICE Director James Homan on the matter–she of course armed with nothing more than misbegotten righteous indignation, Homan armed with decades of first-hand experience–she was clearly out of her league. Homan embarrassed her by simply pointing out that anyone period, illegal immigrant or American citizen, that commits a crime and goes to jail is separated from their families.
That’s what happens when you break the law. You go to jail. Your kids don’t go to jail with you. It’s a little more complicated at the border since they’re far away from their homes, but why should illegals be entitled to lenient, preferential treatment?
You break the law, you get locked up. Bottom line.
Ocasio tried to counter that illegal immigrants didn’t really commit any crimes because she feeeeeeeels that “asylum seeking” isn’t a crime, but Homan recited the precise section and line of the US Code that says, yes, illegally entering the United States is indeed a crime no matter how much real-life Hermoine Granger feeeeeeeels like it shouldn’t be.
Of course it was totally predictable that the College feminist turned bartender turned Member of Congress was no match for a trained, experienced career law enforcement official. That’s what happens when a clueless, inexperienced millennial gets elected to Congress based largely on the support of other clueless, feeeeeeelingz-driven millennials: they get their asses handed to them by actual adults who base their decisions and viewpoints on reality and experience instead of feeeeeelingz.
I was totally overthinking it when in past articles I theorized that perhaps Ocasio, as an ostensible anti-Establishment populist, may ultimately end up being something resembling an ally for our side in the struggle against the Uniparty Elite, but I now know that to be nonsense.
She clearly has no idea what she’s talking about. She’s 100% feelings. Just like any college feminist, she got indoctrinated with the leftwing Oppression/White Devil Narrative, is convinced she knows everything there is to know about the world, and has decided that anyone who disagrees with her is evil.
There’s really nothing more to her than that. Occasionally she may stumble onto good ideas that dovetail with what we’re trying to achieve–for instance, lifetime bans on lobbying for former members of Congress–but those moments are few and far between. On the most important question–the immigration question–she is 100% in favor of the destruction of the United States of America by way of flooding it with poor foreigners, and because of that, no matter what other marginal-by-comparison issues she actually has good ideas on, she can never be an ally of ours.