Abigail vs. AOC
Ever heard the 1960s hit from Jefferson Airplane, “Somebody to Love”? Boomers remember lead singer Grace Slick belting it out on a vinyl record, while younger folks might know the words from an oldies Spotify playlist: “When the truth is found to be lies/ And all the joy within you dies.”
Those lyrics of disillusion came to mind when I watched Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on CNN on November 8, explaining that the political platform that she and her allies had been campaigning on were just slogans, as opposed to serious proposals.
On CNN’s State of the Union, anchor Jake Tapper welcomed AOC and then played an unwelcoming audio tape: the voice of Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger, saying to her fellow House Democrats, in a LOUD voice, that leftists had been dominating the discourse during the campaign, thereby jeopardizing her seat, as well as the seats of