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Klavan: The Secret To AOC's Success

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the perfect cross between political likability and brainless ignorance, or so says The Daily Wire's Andrew Klavan. It's a dangerous mix in Congress, he says, yet the public and the media continue to let her skate by. Why? Klavan addresses the secret to AOC's success despite her breathtaking lack of knowledge on Monday's episode of "The Andrew Klavan Show."

"Whoever turns to a beautiful young woman and says, 'You know what? You’re kind of an idiot!' Nobody," Klavan said. "Nobody does that, maybe other women, but no man does that. You can tell she radiates this confidence while she’s so ignorant that she doesn’t even know how she would pay for any of her plans, she doesn’t know the traditions of America, she doesn’t know the laws of America. Where do you get that kind of confidence if it’s not from the fact that she’s young and pretty and vibrant? I even find her likable, I just also find her a complete idiot. If I met her I would probably like her."

Klavan played a clip of Ocasio-Cortez telling CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, "I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right."

"So these are our new congresswomen, our new congresspeople from the Left. You can’t be moral if you don’t know the facts, because how can you get the right result if you don’t know what the facts are?" Klavan asked. "You know, I have this problem on the Right as well. I have this problem when people start talking about fixing the problems in a country that doesn’t exist when they start talking about 'morality should be the same as it was before there was birth control.'"

He continued: "That’s all well and good to say that, but that’s not going to happen because birth control changes everything. It changes the consequences, and the one thing the founders knew, they knew human nature, they knew its weaknesses, they knew its sinfulness and its excesses and its greed, and they played to that. If you can’t play to that because you don’t know the facts of life, you can be a moral person yourself, but you cannot work toward a moral nation, and you cannot work toward moral solutions if you don’t know the facts."

"But it doesn’t matter, because she is Alexandria and everybody loves her, and that’s what gives her the confidence that she has," he added.

Video and transcript below:

You know, she's so cute, and people keep writing to me, just telling me what a sexist I am because I keep pointing out the fact that she’s a very attractive young woman, and I know right-wingers think that everything goes the way they like it, so they don’t like her - or at least what she stands for - so they think she’s unattractive, but she’s not. She’s a very pretty girl and it may be sexist, but here’s the thing - women and men have different strengths and different weaknesses, different powers and different vulnerabilities. Who can deny that a pretty young woman has a sense of confidence and entitlement that other people don’t have? Including women who are not as pretty and certainly including men?

Whoever turns to a beautiful young woman and says, “you know what? You’re kind of an idiot!” Nobody. Nobody does that - maybe other women - but no man does that. You can tell she radiates this confidence while she’s so ignorant that she doesn’t even know how she would pay for any of her plans, she doesn’t know the traditions of America, she doesn’t know the laws of America. Where do you get that kind of confidence if it’s not from the fact that she’s young and pretty and vibrant? I even find her likable, I just also find her a complete idiot. If I met her I would probably like her.

Anderson Cooper had her on, in just this incredible soft-ball interview - just the kind of thing you would expect. But he asked her about the fact that she doesn’t know anything, that everything she says is untrue:

Anderson Cooper: "One of the criticisms of you is that you’re math is fuzzy. The Washington Post recently awarded you four Pinocchios for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending."

Ocasio-Cortez: "If people want to really blow-up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees, I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right."

Anderson Cooper: "But being factually correct is important."

Ocasio-Cortez: "It’s absolutely important, and whenever I make a mistake, I say “Okay this was clumsy.” And then I restate what my point was. But it’s not the same thing as the president lying about immigrants. It’s not the same thing at all."

First of all, I don’t know what lies she’s referring to, it seems to me that Donald Trump has got the immigrant story pretty much right. I mean, criminals coming through the border, terrorists, suspected terrorists coming across the border. We need border security, we all know it, everybody except Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. What she just said there was just "what difference does it make if you know the facts as long as you’re moral?" But of course the whole point is you can’t be moral without knowing the facts.

So these are our new congresswomen, our new congresspeople from the left, you can’t be moral if you don’t know the facts, because how can you get the right result if you don’t know what the facts are? You know, I have this problem on the right as well, I have this problem when people start talking about fixing the problems in a country that doesn’t exist, when they start talking about "morality should be the same as it was before there was birth control." That’s all well and good to say that, but that’s not going to happen because birth control changes everything, It changes the consequences, and the one thing the founders knew, they knew human nature, they knew its weaknesses, they knew its sinfulness and its excesses and its greed, and they played to that. If you can’t play to that because you don’t know the facts of life, you can be a moral person yourself, but you cannot work toward a moral nation, and you cannot work toward moral solutions if you don’t know the facts.

But it doesn’t matter, because she is Alexandria and everybody loves her, and that’s what gives her the confidence that she has.

 
 
 

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