Ridiculous: Vox wants constitutional change so Ocasio-Cortez can run for president

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It’s amazing that some progressives actually take this womyn seriously.

From Fox News: Liberal political website Vox is getting accused of jumping the shark after publishing an appeal to “fix the Constitution ASAP” so that 29-year-old incoming Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can run for president – claiming “there’s no time like the present to start working to abolish arbitrary qualifications.”

Wednesday’s lengthy piece, “It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president,” declared that everyone from immigrants to recent college grads should be eligible.

Vox co-founder and senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias wrote that “phenomenon” Ocasio-Cortez “is the biggest star in the Democratic Party,” and therefore it is “completely ridiculous” that the Constitution makes anyone under the age of 35 ineligible to run for president of the United States.

“There’s nothing wrong with old people per se, but essentially everyone has lost a step or two both mentally and physically by their mid-70s,” Yglesias wrote. “The really awful thing about being old is that you just keep getting older over time.”

Even Ocasio-Cortez pushed back on the premise:

“How about… no,” she wrote. “Sometimes political media is too fixated on personalities instead of policies. The whole country JUST went through an exhausting midterm election. We need a break.”

This is truly Vox’s jump the shark moment. Not exactly sure how you can claim to be anything other than pure parody when you are publishing pieces like this. I guess they believe – wrongly – that all publicity – even negative publicity- is good,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News.

NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News that Vox is “supposed to be knowledgeable and explain things to the masses” but “always finds a way to baffle people by showing that they’re the ones who struggle with basic facts and trying to explain things.”

“Vox is quickly becoming a parody of itself and this fantasy of wanting her to be president even though she hasn’t been sworn in yet is ludicrous,” Houck said. “At least Barack Obama had served in the state Senate and then the U.S. Senate for a few years and could have claimed to have had some experience in office.”

Yglesias argued that “young is better than old” and suggested America would be better off with Ocasio-Cortez than an older candidate such as Bernie Sanders, 77, or the 76-year-old Joe Biden.

“We’re sitting here in the winter of 2018 talking about filling a presidential term that won’t start until 2021 — with an inevitable reelection campaign in 2024 for a term that wouldn’t end until early 2029,” Yglesias wrote.

Yglesias noted that people even younger are often “trusted with life-and-death situations in a huge array of contexts” such as having children and serving in the military.

“The constitutional prohibition on people under the age of 35 serving as president is just one of these weird lacuna that was handed down to us from the 18th century but that nobody would seriously propose creating today if not for status quo bias,” he wrote.

Yglesias even argued that her “AOC” nickname works in her favor.

“Is having a nickname a sign that you would exercise good judgment in the Oval Office? Absolutely not. But it’s proof positive that she’s an honest-to-goodness political superstar, and it’s clear that’s what many Democrats are looking for in 2020,” he wrote.

Yglesias tweeted that “AOC should run for president and dare the Supreme Court to stop her.” His message was met with an onslaught of criticism online.

“It’s amazing someone gives you a paycheck,” one user wrote while another added, “I get that you don’t like old people, but you’re going to be one someday, so maybe lay off the hatred for now.”

The argument for changing the presidential requirements is among a host of ideas being floated on the left for major constitutional overhauls in response to President Trump’s administration and, most recently, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Critics have floated packing the Supreme Court, overhauling the Electoral College and considering term limits on the high court in response.


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23 responses to “Ridiculous: Vox wants constitutional change so Ocasio-Cortez can run for president

  1. This mestizo with the surname of a hated marrano Conquistador, claims to be part Sephardic!

    Ocasio-Cortez claims Jewish ancestry
    Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims her family is descended from Sephardic Jews forced to convert to Catholicism.

    • OK, so she’s a “merano” or “converso”. I don’t know whether I believe that or not. They say the same about Pelosi. There are a lot of Jews with Spanish surnames.

      It would be “TOO” perfect if this is true. So now anyone who opposes her is an “antisemite”? I mean, ask yourself, if you were the “talent scout” for the Demonrats, would you pick an ignorant, mouthy, communist barmaid? Well, they already had a circus monkey.

      Remember when they went nuts over Sarah Palin? She looks like a Mensa candidate compared to this one.

  2. If the Left have their way, they want the entire U.S. Constitution junked.
    Demonrats wanted to change the Constitution to enable Obama to run for a 3rd term. That didn’t happen, and neither will this.

  3. Interesting.😎 Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Heba Abedin


  4. The commies & cultural Marxists are really going for it. We all know it is a spiritual battle, as well as political. A fight to the finish. Cortez seems to be attempting to play the “J” card, most likely to try & tip the deck in her favor.

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  6. Hahaha my ribs hurt! A nincompoop running for president, that’s all they need. Anybody can make toilet paper outo’her, gimme a break!

  7. So the Leftists are finally realizing they can’t rise to the top with the US Constitution holding them down,so they want to change the Constitution so they can allow AOC to run for President,be able to have more than 2 Terms,and they ALSO want to eliminate the Second Amendment s0, somehow,Criminals will stop using their MOST useful asset in committing crimes (So far,not a single Democrat can come up with any explanation of how THAT could work-go figure) AND they want to re-write the FIRST Amendment. Well,if you can’t win by cheating,I guess you have to resort to CHEATING.

  8. Wait…isn’t there a law you can only have one idiot per century??
    We already filled that quota with obama.

  9. Wow, so “age discrimination” no longer exists? Yeah, that’s what we need. Less wisdom and more “enthusiasm”. How can anybody take these fools seriously? Of course that’s the whole point. The WANT everyone to become so disgruntled with government that they invite them to “replace” it.

    Just remember, those who belong to or support this “party” are enabling the traitors.


  10. Someone has attributed this quote to Ms. Occasional-Cortex:

    “Under capitalism man screws man. Under socialism, it’s the other way around.”

    This may or may not have been actually spoken by Cortes, but it is a revealing quote that actually has some truth to it, albeit in an ironic way.
    Any way you look at it, I really think this bug-eyed maniac poses a clear and present future danger to the Republic!

  11. LOL – At least the entertainment value would be priceless. 😀

  12. When this dummy was first elected, and started saying that she couldn’t afford an apartment in D.C., my first thought was why don’t you just ask for money from all those rich Jews that voted you into office. I’m certain they would be more than happy to hand it over, seeing how generous they are known to be. 😏

  13. It amazes me that some of these idiots are smart enough to draw a breath… I would like to see things from their point of view but I can not get my head that far up my ass….


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