Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) short but busy stint on the national stage has certainly been full of colorful comments.
Known by her initials AOC, she's insisted on being called a democratic socialist but also said she doesn't "give a damn" if she's called a regular socialist. She endorsed the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians mere days before she said she would have to engage more with "activists" before deciding where she stood. She said the idea the Green New Deal involves a "massive government takeover" was untrue the same day she agreed with an NPR host saying it would entail a "massive government intervention."
Her thoughts on issues like automation—"We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work"—power—"I'm the boss," she declared, because of her efforts with the Green New Deal—climate change—"the world is going to end in 12 years" if we don't address it—the current state of the country—she thinks it's not enough to do 10 percent better than the current "garbage" we are—and demographics—"that upper middle class doesn't exist anymore"—have raised plenty of conservative eyebrows, leading to a great deal of ink spilt on the right-wing "obsession" with her.
"There's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right," Ocasio-Cortez said on 60 Minutes.
We'll wait and see what AOC does and says next.