A young and charismatic politician from New York is taking hits from all sides -- can she handle the fire with enough dexterity to reach her full potential?
There has been a lot of discussion surrounding Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently, more specifically regarding her stance on the second Amazon headquarter deal that fell through.
Many expressed their disappointment at the fact that, from their perspectives, Ocasio-Cortez did not understand the situation well enough to comment on it.
Most criticisms were aimed at her description of the tax break proposal and how it would affect the economy.
Some pointed out that her position was incorrect, and that the deal would have been beneficial for the political and financial environment of the region.
Also, now, Ocasio-Cortez has taken the time to respond to her critics on Twitter.
She argued that people were moving the goalposts of the debate, arguing over her own intelligence and general understanding of politics and finances, rather than focusing on the actual arguments that she had brought to the table.
AOC explained: "No, it’s not possible that I could come to a different conclusion. The debate ‘must’ be over my intelligence & understanding, instead of the merits of the deal. Folks handling the failed deal treated community w/condescension+disdain for their legitimate concerns. I warned early to any & all that surging NYC costs+failing subways are creating major political forces to be reckoned with. But I don’t know what I’m talking about, right?"
She pointed out that she had been discussing this situation publicly for a while, and had made her stance known for some time.
She specifically commented on the fact that the rising costs in NYC combined with the failing subway system are a recipe for disaster in the making and seemed disappointed at the fact that people had ignored this point of her argument.
Critics have not responded to the new statements issued by Ocasio-Cortez so far.
On the other hand, some have pointed out that her arguments do make sense, and that maybe she is on the right track with her whole stance on the situation at the moment.
Is AOC doing too much?