Imagine if a 37-year-old newly-elected white Democratic congressman from a safe seat asked Elliot Abrams the same questions as Ilhan Omar asked him Wednesday. Now, imagine that the same guy advocated for a 70% marginal tax rate.
In my imagination, I’m guessing that the Abrams testimony would have perhaps gotten some play on YouTube and perhaps a mention on MSNBC. I’m not sure about that, because these blob members sure think that their collective shit smells like roses. And I also imagine that the 70% marginal rate proposal would have been ignored.
I don’t have a deep observation to make here, but from the perspective of pure political power, AOC and Ilhan Omar have it, and they are wielding it wisely. Omar’s apology was pitch perfect. AOC’s response to petty criticism on Twitter is consistently good. The right is afraid of these women, and they should be.