As evidenced by some conservative somewhere who thought they had a smoking gun for discrediting Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by digging up a video of her - Gasp! - dancing! Oh, the humanity, the horror, the absolute head-up-a-donkey's-butt idiocy that would think this makes her look anything other than, well, charming. It certainly makes her charming compared to some of what conservatives have had to swallow when it comes to resurfaced videos of President Trump.
The clip is from when she was in college. I watched with the sound off, so perhaps it has her spouting endless vulgarities and anti-American insults. But given what I'm seeing, both from press and even conservative outlets, it's nothing more than an exuberant, fun-loving college girl dancing. Yeah, let's look like the conservative stereotypes in Footloose why don't we.
There are many, many, many things to criticize Ms. Ocasio-Cortez over. There is certain cause to criticize the press's love affair with her based on her socialist credentials and the Left's embrace of Group Identity politics. But this video is nowhere close to one of them. In fact, it makes the conservatives who thought this would be the coup de grace look all the more stupid because of it.
Let's face it, conservatives are bad at this. For reasons I don't know, perhaps because the culture in general is against them rather than at their back, whenever conservatives try this sort of thing, it always backfires. Perhaps it's time for conservatives to step up and show the country that we need mature adults having mature discussions about important issues, and leave the childish, talk show level punditry to the Left. Goodness knows, they're better at it than conservatives ever were.