So it seems Congresscritter Crazy Eyes has been given speaking time at the Democratic National Virtual Convention next week – sixty seconds of it. Excerpt:
Former Vice President Joe Biden cemented the 2020 Democratic Party ticket on Tuesday when he tapped Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. Now that the void is filled, all eyes are on the Democratic National Convention, which is set to take place next week.
Interestingly enough, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will be giving a speech to the mostly-online convention. Her time, however, has been limited to 60 seconds, Business Insider reported.
AOC will have just 60 seconds to deliver her remarks next week at the Democratic National Convention https://t.co/VNpx4NRD5K via @businessinsider
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AOC didn’t seem bothered by the ball and chain that was put on her. Instead of turning down the speaking opportunity, she decided to work within the confines.
It is belaboring the obvious, of course, to point out that sixty seconds is fifty-nine seconds more than this vapid twit deserves. But let us consider, for a moment, the implications of this concession to Crazy Eyes.
The Democratic apparatus, in giving Crazy Eyes even this much time, is acknowledging something that should give us all pause, namely that the ideas (and I use the term ideas in the broadest possible sense) pushed by this nitwit, like “Medicare for all” and the “
Green Red New Deal” are moving into the mainstream of leftist thought in the United States. The Democrats, in other words, are acknowledging that the Overton Window is shifting, and that they are not much longer going to be a center-left party – indeed, they’ve been moving in that direction for several election cycles now.
But in handing a speaking slot, even a minute-long one, to one of the leaders of the nutbar wing of the party, they are tacitly admitting that the lunatics now run the asylum.
Will the libertarians and conservatives in the U.S. push back? The GOP has all-too-frequently given in to the Democrats’ idea of “compromise,” which the Democrats translate as “shut up and do what we want.”
Will that continue as the Dems keep edging that Overton Window leftwards? Or will some new alternative arise?