Claire McCaskill Smacks Around O-Cortez, the “Shiny Object” Thingy


The Mao IT Girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now known as #AOC, is battling it out on Twitter with more moderate commie Claire McCaskill. Cortez is unhappy that the defunct senator called her a “thing” and a “shiny object” although that’s not exactly what Claire said.


IT Girl is responding to a CNN interview in which McCaskill pummeled her a bit for demanding things that can’t be accomplished.

McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who’s in her final days in office after losing her bid for a third Senate term, told CNN in a wide-ranging interview that her party must begin to focus and deliver on real issues to attract independent and white working class voters — not pie-in-the-sky policy ideas, such as tuition-free college, that have little chance of becoming law. Her concern: Voters grow cynical after hearing campaign promises that never go anywhere, empowering forces like President Donald Trump to rail against Washington for failed promises, as he did in 2016.

Watch out for the newbie

Democrats, she suggested, should be cautious about the rise of politicians like the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, who vanquished a Democratic leader, Joe Crowley, in her primary, and have vowed sweeping changes in policy.

“I don’t know her,” McCaskill said when asked if she’d consider Ocasio-Cortez a “crazy Democrat” like the ones she decried on the campaign trail. “I’m a little confused why she’s the thing. But it’s a good example of what I’m talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman.”

McCaskill added, “And so she’s now talked about a lot. I’m not sure what she’s done yet to generate that kind of enthusiasm, but I wish her well. I hope she hangs the moon.

“But I hope she also realizes that the parts of the country that are rejecting the Democratic Party, like a whole lot of white working class voters, need to hear about how their work is going to be respected, and the dignity of their jobs, and how we can really stick to issues that we can actually accomplish something on.”And she concluded: “The rhetoric is cheap. Getting results is a lot harder.”

It’s hard to disagree with that, but Dems will continue to go down the wrong path with the Pied Pipers of shiny new things. Actually, the shiny new things are the old things, the platitudes of communist utopia that can’t possibly pan out.


OMao missed the point and so do her devotees. She won the election in a very far-left, mostly minority district in which the weak incumbent is white and didn’t campaign. As McCaskill said, she’s a candidate with rhetoric who hasn’t accomplished anything yet.

But the mob loves her and the DNC chair Tom Perez sees her as the “future of the Democrat Party” although she, so far, appears to be a know-nothing know-it-all. She herself has said, people always told her she’d amount to nothing. Cortez is Eva Perón without the brains.

Ocasio went off on Twitter about her experience in Missouri where she thinks she inspired a conservative, only she didn’t.

It’s not what she said!

The conservative, a writer for The Daily Caller, explains her feelings about embedding with Ocommie in a Fox News clip posted by a minion of Media Matters.  Ocommie linked to the clip in which the conservative explains that Ocasio and her candidate at the time talk about things people want but refuse to say how they will pay for it. They are angry and laud people like Assata Shakur, she added. The writer felt “uncomfortable” with them. Not inspired at all!

All the chic socialist got out of it was: “They say things — I mean, they talk about things that everybody wants, especially like if you are a parent.”

Her poor listening and reading comprehension could be a factor in forming her belief system.

She didn’t resonate with The Daily Caller writer, she made her uncomfortable. If she’s touting her Missouri credentials against McCaskill’s, that too is silly. Far-left McCaskill lost in a red state while O won in a deeply commie New York district.

The next tweet is curious. What is she talking about?

She’s the one who wants to tear down our institutions, starting with ICE, healthcare, borders, energy, and foreign affairs.


On a sillier note, the chic socialist is still pretending she’s the poor little girl from the Bronx when she grew up in the tony Westchester suburb of Yorktown Heights.

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4 years ago

it’s simple – people have been so dumbed down over they years they actually believe things can be free. Why do you think the “elite” keep their kids out of the public school system – run by a Democrat union that has no interest in actually educating children today and teaching them critical thinking skills.

4 years ago

Their policies are quite similar. I can see why McCaskill resents OMao. OMao ran in a very sympathetic district, was handed the job without qualifications, and is a big loudmouth. McCaskill at least realizes that OMao is a disaster for the party.

Nunya Business
Nunya Business
4 years ago

The thought that today’s Democrat party cares a whit about white voters is laughable.

Ray Bryant
Ray Bryant
4 years ago

Truly sad that aoc is in ANY political article.