Whoopi Goldberg thwacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a second time

Well, well, well, what have we here?  Whoopi Goldberg has taken Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the woodshed a second time, over her failure to pay respects, signaling that the feud is not over.

According to Fox News:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to quell "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg's concerns about her after Goldberg suggested that the congresswoman disrespected the influence of older Democratic women.

"I was very happy when you were elected because I thought it was a great step ... and then you lost me," Goldberg told Ocasio-Cortez, "because it felt like you were saying to people like me that I was too old and didn't do enough."

Ocasio-Cortez quickly jumped in to deny that, but Goldberg continued. "Well, that's what it sounded like and so that has bothered me because I feel like I love young people ... but you're on my shoulders."

"Absolutely," Ocasio-Cortez responded. Goldberg added: "And we have carried this fight." She referred specifically to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats from California.

It's the second time this has happened, and over the very same issue as the first: a feeling that Ocasio-Cortez doesn't offer respect to her elders, upon, as Whoopi says, whose shoulders she stands.

It was strange stuff, because Ocasio-Cortez was nodding and bobbing instead of arguing...yet, in the view of Whoopi, clearly not getting it.

That seemed to make her even madder, trying to explain it out and out.

Or more to the point, Goldberg viewed the whole temporary deference thing on display from Ocasio-Cortez as bee ess, and actually, she wanted Ocasio-Cortez punished.

Maybe that's related to another View scrap Ocasio-Cortez got into on the same show, with quasi-Republican Meghan McCain, who criticized her support for the Bernie Bros and their internet thuggery, with Goldberg cheering McCain on.

According to The Federalist:

"One thing that connects women on the left and women on the right ... is the abuse that we have all been subjected to by 'Bernie Bros.' It is by far, of anything I've ever done in my entire life, the most violent, the most misogynistic, the most sexist, the most harmful. ... [Sanders] has a real problem. And I don't think he's doing enough to tamper it down," McCain said. "How do you feel that he's attached to this deeply misogynistic, and I would go so far to say violent, sector of people?"

Ocasio-Cortez agreed politicians must always reject hate and "denounce that kind of behavior" but then pivoted, blaming anonymous Twitter users.

"I think that to a certain extent we have to always reject hate, reject vitriol," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We also know the amount of anonymous activity that happens on the internet, and that simply is difficult, it is difficult to control."

Apparently, they'd all be sweet little daisies if Al Gore hadn't invented that internet for them.

Message: She doesn't hear, she doesn't get.  More to the point, Ocasio-Cortez will be darned if she criticizes the Bernie Bros.  Like all of them, she just denies anything is happening.

Notice, though, that Ocasio-Cortez was even more reluctant to admit any systemic wrongdoing from the Bernie thugs than she was to admit disrespect for the left's grand old Whoopi and her Democratic establishment.

It's all fine and dandy to see leftists go after leftists on assorted slights, as this mess of an appearance has shown.  In this case, it signals two things.

One,  Ocasio-Cortez is still no favorite with the Democratic establishment for her obvious disrespect, if not war with them, and the Democrats are circling.  They should be; she's a big reason for the mess they're in now.  The Democratic establishment did defer to Ocasio-Cortez's wish to impeach President Trump, despite House speaker Nancy Pelosi's initial reservations — and now look where it's got them.  There's got to be some blaming going on under those Whoopi calls for respect. 

And instead of fighting back, Ocasio-Cortez is trying to appease the old dragon and make nice with her.

It's as if she's looking looking for allies.

Two, it also explains her defense of the Bernie-ites goons against all evidence, saying nothing's going on, retreating into the Bernie thuggery, since there's nothing to gain from sucking up to McCain.

She's on the defensive there, and again looking for allies.  With 13 primary challengers so far, including even the old buzzard she beat earlier for her congressional seat, Joe Crowley, making noises about wanting into that race, too, it suggests she's in more political trouble than she's letting on.

Image credit: Shareable ABC News video via Fox News, screen shot.

Well, well, well, what have we here?  Whoopi Goldberg has taken Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the woodshed a second time, over her failure to pay respects, signaling that the feud is not over.

According to Fox News:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to quell "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg's concerns about her after Goldberg suggested that the congresswoman disrespected the influence of older Democratic women.

"I was very happy when you were elected because I thought it was a great step ... and then you lost me," Goldberg told Ocasio-Cortez, "because it felt like you were saying to people like me that I was too old and didn't do enough."

Ocasio-Cortez quickly jumped in to deny that, but Goldberg continued. "Well, that's what it sounded like and so that has bothered me because I feel like I love young people ... but you're on my shoulders."

"Absolutely," Ocasio-Cortez responded. Goldberg added: "And we have carried this fight." She referred specifically to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats from California.

It's the second time this has happened, and over the very same issue as the first: a feeling that Ocasio-Cortez doesn't offer respect to her elders, upon, as Whoopi says, whose shoulders she stands.

It was strange stuff, because Ocasio-Cortez was nodding and bobbing instead of arguing...yet, in the view of Whoopi, clearly not getting it.

That seemed to make her even madder, trying to explain it out and out.

Or more to the point, Goldberg viewed the whole temporary deference thing on display from Ocasio-Cortez as bee ess, and actually, she wanted Ocasio-Cortez punished.

Maybe that's related to another View scrap Ocasio-Cortez got into on the same show, with quasi-Republican Meghan McCain, who criticized her support for the Bernie Bros and their internet thuggery, with Goldberg cheering McCain on.

According to The Federalist:

"One thing that connects women on the left and women on the right ... is the abuse that we have all been subjected to by 'Bernie Bros.' It is by far, of anything I've ever done in my entire life, the most violent, the most misogynistic, the most sexist, the most harmful. ... [Sanders] has a real problem. And I don't think he's doing enough to tamper it down," McCain said. "How do you feel that he's attached to this deeply misogynistic, and I would go so far to say violent, sector of people?"

Ocasio-Cortez agreed politicians must always reject hate and "denounce that kind of behavior" but then pivoted, blaming anonymous Twitter users.

"I think that to a certain extent we have to always reject hate, reject vitriol," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We also know the amount of anonymous activity that happens on the internet, and that simply is difficult, it is difficult to control."

Apparently, they'd all be sweet little daisies if Al Gore hadn't invented that internet for them.

Message: She doesn't hear, she doesn't get.  More to the point, Ocasio-Cortez will be darned if she criticizes the Bernie Bros.  Like all of them, she just denies anything is happening.

Notice, though, that Ocasio-Cortez was even more reluctant to admit any systemic wrongdoing from the Bernie thugs than she was to admit disrespect for the left's grand old Whoopi and her Democratic establishment.

It's all fine and dandy to see leftists go after leftists on assorted slights, as this mess of an appearance has shown.  In this case, it signals two things.

One,  Ocasio-Cortez is still no favorite with the Democratic establishment for her obvious disrespect, if not war with them, and the Democrats are circling.  They should be; she's a big reason for the mess they're in now.  The Democratic establishment did defer to Ocasio-Cortez's wish to impeach President Trump, despite House speaker Nancy Pelosi's initial reservations — and now look where it's got them.  There's got to be some blaming going on under those Whoopi calls for respect. 

And instead of fighting back, Ocasio-Cortez is trying to appease the old dragon and make nice with her.

It's as if she's looking looking for allies.

Two, it also explains her defense of the Bernie-ites goons against all evidence, saying nothing's going on, retreating into the Bernie thuggery, since there's nothing to gain from sucking up to McCain.

She's on the defensive there, and again looking for allies.  With 13 primary challengers so far, including even the old buzzard she beat earlier for her congressional seat, Joe Crowley, making noises about wanting into that race, too, it suggests she's in more political trouble than she's letting on.

Image credit: Shareable ABC News video via Fox News, screen shot.