Liberal political “news” website Vox just called for an overhaul of the U.S. Constitution…so that we can elect 29-year-old Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez President of the United States in 2020. According to Vox cofounder and senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias, “It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president.” Ocasio-Cortez at least showed enough sense to reject the starry-eyed flattery, tweeting, “How about… no.” We might remind Vox and friends that the framers – who were very astute – saw fit to set the age at 35 for a reason. Experience is sort of important.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Liberal political website Vox is getting accused of jumping the shark after publishing an appeal to “fix the Constitution ASAP” so that 29-year-old incoming Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can run for president – claiming “there’s no time like the present to start working to abolish arbitrary qualifications.”
Wednesday’s lengthy piece, “It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president,” declared that everyone from immigrants to recent college grads should be eligible.
Vox co-founder and senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias wrote that “phenomenon” Ocasio-Cortez “is the biggest star in the Democratic Party,” and therefore it is “completely ridiculous” that the Constitution makes anyone under the age of 35 ineligible to run for president of the United States.
“There’s nothing wrong with old people per se, but essentially everyone has lost a step or two both mentally and physically by their mid-70s,” Yglesias wrote. “The really awful thing about being old is that you just keep getting older over time.”