There is little question that democratic socialist New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as not only a rising young star among the Democratic Party, but also as a leader among the more progressive left wing of the party.
Unfortunately for those leftists who are devoted to following Ocasio-Cortez as she attempts to transform the United States into a more socialist nation, she remains too young to lead the country just yet as president, a stubborn fact that has political propagandist — er, documentarian — Michael Moore calling for the U.S. Constitution to be changed to allow Ocasio-Cortez to be president, despite not meeting the founding document’s age requirement.
Age accommodation for AOC?
In an appearance on MSNBC’s The Last Word, Moore asked the most pressing question on the mind of most Democrats: “Who’s that person that, right now, tonight, could crush Donald Trump?”
After admitting that there were a number of other top progressive priorities on the minds of left-leaning voters, he nevertheless proceeded to answer his own question about beating Trump in 2020 by insinuating that Ocasio-Cortez could very well be the one — if not for that pesky Constitution.
“It’s too bad that you have to be 35 to be president,” lamented Moore. “You know, they only put that in the Constitution — the founding fathers — because people died at 38 or 40 back then.”
“We need to lower that. If that was lowered to 30…[Ocasio-Cortez] could be running. She’d just have to be 30 by the time January 2020 comes around,” he added.
Everybody knows “she is the leader”
Moore went on to say of Ocasio-Cortez, “She is the leader. Everybody knows it, everybody feels it. She is the leader of this mass movement.”
He then misleadingly cited a Fox News poll that claimed that a majority of Americans supported her idea of dramatically raising taxes on the ultra-wealthy as evidence of broad support across ideological lines for her proposed confiscatory tax rates and other progressive proposals.
— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) February 2, 2019
Constitutional hurdles abound
To be sure, Ocasio-Cortez herself hasn’t called for the Constitution to be changed in order for her to run for president against Trump in 2020, though she would certainly stand to benefit from such a change.
Still, amending the Constitution in such a way would be virtually impossible to achieve in such a short period of time, if ever, and the fact that the notion is being pressed by Moore — who is viewed rather dimly by most folks across the ideological spectrum — isn’t going to help that effort much at all.
Regardless, it is becoming increasingly clear that — assuming she doesn’t burn out or get ostracized by her own party over the next few years — Ocasio-Cortez will most likely make a run at the presidency at some point in the future when she is constitutionally eligible, at which time she would doubtlessly work to undermine and destroy said Constitution as she attempts to remake our nation into the United Socialist States of America.