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Does the Old Peter Seller's movie “Being There” Remind You of a New Congresswoman Now Residing in Wash. D.C.?
I don't know whether you remember the old Peter Seller's classic movie called, “Being There” (1979), about an unassuming gardener who is mistaken for a brilliant philosopher, but it seems we have an actual remake of that movie going on right now in Wash. D.C.
Although people will criticize me for making a comparison between female Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the male Peter Sellers character, Chauncey Gardner, it was too obvious a connection, to me, not to make it into my column which I am now presenting to you. Besides, we, in America, have a 1st Amendment right to make a comment(s) on anything and anyone within reason. I am exercising that right.
Over the past eight years of the Obama Administration, we have seen what a total lack of vetting by the media, pundits, and the Democrat Party can do when they “tie their wagon” to a candidate with a total lack of experience in all areas of governing, domestically, economically, in foreign affairs and, in the case of Obama, the presidency of the United States itself.
This woman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, newly elected N.Y. Congresswoman, according to her most ardent followers, cannot do any wrong, and no amount of evidence of her “screw ups” on her part can change their minds. She is a genius, she is profound, and she's the smartest woman in the world, and on and on and on as the platitudes drip from their lips in describing their new female “Messiah”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
As Chauncey Gardner (Peter Seller's character) went around Wash. D.C. making statements that made no sense whatsoever, the more profound his statements became to the “intelligentsia” (a/k/a Progressives) and the more they clamored for more statements from this illiterate person who they deemed a genius. If you are in a gathering of Cortez or Bernie Sanders “Kool-Aid” drinkers and supporters, the same statements that were made about Chauncey Gardner are made about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, even though most people don't know where she is coming from, policy wise. Her incoherent policy statements (which seems to say, “Let me be perfectly clear”) toward Israel, the Middle East, energy, health care, jobs, and socialism, are just examples of how supposedly educated people can get caught up into the human phenomenon of “idol and cult” worship. As Bill O'Reilly used to say after his every show, “The spin stops here”, the Cortez cultists always use the “spin” to make what Cortez says and does more palatable than what it really is. The “spin “ goes on 24/7 each and every day all year round. My answer to these poor souls is that, “You can't polish horse manure”, but, alas, it is like talking to a brick wall. To be honest, many voters who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 are still spouting platitudes about her losing radical program, and the similar radical program now put forth by both Cortez and Bernie Sanders.
So if any of you get a chance, get a copy or see the Peter Seller's film, “Being There”, and see if a connection can be made between Chauncey Gardner and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You might be surprised and your head might just nod in agreement.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann