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Here is an unabashedly leftist person of color speaking her mind, calling for policies that conservatives dislike. And their general response has been: “How dare she?!”
Enter Ben Shapiro, a conservative person on the internet who recently needed nearly 3,000 words to explain how everyone who has called him racist is wrong.
In a video posted to Twitter, Shapiro asked Ocasio-Cortez to come on his show to talk about her ideas and even offered her $10,000 to do so.
Not only does Shapiro reek of the entitlement inherent in affluent men here, waving about his wealth at others to get what he wants, Ocasio-Cortez—having been thoroughly slimed by conservative media over the past two months—has no reason or need to go on his show.
Shapiro (an intellectual) knows this. He’s just doing it so he can then call Ocasio-Cortez out for not coming on his show and being afraid to ~really~ debate the issues.
People on Twitter found his insistence on it, and his video proposal, as well as his offer of money, to be thoroughly creepy
Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain't callin— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 9, 2018
I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom
I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not've got emhttps://t.co/UC0FzQsWFM
This dude is so thirsty. https://t.co/s7IlMib4ov— D̪̦̗͔̯r̫̘͉̫͇̘͞ Sol (@DrSolParkens) August 9, 2018
It's really amusing how one Latina winning a primary in NYC has thrown conservatives for such a big loop https://t.co/eTtC1KZoTh— Steven (@ScubaSteveSiano) August 9, 2018
Little man offers to pay pretty girl to talk to him... https://t.co/RS6rounV8X— Muta Asinus Vulpes (@cyclodog) August 9, 2018
That said, some of Shapiro’s fans were excited for it to happen.
He literally looks and sounds like a high schooler on the debate team. https://t.co/CU5oz1bJzR— Ashley Reese (@offbeatorbit) August 9, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez only has to engage with the people she wants to represent in New York City. That aside, she is free to engage or not engage with anyone else as she pleases.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]