Sure, why the hell not.
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.
And hey, who else knows “completely ridiculous” like Yglesias? He understands it from the inside—he really gets it, viscerally, in his very bones. The Constitution and the reasoning behind it—ehhh, not so much. But here comes the remarkable part:
“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.”
Well, DAMN. He’s actually right about something, after all these years. I did NOT see that coming. Nor this:
Even Ocasio-Cortez pushed back on the premise: “How about…no,” she wrote. “Sometimes political media is too fixated on personalities instead of policies. The whole country JUST went through an exhausting midterm election. We need a break.”
Holy crap! Yglesias and Occasional-Cortex, BOTH right about something? On the same damned day? What the heck is next, raining frogs? Rivers running backwards? Dogs and cats, living together? Falling up?
You just keep getting older over time. Like, wow, dude. Liberal profundity, at its most shallow. Sheesh.