If you’ve been paying attention to politics lately, you know that the Democratic party’s “it” girl is self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Since rising in popularity, however, her ignorance on some pretty important policy issues has become quite apparent. Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro challenged Ocasio-Cortez to a debate in a way that she — presumably — couldn’t refuse.  He agreed to give her campaign $10,000.  (Or, if she preferred, she could give it to charity.)

Ocasio-Cortez’s response was baffling. “Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions,” she tweeted.  “And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.”

Wait, wut?

Since when is a principled debate on issues that matter to Americans a “catcall?”

The fact is, Ocasio-Cortez is ignorant — thus the socialism — and she is scared to be found out.  So, in an effort to hide her ignorance, she does what lefty liberals do best: make unsubstantiated accusations of sexism and misogyny.

In response, Shapiro said, “Discussion and debate are not “bad intentions.” Slandering someone as a sexist catcaller without reason or evidence does demonstrate cowardice and bad intent, however.”

As of the time of this writing, Ocasio-Cortez has not responded, but socialism has no defense.  Even Ocasio-Cortez knows that.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.