Ross Douthat asks who the conservative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is, gets his answer

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First, you have to understand two things: A. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat isn’t looking for someone as clueless as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez but rather someone young and dynamic, and B. this person will never, ever get the media attention that she does.

Serious Q inspired by @Ocasio2018: Is there any young conservative politician with a significant following? Anyone who genuinely excites the very-online or the grassroots right?

— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) December 12, 2018

We thought it was pretty obvious, but you go first:

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— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 12, 2018

Our Queen

— Christmas Red 🎄 (@jswifty250) December 13, 2018

Why do we feel like we’re being trolled?

Duncan Hunter

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 12, 2018

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— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) December 12, 2018

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— Matt Whitlock 🇺🇸 (@mattdizwhitlock) December 12, 2018

YES

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 12, 2018

Seriously, though:

Closest thing would be Ben Shapiro

— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) December 12, 2018

Actually, we had this guy in mind:

pic.twitter.com/MEJ1snfslK

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) December 12, 2018

Ah yes!

— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) December 12, 2018

Philip Wegmann of the Washington Examiner didn’t just tweet his answer to Douthat; he wrote a piece addressing this exact question:

Republicans don't need their own version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They have Dan Crenshaw https://t.co/JeUkB08ty8

— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) December 12, 2018

He’s a star. With awesome comic timing.

— MTBowers (@bardolator) December 13, 2018

Right. Compare how Crenshaw has handled insult to Ocasio-Cortez. Shrugged it off, denounced rage-mobs and victimhood culture.

AOC thrives off righteous indignation. Everyday it's a new grievance.

Both of these things play to their respective bases. https://t.co/VSppwYT4cw

— John Noonan (@noonanjo) December 13, 2018

Maybe I make too much of it. But does feel like a fault line between political cultures. I loved Crenshaw's calm and cool reaction, refusal to fuel fires of divisiveness. So did most conservatives.

But AOC's base loves the way she swings at power structures (blindly, imho).

— John Noonan (@noonanjo) December 13, 2018

What does that say about leftists and the democratic base? They're whining cry-bullies. Meanwhile, Crenshaw is honorable, level-headed, and forgiving.

— Seventeen, The Man (@SEVENTEENtheMAN) December 13, 2018

Well yeah… pic.twitter.com/66gSTaMT29

— Bella Dottore 🧞‍♀️ (@GeenaJagger) December 14, 2018

The difference is like night and day. Crenshaw is “self-confident” based on great humility and his past training and experience. AOC is “Arrogant” based on her using her newly appointed power and status to conceal her incredible incompetence.

— OrdinaryAverageGuy🇺🇸 (@whiterook491) |ba1b83451d40678fb64ed90ea3b4702a|

I like what I see so far with Crenshaw. I think he could be a big part of the future of the GOP. Time will tell.

— Chris Lair (@cwlair) December 13, 2018

Crenshaw is the one to watch. I have high hopes for him.

🇺🇸 Nationalist Catherine 🇺🇸🎄☃⛪ (@chooselife78) December 13, 2018

We do too.

Related:

'I think I'm in love'! Dan Crenshaw's skewering of media snowflakes 'was a nuke from the heavens' https://t.co/DCzjLqKDXH

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 19, 2018

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