The Ben Shapiro described by TJ and others here doesn’t sound like someone worth
engaging with to even put down.
I don’t really know, but I do think that maybe cooperating in any way with someone like
this would be a mistake. And my feeling would be that accommodating him in any way
could suggest to New Yorkers that Shapiro has something worthwhile to say in a debate.
From his profile, I don’t think I’d like to see him given that kind of credit.
Plus, I think this is obviously a very forceful male, very prepared to be as nasty as he can –
and I think maybe leave that to Bernie to do – if it really needs doing.
Or, would Cuomo take him on? Cuomo isn’t going to defend democratic socialism, for one point.
Maybe Bill Maher would take Shapiro on if this becomes a big issue in NY?
Certainly Maher is far enough to the left to respond to what Shapiro seems to be …
TJohnson: While Shapiro is certainly a “man with bad intentions” and a racist, sexist, Zionist, elitist pig, IMO AO-C should have taken this on.
Emphyrio: US politics are a sewer Tom…a cesspool of scum and pigs like shapiro, but that doesn’t mean "there’s no way Alexandria cannot rise above it… and that’s what she is about in her actions so-far and we must support her to make sure she does rise above the D-R parade of sellout scum…I think Alexandria made the decision right for her…the potential for a bad encounter is too great at this time in her position, not yet elected…she will “debate” others in forums more equal, with great results, I predict…just sayin…
My last thought is that Alexandria doesn’t need to defend democratic socialism against fascism.
It’s Capitalism that democratic socialism needs to defeat.