I’m not completely comfortable with many of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s positions, but have to give her props for her preternatural political and social-media skills and preparedness when it counts. It’s been fun watching the GOP and right-wing pundits frantically grasp at straws to tar her, only to be dispatched by a quick tweet or fact-check. None of this is to say that she’s squeaky-clean in all matters; she is, after all, a political fish who has to swim in some seriously money-polluted waters. But it’s abundantly clear that “AOC” (as she’s frequently referred) has burrowed deep inside the right’s collective head — she represents the country’s demographic future, and that has them scared silly.