Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) met with a stunning rebuke from the women of "The View" on Monday, especially comedian Whoopi Goldberg who assailed the democrat socialist for not crediting enough the Democrats who came before her.
"Let me just say this about Ocasio-Cortez," said Goldberg at the start of her castigation.
"She just got in on Thursday," she said, "she was sworn in, and she's very opinionated, which we like. We like opinionated women.
“But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say, you know, the Democrats have done nothing, the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing," Goldberg continued.
“And I just want to throw this out to you," she added. "[Rep.] John Lewis [D-Ga.] wasn't sitting still. [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.] wasn't sitting still, there are a whole bunch of people who have been busting their asses to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need.
"So, you just got in there and I know you got lots of good ideas," Goldberg said, addressing Ocasio-Cortez through the camera, "but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job!"
The audience approved of her rebuke with a large and enthusiastic applause.
'You can't poop on what was!'
"Because there are people in that party who have been working their tails off for this country," Goldberg continued. "And they know a lot and you could learn some stuff from them.
"And I just feel like you know, you don't have to be born into it," she added, "you don't have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they've done, you got to do something, too!
"But you can't poop on what was, when you're coming in on shoulders of quite a few giants!" she concluded.
Goldberg is far from the only Democrat who has objected to the upstart popularity of Ocasio-Cortez, especially when it is seen as a criticism of the ineffectiveness of the Democratic establishment to rapidly implement truly progressive change.