“The liberal mob always comes for you,” Allie Stuckey told the crowd at last night’s Golden Corridor Republican Women meeting in Plano.
Stuckey, aka “The Conservative Millennial,” speaks from experience. Her recent satirical video “interview” with democratic socialist congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was an internet sensation, with more than three million views.
Ocasio-Cortez is the “poster child” for millennials, who Stuckey explained are the most liberal, Democratic generation, so backlash from the left was expected — though the hateful vitriol she received was a shock. Still, Stuckey says she’s not letting the liberal mob intimidate or silence her.
“I’m not sorry, I’m not going to take it down, and I’m probably going to do another one!” Stuckey said, drawing appreciative applause from the audience.
Millennials identify as liberals because they misunderstand how government and government power works, explained Stuckey.
“That is where we come in,” she said. “Filling the gaps of misinformation, connecting the dots for millennials.”
Educating and inspiring other millennials is what Stuckey does. Via her blog The Conservative Millennial, her show Allie on CRTV, and speaking engagements across the country, she uses reason and humor to break down the dangers of group-think, political correctness, socialism, and other liberal trends, while highlighting the benefits of individual liberty, free speech, and capitalism.
“We need to have a level of excitement there – through education and empathy,” she told the GCRW audience.
Stuckey advises connecting millennials’ distrust of government with advocacy for capitalism and the free market. “The compassionate, empathetic stance is actually the conservative, free market stance,” she said. “Individuals in the private sector are able to care for people in a way the government can’t.”
“We really needed to hear your message. It really resonated,” GCRW President Ellen Skinner told Stuckey. “We’ll take the information you gave us and use it to make a difference.”
GCRW is known for making a difference — not only through educational programming but by working to elect conservative Republican officials in Collin, Denton, and Dallas counties.
Stuckey, a “born and raised Texan,” is the daughter of Republican State Rep. Ron Simmons.