Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has had to answer some very stupid questions about why she, a woman of color, would support Bernie Sanders, who the media likes to claim is just an “old white guy.” This criticism is absolutely ridiculous, but AOC has handled it in the best possible way by explaining that it is about policies, not identity politics. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced