Being the female Anti-Trump isn't a good thing. Comes off as arrogant and classless.
She very much is the female anti-Trump, and it is the MAGA crowd that makes her that. AOC is the answer to Trump. She is to the MAGA crowd what Trump himself is to all the Colbert watching urban liberals who so love to cry "Orange man BAD!" "Brown socialist woman BAD!" A bogeyman who embodies all they outwardly profess to hate and fear and quite possibly some things they're afraid to admit also kinda resonates with them. I suspect Jung's theories of shadow, projection and ego-splitting apply in spades here. People need a bad guy onto which to project their own repressed fears and desires. That's why Trump gets under the skin of the progs. That's why AOC gets under the skin of the MAGA crowd.
People, and especially groups who lack in self awareness and deal in heavily mythologized world views are fated to create enemies in their own image. Especially when the outward face of that group is consumed with self righteousness. Liberals project all the hatred and intolerance they themselves are guilty of onto Trump. Because he is what they are allowed to hate: old, white, male, wealthy. They hate him, because in their own twisted way, they are him. Bloated, arrogant, hypocritical and self righteous, and caring nothing for whether what he says is true or not. Trump openly confronts them with the horrifying prospect that their new age pseudo religion of romanticizing the "other" - minorities, immigrants, natives, women etc just might be a pile of rubbish. I wonder at times if the progressives didn't subconsciously sabotage their crusade against Trump right from the get-go. By insuring he had the media spotlight at all times, angry liberals did Trump's work for him.
AOC seems to be the MAGA crowd's version of the same thing. To what extent are angry internet neckbeards projecting their own gnawing doubts and subconscious suspicions that Trump, that neoreaction and libertarianism and their reductionist economics 101 understanding of complex issues are all a giant fraud - onto someone who's their consummate devil in the flesh: a young leftist millennial who, besides being an ethnic woman, mixes her PC identity politics in with leftist stances on a host of economic issues. Stances which, they fear, just might do a better job of "making America great again" than their own shopworn Reagan era trickle down pieties. So in their own ways, they're doing to AOC exactly what their progressive nemesis did with Trump.
And to what extent are they grooming her for an eventual tenure in the White House as a result?