When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has once again provided America with more political hilarity. This week, she decided to take a break from pretending to care about the suffering of migrant children to engage in the hard left’s favorite pastime: falsely accusing people she doesn’t like of bigotry. She also exhibited a devastating lack of historical knowledge of certain political figures.
Don’t Cry for Me, A-O-C
President Donald Trump was interviewed for a new book in which he noted Ocasio-Cortez’s charisma. In the conversation, the president indicated that the young lawmaker had a “certain talent.” Then, he compared her to Eva “Evita” Perón, a former leader of Argentina, who has been celebrated in history and film.
Apparently, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez took the comments as a compliment and tweeted various quotes from Perón, including: “I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.”
Sounds pretty harmless, right? Well, not when you know the history. Perón was a notably authoritarian leader who shut down newspapers and imprisoned her political opposition. But even worse, she and her husband provided refuge for former Nazi war criminals after Germany was defeated in World War II. These individuals included Josef Mengele, who was known for his macabre experiments on Jews, and Adolf Eichmann, who engineered the Holocaust. Perhaps the lawmaker should choose her heroes more carefully.
A-O-C Race Baits Nancy Pelosi?
Everyone knows that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been at odds with Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the Socialist Squad in Congress, but their feud escalated after the young lawmaker decided to emulate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and call Pelosi a racist. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Ocasio-Cortez discussed the conflict between herself and the speaker and did her usual “I’m the victim” routine. “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” she said. “But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly-elected women of color.”
As conservatives across the country smirked at once again seeing Democrats receive the same treatment they dish out to Republicans, others on the left berated the representative. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) lashed out at Ocasio-Cortez in an interview with The Hill. “What a weak argument, because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. That’s unbelievable to me,” he said. “I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares.”
But apparently, the representative still has not learned her lesson.
A-O-C Calls Kellyanne Conway Sexist
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway recently weighed in on the feud between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez in an interview with The New York Post. She described the war of words as “a major meow moment,” and called the whole affair a “huge catfight.” Apparently, Ocasio-Cortez believed it would be wise to invoke the power of intersectionality and accuse Conway of sexism.
In a statement posted on Twitter, she wrote: “’Catfight’ is the sexist term Republicans use when two adult women happen to disagree with each other. The reason they find it so novel &exciting is bc the GOP haven’t elected enough women themselves to see that it can, in fact, be a normal occurrence in a functioning democracy.”
In a heartbreaking display of futility, many users – included Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe – tried to point out the fact that Conway is a woman, and, therefore, unlikely to carry enmity towards her own gender. Undeterred, Ocasio-Cortez responded: “Just when you think all hope is lost, we get a Fox News contributor to realize that patriarchy has no gender.”
Well, you can’t blame them for at least trying to talk some sense into the young lawmaker, can you?
What does A-O-C have in store for us next week? Tune in to find out!