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?
With the ignominious defeat of her Green New Deal in Congress this week, Representative Ocasio-Cortez is not doing too well. After the initial victory that saw her elected to represent New York’s 14th district, many are starting to wonder whether the young lawmaker will be able to keep up her momentum. AOC’s star has been on a steady decline, and it does not appear that this will change anytime soon. Luckily for those who love political comedy, she remains unaware of her precarious situation – making her reactions to criticism a pure delight for those who enjoy watching a good train wreck.
A recent Quinnipiac poll revealed that only 23% of Americans had a favorable opinion of AOC, while 36% held unfavorable views towards her. To make matters worse, this is not the first study that demonstrates she is losing support.
So, the question is: To what does Ocasio-Cortez attribute her drop in popularity? Her wildly insane ideas? Of course not. Instead, she blames a vast right-wing conspiracy. Because if there is one thing AOC excels at, other than mixing a mean kamikaze, it’s playing the victim.
That’s right, AOC is taking a page from Hillary Clinton’s book and blaming everyone except herself. She tweeted:
“It’s almost as though there is a directed + concerted far-right propaganda machine with a whole cable news channel, and a dark-money internet operation propped up by the Mercers et al dedicated to maligning me & stoking nat’l division, reported on by @JaneMayerNYer or something.”
It appears that Ocasio-Cortez has added a tinfoil hat to her wardrobe.
AOC Makes Anti-Illegal Immigration Argument?
In a valiant effort signal her virtue, Ocasio-Cortez accidentally publicized a compelling piece of evidence highlighting problems associated with illegal immigration. The lawmaker, who is known for her calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently tweeted a picture of illegal immigrants being held in the parking lot of a detention center. These individuals were kept outside because there was no more room in the facility.
Thinking that she could make an emotional plea, AOC wrote:
“Look at this picture.
When you’re looking at this photo, you’re looking at a mirror. This is America. This is Texas. This is our the [sic] course of action, the one we chose.
I cannot and will not accept it.
Ocasio-Cortez is one of the many Democrats who argue that there is no crisis at the border and accuse conservatives of manufacturing the entire debacle. But the photo she posted actually demonstrates that there is an emergency. After all, it’s difficult to argue that illegal immigration isn’t a problem if there are so many people entering the country that our law enforcement agencies cannot hold them.
A Lack of Self-Awareness?
When the Green New Deal was put to the vote – despite the protestations of those who drafted the proposal – it became clear that it was doomed on arrival. In a 0-57 vote, the Senate rejected the measure in an immense setback for Ocasio-Cortez.
For some inexplicable reason, AOC seems to believe that those who oppose her silly ideas are the ones looking foolish. In an appearance at an MSNBC town hall event, she said of the GOP opposition: “I didn’t expect them to make total fools of themselves. I expected a little more nuance, and I expected a little more ‘concern trolling.’”
But apparently Ocasio-Cortez didn’t expect much backing from her own party either; she claims that she urged Democratic senators to declare themselves “present” rather than vote in favor of the Green New Deal, so their record wouldn’t show that they supported such a measure. Remember folks, this is coming from someone who thinks her plan will have Americans using trains instead of airplanes.
What does AOC have in store for us next week? Stay tuned for the next installment of If I Only Had a Brain!