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?
This past week was rather surprising in the world of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. There were her normal shenanigans: claiming a Bernie Sanders cartoon was anti-Semitic and lamenting the fact that former White House staffer Hope Hicks wasn’t sufficiently reviled in media reports. But what is shocking is that the representative also had a good idea this week – one that earned her a bit of support from Texas Republican Ted Cruz. You know what they say about broken clocks, right?
AOC Accuses Politico of Anti-Semitism
Earlier in the week, Ocasio-Cortez took issue with a Politico cartoon depicting Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) standing in front of a house and a tree with money instead of leaves. The article, titled “The Secret of Bernie’s Millions,” discusses how the presidential hopeful amassed his wealth.
Apparently, AOC thought she saw a chance to accuse someone of anti-Jewish bigotry, perhaps to distract from the fact that she pals around with others who have uttered anti-Semitic remarks. She tweeted:
Can @politico explain to us how photoshopping money trees next to the only Jewish candidate for president and talking about how “cheap” and rich he is *isn’t* antisemitic?
Or are they just letting this happen because he’s a progressive politician they don’t like? pic.twitter.com/O9qvDBw4ib
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 25, 2019
Anyone with half a brain can easily see what Politico was communicating with the image; it echoes a point that many on the right have made about the senator. He constantly rails against the wealthy and advocates for taking more of their money, yet he has three houses and millions of dollars of his own. The picture does not have anything to do with his religion or ethnicity, so AOC is either being deliberately deceptive or she has an alarming lack of understanding of the political environment in which she lives.
AOC Jealous of Hope Hicks?
Maggie Haberman recently penned a piece for The New York Times in which she wrote about former White House staffer Hope Hicks and her decision as to whether she will comply with a congressional subpoena. The article features a photo of Hicks that prompted AOC to engage in a bit of Twitter finger-wagging.
In response to a tweet from talk show host Soledad O’ Brien, she posted:
“Yup. Where’s the “no angel” take now?
In the immediate aftermath of shootings, media routinely post menacing photos of people-of-color victims + dredge up any questionable thing they’d ever done.
But when Hope Hicks considers not complying w a subpoena, it’s glamour shot time.”
The lawmaker then demanded that The New York Times treat Hicks “equally.”
With all the fawning press coverage given to AOC, perhaps she thinks only socialists should get the royal treatment from the media. After all, we can’t have those who are not progressives being treated like humans, can we?
AOC Teams Up with Ted Cruz?
By now, you’re probably wondering about the positive action Ocasio-Cortez took this past week. Well, you won’t have to wait any longer. The representative recently tweeted about a study showing that about 60% of former lawmakers from the previous Congress have obtained work as lobbyists, saying, “I don’t think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if you’ve served in Congress.”
This subject received a good bit of attention when President Trump made a similar suggestion shortly after he was elected. In response to AOC’s tweet, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) offered to join her in this endeavor:
“Here’s something I don’t say often: on this point, I AGREE with @AOC,” Cruz tweeted. “Indeed, I have long called for a LIFETIME BAN on former Members of Congress becoming lobbyists. The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation?”
Shockingly, AOC appeared to take Cruz up on his offer: “@tedcruz if you’re serious about a clean bill, then I’m down,” she tweeted. “Let’s make a deal.”
Cruz responded: “You’re on.”
Later in the day, other lawmakers joined in on the bipartisan effort, including Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).
For those who wish to see more swamp drainage, this is a positive sign. If something comes of this budding collaboration, perhaps the nation will see a slightly less corrupt D.C. It probably won’t happen often, but once in a while, it’s good to point out when those on the other side do something good, isn’t it?
What does AOC have in store for us next week? Tune in to find out!
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