New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Republicans are “drooling” over everything she does and says. The Democratic socialist argues that she’s being unfairly criticized for her ideas and doesn’t think she should be critiqued for making a slew of mind-numbing comments.
...it’s a “no-brainer” that he should be removed from office.
Though she won’t officially be sworn in until January, Ocasio-Cortez is arguably one of the most popular figures in Congress. She has amassed a gigantic social media following, the media endlessly fawn over her, and she’s part of a sizable coalition that could block House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s bid to become House Speaker.
Three Chambers of Government?
The 29-year-old socialist can dish it, but she certainly can’t take it. The other day, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to vent her frustrations after a user criticized her for incorrectly saying there are three chambers, and not branches, of the federal government.
“Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd (sic),” she wrote, adding that “they [should] actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare.”
She meant to write “real-time,” but maybe we shouldn’t criticize her for a typo when there are so many other things on which to call her out.
Ocasio-Cortez was angered that many people criticized her for comments she had made during a Facebook Live video session.
“The progressive movement works, and it wins in all districts. If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress – three chambers of government,” she said, a sign to many that she needs a lesson in Government 101.
Complain, Complain, Complain
This is a common trend with Ocasio-Cortez. She makes a controversial comment or takes part in a divisive action and then attacks anyone who dares to criticize her for it.
Previously the Democratic socialist complained that people were calling her “divisive” because she took part in a protest inside Pelosi’s office on Capitol Hill. Ocasio-Cortez and others jammed inside Pelosi’s office and all but demanded her to support progressive legislation to address so-called climate change.
Of course, anyone who pointed out that ambushing Pelosi, arguably the most powerful Democrat who likely will become Speaker of the House, for media attention is not a good look earned the young socialist’s ire. Did she think her antics would sit well with veteran lawmakers?
On another occasion, Ocasio-Cortez complained that when she was on Capitol Hill for her orientation as a new lawmaker, people were mistaking her for an intern. While she is popular on social media and many people enjoy watching her cook macaroni and cheese in her Instant Pot on Instagram Live videos, not everyone in Washington is aware of who she is or the special attention she so desperately requires.
Earlier, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the “electoral system” because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she’s sworn in as a member of Congress. Given that she will not take the oath until January, the Democratic socialist complained about not receiving her congressional salary for another two months.
A Barrage of Socialist Ideas
Ocasio-Cortez may hate being ridiculed by her critics, but too often she makes it too easy. She has a long history of eyebrow-raising comments, many of which led a lot of people to believe she’s woefully underprepared to be responsible for creating and passing laws in Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez has also come under heavy fire for her embarrassing inability to explain how to pay for the $218 trillion “Medicare for all” plan she supports. Studies show that it would likely bankrupt the U.S., but as long as people get “free” healthcare, she’s not too worried about it.
The young socialist also said that she believes President Donald Trump should be impeached. She didn’t provide evidence of a crime or impeachable offense committed by the president but maintains it’s a “no-brainer” that he should be removed from office.
And when someone makes a sincere offer and attempts to reach across the political aisle, that’s apparently sexist.
Over the summer, Ocasio-Cortez accused conservative commentator Ben Shapiro of “cat calling” her when he offered to donate $10,000 to her campaign or a charity of her choice if she agreed to have a political discussion on her ideas.
She also supports a bevy of other radical leftist proposals, such as abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, eliminating the “unfair” Electoral College, and giving everyone “free” college tuition.
Ocasio-Cortez’s words matter. If she doesn’t like being a punching bag for conservatives, she should present coherent and factual statements rather than constantly making inaccurate remarks and off-the-wall comments completely detached from reality.