We as Americans can expect DC’s debauchery to be dirty, despicable, and downright deplorable at times, but the latest pedantic put-downs of the political ruling class are simply pathetic.
In 2019, it seems as though anything goes. These “public servants” seem to have a mind of their own, (as opposed to working for the betterment of their constituents), and use much of their time on Capitol Hill to berate one another in order to appease their Twitter audiences.
There may be no more succinct example of this new ethos than freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose status as the left’s social media madame du jour has only emboldened her egregious online behavior.
Her latest attempt to “throw shade” at the republican party even has a familiar, petty tone to it, for those of us who still remember arguments on the playground during elementary school.
The insult came as she and her “squad” spoke at a forum organized by the NAACP.
Ocasio-Cortez talked about her background as a waitress and told the moderator, Angela Rye, that she does not “shy away” from her background of working in restaurants because it prepared her for her current job as a congresswoman.
“No one can tell me about things like sexual harassment. No one can tell me things like working for tips on a wage that is less than the minimum wage. No one can tell me about taking the subway at 3 o’clock in the morning home from a night shift,” she said, claiming that “no one else has those experiences on the other side of the aisle.”
“Very few people have those experiences, and by the way, when they do, like John Boehner, they’re lauded for it. They’re like, ‘That’s a guy I could have a beer with,’ but with me, it’s like, so–” she continued with a gesture.
Then came the kicker:
The freshman lawmaker added that the Republican Party is “scared” of the “Squad.”
“It’s because they’re scared because sometimes I think that the Republican Party recognizes our power more than we do sometimes,” she said.
“Tweet that,” Rye interrupted.
“Because there is a reason we are on Fox News 24/7 while every pundit – while they’re sending mailers with our face on it – because they know how powerful we are more than sometimes our own – frankly I think – our own party does,” she added.
The republicans are “scared” of a first-term Congressperson from a district that even democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believed could have been won by an inanimate object “with a D on it”?
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