On Wednesday, New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used a slang term that means gang rape while discussing her legislative agenda. The media was silent, of course. But what if a Republican legislator used such a disgusting term to describe her agenda? Would the media yawn and ignore it?
In a long interview with The Washington Post published on Wednesday, the representative — who many are now calling Alexandria Occasional-Cortex due to her constant gaffes — used the term “run train” to describe her intention to be a hard-charging leftist.
AOC was complaining about how the conservative media was all hands-on-deck to attack her every absurd utterance. AOC claimed that conservatives were attacking how she looks (something that is not exactly true*) but she then added (my bold)…
I also think it’s encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they’re out of all their artillery. The nude is supposed to be like the bazooka. You know, like, “We’re going to take her down.” Dude, you’re all out of bullets, you’re all out of bombs, you’re all out of all this stuff. What have you got left? I’m six days into the term, and you already used all your ammo. So enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda.
The phrase in question is “run train.”
It seemed like an odd way to describe her legislative agenda. It was not long before people began to speak up to note that “run train” is slang for gang rape.
Daily Wire looked up the phrase and found that it was a crude sexual term.
Multiple online dictionaries that provide definitions for slang terms state that “run train” means to “to gangbang” someone with “several” other people.
Former law enforcement officials weighed in on Ocasio-Cortez’s statement and verified that “run train” does, in fact, refer to violent sexual activity.
“[email protected] is trivializing a term (‘Run-Train’) used by murderous gangs like MS-13 to describe their tactic of brutally gang-raping women,” former NYPD officer John Cardillo tweeted.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 16, 2019
Now, what do you think that the media would be doing right now if a Republican had used a violent phrase meaning gang rape to describe her legislative agenda? The media would be going crazy in an effort to destroy such a Republican. You all know this.
But for AOC… it’s crickets.
*Conservatives have made fun of Ocasio-Cortez’ goggly eyes, granted. But no one is really making fun of her physical appearance apart from that. And that is more of a affectation than a physical trait.
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