An embarrassing misstatement by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has earned the progressive darling ridicule from all sides.
The far left New York candidate, who unseated Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district, seemed to forget what party she was campaigning for in a stop supporting Brent Welder, who is running for Congress in Kansas’s third district.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 20, 2018
Campaigning alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez made the gaffe which was then shared by the Vermont senator on his Twitter account.
“Hello, everybody! So excited to be here on Sen. Sanders’ account and we’re here in Kansas City to rally for Brent Welder,” Ocasio-Cortez said.. “We’re gonna flip this seat red in November.”
Sanders’ account made no mention of party colors in the caption.
Welder is looking to unseat Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican, in the district and perhaps that was on Ocasio-Cortez’s mind when she spoke, confusing the red color associated with the GOP and the blue color signifying the Democrat party.
But the unfortunate mistake, coming from a self-identified Democratic Socialist, had many wondering about the connection of the color red to the communist party.
“We’re going to flip this seat red in November.”
Not sure if gaffe or Freudian slip https://t.co/91QBTZMbPj
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 21, 2018
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that with Bernie Sanders’ help, they’re going to “flip this seat ****RED**** in November” instead of saying “blue.”
It’s like she’s trying to embarrass herself as many times as possible in one week… pic.twitter.com/tiiSpWWenK
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 21, 2018
The gaffe by the woman touted as the rising voice of the Democratic Party follows on the heels of several other embarrassing remarks and interviews where she appeared to struggle with communicating, flubbing one question on Israel’s “occupation” of the Palestinian territories as she admitted she didn’t really know what she was talking about.
Twitter handed out a collective award for Ocasio-Cortez’s error -or Freudian slip – and served Sanders with some ridicule as well.
Dear God. I pray that either one or both finally get a clue.
— Nevergotweirdenough (@usedtobeafreer) July 21, 2018
It’s now 14 hours later, this video is still up & it’s now clear that it’s intentional
Saying you wanted to “flip the seat red” wasn’t a slip up. It was a shout out to your socialist base and the DSA 🌹
Nether of you are Democrats. In fact both of you are TARGETING Democrats pic.twitter.com/oguzNvPqsp
— JAM (@Eviljohna) July 21, 2018
The stupidest thing about this video is that Bernie actually posted it and hasn’t deleted it.
The explanations for her meaning are varied:
“She meant communist red!”
“She meant flip this Red Seat!”
“She’s young, why so harsh!”
“She’s the only one fighting!”
— Fucking Look At How Fucking Civil I Fucking Am (@BravenakBlog) July 21, 2018
Flip it RED?
Y’all are getting brazen.
— JJ🌙⭐Blessed be the Fruit Loops (@VTResist) July 21, 2018
This is crazy this chick doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.
— Jeannie-ology (@jeanniology) July 21, 2018
@RichUSA82 lol flip it red?! Everytime she is on camera she is a disaster.
— Mike (@MikeVeets) July 21, 2018
Where is her team is the more pertinent question.
This clip shouldn’t have seen the light of day and Bernie’s team is wrong for posting it knowing the implications.
Whether or not they meant socialist red isn’t a plus IMO.
She needs a better team.
— Amene (@Ange_Amene) July 21, 2018
alexandria ocasio-cortez is ready to “flip a seat RED” in November. let’s wish her success pic.twitter.com/0fYjddnoTP
— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) July 21, 2018
Hahaha.. Ask her about the unemployment rate and how it’s calculated. I’m totally in support of making the seat red, though.
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) July 21, 2018
Bernie doing what Bernie does best, flipping seats red. https://t.co/yPNMl6wNA0
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) July 21, 2018
lol why haven’t they deleted this yet https://t.co/U8YIiQKvw9
— Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) July 21, 2018
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