If Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proven anything thus far, other than a tendency to say some really dumb things, the self-avowed democratic socialist has shown that she can play the victim at a drop of the hat.
The New York Democrat spends a lot of time online looking for Twitter fights, vacillating between being a strong progressive woman and a poor victimized female at her convenience, as was seen Friday when she responded to conservative Michael Moates ripping her for exploiting her status as a newly elected congresswoman to threaten Donald Trump Jr.
“There is a new standard in Congress, Bitches will subpoena you if you troll them,” Moates tweeted.
It didn’t help his cause that the tweet has since been taken down, only adding to Ocasio-Cortez’s priggish stand — though it was a poor choice of words.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the now-deleted tweet: “Wow! A Republican journalist calling me the B-word as he deliberately misinterprets my statement. Awesome job. How many female leaders have you covered in your career? I’m sure your coverage was very fair and not subconsciously biased at all.”
Feeling more empowered after the deletion, she grabbed a screenshot and added: “Hey, Michael Moates (@freedom_moates)! You can run from your misogyny, but you can’t hide. And @dcexaminer can’t hide that they choose to publish you AND the journalist who posted a creep shot of my behind to discuss my clothing. ?? cool.”
Hey, Michael Moates (@freedom_moates)!
You can run from your misogyny, but you can’t hide.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 7, 2018
It’s instructive that Ocasio-Cortez called out the Washington Examiner in her rebuttal, looking to even an older score.
The dust up began when Ocasio-Cortez came under fire for potential ethics violations for threatening President Trump’s oldest son for mocking her online — Trump Jr. posted a meme suggesting that as a result of her socialist views, Americans will be eating their dogs instead of walking them.
She responded to Trump Jr. by threatening to use the “subpoena power” of Congress against him.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 8, 2018
One thing is certain, Moates was reveling in the sudden notoriety, doubling down on his contention that Ocasio-Cortez was abusing her power — already, and she hasn’t even been sworn in.
Social media users were quick to react, noting the hypocrisy of the left when it comes to one of their own attacking the media — to be fair, Moates was only an occasional contributor who has no recent offerings.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
By the way, singling out an basically unknown journalist for attack by your Twitter following is DEFINITELY an attack on an independent press but a leftist is doing it so liberals don't give a fuck.
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) December 8, 2018
Apparently hasn’t worked at the examiner for a year either, so it’s extra-Trumpian.
— Brud Lee (@BrudLee) December 8, 2018
It’s worse than that. She picking out some random guy who had a few submissions at a publication and smearing the whole publication with it, despite his tweet having nothing to do with what they published.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 8, 2018
Kind of amazing how she attacks media outlets almost daily and the “very concerned” (Stelter & Darcy) are somehow muted to all of it.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 8, 2018
Stelter and Darcy don’t have time for twitter since they’re watching Fox all day long
— Oscar Buck Wilde (@dorn_bruce) December 8, 2018
Never underestimate a politicians ability to overplay their hand
— Big Screen (@perspectvortex) December 8, 2018
So, is it now patriotic again to criticize the press? Or is it only bad when it’s Trump doing it?
— Misanthropists R Us (@arik1969) December 9, 2018
The problem with anything related to Ocasio-Cortez is that it ultimately devolves into a series of memes ridiculing the socialist for all the foolish things she says.
Mike, we all know Ocasio-Cortez is an idiot…she doesn’t understand…look now she’s going to say I took her photo. pic.twitter.com/Olbqr0wDSz
— Metal (@Metal11756308) December 8, 2018
— Jordon Sabo (@Medicvonsabo) December 9, 2018
— Trumpfan4ever (@Trumpfan4ever1) December 8, 2018
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