Ocasio-Cortez dumps on Brooklyn hipsters to prop up false Bronx pedigree and New Yorkers let her have it

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Member elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talks to fellow members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Under the cloud of a partial federal government shutdown, Speaker designate Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will reclaim her former title as speaker and her fellow Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives for the second time in eight years. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez provoked some backlash on social media Saturday when she made fun of Brooklyn for being overrun by white people.

The brouhaha started when well-known technologist Anil Dash tweeted that “2019 is gonna be the Bronx’s year” because of the success of foul-mouthed rapper Cardi B and congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez. Both were born in the Bronx, and their success apparently bodes well for the community.

The congresswoman, who was born in the Bronx but spent the majority of her childhood in an upscale suburb in Westchester County, responded by first claiming the Bronx is “seizing the throne” and then poking fun at Brooklyn for its abundance of white hipsters.

“YUP,” she tweeted. “BX is seizing the throne, now that Brooklyn has been taken over by bespoke quiche spots or whatever you weird L train people did down there.”


While she didn’t specifically write “white people,” that’s likely what she meant. Residents of Brooklyn and other New York City boroughs have long complained about white people moving into and “gentrifying” their neighborhoods. The very notion of “gentrification” is itself highly racist.

So is the left-wing media’s portrayal of so-called “gentrification”:

AOC’s tweet received a bevy of different responses.

Some people slammed her acting like she’s a member of the Bronx community when in reality she spent only five years there before her father located her to a neighborhood where the average family earns $95,523 per year or nearly $50,000 more than the average Bronx family.

Others pummeled her for making light of “gentrification”:

Some took her to task for forgetting her campaign promise to fight “gentrification,” not joke about it:

Others accused her of being a hipster:

And a large, large, large group of others slammed her for dumping on her own supporters:

All in all, the tweet did not appear to be well-received. In fact, almost every single silly tweet that she’s posted over the course of her short political career has not been well-received.

Word to the unwise: To succeed in politics, you should abstain from making fun of people, particularly people who happen to be your supporters. Just saying.



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