According to columnist Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “had a rare bad night” Tuesday at President Donald Trump’s the State of the Union address.
In a tweet posted after the speech, Noonan described the young socialist as “looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss.”
And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss. 2.
— Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) February 6, 2019
She wasn’t wrong. For most of the evening Ocasio-Cortez looked like this:
— LiberalismIsADisease (@LibsADisease) February 6, 2019
“Why should I be ‘spirited and warm’ for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?” she angrily tweeted, ignoring polls from CNN and CBS that show that a majority of viewers liked address.
“Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?
Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.
We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact. https://t.co/7bu3QXFMnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2019
Her temperamental reply seemed disingenuous in light of her own behavior. While she did indeed spend most of the SOTU address pouting, there was one moment when she flew out of her chair to join her cohorts in applauding loudly over what the president had just said.
She did so after the president announced the gains in female employment seen under his administration: “No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the new jobs created in the last year,” he said.
“All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before. … And exactly one century after the Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before,” he added shortly after.
Now watch her reaction to both statements below:
For someone who purports to feel so glum about America’s future under Trump, she seemed awfully thrilled to learn that women are thriving under the economy he’s built.
Yet she and her cohorts appeared almost displeased when Trump announced that black, Hispanic and Asian and disabled unemployment have reached record lows.
She seemed equally indifferent to the president’s plans to end sex trafficking, end needless wars, end partisan gridlock, protect babies from infanticide and build more infrastructure:
End sex trafficking
Minorities to succeed
Protect babies from infanticide
Protect US from foreign threats
Trump recognized war heroes & Holocaust survivors
AOC: “Tonight was unsettling”, an “embarrassment” https://t.co/eJiJmsRDvQ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 6, 2019
Her rhetoric and behavior suggest that she and her cohorts disliked Trump’s SOTU address, not because of lack of a substance, but rather because it wasn’t about them enough. It didn’t praise them enough. It didn’t cater to their interests and political concerns enough.
This “me, me, me” mentality certainly speaks to 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, whose equally naive and narcissistic peers among millennials prefer Venezuelan-styled socialism to American capitalism.
What this mentality certainly doesn’t reflect is reality, as noted by all the top-voted replies to AOC’s temperamental tweet.
You’re just saying whatever you think your base wants to hear so you can keep your paycheck. U know damn well this was a historic speech and he made you all look like fools. He exposed all of you and played ya’ll like a fiddle. Btw, deep down you agree with a lot of what he said.
— Snake (@MrWyattLA) February 6, 2019
it is a speech to be remembered. trump spoke to his fellow Americans not as a republican, and not as a democrat, but rather as an American who will put America before anyone else. he was pushing for nonpartisan policies and really hit a note with many Americans. very proud.
— Jack Phillips (@basedideologue) February 6, 2019
You had to ask your cohorts in white if it was ok to stand and applaud thousands of sex traffickers getting arrested.
Even traditional media polls are showing this as a win for Trump. It was a good speech and for once he didn’t sound like a complete lunatic.
But you kinda do.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) February 6, 2019
You refusing to applaud record low African-American & Hispanic unemployment, stopping sex traffickers and “the common good” was the biggest embarrassment of the night. That was unsettling.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 6, 2019
You’re an embarrassment.
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) February 6, 2019
You must not have been listening an hour ago when was discussing changes that need to be made for future generations
— Meaty Chicken Burger (@BurgerMeaty) February 6, 2019
The only embarrassment is you. Why are you not on board with the things that will help and benefit the American people more? Because you don’t give af about the American people.
— ✨Velvet Sky✨ (@VelVelHoller) February 6, 2019
— Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) February 6, 2019
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