Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., truly is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, as the Bronx nitwit’s blunders are so frequent she struggles to get through a single day without making herself and her party look foolish.
The self-avowed democratic socialist stepped in it again Thursday when she falsely accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff of running a bot network.
In a tweet Ocasio-Cortez has since deleted — surely she knows the web is forever — the newly-elected Democrat claimed Republican consultant Josh Holmes “helps run a multimillion dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse.”
She tweeted: “If you notice a lot more trolls on social media re: politics, it’s [because] Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff helps run a multimillion dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse. Because we all know how hard they work to make the world a better place.”
The tweet was in response to a conservative advocacy group calling her out over the Amazon blunder, where the happy socialist celebrated New York City losing 25,000 well paying jobs.
The group, the Job Creators Network, put a billboard in Times Square on Wednesday.
They created a billboard in Times Square just for Ocasio-Cortez, but we don’t think she’s going to like it https://t.co/isEZPfuKWJ pic.twitter.com/0EozGMvGgO
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 20, 2019
As for the charge against Holmes, the source she cited did not include any evidence to support the allegation.
Holmes, who has added “AOC Bot Farmer” to his Twitter name, responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s now-deleted tweet, calling her “the most reckless politician in America.”
“Every journalist in America should ask
@AOC what she’s talking about here. This was a voter registration project. She’s easily the most reckless politician in America,” he tweeted.
Every journalist in America should ask @AOC what she’s talking about here. This was a voter registration project. She’s easily the most reckless politician in America. https://t.co/8iETM2787k
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) February 22, 2019
He followed up on his first tweet to call out Ocasio-Cortez for using her office to attack a private citizen.
“If It becomes ok for Representatives to use their office to attack private citizens and businesses solely because of their political allegiances we lose the essence of American democracy. I’m not intimidated. Who is with me?” Holmes tweeted.
If It becomes ok for Representatives to use their office to attack private citizens and businesses solely because of their political allegiances we lose the essence of American democracy. I’m not intimidated. Who is with me?
— Josh Holmes (AOC Bot Farmer) (@HolmesJosh) February 22, 2019
Oh, Ocasio-Cortez did announce that she was deleting the tweet, saying she wants “to make sure the details are solid.”
She also noted that the tweet containing false allegations “will be RT’d,” like this will somehow exonerate her.
Heads up – I’m deleting a tweet about astroturfing bc I want to make sure details are solid.
Dark $ is hard to track, & the practice of astroturfing to manipulate public opinion is notorious. Want to make sure any comments about it are thorough. Quote tweet will be RT’d ✌🏽
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 22, 2019
Not that social media users are fooled:
.@aoc Just learned the term astroturfing, thanks! https://t.co/z8syGDNp9g
— Jazzwind (@jazzwind) February 22, 2019
Since when do facts actually matter to you https://t.co/KYgbYqIb6O
— Brian Andrews (@medicbka) February 22, 2019
Wait, I though it was all about feeling not facts?
— Dude, My Dog Ate It! (@daalad) February 22, 2019
It seems Ocasio-Cortez is confused again, much like she was about tax breaks. This time it’s over the difference between “astroturf” and trolling.
Needless to say, the reaction online was not overly kind to Ocasio-Cortez, who may want to sign up for a yoga class or something to give the dimwit time to occasionally unplug.
Fact check: True.
— righty64 (@righty64) February 22, 2019
And if she did she would internally say, “Shit. That’s what we do all the time!!”
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) February 22, 2019
‘Astroturf’ shouldn’t feel singled out. AOC just doesn’t understand what lots of things mean.
— Sophiestications (@Sophiesticatio2) February 22, 2019
Genuinely think she misread the tweet she quoted and thinks the “astroturf” relates to both Cavalry and Berman. pic.twitter.com/Ky3BROiwwY
— Matt Whitlock ?? (@mattdizwhitlock) February 22, 2019
“I think AOC genuinely just doesn’t understand” fill in the blank…… generally a safe assumption
— Ryan Hinckley (@rwhinckley) February 22, 2019
Any comment on Jussie Smollett, @AOC? Are you going to delete this tweet? https://t.co/5a49K8aIoG pic.twitter.com/lpyDOfMOM2
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) February 22, 2019
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