The idea of Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., challenging someone’s “critical thinking” skills is a stretch on its own, but for her to go after a sitting U.S. senator leaves us to think the young socialist is starting to believe her own press clippings.
Either way, things didn’t turn out the way Ocasio-Cortez may have planned when she decided to publicly joust with Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
Scott took to Twitter to comment on a plan for a federal gun registry from Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who is running for president. On a side note, Scott got a jab in on the congresswoman from New York.
“What’s next? Will we have to register sharp knives?” the senator tweeted. “Maybe
@AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal. The Democrats are officially the @BernieSanders Party. They want America to be less prosperous and less free.”
The Democrats are officially the @BernieSanders Party. They want America to be less prosperous and less free. (2/2)
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) May 6, 2019
The slight being in reference to the radical Green New Deal that Ocasio-Cortez backs — you know, the plan that attacks cow farts by looking to eliminate cows.
And the bait was just too much for Ocasio-Cortez not to bite.
Looking to pivot away from the disastrous policy initiative Scott drew upon, Ocasio-Cortez responded with ad hominem attacks.
“That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution. If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called “unlikeable,” “crazy,” or “uninformed.” But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal,” she tweeted.
That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution.
If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called “unlikeable,” “crazy,” or “uninformed.”
But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal. https://t.co/KLkaYxfT6K
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 6, 2019
Too clever by half, the democratic socialist must have been proud of her comeback, even though she took ignorance to new levels when she marveled during an online video over a garbage disposal — at the age of 29, Ocasio-Cortez claimed she had never seen one and didn’t know why the sink in her DC apartment was making such a terrible noise.
And this is the woman the left holds up as the savior of Planet Earth.
The only problem with her retort to Scott was now that the Republican lawmaker had his prey on the hook, he went in for the proverbial kill.
“That a sitting Congresswoman doesn’t understand sarcasm would be embarrassing to the institution if you hadn’t embarrassed yours to the point of irrelevance already,” he tweeted in response. “America rejects socialism and will continue to.”
That a sitting Congresswoman doesn’t understand sarcasm would be embarrassing to the institution if you hadn’t embarrassed yours to the point of irrelevance already.
America rejects socialism and will continue to. https://t.co/bicJ8PEfD5
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) May 6, 2019
Scott’s assertion that Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t understand sarcasm and embarrassed both herself and Congress could be seen as a shot at Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has her hands full and then some in reining in radical freshman members like Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
As for Scott’s claim that Americans reject socialism, a new poll out this week shows that a majority in the country say socialism is incompatible with American values.
A Monmouth University Poll survey released on Monday showed that 57% of voters believe socialism is incompatible, compared to 29 percent who said that it is — see Democrats.
Just as certain, social media users loved Scott’s come back, as seen on Twitter:
— Utterly Purple (@DefiantlyFree) May 6, 2019
This chick trying to take on a 2-term Gov, now Senator, from a swing state, is quite hilarious.
— CinqueCaps (@CinqueCaps) May 6, 2019
— Alex Ward (@poolboy88) May 6, 2019
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