AOC proposes progressives ‘take’ elephant mascot for themselves, suggests fierce replacement for GOP

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set herself up for a round of stinging mockery on social media after whining that Republicans have an elephant as their mascot.

The progressive New York lawmaker sparked plenty of eyerolls on Twitter after she posted her jab at Republicans and offered a “new mascot proposal” that essentially suggested the left just “take elephants from Republicans.”

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Ocasio-Cortez ridiculed the GOP for not announcing a new platform as this year’s Republican National Convention kicked off.

The RNC left the 2016 party platform in place in a new resolution explaining that the 2020 challenges and changes made the move necessary and, instead, they would “enthusiastically support” President Trump’s agenda.

“The RNC has unanimously voted to forego the Convention Committee on Platform, in appreciation of the fact that it did not want a small contingent of delegates formulating a new platform without the breadth of perspectives within the ever-growing Republican movement,” the resolution read.

Ocasio-Cortez mocked the decision on Twitter.

“GOP 2020,” she wrote. “‘We have no vision, no values, and no beliefs.’”

The congresswoman then turned her attention to the Republican mascot, tweeting that “elephants deserve so much better.”

She followed up with her suggested plan.

“Progressives take elephants from Republicans, bc they are compassionate, empathetic creatures w nuanced social structures,” she wrote.

“General Dems can keep Donkeys if desired – we can unite under that tent,” she added. “Republicans are Honey Badgers.”

Plenty of Ocasio-Cortez’s fans applauded her take, especially the honey badgers suggestion — though some found that unfair.

The honey badger jab seemed to backfire.

But many Twitter users found the predictable problem with the elephant complaint.

Others slammed the Democrat’s whining and noted that there are plenty of other appropriate symbols to be considered.

Ocasio-Cortez even took a shot at her own party last week, criticizing the Democratic National Convention for targeting white moderates and not progressives like herself.

“Would I have done things differently? Of course. But as a young progressive Latina I know I was not the target audience for this convention. The target audience for this convention was white moderates who aren’t sure who they’re voting for in November,” she posted on social media following the four-day DNC.

“Do I agree with centering the programming on that audience? Not necessarily. I think we could have done more to rally turnout enthusiasm from our party’s base,” she added.

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