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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to whining after Thursday night’s final presidential debate because President Trump mentioned her — not by name, but by her initials AOC.

Trump was remarking on Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s plans to address climate change, which the president called an “economic disaster,” and he reminded viewers the Green New Deal plan was formulated by “AOC plus three,” a reference to Ocasio-Cortez and the three radical Democratic freshmen known as “the squad.”


The initial reaction from Ocasio-Cortez, who went by Sandy Cortez in high school, was to boast about being mentioned “repeatedly” — Trump used her initials twice, but never spoke her name.

She tweeted: “If someone told me 3 years ago, while I was waitressing to help my family stay afloat, that in a few short years an unhinged President of the United States would be repeatedly saying my name at the 2020 debate, I would’ve brought them some water and told them to sober up.”

Her remarks about sobering up may be instructive, as just over an hour later, well past midnight, our democratic socialist heroine suddenly decided that she was a victim.

Taking offense to Trump using “AOC” to refer to her, Ocasio-Cortez decided this was sexist and all Republicans were to blame.

Explaining that the “people” dubbed her “AOC,” she graciously gave them permission to continue doing so, “Y’all can call me AOC.”

But “government colleagues” should refer to each other in a public or professional context by using formal titles, she added.

“Basic respect 101,” Sandy tweeted.

Turns out, Ocasio-Cortez was on this kick earlier this week, taking umbrage over Vice President Mike Pence calling her AOC during the vice presidential debate earlier this month.

In covering the story, Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill, stressed that Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter handle “is literally ‘AOC.’”

In August, she responded to a tweet from Sara Pearl, supervising video producer for Biden’s campaign, who was advertising that @AOC was hiring: “Team AOC is hiring!”

But orange man bad.

Left-wing comedian Sarah Silverman didn’t get the memo about the moniker being sexist and disrespectful, as she cheered it on.

On the other hand, there was no shortage of people willing to give AOC the what for.

Here’s a sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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