As I covered Monday, President Trump recently struck hilarity in response to a question about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Donald was readying to leave for New Orleans when a reporter pointed out that the New York representative had called him “racist” in a 60 Minutes interview. Furthermore, she’d said this to Anderson Cooper:
“[Trump] manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge at our border.”
When presented with AOC’s “racist” comment about the Prez, he offered something very Trumpish:
Alexandria quickly volleyed, via Twitter:
“I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin.”
I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand.
We got under his skin 😂⬇️ https://t.co/SUXDVVY5tM
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 14, 2019
Personally, I’ve always found the lamest characterization in the game of ideological contrast to be one side’s contention that the other feels the exact opposite of what they express.
I’m inclined to think that when someone shrugs you off and says “Who cares,” it’s more than likely that they don’t care. At all.
But Twitter lit up with varied opinions:
You respond to every piece of high-profile criticism that you get. Sounds to me like everyone else is getting under *your* skin, tbh. pic.twitter.com/WGFzjhD7bb
— Danielle Butcher (@DaniSButcher) January 14, 2019
She does address challenges, but not with any sort of argument support. Take a look at her exchange with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in August; he offered her $10,000 to debate him: here and here. A hundred hundreds would’ve allowed her to avoid couch surfing in D.C. (here). Obviously, she preferred a different reaction, similar to her attempt at a Trump return.
Back to Twitter:
That tweet, of course, is incorrect — George W. Bush won the popular vote in 2004.
Her new job is to protect the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, not to annoy the right people.
— Rick Lundstrom (@ricklundl) January 14, 2019
Alexandria mystifies me — she seems to understand literally nothing at all which would allow her to make any kind of informed decisions as a legislator; and yet, she was elected (read more here, here, here, here, here, and here).
However, her presence does make for a more exciting time — it appears to me — than in political years past, on the federal stage.
AOC is, some ways, the left-wing version of Trump — she’s someone nobody on the other side of the aisle can believe was elected.
Both she and the President are newcomers to politics, and it’s a good thing for there to be new blood in Washington.
I just wish Alexandria’s seemed to pump all the way up to her brain.
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