Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is a nice guy. So nice, in fact, that he’s ignoring the advice of Napoleon about never interrupting your enemy when they’re making a mistake, and offering some wisdom to Democrats about their recent social media habits.
According to the Washington Examiner, Crenshaw saw the odd Instagram update given by failed Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke where he was getting his teeth cleaned by a dentist, and noted that it was just one of the many try-hard attempts by Democrats to seem cool and relatable on social media.
Crenshaw’s advice was simple: Stop, it’s weird:
Crenshaw pulled no punches against his fellow Texan, taking him to task for bringing Instagram live viewers with him to a recent dentist appointment as he got his teeth cleaned. “If you get your teeth cleaned on Instagram live, it shows that you’re just out of touch. That doesn’t make you relatable or cool. It just makes you weird.”
The former Navy SEAL, who was seriously wounded in Afghanistan in 2012, noted that several Democrats have used the Instagram feature, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. “No, guys, it’s just not — don’t do that … They’re trying to be like AOC,” Crenshaw said, referring to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “She kind of gets it. She kind of understands how to do that.”
The cringe-laden social media posts all do seem to be inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s successful Facebook Live update she gave. Sensing a new way to reach the youth, the pandering Democrats attempted to follow suit and make their own Live updates. This resulted in some of the most awkward moments in modern politics Really it just highlighted why unrelatable people should probably avoid trying to be relatable, and they should stop before they start uploading clips of themselves playing Fortnite while making Tik Tok videos.
Or don’t. These attempts at relevancy are pretty funny.
Both the aforementioned Democrats by Crenshaw are in line for a 2020 presidential bid, though O’Rourke hasn’t actually voiced that he’s running just yet. You can count on that happening during his appearance on Oprah’s program next month. Warren has more or less announced but is more or less destined to lose the Democratic nomination.