Say it ain’t so, Joe! (DiMaggio, not Biden; I just thought it fit.)
First, we (I) had The Barbie Triplets: Socialist Barbie (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), Jihadi Barbie (Ilhan Omar), and Trump Derangement Syndrome Barbie (Rashida Tlaib). Then Ayanna Pressley came along, and we had “The Squad.” You know, like a tight, little group of schoolgirls who eat lunch together, hang out after school, and talk about boys and stuff.
That was then, this is now. According to inside sources, as reported by The New York Post on Saturday, “The Squad” may soon be no more.
Despite a new class of progressives coming to Congress next term, insiders told The Post, AOC’s band of sistas is likely to dissolve after the new Congress is sworn in, likely on January 4 or 5, given that the 3rd falls on a Sunday.
According to one senior Hill staffer, much of the speculation is centered around how AOC will share the “progressivism spotlight,” given her propensity to see herself as its shiny hood ornament: “I think the idea of ‘The Squad’ is going to go away, and I think that it is going to be fascinating to see how [AOC] shares the spotlight of progressivism.”
Speaking of which, AOC caught flak from multiple Democrat lawmakers, including her Squad pal Ilhan Omar, for receiving a COVID vaccine ahead of at-risk Americans, which — AOC-style — she posted on Instagram for her 8.2 million followers.
Is she over 70? How on earth did AOC get first in line for the vaccine? https://t.co/Y5IgdCUVCW
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 21, 2020
And here’s AOC’s cringe-worthy presentation of how the Pfizer vaccine works.
So how does a COVID mRNA vaccine work, anyway?💉
And how does it compare to a traditional vaccine, or just getting COVID?
Well, it comes down to a story of spikes🦠 & burglars 🦹🏻♀️
Here’s a layperson stab at an explanation: (Docs, feel free to weigh in!)pic.twitter.com/hneHYxML3p
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 20, 2020
The point is AOC appears to be digging stardom “almost” as much a being a member of Congress and doing “Congressy things.”
According to one insider, reports The Post, the departure of the Devil’s spawn (Donald Trump), the Super Glue that bound The Barbie Triplets-Plus-One together, they will be likely to follow their own agendas in the next Congress, no doubt looking to grab a spotlight for themselves, away from the erstwhile bartender.
In addition, as reported by The Post, freshman Ritchie Torres, a staunch supporter of Israel, has already said he wouldn’t join “The Squad.”
It’s official. We won! It is the honor of a lifetime to be able to serve our community in Washington DC. The counting took longer than expected, but today the @BOENYC certified our victory & I want to say thank you.. pic.twitter.com/j2ygMbQXSA
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) August 4, 2020
Another incoming “progressive” — who AOC already might not be overly fond of after she was passed over by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a seat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee — is New York Rep.-elect Mondaire Jones, reportedly the first openly gay Black man to serve in Congress, whom Pelosi tapped for a seat on the equally-powerful Judiciary Committee. Jones not only supports “reimagining the U.S. legal system,” but is also an advocate for packing the Supreme Court.
Rep-elect @MondaireJones is headed to Congress after growing up in public housing. He vows to continue fighting for the people: “I don’t call these stimulus checks; I call them survival checks. This isn’t about jolting the economy; it’s about making sure people can live.” #velshi pic.twitter.com/E8C1Jyfblc
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) December 12, 2020
Next up is Jamal Bowman, who calls American capitalism “slavery by another name.” In Bowman’s twisted mind, “the pandemic has revealed it.”
Perhaps Jamal Bowman should read this first. So Sick of this crap.https://t.co/qp0Gv0fOFY
— John Q Public (@JstBidenMyTime) December 22, 2020
So, have we seen the last of “The Squad”?
Either way, to paraphrase Hillary, what difference would it make? As one source told The Post, “[T]he broader message that this carries is this fantasy that there is some sort of orchestrated squad that is doing anything at all resembling strategic things for anybody other than themselves.”
But what about our erstwhile bartender? Based on a recent poll, neither Socialism nor Socialist Barbie fared well at all.
Nearly 60 percent of the country thinks poorly of Progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and 75 percent want nothing to do with the socialism she preaches.
Then again, maybe Biden, should he become president, might create a new Cabinet post, just for her. “Bartender General,” of course.
Incidentally, while I’d love to say I came up with “Bartender General,” I “might” have snagged it from a RedState colleague.