It’s “almost” like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Needy) makes stuff up (otherwise referred to as lying) on a regular basis solely to gain attention. To suggest she craves attention is not unlike saying Michael Moore craves a bag of McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese. In other words, an understatement.
Moreover, to suggest our erstwhile bartender hasn’t milked the ever-loving hell out of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol would be laughable. She first claimed — in AOC-style melodramatic fashion and gripping (made-up) detail, how she feared she and her Democrat colleagues would be murdered by the rioters.
We later learned that AOC wasn’t even in the Capitol building — she was in the Cannon House Office Building, which was never attacked — when the “rabid mob of white supremacist insurgents” burst into the building, clearly intent on mayhem, destruction, and possibly the demise of the Republic as we know it.
Oh, the humanity!
Now, apparently in desperate need of an attention fix, given that the drama has subsided over her “fear of being murdered” nonsense, AOC claims she also feared she would be raped.
Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy had a hilarious take on AOC’s rape charge.
“Why? Were Bill Clinton & Andrew Cuomo in the US Capitol on January 6th??”
Oh, that was good.
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) August 9, 2021
And on Thursday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Tucker — I wouldn’t call him a “yuuge fan” of “Sandy Cortez” — had a few thoughts about AOC’s latest claim, as well.
“Occasionally Sandy Cortez tells us about her lived experience on Jan. 6th. During a recent special on CNN, Sandy Cortez — does she ever stop talking about herself, by the way — she explained she wasn’t simply afraid of being murdered by Ashli Babbitt.
“She was also worried about being raped. Sexualizing? Get a therapist, honey, this is crazy. These people were mad because they thought the election wasn’t fair. Now you may disagree with that, but it wasn’t about you — surprise, surprise.”
Tucker then mused about what might have happened if a white Republican woman had made the same charge against Black Lives Matter during last summer’s violent riots.
“Imagine some Republican saying that about a BLM riot. As thousands of rioters descended on neighborhoods and burned businesses all over the country.
“What would’ve happened if some Karen said that? […] Can you imagine?
“But Sandy Cortez can say it, because people rioting on January 6 had the wrong political views.”
A quick scan of the Twittersphere showed a majority of the comments were similar to this one from Mike Sington, former “senior executive” at NBCUniversal — with video of the segment embedded.
“Tucker Carlson mocks AOC for expressing fear she was going to be raped by the mob that stormed the US Capitol: ‘Get a therapist, honey.’
“He denigrates her further by acting like he doesn’t know her name, calling her “Sandy Cortez”. The disrespect shown to women here is sickening.”
Agree? Or otherwise?
Tucker Carlson mocks AOC for expressing fear she was going to be raped by the mob that stormed the US Capitol: “Get a therapist, Honey”. He denigrates her further by acting like he doesn’t know her name, calling her “Sandy Cortez”. The disrespect shown to women here is sickening. pic.twitter.com/6zoolPKpeb
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) August 13, 2021
The bottom line.
So again, did Tucker Carlson cross the line? Did he, as charged, above, show sickening disrespect for women? Or, is AOC an insufferable attention-seeker with a history of embellishing events, causes, and issues she opposes, therefore making her fair game for ridicule? (Pick “b.”)
What did Harry Truman say? If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
And for your own sake, don’t continually turn up the temperature on the oven.