I wish I could simply ignore Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her obnoxious babblings. I really, really do. But I can’t, because it’s important to pay attention to what politicians have to say, especially the more extreme ones who want to remake this country into a socialist hellhole.
Even if she could be ignored, it would be impossible to do so this week after all the hyperventilating from The Usual Suspects™ over the Monday incident involving a brief but heated exchange of words between Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) on the Capitol steps, initiated by Yoho.
In addition to the confrontation, he allegedly called her the “b” word moments later out of her earshot. The freshman Congresswoman of course feigned victimhood when asked about their exchange. Yoho denied calling her the “b” word, but gave a speech Wednesday apologizing for the confrontation.
As my RedState colleague Bonchie reported earlier today, however, AOC has refused to accept his apology, calling it insincere and saying Yoho “refuses to accept responsibility.”
That is so very, very rich coming from a woman who routinely uses her social media accounts to call her opponents every slimy, vile name in the Democratic political insults playbook. As I noted on Twitter in response to her speech/stunt on the House floor today, there’s one big key difference between what Yoho did and what she does on a daily basis:
For crying out loud, she's still going on about this? She's said much worse about her own colleagues, difference between Yoho and AOC is that he has the guts to say it to their faces. She doesn't. https://t.co/xIJSd1uJRN
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) July 23, 2020
Remember – last summer she all but accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism because Pelosi reportedly did not agree with The Squad’s approach to getting things done in D.C. There is no person, including those on her own side, who she will not smear and throw under the bus if she thinks it will help her politically with the woke mafia.
Then I saw snippets on Twitter of AOC’s speech from this morning, where she predictably trotted out the woman card and lectured those watching about what she believes makes a man “decent.” Knowing her well-documented history of treating people who disagree with her as though they were the scum of the earth – it was just too much:
"My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see Mr. Yoho's disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television. I am here because I have to show my parents that…that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men." pic.twitter.com/cf0woHRf58
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 23, 2020
This woman has called her political opponents terrorists, racists, every vile name in the book. She doesn't get to play victim just because she got her feelings hurt. This is tiresome and insulting. https://t.co/lh0TBkuSLa
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) July 23, 2020
What was especially tiresome and insulting about this from my perspective as a woman was that she pretended that all of this boiled down to sexism, as if women legislators are somehow above saying nasty things to and about their male colleagues. As I noted earlier, AOC has shown over and over again that she is not above such things at all. The only difference is that she hides behind her iPhone when she does it, or is surrounded by her supporters in speeches she gives in which she is insulated from the type of criticism she got from Yoho.
It’s easy to see why her side tries so hard to shield her from criticism when you see how hysterically and embarrassingly she reacts to it, isn’t it?
Not only that, but if women are supposed to be equal to men in every way, why pitch a fit about the confrontation? What you do in these situations as a female Congresswoman is put on your big girl panties and push back. She has no trouble blasting her opponents for criticism on Twitter. Why not do it in person, too?
I am 100% sure these legislators argue with each other every day in the halls of Congress and sometimes heatedly, but we’re only hearing about this because AOC is seemingly shocked, shocked that someone would dare say to her face what she will only say about someone behind a keyboard or in an air-conditioned CNN studio. Cry me a river with your snowflake tears, honey. Cry me a freaking river.
Let’s also remember that this is the same woman who not only takes a hatchet to her political opposition on any given day of the week, but also gives the “slay queen slay!” treatment to her Congressional allies and best buddies who say things like this:
Where was her condemnation of “impeach the motherf*cker!”?
— Stephanie Raymond (@ChillOnTheRocks) July 23, 2020
AOC said today that “treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.” Correction: Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent PERSON, which AOC would know if she lived by the words she preached.
I don’t know if Yoho called her the “b” word after the fact or not. But let’s be honest here: The shoe would certainly fit in this case, wouldn’t it?
Memo to AOC: If you don’t want to be called the “b” word or otherwise treated like one, maybe you should practice what you preach and stop acting like one. That would set a much better example for all the women you claim to speak for.