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Criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Socialist Policies, Not Her Extremely Likable Dance Video

Conservatives who attack AOC's style, youth, and dance video are just going to make her more popular.

AOCAbaca Press/Douliery Olivier/Abaca/Sipa USA/NewscomAre Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's supposed enemies on the right secretly working to make her look cool? Because that's the impression you might gather from a series of weak-sauce attacks on the young congresswoman from New York, who was sworn in to office earlier today.

On Wednesday, an anonymous Twitter account affiliated with QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory, released video footage purportedly from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's high school years (though her "Boston University" t-shirt suggests it was filmed while she was a college student). "Here is America's favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is," the anonymous account promised.

In a word, nope:

Not that this video needs any additional context—she's dancing, who cares?—but it's actually a reenactment of a parody of a famous scene from the beloved 1985 film The Breakfast Club, in which brat pack actors Molly Ringwald, Emilo Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, and Ally Sheedy find themselves dancing in detention. In the late 2000s, various young people paid tribute to the scene by filming similar dance routines set to the Phoenix song "Lisztomania." (The first to do so was a group of friends that included Reason's own Elizabeth Nolan Brown, of all people.) Ocasio-Cortez's video looks pretty much like all the others; if anything, it's kind of adorable.

The video's leak follows weeks of attempts by some conservatives to paint the democratic socialist darling as inauthentic. The Gateway Pundit dug into her high school activities and treated the discovery that she used to go by the nickname "Sandy" as some kind of dark revelation. The article by Jim Hoft also attempted to undermine AOC's working-class credibility by pointing out that she attended an elite school in Yorktown rather than a struggling school in the Bronx. The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles has also advanced this line of argument, noting that AOC lived in relative comfort for most of her upbringing. But while Ocasio-Cortez may have occasionally overstated her working-class roots, she has always been relatively upfront abourt her time in Yorktown, and contrasted this privilege with what she encountered when she would visit the Bronx. Moreover, she did face economic insecurity after the death of her father, which forced her and her mother to work odd jobs in order to stave off foreclosure.

And then, of course, there was conservative writer Eddie Scarry's infamous creepy tweet in which he posted a picture from right behind Ocasio-Cortez, claiming "that jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles."

Conservatives who obsessively comment on Ocasio-Cortez's wardrobe and dance video are feeding into the narrative that the right is anti-women and doesn't treat them seriously. Bafflingly, they are also attacking her strengths. Being a young person with a sense of style is a good thing! Occasionally unwinding, dancing, and livestreaming dinner while taking questions from constituents: also good.

Stop wasting time on these personal attacks and criticize Ocasio-Cortez's socialist ideas instead. Explain why they are unaffordable and unworkable. For an example of going after Ocasio-Cortex the right way, see this post from my colleague Peter Suderman, who notes that by opposing pay-as-you-go accounting, AOC and her allies have signaled they won't even try to pay for their progressive policies.

But don't be surprised if deriding Ocasio-Cortez for, uh, having danced one time actually makes her more popular. If it's a personality contest, AOC has just about everybody in politics beat.

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  • loveconstitution1789||

    Who?

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Who?

    The Democrats took control of the House today, putting Pres. Trump on a welcome leash. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is a prominent member of the Democratic freshman class. For a preview of America's future, split-screen her dancing video with this one. The future of the Republican-conservative electoral coalition begins at 1:30.

    AOC will be dancing on right-wingers' political graves. And stylishly.

  • Quixote||

    She is nonetheless at fault for not taking a firm enough stand on the issue of the digital wall or fence that we need so that we can stop some of the illegal "satire" that keeps being spread around the Internet. At NYU, we are proud to take a very firm stand indeed in this respect. We stand for the wall. See the documentation of our great nation's leading criminal "parody" case at:

    https://raphaelgolbtrial.wordpress.com/

  • TwelveInchPianist||

    "AOC will be dancing on right-wingers' political graves. And stylishly."

    We already know the first thing she will do when she takes over.

    The wealthy lawyers will be the first motherfuckers up against the wall when her revolution comes.

  • buybuydandavis||

    "I love know nothing socialists"

  • Hoodnick||

    and she be dancing on the bodies of millions of America's if her policies were to come in full effect.

  • Jack Klompus Magic Ink||

    Someone should dance on your retard face with steel toed boots.

  • Ride 'Em||

    So, name the conservatives who criticized the video.

  • gaoxiaen||

    Would.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Wood not.

  • ShotgunJimbo||

    Would, and wood

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    She's as cute as a button, it's too bad she's an economic creation scientist.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Paul, you old cooze, we can't win on ideas so we must - and I mean must - insult her physical appearance and college videos. It is the only way we can achieve victory.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I just want to hug the socialism out of her.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Commie sympathizer!!

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    If she spent more time being triple penetrated, maybe it would displace all that Marxism within her. Or at least refocus her time.

  • Yellow Tony||

    Someone please tell me why people find her cute, because I can't discern the reason. Her face is fucking disturbing, and her hair style is unflattering. I wouldn't even want to sexually disembowel her!

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    She's going for a Frida Kahlo vibe with her current look. It's highly calculated.

  • StackOfCoins||

    As far as female congress critters go, she's quite fetching.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Leaves me retching...

  • Earth Skeptic||

    The lowest of bars...

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    Without any leching

  • Deconstructed Potato||

    Quit your kvetching!


    Ayayay

  • Uncle Jay||

    Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is the new bright and shining beacon of wisdom that finally has shown through.
    With her profound wisdom, along with Comrade Bernie's, America will soon turn into a proletarian paradise like Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela are.
    In no time, America and Americans can enjoy the many benefits and pleasures of poverty, oppression, terror and a collapsed economy.
    But more important than embracing and enjoying those wonderful conditions, America can finally reach the goal progressives work so hard for in achieving not only a socialist slave state but also redistributing the unearned and ill-gotten gains to themselves and their toadies so they can live in splendor like Solomon and all us little people can scrounge their garbage cans so we can feed our families.
    Won't life be wonderful?

  • Fats of Fury||

    Next up, Reason reports toilet paper is overrated and starvation diets are cool. The only thing cool about that vid are her big hooters.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    THAT IS PLENTY COOL

  • DesigNate||

    That video is proof that being a power hungry leftist slowly turns you into an angry bitter shrew. She looks happy and gorgeous in the video but every time I see her on tv I think to myself: "Man she looks angry and butt hurt".

  • Hank Phillips||

    Still, one can always hope she'll carry on the tradition of Lolita Lebrón.

  • Trigger Warning||

    She's got nice boobs? Why is she always wearing pantsuits?

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Indeed. Waste of a good figure. Her boobs look surprisingly usable.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    Know who else wears pantsuits?

  • georgeliberte||

    Hitler?

  • JesseAz||

    Hitlerina.

  • a ab abc abcd abcde abcdef ahf||

    Needs more cowbellsgirls.

  • Dillinger||

    better dancers and smarter girls exist but yes.

  • A Lady of Reason||

    Is she just trying to look "hip" to get more votes? ...
    https://aladyofreason.wordpress.com/

  • Echospinner||

    Are you trying to look more libertarian to get more hits on your website?

    Just askin'

  • a ab abc abcd abcde abcdef ahf||

    Really odd being spammed by our very own human-masquerading-as-bot.

  • Mcgoo95||

  • A Lady of Reason||

    Are you somehow triggered by me putting my links up? If so, the solution is to simply not click on it... ;) That's what adults do. And I'm a conservative but think for myself, not my party...

  • Azathoth!!||

    I am endlessly perplexed by the fetish so many writers at reason seen to have for young, violently anti-liberty activists.

    It is really destroying the magazine.

    From Gillespie's creepy bidenesque pursuit of 'the young people' (hint--Nick, Fonzie's not 'cool' anymore--no one knows who he is except old people) to Robby and Lizzie's constant exhibition of millennial idiocy, to the randos who vomit out ignorance where once rationality held sway, this focus is truly damaging.

    One is one of those intensely coveted 'young adults' for a period of about 12 years in ones life. after that, for decades, one is decidedly not.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Praise Kek!

  • Jgalt1975||

    I don't think it's a fetishizing a politician to suggest that you're better off principally focusing your attacks on their horrific policy proposals rather than trying to make fun of something innocuous they did several years before running for office.

  • JoeBlow123||

    Why not just ignore her? How many articles we need to see on her? It is easy writing and gets clicks which is why our resident People Magazine copycat writes about her. Also:

    "Being a young person with a sense of style is a good thing!"

    How about we point out the obvious that in a socialist tyranny the state would choose what clothes you would wear? Style is bourgeoise. She is a hypocrite. Done.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Shut up baby dick.

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off Hihn

  • Azathoth!!||

    There is no such thing as 'right wing tyranny', Michael.

    You can't become a tyrant when your basic principles start with the belief that no one should tell you what to do, and you have no right to tell others what to do--a stance which is a precept of the individualist, the place that the 'right' starts.

  • commentator||

    Right, because that's definitely what the right wing of the left-right spectrum means, and has always meant, forever and ever, amen. Fascists were a notoriously far-left party, obviously, all history books agree.

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
  • Azathoth!!||

    Fascists were a notoriously far-left party, obviously

    More than obviously. Explicitly.

    They competed with the communists for left wing adherents so stridently that things often got violent.

    Communism is, by it's own description, international socialism. Fascism and Nazism are, again, by their own description, National Socialism.

    The difference is not in ideology, but in scope.

    I am endlessly amused by people who claim to have functioning brains who can still say, with a straight face that the extreme far left of the political spectrum is the State, having complete control over everything, and it's extreme far right counterpart is the State, having complete control over everything--and expecting people to treat them as if they are not dangerously retarded.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Donald Jay Grump - Sock = Hihn

  • retiredfire||

    FUCK OFF, HIHN!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Speak for yourself, buddy. I am still wrinkle-free all over.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    But is your face as tight as dickskin?

  • Echospinner||

    Republicans dropped all sense of fiscal responsibility long ago.

    She has a point. Why should she? Plus she has her hand on the pulse of the Bernie millennials. She owns a base, not a majority of voters, who will never vote Trump.

    As a libertarian in direct opposition in policy I have to say we should be as big a loser as her. We need to step up.

  • Migrant Log Chipper||

    "As a libertarian"......lolololololololololololol.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    We COULD all just recognize the best way to fix things is to remove the progressives from America entirely.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    You k is a Hihn, I think most folks here would be happy to excise you from America as well. I'm sure your loyalty is lacking.

    You caertainly are the resident malignant tumor of the commentariat.

  • Sevo||

    Donald Jay Grump|1.4.19 @ 12:01AM|#
    MOAR PROOF!

    Fuck off, Hihn.
    You were missing long enough that I had serious hopes you had died. I'm sorry to see you haven't.
    Fuck off and die, you pathetic excuse for humanity.

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off and die, Hihn.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    (The first to do so was a group of friends that included Reason's own Elizabeth Nolan Brown, of all people.

    Soave finally gets his Fruit Sushi revenge.

    Also, I have seen that video before because I am related to one of those white nerds. jfc.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Also, did Tarantino direct it? My goodness.

  • Echospinner||

    Oh and she is wearing a Boston t shirt.

    Don't worry. Not a big college town.

    It is just that " I just think that the.. uh.. their appeal is becoming more selective."
    Marti DiBergi

  • creech||

    Let's ignore her. Turn off the spotlight.

  • Weygand||

    Holy shit she has nice tits. Just Holy Shit

  • FreeRadical||

    Under that boring politician's pant suit there are sights to behold.

  • Mongo||

    Shit of the Holy, she has pendulous dugs.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    She should spend her time being a fuck toy, not trying to introduce more communism to America.

  • Juice||

    Name checks out.

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off, Hihn

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off, Hihn.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Could be both.

  • FreeRadical||

    I don't care if she's a socialist. Would.

  • a ab abc abcd abcde abcdef ahf||

    (a) They aren't good for much else.
    (b) Turnabout is fair play, since all they want to do is screw us.
    (c) Equal results is all they care about, and because she wants her share of everybody else's money, it's only fair she should have to share her honey.

  • ||

    Would.

    Would you have pillow talk with her afterwards?

  • TwelveInchPianist||

    "I don't care if she's a socialist. Would."

    From each, according to her ability. To each, according to his need.

    It all makes sense now!

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    She a,so strikes me as a triple input girl, and an enthusiastic one at that. Maybe even up for DVDA.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    How else do you get 100k votes?

  • JesseAz||

    The end result of socialism is people selling their bodies for sex, see Venezuela. So why not.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Criticize Nancy Pelosi's Authoritarian Policies, Not Her Extremely Likable Naked Yoga Video

    yeesh.

  • TangoDelta||

    Cheesus Rice Crispies! Why? Why would you ever try to plant such an image in anyone's mind?

    Pass the mind bleach please, and make it a double!

  • TwelveInchPianist||

    I'm shocked at the lack of controversy this has caused. I've been watching the video over and over again since it came out, trying to figure out how anyone could view this as anything other than scandalous.

  • Mr. JD||

    It's actually possible to mock multiple things simultaneously. Has Robby found anyone who mocks the video who doesn't also criticize the socialism?

    Clickbait, Robby. Weak sauce.

  • Mr. JD||

    It's actually possible to mock multiple things simultaneously. Has Robby found anyone who mocks the video who doesn't also criticize the socialism?

    Clickbait, Robby. Weak sauce.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Shut up baby dick.

  • Sevo||

    Donald Jay Grump|1.4.19 @ 12:05AM|#
    Fuck off, Hihn.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Maybe you should put him on your enemies list.

  • Sevo||

    "Sevo STILL stalking me down the page .. plus one of his socks to hide how he's all alone, twisting in the wind."

    I'm not 'stalking' you, you narcissistic piece of shit. I'm telling you that your continued existence is a loss to humanity in general.
    Fuck off and die.

  • Nardz||

    I like the chick.
    Wait wait wait wait - don't get me wrong.
    She's a moron with terrible ideas who should never ever be allowed to wield any real power.
    But she is sincere, and apparently works hard. She had the gumption to take on a party elite. Good for her.
    And definitely would. She has a mix of cute, innocent idiocy and dangerously evil ideology that I find to be a huge (and maybe a little weird) turn on.

  • Nardz||

    And AOC is less a threat to Rs or conservatives than she is to the Ds.
    I do believe the mainstream party, and especially leadership, absolutely hates her (even more so than Bernie, because she is pretty and young).
    She is too enthusiastically dumb to realize that a woman in her position is not supposed to say the things she's saying, let alone actually believe them.
    She exposes the utter lack of thought behind the good sounding parts of socialism blatantly, while failing to address or reassure the authoritarianism at its heart. This is certainly implied though.
    Unfortunately, or perhaps fortuitously, I think her innocence will not last and she'll be mentored into more self serving and preserving corruption.
    That should end her threat to the Ds, but it may introduce her as a problem for the rest of us.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Oh yeah, she is going to be the gift that keeps on giving. And given that she already joined a protest harassing Pelosi's office recently, I'm sure her antics will be interesting. Hell, given what a hot horny little chick she probably is, we might even have a home sex video of her I. The next few years. Maybe part of the next chapter of The Fappening.

    Electing this stupid commie bitch is probably the most useful thing her faggot traitor commie district of idiot New Yorkers has ever done.

  • Nardz||

    Hihn dumb

  • Longtobefree||

    Disclosure; I have no social media accounts, so I do not how the word 'anonymous' fits in there.

    "Wednesday, an anonymous Twitter account affiliated with QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory"

    If the account is so anonymous, how do you know it is linked to QAnon? Is this part of the "we know it was Trump" part of Russian liars on social media?

    Oh, and just to pretend to be on topic, it seems she learned more about dance than about either of her majors.

  • Hank Phillips||

    No salsa? No cha-cha-cha?

  • ||

    It's not even a cringey video. I don't get what people are criticizing.

    As noted, save your bullets. You're gonna need them.

    The loon ideas will be more than enough to keep you busy.

  • ravenshrike||

    Someone made an account with the handle QAnon76, made a single tweet/series of tweets concerning the video and some blather about it, then less than 48 hours later deletes the account. It is then picked up by every leftie rag, and Reason apparently, as evidence of how conservatives are bad and shouldn't be making fun of her for the dance video. The fact that Reason fell for a clear sock puppet is sad, but not surprising. The video itself actually popped up during her campaign and there was no furor over it.

  • Curly4||

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has just announced a very important action for new year which is to shut down all use of coal for power generation. If she can do this it would be very good for the environment and may even slow down global warming. May she succeed in all her proposals to improve the people lot here in the USA, even in her attempt to prevent the pay as you go requirement that is now.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    As long as we turn off electric power delivery to NYC first.

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off, Hihn.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Shut up baby dick.

  • Sevo||

    John Galt Jr|1.3.19 @ 9:38PM|#
    "Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi are kicking their asses..."

    You had gone missing long enough that decent people had hopes you had died. Well, decent people had hopes you had died a lingering and painful death, but still...
    I'm sorry to see you are still among the living, polluting the web with your stupidity.
    Please, make the world a better place and die.

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off, Hihn

  • Sevo||

    I really don't care if Mao boogied like a champ or Stalin did a really good 'robot'; fuck 'em all with Tony's dick.

  • Sevo||

    Fuck off, Hihn.
    You must have just lost your web privileges; I was hoping you'e died. Please make the world a better place; do so.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Like most leftists, Rage Against the Machine are likely fascist.

    At least Morello knows how to play.

  • IceTrey||

    Forget unaffordable and unworkable socialism is immoral at its core because it requires the government to initiate force.

  • Hihn's Psychiatrist||

    Michael, I see you are blogging and it's before 4:00AM; it is apparent to me that you have lapsed into another manic phase of your bipolar illness. Have you stopped taking your lithium again?

  • Benitacanova||

    Sorry we mocked your commie girlfriend Robby.

    p.s. the breakfast club sucked.

  • Hihn's Psychiatrist||

    Michael you need to call me office for an appointment right away; we need to readjust your meds.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Gravitas is only important for politicians on the right.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Robbie has gone full retard... Dear Lord.

  • ClosetedConservative||

    True! Her dance video has nothing to do with her lunacy!

  • Deconstructed Potato||

    Why is this even news? Some wacky conspiracy theorist twatter account posts a video of someone dancing? Good grief!

  • Echospinner||

    Because the Bernie millenials believe that the pantsuit Dems ripped them off. They are a demographic, misled as they might be.

    Pelosi Dems will tolerate them to some extent and will use her.

    Might backfire. If the swamprat Dems do not rule the swamp they do not have much.

  • Deconstructed Potato||

    When it comes down to it, they all vote for the big blue swarm.

  • georgeliberte||

    Well, she does look cool in the video and comes across as fun and likeable. Her economic ideas and politics are a different matter.

  • Rockabilly||

    communism isn't cool

  • Truthteller1||

    Clown move. It's like one of the dims lame attempts that usually backfire on them. What idiot thought this was a good idea?

  • XM||

    Didn't Amazon put one of their new HQ at Cortez's zone?

    Cortez has no power. Nancy Pelosi does, and she ain't gonna pick fight with Bezos and the 1 percenters. AOC can obviously raise tax rates to 70% at her own district, and I don't care. The people who voted for her can sing "taxes son muy buenos" and dance their way to the unemployment office.

    AOC had a brief stint as an intern and worked at a cafe. She was also a street activist. THAT'S IT. She's arguably less qualified than Christine O'donnell and the code pinker who won in AZ. Trump had mixed record as a businessman. AOC has no usable life experience anywhere. She has no people skill, no ability to form coalition, that's why she blurts out "I want this, I want that" with no serous input from anyone.

    There are some smart writers for this magazine who are ok with accepting thousands of economic migrants every year. It makes you want to scream and pull out your hair. If the likes of AOC take over 50% of the house, we're halfway to Venezuela. "Well they can be libertarian we just have to show them the way" STOP it.

  • commentator||

    No power but the power to live in people's heads rent-free.

    And AOC won a primary against the so-called 'King of Queens,' the most establishment Democrat to ever get established, who outspent her by 10-to-1, with no people skills. Damn impressive, she must be a witch because black magic is the only explanation left then since she didn't have either money or people skills.

    What does libertarian immigration policies even have to do with AOC and her socialist ambitions? You think all Latinos are identical to AOC? You know allowing 'thousands of economic immigrants' doesn't even imply allowing easy citizenship and voting rights, right.

  • buybuydandavis||

    White Men will be an increasingly endangered species in the Democratic Party. Especially in New York's 14th congressional. They redrew the district map in 2012.

    Here's the new demographic for NY14.

    Ethnicity
    18.41% White
    11.39% Black
    16.24% Asian
    49.80% Hispanic
    0.45% Native American
    3.71% other

    The guy was a blue as blue could be. Experienced party hack as well.

    But he lost to the jiggling bartender. An Hispanic one with a vagina.

    He had no chance.

  • Hank Phillips||

    So a senile warrior for the babies on a platform pushing men with guns to enforce coathanger abortions and all efforts to ban birth control got beaten by a Grrrl? How could such a thing happen? And how could it happen in the very state that legalized birth control even BEFORE the Libertarian Platform morphed into the Roe v Wade decision? The girl that can't dance may be dumb, but the party that chose her opponent as a candidate is downright stupid. The looter media will keep reminding voters of that race every day, since there apparently was no LP candidate.

  • XM||

    You don't need people skills to get votes. Trump has little people skills and he won the presidency.

    Clinton can't even drive a car.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Tell that to the LP platform committee. As soon as we got a 328% increase in the vote, in come the infiltrators gutting the Migration plank--a good plank that needed at most a single word changed. Now it's as cowardly a liability as the plagiarized Goldwater abortion straddle. Republicans adopted George Wallace planks on birth control and racial collectivism in response to the huge crop of spoiler votes--including electoral spoiler votes--gotten by the Dixiecrat Klanbake faction. The world population is growing by over two people a second, and to the extent they are illiterate, poor and as superstitious as their looter governments, they are going to migrate like so many bisons toward greener pastures. Remember, when the Party comes panhandling, that ours was the party that wrote the Roe v. Wade decision that thwarted race-suicide Dixiecrat nationalsocialism. At least it did until the Republicans coveted those spoiler votes.

  • DFG||

    Can you provide a link to anyone, from a Twitter rando to a member of the media, who criticized that dancing video? The only one who did was the anonymous Qanon account that posted it (which has since been deleted). Every comment was positive unless it was bashing the original poster for trying to slam her for dancing in college FFS. Instead I see story after story that "conservatives" or "Republicans" are outraged about it. It's complete bullshit and it wouldn't surprise me if she released it herself in an effort to generate negative comments. The fact that she didn't get any seems to have been no impediment to Dems running with the usual narrative that Republicans are evil and hate dancing or something. I'm disappointed to see the same shit in Reason.

  • buybuydandavis||

    "I'm disappointed to see the same shit in Reason."

    I'm not anymore.

    Disappointment would imply I expected better.

  • https://www.pumpsok.com||

    Why should she? Plus she has her hand on the pulse of the Bernie millennials. She owns a base, not a majority of voters, who will never vote Trump.

  • buybuydandavis||

    "she's dancing, who cares?"

    Nobody on the Right, actually.

    Though I have seen videos and tweets about the idiotic narrative the Left is pushing that mean old Republicans want to stop young women from dancing and being happy.

    It's Footloose 2!

    And here's Robby, like clockwork, shilling the Lefty narrative.

  • buybuydandavis||

    "On Wednesday, an anonymous Twitter account affiliated with QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory,"

    This "affiliated" account was started in Jan 2019 and had 7 likes.

    "Journalistic Moment"

    Here's the account. Video still up. He still has 7 likes.
    https://twitter.com/AnonymousQ17763

    Hat tip to Sargon of Akkad for spending 10 extra seconds to do the journalism Reason couldn't be bothered doing.

    Sargon gives a takedown of the pervasive Narrative that the Right is all up in arms about a video they don't give a damn about.
    https://youtu.be/55a-_7wkxUI

  • Demosthenes of Athens||

    +1

  • Hank Phillips||

    Actually, Robby's reporting ain't bad. It's Hitler-is-Jesus televangelism that feels threatened by the newly elected congressmaam, and I hope she sprinkles the floor of the House with its bloody teeth. Lolita Lebrón lives.

  • haroldpslab||

    Why not just ignore her? How many articles we need to see on her? It is easy writing and gets clicks which is why our resident People Magazine copycat writes about her. Also: Framaroot Download App Link.

  • ThomasD||

    Why?

    Because Robby doesn't want you to ignore her.

    No, Robby the Vox water boy wants you to pay attention to her, and ignore the fact that there were no conservatives who actually criticized the video. Nor does he want you to note that the video was simply used as means to segue into unrelated bashing of other conservative voices for other things they said or did.

    It's a purely manufactured outrage meant to build her up and de-legitimize other critiques.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Why not get the Gee-Oh-Pee to ignore the Prohibition party's urgings to send men with guns to bully girls? As long as God's Own Prohibitionists are still praying Herbert Hoover will win in 1932, they deserve to be replaced by girls who can't even dance. I'll make sure to broadcast her message to women in Brazil, where papal pederasty dictates coathanger abortions and over 7% of the population over puberty is illiterate. Ireland and Canada are setting a better example for the 21st Century than These United states when it comes to individual rights for women.

  • Naaman Brown||

    For all I know this could be a false attack by this AnonymousQ1776 - who could be anyone and represent no one.

    Forget her dancing.

    People who show gums and teeth when they smile give me flashbacks to the Reavers in Serenity/Firefly.

  • buybuydandavis||

    I don't trust men who smile too much.
    - Klingon Commander Kor

    The tweet is still up. Ratioed 1.8k to 243. Retweeted 47 times.
    No one cares.

  • R Johnson||

    I agree with the writer. Her policies suck. But I like her dancing.

  • XM||

    Is there some reason I can't criticize her politics and dancing at the same time?

  • Deconstructed Potato||

    "The Breakfast Club is a socialist film!"

  • Liberty Lover||

    Hey, it is still a free county, I can hate her for both if I want too!

  • Inquisitive Squirrel||

    We really need to stop making national news out of the hysterics perpetrated by like three random people on twitter. I'm assuming this article was the result of a slow news day.

  • ZanderfromNOLA||

    Why not criticize her for dancing. People criticize the president because of the color of skin everyday! This is how American politics works now, we criticize everything but do nothing to change it. Personal attacks. both verbal and sometimes physical have become acceptable to some.

  • BioBehavioral_View||

    Socialism and Equality

    "Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls.
    It tolls for thee." -John Donne (1572-1631)

    Miss Ocasio-Cortez is a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" who places equality before liberty. This politician of proven ignorance, tolls the bell for the approaching demise of capitalistic, democratic republicanism; nevertheless, the choice whether to resist or to surrender survives — for the moment.

    The following is an excerpt from the novel, Retribution Fever:

    Equality
    "But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom." -Alexis de Toqueville

    Socialism promotes equality of outcome based upon need or mere claim of need — not equality of opportunity based upon merit proven. It rewards need claimed and indolence practiced while punishing progress through creativity and prosperity through productivity. It rewards those who simply eat and exist while punishing those who furnish the food and provide for that existence.

    Socialism repels positive control. The Marxists in the erstwhile Soviet Union had learned this lesson quickly and had become brutal tyrants slaughtering tens of millions. Consider, during the Bolshevik Revolution, the brutal actions of Felix "Red Terror" Dzerzhinsky, founder of the "Checka" later known as the Soviet KGB later the Russian FSB.

  • Hank Phillips||

    That is objectively really bad dancing. Even leaving aside that the poor thing cannot differentiate a constant, much less understand units of force, work or power. What I like is that her ignorant vote for keeping people in the dark about climate fraud, the Second Amendment and inviting suicide-vest berserkers into These States is sure to anger lobbyists who have sunk millions into trying to elect God's Own Prohibitionists. But her issues sheet--in Spanish--promises every effort to keep contraception and abortion safe and legal. I hope she bitch-slaps Republicans (especially those infiltrating the LP) with that promise EVERY DAY the GOP platform calls for a Coathanger Abortion Amendment.

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