An Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweet reminded her followers this week that the progressive Cinderella was once a restaurant server, while the Democratic rising star waxed humble about her current role as public servant.
“I find it revealing when people mock where I came from, & say they’re going to ‘send me back to waitressing,’ as if that is bad or shameful.”
“It’s as though they think being a member of Congress makes you intrinsically ‘better’ than a waitress. But our job is to serve, not rule.”
But the Twitterati instantly fired back at Ocasio-Cortez with a number of flashbacks to recent statements by herself that seem to suggest she’s the one who thinks being a member of Congress entitles her to rule over rather than serve others.
And even that having a seat in Washington makes her intrinsically better.
Ryan Saavedra tweeted a video of a statement AOC made only days earlier:
Mindy Robinson asked:
Why yes, that would be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who sent this tweet less than a month ago:
Not only was she exalting herself as better than others in this tweet on the basis of how much nicer and more expensive her seat is than theirs now that she’s in Congress, but she was also doing so to defend the notion that she is “in charge.” This attitude is certainly contrary to the song she sings about the job of Congress, “to serve, not rule.”
Indeed, ruling is exactly what she seems to want to do.
With the Green New Deal, she wants to rule others with an iron-fisted, fascist economic regulatory regime unlike any intrusion into their lives the American people have ever seen.
With Medicare for All, she wants the government to continue to rule over a fundamental human right and control what medical goods and services are affordable and which ones aren’t.
With her support for running up the national debt and monetizing it with inflationary monetary expansion at the Fed, she supports ruling over interest rates and money creation.
And if Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really doesn’t think she was any better than waitresses and servers, as she would have us believe with this recent humble-brag tweet, then why did she take her congressional paychecks during the record-setting 35-day government shutdown?
There were more than 100 members of Congress who rejected their paychecks, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not one of them.
That was despite tweeting earlier that members of Congress should “have some integrity” and furlough members’ paychecks as well in the event of a government shut down:
For one who would have us believe she is supposed to serve others in Congress, not dominate, control, and rule them by force, these recent AOC tweets didn’t age well.
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Last modified (UTC): March 9, 2019 15:00