Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a poster which resembles a Communist style poster and she got hammered by people with brains.
Your daily reminder✨ pic.twitter.com/8g5jepaiDE
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 29, 2019
Conservative Kurt Schlichter offered a terse response.
I hope you’ll spew better cliches https://t.co/q0gZw7lLF2
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 30, 2019
That seemed to touch a nerve:
What, are you sad I don’t speak as our President does, w top hits like “Just grab ‘em by the p—?” Or going on abt turbines & wind cancer?????
I could win a Nobel Prize in Physics & they’d still call me dumb. That’s why I don’t give a damn about misogynist takes on my intelligence. https://t.co/0kbtkVreOi
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 30, 2019
More from Hot Air:
This is quite an interesting combination of statements. First, let’s notice that Schlichter didn’t call her dumb or use that word, though I guess you could say he implied she’s not a deep thinker. AOC’s response was to attack President Trump and to claim no amount of intellectual achievement would be enough for her critics.
Let’s just state up front that AOC is really in no danger of winning a Nobel Prize in Physics or any other scientific discipline. But her tweet suggests someone’s intelligence can be judged by their “top hits,” i.e. some of the worst/dumbest things they’ve said. If that’s the case then AOC is in trouble and not just from misogynists. …
There’s a lot more nonsense to be mined out of her brief career. The point is, there’s plenty to criticize here on the merits without the need for misogyny to explain it. What AOC is doing is using her identity politics as a shield from legitimate criticism. She’s not even really hiding what she’s doing. Remember this gem: “There’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.” The problem isn’t that her critics are unfair, it’s that she frequently shoots her mouth off without knowing what she’s talking about and then claims any negative reaction to her unfounded statements are primarily because she has breasts.
There you go. Unbelievable.