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.
Ocasio-Cortez Now: My Job is to Serve
“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.”
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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 8, 2019
AOC Then: ‘I’m the Boss.’
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:
You literally said last week: “I’m the boss!”
That is ruling, not serving.pic.twitter.com/vkp15KBttd
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 8, 2019
Mindy Robinson asked:
Aren’t you the same person that told people to shut up because they’re just watching you from the “cheap seats?” Now you’re pretending to be working class? Please….
— Mindy Robinson ?? (@iheartmindy) March 8, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ridicules Americans in the ‘Cheap Seats’
Why yes, that would be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who sent this tweet less than a month ago:
Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis.
Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats. https://t.co/h3KSJhHqDN
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2019
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.”
Green New Deal Would Put America Under The Authoritarian Rule of Washington
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.
AOC Took Paychecks During The Shutdown
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:
Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well.
It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.
Have some integrity. https://t.co/BgueNNjf0f
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 22, 2018
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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