Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened Donald Trump Jr. in a Tweet over a meme posted by the President’s son Tweeting “I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up, Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!”. Ocasio-Cortez quickly backpedaled when it was pointed out that her threat violates house ethics rules. Do politicians such as Ocasio-Cortez and failed South Jersey politician Vincent Squire not realize their ridicule is earned?
Sean Davis co-Founder of The Federalist responded that Osacio-Cortez’s threat violates House ethics rules.
Casio-Cortez quickly backpedaled on the threat.
Ocasio-Cortez has faced ridicule and for good reason. She’s proven herself inept and uninformed. Each time I’ve watched her in a media interview she’s spoken authoritatively on topics that when challenged she’s shown little knowledge of and unable to back up her statements. Someone in Ocasio-Cortez’s inner circle should make her understand that the ridicule she’s received, including from Donald Trump Jr. is well earned.
Ocasio-Cortez reminds me of local South Jersey politician Vincent Squire. Squire is the failed and disgraced 2017 Pennsauken Township Committee candidate and 2018 Camden County Freeholder candidate who has faced ridicule for his lies, inaccurate statements on the issues he ran on, being disavowed by the Camden County GOP, criminal convictions for Theft by Deception and Burglary, pending Felony charges and his family home being foreclosed upon. Squire has taken to social media attacking his many detractors and even went so far as to lie in a Probable Cause hearing to file frivolous criminal charges against the writer of this blog.
Politicians who put themselves out there in such a ridiculous way should expect ridicule. In the case of Squire he should have known that his lies and inaccurate positions on issues would be fact checked. He should have expected that his criminal record and family home in foreclosure would be questioned. When he announced in the summer of 2017 that he had been arrested and charged with Second Degree Felony Assault for beating his son he should have known people would ask questions. When he compared voting for Democrats to a woman staying with an abusive husband he should have known people would be outraged.
In the case of Ocasio-Cortez she too should have known she’d be fact checked. She should not be putting herself out there the way she is in media interviews the way she has. Rather than go on rants that have shown her inept and have made her look silly perhaps the junior Democrat should have spent some time learning and gaining experience in DC. Instead she’s spoken out in the media on a variety of issues – and has been wrong. She’s proven herself unable to intelligently discuss government financed healthcare, Pentagon accounting errors, unemployment, ICE and several other issues. She couldn’t even name the three branches of government! While campaigning with Bernie Sanders for Kansas Congressional candidate Brent Welder Ocasio-Cortez apparently didn’t know her political colors. While live streaming on Sanders’s Twitter account she said that Welter would “flip this seat red in November.” I’d bet voters are beginning to wish Ocasio-Cortez’s seat turned red.
This morning one of my Twitter followers commented “
@Ocasio2018 was upgraded from “dumbass bartender who knows more about venereal disease than government” to “Candy Land Princess” when she was elected by her clownstituents”.
Politicians like Ocasio-Cortez, Squire and even Hillary Clinton should realize they earned their ridicule by their behavior. When they became public figures running for office they should have known they would become talking points for the media and voters. If they didn’t want their detractors to ridicule them they shouldn’t have given them the ammunition to do so. Threatening subpoenas and filing frivolous criminal charges just makes them look more foolish, inept and irresponsible.
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