Why all the fuss about hypocritical, fork-tongued Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? She’s just a glossy socialist version of Donald Trump in expensive high heels

The post-it note messages stuck on the plaque outside Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Hill office are united in their effusive praise.
‘You rock!’ screams one.
‘I love how you roll!’ sighs another.
‘We need you!’ pleads a third.
And so they gush sycophantically on:
‘America needs more of you! Keep killing it girl!’
‘6 women from California think you’re awesome!’
‘Congresswoman, you are LOVED!’
And my personal favourite: ‘Our future is female!’ (it certainly will be if Gillette has its way..)
Assorted post-it note messages stuck on the plaque outside Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Hill office are united in their effusive praise
Assorted post-it note messages stuck on the plaque outside Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Hill office are united in their effusive praise
We know about these post-it notes because in recent days Ms Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly tweeted about them to her 2.6 million Twitter followers
We know about these post-it notes because in recent days Ms Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly tweeted about them to her 2.6 million Twitter followers
We know about these post-it notes because in recent days Ms Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly tweeted about them to her 2.6 million Twitter followers.
‘I’ll keep these up as long as they stick,’ she declared, ecstatically.
A statement I think we can safely translate to mean: ‘I’ll keep these up as long as I can keep sticking them back up there.’
So there’s no doubt that ‘AOC’, as she likes to call herself, bows to nobody in self-adoration, even it means creating a shrine to her own magnificence on her office door.
To understand the full magnitude of her ego, AOC even compared her New York election victory to America’s 1969 Moon landing and the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Now, I don’t (self-evidently!) have a problem with big egos, so long as those who have them can walk the walk as well as they talk the talk.
And that’s where I have a slight problem with the AOC phenomenon.
There’s no doubt she is a rapid-rising superstar in US politics.
(If you don’t believe me, just ask her - she’ll soon tell you).
In terms of her appeal, she’s the J-Lo of Washington: a hot, fierce, kick-ass, talented and hugely charismatic Latina. Her story is the stuff of movies, too – the young impassioned bartender who one day decided to change the world rather than beer barrels
In terms of her appeal, she’s the J-Lo of Washington: a hot, fierce, kick-ass, talented and hugely charismatic Latina. Her story is the stuff of movies, too – the young impassioned bartender who one day decided to change the world rather than beer barrels
In terms of her appeal, she’s the J-Lo of Washington: a hot, fierce, kick-ass, talented and hugely charismatic Latina who commands magazine covers and talk-show appearances like her Hollywood counterpart.
Her story is the stuff of movies, too – the young impassioned bartender who one day decided to change the world rather than beer barrels.
Her achievement in becoming, at 29-years-old the youngest ever woman to serve in the United States Congress is genuinely remarkable.
And she pulled it off by taking no prisoners, fighting fire with fire, and whacking opponents with Trumpian aggression.
I’ve had my own taste of Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s strong-arm tactics – literally.
She commands magazine covers and talk-show appearances like her Hollywood counterpart too and whacks opponents with Trumpian aggression
On the cover of the Hollywood Reporter
She commands magazine covers and talk-show appearances like her Hollywood counterpart too and whacks opponents with Trumpian aggression
Two months ago, I got into a Twitter spat with the similarly self-worshipping singer Ariana Grande who admonished me: ‘also Piers Morgan, I look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young beautiful women for everything they do. I think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left it.’
AOC loved this - retweeting Grande’s attack on me with the words: “Get ‘em” and a muscle-armed emoji.
Both of them got a gazillion ‘likes’ for their tweets and I was duly savagely abused by their fans.
I didn’t mind the abuse, but it was interesting to note just HOW abusive their supporters can be – particularly AOC’s, who seemed to be in a competition to suggest the most imaginative way for me to die.
She inspires such demented support because she is the ultimate ‘woke’ liberal celebrity, someone whose whole life now seems devoted to virtue-signalling her way to the top.
There’s no issue, from transgender rights to climate change, on which she isn’t apparently now a world authority.
Or perhaps she’s not.
‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ she announced dramatically this week, a statement that is just as preposterous as Trump’s insistence that climate change is fake news.
AOC has become the leader of the PC Pack and woe betide anyone, particularly of the white older male variety, who tries to stop her.
But like most fervent PC-crazed socialists I’ve met, she is not above copious lashings of shameless hypocrisy.
This is a woman who we know despises the rich and wants to take rich people’s money away to help the poor.
Her flagship new headline-grabbing policy idea is to slap a 70% tax rate for the wealthiest Americans, thus punishing many of them for being successful and creating jobs.
Yet our budding female Robin Hood recently wore a $1,990 Gabriela Hearst blazer, $890 matching wool pants, and $625 Manolo Blahnik pumps for an Interview magazine photo-shoot, in which, with no apparent sense of irony, she draped herself around construction workers and talked about the urgent need for more to be done to reduce financial inequality.
It wasn’t quite Marie Antoinette ‘Let them eat cake!’ level of tone-deaf offensiveness, but it wasn’t far off.
For an Interview photo shoot Ocasio-Cortez wore a Gabriela Hearst and Manolo Blahnik pumps that totaled $3,505 
For an Interview photo shoot Ocasio-Cortez wore a Gabriela Hearst and Manolo Blahnik pumps that totaled $3,505 
She draped herself around construction workers and talked about the urgent need for more to be done to reduce financial inequality - with no sense of irony
She draped herself around construction workers and talked about the urgent need for more to be done to reduce financial inequality - with no sense of irony
AOC’s hypocrisy appears to be limitless.
Last August, she lamented the closure of the restaurant she once worked at in New York, saying this would inspire her to fight hard for people’s jobs.
But the restaurant’s owner blamed big hikes in the minimum wage for his decision, the very same hikes that AOC wishes to increase much further. She’s repeatedly called for the national minimum wage to double to $15-an-hour, which would financially cripple many more businesses like her old restaurant.
She berated Uber, saying New York’s yellow cabs ‘are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber.’
Then it turned out her own campaign spent $4000 on 160 Uber rides in California (where she wasn’t even running for office) over a three-month period.
But it’s not her hypocrisy that’s most troublesome.
It’s her inability to tell the truth.
When she appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show two weeks ago, AOC attacked Trump’s Oval Office address the night before, saying ‘there was falsehood after falsehood, and we have to make sure we get out facts straight.’
Yet just days earlier she herself had been heavily criticised by the Washington Post for her ‘tendency to exaggerate or misstate basic facts’.
The Post gave her its most scathing ‘Four Pinocchios’ rating for her completely false claim the Pentagon has wasted $21 trillion that could pay for 66% of all Medicare costs.
When she was challenged about this on 60 Minutes, she responded: ‘I think there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.’
Ah, I see. So facts don’t really matter… so long as it’s AOC who’s the one making stuff up!
After The Washington Post gave her its most scathing ‘Four Pinocchios’ rating for lying, she told 60 Minutes: ‘I think there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.’ Facts don’t really matter… so long as it’s AOC who’s the one making stuff up!
After The Washington Post gave her its most scathing ‘Four Pinocchios’ rating for lying, she told 60 Minutes: ‘I think there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.’ Facts don’t really matter… so long as it’s AOC who’s the one making stuff up!
Previously, the Post has exposed Ms ‘we have to make sure we get our facts straight’ AOC for lying on the record about unemployment numbers, ICE bed quotas, America’s upper-middle class not existing, Medicare costs, and Affordable Care Act payment systems.
So when she bangs on self-righteously about the importance of facts, it’s worth noting that barely anything that comes out of her mouth seems to actually be factual.
As Marc Thiessen, a Post columnist, wrote: ‘If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were a conservative, all anyone would be talking about is how uninformed she is. She would be facing trick questions from reporters designed to expose her lack of knowledge, and brutal sketches on “Saturday Night Live” mocking her intelligence and fitness for office. Instead, SNL fawns over her. Boy, it’s good to be a socialist.’
It certainly is, but would it also be good to live under a socialist President?
As Thiessen also pointed out, Vox recently calculated the cost of all AOC’s bold proposals, from Medicare-for-all to free college tuition, guaranteed jobs and a “Green New Deal”, would be $42.5 trillion over the next decade.
This is more than twice the national debt!
When Sarah Palin came out with such nonsensical stuff, she was rightly destroyed by the predominantly liberal US media.
But AOC gets a pass from her absurd utterances because she’s a liberal heroine, which is ironic because in many ways, AOC is Donald Trump in high heels: a fast-talking, shoot-from-the-hip, fact-mangling, narcissistic, Twitter-addicted, aggressive, ruthlessly ambitious New Yorker.
AOC gets a pass from her absurd utterances, which is ironic because in many ways, she is Donald Trump in high heels: a fast-talking, shoot-from-the-hip, fact-mangling, narcissistic, Twitter-addicted, aggressive, ruthlessly ambitious New Yorker
AOC gets a pass from her absurd utterances, which is ironic because in many ways, she is Donald Trump in high heels: a fast-talking, shoot-from-the-hip, fact-mangling, narcissistic, Twitter-addicted, aggressive, ruthlessly ambitious New Yorker
And that’s why she’s also the very last person the Democrats need leading their Trump resistance charge.
Hollywood actor James Woods labelled AOC ‘the most dangerous person in America right now.’
But that won’t be how President Trump views her as he sits in the White House planning his 2020 campaign.
Trump will be licking his lips with unconfined joy that the Democrats’ noisiest media-dominating new star is a fork-tongued, hypocritical, cocky, extremely ‘woke’ hard-core socialist.
Frankly, he couldn’t script a better figurehead for his rivals as he battles re-election.
AOC’s post-it note fans think her acronym stands for: ‘Amazing Outstanding Champion.’
I would put it another way: ‘Annoying Overhyped Charlatan.’
Why all the fuss about hypocritical, fork-tongued Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? She’s just a glossy socialist version of Donald Trump in expensive high heels Why all the fuss about hypocritical, fork-tongued Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? She’s just a glossy socialist version of Donald Trump in expensive high heels Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:37 Rating: 5

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