Well, here’s a new one for you.
Let’s play a game of association.
I’ll name something and you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.
Did you say jelly? Good answer.
How about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Did anyone say Martin Luther King Jr.?
Well, you might not have but she does.
Take a look:
Just because you both go by three initials, AOC does not an MLK make!
Reaction on Twitter was fast and furious!
Check this out:
The American Mirror had more:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez genuinely believes her election victory in arguably the most liberal district in America makes her story comparable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During a speech at Southwest Conference & Festivals on Saturday, the New York lawmaker spoke very highly of herself and her rise from being a bartender to a lawmaker.
The conversation began when host Briahna Gray asked about the documentary “Knock Down the House,” which details Ocasio-Cortez’s rise in the Democratic Party and what it means for the future of the country.
“Part of what happened last year was a crack in the system. Suddenly, a lot of other people said, ‘Wait a second, maybe I can do this too,’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Then, her ego came out and she flat-out compared herself and her future goals to Martin Luther King Jr.
“History is often revisionist. Martin Luther King is cast as this angelic person that never made anyone mad and just asked for civil rights and got it,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Unions were always seen as this great powerful thing that no one ever died for, [to get] a 40 hour work week and a weekend,” she added.
“We use cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude and we view ambition as youthful naivete. ‘Meh’ is worshiped now, for what?” she continued.
It’s unclear what she meant by “meh” and what that has to do with anything she was talking about.
But more importantly, that was also hardly the only controversial and mind-boggling comment she made on Saturday night.
When asked about Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and the raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the U.S. is declining and that the current state of the country is “garbage” and not good enough.
“I think the thing that is really hard for people to sometimes see is that when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow, just like move away from what we’ve always been, we’ll be a hundred miles, you’ll, you know you won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“So, when someone’s talking about our core, it’s like oh this is radical, but this isn’t radical, this is what we’ve always been,” she added.
“It’s just that now we’ve strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful, and just, and good, and equitable, and productive, and so I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are but where we are is not a good thing,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
She concluded: “And this idea of like 10% better from garbage, is, shouldn’t be what we settle for, it’s like this like it feels like moderate is not a stance it’s just an attitude toward life of like, hmmm…”
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