As Republicans continue to obsess over Ocasio-Cortez, she asks, 'What have you got left?'
Republicans are absolutely obsessed with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, to the point of bordering on madness. The Washington Post notes that as an outspoken young woman of color and a proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America who represents a diverse, urban district, Ocasio-Cortez is the future of America and its changing demographics. This scares the crap out of those who are determined to live in the past. They pine for the days when white men ruled absolutely everything, and people of color and women were seen and not heard.
As a result, many on the right spend their days actively trying to discredit everything about her—from her intelligence, to her clothing, to her perceived inability to afford housing in Washington, D.C., one of the most expensive cities in the country.
Republicans Ed Rollins and Rush Limbaugh recently dismissed Ocasio-Cortez as a “little girl” and “some young uppity.” The Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry tweeted a photo of her in November and wrote that she doesn’t “look like a girl who struggles.” The Daily Caller promoted what it described as a possible “nude selfie” of her last week before walking back its headline.
Note: “uppity” is the word often used to describe people of color who don’t know their place. But we should expect nothing less from the racist party of Donald Trump.
The Republican obsession with AOC, as she is known to many, is so bizarre and scary that even some Republicans are questioning their colleagues about it.