Ocasio-Cortez schooled for declaring, ‘I’m the boss … we’re in charge’

Ocasio-Cortez schooled for declaring, ‘I’m the boss … we’re in charge’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

If there were ever any doubts about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s true ambition, they were erased by comments she made in the last several days. One of them took the form of a tweet in which she declared:

If you don’t like the , 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. [Emphasis added]

Then on Saturday, during a live appearance at the New York Hall of Science, she doubled down on the highlighted statement, which paints in bold strokes her image of herself as a petty tyrant, by declaring herself “the boss”:

Inklings of this wrongheaded notion of what being a member of Congress means have manifested themselves before. Before she was even sworn in, Ocasio-Cortez threatened Donald Trump, Jr. by noting she would “have subpoena power in a month.” Last Thursday, her distorted sense of how much power a Congress member wields came through again during a TV appearance when she said:

It’s not to say we’re gonna force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, ‘Listen, we gotta address factory farming.

It didn’t occur to her hosts to ask her who we referred to in her comments, but it should be unsettling to every American to hear a member of government — and especially one who is a self-described socialist — use language like this.

The references to being in charge and being the boss haven’t sat well with many who saw or heard them. Her tweet in particular was greeted with some pointed comments:

Perhaps the best attempt to put AOC in her place came from actor and conservative on-line commentator James Woods, who wrote:

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