Awesome penguin keeps Ocasio-Cortez entertained; Left excited to predict meltdown from Right

Awesome penguin keeps Ocasio-Cortez entertained; Left excited to predict meltdown from Right
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter

It’s a charming interlude in this little video clip tweeted out by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  There’s a penguin in a tank behind glass, and when AOC runs back and forth in front of it, the penguin swims back and forth to keep up with her.

Tiring of the back-and-forth routine, AOC stops and begins an up-and-down sequence.  The penguin gamely joins her, bobbing above the water and then plunging beneath it several times in succession.

Who wouldn’t love the delightful penguin-human moment?

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Apparently, enjoying that moment isn’t a priority for some.  You might expect the Twitter comments to have a certain amount of sarcasm in them, about, oh, say, the congresswoman’s attention span, or the relative intelligence levels of the two species involved.  And there’s plenty of that.

But the really striking thing about the comments may be how devoted many are to anticipating a meltdown from the political right.

Someone went to the trouble of creating that fake headline.  Just saying.

Etc., etc.  There’s a lot of rent-free cranial occupation going on out there.

This reaction does actually prompt the imaginative observer to wonder: What would the Left do if a Republican representative posted a video of her or himself cavorting in front of a penguin swimming in a tank?

It seems unlikely the liberals would simply applaud a Republican for having fun, doesn’t it?  There was at least one sample that seemed relevant:

Meanwhile, don’t worry.  If your greater concern is the inhumanity of zoos and aquariums, the comments have you covered.

A few tweeps did essay little jokes.  Feel free to hold a “caption this” contest.

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