For Ocasio-Cortez, the going gets tough: ‘I walk around with a scarlet letter’

For Ocasio-Cortez, the going gets tough: ‘I walk around with a scarlet letter’
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In an interview with the New York Times, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained that she felt out of place with her fellow Democrats.

The column, which focused on AOC’s alleged adaptation to Washington politics, claims she initially came to Washington planning to promote “a platform for [her] divisive, outsider brand of politics,” but has since shifted to “a careful political calculus that adheres more closely to the unwritten rules of Washington she once disdained.”

Aside from the fact that the word ‘calculus’ is two syllables more than the words she’s used to handling, does the Times really think that someone calling illegal immigration holding centers ‘concentration camps’ and referring to everyone who opposes her politics as a Nazi is adhering to entrenched decorum?

AOC insists she’s a martyr of sorts for the cause.

“In many ways, I feel like I walk around with a scarlet letter because many members who just have any primary, whether I know about it or not, tend to project that onto me,” she asserted.

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“In many ways, I feel like I walk through that body as a symbol of someone who should not be there and a threat to the way power is organized.”

Ah, to be blissfully unaware of the fact that you’re actually a ‘threat’ because not every Democrat wants to be linked to an ignorant, incompetent, and insufferable zealot like AOC.

Oh, and you also have a tendency to tick people off.

Ocasio-Cortez has a history of making incendiary comments and taking controversial actions when it comes to the respected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

There was her first day of orientation when the darling of the resistance joined dozens of students for a climate change protest at Pelosi’s office.

There was the time she insisted she was the real “boss” of the Democrat party.

There was the time she complained about being worked too hard by Pelosi.

“I was assigned to two of some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees,” she whined. “So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”

There was the time she insinuated Pelosi and anyone who opposes her is racist.

Responding to comments that the Speaker made about the Squad’s inability to accomplish anything legislatively, Ocasio-Cortez said “It was just outright disrespectful … The explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

Maybe acting like an unhinged perpetual victim is why your colleagues don’t think you belong there.

Cross posted at The Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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