Back in January, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the world would end in 12 years due to climate change, and now she’s saying it was sarcasm and anyone that took her literally have the intelligence of a “sea sponge.”
AOC also lashed out at Republicans for mischaracterizing her for social media clicks and TV ratings, which I agree with her on at various times. I have yet to take her seriously even though she has said many outlandish things. She calls her rhetoric “dry humor.”
Having humor is one thing but being a State Representative in the House of Representatives and joking on policy is another. People take you a lot more seriously when you speak from the House floor than if you were caught saying this stuff in a bar.
Do you need an example? Al Gore gave the prediction about the solar ice caps melting and death and destruction following it, but that never happened. He became rich off of that and Americans started building underground shelters for the apocalypse.
AOC tweeted this out on Sunday: “Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is Dwight from The Office so who knows.”
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
So, President Trump joking around at a press conference was him “literally” asking Russia to hack the illegal email server Hillary had already erased, but AOC telling us that the world is like, going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change is “dry humor?”
Like anyone, I love a great joke, but when I heard this, it didn’t sound like a joke to me. It sounded like the new warming cult narrative that is/was being passed around to alarm the Yardbirds. And by the way, most people don’t wait two months to say “just kidding.”
The latest in a long line of failed deadlines to save the world. She just caught so much flak for sounding stupid that she’s walking it back.
Do you want a joke?
Today a fundraiser knocked on the door and asked for a small donation towards the local community swimming pool.
I gave him a glass of water.
No one is laughing when a politician tries to humor the country into socialism, especially when it comes from AOC. She’s the only politician in history who wanted to keep tens of thousands of jobs out of her district and succeeded.
AOC is learning how to be a career politician in the Dem party, so she is backtracking, that’s all it is.
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