Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a woman who is already well past her 30th birthday. However, you would never know it by how she acts. This woman carries herself like a ticked-off teenager at every turn. We are waiting for her to run away and tell us that she is going to her room.
Her latest bit of childish immaturity took place on a live stream. When the guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin on charges of killing George Floyd came down, she had to jump on camera. This is what the millennial types do, even the older ones. They make everything about themselves.
When the video begins, she is seen trying to put on a coronavirus mask. The mask is white, which does her absolutely no favors. Then, she allows the mask to fall, giving the audience the chance to see just how filthy it is. She clearly notices how dirty the mask is but is doing nothing about it.
“Hello, everybody! My mask is gross. Don’t pay attention to that,” she says. Well, it is a little too late for that, lady. She must be losing her willingness to keep her masks clean. Pandemic fatigue comes for us all eventually. A video that she released at the start of February showcases a much cleaner mask than this one.
So what happened, AOC? You would think that someone in her position would realize how embarrassing this is. Coughs, sneezes, make-up malfunctions, there are all sorts of reasons to carry an extra mask. The Democrats are the ones who can’t shut up about how important the masks are but they are the ones who are not even taking them seriously.
She would rather breathe her own germs in and recycle them repeatedly, apparently. Perhaps this is proof that they have been lying about the effectiveness of these masks the whole time? It cannot be ruled out. The calls for wearing masks have started to wear thin for a lot of people.
How can anyone be expected to follow when one of the loudest proponents for mask-wearing cannot even be bothered to put on a clean one? We are not making any judgments here but the pro mask cause cannot be helped by this sort of thing. Someone who claims to know it all like AOC should probably be aware of that.
This is what happens when you base your whole political career on the whims of young leftists. These people do not know what they are talking about most of the time and that is why she’s always so incoherent. This is a classic case of the blind leading the blind.
AOC needs to be using this as a teachable opportunity. Instead of coming down harshly on everyone who is not looking to wear a mask, she could use this as a chance to show people that these items are not going to be the sole item that saves your life. Too many Americans are being asked to give themselves over to magical thinking.
The cruel irony is that the Democrats are the ones who have been accusing the GOP of engaging in this type of thinking. In reality, the Republicans have made their point of view very clear on all of this. They have told their voters that all they can do is make their own risk assessments and go from there. This is a reasonable outlook.
It’s especially reasonable when you take the time to compare it to the Democrat philosophy of shaming anyone who does not want to wear a mask and telling them that they are going to kill people if they don’t change their ways. It’s getting harder and harder to take them seriously and AOC is at the head of the list. We wish that she would shut up and leave us alone about this but she can’t seem to do it. That’s the mouthy teenager in her.