We woke up Friday morning to the tragic news of #NewZealandMosqueShooting. There was a terror attack against two mosques in New Zealand. As of last reading, 49 confirmed dead. The shooter appears to be a white supremacist who broadcast his terror attack on Facebook. There’s nothing about this that isn’t disgusting. At this point there are only two things to do. Offer your thoughts and prayers to the victims. And mock the people who do so on Twitter.
This was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first opportunity in her official role as an elected official to do the latter. Of course, she didn’t disappoint,
Her first tweet I didn’t think was as terrible as the second.
(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
No one would ever confuse AOC for MENSA (see Princess Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Complains About Having to Work “All the Time”and Ocasio-Cortez Tries Grilling Wells Fargo CEO. He Wrecks Her Bug-Eyed Face!). But claiming that “thoughts and prayers” is just an NRA phrase is surprising even by Cortez standards. Not to mention her party was the one that turned it into a catchphrase. Before then… people just offered thoughts and prayers.
A smart person would know the history. But long story short:
She knows the lines she’s supposed to say but doesn’t know when to use them. https://t.co/SKyfdypWjB
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) March 15, 2019
Maybe AOC should stick to ignorant comments about the economy. The environment. Immigration. Bitching about #adulting.
Actually, just don’t say anything.