Hysterical! How to Tweet Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Five Easy Steps
Many think SNL whiffed on their impersonation of Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio Nina Pinta Santa Maria Cortez. It's not like there a shortage of material to lampoon (see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Her Election to the Moon Landing and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims She’s an American Revolutionary). But, I guess the comedy writers were too busy writing #RESIST, so they left it to the professionals: Twitter.
You may have noticed a formulaic pattern to Cortez's tweets. If not, allow Merry Smattsmas to light the road:
Step 2: Remind people of your illustrious minor in economics. https://t.co/TuX98jyrmK— Matthew of Baskerville (@Matthew of Baskerville) 1543804921.0
I'm on board so far. Points for calling a minor degree "illustrious."
Step 4: Be sure to include a comprehensive study from a noted publication, like Mother Jones, the Working Families… https://t.co/ApTC6iC8qf— Matthew of Baskerville (@Matthew of Baskerville) 1543804922.0
Done, done, and done. Dr. Evil ain't got nothing on me.
Step 5: Feel free to crib this quote, "Oh, I see the fascist, Republican racists are terrified of a totally gorgeo… https://t.co/mSZMva9zkn— Matthew of Baskerville (@Matthew of Baskerville) 1543804923.0
Insulting detractors as racist, sexist, stylist, glasses-ist, bug-eyed paranoid, Nazis. Done, done, done, and finito.
See, SNL? It's relatively easy to skewer an under-thirty congressperson elect who hasn't the faintest idea how to argue a point without running to her safe space for a binky.
Unless the writers are saving they're ammo for when she actually gets sworn in. But I highly doubt it.