Ocasio-Cortez to Colleagues: Vote Against Me and You Go on My List
She's making a list. She's checking it twice. Gonna find out who's crazypants or nice. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez is coming to town. Or, she's threatening to come to your district. If you're a moderate Democrat and don't toe the line. Which basically means supporting her insane policies (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims She’s the ‘Boss’ on Fighting Climate Change and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proves her Economic Illiteracy With Amazon/Pizza Comparison).
House Democrats exploded in recriminations Thursday over moderates bucking the party, with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatening to put those voting with Republicans “on a list” for a primary challenge.
In a closed-door session, a frustrated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lashed out at about two dozen moderates and pressured them to get on board. “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said, according to two people present but not authorized to discuss the remarks publicly.
That's when AOC, who is so thin-skinned she can't take any kind of criticism, pulled out her pad, her pen, and her googley glare eyes.
Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”
On one hand, this is what extreme Tea Partiers did to moderate GOPers. It's amusing to watch the same tactic play out on the other side.
On the other hand, imagine being a moderate congressman who has actually tried his or her best to faithfully represent constituents. Only to be threatened by a freshman not even in her thirties. AOC is what happens when BuzzFeed and NowThis share a kinky one-night stand, only the condom breaks and the mom fails to have an abortion. In any trimester. Resulting in a low-information conglomeration of bug-eyes and a speech impediment defined by the crippling dependence on the word "like."
Point being, if I were a Democrat who wasn't yet drinking the weird, it be hard for me to sit quietly as a young upstart puts my name on a list. Probably with a Hello Kitty pen.
I'd also call her bluff.