Ocasio-Cortez strikes again! Alexandria took to the Twitters to complain about how there’s supposedly a double standard at play among her detractors. After all, Paul Ryan was in Congress at the age of 28. Therefore, we’re hypocrites if we criticize her.
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday compared herself to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), saying that the outgoing congressman was considered a “genius” when he was elected at 28 while she’s been viewed as a “fraud.”
“Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion & scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, linking to an article from Vox editor-at-large Ezra Klein entitled “Paul Ryan’s long con.”
Ocasio-Cortez is considered to be a rising progressive star in the Democratic Party, and, at 28, became the youngest woman elected to Congress last month.
Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion & scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud. https://t.co/KipcyHaaAb
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018
Yeah, our criticisms of Congresswoman Okeechobee-Corvette are without merit.
Once again, Alejandra Oreo-Cordless swings and misses. Her consecutive flubs have got to be bordering on some kind of a record. We aren’t critical of Alexandria because of her age. We mock Cortez because of her incomparable gaffe-tastic ways.
The last time I checked, the most cringeworthy thing Paulie Ryan ever did was that ill-advised workout photo shoot in 2012. As bad as that was, it pales in comparison to Alex’s daily mental diarrhea. What Ryan would call a career-ending screw-up, she calls Monday.
If there’s any double standard at play here, it’s on the left. If a Republican politician was showing such a lack of knowledge about the Constitution, basic economics, or the “chambers” of government, the left would have a field day. Cortez would be a nightly fixture of mockery on late night comedy shows. Stephen Colbert’s favorite crazy-eyed punching bag.
Yet, despite Cortez’s unparalleled mental midgetry, the left continues holding her up as an intellectual heavyweight. There’s your double standard.
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