Cute and Fun: Republicans, Can We Leave the AOC Mocking to 7-Year-Olds?

 

Sometimes I get tired of Republican-leaning pundits picking the lowest hanging fruit while ignoring real threats on many fronts. I wonder also if the antics of one congresswoman serve as a nice diversion so they don’t have to take a controversial stand on more important matters.

This is fun and adorable. And it’s so easy a seven-year-old can do it.

 

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan

    The link is bad. It is a charming parody, so I hope you can provide a better link.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 6:00 AM PDT
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  2. Stad Thatcher

    Franco: Sometimes I get tired of Republican-leaning pundits picking the lowest hanging fruit while ignoring real threats on many fronts. I wonder also if the antics of one congresswoman serve as a nice diversion so they don’t have to take a controversial stand on more important matters.

    OTOH, ridicule is a fine method to use when trying to get a point across to voters. As for low hanging fruit, you have to start somewhere, and there’s no better fruit than AOC . . .

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    • April 21, 2019, at 6:03 AM PDT
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  3. Seawriter Member

    Try this: https://nypost.com/2019/04/20/pint-sized-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-impersonator-cracks-up-the-internet/.

     

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    • April 21, 2019, at 6:18 AM PDT
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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member

    AOC is perfect. Wonderful. She wants to be the face of the Democrat party. And I know I’m not the only conservative who prays for her success.

    Asking people to avoid ridiculing her is pointless. You can’t quote her without ridiculing her.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 6:20 AM PDT
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  5. Addiction Is A Choice Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    …You can’t quote her without ridiculing her.

    The only reliable source of “wind energy” I know of are the gales of laughter that accompany her policy proposals.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 7:05 AM PDT
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  6. Hang On Member

    Hilarious. Socialism is short for social media. How true.

    If you google “pint-sized-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-impersonator-cracks-up-the-internet” you can get there. The link doesn’t work, but is the link on the NY Post page.

    Here it is on youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRje5h22BT0

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    • April 21, 2019, at 7:06 AM PDT
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  7. Hoyacon Member

    Whoever said that there’s no such thing as bad publicity had it right. Turning a political opportunist into a household name just because she’s easy to mock won’t end well, mostly because large segments of the left are immune to mockery.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 7:08 AM PDT
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  8. Roderic Fabian Reagan

    Franco: I wonder also if the antics of one congresswoman serve as a nice diversion so they don’t have to take a controversial stand on more important matters.

    I tend to agree. What’s worse is that they are giving AOC oxygen. They are increasing her power and recognition. Look at her policy proposals. We don’t need to be giving her any more air.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 7:46 AM PDT
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  9. Franco Member
    Franco Post author

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    AOC is perfect. Wonderful. She wants to be the face of the Democrat party. And I know I’m not the only conservative who prays for her success.

    Asking people to avoid ridiculing her is pointless. You can’t quote her without ridiculing her.

    I’m not asking anything. Ricochet doesn’t have enough clout to change minds, much less little old me. And this is precisely the type of pundit who doesn’t listen to the rank and file anyway.

    I’m just pointing out how easy it is and how we should not give these types of pundits attention. I’ll likely not change many minds on that either…

    I feel a little like Christoper Hitchens ( less erudite version) calling out Bill Maher and his audience for their over-reliance on the pedestrian “Bush is dumb” jokes.

    I do believe that elevating this ValleyGirlEast airhead and her policies moves the Overton Window in the socialist direction. And it’d be nice if they would at least talk about how dangerous socialist policies are, and maybe focus on the existing and more proximate socialist policies for scrutiny. It’s as though everything will be great as long as we don’t accept her hair-brained ideas. 

    Thanks guys for fixing the links!

     

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    • April 21, 2019, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  10. Franco Member
    Franco Post author

    Correction:

    I guess I was asking, looking at the title again.

    But it was a rhetorical question in spirit. 😉

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    • April 21, 2019, at 8:19 AM PDT
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  11. Old Bathos Member

    Mixed feelings. Giving her prominence and wasting time that should be devoted to an actual agenda is bad. But making this young buffoon the face of the party and forcing intraparty divisions when the less loony wing has to try to squelch her is a big plus.

    How many guys recognize her as the girl cute enough that one was initially willing to overlook the stupidity except that she militantly refuses to realize just how stupid she is and that is the dealbreaker?

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    • April 21, 2019, at 8:29 AM PDT
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  12. E. Kent Golding Member

    I think mocking a cute, charismatic young woman will benefit the young woman and her ideas. People aren’t concerned with truth, reason, morality or ethics – they are concerned with likability and sex appeal.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 8:58 AM PDT
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  13. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Try this: https://nypost.com/2019/04/20/pint-sized-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-impersonator-cracks-up-the-internet/.

    GREAT!!!

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    • April 21, 2019, at 9:18 AM PDT
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  14. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Franco (View Comment):

    Correction:

    I guess I was asking, looking at the title again.

    But it was a rhetorical question in spirit. 😉

    Comments ##3 & 6 have it.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 9:20 AM PDT
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  15. The Great Adventure! Member

    I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago – AOC provides vindication for all of the world’s blondes for the dumb blond jokes.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 9:56 AM PDT
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  16. DonG Coolidge

    What we need to worry about is the silent creep of big government in the GOP. Some FL Rep has a proposed a Green Real Deal. This another attempt to leverage the Global Warming hoax into crony spending and growing government. Dr. Tim Ball wrote recently, that for the money squandered on “clean” energy, we could provided every person in the world with clean water and sanitation. And he is right. Millions of people die every year from a lack of water and sanitation. This is a real issue that has been ignored, so that some cronies could get rich (eg, Solendra) fighting a fictional future issue of hundreds of people dying. We need one of the parties to be smart and not be corrupt and panicked.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  17. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    I confess I haven’t had so much fun, humor-wise, since dumb blonde jokes were first going viral. (Back in the days when to go viral, it was thru word of mouth.)

    So it will be hard to give up the fun-poking blasts at this woman.

    But your point is well taken. The Dems love AOC because it is a way to deflect from Tulsi Gabbard’s sensible take on foreign and national policy. The last thing they want is some candidate who makes sense.

    Kamela Harris is probably who they will go with in 2020. She now knows how to give lip service to the “progressive values” so needed among the socialist communist crowd. Meanwhile, members of the D Party Elite are quite certain Harris will advance the Corporate agenda and give them all the things that Donald Trump denied them.

    Same thing on the R Party Elite’s side. I am sure many members inside that group are hoping that Trump will somehow be replaced by somebody else. Rather than mention anything on his agenda, they truly like to entertain us with AOC’s diversionary antics.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 12:25 PM PDT
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  18. Stad Thatcher

    Franco (View Comment):
    Ricochet doesn’t have enough clout to change minds

    Rush has mentioned posts on Ricochet before, but not lately.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 2:18 PM PDT
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  19. Amy Schley Moderator

    I absolutely agree. Think of all the free air time Trump got in the primaries because the media were so sure that everyone would see what a moron he was and how Hillary would trounce him. “Choose the form of your destructor” isn’t just a line from Ghostbusters.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 5:21 PM PDT
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  20. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Whoever said that there’s no such thing as bad publicity had it right. Turning a political opportunist into a household name just because she’s easy to mock won’t end well, mostly because large segments of the left are immune to mockery.

    There’s a fine line between mocking someone where the parody is front-and-center as opposed to the outrage and the “OMG — Did you see what X just said/did!!!!!!?“, which is where the left has bollocked itself up with Trump. Since the Democratic establishment is doing a good enough job freaking out on their own about AOC’s impact in the 2020 election and the fact that she still is just a freshman House member from a deep Blue (deep, deep, deep Blue) district, getting outrageously outraged about Ocasio-Cortez would be making the same mistake the progressives did, in letting Trump get under t heir skin.

    You don’t ignore the lame-brained stuff she says, because the claims she makes have to be challenged/mocked in real-time. But you also don’t go off the deep end, as the left has with Trump over the past 30 months.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 7:15 PM PDT
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  21. Hang On Member

    I completely disagree. The enemy are to be engaged and not ignored with silence. OAC would have no trouble generating publicity because the press agree with her – they’re socialists too. 

    The reason Trump triumphed was not because his ideas were mocked, but because his ideas resonated. Those who mocked him were simply showing how ridiculous they were to those with whom his ideas resonated. Those who were mocking him never provided any sort of a meaningful critique – certainly not those supposedly on the right. Their policies were obvious failures and all they could do was rehash their failed ideas and mock. 

    The same will be true of AOC if her ideas triumph. They are unlikely to, however. 

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    • April 22, 2019, at 7:22 AM PDT
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  22. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Why would anyone not wish to parody, mock, laugh at/about AOC? Satire is funny because of the truth it illustrates. The more mockery, the better.

    Besides, let’s refresh our Saul Alinsky:

    Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

    Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up.

    Rule 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

     

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    • April 22, 2019, at 3:48 PM PDT
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  23. OldPhil Coolidge

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    I think mocking a cute, charismatic young woman will benefit the young woman and her ideas. People aren’t concerned with truth, reason, morality or ethics – they are concerned with likability and sex appeal.

    How anyone can consider her “cute” is waaay beyond me. And charismatic means “exhibiting compelling charm.” Continually saying really stupid things is not charming.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 6:41 PM PDT
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  24. David Deeble Member

    Not sure I agree with your police work, OldPhil. Firstly, it’s an illogical formulation to assume that what you call “lowest hanging fruit” is definitionally incompatible with “real threats”. Some of the most evil things in existence are also profoundly stupid (I cite racism). AOC is without a doubt one of the five dumbest members of an institution not particularly known for its intelligence. Why are we to assume that if her ideas gain traction that they do not, ipso facto, pose a great threat merely because she is, like, dumb?

    You also speculate that AOC’s conservative critics might be targeting her proposals as a “diversion” to avoid taking a controversial stand on more important matters while at the same time providing no examples. If anything, conservatives show themselves to be not lacking in courage in taking on the culture and the bipartisan political establishment in Washington. As an example, I cite immigration. Additionally, what could be more “important” than transforming the fossil-fuel based economy which has lifted more people out of poverty than anything in human history?

    One can walk and chew gum at the same time. Sharing AOC-is-dumb-as-a-rock memes is in no way incompatible with courage or intellectual consistency.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 12:30 PM PDT
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  25. James Gawron Thatcher

    Franco,

    I think this is so effective because AOC really is infantile. Close your eyes and you could be listening to a bright 12-year-old girl doing a presentation in middle school, not a 29-year-old congresswoman. The 7-year-old takes it to its ultimate conclusion the totally ridiculous.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • April 23, 2019, at 12:33 PM PDT
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  26. Dave of Barsham Member

    In the spirit of “devil’s advocate”, it seems to me that the idea that there’s no such thing as bad press doesn’t hold up 100% of the time. We know that ridicule of certain politicians takes its toll. For some the label sticks and it can’t be removed and it seems to depend on the person. A good example would be Sarah Palin. Whatever one things of her (especially prior to the reality TV thing from a while back), she was a reasonably good Governor that seemed to connect with part of the Republican base that McCain couldn’t. By the end of a campaign of ridicule the only thing most non-political folks could remember is something that didn’t even come out of her mouth (“I can see Russia from my house”). Ridicule can be a powerful political weapon.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 4:02 PM PDT
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  27. OldPhil Coolidge

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Not sure I agree with your police work, OldPhil. Firstly, it’s an illogical formulation to assume that what you call “lowest hanging fruit” is definitionally incompatible with “real threats”. Some of the most evil things in existence are also profoundly stupid (I cite racism). AOC is without a doubt one of the five dumbest members of an institution not particularly known for its intelligence. Why are we to assume that if her ideas gain traction that they do not, ipso facto, pose a great threat merely because she is, like, dumb?

    You also speculate that AOC’s conservative critics might be targeting her proposals as a “diversion” to avoid taking a controversial stand on more important matters while at the same time providing no examples. If anything, conservatives show themselves to be not lacking in courage in taking on the culture and the bipartisan political establishment in Washington. As an example, I cite immigration. Additionally, what could be more “important” than transforming the fossil-fuel based economy which has lifted more people out of poverty than anything in human history?

    One can walk and chew gum at the same time. Sharing AOC-is-dumb-as-a-rock memes is in no way incompatible with courage or intellectual consistency.

    @daviddeeble You have obviously confused me with someone else on this thread who has a lot more to say on this or any subject. I specialize in pithiness.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 5:20 PM PDT
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  28. kylez Member

    My favorite part is the finger counting, to get the wrong answer.

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    • April 24, 2019, at 1:10 AM PDT
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