The bottom line: I couldn’t pass this up. For several reasons. First, while it’s no surprise that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the unanimous (only she votes) lifetime president of her own fan club. But tweeting a gushy “thank you” message to herself on her birthday drips with NYC moxie — even for AOC.
Second, and a bit personal, today — October 13 — is yours truly’s birthday, as well. So, how am I handling this new bit of news? Let’s just say I’m “processing” it. Then again, I was born on October 13 a tad before the darling of socialists everywhere.
Hilariously, AOC’s “Happy birthday to our fearless leader” tweet from her “staff” (wink-wink) — was from her own Twitter account. Uh-huh, sure, it was from her staff. Anyway, check it out:
Happy birthday to our fearless leader, Rep. AOC! 🥳
Thank you for exemplifying what it means to show up for community every single day, and for never being afraid to propose the boldest solutions to protect the most vulnerable.
In solidarity and service,
Your NY-14 and DC Staff
Among those “boldest solutions” is AOC’s insane Green New Deal, a delusional progressive’s veritable wish-list, which includes the elimination of all fossil-fuel energy production; the end of all nuclear power; the phase-out of all “combustion-engine vehicles” — so trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars, and the “retrofitting” of every home, factory, and apartment building in the country. But, I digress.
“Every single day” meaning, when she’s not glued to Instagram doing her ridiculous dog and pony show for her multitudinous fan club — and herself.
On her birthday last year, our intrepid “Alex from the Bronx” tweeted about her gratefulness for the support, love, friendships, and communities “we’ve made together.”
So, what’s changed, over the last year?
One thing, for certain: AOC’s “I am (Socialist) woman, hear me roar” image of herself is even worse, undoubtedly buoyed by the fear of God she and her fellow Squad members strike in the hearts of Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the rest of the pathetic Democrat Party. As noted by CNN in August, Ocasio-Cortez has not ruled out challenging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in the 2022 midterm election.
Hubris? For sure. Warranted hubris? Hell, yeah.
Wouldn’t you feel the same way if you were a 32-year-old, erstwhile bartender who scares the ever-loving hell out of the Democrat Party — with every member ruing the day they might dare to cross you?