Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC as we dearly call her, owes much of her success to her social media savvy. She's the trendiest Congresswoman right now, and has come under fire for her radical agenda, even for outright declaring she's a Democratic Socialist. But there's nothing anyone can do to undermine her popularity, especially since she's so much smarter than everyone else, infinitely more charming, better prepared, and queen of social media. Here are 8 times she dominated the talk:
1. When she broke into the stage
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became a instant star in June 2018 after beating 10-year incumbent Joe Crowley for the Democratic nomination of New York's 14th district. "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office," she said. Yet she took the nomination home and pretty much secured a seat in Congress (this was confirmed in November later that year, when she became the youngest Congresswoman at 29). Stephen Colbert asked he if she would be nicer to Trump than Crowley, to which she answered: "I don't think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx."
When some attributed AOC's primary victory for "demographic reasons," she answered by tweeting a picture of her shoes, evidence of the hard work it took to knock "on doors until rainwater came through" her soles. #Respect the hustle.
3. When Fox News gave her free publicity
Fox News's coverage of AOC is crazy, yet accurate. In an attempt to "expose" her radical agenda, they inadvertently got it so right, that no one could help but agree with them. Not even AOC herself.
Thanks for the free publicity!
4. And then she handed it to them in Spanish
5. When they tried to shame her, but she countered with some sweet dance moves
Some idiot thought the best way to shame AOC was to release a video of her in college dancing Breakfast-Club style. But how would you ever think that would make her less popular? It obviously went viral and everyone got the chance to see that AOC is also an excellent dancer. Some of the YouTube users commented things like: "Wtf I just became a socialist." Exactly.
And, just to really make the haters hate, she showed off her sweet moves in the middle of a Congress hallway. Problem?
6. Makeup tutorial
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a politician by day and social media star by night, clearly. One night, last January, while going through the middle of the longest Government Shutdown in US history, AOC filmed herself in her slick pj's giving us her insights on topics like mental health and fashion before heading over to skin care. But we can't have enough of her, can we? So after many many requests from her followers she went on to film a step-by-step guide to makeup and basically told us how she achieves flawlessness.
7. The State of the Union look
People were obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez's stoic posture as she listened to more and more of Trump's State of the Union address. Should she have applauded Trump, should she have smiled? Whatever. Young Turks correspondent Emma Vigeland said it all when she tweeted:
In addition to looking like she could just light the whole place on fire, AOC wore several symbols: her suffragist-white outfit, big beautiful hoop earrings ("inspired by Sonia Sotomayor, who was advised to wear neutral-colored nail polish to her confirmation hearings to avoid scrutiny. She kept her red."), a pin she wore to support the Working Families Party, a pin with the picture of Jakelin Caal Maquin (the 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died in US custody), and a pin that read: "Well behaved women rarely make history." 'Nuff said.
8. A fundamentally broken system
Here's AOC explaining just how messed up election laws are. A bad guy can pretty much have his campaign funded by a company, then buy stocks from that company, and then write laws that benefit the company to make as much money with as little work possible. It's completely legal, and it's happening right now. And not only that: there are nearly no laws to prevent the President from doing the same thing. Convinced, yet?
Get used to her slaying lewks, and get used to her slaying.
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