Once again we turn out attention to Congresswomen-Elect
She Guevera Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Because she’s a victim, that’s why.
Remember just a couple of weeks ago, she went tot Twitter to complain how she didn’t have enough money to rent a place to live in DC before she got her Congressional salary and that was totally not fair?
Outside her socialist millennial bubble, there was a lot of backlash against that complaint.
First, a lot of people pointed out that if she was planning to get elected to Congress, serve the people of her district, and work on important things like the national budget, she came off as totally immature and incompetent that she didn’t have to foresight or personal financial responsibility to plan for things like housing in DC, a House dress code, etc.
Then the news came out that she has between $15,000 and $50,000 in her savings, more than enough for three months rent in DC before her salary kicks in. That’s a hefty sum for a bartender in New York City who ran on a platform of being a broke millennial who wore through her tennis shoes campaigning and couldn’t afford new ones. It’s also 15 to 50 times as much as 67% of people her age.
It really seems that she is the archetypal socialist leader, her money is hers, your money is also hers.
Lastly, people realized that here is a 29 year old economic illiterate, former bartender with an economics degree from Boston University, who is bitching about her financial woes when she is less than 90 days away from a guaranteed two year salary of $174,000, plus the most generous healthcare and retirement benefits offered by anybody. Not to mention all the obscene pocket lining that goes on in Congress.
Pobrecita, life is so hard waiting to be accepted into the top 8% of the income earners.
That hit of victimhood wasn’t enough and didn’t last long enough, so she had to go for another.
Realizing that money problems was a bad thing to try and get sympathy for, she went to an old standby, sexism.
File this away in the category of “shit that didn’t happen.”
Until SNL mocked Dan Crenshaw, she was the only non-incumbent House candidate to be interviewed on national TV. She was on The View, Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, not to mention all the news channel specials on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, etc.
She is, after Nancy Pelosi, the most recognizable member of Congress or Congress-elect for the last campaign cycle.
Someone I knew got elected to Congress. I also volunteered for the science committee that reported to Congressman Randy Hultgren when I lived in his district. It was associated with Fermi National Laboratory. So I have been to a Congressional swearing in and functions.
The Capitol police, guards, and many of the service employees get training and updates on members of Congress. They even get a book of pictures of the new members so that this kind of thing doesn’t happen. Furthermore, Congresswoman-elect Ocasio-Cortez should be wearing her Member of the House of Representatives Lapel Pin, for security reasons.
So we have three layers of security against why this didn’t happen: six months of fawning TV coverage, prep work by Congressional police and staff, her adherence to security protocol.
But it’s just too good a hit of victimhood to pass up.
I guarantee this will be her modus operandi for the next two years. She will be collecting a salary more than five times the average person her age, and dare I say undeservedly so because she’s doing it as a socialist sucking off the government tit, learning the fine art of grifting and political pocket lining that would get anybody who isn’t a member of Congress fired or sent to prison, all while still presenting herself to be a burdened victim of capitalism and every other -ism in the pantheon of intersectionality.
This Congress is going to suck.