Since the moment she won her 2018 election, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a huge target for conservatives. She has certainly gotten the attention of the President. Trump often refers to the Squad (AOC and Reps. Talib, Omar and Pressley) as the new face of the Democratic party.
Other arms of the GOP also believe that attacking Ocasio-Cortez is a strong strategy for them. The right-leaning Research Media Center recently launched an attack ad featuring AOC discussing the potential damage of climate change. The video seems to have backfired, though, as Ocasio-Cortez says she loves everything about it.
The MRC video is designed to replicate the old Deep Thoughts skit from Saturday Night live. The group wrote, “This time on ‘Shallow Thoughts, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,’ the New York socialist says coastal cities will be underwater due to climate change, and we face ‘death’ if we don’t spend trillions of dollars to address it.”
The video was immediately mocked by supporters of AOC and believers of climate change. They pointed out that much of what the congresswoman said is backed up by science.
Ocasio-Cortez seemed to be tickled by the video and the implication that what she was saying is untrue. She shared the MRC tweet and wrote, “I love everything about this GOP attack ad. Republicans underestimate my intelligence bc I invite people into my home & talk about policy in plain English instead of DC jargon. They think that’s dumb, so they end up paying for ads that spread & explain our policy positions.”
I love everything about this GOP attack ad.
Republicans underestimate my intelligence bc I invite people into my home & talk about policy in plain English instead of DC jargon.See Also
They think that’s dumb, so they end up paying for ads that spread & explain our policy positions. 🤣 https://t.co/6XC1YdyKDU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 29, 2019
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