Friday, January 04, 2019

Dammit. Now I Got a Crush On Her

So something popped up a few days ago where some troll account or spambot on Twitter started spreading a video clip of newcomer Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in order to embarrass her.

Was it her caught on camera speeding through a Nun Zone? Was she secretly filmed raiding the Bronx Zoo for cobra milk?! Oh. OH NO. MAYBE THERE WAS A VIDEO OF HER VOTING FOR trump IN 2016!!! Quelle scandal.

It turns out the damaging video was... of Alexandria dancing around on her school rooftop with her Boston University buddies to a song from the 1985 Gen-X epic The Breakfast Club. It was some pep-rally school promo thing.


I shit you not.

This is how low the Far Right Noise Machine is getting in their pursuit of the Politics of Personal Destruction. In order to defame and discredit those they fear, they desperately seek to find incriminatory bad behavior. And where they cannot find the evidence of bad behavior they want, the wingnuts manufacture it hoping the Beltway media - if not an incredulous public majority who will sit and wonder why the FUCK something like this is an outrage - will do their dirty work of discrediting for them.

All they fucking did here was help Boston University's recruitment go up. Now everybody wants to go where they let kids dance on rooftops.

Twitter itself quickly demolished the faker's staged outrage with mockery of their own. Someone even started a Twitter account AOC Dances to Every Song to remix the video with other dance and rap tunes (and maybe a country song or two?) Some of the songs are downright inventive... while the expected shout-out to Footloose and Beyonce were, well, expected.

And then, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez just HAD to provide a Twitter Reply:

Dammit. Sorry, Jennifer Connelly, I got a new crush now.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

Kinda reminds me of the band and skateboard stuff they thought would damage Beto but actually made people like him more.
What a strange world these people must live in.

-Doug in Oakland