AOC suffers social media gaffe by criticizing photo of 'GOP' politician who is actually a Democrat

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One of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., tweets seemed to backfire on Thursday when she tried attacking Republicans over a picture of a politician stood next to a cardboard cutout of her.

"GOP: Let's pose our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators," she tweeted. Her tweet included a post from the Republican Party of Kentucky. However, the politician pictured was Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, Ky., not a Republican as she claimed.

Ocasio-Cortez later deleted the tweet but not before critics pointed out the gaffe on Twitter.

"It literally says in the tweet that she is quoting that Yarmuth is a Democrat," writer Ryan Saavedra tweeted.

"1st grade readers are in fact the worst," Matt Whitlock, a senior advisor to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tweeted. He was knocking Ocasio-Cortez for one of her earlier tweets in which she called pundits "first graders" for apparently misinterpreting her comments on voting rights for prisoners.

Oopsie. :lmao:
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Just a few minutes before Ocasio-Cortez embarrassed herself on Twitter, she was attacking Republicans for "bad-faith attacking" her ideas, claiming that Republicans were behaving like "1st grade readers."

GOP already bad-faith attacking “nonviolent offenses.” Clearly if you are looking at CONTEXT CLUES in my thread & limits of 280 chars you know I’m referring to nonviolent drug offenses.

Swear it’s like we’re back to encouraging 1st grade readers when it comes to some “pundits.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 25, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez was widely mocked for her not knowing who her Democrat colleagues in Congress were and eventually deleted the tweet.

"That's John Yarmuth," Nate Madden tweeted. "He's your own party's budget chair."

That's John Yarmuth. He's your own party's budget chair. https://t.co/IRs8jX0TR7
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) April 25, 2019



https://www.dailywire.com/news/46420/ocasio-cortez-tries-attack-gop-lawmaker-being-ryan-saavedra
 

Hijinx

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She came into the job without a clue.

Then before staying around until she could learn, she started running off at the mouth.
 

Yooper

Socket 1, Intel 80486
PREMO Member
Figured this is as good a place as any. Have any of y'all seen this...? I hadn't. One of the better ones, I think.

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BOP

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Oopsie. :lmao:
Speaking of Oopsie: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/participants-in-aocs-fun-run-didnt-know-they-were-donating-to-her-campaign

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”

But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.
 

BOP

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Just a few minutes before Ocasio-Cortez embarrassed herself on Twitter, she was attacking Republicans for "bad-faith attacking" her ideas, claiming that Republicans were behaving like "1st grade readers."


Ocasio-Cortez was widely mocked for her not knowing who her Democrat colleagues in Congress were and eventually deleted the tweet.

"That's John Yarmuth," Nate Madden tweeted. "He's your own party's budget chair."

https://www.dailywire.com/news/46420/ocasio-cortez-tries-attack-gop-lawmaker-being-ryan-saavedra
 

Yooper

Socket 1, Intel 80486
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Enroute back to her office from her cardboard cut-out gaffe, AOC seeks to demonstrate and reestablish her mastery of all things:

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Why is she riding in a taxi, I ask...?

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