Yesterday’s Super Bowl may have been boring as Hades but if you want to watch an outstanding performer at the peak of her powers you don’t have to look any further than the Twitter feed of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In the latest example of her social media athleticism AOC dodged a tackle from her fellow freshman Congressman Dan Crenshaw (the guy who went on SNL) in which Crenshaw attempted to make a bone-headed analogy comparing Ocasio-Cortez’s tax proposals to limiting competition in the NFL…or something.
First Crenshaw’s blitz attempt:
Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 4, 2019
Then the touchdown:
The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019
The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though. https://t.co/AnST2lCiU9
The analogy doesn’t make any sense and Ocasio-Cortez refused to engage with its flawed logic, instead pointing out that her proposals for taxing the super rich target such astronomically high-earners that they wouldn’t even affect most of the millionaire players on the field.
conservative politicians on twitter circling AOC like bad guys in a Bruce Lee movie, each attacking one by one, each thinking they *won't* get kicked in the head https://t.co/XHu21uAK9g— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) February 4, 2019
Furthermore she closed with a missile of her own, highlighting the fact that the NFL owners who blacklisted Colin Kaepernick for kneeling to protest police brutality and profiling are the only ones in the NFL who should be sweating if her policy proposals become reality.
Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t alone in dunking on the hapless Crenshaw. It was a team effort.
Oh boy are you confused...— Alice Evans (@AliceEvansGruff) February 4, 2019
All this time being mad at kneeling football players and you guys never thought to once look up how the NFL works?— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 4, 2019
lmao you should read up on football big guy— KT Nelson (@KrangTNelson) February 4, 2019
not only does this not make sense, but the same “joke” has already been made many times by other sad white dudes who don’t understand taxes.— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) February 4, 2019
Do you really not know how marginal tax rates work or are you just pretending to be a colossal idiot to mislead Republican voters? https://t.co/jIihPIzinR— jordan (@JordanUhl) February 4, 2019
The NFL has revenue sharing, a salary cap (and team spending floors), and a player entry draft designed to reward the weakest teams. That's socialism, not capitalism. https://t.co/Hfz0Dt9Lvj— Adam Bonin (@adambonin) February 4, 2019
The Patriots:— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) February 4, 2019
- get the last pick in every round of the draft
- play division winners in non-common games next season (their schedule is hardest in AFC East)
- share revenue equally with 31 other teams
- play under a salary cap that limits how much they can pay to retain players https://t.co/VkUFNIPZJG
I truly appreciate your service and sacrifice in the military but you are really a stupid human being.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 4, 2019