Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become both a political star and a lightning rod and has dealt with the insane levels of both attention and criticism remarkably well, pushing a bold message of political reform even as critics and creeps lash out at her in a never-ending verbal assault.
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?
Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.
We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact. https://t.co/7bu3QXFMnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2019
Every day online a similar pattern plays out: AOC’s seething detractors attack her from all sides while she calmly disarms and dispatches them like low-level goons in a kung fu flick. But sometimes AOC doesn’t even need to respond for her critics to self-implode. Such was the case with Richardson, Texas City Councilman Scott Dunn.
In an apparent response to AOC’s State of the Union tweet, Dunn, probably four fingers deep in a blended scotch, took to Twitter to call her a “bimbo.”
— Lee 🌹🏴 (@LeeLeeLeeLee) February 8, 2019
Not only was the remark sexist, inaccurate, and immature, he also owned himself in the tweet itself by writing “ear” instead of “ears.” For future burns remember: Always double-check your spelling when insulting someone’s intelligence.
The tweet was a perfect encapsulation of how conservatives react to Ocasio-Cortez: She scares them because she’s far to the left of them and advocates progressive policies but she also arouses their misogyny by being a woman and a young and attractive woman at that. It’s a weird and confusing cocktail for conservatives to stomach and they tend to blurt out sexist vitriol like Dunn or accuse her of dancing too much.
After sending the foolish tweet Dunn quickly deleted his Twitter account in shame and has allegedly apologized in a private Facebook post, although his apology was reportedly of the “I’m sorry if anyone was offended” variety.
As you would expect Twitter had AOC’s back and Dunn’s ass.
Why didn't you challenge AOC to a debate? I know who I'd put my money on as being the bimbo.
— Tiredame1 (@Tiredame1) February 9, 2019
How are you a Richardson councilman? What an embarrassment.
— Eduardo Marinero (@EduardoMarinero) February 8, 2019
Ha! Dumb ass. She is definitely not a bimbo. This is probably what he thinks of all women. https://t.co/VWqSXiKXaw
— Jewell (@jewellepperson) February 9, 2019
— Marie Roker-Jones (@MarieRokJones) February 9, 2019
— Vague Gestures 🕶🧢 (@VagueMarie) February 9, 2019
They are so scared of her. Love it!
— american woman (@MamaLetMeB) February 9, 2019
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) February 9, 2019
He only wishes his wife was a "bimbo" like AOC. What is it with men being afraid of a smart, strong and successful woman?
— I Brought The Popcorn (@brought_the) February 9, 2019
The Republicans are scared of AOC and other women like her. She is intelligent, well educated, compassionate and passionate about causes not only to her but to millions of other Americans who are sick of getting the short end of the stick. https://t.co/SyIX64GUEE
— Nancy Crouse (@Nancy_Crouse) February 9, 2019
— Shayan Elahi (@AttorneyShayan) February 8, 2019
Scott Dunn of Richardson, Texas called @AOC a bimbo…. How childish are immature are adults today because someone like AOC actually gives a damn about people to fight and demand change!
— iBleedSilverandBlack (@jasper00711) February 9, 2019
— Tim (@SupermanHotMale) February 9, 2019