Here’s yet another post about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but here’s the thing: she already has a demonstrated habit of setting up straw men in her tweets and then bravely knocking them down. Why is Salon even talking about a double-standard being applied to Ocasio-Cortez and Paul Ryan? Because, as always, she brought it up herself:

Remember Paul Ryan being lauded as a genius before he was even sworn in? Yeah, we don’t either.

Salon was apparently inspired by that tweet and decided to come to her defense, arguing why she should be “treated with as much credibility as any incoming member of Congress.”