It’s become a running joke now that whenever a Democrat screws up, the headlines are always about the Republican reaction to the screw-up — to the point where The Washington Post actually ran a piece claiming that Tucker Carlson “oversold” the “Republicans pounce” complaint in a segment on his show calling out the media for doing it every time.
As Twitchy told you earlier, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deleted a tweet where she misidentified her colleague Rep. John Yarmuth as a Republican in a complaint about the GOP posing an “older male member” next to a cardboard cutout of her. And then the race was on to see who could rush out the first “Republicans pounce” piece — and the award goes to ABC News.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 25, 2019
Republicans pounced https://t.co/oDHgWdh0kz
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 25, 2019
Of course they did.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 25, 2019
We're POUNCING! pic.twitter.com/l93F61ODz6
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) April 25, 2019
Just say "pounce". You know you want to.
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) April 25, 2019
It's never what happened. It's how Republicans respond.https://t.co/GPfmLcTb3L
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 25, 2019
GOP Pounces! LOL
— Luis Sanjuan ☕️ (@lfsanjuan) April 25, 2019
— Yang Wang Gang (@politisuck) April 25, 2019
Wait, did conservatives’ backlash consist of seizing or pouncing?
— Henry (@HMSP__) April 25, 2019
POUNCING AND SEIZING AND BACKLASHING, OH MY
— Shirley Not Drew (@shodrewshirley) April 25, 2019
You misspelled "GOP Pounces!"
WE👏DON'T 👏ALL 👏LOOK 👏THE 👏SAME!
— Paul (@Southie777) April 25, 2019
Man. I keep missing the secret memo for when we POUNCE
— Alex Benson (@Alex_L_Benson) April 25, 2019
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) April 25, 2019
— brb pouncing and seizing (@becomingworthy) April 25, 2019
More pouncing. Always pouncing.
— Audacious Ape (@Chimp_HQ) April 25, 2019
This one is pretty laughable.
— GinaNation (@BGBandita) April 25, 2019
Amazing. She has her own news division to clean up her spills.
— Pouncing Coder Brad (@bradcundiff) April 25, 2019
Which is more newsworthy: A story about a sitting US Congresswomen not knowing who her democratic colleague and head of a Congressional committee is, or a story about how people on Twitter reacted to her not knowing?
— Lou Garrulous (@FeEquine) April 25, 2019
"Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mistakes Chairman of House Budget Committee–who is also a member of Congressional Progressive Caucus–for a Republican"
would have been a far more accurate tweet. Don't you think?
— Jeff Adams (@JeffAdams82) April 25, 2019
Alternative headline could be “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims democratic chair of house budget committee is republican, implies he’s sexist” rather than conservatives pounce.
— Dan (@djt5900) April 25, 2019
Couldn't bring yourselves to say "AOC unknowingly calls out fellow Democratic House member while trying to portray GOP as sexist" huh?
— Kyle Tittle (@Tittlewk93) April 25, 2019
A "Twitter blunder" that was so excruciatingly blunderous, it rightfully elicited responses from a wide variety of sane grownups with average reading comprehension.
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) April 25, 2019
There's zero value added in this article.
They don't even have an explanation from AOC's office in it.
It's literally worthless. https://t.co/xRdfi2hedH
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 25, 2019
The media has the exact same headline every week. They just change the wording a little. I would be embarrassed to be a journalist these days
— Adam Robertson (@adamrobertson48) April 25, 2019
She said she was going to cut back on social media, but she saw a sexist old white man who she assumed was a Republican and just had to pounce.
Her tweet regarding Sri Lanka was so heartfelt too 🙄
— Lovely Liv (@lovelylivvie11) April 25, 2019
'Total and utter humiliation'! AOC's epic John Yarmuth faceplant actually gets 'even more embarrassing' https://t.co/QAYzsxVfqL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2019