AOC is not a smart woman. But one thing she does know is how to do and do well is manipulate and lie to her fans.
So when Senate Republicans successfully filibustered the For the People Act — a bill that, despite what media insist on reporting, is not a “voting rights” bill — AOC knew exactly how she was going to frame it in order to get the most people riled up:
Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people.
But I guess I’m just from that far-left school of thought that legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it https://t.co/NTtk28BwRs
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 23, 2021
We will absolutely call her radical, because she is. What she is not is honest.
It was a 50-50 split. Needed 60.
50 is not a minority.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 23, 2021
lol “a minority of senators”; it’s literally a 50/50 split
— shmasonsays (@shmasonsays) June 23, 2021
50 out of 100 isn't a minority.
— politicaljunkie (@politicaljunkd1) June 23, 2021
50 is a minority?
She really sucks at math. https://t.co/2rYa1L8S8S
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) June 23, 2021
50 out of 100 is not a majority fool. Go read. https://t.co/RADLmaCt0r
— IncognegroNeville 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@FormerlyCBM) June 23, 2021
50-50 isnt a minority vote. Its a friggin tie. pic.twitter.com/gRVuXwXP7U
— Dan (@Easy_Duhz_it_) June 23, 2021
So, there's this thing called percentages. I'm not sure what they teach at the Boston College Econ dept, but 50 out of 100 does not make a majority in my understanding.
— 'That' guy (@CuatroJones) June 23, 2021
It's Boston UNIVERSITY. AOC doesn't know what they do at Boston College either.
— Chris McArdle (@cmcardle74) June 23, 2021
Strange how outspoken you are against minority rights
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 23, 2021
Destroying states’ attempts to secure their elections while violating limits on the Constitutional power of the Federal government is not “voting rights.”
— Fred the Great (@fredontwittur) June 23, 2021
It’s really not. Not even a little bit.
At least AOC’s consistent, though. She’s not honest with herself, either:
I’m old enough to remember when you supported the filibuster pic.twitter.com/C6yN6FdCvy
— Travis (@TWines4congress) June 23, 2021
Alexandria, I would like to introduce you to Alexandria. https://t.co/TRbpkZfLMD
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) June 23, 2021