Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking the world by storm right now. The Bronx native has pulled off a serious political upset, and it's won her the support and praise of people all around the world. To some, Ocasio-Cortez represents hope that the average person's voice still matters. Her entire platform and message is one of sameness; Ocasio-Cortez is just like the average voters in her district.
She's the Jenny From The Block of Politics — stuntin' on her opponents like:
Ok, so she's probably not actually going to threateningly flash her abs at anyone, but she's more than happy to go head-to-head in other ways, and she just proved it to millions of people on Twitter. News talk show host John Cardillo took a shot at Ocasio-Cortez and her "average person" campaign on Twitter with a tweet that was half-accurate, at best.
The tweet tried to paint Ocasio-Cortez as a privileged liar.
It might have worked to discredit her in the eyes of a few people, too, had he been even a little bit correct in his information. Ocasio didn't go to an Ivy League school, and the house is practically a shack as far as some people are concerned. It's under 1000 square feet, falling into disrepair, was shared between five people, and was something that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's mother had to work very hard to afford as an upgrade from the housing projects Alexandria lived in as a child.
No worries, though. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez had exactly no problem helping John Cardillo to get the most accurate information possible. His followers and viewers deserve no less, after all.
Hey John,— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 1, 2018
1. I didn’t go to Brown or the Ivy League. I went to BU. Try Google.
2. It is nice. Growing up, it was a good town for working people. My mom scrubbed toilets so I could live here & I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity.
3. Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 1, 2018
Things just went downhill for John from there.
Dude, I can practically hear your testicles retracting into your body cavity with this tweet.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 1, 2018
Could you be any more petrified?
Seriously, you seem terrified.
I owned & sold that home. It’s less than 1,000 sq.ft... 3 small bedrooms & 1 bathroom for 5 people. (5 w/o family). Terrible winter drafts, leaky roof, etc. I watched my parents skip dinner so we could eat. Don’t even try it.— Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez (@gabecortez) July 2, 2018
Posts pic of tiny home to show how privileged someone was - not very.— Brett Spencer (@Brett_Spencer) July 2, 2018
Gets their education wrong to show how clever he is - not very.
Bro, this isn't a "far cry from the Bronx." This looks just like the houses in the part of the Bronx I grew up in. You just have a distorted understanding of what the Bronx looks like. This is your character flaw, not @Ocasio2018's. Take a trip through Throggs Neck.— sup3rmark (@sup3rmark) July 2, 2018
Yorktown Heights? Yorktown Heights? Yorktown Heights is a working to middle class neighborhood. That modest house is a shack compared to where you probably live.— D Raff ✒📄 It’s official: I’m retired! (@TheRealDRaff) July 2, 2018
seriously? I've seen people with bigger tool sheds in their yard. But you do you and convince us how that is upscale. 🙄— Mike Baptiste (@MikeBaptiste1) July 2, 2018
As for Brown. Everyone from the Northeast is laughing at you
Like... really downhill, you guys. Twitter came down with a sudden collective case of sarcasm. Oh no!
Another case cracked by one of America's leading gum shoes.— Robert Lane US as in all ah we! (@MUSGAbigly) July 2, 2018
Wow! What luxury! Evil Democratic Socialists's secret Versailles. Maybe two bathrooms. Marie Antionette reincarnated. Let them eat canned goods.
Oh no! "Area candidate grew up in a house!" How will she survive scandal? In other news, "Area candidate has brain!!" That's some hard-hitting expose stuff, John. A nation thanks you for your service! (Pro tip: BU does not stand for Brown University) What a tool. lol. U R funny.— Scott Kraft (@wafflepop) July 2, 2018
Oops I stand corrected, there was no living room. Still, 1,000 square feet is pretty close to Trump’s 11,000 square foot apartment.— Paisley Currah (@paisleycurrah) July 2, 2018
shit that may even have 2 bedrooms, and certainly a kitchen.— Sam (@samhuppert) July 2, 2018
My god! I see a CHIMNEY!!! She had HEAT!??!?!?! What a hypocrite.— V. Ilyich Ulyanov (@Jack_Cade1450) July 2, 2018
This is exciting. Can you do the same treatment for Trump who claims to be a man of the people? Or any of the rich oligarchs sitting in the senate trying keep the poor misinformed and scared? What what Rubio? Huckabee? McConnell? I want to see this about them now.— Jason N. Fischedick (@JFischedick) July 2, 2018
John Cardillo was confronted with evidence, an army of people pointing out how wrong he was, and the knowledge that Ocasio-Cortez grew up in the Bronx, went to college in Boston, then came right back to the Bronx to support her family — her father passed away due to cancer, so Alexandria stepped up as the primary breadwinner. And he still wouldn't back down! Instead, Cardillo doubled down on his attack. He acknowledged that he was wrong about her education — but insisted she was not a girl from the Bronx... despite her literally being a girl from the Bronx.
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Cardillo’s rhetoric is asinine. Stop this nonsense now. As a Bronx native I’m not interested in you trying to split hairs about where people grew up. You clearly don’t know the Bronx who lives here. Anyone born and raised in the Bronx IS FROM THE BRONX. Punto.— J F Seary (@seary1) July 2, 2018
John, Are You Okay???
Have not seen a more ignorant false representation of facts in a day or two. Your decisions to attempt smears will be followed by facts from many. Don't you have anything constructive to do, John? I mean really constructive. Maybe go out and help a poor vet today, John.— PoliciesMatter (@poli_ces_matter) July 2, 2018
Bro how embarrassed are you right now on a scale from 1 to 10— social justice worrier (@jeustacen) July 2, 2018