Too fun to let pass, especially given the platform. Our pal Mary Katharine Ham skewers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her claims that Republican critics of her hyperbole and hypocrisy are “projecting their sexual frustrations” onto her. MK laments that she can relate, having to bear the burden of rolling out of bed looking so fabulous, and that anyone who pays attention to her, or CNN’s Brianna Keilar and John Berman, obviously just needs a date.
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KEILAR: Creepy weirdos. That is how Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio- Cortez is describing Republicans who are attacking her for taking a New Year’s trip to Florida with her boyfriend. She responded to one critic, saying, quote, “If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet. Ya creepy weirdos.”
Joining us now to discuss is CNN political commentator and conservative blogger, Mary Katharine Ham. You know, Mary Katharine, happy new year to you.
HAM: Happy new year.
KEILAR: We were wondering — we were thinking how do we wish her a happy new year and we thought let’s wake her up early and talk about feet with her. So, you know —
HAM: I’m fine with it.
KEILAR: — what do you make of all this?
HAM: Well, first of all, I woke up like this so I think you an authority on people being sexually frustrated by my mere existence. It happens all the time. And I’m glad to be able to discuss this important issue with you.
The plight of the super-hot in America has long been ignored and AOC has started a national conversation about this. And, you know, I know we’ve all dealt with it — and by that, I mean AOC and you, Brianna, and myself, and John — well, the point is — [laughter] — we could start an organization or something.
And just the other day, I noticed the IRS keeps sending me notices even though I’ve never expressed any interest in them. And it’s like why are you so obsessed with me?
But one day you wake up and you think to yourself is there more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking? You know, I did it and now I’m here.
AOC did it and how she’s a congresswoman, and in that capacity you have to answer questions. And, like, I’m goofing on this because it’s goofy, but to question the motives of every questioner you come across I don’t think behooves you. And she can answer the questions about being in Florida without going here.
And by the way, I know because I’m talking about this, there are weirdos who will get weird in my comment section right now. Hi, how’s it going? You can’t date me.
This is the plight — the real plight of actually being a woman in the public eye and there is some of that out there but we also have to answer fair questions. And a fair question to AOC is hey, is your trip with your partner to Florida dangerous to yourself and others? And if not, why not? Because if it’s not, it suggests that people can use their personal freedom to make decisions about their risk profiles and go forward in the world of COVID.
There’s not much more to add to this, other than to point out that AOC has no trouble dishing out criticism while having a very difficult time taking it herself. She’s a typical bully, one who assumes that no one would dare push back and then screeching about victimhood when they do.
Criticism can certainly be effective when dealing with such a self-absorbed bully, but ridicule is more effective. And that’s a scalpel that Mary Katharine wields expertly in many situations, but especially here.