The arctic weather conditions in the nation’s Midwest may be having some unexpected effects on some politicians.
At least, according to The New York Post which ran a cover on the so-called polar vortex which took a double jab at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The publication declared on its front page Thursday that the cold snap, which has seen temperatures in the negative double digits, is colder than the Democratic mayor’s “presidential hopes.
But the subtext on the New York Post cover was even more brutal: “So cold, AOC has her hands in her OWN pockets.”
“So cold AOC has her hands in her own pockets.” pic.twitter.com/lRIZlxY0RU
— katie rosman (@katierosman) 31 January 2019
The dig at the state’s freshman congresswoman and self-proclaimed Democratic socialist got kudos on Twitter.
OMG. Best headline EVER!!
— VonSteever (@VonSteever) 31 January 2019
Well played @newyorkpost
— Kilshaw (@kilshaw_81) 31 January 2019
— What You Really Meant Was … (@HighCapacityMI) 31 January 2019
Ocasio-Cortez makes no apologies for her controversial views and policy proposals and has just launched fundraising efforts for her 2020 re-election following reports of “a serious primary challengeby other Democrats in the House,” according to her Facebook post Wednesday.
The lawmaker, who has been in office for only a few weeks, has ruffled the feathers of establishment Democrats as she has inserted herself into debating issues she has proved are beyond her expertise, such as basic economics and world affairs. But she has claimed the pushback from her colleagues doesn’t bother her, telling “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert recently that she gave “zero” f—ks about their opinion of her.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) 22 January 2019
She has also stirred controversy – and confusion – with her ideas that promote a socialist agenda, including a 70 percent marginal tax rate that would affect the super-wealthy, an idea to fund the “Green New Deal” which touts the elimination of fossil fuels in the U.S. as well as promoting universal heath care and guaranteed jobs and has not won over Democratic leadership.
The 29-year-old, who seems to get defensive every tine she is fact-checked or a gaffe is highlighted, recently came under fire for suggesting “a system that allows billionaires to exist” is immoral, prompting former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to call her out as “misinformed.”