Far-left Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said online Wednesday night that she felt like an “American revolutionary” — and was promptly mocked by conservatives.
Ocasio-Cortez posted the remark after she apparently visited “The Great Leap” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and tweeted out a photo that matches the text of a display featured at the museum:
The world the British colonists inherited was ruled by kings, hereditary aristocrats, and wealthy gentlemen. But in the year 1776, Americans decided to change that world. They would do without a king or aristocrats. They would create a new government based solely on “the people.”
But who would really count as “the people,” and how would it all work? Should wealthy and educated gentlemen still dominate the government? Should a new, representative form of government truly represent the interests and views of common men and women? How should those people participate to make their voices heard?
Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter: “Mood: American Revolutionary.”
Mood: American Revolutionary pic.twitter.com/c38Kwm821d
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 29, 2018
The Daily Wire reports,
The representative-elect’s attempt to identify herself with the American revolutionaries was too much for some of her critics, who responded online in hilarious fashion.
“Wait until you hear about their perspective on limited government and individual rights!” tweeted Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.
Others made similar remarks, noting that the Founding Fathers “advocated against *almost* everything she stands for.”
Here’s a few of them:
Wait until you hear about their perspective on limited government and individual rights! https://t.co/MytPtz2jFr
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 29, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez is doing her phony Mr. Smith tour of the nation’s capital for a generation of silly-putty revolutionaries.
Just another lost cause.. https://t.co/0bA2rPVddx
— ART TAVANA (@arttavana) November 29, 2018
Can this person possibly get any stupider? https://t.co/F38hTofgL4
— Tammy NRA Proud (@MAGATammy) November 29, 2018
If she keeps reading I doubt this mood will last very long. https://t.co/xmZ84hK8LM
— Derek Moorman (@moormandd) November 29, 2018
You literally just voted for Nancy Pelosi. Your revolution is full of shit. https://t.co/wTE2WcYuKs
— Johnny Dantonio (@johnnyrealworld) November 29, 2018
Was this before or after they created the 3 chambers of government? https://t.co/lOZRYyq9z5
— chels (@thefunnymuggle) November 29, 2018
— Dennis Feitosa (@gowithdennis) November 29, 2018
Whoa, Shé Guevara, settle down. You’re no revolutionary. You’re a dumb child with authoritarian pipe dreams. Real revolutionaries are those who fight for freedom, not collectivism and mob rule. https://t.co/oE6T0KYYdD
— Rachael (@Miss_Wisconsin) November 29, 2018
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