This past week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to use her own grandmother as a political prop to attack Donald Trump.
Now, let’s leave aside the fact that the reason hurricane relief has been slow to get to the people of Puerto Rico is because the Fed needed to impose a bunch of rules on the money in order to prevent the corrupt, little money-grubbing politicians in Puerto Rico from stealing it – as Sharyl Attkisson explained in a September segment of her show Full Measure.
It’s bad enough AOC likes to portray herself as a victim. But to deploy her own grandmother as a political prop and portray her as a victim is kind of, well, shitty.
Now, if Alexandria is so worried about her grandmother, perhaps should could’ve delayed buying that spiffy, fancy pants Tesla of hers and sent Nana some money. This was something quite a few people pointed out to Miss Ocasio-Cortez.
The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh really hammered the “champagne socialist” as he called her.
And Alexandria wasn’t happy about it.
Ah, okay. So Alexandria admits that her grandmother isn’t in dire straits after all. Instead, she decided to use her own Nana as a political prop in order to call attention to the “systemic injustices.”
She’s such a giver.
So yesterday, in an effort to help out, Matt Walsh started a GoFundMe for Ocasio-Cortez’s “abeula.”
In a matter of hours, the donations exceeded one hundred thousand dollars.
But, now that political prop Nana became a political liability, Alexandria was stuck.
Should she accept the donations from people she hates to help this beloved grandmother and make herself look all the more selfish for not helping Nana herself?
Or, should she refuse the donations and expose the fact that Nana wasn’t as hard-up at Alexandria claimed, but instead was just a political prop?
Neither choice leaves Alexandria looking too good. No matter which she chooses, Matt Walsh made her look an utter fool.
In the end, she chose the latter.
This morning Walsh announced that GoFundMe had shut down the page and will be returning the donations because the recipient has refused the help.
Was it all a clever troll? Did he know she would refuse the money?
I’m thinking yes.
But even if she accepted the windfall in donations, AOC is backed into a an awkward position.
Any normal person would be deeply shamed by this.
Here’s the problem. At the end of the day, you cannot shame the shameless.
And anyone who would dishonestly use her own Nana as a political prop is that shameless.
Ocasio-Cortez won’t learn the lesson from this.
She won’t act the penitent and change her craven, manipulative ways.
This act of public shaming, while insanely clever, will slide off of her like she’s been Scotch-guarded.
If Ocasio-Cortez publicly responds at all, she will do what she always does – play the victim, claim she was harassed, whine to her Twitter followers, then claim victory over that mean old Matt Walsh.
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