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WATCH: AOC Argues It’s ‘Physically Impossible’ to Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps

Stupid is as stupid does.  A video of bartender turned Congresswoman was getting a lot of attention on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. It is coming back to haunt her. pull yourself up by your bootstraps

It seems that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is very upset by a common metaphor for working hard — lift yourself up by your bootstraps.” She explained that it’s “a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap — by your shoelaces.”

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It is astounding that AOC can be so consistently wrong on everything. You’d think that statistically, she’d be correct at least occasionally. But it seems that the old joke that “even a stopped clock is right twice a day” doesn’t seem applicable to AOC.

Of course, this is the kind of thing that happens when you get your opinions directly from articles on HuffPo:

“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” It’s a common phrase in American political discourse, particularly present in conservative rhetoric about self-reliance.

The concept is simple: To pull yourself up by your bootstraps means to succeed or elevate yourself without any outside help.

But when you examine this expression and its current meaning, it doesn’t seem to make much sense.

To pull yourself up by your bootstraps is actually physically impossible. In fact, the original meaning of the phrase was more along the lines of “to try to do something completely absurd.”

After a few hours of mockery, AOC tweeted out a video of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking about the difficulty African Americans faced in pulling themselves up by their bootstraps because of the legacy of slavery, institutional racism, and segregation — which were all still things that MLK’s civil rights movement was addressing. Interestingly, even though he says that telling “someone with no boots” to lift themselves up by their own bootstraps ignores the legacy of slavery and segregation, MLK still says, “Now I believe we ought to do all we can and seek to lift ourselves by our own bootstraps.”


She then takes a shot at President Trump and his family for inheriting wealth and cites her own story about how hard she worked to get elected but denying that her hard work was “bootstrapping.”


Some mocked AOC’s bizarre literal take of the commonly used metaphor, but also that she didn’t even realize the irony of a woman who went from bartender to Congresswoman stating that you can’t accomplish things with hard work. Admittedly, AOC worked very hard knocking on doors to win against Joe Crowley a 10-term incumbent and the Democratic Caucus Chair. It was a huge upset.

Lachlan Markay of the Daily Beast tweeted, “Long gone are the days when, say, a lower-middle-class, outer-borough bartender could ascend to the commanding heights of America’s ruling elite.”


Conservative commentator, Lauren Chen thought it was hilarious. She wrote, “Not sure what’s funnier: >AOC taking metaphors literally >AOC, a former bartender who is now a congressman, dismissing the idea of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps.”


There were also many tweets mocking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez by pretending to not understand metaphors. They were under the hashtag #AOCsplaining.

Here’s a sample:


A couple of Twitter users had a whole lot of fun with this hashtag:


The liberal media keeps saying that conservatives are obsessed with AOC. They tell us to let sleeping dogs lie.  I for one always let my dog lie when she’s sleeping. After all, a dog is a man’s best friend.  As for AOC, it’s not that she’s an obsession, it’s just that she says so many wrong things and does it in such a spectacularly bad way that it’s difficult to ignore her.  AOC has never learned it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

She has the singular ability to be a true believer of all things progressive, completely incapable of coherent thought while being loudly and obnoxiously asserting her ignorance as knowledge. As the saying goes a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and AOC’s lack of mental capacity is the Democrats’ weakest link.

If I didn’t know better, I’d think that this was just the best performance art that I’ve ever seen… but she’s simply not bright enough to pull off an act like that for this long.  Shakespeare, the Bard, who AOC would probably call the bird, may have been talking about AOC when he wrote in his play Troilus and Cressida, “Thou hast no more brain than I have in mine elbows.”

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