Amber Athey

AOC and the self-absorbed left

Feminism has taught too many women that narcissism is desirable

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Raise your glass to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who hypocritically escaped record Covid cases in her home state of New York to drink cocktails and attend a drag brunch in free Florida. It’s not uncommon for a politician’s vacation to become the subject of national criticism, but in response, AOC has managed to deploy the worst communications strategy since ‘hiking the Appalachian trail’ became code for banging your mistress in Argentina.

After being called out on Twitter for her newly attained snowbird status — and her boyfriend’s gaudy choice in footwear — AOC declared that her critics are just upset that they don’t get to sleep with her.

It’s no secret that people who seek political power usually have big egos, but AOC’s level of self-absorption is truly impressive. She doesn’t believe any criticism of her is legitimate because her detractors are blinded by her hotness. Critics are either hopelessly in love with her or intensely jealous. She is the Capitol Hill version of Regina George, who cries ‘Why are you so obsessed with me?’ when presented with evidence that she was a bad friend to Janice Ian. Really, she is obsessed with herself.

You don’t have to look far to see other leftist female politicos revelling in their selfishness. Top Democrat and president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten used the pandemic as a means to rake in extra benefits for teacher’s unions, treating innocent children like incubators of death so her employees could work from home and collect emergency pay. A doctor recently bragged on Twitter that she only ordered delivery during the pandemic, failing to acknowledge that she was merely outsourcing her risk of contracting the virus to working-class Americans who couldn’t afford to stay home.

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