Let me just get this out of the way now.
For those who don’t “Reddit,” the political leaning of the website has slipped so far left that they’re idolizing Alexandria Ocasio (Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria) Cortez as the next presidential candidate because she was a waitress. Oh, and they’re using height as a defining professional feature.
God…fuck. I was hoping I could go my whole writing career without ever mentioning this woman, but I just can’t let this slide.
Funnily enough, while I was writing this, I found out the chart might have originally been a joke. It was posted to one of Shapiro’s tweets in response to something AOC said to him. It was even posted in a joke sub, but that didn’t stop people from denouncing Shapiro by way of his height, intelligence and looks. Because they have nothing else to do.
“Jesus Christ Ben Shapiro is over 30? I thought he was some 25 year old mouth piece Conservatives latched on to since he’s a young Republican.ProdigiousPlays
“Imagine being so gifted and then turn out so dumb and shitty.WholesomeAbuser
“He’s so smart yet so stupid. I never knew someone’s political standing could actually hamper their intelligence.Lillium_Pumpernickel
Oh, the irony of that last one… Maybe not “hamper your intelligence,” but more like, “inhibit your ability to think for yourself…” All you have to do is a little bit of research to see that your favorite news outlets are full of shit.
I know I don’t need to tell you (again) that these states are not making it easier for parents to refuse vaccinations.
Again, this is patently false.
Now that I’ve (hopefully) initiated your desire to learn and think for yourself, let’s get to my version of this table. It’ll be fancier.
|Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez||Ben Shapiro|
|Occupation||Congresswoman||Conservative political commentator, public speaker, author, and lawyer|
|Bachelors||International relations and a minor in economics at Boston University||Political Science at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)|
|Further Education||None||Harvard Law School cum laude|
|Stupid Quotes||“Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.”
“Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.”
“I’m an educator. I’m an organizer.”
|“Fact: rap isn’t music. And if you think it is, you’re stupid.”|
|Distance to Presidency||6 years||1 year|
|Weight||Who cares?||Who fucking cares?|
Ooh, let’s take a closer look at those word clouds!
Think. People. Economic. Democrats. We know what’s important to AOC. And it’d be fine if she actually advocated for people to think for themselves. But she doesn’t.
Supposed. Really. Bronx. Articulate isn’t something someone would normally call her.
Community. People. Truth. United. Change. Shapiro is interested in making the community a better place. I will admit he could focus a little less on the words lie, left and magically. And while he has criticisms of the left and can sometimes tease, at least he doesn’t support murdering babies.
Anything you’d like me to cover? Comment below and I’ll make a blog post out of it!
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Kugle, A. (October 11, 2018). Ocasio-Cortez on Preserving Right to Abortion: Dems Should ‘Pack the Supreme Court’. Retrieved from https://freebeacon.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-dems-preserving-right-abortion-dems-pack-supreme-court/
Twitter. (January 8, 2012). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/156246995978293248?lang=en
Wikipedia. (June 9, 2019). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez
Wikipedia. (June 7, 2019). Be Shapiro. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Shapiro
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