Conservatives Speak Out Against Overblown Outrage to Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Video, Point to Policy Instead

Conservative leaders are speaking out after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused them of being outraged over a video of her dancing in college.

A Twitter account posted the video and attempted to make fun of her for dancing instead of learning. However, the user quickly deleted the account after the backlash they received from both sides.

Yet Ocasio-Cortez took the tweet as a sign that conservatives, in general, were outraged and began to speak as if all conservatives were angry about the video.

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She even posted a video of her dancing in front of her office in an attempt to fire back at the GOP.

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However, many conservatives spoke out against the tweets, instead pointing toward policy issues they didn’t agree on as the real reason for their criticism:

As IJR previously reported, Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described democratic socialist whose policies include raising income tax rates to 70 percent for the wealthy, free college tuition with no plan to pay for it, free health care that would cost billions of dollars, and open borders.

While some accounts with extremist views might have gone after Ocasio-Cortez for the video, it is important to recognize that they do not speak for all conservatives, with the majority of the GOP coming to her defense.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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KhyberRifle
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When AOC was in Pelosi’s office twerking for climate change where were the dance aficionados then?

Screwtape
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Sticking to the actual topic, unlike Rockhead, it’s good that no conservative suggested she might have done better with a pole. Who cares if she dances? Obozo did so numerous times, especially on talk shows, or when mangling Al Green covers.

Next time someone mentions “presidential conduct” bring these up.

I fully expect this to be censored by IJR, which can neither police spam, nor effectively administer the forums.

Rocky Drummond
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“What is scandalous is increasing income taxes to 70%. It’s wholly unethical for anyone to work a majority of the year just to give their money to the government.”

It is wholly unethical to NOT tax rich people thereby putting more financial burden on less rich people. If the rich don’t pay their fair share then guess who must make up the difference? This is direct wealth distribution TO THE WEALTHY!

The Republicans decreased the number of gradations at which we get taxed, too. Increase them.

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