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.

Rocky Drummond
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If the rich aren’t taxed fairly, then the chances of you ever earning $10M per year will be next to nil. They will ensure that you never join that club because they can buy your politicians. You can’t, at least not with today’s norms.

Take the average income of voters who elected Trump. They made about a bit more than $70K per year. If they did that for 50 working years, their total income in their lifetime, before taxes, would be only $3.5M. That’s total lifetime income.

Rocky Drummond
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Somebody disagrees with the numbers?

Screwtape
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There might be disagreement if you actually showed your work. Or at least credited those you are parroting.

Rocky Drummond
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The average earnings of Trump/2016 voters can be found readily, but to save you the trouble, it was around $72K.

Screwtape
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Then I vastly exceed the average.
If you were more truthful you’d show the average income of Hillary voters, unemployed , dependent on SS, etc. included.

Rocky Drummond
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It used to be that high taxes forced employers to reinvest their excess income in their own businesses. That is what helped build the US economy and made the US the greatest economy that this world has ever seen. Want to make America great again? Do what works, rather than making a tiny few exceedingly rich.

Screwtape
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What works? Having the government confiscate the wealth of others? (beyond existing taxes)
No problem. Get Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Congress to surrender their wealth. Get Bernie to surrender his houses and the wealth he and his wife have accumulated. Same for Feinstein, Pelosi, etc. Let’s not forget the college endowments of so many colleges which are in the billions.
Lead by example.

Rocky Drummond
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Or confiscate Screwtape’s property. That will real huge rewards.

Screwtape
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Jealous? Loser.

WellHungChad
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Rockhead, what you’ve just written here is the biggest load of dripping bull shit that I think I’ve ever read. And that’s quite remarkable even for you. It shows a complete lack of economic understanding and complete ignorance of facts.

1) Those with incomes over $200k per year already pay 60% of federal income tax revenue
2) Companies do not pay taxes!! They merely pass the expense of taxes to their customers, employees suppliers, stockholders.

WellHungChad
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3) Having uncompetitive tax rates is what forced US companies off US shores as well as their profits and cash.
4) Raising tax rates on corporations DOES NOT force reinvestment, it DISCOURAGES it!!
5) The oppressive tax rates that were in place in this country’s past were also accompanied by a myriad of loopholes and tax breaks that only the richest could take advantage of. The richest never payed those rates!

WellHungChad
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Rockhead, before you continue to prove yourself to be the fool you are, crack open a basic economics book some time. Perhaps some reading of Milton Friedman. His concepts on economic basics are as true now as they were then.

Leftiesrloony
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Leftiesrloony

WHC before he proves himself to be a fool, Rockhead does so everytime he (or I suppose could be a she) posts something.

Screwtape
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Rockhead is a grade “A” bullshitter. He evades, he throws shit out he can’t cover, and he runs away before being called out.

Screwtape
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WHC, you’re talking economics to an innumerate. Rockhead CLAIMS to have had a small business. Notice the past tense.

He won’t say what it was, nor whether it turned a profit, which might mean it was illegal/marginal, he sucked at business, or he’s lying.

Rocky Drummond
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I could say anything and you still wouldn’t believe it ir even know if it was true or not. It would be a waste of both of our time. Believe what you want because I don’t care.

Screwtape
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Big talk from someone who won’t even say what his business was. Was it shameful, like making kiddie porn? That you won’t even say what it was makes it dubious.

Rocky Drummond
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My point still stands, as you just proved me right.

Screwtape
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Rockhead fails to recognize this thing called “representation without taxation”. Why do those who pay NO taxes or get more benefits than they pay in get a vote?

Fuck them. If they want a voice, then they need to pay into the pot.

Screwtape
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Sounds like the talk of someone dependent on government largesse extorted from others.

Rocky Drummond
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Do you mean like rich people? Yeah, I am rich enough.

WellHungChad
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Rockhead, it’s so easy to lump “rich people ” into one group, isn’t it? By your standards I’m quite sure I fit into that group. Yet, I’ve probably donated more to charity than you’ve “earned” in a year or maybe 10 years. I can goddamn guarantee that I’ve donated more than your rockstar, AOC has ever made in her lifetime. He’ll, as reflected by most Democrat politician’s tax returns, I donate more annually than they do. The difference between taxation and slavery is minimal.

WellHungChad
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Rockhead, after the spankings that ST and Lefties just gave you, that library copy of Miton Freidman [any title will do] is sounding pretty good now, ain’t it?

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