Look, I know it’s a piece of cake to understand that when you think about something, you don’t actually fold your skull around an object, but for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, that’s hard for her to get her head around.
Her recent comments about ‘bootstraps’ make it clear when it comes to understanding simple idioms of the English language, AOC missed the boat.
While the cameras were rolling AOC delivered her shocking remarks. “This idea of a bootstrap,” AOC explained “You know this idea, this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke. Because, it’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces,” she continued. “It’s physically impossible!”
.@AOC on America’s rags-to-riches ideal: “It’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces? It’s physically impossible. The whole thing is a joke.” pic.twitter.com/9WNf8UE06T
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 6, 2020
But he wasn’t the only one who didn’t cut AOC some slack. “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,” Lachlan Markay noted in a tweet dripping with sarcasm.
“Not sure what’s funnier,” said The Blaze’s Lauren Chen, “AOC taking metaphors literally [or] AOC, a former bartender who is now a congressman, dismissing the idea of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps.”
But alas, maybe all of this humiliation for AOC will be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps it will force her to go back to the drawing board and learn the English language…and a little history…and basic economics.