October 2, 2022

Ocasio-Cortez just brutally owned Liz Cheney for promoting “dead voters” conspiracy theory

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One of the advantages of being a social-media savvy politician is the ability to respond quickly to your critics when they launch attacks against you. Despite all of his incredibly obvious faults, President Trump cannot be accused of failing to take advantage of his social media strategy of simply lying publicly on Twitter whenever a new scandal erupts, which unfortunately is almost daily.


On the  Democratic side, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) seems to be the most skillful at utilizing social media to devastate right-wing critics who twist facts to attack and undermine her Democratic Socialist agenda — an agenda that would benefit ordinary working people instead of the wealthy oligarchs who currently exercise control of politics through their copious donations to Republican coffers.

The Bronx-born representative provided a perfect example of her skills today as she responded to a Twitter thread that began with this post by Grabien Media founder Tom Elliot.

Elliot’s post looks like a perfect “gotcha” moment for the young Congresswoman, however, the post fails to mention that while the 22nd Amendment was introduced in Congress in 1947, its roots date back to the 1944 election when three-term President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) faced Republican Thomas Dewey. According to Wikipedia:

“Near the end of the campaign, Thomas Dewey announced his support of a constitutional amendment that would limit future presidents to two terms. According to Dewey, ‘four terms, or sixteen years (a direct reference to the president’s tenure in office four years hence), is the most dangerous threat to our freedom ever proposed.'”

While AOC may have mangled her syntax a bit, there is little doubt that the inspiration for the passage of the already proposed 22nd Amendment was a reaction to Roosevelt’s four victories by the Republican majority Congress once they took office after his death and succession by Harry Truman.

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Republican Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) — the daughter of former Vice President and convicted war criminal Dick Cheney — saw Elliot’s post and immediately decided it was time to try to score some political points by compounding the lies.

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While trying to revive the discredited right-wing allegations of massive voter fraud by Democrats casting ballots on behalf of the deceased — when in actuality the only major voter fraud scandals in recent years have been the absentee ballot fraud committed by the GOP in a North Carolina election that was forced to be done over and the bogus voter fraud committee started and disbanded prematurely by President Trump when they failed to find any credible evidence of the claims — Rep. Cheney mocks Ocasio-Cortez for a claim she never made.

Not content to let the Republican heiress get the last word, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez hit back with an intellectual burn and a set of facts that put Cheney in her place.

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Cheney attempted to reply to AOC’s put down with a tweet that felt more like a childish “I’m rubber, you’re glue” retort than a serious attempt to rebut the dynamic New York representative, but without the natural-born talent for social media of Ocasio-Cortez, her rejoinder fell flat.

As of press time, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez hadn’t even felt the need to bother replying and extending the Twitter feud. No need to deliver a final blow to a wounded Republican bloviator.

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Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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