Ocasio-Cortez Says Her ‘World Ending in 12 Years’ Comment Was Sarcasm, Blames GOP

Published: 5/14/2019 11:35:09 AM

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Back in January of this year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed the world would end in 12 years due to climate change.

Now she’s saying that was sarcasm — and that anyone who took her literally on that has the intelligence of a “sea sponge.”

AOC also lashed out at Republicans for mischaracterizing her simply to drive more social media clicks and higher TV ratings.

She has said many outlandish things — but calls her rhetoric “dry humor.”

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Having a sense of humor is one thing, but being an elected lawmaker and serving in the House of Representatives and joking about policy is another.

When a person speaks from the House floor, people take that individual a lot more seriously than if he or she were caught, oh, saying these things in a bar.

Need an example? Former Vice President Al Gore gave the prediction of solar ice caps melting and death and destruction following it — but that never happened. He became rich from that and Americans started building underground shelters for the apocalypse.

AOC tweeted this out on Sunday: “Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is Dwight from ‘The Office’ so who knows.”

So, when President Donald Trump jokes around at a press conference, he’s “literally” asking Russia to hack the illegal email server Hillary Clinton had already erased — but when AOC tells people the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change, that’s “dry humor”?

Like most people, I love a great joke — but when I heard her say that, it didn’t sound like a joke to me. It sounded like the new warming cult narrativ e that is and was being passed around to alarm the Yardbirds. And by the way, most people don’t wait months to say “just kidding.”

Related: AOC: ‘World Is Gonna End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’

That was the latest in a long line of failed deadlines to save the world.

She’s caught so much flak for it since she said it that she’s walking it back.

No one is laughing when a politician tries to “humor” the country into socialism. Ocasio-Cortez is the only politician in history who wanted to keep tens of thousands of jobs out of her district — and succeeded.

AOC is learning how to be a career politician in the Democrat Party, so she is backtracking. That’s all it is.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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