AOC and Elon Have Dust Up Online
Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been known for her outspoken comments on political and social issues, often making headlines for her progressive stance on policies and her fiery responses to her critics. Recently, the young lawmaker found herself in a Twitter spat with Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk, who insulted her intelligence.
It all started when Ocasio-Cortez mocked House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for his track record as a leader, referencing a popular meme about "girl math" to highlight her point. In response, conservative influencer Ashley St. Clair shared a clip of Ocasio-Cortez talking about legal immigration, where she claimed that the number of immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island far surpassed the current migrant crisis.
Musk, known for his controversial and often eccentric behavior on social media, took a dig at Ocasio-Cortez, commenting that she is "just not that smart." This insult did not sit well with the Congresswoman, who fired back with a list of her accomplishments, including being the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress, leading investigations into important issues such as the Cohen case, and creating the largest FEMA funeral assistance program in history.
She’s just not that smart
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2023
Ocasio-Cortez continued to list her achievements, stating that she has also led the creation of the US Climate Corps, which will provide thousands of new jobs. Her reply to Musk ended with a sassy remark, "Stay mad." However, the Congresswoman's post invited more mockery and criticism from conservatives on social media, with some questioning her upbringing and others challenging her points on illegal immigration.
Despite the backlash, Ocasio-Cortez's remarkable accomplishments during her short time in office cannot be overlooked. She did not come from a wealthy background and has risen to become a prominent figure in American politics, gaining nationwide attention for her progressive policies and charisma.
I wasn’t born rich and became the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress.
Then I investigated Cohen, authored the largest FEMA funeral assistance program in history and led creation of a US Climate Corps to create tens of thousands of new jobs.
Stay mad ♀️ https://t.co/EDsPGs8Bx6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 27, 2023
Her clash with Musk highlights a recurring theme in today's political landscape, where polarizing figures from opposite ends of the political spectrum engage in heated discussions on social media. While some may view it as just another Twitter feud, it sheds light on the deeper issues of inequality and prejudice in society.
Critics may argue that Ocasio-Cortez's response did not address the points raised by Musk and others, but her message is clear – she is confident in her abilities and accomplishments, and no amount of insults or criticism will bring her down. This incident also showcases the power and influence of social media, where anyone can have a platform to express their opinions, regardless of their background or status.
Okay but what about the illegal immigrants?
You totally ignored that point
Because it’s indefensible
— Chris Brunet (@realChrisBrunet) September 27, 2023
In the end, this Twitter spat between a Congresswoman and one of the world's most influential tech moguls may have ended with a few snarky comments, but it brings to light the larger issue of how we communicate and engage with each other in today's digital age. As Ocasio-Cortez said in her reply, "Stay mad," and let's hope that we can learn to have productive discussions and address important issues without resorting to insults and name-calling.