A pair of billboards have cropped up in New York City mocking Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for claiming she’s “the boss.”
The Democrat socialist gave herself the title at a “Girls Who Code” event in NYC last month, a response to critics of her wildly imaginative and thoroughly unrealistic Green New Deal.
“So people are like, ‘Oh it’s unrealistic. Oh it’s vague. Oh it doesn’t address this little minute thing,'” she ranted. “And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it. ‘Cause you’re not. ‘Cause you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?”
Boss? We Think Not
A pro-business group, sensing success with their other billboards designed to agitate Ocasio-Cortez, unveiled two new efforts taking a shot at her new title.
“Hey AOC, you’re the ‘boss’?” one of the billboards asks.
Another just below it declares, “WE DON’T THINK SO. The American PEOPLE are the boss.”
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Included on the billboard is a link to a website which trashes the Green New Deal – Ocasio-Cortez’s policy pride and joy – calling it simply but accurately, “a very bad idea.”
“This so-called deal reads like a socialist wish list,” the site reads. “It proposes eliminating air travel, nuclear energy, and ‘farting cows’; replacing every building in the U.S. with a ‘green’ alternative, and providing ‘economic security’ for ‘all who are unable or unwilling to work’ – among other measures.”
Several 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are backing the plan, having clearly not read it, despite its staggering projected cost of $93 trillion.
The group behind these billboards have been taunting Ocasio-Cortez for some time now, first gaining notoriety when they blasted her for driving Amazon out of New York City, a job-killing move that even her colleagues were disgusted with.
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Ocasio-Cortez was offended, responding that, “Billionaires paying to put up anti-progressive propaganda in Times Square is like the obscenely rich version of the scene where Michael Scott points to the Bubba Gump and saying ‘This is it, this is the heart of civilization, right here.'”
The group then followed that up with a billboard that targeted the Green New Deal for the first time.
“Hey AOC, the Green New Deal Stinks,” that sign read, with another adding, “Maybe it’s those farting cows? LOL.”
Let’s hope the group placing these billboards keeps them coming. They’ll never run out of material as long as AOC is in office.