This is Democrats’ idea of debating.
Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise came to the abrupt realization that Twitter is perhaps the last place for anyone to try to have a productive discussion about policies after engaging everyone’s favorite profanity-defending socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Scalise had taken to Twitter to blast Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” which would put an onerous financial burden on many Americans (as most Democratic “ideas” tend to do.)
In an interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes,” scheduled to air Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez had suggested a ludicrous 70 percent tax to help fund her socialist fantasies and Scalise, justifiably, took her to task for it.
Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money
Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs https://t.co/NxJPSCqvrt
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 5, 2019
Unsurprisingly, Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter. Instead of offering anything substantive to argue for her point, she merely regurgitated tired leftist gibberish.
You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?
Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million💰bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit. https://t.co/R1YIng2Ok1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 6, 2019
“You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?” she asked on Twitter.
(Something tells me Scalise fully knows how marginal tax rates work, he just wanted to use Ocasio-Cortez’s rhetoric to illustrate how ridiculous she sounds.)
As leftist typically do, Ocasio-Cortez just jumped straight to the insults.
“Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million (dollar) bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
To his credit, Scalise initially seemed willing to engage with her on the topic. That is, until he saw the responses he was getting from Ocasio-Cortez’s mindless drones.
“Snipe his a–,” one Twitter user wrote. Another Twitter user wrote that Ocasio-Cortez has “better aim than James Hodgkinson.” Both were referring to the horrific incident 2017 where a gunman opened fire on a GOP baseball game and struck Scalise and nearly killed him.
Another classless dolt told Ocasio-Cortez to “kick his cane.”
That’s when Scalise decided to shut things down.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2019
“Hi @AOC. Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People’s House, but it’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers,” Scalise retorted before tacking on a “#StayClassy.”
Perhaps the crudity of the comments by Ocasio-Cortez supporters shouldn’t be a huge surprise, given how classless leftists can be, but even given that low standard, the comments made by Ocasio-Cortez’s “radical followers” were despicable.
It truly speaks volumes that these are the types of people attracted to Ocasio-Cortez and what she stands for.