Yesterday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into the 116th Congress, which gave cause for her supporters to celebrate and for her haters to try to unleash new damaging dirt from her past! So what did they find? Her nickname in high school was Sandy, and she once made an adorable Breakfast Club-inspired dancing video with friends.
The tweet that started it all came from @AnonymousQ1776. Now deleted, it read:
Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is… …High School video of “Sandy” Ocasio-Cortez
Then contained this video:
…High School video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Congratulations New York! pic.twitter.com/VSKdUImhZj— Dan Jordan (@realdanjordan) January 2, 2019
This attempt at shaming AOC (as she’s commonly referred to on Twitter) backfired spectacularly. It went viral for being charming, and Republicans became a punchline instead.
Lol. Imagine thinking this video makes AOC look bad? https://t.co/WvQ4MH03bq— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) January 3, 2019
Republicans watching AOC dance pic.twitter.com/DNDyUWF7i6— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) January 3, 2019
Daily Caller Writer DESTROYS Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez By Building Weird Little Shrine To Her In His Closet— Johnny McNulty Will Not Screw Up 2019 (@JohnnyMcNulty) January 3, 2019
Republicans have discovered the one thing that can TRULY destroy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: videos of her being fun and cool— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) January 3, 2019
If you're upset by what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did in high school, wait until you find out about Brett Kavanaugh.— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) January 3, 2019
Man sexually assaults women in high school: “That was so long ago!”— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 3, 2019
Woman dances in high school: “We must set her ablaze.”
Twitter users even began making new vids so AOC could get down to other jams. There’s already an AOC Dances To Every Song account!
ok you right you right pic.twitter.com/kJ7Mq0y7or— Patrick Sullivan (@PatchNavillus) January 3, 2019
Kim Wilde - Kids In America pic.twitter.com/SbW96lshNG— AOC Dances To Every Song (@aoc_dances) January 4, 2019
Soft Cell - Tainted Love pic.twitter.com/ar7UaX5H1l— AOC Dances To Every Song (@aoc_dances) January 4, 2019
Eventually, the vid even got to the actress who inspired it: Ally Sheedy.
I’m pretty happy ‘bout it.— ally sheedy (@allysheedy1) January 3, 2019
Then AOC officially joined The Breakfast Club.
As for AnonymousQ, the user who started it all, they got some celeb spotlight too.
HAHAHAHAHA— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 4, 2019
The 3 stages of every single MAGA/QAnon/pepe/Proud Boy/alt-right Twitter account. EVERY SINGLE ONE: pic.twitter.com/ievIN0FQEl
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