It appears that Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has some spare time on her hands, so she decided to get creative with all of her extra time, and she might have even found a new way of offending America too. As one recent story reported, the socialist-leaning freshman Rep. is turning heads for all the wrong reasons again. This time, however, it is as much with what she is doing as it with what she is saying.
According to that story, the free-everything socialist-thinking (a la Bernie Sanders) politician, has found herself with a considerable amount of spare time. So much free time, in fact, that she is getting the opportunity to live what she has called a “dream” of hers.
No, it isn’t winning the Presidency like so many new generation politicians. That dream wasn’t solving the crime issues, housing issues, or illegal immigration issues in her state. No, it wasn’t even finding a way to stop or help with the current coronavirus pandemic. As the story reported, Ocasio-Cortez has dreamed of appearing on the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” the reality competition TV show hosted by celebrity drag queen RuPaul.
For anyone not familiar, which is likely most of us, this is a reality television program hosted by the drag queen celebrity, RuPaul. Ocasio-Cortez even called herself an “avid fan,” and now that the country is running smoothly and now that New York is doing so well, now seems to be a great time for politicians to make guest appearances.
Fortunately, for the people of New York and her constituents, there is nothing that demands her attention. Oh yes, that pesky little pandemic, but the Governor has called in military assistance – so she shouldn’t worry about that. And the economy? Certainly, it will recover well enough on its own, right? This is her “dream” after all, so how dare a little issue like a deadly worldwide economy crippling virus stop her.
Are you offended yet? Are you disturbed or aggravated that a public servant is more focused on appearing on a drag queen show than helping the country to combat COVID-19? If you aren’t there yet, keep reading.
The story also shared a clip of the television shows promotional ad featuring, of course, none other than our very own NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And the show seems to be making a big deal out of her appearance as well, even using catchphrases like, “the judge America needs right now.” That is a play on the politician’s appearance as a guest judge on the show’s panel.
The real punch came at the end of that video promotion that also featured Ocasio-Cortez. As the video came to it’s close it had shots of various guest judges, hands over their hearts, saying “I pledge allegiance to the drag.” Is nothing sacred?
We are a country, who’s national anthem is centered around the meaning of our flag. Our country is built on the sacrifices, and the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have fought for, died for, and represented with pride, Old Glory – for the banner still waves!
Now, our flag is being used as a punchline. What’s worse is that this isn’t some comedian, drag queen celebrity, or superstar showing a lack of honor toward our country’s greatest symbol, it is a sworn and voted in United States Representative.
It isn’t as if the freshman Representative has made her disdain for America known before, but this feels like a direct insult – and just short of burning the flag. But perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised, because the rogue Ocasio-Cortez seems to have a penchant for setting things on fire just to watch them burn.
She has been a source of pain for her own party, she has been a source of misinformation for everyone, and now she is taking shots at America. There are many of us reading this right now who still remember the Pledge of Allegiance. It still holds a place in our memories and our hearts.
And we would also like to think that it means something, at least to every American citizen, right?