Such was the case when Sen. Rand Paul committed the crime of accurately quoting AOC’s ridiculous views. “No AOC, the world will not end in twelve years but we must, absolutely must, do something,” Paul wrote in a tweet.
AOC fired back “Hey Senator! Would you like me to also take your comments out of context and pose them as your earnest position, as you have chosen to do with me?”
She’s arguing semantics of course. AOC believes that we have twelve years to reverse climate change or the world is headed towards oblivion – while Paul characterized her position as saying the world will end in twelve years. Wouldn’t we be living in a post-apocalyptic world in twelve years according to AOC, just like Paul described? Yes, hence why this is so trivial for her to argue over.
Amusingly, this isn’t even the first time she’s tried to ridicule people for accurately quoting her beliefs. She previously claimed that her twelve-year timeline she ripped from a United Nations report was analogous to “dry humor” or “sarcasm.” (I’m no comedian, but can say that UN reports don’t tend to provide good comedic material).
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
Of course, contradicting AOC… is AOC.
The IPCC told us this week that we have only 12 years left to avoid climate disaster.
We also learned that only *100 companies* are responsible for 71% of global emissions.
To save ourselves, we will need a mass mobilization towards 100% renewable energy.https://t.co/IKbuXiQYwU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 11, 2018
This guy reminds me of every climate scientist warning people we have 12 years left to cut emissions in half before our future is irreversibly damaged & all the GOP wants to do is yell about communist cow farts
“No! We’re not going back to the show!” https://t.co/CKpLKS9BuE
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 29, 2019
For some reason GOP seems to think this is a gaffe, but it’s actually a generational difference.
Young people understand that climate change is an existential threat: 3,000 Americans died in Hurricane María.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 22, 2019
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
I’m sure that Sen. Paul is apologetic for taking AOC seriously and won’t let that happen again!