Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misinterprets warning message from Texas Republican

Following the recent introduction of Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal, the freshman congresswoman found herself widely mocked over the proposal, which was dubbed little more than a complicated menagerie of socialist power grabs.

Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn attempted to make a valid argument against socialist systems like those lauded by AOC with a recent tweet that quoted WWII fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini — but that message went right over the top of Ocasio-Cortez’s head.

A Big Mistake

On Sunday, Sen. Cornyn tweeted:

Ocasio-Cortez seized on Cornyn’s tweet, replying with her own message — and apparently not realizing she’d made a big mistake.

Solemn Warning

While Ocasio-Cortez and countless others seemed to assume that Cornyn was somehow endorsing the view expressed in the Mussolini quote, at least one person — Bud Kennedy, reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — seemed to get the gist of Cornyn’s message.

“Sen. [Cornyn] appears to be warning us against an overly powerful central government,” Kennedy tweeted. “But it’d help if he’d clarify.”

Just moments later, Cornyn replied with a confirmation.

Unfortunately, few others aside from Kennedy understood Cornyn’s message, as was evidenced by the wide array of ignorantly angry responses to Cornyn’s tweets.

The backlash prompted Cornyn to later surmise: “Did I over estimate the intelligence of some in the twitter sphere?”

Indeed, it seems those on the left aren’t as bright as we like to think.

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