Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) gets attacked by conservatives for numerous things, such as her sometimes-nonsensical answers on policy and economics questions, or her unabashed socialist leaning.
Thursday, someone posted a years-old video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college. Despite most conservatives in media shrugging off the video, some people had the idea that the video was leaked as an attack by conservatives en masse on the Democratic up-and-comer.
Here we have it... the dumbest fake @AOC controversy imaginable. The Ocasio-Cortez derangement syndrome of the onli… https://t.co/Ym0ObQoomY— Rob Cohen (@Rob Cohen)1546561321.0
A video apparently meant to smear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — by showing she can dance — had the opposite effect. https://t.co/ewglQg4clw— Richard Mott (@Richard Mott)1546561313.0
Conservatives Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for College Dancing Video, Everyone Else Thinks It’s Adorable Conserva… https://t.co/tLLYOLoc3V— Ｍｓ． Ｂｕｔｔｅｒｆｌｙｙｙ 🦋 (@Ｍｓ． Ｂｕｔｔｅｒｆｌｙｙｙ 🦋)1546561292.0
Here's what (reasonable) conservatives were actually saying about the video:
.@AOC is a literal socialist who thinks it's reasonable to have free EVERYTHING and we "just pay for it." Why her… https://t.co/MVv9RMNfVJ— Jason Howerton (@Jason Howerton)1546547455.0
I disagree with almost every single thing she stands for politically but - A. She looks like she’s a total normal c… https://t.co/vUHXi4TOdP— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain)1546552739.0
I don’t care if @AOC danced in a video, and you shouldn’t either.— Kassy Dillon (@Kassy Dillon)1546562561.0
I don't get why the HS nickname or dancing story is supposed to damage AOC. Did she cut someone's hair?— Seth Mandel (@Seth Mandel)1546544238.0
AOC seems like a nice woman. I, and probably most conservatives, don't have anything against her personally. We just have different politics. But the false narrative that "the right" as a whole was attacking her for dancing in college was in full effect on Twitter.