Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become a legend…in her own mind.
So here’s a little reality check for her:
As reported by the New York Post, more than 80% of eligible voters stayed home on Election Day, and only about 13 percent of registered Democrats turned out to vote in her district; out of all active registered Democratic voters in the district — 214,750 — only 27,744 voted, and Ocasio-Cortez won by more than 4,000 votes.
Sounds like an underwhelming victory.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez genuinely believes her election victory in arguably the most liberal district in America makes her story comparable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….
The conversation began when host Briahna Gray asked about the documentary “Knock Down the House,” which details Ocasio-Cortez’s rise in the Democratic Party and what it means for the future of the country.
“Part of what happened last year was a crack in the system. Suddenly, a lot of other people said, ‘Wait a second, maybe I can do this too,’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Then, her ego came out and she flat-out compared herself and her future goals to Martin Luther King Jr.
“History is often revisionist. Martin Luther King is cast as this angelic person that never made anyone mad and just asked for civil rights and got it,” Ocasio-Cortez said….
“We use cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude and we view ambition as youthful naivete. ‘Meh’ is worshiped now, for what?” she continued.
It’s unclear what she meant by “meh” and what that has to do with anything she was talking about….