Skip to main content

AOC And Elon Musk Spar With Each Other On Social Media

AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Photo credit: nrkbeta/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

In a video released on social media Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) fired at Elon Musk after she claimed her Twitter notifications were not working. 

In an Instagram story posted on Wednesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that her Twitter notifications were no longer working after she criticized Elon Musk.

The criticism was over Musk's plan to charge users $8 a month to verify their accounts. Musk posted a tweet yesterday with a photo of a sweatshirt sold on the New York Democrats' website for 58 dollars.

AOC fired back, saying that her workers are in a union and make a living wage, and proceeds go to, quote, "community investments" like tutoring kids. Ocasio-Cortez delighted in the fact that Musk lashed out at her, saying, quote, "We have a billionaire." That's the American dream right there.

In her released video, AOC said:

I was at a community event in the Bronx and Co-op City, and when I got home, I saw a text from my team saying, "Hey, let me know if you need any help with this Elon stuff," and I was like, "What?" So I pulled my Twitter app, and it's like gone, like when you pull up your mentions and stuff like that, it's just like a blank screen, totally gone.

And I was like, "Hmm, that's weird." So it turns out we got under a certain little billionaire's skin. Of course, I made fun of his silly little plan to charge people for verification and priority placement.

AOC Heckled By Constituent At Town Hall Event in the Bronx, New York

You pay eight dollars for people to see your tweet tomorrow and get silly. So anyway, it made him mad, so then he decides to like tweet a screenshot of our campaign store because our sweatshirts are like 50 to 58 dollars, as some kind of gotcha that, like other people, they pay money for goods with an emphasis on real goods in the world.

But here's the thing: unlike Elon Musk, all the workers with our campaign are unionized, we pay full health care, we have other benefits like child care stipends, and proceeds go to community organizations. Through investments like tutoring kids in underserved communities, especially after COVID, we do things for society with the resources that are entrusted to us.

Billionaires pocket the change and take that extra money to Wall Street. So whenever you have one person that has a lot of socially influential wealth, usually off of the backs of skimming off of and underpaying working people or exploiting them or the planet in some way, like when they've amassed that much, it does not help society; in fact, it hurts society.

So this is just your annual, daily, minute reminder that indeed every billionaire is a policy failure in a country that does not guarantee health care and that has enormous amounts of poverty. Also, there's something that is so satisfying about just being here in the Bronx in Parkchester with my dog, and we have a billionaire pressing like per usual, our American Dream right there.



Popular posts from this blog

The Obama rally crowd size hit the maximum venue capacity at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh, PA.

  John Fetterman & Barack Obama's Rally at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh today How many people attended Barack Obama's rally in Pittsburgh? A massive crowd of thousands of supporters turned up in Pittsburgh to listen to Barack Obama's campaign speech with John Fetterman, Gisele Fetterman, and Jaime Harrison in the closing days of the US Senate race.  A news reporter shared via Twitter that there was a massive line stretching from Bigelow to Craig streets for the Fetterman rally with Obama at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh. He also shares some photos and videos, which you can see below this article. Obama said at a Pittsburgh rally: "Whether it’s out of malice or ignorance, we’ve seen recently big celebrities re-posting vile anti-semitic conspiracy theories online." "And you don’t have to be a student of history to understand how dangerous that is and how unacceptable it is." Obama also highlights crime in red America,  something few Democrats want to do

WATCH: Biden Gaffes Again, While Speaking In Florida Rally

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr President Biden gaffes about the "war in Iraq" causing inflation while speaking in Florida, then blames his reference to Iraq on his son Beau dying there; Beau Biden died in Walter Reed years after his service in Iraq. President Joe Biden misspoke again at a rally in South Florida on Tuesday. During his remarks, President Joe Biden accidentally said that inflation was caused by quoting the war in Iraq. The president then corrected himself and said it was Ukraine, but I didn't study was quote thinking of Iraq because that's where my son died. Biden's son Beau Biden served in Iraq from 2008 to 2009.  Biden has previously claimed that Beau died in Iraq despite the fact that he died at Walter Reed many years following his service. Biden has said he believes exposures to burn pitoxins may have contributed to the cancer that claimed beau's life. He said: “They talk about inflation… inflation is a worldwide

Trump Mocks DeSantis During Pennsylvania Rally: 'Ron DeSanctimonious'

Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino Former US President Donald Trump mocked Ron DeSantis as "Ron DeSanctimonious" at a Latrobe rally yesterday in Pennsylvania. Watch out for his complete reaction below. Trump, while addressing his rally, said these lines: Today I have the highest poll numbers I've ever had, perhaps partly because the Democrats are so severely running our country and people want our tremendous success of no inflation, energy independence, and military victory (remember, I defeated ISIS one hundred percent). Remember Al-Baghdadi and so many other things, including crime? We had it weighed down. But we have the best poll numbers; where are they putting them up on the screen? I think you should put them up and look at them. We are winning big, big, big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody's ever seen before. Let's say there is Trump at 71, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10 percent, and Mike Pence at seven. Targeting forme

DeSantis Issues Warning To Doctors Performing Gender Affirming Surgery On Minors

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At a campaign event yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) slammed doctors who perform gender confirmation surgeries on minors. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continued his campaign for re-election on Wednesday, focusing on cultural and war issues. DeSantis has doubled down on his controversial stance on gender-affirming care for minors; he decried the teaching of so-called gender theory in public schools. A topic that has earned him accusations of transphobia and bigotry by many LGBTQ Americans and their allies DeSantis has celebrated his state's commitment to take doctors' medical licenses if they performed gender-firming surgeries on minors as well. The issue has become a hot topic among Republican politicians, who believe it can help them win votes among parents wary of social change. This sentence is currently leading his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist by double digits. DeSantis mentioned in his speech that: