After the NRA released two weird videos of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing, she had things to say.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked conservatives for being "scared of dancing women" after the NRA released multiple videos of her dancing to scaremonger about gun issues.
"GOP defensively say, 'we’re not scared of dancing women!' yet proceed to use footage of me dancing 'with the color drained to make it look more ominous,'" Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "The GOP *is* scared of dancing women, because they fear the liberation of all identities taught to feel shame."
At the conservative CPAC conference, the NRA released a video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing, modified to be black and white and scary. The organization's president, convicted felon Oliver North, narrated the footage.
The original footage comes from a video Ocasio-Cortez released as she danced in the halls of Congress, mocking an earlier conservative meltdown over footage of her dancing in college.
NRA TV, the gun extremist organization's official propaganda arm, released a video starring host Grant Stinchfield slamming the New York congresswoman — that also showing her dancing.
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to disarm hard-working Americans," Stinchfield lied, "while giving those quote 'unwilling to work,' our money."
The NRA host complained that Ocasio-Cortez has referred to assault weapons as "weapons of war," even though combat veterans have said exactly the same thing and called for their regulation after mass shootings.
Ocasio-Cortez, the NRA concluded, "pushes the same socialist disarmament policies that have led to war in the streets of Venezuela."
Ocasio-Cortez supports extremely popular gun-safety legislation opposed by the NRA and their congressional beneficiaries in the Republican Party, including Trump.
The videos are part of a conservative plan to make Ocasio-Cortez, who is Latina, along with other women of color newly elected to Congress, into boogeymen.
The hope is that mocking and targeting them will get conservative racists out to the polls and elect Republicans. It is a strategy that misfired and badly failed in 2018, resulting in a Democratic House that just passed gun safety legislation long opposed by the NRA.
Like their allies in the Republican Party, the NRA refuses to back away from the ledge and learn from the losses that have come from embracing extremism.
Leaders like Ocasio-Cortez can't be torn down with ridiculous dancing videos and she's going to keep mocking them every time they try.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.