This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
"Millennials, and Gen z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we're like 'the world will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'" @AOC #MLKNow #MLK2019 pic.twitter.com/fbUxr2C0tJ— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) January 21, 2019
I guess my sarcasm detector is broken.
I don’t know. Citing UN Reports and world scientists doesn’t sound like sarcasm to me.
Let’s see what other “sea sponges” who were duped by AOC’s sarcasm and dry humor had to say.
So this was just sarcasm ya’ll!
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
See she was totally joking guys… don’t you get it?
I was just thinking about this. If you want your ideas taken seriously, especially about climate change & science, you should probably stay away from pitching them with sarcasm.— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) May 12, 2019
Haha pretending that everyone else is stupid for taking her “the world is going to end in 12 years” seriously after repeatedly attributing it to “scientists” is Major League gaslighting.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) May 12, 2019
This is a technique of someone who has painted herself into a corner and then pretends she always wanted to watch paint dry.— Simone Laurey (@SimoneLaurey) May 12, 2019
Sorry, miss Ocasio- Cortez, but no.
I don’t like people using hyperbolic language when the results will be catastrophic in a lot of life disrupting ways. End of some lives and a way of life but probably not total annihilation of everything. It’s very unhelpful.— 🌺Hilary (@notorioushilary) May 12, 2019
That’s the sound of climate goalposts being moved.— Sparktacular (@TheMainSpark) May 12, 2019
lol she's just realized she has no clue what's she talking about!!— Sally (@somalley53) May 12, 2019
You make a good point – people really shouldn't think of you and facts as synonymous.— Kieran 'SexStrike' Dill (@KieranEleison) May 12, 2019
When you are a member of congress and you go on tour to many national events, passionately telling people things about their lives, they tend to take them seriously. When months later, you call everyone who believes what you said a “sea sponge”, you are an unserious person and should probably resign from office.
Kids all over the country are crying and traumatised because their parents and teachers show them her speeches where she’s pleading with the world to change or we’d be doomed in 12 years. Many have walked out of school and staged massive protests defending Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘ words. They took that crap to heart.
She’s even made movies about this stuff. She should probably at least own up to it.
To pass debunked theories off on some else’s lack of humour is a classic scapegoat and the only one that is buying that are her sycophants.
AOC really is the left’s Donald Trump.
Someday’s this seems like a viable option.
I think we should instruct NASA to create a tractor beam in low-Earth orbit, using its power to draw towards our planet a large rock from the Asteroid Belt that will hopefully wipe out all life, such that if aliens ever visited the planet, they'd never know anyone was here.— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) May 12, 2019