Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday shut down conservative trolls who shared fake news about her Green New Deal legislation.
Mark Dice, a right-wing commentator, shared two memes Thursday that inaccurately represent what AOC’s bill seeks to do.
The first suggests the Green New Deal wants to mandate how often people can flush toilets.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 8, 2019
The second falsely claims that the original New Deal under FDR promises “free massage chairs” to all Americans and “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.” None of these things appear in the bill. You can read the proposal here.
At least AOC has a sense of humor about it.
#GreenNewDeal legislation is so strong that the GOP has to resort to circulating false versions,” the New York Democrat tweeted, “but the real one nets 70 House cosponsors on Day 1 and all Dem presidential candidates sign on anyway.”
When your #GreenNewDeal legislation is so strong that the GOP has to resort to circulating false versions, but the real one nets 70 House cosponsors on Day 1 and all Dem presidential candidates sign on anyway https://t.co/BbHIn8cu0f
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 8, 2019
Not realizing what he just stepped in, Dice came back for more.
“It’s a satire of your stupidity!” he said. “It’s not a ‘false version!’ 😆 Your skull is filled with cow farts!”
GUYS I CALLED HER STUPID pic.twitter.com/ZjUxEokHJw
— Russian Bernie Brobot #42069 (@BUVTHALAW) February 8, 2019
"Shit, we got caught lying. Quick! Pretend we were joking!"
— That guy over there (@666Rando) February 8, 2019
You did not present it like a joke. It’s very clear that you were trying to mislead people.
— Aaron Gersh (@aaron_gersh) February 8, 2019
Once again, proof that @MarkDice is a first-class dumb-dumb. Be 🤫.
— Libra Salazar (@libra_salazar) February 8, 2019
That was a big mistake.
— 💖 (@theatrepapi) February 8, 2019
Do you feel at all responsible for breaking their brains? I'm not sure if they'll ever recover. 🤔
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) February 8, 2019
— jacob (@jacobmandude) February 8, 2019
— ϟ (@jordanotraas) February 8, 2019
Your satire sucks bro.
— Benny (@BennyTheKidd) February 8, 2019
Sadly, some people think this is real.