Rightwingers Keep Spreading Fake Green New Deal Memes On Twitter and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Shut Them All the Way Down
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.
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… https://t.co/r2urCHNOIS— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1549646511.0
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!"
@MarkDice @AOC GUYS I CALLED HER STUPID https://t.co/ZjUxEokHJw— Working class, eating ass (@Working class, eating ass)1549651569.0
@MarkDice @AOC "Shit, we got caught lying. Quick! Pretend we were joking!" Pathetic.— That guy over there (@That guy over there)1549654056.0
@MarkDice Once again, proof that @MarkDice is a first-class dumb-dumb. Be 🤫.— Libra Salazar (@Libra Salazar)1549654072.0
That was a big mistake.
@AOC Republicans: “Let’s see if @AOC will fact check this!” AOC: fact checks it Republicans: https://t.co/EXztOxsDj2— 💖 (@💖)1549648297.0
@AOC Do you feel at all responsible for breaking their brains? I'm not sure if they'll ever recover. 🤔— John Iadarola (@John Iadarola)1549646619.0
@AOC They scared.— jacob (@jacob)1549647200.0
I think @MarkDice has a literal boner rn holy shit. Somebody do a wellness check, he might be hyperventilating. https://t.co/JKj7DyOYCx— ϟ (@ϟ)1549654066.0
@MarkDice @AOC Your satire sucks bro.— Mill3nnial B3n ✌️💯🏴☠️ (@Mill3nnial B3n ✌️💯🏴☠️)1549655556.0
Sadly, some people think this is real.
@MarkDice Animal made warming?🤣 https://t.co/jQL01md6vf— END2008 (@END2008)1549652703.0
@MarkDice Well that's just disgusting.— Mert (@Mert)1549586782.0
@MarkDice Every one should send @AOC I am gassy and I know it pics https://t.co/ZqfhQXlGrT— ☣Lord Maul☣ (@☣Lord Maul☣)1549613550.0
More fake news.
@crislopezg @AOC what? Republicans lie?!— Cretin Hopper (@Cretin Hopper)1549650031.0
@MarkDice On the plus side, apparently you and @JackPosobiec speak for the GOP.— Erik 🇺🇸 (@Erik 🇺🇸)1549651020.0