Since the first day Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came into the spotlight as an upcoming politician — and historically won in her district — it’s been pretty evident that Republicans despise her. But why does the GOP and conservative trolls hate Ocasio-Cortez so much? Is it because of her democratic socialist policies? Is it because she gets shit done? Is it because of her youth? Who the hell knows, but they’re trying desperately to find ways to shame her and are failing miserably.
Their latest attempt at finding Ocasio-Cortez’s deep dark secrets came in the form of a video in which the newly sworn-in congresswoman is dancing. Yes, dancing. A conservative troll posted this video on Twitter showing Ocasio-Cortez seemingly having fun with the caption: “High School video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—Congratulations New York! Then another troll that has now been deleted, tweeted it with the caption: “Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is.”
Well, both trolls were completely wrong. The video is actually from Ocasio-Cortez’s days as a Boston University college student back in 2010. Various students can be seen dancing on a Boston rooftop to “Lisztomania” by Phoenix and mimicking dancing moves seen in The Breakfast Club. So scandalous right?
If anything, the video shows the world that Ocasio-Cortez has always had a fiery spirit and knows how to have fun. Actress Ally Sheedy, who starred in The Breakfast Club, was asked what she thought about Ocasio-Cortez’s dancing moves and apparently she thinks it’s great.
I’m pretty happy ‘bout it.
— ally sheedy (@allysheedy1) January 3, 2019
If anyone truly think that this dancing video will somehow damage her as a serious politician, we think comedian Joseph Scrimshaw said it best: “Anyone who thinks videos of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing as a teen will derail her political career will be devastated by videos of Trump speaking as an adult.”
Here’s the entire video of the students having a good time. We sort of want to recreate this!