MRS. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO – CORTEZ – GAETZ ?
Has anyone noticed the budding whatever between Florida’s Republican 1st District Congressman and the Democratic Socialist Congresswoman from New York’s 14th District? Could they possibly be political star crossed lovers? Even the Washington Examiner had to ask if this was the beginning of a beautiful bipartisan friendship.
It seemed to start with Congressman Matt Gaetz defending AOC as if he felt responsible for her. On Twitter, there was a tweet with a fabricated nude photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Matt immediately ran to her aid tweeting “Very disgusted at how @aoc is treated here. And just a little disappointed that nobody even bothered to fake a nude selfie of me.”
The next was when Matt read the Washington Examiner’s article to which he responded “This article is instantly one of my favorite things. Whatcha say @aoc? Wanna legalize some Cannibas with me?”
After she tweeted about legalizing marijuana, Matt replies “You had me at hello”.
Is it just me or have our Congressman and Senators become the new celebrities like 40 being the new 30? When did this happen? How did this happen? Is it because of our President’s background in reality television? Is it because of his way of dominating the news cycle and thus everyone for or against him loudly enough is the celebrity du jour? For example, Lindsay 2.0, referring to Senator Lindsay Graham’s newfound fame when he powerfully called out his fellow members who were unprofessional, hostile and outrageous during the Kavanaugh hearings.
GO LINDSAY 2.0
Of course it was all a preview for their upcoming bid for president, lest we forget Kamala Harris, who, incidentally will be announcing her bid on Martin Luther King day.
At any rate, if all it takes for the Republicans and Democrats to work together is to see who is attracted to whom, maybe we should start an app? If you ask me, I believe so many are trying to achieve celebrity status, they are forgetting they are public servants. I mean, who doesn’t love Dan Crenshaw, but is it really cool for him to try to out speak the president on his own policies? Or how about the new Democratic representative from South Carolina Joe Cunningham? Did you know he actually disrespected the House and brought a six pack of beer? He was sent out, but made a joke that it was Friday. Did he take his cues from Elizabeth Warren’s forced festive video of beer drinking? Warren having a beer:
Where are we headed here? Where does it end? Most of them already have book deals or in negotiations with networks to be contributors. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like it. In the era of Tweeting Trump, everyone is taking their cues from him and making bank. It seems to me all you have to do is say is something crazy, look a certain way or dance and put out your video
or appear on Saturday night live and achieve celebrity status, a huge paycheck and a cushy job in which you are home most of the year. Wow. Just. Wow.