Earlier this week I retrieved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Frequently Asked Questions about her Green New Deal resolution from the memory hole down which she had deposited it. I posted the document here via Scribd. I sarcastically observed that a close reading showed it to satirize the Democrats’ bold new project to save the planet from destruction.
On Friday night AOC adviser Robert Hockett actually claimed that the document was the work of unfriendly hands (video below). He blamed it on the usual suspects. How did they post it on AOC’s site? I don’t know any Republicans this clever.
Watch AOC advisor straight-up lie about the Green New Deal that was posted on her own website and then blame it on memes posted by me and Dice! Clown show! 🤡🤡🤡pic.twitter.com/AoVrFwJ47O
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 9, 2019
You say Hockett. I say hack it. Let’s call the whole thing off.
Hockett’s story harks back to the time Anthony Weiner claimed “Lewd photo was hack,” as the 2011 Politico headline had it. Reminder: It wasn’t. The photo was Weiner’s.
Team AOC appears not to have its story straight. Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff acknowledges the document was posted by AOC (tweet below). The document, however, was allegedly posted in error. It was unfinished. It was, you might say, half-baked.
AOC's chief of staff says that the FAQ published to the website two days ago was published by mistake. https://t.co/p9ujzEy6yf
— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) February 9, 2019
In good journalistic style, the Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio now relates “The mysterious case of AOC’s scrubbed ‘Green New Deal’ details.” Clown show, indeed.
Quotable quote (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez): “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.”
UPDATE: Jonah Goldberg gets the last word here.
Just admit you committed one of the greatest Kinsley Gaffes in decades: Your office obviously released what you actually think. And now you’re scrambling to pretend something else happened. It’s dishonest and speaks to the immaturity of you, your staff and your ideas. https://t.co/1Jh6AVASO0
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 10, 2019