AOC derangement syndrome
It's time the right-wing admits that it has an unhealthy obsession with AOC.
Last spring Media Matters for America did a study that measured this obsession.
She has also become an obsession on Fox News. In the six weeks from February 25 and April 7, her name was mentioned 3,181 times on Fox News and Fox Business; not a day went by in that time frame that she wasn't discussed on the networks.
Ocasio-Cortez is brought up constantly, even if the topic has nothing to do with her, as with the recent terror attacks in New Zealand. Hosts and guests smear and misrepresent Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda, caricaturing it while painting it as radical, dangerous, far-left socialism. They often draw bleak comparisons between her progressive vision and the turmoil in Venezuela or invoke murderous dictators to attack her policies. Fox figures go on extended, agressively angry rants about her.
That's just under 76 times a day.
Tucker Carlson has called her an "idiot wind bag," a "pompous little twit," a "fake revolutionary," ''self-involved and dumb," a "moron and nasty and more self-righteous than any televangelist."
The Democrat's Trump Derangement Syndrome looks almost rational in comparison.
Trump is a crude, offensive crook holding the powerful office in the world. It's understandable to hate him.
The Republican's AOC Derangement Syndrome is completely different. They hate her because she's young, attractive, well-spoken and makes socialism look cool. Thus you end up with stuff like this.
AOC is facing an amazing eight Republican and five Democratic candidates for re-election, but AOC is still likely to win.
In 2018 she steamedrolled the Republican candidate by a margin of 78%.
With about $3.4m in her campaigns re-election coffers in a solidly Democratic district, Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challengers probably plan on merely damaging her or securing a bigger national media profile by taking on such a famed opponent.
John Cummings, a former police officer, raised $425,000 in 10 weeks after announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination on Fox & Friends. Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray gave her first interview to Fox News’s Sean Hannity and raised a similar amount.
The most well-known of her challengers is Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC anchor and far-right Republican libertarian that somehow registered as a Democrat in order to primary AOC.