The Smackdown Queen

A bit of mixed feelings re: Alexendria Ocasio Cortez lately. On the one hand, I agree with Jimmy Dore that she’s too conciliatory with Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, but on the other, hot damn, she is the undisputed Queen of the twitter smackdown.
It started when she said something about there should be investigations into the GameStop brouhaha (I’ll circle back to that), and Cruz simply tweeted “I agree.” Now, normally, when somebody says they agree with you, you just shut up and accept it, but she wasn’t having any. “I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out. Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.”
You almost had me murdered three weeks ago. And she’s not being insanely hyperbolic. Just normally hyperbolic. It’s not as if Ted Cruz was holding the gun or anything, but they were his people who stormed the Capitol and he had been nothing but supportive of them up until January 6th.
There were definitely moments in the Sanders campaign when I would have liked to have seen that fire.
But, back to the investigation into Reddit’s Ambush (what this event needs is a cool name, so I’m going with that.) Does it really require a government investigation? Some rich Wall St. bastards thought they were going to make a bunch of money and force GameStart into bankruptcy, but a new player walked into the room. A whole lot of people made a bit of money, a couple of billionaires lost a shitload, and that’s that. That’s the game, there are winners and losers. Nothing illegal was done, and since it was all done over the internet, there’s a clear trail.
Not only do I think it’s wrong for the government to interfere in private business transactions, I think it’s bogus because there’s really nothing to investigate.

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