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'AOC Owns the Cons'? New Never-Trump Website Off to a Shaky Start

A new anti-Trump website that features a roster of never-Trump notables such as Charlie Sykes, Jonathan V. Last, Jim Swift, and Bill Kristol from the recently shuttered Weekly Standard is off to an inauspicious start.

In one of The Bulwark's debut articles, writer Rachael Larimore dunks on conservatives for "sputtering with misplaced anger" about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dance video.

Larimore writes:

Late last week, a Twitter account named AnonymousQ1776  sent out a video it had “discovered” that featured AOC dancing on a rooftop. She and her friends at Boston University did a rather spot-on homage to the dancing-in-the-library scene from  The Breakfast Club. (You can see the original, which had been hiding on, um, YouTube, for the past eight years,  here.)

Clearly AnonymousQ1776 thought he or she (hard to know, the account has been deleted) had discovered gold. As reported by various outlets, the now-disappeared tweet read:

“Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is. … High School video of ‘Sandy’ Ocasio-Cortez.”

Sick burn!

Except that it’s . . . not. Leave aside for the moment that the video is from college, not high school—the only person who looks like a clueless nitwit here is the anonymous mouth-breather who doesn’t recognize a cleverly made homage to a classic ’80s movie.

And this wasn’t the first time that conservatives have been left sputtering with misplaced anger over AOC.


As numerous conservatives on Twitter have already demonstrated, virtually no conservatives have "sputtered with anger" over the video. Not a single conservative has been identified as being scandalized or upset by it.  And not through lack of trying. Genuinely bewildered conservatives have been begging for examples.

The only "conservative" identified by media outlets in their stories about this has been AnonymousQ1776, the anonymous Twitter account that posted the video before quickly deleting its entire account. And nobody knows if AnonymousQ1776 was an actual conservative,  a random lefty impersonator, or even someone from AOC's own team promoting a false flag to make her look good and conservatives look bad.

Charlie Sykes defensively linked to a Gateway Pundit post in response to one of Benny Johnson's tweets about the AOC video, but that post has nothing to do with her dancing. It's just a pointless write-up about how she went by a different name when she was in high school and college.

Others point to conservative actor Adam Baldwin, who shared the video while making a crack about her "privileged" background: