On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the woman who believes she is the key to saving the earth from climate change with science backing up everything she says, expressed horror at a new discovery in her kitchen sink: a garbage disposal.
A week earlier, she expressed utter amazement that the vegetables that she planted in the soil of her community garden actually grew.
“Look, like, honestly. Gardening. Food that comes out of dirt. Like, it’s magic!” she exclaimed.
Then on Monday, the young congresswoman created an Instagram video story of herself pruning her vegetables for a smoothie. She wrote in a caption that she specifically trimmed her collard green because they were “MTA manspreading” into her neighbor’s garden plot.
“Manspreading” is a new feminist term for guys who sit with their knees apart rather than together, thus taking up more than their fair share of space — apparently. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City actually has a campaign to shame passengers into not manspreading while using public transportation.
After doing her gardening, Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she was terrified by the “monster living in my sink.”
“OK, everyone, I need your help because I just moved into this apartment a few months ago and I flipped this switch and it made that noise and it scared the daylights out of me,” she said as she turned on her garbage disposal, which made a rattling sound.
“I am told this is a garbage disposal,” she then said. “I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I’ve never had one in any place I’ve ever lived.”
“It is terrifying. I don’t know what to use it for or what its purpose is.”
“Like food scraps?” she asked. “Is this environmentally sound? I don’t know.”
Ocasio-Cortez then discovered that there was a piece of glass rattling around in the disposal and told her “Republican” viewers who suggested she stick her hand in there to remove it that she was onto them. She was then left with two options: call her landlord or never use the disposal again.
She didn’t reveal which option she went with and didn’t appear to come up with the idea of simply using a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the glass. Some social media commenters questioned her knowledge and intelligence, especially since this is the woman who claims her $93 trillion Green New Deal is the only thing that stands between our present world and utter destruction in 12 years.
In her defense, many people pointed out that garbage disposals are rare in New York City, but the way in which she expressed her ignorance struck a lot of people as incredibly immature for someone who thinks we need to listen to her for all the answers for fixing America.
Some commenters suggested that she was just playing dumb as part of her act, but acting like an idiot isn’t how you convince people you know what you’re talking about with your Green New Deal or your doomsday predictions. The messenger can certainly hurt the message.