Clown of The Week: AOC

Clown of The Week: AOC

Week of July 23, 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) opened up an official online shop this week, selling AOC-themed merchandise to raise capital for her political campaign promoting socialism.

The Hompage of AOC’s online store; touting the slogan “A Movement You Can Wear” (screenshot 07/22/2021)

If using capitalism to push socialism isn’t enough irony for you, take a look at the price-points set by the ‘defender of the oppressed.’

You can buy an $88 hoodie printed with AOC’s insightful quote, “YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE 100% COMMITTED,” or, for just $58, you can buy a sweatshirt printed with the words “TAX THE RICH.” Perhaps you’re in the market for a tee shirt… she has a “HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT” tee shirt, as well as an “ABOLISH ICE” tee shirt, for $27 each. You can even use your baby as a tool for political expression with an infant onesie for $25.

“…the target clientele here is affluent, white liberals who use this merchandise to virtue-signal to their friends, advertising how much they care about “helping the oppressed,” who, ironically, can neither afford the sh*t she is selling or are helped in any way by the people who actually buy it.”

Whatever you buy, just be sure it’s really what you want because there are no returns at ocasiocortez.com. Here is a screenshot of her return and shipping policies:

Also, since the profits go directly into her political campaign fund, you’ll have to agree to some rules per FEC regulations. Here’s a screenshot with her explanation:

Hey look, I’m a capitalist too – if I had enough brand recognition to produce $15 hooded sweatshirts with some vacuous, “faux-deep” quote on them, to sell to liberal, bourgeoisie morons for $88 each, I would do it in a heartbeat. But the irony of a self-proclaimed socialist engaging in such stereotypically capitalist behavior is just too ripe for parody. Besides, it’s a microcosm of the whole Democrat party marketing angle; the target clientele here is affluent, white liberals who use this merchandise to virtue-signal to their friends, advertising how much they care about “helping the oppressed,” who, ironically, can neither afford the sh*t she is selling or are helped in any way by the people who actually buy it.

It’s a quintessential example of Neo-liberal ‘form over substance‘ and it’s the reason I’ve chosen AOC as this week’s “Clown of The Week.”

Congratulations Sandy Cortez!

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