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.
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.
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!