Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in Thursday to the 116th Congress, the most diverse in history. It was a triumphant day for Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, as well as her supporters and most people with brains.
But right wingers couldn’t let the historic day pass without trying to bring down Ocasio-Cortez, as one of them attempted to do by digging up a eight-year-old video of her dancing on a rooftop. The video was filmed during Ocasio-Cortez’s time at Boston University and the drag seemed to be that she...is unfit to serve Congress...because she’s a good dancer?
Reader, you will not be surprised to learn that this tactical strike failed massively in the best way possible. The video quickly became a meme, set to some of music’s all time greatest bangers.
There was of course fellow gay icon Carly Rae Jepsen:
Take me to the stars pic.twitter.com/vre2YkLgH2
— Patrick Sullivan (@PatchNavillus) January 3, 2019
Ariana Grande’s timeless banger “Into You”:
she’s really got her foot on all the girls necks pic.twitter.com/7oxEOVxFlN
— Rose Dommu (@rosedommu) January 3, 2019
Lorde’s “Green Light”:
Lorde - Green Light pic.twitter.com/Pv8oyCF4MM
— AOC Dances To Every Song (@aoc_dances) January 4, 2019
The theme from Super Mario World:
Super Mario World - Overworld Theme pic.twitter.com/OTDTWUgHQR
— eric koeppel (@kepilepsy) January 4, 2019
And even that Thom Yorke song from Suspiria.
For which mother were you elected? pic.twitter.com/8NZ0zvTk2b
— little red corbett (@samcorb) January 4, 2019
Many assumed Ocasio-Cortez was too busy making herstory and stanning Valentina to notice her power rising with every new video, but of course our queen had to do it to us. “I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous,” she wrote Friday morning. “Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”
I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous.
Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!
Have a great weekend everyone :) pic.twitter.com/9y6ALOw4F6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019
Nothing but respect for my future president!