A book anointing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D – N.Y.) beautiful, prophetic, and possibly a genius was fun fodder for Tucker Carlson.
The Fox News host laughed repeatedly Friday as he discussed the book “Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC” from “New York Magazine”.
“The book opens by comparing Ocasio-Cortez to Jesus, and then it suggests that because she once got second place in a high school science competition, she could have gone on to win the Nobel Prize,” Carlson said. Then, for dramatic effect, he had other people read excerpts from the book about her.
“To say she is a feminist is to understate the facts,” one excerpt read. “Ocasio-Cortez is the first politician in history to live fully out loud while female. And the degradations of womanhood are personal to her.”
The Fox host wondered aloud what that even means.
“No one has done more personally to degrade American womanhood than Sandy Cortez has,” Carlson said. “She’s living proof that 60 years of feminist liberation did not work. Sandy Cortez is not empowered. She’s neurotic and silly. She’s far more frivolous than any 1950s housewife ever was.”
Carlson fumed June Cleaver was a more serious person because she at least made dinner.
Another quote from the book noted Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wore all white during an important House vote. “She looked like a prophet or a medium tapping a deep well of popular fury,” the magazine reporters gushed.
New York Magazine opined Ocasio-Cortez would have been well aware of her impact on others, adding her rhetoric could be confrontational and her politics countercultural. They countered those traits by noting her appearance conformed to society’s conventions.
“With her wide-apart eyes, arched brows, and tawny complexion, she could have modeled for a skin-care line,” they wrote, adding Ocasio-Cortez did, in fact, capitalize on those assets by shooting a makeup tutorial for Vogue. The next excerpt read aloud spoke of her assembling furniture in her new Washington, D.C. apartment while eating popcorn and drinking wine.
“She offered the reassuring warmth of Oprah; the fire-and-brimstone of Jonathan Edwards; the inspiration of John F. Kennedy; the intimacy of an FDR fireside chat,” the writers swooned. “It was exhausting and reassuring and scary and comforting and extremely weird.”
That was something Carlson circled back to as he ended the broadcast.
“The intimacy of an FDR fireside chat?” Carlson asked. “Sure, except that FDR never told us about his skin care regimen.”
“Somehow, he was able to win the second World War anyway,” he added. “You wonder how he did that. You also wonder what brand of concealer he used. Sadly, there was no Instagram then, so the details have been lost to history.”
“Thank Heaven we know what Sandy Cortez uses.”
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