Why the right is so obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited Capitol Hill this week for an orientation program for newly elected representatives. Conservative commentators relished the opportunity to take a few shots at their new favorite political punching bag. On Thursday, Eddie Scarry, a Washington Examiner writer with a long history of making misogynistic ad hominem attacks and taking surreptitious photos of women’s rear ends, tweeted a photo of Ocasio-Cortez walking down a hallway:

The tweet was immediately attacked from all corners of the left-leaning internet, with burns coming from meme-makers, who posted the text of Scarry’s tweet with photos of famous ridiculous jackets, as well as two of today’s wokest dictionaries: Dictionary.com (“Girl. Noun. A female child, from birth to full growth. E.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not a girl.”) and Merriam-Webster (“ ‘The Ratio’: when the whole entire internet gets together to dunk on you”). Even right-wing propagandist Mike Cernovich told Scarry to delete the tweet, which he did, replacing it with a claim that he’d merely pointed out that “the incoming congresswoman looked well put together—ELEGANT even—despite suggestions she’s struggled.”

Before Scarry deleted the evidence, Ocasio-Cortez hit back.