AOC = Abjure Offered Cash
(Don't worry, I had to look up "abjure" too)
Over the weekend, something amazing happened: A conservative pundit raised over $100,000 to help the destitute grandmother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And then something that was probably inevitable happened: GoFundMe shut down the fundraiser.
It all started last Wednesday when AOC shared this with the world:
I had a number of questions at the time, the main one being: Doesn’t AOC realize how bad this desperate ploy for Twitter clout makes her look? She’s exploiting her own grandmother and then blaming Trump, of all people. What, she doesn’t have the means or desire to help her own blood relatives without trying to squeeze even more money out of taxpayers?
But it gets even worse. On Friday, Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire started a GoFundMe to help AOC’s impoverished abuela:
Now, was this a joke? Was Walsh trolling AOC? Was he making a political point about the swiftness and effectiveness of personal charity, as opposed to relying on government for every single thing in our lives? All of the above, presumably. But the money was still real, and Walsh raised a whole lot of it. Within just a few hours, he’d racked up an incredible $104,153 for a woman he’s never even met.
Then GoFundMe shut it down. Why?
As the Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow reports:
GoFundMe has disabled donations to a fundraiser organized by The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh meant to help Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) grandmother repair her home in Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
In an email sent to Walsh Friday night, GoFundMe said they were “in touch with the beneficiary’s family and they made clear they will not be accepting the funds raised.”
When a recipient turns down the money, GoFundMe’s policy is to turn off donations and refund all the donors.
Why would you turn down over $100K from people who saw your cry for help on behalf of your grandmother? Do you really hate conservatives that much? Are you really that petty? Does it really offend your sensibilities that the money was offered up voluntarily, not under the threat of government force?
And now the libs are mad, of course. Check out this headline at The Independent: Rightwing blogger launches gofundme for AOC's Puerto Rico grandmother in latest personal attack
Man, I wish somebody would personally attack me with one hundred grand.
AOC has yet to make a public statement about any of this, and I doubt any “journalists” will pursue it because they don’t want to embarrass her. What is she supposed to say? Her attempt to leverage her family’s problems for political ends was brilliantly exposed as a cheap stunt, and she can hardly condemn the people who raised a ton of money to help her grandma.
Congratulations to Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire for figuring out how to get AOC to finally shut up: Try to help her.
So, What Else Is Going On?
Back in the ‘90s, Chris Farley had an SNL bit where he’d interview celebrities, and the joke was that he was so utterly starstruck that he asked the dumbest questions imaginable. Like asking Paul McCartney: “Remember when you were in the Beatles?” Farley played it so frazzled and bumbling that it was hilarious.
And he still came off better than Brian Stelter did while interviewing Jen Psaki this weekend. What you’re about to see actually went out on national television — well, CNN — and I’m almost positive it’s not meant to be a joke.
“How can we better serve you?” the journalist begged his fellow Democrat.
This is what Stelter does when he’s not watching Fox News all day and finding things to whine about. He called FNC “state TV” when Trump was president, but this is exactly the sort of obsequious ass-kissing he decried when his competitors did it.
The only difference is that people actually watch Fox News. CNN’s ratings are in the toilet these days, but this oughta get those viewers back.
Keep up the good work, Bri-Bri. Hey, have you talked to your old pal Michael Avenatti lately?
Speaking of Trump-obsessed weirdos, here’s how some of our other friends on the left spent their Saturday night:
Over at RedState, Joe Cunningham asks: Has Anyone Been More Consistently Wrong About COVID-19 Than Chris Cuomo? For that matter, what has Cuomo ever gotten right? The only time I’ve ever heard him utter an accurate fact is when he told that guy, "Fredo is from The Godfather." Which is true, you can Google it.
Democrat Andrew Gillum ran for governor of Florida in 2018, losing to some guy named DeSantis. Gillum says the loss led to his subsequent substance-abuse problems, which culminated in a "medical incident" last year in which he was found naked, incoherent, and vomiting in a Miami hotel room with a male escort who had overdosed on something or other.
In 2019, Democrat Katie Hill was a California congresswoman for about 10 months until she was forced to resign over "inappropriate relationships" with her own staffers. There were also nude photographs involved, which Hill has chosen to focus on rather than her own corruption.
When these two solid citizens got together recently, what do you think they talked about? That’s right: those evil Republicans!
“These are bad people.” I’d be more worried if these two thought I was a good person. I don’t tend to seek the approbation of criminals. This is like the Joker and Catwoman commiserating with each other about what a big jerk that Caped Crusader is.
BREAKING: Rick Wilson finally paid his taxes!
Okay, I’m going to give you a quote, and let’s see if you can guess who said it:
“I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor.”
Who said those words? A Crip? A Blood? The DC Sniper? Louis Farrakhan? Lauryn Hill?
Nope! It’s Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Aruna Khilanani, speaking last April at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center. You can listen to the audio over at Bari Weiss’s Substack.
And what is the Child Study Center? According to the Yale Medicine website:
The Yale Child Study Center is an internationally recognized center of innovation in child and family mental health, dedicated to promoting healthy development and psychological well-being across the lifespan.
I’m not smart and/or rich enough to have ever attended Yale, but how do you accomplish those laudable goals by ranting about shooting white people in the head? In my lay opinion, that doesn’t seem very healthy or conducive to psychological well-being.
If my psychiatrist told me she wanted to unload a revolver into my head, I would ask for a second opinion. Which is probably racist.
More rioting in Minneapolis over the weekend. It’s almost an afterthought now: “Oh yeah, Minneapolis. They riot there. It’s just a thing they do now.” If you think you’ve got problems, say a prayer for anyone working in Minnesota tourism these days. “Minnesota Nice” seems like a thing of the past.
I forgot to make a note of it last week, but it’s been over a year since I first saw this clip and I still think about this poor woman:
Everybody knows who George Floyd was. Nobody knows who this woman is. She didn’t do anything wrong, and those rioters may have ruined her life. How many more people like her are out there across the country? They still have to live in those riot-ravaged neighborhoods after the news vans go away. Our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press can’t shut up about the Capitol riot, but they couldn’t care less about this woman or any of the others whose lives were turned upside-down by all this rioting.
And the media keeps egging it on. I sincerely and deeply hate those vultures. I can’t even joke about it. They’re just awful human beings.
And on that cheery note! Whaddaya want from me, it’s Monday.
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