Limbaugh Shreds Ocasio-Cortez Over Climate Change ‘Joke’ Claims
Congresswoman is called out for 'joking' and back peddling her remarks
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was torched by Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Monday for trying to back peddle her recent remarks - that the planet only had twelve years left because of the effects of Climate Change.
“She claims that it was just dry humor and people don’t get it. She didn’t really mean it. Well, she did.
"She meant it to be taken seriously. She meant it to be received exactly as it was,” Limbaugh said on his radio show.
The socialist congresswoman accused Republicans of not understanding her “dry humor” and “sarcasm.”
The Democrat received a massive backlash following her climate comments after she said that people who believed her statement must have the "intelligence of a sea sponge."
But to recap, Ocasio Cortez said at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Day, "The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address Climate Change."
In response to the backlash, AOC tweeted:
"This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it."
"Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
"But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows."
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
I've seen criticism of "like 10 people." The ten richest Americans are worth $730 billion. The fourteen richest American families (excluding the Koch brothers, so no double-counting) are worth $511 billion. Together, they're worth more than 60% of Americans combined. https://t.co/7dminm1O3P— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) May 12, 2019
She was, of course, referring to a character portrayed by actor Rainn Wilson on the NBC sitcom “The Office."
He was known for lacking in understanding and made outlandish claims.
But In January, Ocasio-Cortez was more 'matter of fact' when addressing climate change.
"Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?" Ocasio-Cortez said.
Limbaugh was demonstrably offended by the congresswoman accusation that Republicans were the ones who misunderstood her.
“So don’t tell me about people that don’t get the humor. Don’t talk to me about people that don’t understand dry humor and sarcasm," Limbaugh said.
"We get it, AOC. When things are funny, we get it. But you wouldn’t know funny if it bit you on your pretty little nose.”