There are 91 U.S. military veterans in the 117th Congress: 17 serve in the Senate, 74 serve in the House. Among the 91, three combat veterans have a total of five eyes, five arms, and four legs. These American heroes represent the best of the best-their extraordinary courage, exemplary.
However, none are braver than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who on Friday announced to her Instagram groupies that she would — in a super brave act of “resistance” — get her nails done. Lest you guffaw, here it is from the horse’s mouth AOC in her own words of really cool defiance:
Hello, everybody, happy Friday. And I say ‘happy, because joy, too, can be an act of resistance. I wanna talk about personal acts of reclamation, because sometimes people will say, ‘There’s nothing I can do. … I feel so powerless.’
And, there is not act too small, um, that you can engage in. And, even today, I have a personal errand. Um, I need to redo my nails. And I’ve decided that I’m going to use my new manicure as almost like a personal act of reclamation for me.
Yeah, I got nothin’. Except… imagine, for a nanosecond, AOC’s reaction if a man — a white, conservative man, of course — said to her: “You know what, Alex? As an act of resistance, why don’t you go get a manicure?” I’d probably do pay-per-view to watch that play out.
As if her adoring fans were clamoring for more — of course they were — our erstwhile bartender posted a follow-up video in which she suggested she was suppressed by her parents when she was young, and not allowed paint her nails red or wear red lipstick.
It was very socially conservative, again, like, to the point where I couldn’t really even paint my nails red until I pretty much graduated and left the house because there was just a lot of discussion about how red nails, red lipstick.
It just portrays a kind of a message about the kind of woman that you are. And I think a lot of times, that kind of woman, which [sic] is ungovernable, it often gets translated to ‘loose’ — is seen as bad or negative.
Ah! There’s that profile in courage I was desperately seeking, here!
So, there you have it, my fellow Americans. On this 246th Independence Day. I encourage you, wherever you are and whatever your circumstances, to follow Socialist Barbie’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s courageous lead. Yes, my fellow patriots, if you’re feeling all resistance-y, get your nails done.
Better yet, get a pedicure. Unless your feet are super ticklish, of course.
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