AOC suggests parties switch mascots, Progressives get to be Elephants, GOP “are Honey Badgers”

Tuesday evening, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presented her “new mascot proposal.”

She prefaced by explaining that she felt that “elephants deserve so mcuh better than to be a mascot for this” referring to the GOP platform.

AOC then wrote:

Here is my new mascot proposal:

Progressives take elephants from Republicans, bc they are compassionate, empathetic creatures w nuanced social structures.

General Dems can keep Donkeys if desired – we can unite under that tent.

Republicans are Honey Badgers

A lot of Twitter users who supported AOC didn’t like the idea.

One Twitter user replied “Honey Badgers are one of the most intelligent animals so perhaps something else.Smiling face with smiling eyes The escape artist (honey badger) in this YouTube clip is amazing.”

Another replied “Honey Badgers are one of the most intelligent animals so perhaps something else.Smiling face with smiling eyes The escape artist (honey badger) in this YouTube clip is amazing.”

Another replied “badgers are well known for being fiercely protective while remaining true through time. Other associated characteristics include the values of hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.
Literary references: Prince Caspian by CS Lewis and The Hufflepuff Mascot via JK Rowling.”

Salaam Bhatti replied “AOC, this is offensive to honey badgers, nature’s most badass animal.”

Here is a video of the Honey Badger: