WATCH: AOC Says “It’s a Physical Impossibility to Lift Yourself Up By a Bootstrap”

While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from being a bartender not long to a Congresswoman making six figures and landing a huge Netflix payout, she apparently does not believes others can go from “rags to riches” and railed a the idea of “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps.”


This idea of a bootstrap. You know this idea, this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke.

Because, it’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces. It’s physically impossible!


Lachlan Markay mocked AOC by tweeting:

Long gone are the days when, say, a lower-middle class, outer-borough bartender could ascend to the commanding heights of America’s ruling elite.

Lauren Chen wrote:

Not sure what’s funnier:

>AOC taking metaphors literally

>AOC, a former bartender who is now a congressman, dismissing the idea of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps

TommyJoe Ratliff wrote:

What’s more annoying, the fact that less than two years ago she was serving drinks, is now in Congress & cant seem to understand that you CAN “ lift yourself up by the bootstrap” or that she’s always acting like she’s on an episode of Law & Order? For me it’s the latter.

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