Earlier this year, a conservative radio host also tweeted a photo of Ocasio-Cortez's childhood home in the Yorktown Heights suburb in an attempt to prove she wasn't really a member of the working class.
Ocasio-Cortez explained how she couldn't work for three months because of being elected, and this made planning to move to D.C. hard. Before he deleted the tweet, and followed it up with a pitiful backpedal, Scarry found himself elevated to the upper tier of the Ratio pantheon-with thousands more Twitterers digitally yelling at him than liking or retweeting him.
Eddie Scarry, the reporter, got predictably torched on Twitter and was denounced by a member of his own publication. "The tweet was taken as something else, so I've deleted it!" he tweeted.
"It's obvious that in the last election, you had the IDC people defeated, you had other young millennials - who are on the left wing of the party - and I think [Gillibrand] would like to be attractive to the millennials and to the left wing", Arzt said.
Ocasio-Cortez re-posted the graphic with the comment, "Fox News discovered our vast conspiracy to take care of children and save the planet [along with laughing emoji]". "At orientation you get a swag bag", she says in her story.
It was the latest in a series of complaints the socialist political newcomer has made on social media since winning her election November 6 in New York's 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of New York City.
Ocasio-Cortez isn't the first new-ish Democratic member of Congress who looks likely to make waves by aligning herself more closely with the party's activist base than its establishment. "This is one of them".
But Ocasio-Cortez's money issues doesn't mean she lacks appropriate clothing for her new job.
"If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside". They shouldn't make fun of her dwindling savings account.
"Don't worry btw", she later tweeted. He tweeted: "I'm sorry, but this is not a proud moment" for the Examiner, "the place where I work and have fought so hard to make respectable as a breaking news editor". "We recruited and supported Ocasio-Cortez all the way to a historic victory", the executive director of the group told Politico in a statement, "and now we're going to repeat the playbook". "But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today".
Many women, especially women of color, can relate to how their actions are scrutinized in ways that men are not, and we celebrate Ocasio-Cortez's message to "shine bright and keep it pushing".