AOC's Fake Handcuffs Reveal Politicians Have Become Influencers—and Nothing More

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  magicschoolbusdropout  •  2 months ago  •  77 comments

By:   Angie Speaks

AOC's Fake Handcuffs Reveal Politicians Have Become Influencers—and Nothing More
sycophants would have you believe that they were under serious duress

Every moment by the "LEFT" in Congress, is now a potential performance for "Applause" !

All "SHOW, NO GO" !

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V ideo of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar went viral on Tuesday which seemed to show the two Congresswomen pretending to be handcuffed as police escorted them away from a pro-abortion protest. Both Representatives were led away peacefully but seemed to be feigning being cuffed, walking with their hands clasped behind their backs, only to raise their fists defiantly a few moments later.

The Congresswomen were indeed arrested,  per Capitol Police , alongside 14 other House  Democrats , but there were no handcuffs. The arrest  consisted of  being led by police to a shady area and fined $50, though the dramatic antics and histrionics of the Congresswomen, their staff, and their media sycophants would have you believe that they were under serious duress.

Omar's team even  seems to have  "confirmed" to one reporter the falsehood that she was handcuffed, while media coverage of the event has so far been intentionally misleading, with photos of the Congresswoman from the front seeming to back up their acting as fact and portraying their actions as heroic, despite them being a clear media stunt.

It would all be quite astonishing—if it weren't quite so commonplace. Performative duress is now a common mode of operation for a new generation of politicians who have been shaped by social media and are armed and ready with the toolkit of the digital influencer. Moments like this serve as a reminder of how the advent of social media and the impact it has had on the attention economy is now enabling our politicians to reframe their political aims in emotional terms, recasting what should be politics as little more than careerist sentimental posturing.

The Congresswomen's antics perfectly encapsulate how the performative conventions of social media—with staples like virtue signaling and self victimization— are infecting the way our politicians conduct and aggrandize themselves in public. Every moment is now a potential performance to an imaginary audience, their hands willingly held behind their backs to perform for the cameras and their fists raised in the air to signal to their fans.

AOC's history of self-victimization, emotional appeals, and confessional style on  Instagram  are straight out of the influencer handbook and have worked to enhance her power, not only as a political figure but also as a fixture of the media cycle whose influence grows through controversial stunts and emotional exhibitionism.

AOC isn't a politician; she's a polinfluencer, adept at stirring the emotional current of the public using sentimental spectacle. This is precisely why this mode of operation is currently being enthusiastically embraced by those in power who are savvy enough to see its potential.

The collapse of the political into the emotional is great news for people like AOC. Unfortunately, turning constituents into adoring fans means you have little incentive to do anything for them in return but pose.


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magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout    2 months ago

I've Fallen, and I can't get up...... oooops, yes I can !

Just kidding !

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @1    2 months ago

I didn't see yours. I took mine down.

What a joke!

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Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    2 months ago

The look on the officer's face says it all.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.1    2 months ago

You mean the look of all but having to wipe her ass?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
1.1.3  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    2 months ago

Sorry !

Musta Missed yours.

Didn't mean to overstep !

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Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
1.1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.1    2 months ago

That and the twisted smirk on her face like she thinks she is getting away with something. Guess she is convinced that all photos being taken of her are full frontals.😏

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago

AOC's Fake Handcuffs Reveal Politicians Have Become Influencers

I knew she was useless but not THAT useless.  I'm sure her district is just so proud.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
2.1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    2 months ago
I'm sure her district is just so proud.

It is in New York City after all, and we see how well that place is doing.

Job Growth is forced out by AOC and her sycophants (reference Amazon)

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3  Ed-NavDoc    2 months ago

AOC and the rest of the Squad really are total clueless dweebs. Says loads about their constituent voter base that elected them.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
4  Snuffy    2 months ago

Ahhhh,   such a victim....

When I was in the military and later when I worked for the State of Arizona, there were rules that prevented me from actively joining in to a protest.  As Congress does not wear special uniforms but most are easily recognizable perhaps there should be better rules on what they are allowed to do with regards to protesting.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Snuffy @4    2 months ago

Protests in America are geared for the left.

This one was an absolute farce.

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Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
4.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 months ago
Protests in America are geared for the left.

And if the left doesn't support it, they will be investigated as a terrorist act.  

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2  devangelical  replied to  Snuffy @4    2 months ago

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Snuffy
Masters Guide
4.2.1  Snuffy  replied to  devangelical @4.2    2 months ago
10 cents an hour while picking up road trash in a pink jumpsuit doesn't count as a state job.

Just so fucking brave, standing there behind your keyboard typing out shit you know nothing about.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
4.2.2  JaneDoe  replied to  Snuffy @4.2.1    2 months ago

For all we know he could have first hand knowledge of picking up trash for 10 cents an hour in a pink jumpsuit. It sounded like a first hand account to me.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4.2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JaneDoe @4.2.2    2 months ago

God that's good!jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
4.2.4  bugsy  replied to  JaneDoe @4.2.2    2 months ago

Yea I can picture him in a pink jumpsuit wearing his pink pussy hat.

You know, the liberal "male" of the group.

 
 
 
squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
4.2.5  squiggy  replied to  JaneDoe @4.2.2    2 months ago

That's my take on the ones who scream loudest for gun abolition.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Snuffy @4    2 months ago

Even if there were such rules, they would just ignore them and do it anyway.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
5  Sean Treacy    2 months ago

She should wear her fake handcuffs the next time she wants to cry at a vacant parking lot full of imaginary immigrants to really show how much she cares. 

Fake oppression is the democrats brand. No wonder she's so popular on the left. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    2 months ago
No wonder she's so popular on the left. 

They wallow in victimhood!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    2 months ago
They wallow in victimhood!

They and their sycophants worship at the altar of The Church of the Perpetually Offended by Something.

Without playing the victim card incessantly, some of them would not be able to converse for long.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1.1    2 months ago

They won primaries that not many democrats took part in.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    2 months ago

In some there was no one running against them. All they needed was the D behind their name to win!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.3    2 months ago

When Cortez and Omar made it to the general election the D was then all they needed.

It was the progressives who took control of democratic primaries that paved the way for them.

 
 
 
gooseisback
Sophomore Silent
5.2  gooseisback  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    2 months ago
She should wear her fake handcuffs the next time she wants to cry at a vacant parking lot full of imaginary immigrants to really show how much she cares. 

It should become clear to everyone her made up story about Jan 6th.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar did the same thing

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

"One Capitol Police officer was seen telling the members that water was on the way as they relaxed."

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If your going to be arrested you want the Capitol Police and make sure you tell them, you're a leftist.



 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
7.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    2 months ago

They even gave her a banana. That’s sweet.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JaneDoe @7.1    2 months ago

She had a busy morning.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
7.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JaneDoe @7.1    2 months ago

That and how appropriate.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
7.2  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    2 months ago

The police are doing a great job of protecting them from the throng of reporters.  Without their presence AOC might have been crushed by the media horde!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @7.2    2 months ago

They were keeping an eye out for Alex Stein.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
7.2.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ronin2 @7.2    2 months ago

And then she could have regaled the sympathetic media how she though she was going to die....

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

"The initial group of lawmakers and activists were released from custody at approximately 2:30 p.m.,  Jennifer Shutt with the States Newsroom reported  adding that Dean said they were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding and need to pay a $50 fine.” 




(All pictures that I posted were also from that article.)

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
9  JBB    2 months ago

How did all those fancy "Civil Disobedience" stunts work out for Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King? Bunch of Dummies! /S...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @9    2 months ago

No comparison. They faced adversity and took the consequences. 

This was a photo op for a price tag of $50.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
9.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.1    2 months ago

how many got arrested for violence and seditious activities? the maga scum set the bar pretty high...

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
9.1.2  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.1    2 months ago
This was a photo op for a price tag of $50.

Autographed Photos will be available on Amazon soon.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
9.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.1    2 months ago
No comparison. They faced adversity and took the consequences. 

Sure Vic, next you'll tell us that coping on new for a couple of minutes while on the clock isn't the equivalent of marching over the Edmond Pettus Bridge or facing the police dogs and fire hoses in Birmingham.   

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @9.1.3    2 months ago

I'm really asking a lot, I guess.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
9.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @9    2 months ago

Was MLK in a fake jail? Was Gandhi or Mandela?

Equating  aoc’s  performative cosplaying to the actual hardships suffered by Mandela sums up the contemporary left as well anything.  They actually believe there’s no difference between the two.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @9.2    2 months ago

Well, Biden took a fake arrest for Mandela.

We should never forget!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
9.2.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sean Treacy @9.2    2 months ago

The masses actually believed in the message(s) of Ghandi, Mandela, and MLK. Only a subset of certain minorities believe the Squad.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.2.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @9.2.2    2 months ago

That's right...Apples vs Oranges.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @9    2 months ago
Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King?

Oh, man PLEASE tell me you aren't actually comparing those fine folks with The Squad!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
9.3.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Texan1211 @9.3    2 months ago
Oh, man PLEASE tell me you aren't actually comparing those fine folks with The Squad!

It's no different than the folks who try to compare legal immigrants/asylum seekers with the millions of illegals who've flooded our open southern border.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
9.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @9    2 months ago

Exactly, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are clearly today's moral equivalent of Gandhi, Mandela and Dr. King.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
9.4.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @9.4    2 months ago

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Hallux
Junior Principal
10  Hallux    2 months ago

Much if not most of politics is theatrics, as is the article and the commentary by the usual suspects. Give them a break, the week is ending horribly for them ... nah!

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
10.1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Hallux @10    2 months ago
Much if not most of politics is theatrics, as is the article and the commentary by the usual suspects.

Got it !

YOU're the Bestest of the Betterer's !

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @10    2 months ago

Ahhhh, yes...The old sage always tries to generalize it.

At the Nuremberg trials it was "they were only following orders."

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
10.2.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2    2 months ago

Stunts are stunts, even posting Christmas cards of one and the kids all draped with silly AR-15s falls onto the shit-4-brains kabuki stage. There is no win here unless you are hoping for a participation badge, and yes, your side hands them out also.

Have a nice day tomorrow, Liz will be a hoot!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @10.2.1    2 months ago

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And they still have their cuffs on!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.2.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @10.2.1    2 months ago

Adam Schiff promised big things.....It's the last chance

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
10.2.4  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.3    2 months ago
Adam Schiff promised big things.

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I have the most damning information, the most damning information, damning information, information, information, information.

You will not remember, remember, re...mem....ber ...... NOT !

"POOF" .... back to his ship !

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.2.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @10.2.4    2 months ago

LMAO!

He's trying to hypnotize us!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.2.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.5    2 months ago

Tomorrows the day alright.

What do you do when the rent comes due?

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magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
10.2.7  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.6    2 months ago

LOL !

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
10.2.8  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.2    2 months ago

Nice to see Ilhan has put on a pound or 2. But hey, those fist raisers come in all colors:

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.2.9  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @10.2.8    2 months ago

No fake cuffs there.

Sorry, that ones a hard sell.

Oh well, it was a fun story. Thanks Magic


Enjoy the day.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
10.2.10  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.9    2 months ago
Enjoy the day.

You have a fantastic day yourself !

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
10.2.11  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Hallux @10.2.8    2 months ago

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Okay, We've shown that Politicians can raise their fists in the air. 

So, Which one of the 4 we both have shown were supposedly handcuffed by Police ?

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
10.2.12  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.9    2 months ago

Don't be sorry, you're looking in the wrong place. Try their back pockets ... oh and a friendly warning, do not get your hands too close ... both of them are "just following orders".

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
10.2.13  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.2    2 months ago

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Jasper2529
Professor Participates
10.2.14  Jasper2529  replied to  Hallux @10.2.8    2 months ago

Gee, we could play this fist game all day! 

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Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
10.2.15  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.2.5    2 months ago

My eyes, my eyes!!!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
11  Jasper2529    2 months ago

I'm very worried about AOC's mental health (stability). She's also told us that:

  • she was in the Capitol building on Jan. 6 but she wasn't.
  • Republicans tweet about her, because they want to have sex with her.
  • she was assaulted by a comedian (who, in reality, was 20-30 feet away from her) on the Capitol steps and police didn't defend her.

She's also whined about not making enough money and having college debt. There aren't many 32-year-olds who make her salary and perks. Her "fiance" was right next to her and ignored everything!

She's a stupendously stupid, greedy attention-monger who has contributed nothing to this nation. Bless her heart.

 
 
 
gooseisback
Sophomore Silent
11.1  gooseisback  replied to  Jasper2529 @11    2 months ago

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
11.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @11    2 months ago

And she graduated from BU.

There is a crisis in education.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
11.2.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @11.2    2 months ago
And she graduated from BU.

Which only proves that formerly prestigious schools are no longer prestigious.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
11.2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @11.2.1    2 months ago

For sure.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
11.2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @11.2    2 months ago

BU = Bartending University?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
11.2.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @11.2.3    2 months ago

I don't think I can even say what we call it here in MA.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
12  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Wow, the crime of the century has ben uncovered by right wing bloggers. jrSmiley_90_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
12.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @12    2 months ago

I guess some folks are just jealous.../sarc

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
12.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @12    2 months ago

This coming from someone that hangs on every word from the Jan 6th committee.

Priceless.

 
 

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