She was plotting her socialist takeover here, obviously…


The right wing’s obsession with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has led to the discovery of a video made in her college days, and remarkably enough, its members consider it damning.

It all started in July 2009, when Ocasio-Cortez was a student at Boston University, and a clever YouTube user did a mashup of 1980s Brat Pack dance sequences, using the hit Phoenix song “Lisztomania” as a soundtrack. Featuring clips from films like The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Footloose, the original video didn’t chart massive views, but it did inspire remakes across the globe.

From Brooklyn to São Paulo, Manila to Austin, dancers and filmmakers across the world united to make their own versions of the mashup, each paying tribute to their own city. By September 2010, students (and a mascot) at Boston University decided to come together to highlight the beauty of their campus community by participating in the Brat Pack Mashup.

It’s cheesy, it’s fun, and it’s corny. It’s all the things a silly college video should be. But because then-student, now-Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participated in it (playing Ally Sheedy’s role in The Breakfast Club), it’s now fair game in the Rght’s endless war on AOC.

This erroneous tweet from some wannabe “Q” account says she’s “America’s favorite commie” dancing in high school. Come on now, Q! We all know she’s America’s favorite Democratic Socialist, and she was in college when she channeled her inner “basket case” alongside her classmates.

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