Ocasio-Cortez Is New Twitter Queen—Dominating Democrat Conversation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat representing New York’s 14th Congressional District, is joined by Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., left, on the opening day of the 116th Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Any Democrat with their sights set on the Oval Office in 2020 might ask a freshman congresswoman for a retweet.

As Axios reports, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has vaulted past all other Democrats in terms of Twitter interactions—effectively “dominating the Democratic conversation.”

In the 30 days before Friday, the New York Democrat had 11.8 million likes and retweets. That’s more than twice as much as next in line Kamala Harris, who had 4.6 million, and some guy named Barack Obama, who had 4.4 million.

In fact, that’s more than the top five media outlets (CNN, the Hill, ABC News, the New York Times, and MSNBC) combined. Ocasio-Corttez is dwarfed only by Twitter juggernaut @realDonaldTrump, who had 39.8 million.

Edited via Newser.

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5 Responses to Ocasio-Cortez Is New Twitter Queen—Dominating Democrat Conversation

  1. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    January 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Does Twitter threaten to make Democracy obsolete? I’m sure it’s making the system as we know it obsolete, but my fear is that we’ve totally lost the ability to tell the difference between the social media world and – and the world.

    Are we giving way to people even more solipsistic, intransigent, and obsessed with antiestablishmentarian class warfare? Even more willing to denounce science while defending superstition.

    I’d like to give up. I know full well that if we survive Trump we will have a backwards-hat, droopy-drawers, dialect-speaking president with enough tribal piercings and tattoos to shock a Mauri. A skateboard president who wears basketball shoes and swears like a boilermaker.

    “Hey, the State of the Union is epic and awesome and America is just a mothafuka”

    So why complain? Eventually everything goes to shit, or entropy increases if you prefer. Let it all fall down.

  2. Michael John Scott Reply

    January 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    “So why complain? Eventually, everything goes to shit, or entropy increases if you prefer. Let it all fall down.”


  3. Caroline Taylor Reply

    January 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    She’s a problem that isn’t going to go away. Young and immature, with no sense of the real world.

  4. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    January 14, 2019 at 8:46 am

    And of course experience notwithstanding, she will always be young and immature – right? As to the “real” world, I doubt we would agree on just what and where that is. Young people learn faster.

    Youth tends to be more idealistic, uncompromising and less practical, but one congresswoman does not a congress make. She will have an influence and we need to move away from cowardly do-nothing representation.

  5. jess Reply

    January 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Get it gurl. This has the good old gooper boys guard shitting themselves because they just do not know what to do with her.

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