Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Rorschach from Alan Moore's 'Watchmen'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Rorschach from Alan Moore’s ‘Watchmen’

Posted by January 11, 2019 Comment

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to win hearts and royally piss off her critics. The freshman representative, who was sworn in last week with the most diverse class of Congress to date, has made an impact with her presence on social media.

If you’ll recall, the opposition tried to smear Ocasio-Cortez by revealing a video featuring her recreating iconic dance moves from the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club from a college project, but that backfired spectacularly. Molly Ringwald welcomed Ocasio-Cortez to the “club”, and the overwhelmingly positive response to a politician being “caught” doing something pure and fun–rather than horrendous and illegal–was downright refreshing.

That brings us to today’s tweet, where Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet of an article claiming that “exasperated Democrats are trying to reign Ocasio-Cortez in” from Politico with a notable quote from Alan Moore‘s Watchmen character Rorschach:

This isn’t the first time a politician has mentioned Rorschach–remember when Ted Cruz listed Rorschach as one of his top five HEROES? Yeah. That happened.

Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the American government go back to work following the longest shutdown in USA history.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



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(Last Updated January 12, 2019 12:05 am )

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