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There’s A War On Twitter For #AOCResign And #IvankaResign On Twitter And It’s Scary How Not Funny It Really Is

Twitter has become every bit the information resource as newspapers and TV news programs are. Where else can you get a quick update on trending politics AND a play-by-play on who is now officially canceled? This often encourages Twitter users to start their own hashtag to gain visibility on important topics. As such, we’ve gotten such gems as #OscarsSoWhite, #FamiliesBelongTogether, and #BlackLivesMatter because of this. Unfortunately, today’s newly trending hashtag comes from a much more negative place.

Conservatives on Twitter have started trending #AOCResign, a targeted attack against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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It all started when Representative Ocasio-Cortez went public with the monstrous conditions at the border detention facilities. After touring the facilities, Representative Ocasio-Cortez shared her feelings about the state of our union. She explained that the conditions the United States is keeping these migrants in are an indication that the nation is “headed to fascism.” Of course, Conservatives were not thrilled by the reveal and focused their frustration on AOC.

The hashtag didn’t really come into creation until after Ivanka Trump’s appearance at the G20 Summit. Her presence at the international assembly caught many off guard as she had no reason to be there in an official or unofficial capacity. Pictures and videos of her awkwardly inserted into important international affairs made there rounds on the internet and soon got the Photoshop treatment under the hashtag #UnwantedIvanka.

The hashtag #IvankaResign soon followed, satirizing the fact that the Trump daughter is not an elected official but benefits from many unearned and possibly illegal perks.

Thus started the retaliation by Conservatives with the #AOCResign hashtag.

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Representative Ocasio-Cortez has been the poster girl for Conservative Hate since before she was even elected. The recent anger towards the representative has come from border agents who are disputing the claims of brutality and inhumane conditions in the detention facilities. They claim that the details of AOC’s account are misleading and that she has lost all credibility by being dishonest. Video and testimonies from other Congressional figures who toured the facilities back up Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s claim.

These agents have justifiably received a lot of bad press lately. A report of a secret Facebook group run by border agents focused on making light of the migrant situation has recently been exposed as well. Representative Ocasio-Cortez also spoke out on this and received ridicule for denouncing the border agents involved.

Though the #AOCResign hashtag was started by Conservatives, Liberals quickly took to the tag to troll it.

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Some Twitter users pointed out that, while AOC is an elected official, Ivanka is a benefactor of nepotism. Being the president daughter is not a government position and the power given to Ivanka and her siblings is far more concerning than anything Representative Ocasio-Cortez has ever said.

Some pointed out the inherent racism that comes with this backlash against AOC.

  Twitter / @WilliamAHirsch

This Twitter account observed that the people who are protesting Representative Ocasio-Cortez have something in common. Can you tell what? It’s pretty uncanny but also completely expected.

No matter what is said, it seems that those who love and support Representative Ocasio-Cortez will always stand with her.

Twitter / @disneysherpa81

AOC is here to stay and she will continue to call out our nation’s injustices no matter what hashtags Conservatives try to get trending.

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Mariah Carey Got Her First Dose Of The Vaccine And Made It Into An Iconic Moment

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Mariah Carey Got Her First Dose Of The Vaccine And Made It Into An Iconic Moment

Vaccines are rolling out across the country. People are getting their shots so life can finally start getting back to normal after a year of quarantining and social distancing. Mariah Carey let her fans join on her first shot and it became iconic.

Mariah Carey got her first shot of the vaccine and hit that whistle note.

More and more Americans are finally getting vaccinated to get the world back to normal. More than 160 million vaccines have been given in the U.S. and people are starting to see the results. Life is slowly getting back to normal for families who haven’t seen each other in years.

The singer was “excited and nervous a little bit” about getting the vaccine. Her demeanor showed just how impactful it is for people to do their part to get us back to normal.

True to form, Carey was in her camera-ready pose when she was getting ready.

People receiving the vaccine are told to keep their arm relaxed but Carey clearly isn’t made for that. How do you just turn off your star charisma?

It’s important to keep your arm relaxed while you are getting your vaccination to save you from the pain. If your arm is tense or in an awkward position, it is more likely to move during the jab, which can be painful. Listen to your nurses.

Some people are very curious how someone so young got the vaccine.

President Joe Biden announced that all states must make vaccine eligibility open to all adults by April 19. Some states are allowing people as young as 16 to get vaccinated. This is an accelerated deadline from the previously called for May 1. President Biden has worked hard to push the vaccination rate up and he has delivered on his promises for various vaccination deadlines.

People want to know if the vocal skills are a side effect of the vaccine.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories circulating about the vaccine. Some people believe that Bill Gates is microchipping them using the vaccine. It is a conspiracy that persists despite people definitively debunking the theory.

Congratulations, Mariah!

The world is eager to get back to normal and the vaccination rollout across the world is going to get us there. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is slowly releasing new guidelines about what fully vaccinated people are able to do.

For example, it is safe for fully vaccinated people to gather in small groups indoors without masks and social distancing. Fully vaccinated people can also fly on airplanes without much risk because of the effectiveness of the vaccine.

READ: This Is How Cuba Is Developing Its Own COVID Vaccine When It Can Barely Get Daily Necessities To The Island

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are at it again on Twitter. This time it’s about immigration policy. After recently traveling to the US-Mexican border to underline the recent rise in immigration, Cruz accused AOC of pushing for a “full open borders” policy.

And of course, AOC got him with some solid zingers.

AOC in turn hit back at Cruz for recently fleeing his home state of Texas during its power grid collapse to vacation in Cancún.

In response to Cruz’s attack, AOC suggested Mexico avoid allowing Cruz in the next time he attempts to vacation there. She also called on him to resign from office for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of hypocritically attacking the current administration’s detention of migrant children at the border after they supported President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children.

Currently, Democrats like AOC are calling on Biden to impliment more liberal immigration policies.

Republicans have strongly expressed their dislike for the recent rise in migrants which has come as a result of Biden’s reversal of Trump’s most rigid border policies.

AOC is currently a co-sponsor of the Roadmap to Freedom resolution. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom “in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.”

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