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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the time to point out the obvious today. You can’t actually pick yourself up from your own bootstraps.

 

While most people understand that it is merely a saying meant to inspire the idea that we are all given the ability to overcome adversity and challenges, she thinks it is wrong to use the saying because it is physically impossible.

OCASIO-CORTEZ: “You know, this idea and this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke because it’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces? It’s physically impossible. The whole thing is a joke.”

“It is raining cats and dogs” – also impossible.  It’s hyperbole. Many sayings are.  These sayings don’t make any sense, especially Democratic Socialism.

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  1. Just think folks, This is the Democrats best and the brightest. Just stop for one minute and think about all of the incredible “people” the democrats have elected into office. I mean at least she didn’t ask a General if we needed to worry about the Island of Guam tipping over…at least not yet.

  2. I learned from my 8th grade math teacher that “when it rains, the ground gets wet.” Thanks for that, Dr. Obvious.

  3. In the days of thatched roofs, it was known that the household animals, the dogs and cats would get up into the inside of the thatched roof to enjoy a quiet place to sleep. When it would rain very hard, the thatched roof would leak a bit and the cats and dogs would escape their wet environs. Thus when it rained really hard it was said to rain cats and dogs. It was a story my grandmother used to tell me… So, there is a bit of truth to the “cats and dogs” thing.

  4. She must do quite well on her salary – different eyeglasses each time and I KNOW how expensive THOSE are………………..

  5. hmmmm….Thanks AOC!…I’ll quit college? Quit trade school?
    Quit my access to improving myself? Save us AOC! SAVE us!
    We’re “deplorable”, insignificant,
    small. OR…maybe YOU, as a RESPONSIBLE person, can press on to mobilize what “pulling yourself up” actually means?? Probably not.

  6. This is what the DNC has to offer? ” Gag me with a spoon!” OOPs I shouldn’t have used that Metaphor. Now I’ll have watch for her to try it. God Bless America!! Even she has the right to speak her mind.

  7. hmmmm….Thanks AOC!…I’ll quit college? Quit trade school?
    Quit my access to improving myself? Save us AOC! SAVE us!
    We’re “deplorable”, insignificant,
    small. OR…maybe YOU, as a RESPONSIBLE person, can press on to mobilize what “pulling yourself up” actually means?? Probably not.

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