Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is known for her social media prowess.
She's doled out almost as many clapbacks as policy proposals.
Thursday was no different when Ocasio-Cortez responded to Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini, who announced that he'd be more distressed by public internet than public healthcare.
It all started when Democratic senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed forming a federal office of Broadband Access, allowing for every American to have internet.
Let’s create a federal Office of Broadband Access, and invest $85 billion into making sure every home in America ha… https://t.co/ps4jlWsvpv— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1565213161.0
Ruffini didn't like that too much.
Somehow the thought of the government being responsible for my Internet connection is more terrifying than the gove… https://t.co/QlW2WtdlDv— Patrick Ruffini (@Patrick Ruffini) 1565259750.0
That's when Ocasio-Cortez pointed out the flaws in his logic by asking him about an infamously mundane task.
Have you ever called Comcast yourself, or does someone do that for you? Cause for LOTS of communities, we’d take p… https://t.co/vtMuJUAHk6— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1565295620.0
As many know, Comcast customer service is roundly criticized.
The business has a one star rating on Yelp and a quick twitter search will reveal multiple dissatisfied customers ready to throw their phones at a wall rather than wait on hold for another second.
Ruffini tried to clap back by mentioning a publicly run facility whose customer service also leaves a lot to be desired.
This is their vision. The DMV for the Internet. The DMV for health care. The DMV for child care. If there’s anyth… https://t.co/jN6cbyatSf— Patrick Ruffini (@Patrick Ruffini) 1565296039.0
But does the DMV really have people that mad?
The answer appears to be no.
All of my experiences with the NY DMV over the last several years have been *inordinately* more pleasant and effici… https://t.co/IbfJwKGGOT— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1565305101.0
@PatrickRuffini so everyone gets free high speed internet instead of being price gouged by crappy de facto monopoli… https://t.co/maIjwfuNzy— bax (@bax) 1565303792.0
@PatrickRuffini i don't know when the last time you went to a DMV bc they're extremely quick these days, but the on… https://t.co/LMYlkyZdoI— octave (@octave) 1565304326.0
@PatrickRuffini Dude, I've paid my registration and renewed my license online for over a decade now. Do they have l… https://t.co/5GnsN5t612— random resistor (@random resistor) 1565303411.0
@PatrickRuffini It took me less time to renew my driver's license in person than it took me to return a cable box to Time Warner.— Peener Sweden (@Peener Sweden) 1565311603.0
@PatrickRuffini Patrick the DMV in my area is great. As is the Post Office, Road Dept and Police. Comcast on the ot… https://t.co/5GmIyQznPE— Mike Archer 🌻 ⏳ (@Mike Archer 🌻 ⏳) 1565309340.0
In fact, people thought DMV jokes were a little tired.
Imagine being so old that you think "LOL THE DMV" is still a hot take. Next complain about airline food or VHS tap… https://t.co/qjYlDwdkS5— Andrew Miller (@Andrew Miller) 1565354935.0
So apparently boomer politics is now just regurgitating hacky '80s stand-up premises? Ha ha, the DMV is such a nig… https://t.co/7BCr3VPD7t— Chris (@Chris) 1565349780.0
@PatrickRuffini The DMV joke is as old as airline food jokes. The DMV here by me is fast and convenient, with many… https://t.co/ynJkhRYauB— Truther Dare (@Truther Dare) 1565314495.0
Looks like AOC has won the internet again. Republicans, why do you keep poking the bear?