Conservative Writer Called for a Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies Because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was a Girl Scout, and AOC Just Perfectly Clapped Back

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has, if you believe the hullabaloo from Fox News, committed many crimes. She’s a socialist. She’s “inexperienced.” She wants to enforce a Green New Deal, a carbon slashing infrastructure plan that would go a long way to addressing the United States’ contributions to climate change.

She’s also a former Girl Scout.

Yes, you read that correctly.

According to conservative writer Jane Chastain, a boycott against Girl Scout cookies––we’re sorry, Thin Mints!––is absolutely warranted because the organization is promoting the freshman Congresswoman as an alumna of the group, and that doesn’t suit the Girl Scouts’ motto of “building girls of courage, confidence, and character.”

“In fact,” she wrote in a column for World Net Daily, “the Girl Scouts are celebrating the victory won by their alums in the 2018 midterms on its website, beginning with their star, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who attributes much of her success to what she learned as part of this organization.”

She ended her piece with this rhetorical question:

“Before you decide to embrace an International Women’s Day celebration or buy the cookies, ask yourself, ‘Will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez?’

Ocasio-Cortez fired back, as she’s been known to do, via her Twitter account.

“Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs,” she wrote. “Nice job. I’ll take ten.

In a follow-up tweet, Ocasio-Cortez said she is “extraordinarily proud of the role my constituents have played in helping to establish + support Troop 6000, the first-ever @girlscouts troop for girls experiencing homelessness.”

Don’t come for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unless she sends for you, people.

The responses were as snarky as you’d expect.

Oh, and have you heard?

She even:

GASP! And she’s been known to:

And even: 

Believe it or not, she:

Even worse:

And worst of all:

Chastain’s column came ahead of International Women’s Day, which has been a focal point in the battle for women’s rights.

This year’s IWD campaign is titled #BalanceForBetter. A webpage promoting the campaign reads:

A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

The Girl Scouts of the USA has proven an instrumental institution for many young girls over the years who have taken the organization’s mission to heart:

Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her potential, take on leadership positions—and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again.

But in the world according to Chastain, Girl Scouts, which has been ranked as one of the most popular nonprofits in the United States, is a little too progressive:

“It is no small coincidence that the Girl Scouts are out in force this month selling cookies on street corners, in front of grocery stores and other places of business. For many years, I would buy at least one box from every girl I met, even if I had a dozen or more boxes at home. The Girl Scouts were an important part of my formative years, and I sold hundreds of boxes of these cookies myself, so I considered it payback, paying it forward so to speak. Not anymore…

Country, also, has taken a backseat. The emphasis is on global citizenship, which is fine unless you stop to consider that most of the world is not free and the world’s values are often at odds with our own.”

Sorry, Chastain. Studies show that Americans have only grown more progressive, and that “the electorate as a whole has moved further to the left,” according to a Brookings Institution report published in January. We’ll keep our Thin Mints.

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