People really should know better than to refer to others using the name they themselves prefer to use, including as a Twitter handle.
This would be like Coca-Cola claiming that calling their signature beverage "Coke" is demeaning to soft drinks everywhere. No, it's not "coke," it's not "Dew," and it certainly isn't "Pepper."
That's right, it's "Dr." Pepper, thank you very much.
While she does not mind being called "AOC" by "the people," she explains that people she doesn't much like should show more respect.
"I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names..."
"Y'all can call me AOC. Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don't know me like that) should refer to their peers as ‘Congresswoman,' ‘Representative,' etc. Basic respect 101."
Honestly, her prose is like reading Shakespeare sometimes.
I believe we should all endeavor to refer to the impressionable young representative in a manner that demonstrates our profound respect for what she has accomplished in life.
Thank you, Former Bartender Sandy Cortez, you made a mean watermelon shooter.
Interestingly, the former grad from Yorktown doesn't seem to think it's important to treat her colleagues with the same respect she is demanding for herself.
Maybe she considers herself "one of Trump's people."
Naturally, President Trump demonstrated his typical restraint and upon realizing his grave and insulting error, immediately doubled down.
We haven't seen this kind of titanic battle of oversized egos since Godzilla and King Kong went at it, probably because Godzilla kept calling him, "Kong."