Few bright spots have successfully penetrated the indefatigable bleakness that has defined the last several weeks. But just when it seemed like the country was completely out of redeeming qualities, an unapologetic democratic socialist congressional candidate named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made mince meat out of establishment candidate Rep. Joseph Crowley, sending a desperately needed surge of hope through our comatose spirits.
Overnight, 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez went from relative anonymity to a political sensation with powerful, invigorating ideas that the dust bunnies that currently inhabit the Democratic Party find terrifying. Naturally, the folks over at Page Six decided to find someone that Ocasio-Cortez has wronged in her life, and after what was surely a fuckton of pavement pounding over a miserably hot weekend, they did it:
Most of the staff at Flats Fix, the East 16th Street taco and tequila bar, say nice things about Sandy, as they knew her for the four years she worked there, until she quit six months ago to run for Congress.
But one waitress has a bad memory of working with Ocasio-Cortez, 28, as Ocasio-Cortez tended bar during the very busy Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2017.
A bad memory? Do tell.
At the end of the night, when it came time to split the $560 in tips she had gotten at the bar, Ocasio-Cortez gave the waitress only $50. After the waitress complained to her manager, her take was doubled to $100, a source said.
“It says so much about her character,” said my source. “From that point on, I wouldn’t talk to her. I couldn’t look at her.”
Ladies and gentlemen, journalism is doing just fine.