Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected congresswoman for New York, has refused to take responsibility for all of the dumb things she has said, instead blaming the negative attention she has earned herself on “sexism.” That seemed to be the final straw for baseball great Curt Schilling, who promptly destroyed her with nine simple words.
Legendary baseball player Curt Schilling ripped into newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week, calling her the “most unintelligent person, man or woman, in our government.”
Schilling’s insult was a response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan that implied sexism was the reason why Ocasio-Cortez and Ryan were treated differently, despite being elected to Congress at roughly the same age.
“Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion & scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
“No. You are being scrutinized and treated with suspicion because every time you speak you say something more stupid than the last time you spoke,” Curt Schilling responded. “You are a college graduate and likely the most unintelligent person, man or woman, in our government.”
According to The Daily Caller, following Schilling’s comments, Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline took to Twitter to defend Ocasio-Cortez while also accusing the ex-MLB pitcher of tax evasion in his home-state, a charge Schilling denied.
“Curt, you still owe my state $75 million. Maybe worry about that before you go after @Ocasio2018 again…” wrote Cicilline.
“Don’t owe you a dime,” Schilling shot back. “And the state screwed the deal because they keep electing asshats like you. A chip off the Lincoln Chaffee block.”
A six-time All-Star, Curt Schilling spent two decades as a pitcher in the MLB. He has always been outspoken about his conservative political views, which some believe is the reason he has not been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, despite his success.
Schilling retired in 2009 after 20 seasons in the pros. The storied pitcher ended his career with a 216–146 record, a 3.46 ERA, and 3116 strikeouts, the 15th highest strikeout total in Major League history. Yet, he has been systematically shunned by liberal sportswriters tasked with voting new members into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Will famed “Bloody Sock” pitcher, Curt Schilling get the Hall of Fame nod when his ballot comes up for a vote? Recently, Forbes sports writer Barry M. Bloom essentially admitted that Schilling is constantly passed over because sports writers who have the duty to vote for Hall of Fame candidates don’t like the former pitcher’s conservative politics.
Bloom admitted this month that he gave one of his votes to Schilling because he asked readers to suggest a player for inclusion. Baseball fans told Bloom to pick Schilling, a vote he has rarely given consideration. The Forbes writer also noted that he is not the only sportswriter to have a “visceral and adverse reaction to Schilling.”
“To be sure, because of his politics I’ve had a visceral and adverse reaction to Schilling,” Bloom wrote. “I’m not alone as voter in that regard. It’s not that he’s a conservative and I’m a liberal. It’s not he’s a Republican, and I’m a Democrat. Schilling is a right-wing reactionary and a demagogue.” [Source: Breitbart]
Even though it may have hurt his career, Curt Schilling has never shied away from standing up for what he believes in, and judging from his very public disdain for liberal darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it doesn’t appear that he’s about to start now. For that, we couldn’t love the legendary ballplayer more.