Newly sworn in New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to quote Watchmen’s Rorshach in response to a number of her critics.
To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.” 🤣 https://t.co/8TCmKNJlkD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019
Cortez’s Tweet is in response to a Politico article that details members of Ocasio’s House Democratic Caucus who are increasingly growing irritated with her.
Fans of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen comics know that this Rorshach quote comes from a report written by Dr. Malcolm Long following a physical altercation with Rorshach and a number of the inmates.
While waiting in line to get food, one of the prisoners attempts to shank Rorschach. It doesn’t go too well for him, as Rorschach throws a burning bucket of oil and food into his face.
Cortez’s Watchmen reference received a number of reactions from comic book professionals including Tom King, Peter David, and Mitch Gerads.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) January 11, 2019
— Joe Harris (@joeharris) January 11, 2019
Well said. https://t.co/hAgKXrb8Cn
— Peter David (@PeterDavid_PAD) January 11, 2019
— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) January 11, 2019
— Hilluminati (@bryanedwardhill) January 11, 2019
Old establishment Dems running around in circles, screaming at their aides “who is this ‘Alan Moore’?? Get him on the phone! Someone translate this! Is she threatening us?? WHAT DOES IT MEAN??”
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) January 11, 2019
smiley face reacs only pic.twitter.com/TelNAyfJGu
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) January 11, 2019
Tweets hotter than fry grease.
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) January 11, 2019
The Watchmen have returned to the spotlight recently. Following a feature film directed by Zack Snyder, HBO is currently working on a television series. In the comics, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank are incorporating the characters into the larger DC Universe in Doomsday Clock.
What do you make of Cortez’s Watchmen quote? Do you think it’s cool that a Congresswoman is quoting Watchmen?