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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    Exactly!

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a) young, b) latina, c) female, d) attractive, and e) working class. Every one of those, individually, brings out creepy hangups in the mostly old/affluent/white guys who dominate US political commentary. Together, all in one person? Freud help us.
    — David Roberts (@drvox) November 16, 2018
    Her dad was CEO of an architecture firm. She did not grow up in the bronx. She grew up in an affluent suburb.

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    She is the gift that keeps on giving, lol


    DEM WAR!


    Ocasio-Cortez backs campaign to primary fellow Democrats


    The incoming congresswoman endorses an effort by the group Justice Democrats to make the House Democratic Caucus more liberal and diverse by taking on incumbents.

    "Long story short, I need you to run for office," Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday on a video conference call hosted by Justice Democrats, as the group launched a campaign dubbed “#OurTime.” Justice Democrats supported Ocasio-Cortez's primary campaign against powerful Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).

    The incoming congresswoman's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, a co-founder of Justice Democrats, was blunter.

    "We need new leaders, period," he said on the call. "We gotta primary folks."

    The group said it wants Democratic members of Congress to be representative of their diverse communities and support liberal policies like "Medicare for all," abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, implementing a "Green New Deal" and rejecting corporate PAC donations. On the campaign trail, Ocasio-Cortez talked about forming a "corporate-free caucus" as a means to push for reform.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...RAAR63LTOxS2Xk

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    Quote Originally Posted by deljzc View Post
    She's trying the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg look to me. Not sure I think it's all that great. She's a 4 to me. 4 Beers and I'd be good to go.
    Agree. Not attractive from the neck up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    I think she's doing a GREAT job splitting the Dems into factions!

    hahahahahaha



    16 Dems sign letter opposing Pelosi as Speaker

    A group of rebellious Democrats released their much-anticipated letter on Monday in an effort to build support in blocking Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Speakership bid.

    Spearheaded by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), the letter argues that midterm voters handed Democrats the House majority on expectations of shaking up business-as-usual in Washington — starting with the party leader who’s been at the helm for 15 years. Maintaining control of the chamber, the insurgents say, will require keeping that vow.

    “Democrats ran and won on a message of change,” they wrote. “Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. “We promised to change the status quo and we intend to deliver on that promise.”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...eeking-support
    Including my new Rep-to-be Conor Lamb. I think most of them will cave since Pelosi will win anyway and there will be hell to pay for those who didn't vote for her.
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  5. #105
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    Gonna be a fun next two years.

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/oca...for-an-intern/

    OCASIO-CORTEZ: They’re mistaking me for an intern!



    New York Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a big hit with the media and younger crowd, but she’s not receiving any special treatment on Capitol Hill.

    The 29-year-old socialist is in Washington, D.C., this week for orientation. She and other newly elected officials are touring the Capitol building, meeting with lawmakers, and learning the ins and outs of Congress.

    So far, Ocasio-Cortez has stormed the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for a protest, complained that everyone is confusing her an intern or spouse, and was captured in a photo standing alone and being excluded from a conversation between several older Democrats.

    On Wednesday, a photo of Ocasio-Cortez standing all by herself like a child waiting for her parents to finish talking scorched across Twitter.

    Prior to that, the socialist complained that she keeps being mistaken for an “intern or spouse” while touring Capitol Hill.

    She vented her frustrations in a series of tweets on Wednesday, lashing out because people aren’t aware of who she is or giving her special treatment.

    “People keep giving me directions to the spouse and intern events instead of the ones for members of Congress,” she tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/statu...58867636051969

    Her tweet resulted in immediate push-back from many, with some joking about her getting directions on how to pay rent and others outright refuting her claim.

    Conservative Arthur Schwartz said a congressman told him that there weren’t any events for interns on Wednesday, suggesting that Ocasio-Cortez made it up for attention.

    “At dinner with a congressman. He said there were no intern events today that he knows of. His staff said same,” Schwartz tweeted.
    She is acting exaclty as I expected her to act- as an entitled millenial.
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  6. #106
    Truthfully, I really don't care how she acts. She doesn't represent me or my district.

    What I do care about is the stupid ass legislation she is going to try and push through, and that her lack of knowledge of the basic workings of our government could be the kind of thing that causes problems for Americans across the country. She made some pretty lofty promises to get elected, and I have my doubts that she can deliver any of it, and that is a good thing if she can't whether people realize it or not. Logic would say she will likely flame out pretty quickly, but then she DID get elected in the first place, so who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Truthfully, I really don't care how she acts. She doesn't represent me or my district.

    What I do care about is the stupid ass legislation she is going to try and push through, and that her lack of knowledge of the basic workings of our government could be the kind of thing that causes problems for Americans across the country. She made some pretty lofty promises to get elected, and I have my doubts that she can deliver any of it, and that is a good thing if she can't whether people realize it or not. Logic would say she will likely flame out pretty quickly, but then she DID get elected in the first place, so who knows?
    It's incrementalism. Some idiots go out and say crazy shit and then the formerly crazy shit seems almost mainstream. Unfortunately it's very effective in a society where there is not a massive majority of people with strong first principles to call bullshit on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesDavenport View Post
    It's incrementalism. Some idiots go out and say crazy shit and then the formerly crazy shit seems almost mainstream. Unfortunately it's very effective in a society where there is not a massive majority of people with strong first principles to call bullshit on it.
    I agree.

    Ratchet things up slowly with government expansion and vote buying. Thankfully we get a hard reset after the collapse and hopefully we learn from it.
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    Sheila Jackson Lee gave our free turkeys in her district yesterday. Vote buying?

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    probably got the turkeys on a discount after raising funds for them, pocketing a cool $100k in the process.

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