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    We've seen these recent attacks of Trump supporters/Republicans all over the news this week right?

    Of course not!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Steelersfan View Post
    The Giants deny their decision to not invite Huff to the planned festivities was based on his political leanings.

    "Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion," the Giants said in an emailed statement. "Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization. While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision," the team said.
    So ... team did not tell Huff to take a hike due to his political beliefs, but told him to take a hike due to "comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to [the] organization." Okay, what comments? Political comments. But the petty move is not based on politics.

    Liberals ... lying is not second-nature to them, it's first nature, to the point these clowns don't even know when they're lying anymore.
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    Of course I'm despicable...

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    More liberal tolerance. Will be waiting with baited breath for the MSM to pick up on this one as well:

    "Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche

    "We need to invent technology that’s never even been invented yet.” - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelworth View Post
    More liberal tolerance. Will be waiting with baited breath for the MSM to pick up on this one as well:

    Yeah, I saw that one the other day. More evidence of Libs eating their own. Imagine...a Bernie Socialist attacking a Black man...because he had a gun shirt on.

    The Dems have literally screwed themselves.

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    He looks like the junkie from Mr. Robot.

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    After that debate this thread should be closed for a while... there probably aren’t going to be any pro dem anythings for a bit......

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    Quote Originally Posted by madinsomniac View Post
    After that debate this thread should be closed for a while... there probably aren’t going to be any pro dem anythings for a bit......
    This thread is not about pro-dem. We've turned it into a dumping ground for all things negative about Dim-wits. Posting all of their Trump vitriol, stupidity, etc.

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    What the what??

    Kent State to Pay Hanoi Jane $83k for May 4 Commemoration Speech

    It's hard to believe, but May 4, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of the tragic shooting at Kent State University, where Ohio National Guard troops fired on a crowd of students during a massive anti-Vietnam War protest, killing four students and injuring nine.

    Witnesses, military and law-enforcement experts, historians, and activists are divided on whether the shooting was justified (that's a discussion for another day), but it appears that Kent State is going all-in on pouring salt in the wounds of America's Vietnam veterans.

    In a move that surprised many in the Northeast Ohio area and beyond, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced that actress, activist, and (former?) communist sympathizer Jane Fonda will be one of the speakers at an anniversary commemoration of the shooting on May 3—and she'll be paid a whopping $83,000 to ostensibly reminisce about her anti-war activism.

    Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican and veteran, is not having it.

    "The 50th anniversary of one of Ohio’s darkest days has the potential to serve as a moment of unity, understanding & healing in a nation that is deeply divided," LaRose wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. "However, Kent State’s decision to pay Jane Fonda $83,000 to speak at their commemoration event does the very opposite."

    LaRose, who served in the 101st Airborn Division and later as a Green Beret, earning a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq, observed that American service members returning from Vietnam "deserved a much better reception than the one they received. They weren’t the politicians who chose which battle to fight -- they were the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines sent into the battle. And we should say one thing to them: Welcome Home."

    But that wasn't all. While LaRose says he understands that people can disagree on policy issues, especially matters of war, "What’s not ok is providing aid and comfort to the enemy and willfully serving as a propaganda tool for those engaged in hostilities against the United States."

    "And Ms. Fonda did that – the very definition of treason," he added.

    LaRose noted on Twitter that he supports free speech, but the university should not be paying her tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege.


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    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...n-white-people

    Chelsea Handler mocked after incorrectly suggesting President Trump only pardoned white people

    President Trump courted controversy on Tuesday when he announced several clemency decisions, which comedian Chelsea Handler is now calling racist.

    Handler took to Twitter to bash the president and point out that all the high-profile inmates benefited – including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and financier Michael Milken – were white.

    “While our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail, notice what color they all are,” she wrote.



    However, several Twitter users were quick to point out that not all 11 people granted clemency are white, including Angela Stanton-King, who served time in 2007 for her role in a stealing ring.

    “I’m BLACK,” Stanton-King commented on Handler’s post.



    Crystal Munoz, a black woman who spent the last 12 years in prison after being convicted on marijuana charges, was also released under Trump’s order after her case was suggested to the president by Alice Marie Johnson, who Trump pardoned in 2018 following Kim Kardashian West's efforts.

    Twitter users also pointed out that Tynice Nichole Hall, a 36-year-old mother who served almost 14 years of an 18-year sentence for allowing her apartment to be used to distribute drugs, was also released by Trump at the behest of Johnson.

    In response to a commenter who pointed these things out to Handler, she responded by arguing that the women's crimes weren't on par with the other men swept up in Trump's clemency choices.



    First of all, that was Jared kushner [sic] prison reform and it was inspired by his father. The black people who were released from prison were never criminals to begin with. They had low level drug possessions. Trump just released real criminals and they are all white," she wrote.

    Among the noteworthy clemency actions that Trump took earlier this week was commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who was convicted for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat when he was elected president in 2008.

    Trump also pardoned financier Michael Milken, who pleaded guilty for violating U.S. securities laws; New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was sentenced on tax fraud charges in 2010; and former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., who was convicted of failing to report a bribe to the former governor of Louisiana in 1998.

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    More news on that sweetheart, Jew-loving, American Patriot Ilhan Omar.

    Ilhan Omar DID marry her brother and said she would 'do what she had to do to get him "papers" to keep him in U.S.', reveals Somali community leader

    • Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm
    • Abdihakim Osman is the first person to go on record to speak of how Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could stay in the United States
    • It has long been rumored that Omar and Ahmed Elmi are siblings, but because of a lack of paperwork in war-torn Somalia, proof has never been uncovered
    • Osman said: 'She said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers to allow him to stay in this country'
    • Omar was married to her second husband Elmi in 2009 by a Christian minister - although she is Muslim
    • She was first married to Ahmed Hirsi in 2002 in a Muslim ceremony, before they split in 2008 - but she later had another child with Hirsi while legally wed to Elmi
    • Osman said: 'When [Hirsi] and Ilhan got married, a lot of people were invited. It was a big Islamic wedding uniting two large clans in the community'
    • He added: 'When she married Elmi, no one even knew about it... No one knew there had been a wedding until the media turned up the certificate years later'


    'Squad' congresswoman Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm.

    And now for the first time one of those friends has come forward to reveal exactly how Omar and Ahmed Elmi scandalized the Somali community in Minneapolis.

    Abdihakim Osman is the first person to go on record to speak of how Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could stay in the United States, at a time when she was married to her first husband Ahmed Hirsi.

    But hardly anyone realized that meant marrying him.

    'No one knew there had been a wedding until the media turned up the marriage certificate years later,' Osman, 40, exclusively told DailyMail.com.

    Osman's revelations are sure to renew calls for an investigation into the Minnesota freshman representative who has repeatedly refused to answer questions on her marriage to Elmi.

    She originally said the idea that the spouses were also siblings were 'baseless, absurd rumors', accusing journalists of Islamophobia, but has since stayed quiet.


    'Squad' congresswoman Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm. And now for the first time one of those friends has come forward to reveal exactly how Omar and Ahmed Elmi scandalized Minneapolis's large Somali community - while she was still married to her first husband Ahmed Hirsi (pictured together)

    Her spokesman told DailyMail.com that Omar, 37, does not comment on her family or personal life.

    'The Congresswoman is focused on the work her constituents sent her to Washington to accomplish,' he said.

    Omar married her first husband Hirsi in 2002 in a Muslim ceremony that, like many in the immigrant community, was not registered with the state.

    Their first child Isra was born the following year and a second followed.

    But in the late 2000s Elmi appeared in Minneapolis, said Osman, who referred to Hirsi by his nickname 'Southside' throughout the interview.

    'People began noticing that Ilhan and Southside (Hirsi) were often with a very effeminate young guy,' Osman said, who spoke in Somali through an interpreter.

    'He was very feminine in the way he dressed — he would wear light lipstick and pink clothes and very, very, short shorts in the summer. People started whispering about him.

    '[Hirsi] and Ilhan both told me it was Ilhan's brother and he had been living in London but he was mixing with what were seen as bad influences that the family did not like.

    'So they sent him to Minneapolis as ''rehab''.'

    Osman, who runs a popular Facebook blog called Xerta Shekh, which comments on Somali issues, said that Omar kept her marriage to Elmi quiet, with no one from the Somali community invited to the wedding.

    He explained: 'When [Hirsi] and Ilhan got married, a lot of people were invited. It was a big Islamic wedding uniting two large clans in the Minneapolis community.

    'I would say there were 100-150 people there.'

    But, he said: 'When she married Elmi, no one even knew about it.'

    Osman said at the time Hirsi was better known than Omar among Somalis. 'He was a footballer, he promoted a lot of Somali shows, he was very popular.

    'So the scandal was about [Hirsi's] brother-in-law more than Ilhan's brother.'

    It has long been rumored that Omar and Elmi are brother and sister.

    But because of a lack of paperwork in war-torn Somalia where they were both born, positive proof of their relationship has never been uncovered.

    The first report that Omar and her husband were siblings appeared on the website Somalispot in 2016. It said of Elmi, 34: 'As soon as Ilhan Omar married him he started university at her alma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012.

    'Shortly thereafter, he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and was later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom.'

    The New York Post reported last month that the FBI was investigating the marriage and had met with a source in Minneapolis who handed over 'a trove of documents' related to the marriage.

    Any findings were to be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the US Department of Education, the paper reported. Anyone found guilty of committing marriage fraud faces up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.

    Elmi and Omar married on February 12, 2009 at a Hennepin County office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, southwest of Minneapolis, their marriage license shows. Omar said she and Hirsi had separated in 2008, and because their faith-based union was never recognized by law, neither is their separation.

    Elmi and Omar said they lived together at an address in Columbia Heights, a suburb on the north side of the city.

    The marriage was conducted by Christian minister Wilecia Harris. When DailyMail.com approached her last year, she would not discuss the ceremony or why a Muslim couple would have asked her to marry them.

    She and her husband Marcus run the Great and Mighty Works Ministries in Richfield, Minnesota, which is described on its Facebook page as a 'nondenominational, Bible believing, Bible teaching, and Bible living ministry that believes in being a living example of Jesus the anointed one!'

    In a Facebook message, Marcus Harris told DailyMail.com: 'My wife doesn't want to be involved or interviewed about Congresswoman Omar.'

    'It's not going to happen, not now and not never.'

    After their marriage Omar and Elmi moved to Fargo, where they both attended North Dakota State. But Omar and Hirsi were still together as husband and wife, Osman said.

    'She said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers together to allow him to stay in this country.

    'Once she had the papers they could apply for student loans.

    'They both moved to North Dakota to go to school but she was still married to [Hirsi]. In the Somali way, the only marriage that mattered was the one in the mosque.

    'Ilhan came back to Minneapolis all the time to see her family, but her brother didn't come with her.'

    Osman believes Elmi and Omar sought out someone outside the Somali community to conduct the ceremony because an imam would have known they were related and would have refused to marry them.

    Osman, who is confined to a wheelchair after contracting polio before he moved to the United States in 2004, said he got to know Hirsi well in his first few years in Minneapolis. They are the same age, both having been born in January 1980.

    They originally met when Hirsi was working in a barber shop and when they both regularly ate at the now-defunct Indian Ocean restaurant. When Hirsi opened his own business, Urban Hookah, which is also now closed, Osman occasionally helped out at the till.

    Omar and Elmi eventually divorced in 2017 and she remarried Hirsi — with whom she had a third child — in a civil ceremony the following year, just in time for her election to Congress.

    Osman scoffs at the idea that this was a real remarriage. 'They never parted,' he said.

    But last year she moved out of the family home and into a luxury penthouse apartment in the trendy Mill District of Minneapolis.

    DailyMail.com then revealed that Omar was having an affair with her chief fundraiser Tim Mynett, a married father-of-one, whose company received more than half a million dollars from her campaign last year.

    Hirsi and Omar divorced in November. He married pediatric nurse Ladan Ahmed 37 days later.

    Mynett and his wife Beth Jordan divorced in December. During the hearing in a Washington, D.C., courtroom, Jordan attempted to read out a statement about her husband's affair with the congresswoman but was cut short by the judge.

    Omar is running for a second term in Congress — where she has aligned herself with fellow leftist first-term congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts in the so-called 'Squad.'

    She faces three opponents in the Democratic primary to be held in August.

    Timeline of Omar's two marriages:
    1997: Omar and her family settle in Minnesota after fleeing war-torn Somalia

    2002: She marries Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi in a religious ceremony but it is not recognized legally. The pair go on to have two children.

    2009: Omar marries Ahmed Elmi in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

    2010: He enrolls at North Dakota State University to study fine art and lives with Omar

    2011: Omar claims she and Elmi split this year and he went back to the UK

    2012: Omar and Hirsi have their third child. Elmi is still in the US according to college officials and social media

    2013: Elmi starts working in London

    2017: Omar divorces Elmi

    2018: Omar marries Hirsi in a civil ceremony

    2018: The marriage is brought up during Omar's campaign for congress

    She denies it and it is largely ignored because of the lack of proof around it

    July 2019: President Trump thrusts the rumor back into the spotlight

    July 2019: DailyMail.com reveals Omar and Hirsi have separated and she's moved into a penthouse apartment

    DailyMail.com also reveals Omar's secret relationship with her married aide Tim Mynett

    August 2019: Tim Mynett's wife files for divorce, claiming her husband had professed his love for Omar

    Early October 2019: Omar formally files for divorce from Hirsi

    November 2019: Omar is granted the divorce from Hirsi

    December 12, 2019: Hirsi marries pediatric nurse Ladan Ahmed

    December 19, 2019: Mynett is granted a divorce from his wife Beth

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    Some people did some things

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    What the what??

    Kent State to Pay Hanoi Jane $83k for May 4 Commemoration Speech

    It's hard to believe, but May 4, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of the tragic shooting at Kent State University, where Ohio National Guard troops fired on a crowd of students during a massive anti-Vietnam War protest, killing four students and injuring nine.

    Witnesses, military and law-enforcement experts, historians, and activists are divided on whether the shooting was justified (that's a discussion for another day), but it appears that Kent State is going all-in on pouring salt in the wounds of America's Vietnam veterans.

    In a move that surprised many in the Northeast Ohio area and beyond, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced that actress, activist, and (former?) communist sympathizer Jane Fonda will be one of the speakers at an anniversary commemoration of the shooting on May 3—and she'll be paid a whopping $83,000 to ostensibly reminisce about her anti-war activism.

    Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican and veteran, is not having it.

    "The 50th anniversary of one of Ohio’s darkest days has the potential to serve as a moment of unity, understanding & healing in a nation that is deeply divided," LaRose wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. "However, Kent State’s decision to pay Jane Fonda $83,000 to speak at their commemoration event does the very opposite."

    LaRose, who served in the 101st Airborn Division and later as a Green Beret, earning a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq, observed that American service members returning from Vietnam "deserved a much better reception than the one they received. They weren’t the politicians who chose which battle to fight -- they were the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines sent into the battle. And we should say one thing to them: Welcome Home."

    But that wasn't all. While LaRose says he understands that people can disagree on policy issues, especially matters of war, "What’s not ok is providing aid and comfort to the enemy and willfully serving as a propaganda tool for those engaged in hostilities against the United States."

    "And Ms. Fonda did that – the very definition of treason," he added.

    LaRose noted on Twitter that he supports free speech, but the university should not be paying her tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege.

    Fonda should have hanged or shot the moment she came back from Vietnam.

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    Some people did some things

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    It's ok since she's a democrat. Anything goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confluence View Post
    Some people did some things

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    in a bunch of positions, right?

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    When you really look at the issues, Trump is actually a MODERATE Republican. If the left didn't hate him so much, they would realize his platform and issues are pretty much at the 30 yard line of left-right ideology.

    I thought some of the stuff the Tea Party was spewing back in 2011-2012 was much further right.

    The problem the democrats now have is in their attempt to vilify everything Trump stands for they have gone too far left. Sanders is literally on the goal line of left-right ideology. He's a fucking Marxist. And because he's winning, most of the other candidates have been inching their way further and further down the field. Bloomberg is a solid 30 yard line guy, but he just has no understanding of the fight he just got himself into with Bernie-Bots and Warren Marxists. I think after that debate, Bloomberg is finally waking up to just how crazy-left his "party" has become.

    If they keep going down this path, they won't win the White House for the next 20 years. No way anyone on that stage beats Trump or Nikki Haley. No fucking way.

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    Governor of Commiefornia.
    "Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche

    "We need to invent technology that’s never even been invented yet.” - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelworth View Post


    Governor of Commiefornia.
    The hell??



    Disney world Liberals drive me insane. Where the fuck do they think these houses come from? The house tree? The house fairy?

    Growing up, visiting my father one weekend, he announced to my step siblings, my sis and I that he was getting a gum tree. I just a bout shit my pants....WHAT???///!!! A Gum tree!!?? He smiled, we all freaked out. "It grows gum dad???" He said yes it does. I remember vividly asking if it grew JuicyFruit. He said yes it does. He toyed with us for a while having us believe shit grows on trees.

    I learned the truth at 7 or 8 years old.

    Liberals still believe in this stuff.

    A prescription for a house. Damn near seen it all now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelworth View Post


    Governor of Commiefornia.
    Dude you gotta check the replies LMAO . People are funny.

    -------------------------

    I need a prescription for an ocean front condo Memorial Day weekend, should I go to my provider, or do I need to see a specialist?

    Who pays for building and maintaining the housing? Who pays for the rent and utilities?

    Can someone call a doctor and get Gavin a prescription for his insanity?

    Buzz Patterson for Congress
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    I’m still waiting for my Lamborghini script. What’s up?

    When someone is operating at your capacity, do they let you park in handicap spots?

    "Hi this is Karen from CVS. I'm calling to verify a prescription for a three-bedroom two-bath ranch style home."

    Why not just ban homelessness? It worked for guns, right?

    Failed #Democrat policies created this housing nightmare. Tax this..regulate that and now your mindless comments reveal the total lack of accountability for a problem your policies created.

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    MSNBC Hopes for ‘Global Financial Crisis’ Helping Dems in 2020

    On Friday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle talked to CNBC contributor Dan Nathan about how the booming economy may factor into the 2020 presidential race. Without any substantiation, Nathan wildly speculated that there could be another “global financial crisis” which would provide something “Dems can run on” in the fall.

    Nathan, a longtime Democratic Party donor and principal at the investment consulting group RiskReversal Advisors, began by arguing that the nation’s historically low unemployment was actually a bad thing: “...the labor market is really tight, and economically, in an election year, that could pose a really big problem when you think about it here because we’re just not seeing the sort of economic growth that you might expect at this stage of the recovery over the last ten years.”

    He then started to imagine an even more dire economic picture:

    And so, if companies are having a hard time finding skilled workers, that means there’s going to be wage pressure which could weigh on profit margins. And at this stage of the game, with valuations where they are, with a stock market at all-time highs, you could see that as a sort of sign at top that profit margins start declining.

    So all of those three things pose real issues for this administration in an election year because if you did have some sort of head wind to economic growth, it’s already facing coronavirus right now, and then really the head winds of the trade war, you have a really difficult situation.
    Ruhle skeptically weighed in: “But do you have a difficult situation?...Look at the stock market. Look at corporate America....as far as the winning economy that the President needs from now until November, do you really see that changing?”

    Nathan assured her: “Well, I’ll give you two examples. 2008, at this time, nobody thought we would have a global financial crisis right on our shores.” Ruhle was suddenly converted: “Oh, good point.” Nathan giddily added: “And that’s the thing that really sunk John McCain’s candidacy then.”

    Eager to further bolster his wishful thinking, Nathan noted: “Think about 2018, you know what happened in Q4 2018? The stock market fell 20%. You know what also happened? The Dems took back the House in that period.”

    He wrapped up his slanted analysis with this proclamation:

    Nobody can tell you what’s going to happen, you know, in October or November of this year, but they all pose risk for this administration because the stock market at all-time highs is backward looking, it’s not forward looking. And so, if the stock market were to tumble this year, if we don’t get near the 3% GDP growth that this administration has been talking about for years, these are all things that Dems can run on and they pose a problem.
    The media have become so desperate to see Democrats win the 2020 election that anchors like Ruhle are bringing on pundits who are openly rooting for a devastating economic collapse.

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    After appearing on The View in a $580 dress, Occasional Cortex sets another hypocritical standard.


    AOC Got Her Goddaughter Into a Charter School – Which She Publicly Opposes

    Here she is talking about it:



    Good for me, but not for thee.

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez managed to get her goddaughter into a Bronx charter school, according to a Facebook Live video she recorded in 2017 — before she was a public figure.

    “This area’s like a lot of where my family is from,” AOC says as she strolls along Hunts Point Avenue in the Bronx. “My goddaughter, I got her into a charter school like maybe a block or two down.”

    It’s unclear exactly how Ocasio-Cortez managed to finagle the favor for her goddaughter, or which school she attended. There are at least five — including South Bronx Classical Charter School I and Bronx Charter School for the Arts — within walking distance of the Hunts Point subway station where the video cuts out.

    Reps for AOC did not immediately respond to request for comment.

    Embracing charters would be a big no-no for Ocasio-Cortez’s Democratic socialist base, which calls for the total abolition of charters, arguing that their existence hurts traditional public schools.

    “Charter schools act as tools for privatizing education and weakening the power of unionized teachers,” the party says in its New York City platform, which called for ending “the creation of new charter schools, [banning] the expansion of existing charter schools, and transform[ing] existing charter schools into public schools.”

    Though Ocasio-Cortez has frequently talked about how her own family fled the Bronx to avoid the borough’s failing public schools, she has also publicly stood in total lockstep with anti-charter advocates.

    During a March 2019 town hall organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, she had harsh words for New York City public schools — but also lauded public education as “one of the greatest gems of public good in the United States.” She warned that residents of the Bronx were now being “incentivized to enroll into a charter school.”

    “The moment we start feeling that way is when we should start fighting to improve them,” Ocasio-Cortez said during the meeting, which was attended by a who’s who of anti-charter activists, including State Sen. Jessica Ramos, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz and NYU professor Diane Ravitch.

    During the same meeting, AOC conceded that her cousin’s children also attended charter schools, according to the socialist magazine Jacobin.

    In another Facebook Live video from around the same time, Ocasio-Cortez posted footage of American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten rallying the troops against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — a prominent charter advocate.

    “I am not surprised by the hypocrisy,” said Ray Domanico, director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute. “Charter schools are incredibly popular with the communities and populations that a lot of these Democratic politicians claim to be representing … People in the Bronx can find a good school for their young ones now as the congresswoman apparently did for her goddaughter.”

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