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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


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Nothing here about this gal yet?  Good lord.  She seems brilliant.



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People are freaking out about her as a democratic socialist in Bernie's mold. We will see what happens when she gets to actual Congress. 



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Yeah, she's a peach.  $15 minimum wage, free college tutition, free healthcare, but no idea how to pay for it.

 

And every interview I've seen with her is pure gold.  I hope she sticks around a while.



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A politician who makes promises that they have no clue how to keep, or who want to spend money without a clue how to pay for it. Seems pretty standard for Washington.
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All I know is that I don't want this gal to go away. Every word out of her mouth is comedy gold.

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She reminds me of a less intelligent, less experienced, and less attractive version of Paulette Jordan, Idaho's Democrat candidate for Governor with 0% of winning. But hey, NY be dumb and stuff. We should trade, Paulette should be in a race she has a chance to win.



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They're stuck with her for a bit. Especially if she wins her election. The media jumped on her because of her upset primary win. They annointed her the new face of the party even though she wasn't ready for the spotlight.

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A politician who makes promises that they have no clue how to keep, or who want to spend money without a clue how to pay for it. Seems pretty standard for Washington.

 

Yeah, she's a peach.  $15 minimum wage, free college tutition, free healthcare, but no idea how to pay for it.

 

And every interview I've seen with her is pure gold.  I hope she sticks around a while.

 

"Tax the fucck out of the rich"

 

Why is this hard for people to understand?


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I’m sure daddy will pay for all of it if she says pretty please.

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Wasn't she some waitress? I mean we are fickle creatures. 

 

I get where she's coming from and she's young. I was young once and full of zest and zeal. 



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I think she was a bartender.

She’s got a good heart, and a lot of charisma, but she’s just too young.

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All I know is that I don't want this gal to go away. Every word out of her mouth is comedy gold.

It may be comedy gold to you, but too many Democrats support her go-nowhere socialist ideas, including many in the media...nevermind how their lifestyles are only possible from the "evil capitalism" they shake their collective pom-poms at everytime Cortez gives one of her elementary school debate class-level speeches.



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Yeah but not enough do. If a novice like her becomes the face of democratic socialism that's a good thing, because she'll just get laughed out of the room.

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What hurts her the most is right now she is just a candidate. She doesn't really have "people" yet. She's left to her item devices and speaks "her truth". Which for the past few weeks have been some truth sprinkled with a lot of things that she's thinks are true, but aren't.

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Yeah, once the rubber meets the tarmac she'll really be on a steep learning curve. To mix a ton of metaphors/similes!



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Eh, she'll be one of 435 members.  She doesn't need to learn anything.  Most of them don't do anything but sneak pork into some spending bills.



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Unless your Chris Collins and you just use information you know to have your son short some stock out!



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Am I supposed to know who that is?



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Senator just indicted for insider trading!



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The only Senator Collins I know is Susan.



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Okay, Googled.  He's in the House.  Doesn't seem to be high ranked or to have accomplished anything.

 

Um, okay.  The scalp is yours I guess  :shrug:



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https://www.mediaite...ressive-agenda/

OMG this girl doesn't get it. People pay attention to you because you say things that are out there. The irony is she talked about running a train on progressivism after talking about a fake nude of her. Consider yourself a star. What female celeb doesn't have a fake nude on the internet?

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You don't think the conservative apoplexy and fits over her are disproportionate over what she actually does? A smear campaign based on the fact she danced in college? Come on.

I'm not saying she's anything close to a brilliant politician, or even qualified-- but what she is, legitimately, is representative of people who have no voice in our government.
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You don't think the conservative apoplexy and fits over her are disproportionate over what she actually does?

 

I think people like hitting an easy target.  Problem is, these days all it does is raise one's profile and make them stronger.

 

A smear campaign based on the fact she danced in college? Come on.

 

That actually seems to be instant political mythology.  The "smear campaign" appears to basically be one guy on Twitter posting it and calling her a nit-wit.  It hadn't gone viral or anything.  No one of any name had picked it up and re-tweeted.  Pretty much everyone first heard about it in the context of "conservatives use dance to attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz" and suddenly it was national news.  Us on the right were like "What did we do?"

 

Basically, we're going back to what I said a week ago.  Twitter isn't news.

 

but what she is, legitimately, is representative of people who have no voice in our government.

 

 

I always kinda scratch my head at the notion that the Democrat party isn't far enough to the left to give a voice to their people.

 

Either way, sheesh, has it ever ended well when someone stormed into power representing "people who have no voice in government"?



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I meant specifically, young and brown, which is one of the largest cross sections of our population.

As for Dance-gate, Fox News was just as busy as twitter.



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