Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

May 2016
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#41
Sorry, but for people to suggest AOC not to "take the bait" or "choose her battles", and in contrast seeing how the POTUS has free reign to attack and insult at will, is strangely placing a freshman congressperson higher than the office of the President.
 
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Jul 2011
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#42
So, you don't know which party she'll be helping in the future?

Lots of people say she will help the Repubs more than the Dems.

Because of her extreme views and inexperience and penchant for saying stupid stuff.

But, maybe Momma Pelosi will make sure she matures quickly...

"...extreme views and inexperience and penchant for saying stupid shit"...dude, that describes Trump The Twitter Twit.
 
Oct 2013
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#43
Sorry, but for people to suggest AOC not to "take the bait" or "choose her battles", and in contrast seeing how the POTUS has free reign to attack and insult at will, is strangely placing a freshman congressperson higher than the office of the President.
I do place the freshman congressperson above the President. THAT is the issue. She doesn't have to reach down and match him. I'm hopeful that she does reach that point that she does not have to be like Trump and go to the battle of stupid exchanges with unimportant people in the bigger picture. I think she will eventually pull it together but until then...

There is a good possibility that Trump (who created that footprint) will be gone in 2020 due to all of the above and more related to him.
 
Oct 2013
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#44
Agree that she needs to learn how to not take the bait.

But it is nationwide where she can help the Repubs.

Saying "Abolish ICE" and pushing for Socialism, will be fodder for the Repubs.

She will be made into a national poster child for them.

But, maybe she'll learn quickly...
Trump is not a good model for any congressional person to imitate, particularly since he is more likely to lose his re-election than win due in part to that same strategy. I think nationally she is fine but of course in the deep red districts it doesn't matter as they vote how they vote and she isn't running for anything national anyway.

Republicans tried that poster child thing with Nancy Pelosi and it didn't work in the last election. I think voters are getting smarter. ;)
 
Dec 2013
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#45
She got 4 Pinocchios yesterday.

“$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...mistake/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a7ec66c5e75a
Finally someone actually posting something she said that was careless that we can actually criticize, rather than vaguely wishing she would just shut up already. Of course the $21T wasn't simply lost, it was just given to agencies who didn't care to keep track of what they spent it on, and now we don't know. But we're pretty sure they spent it on something and, we just have no idea what it was or if it was necessary. But it's not like we can spend that money elsewhere because the agencies that got it already spent it and will be pissed if we stop giving it to them, even if they made no effort to keep track of it. Sloppy attempt to shoehorn the Pentagon's disastrous audit into a conversation about universal health care.

Most of her Twitter feed is pretty uneventful, in my opinion, based on my cursory scroll through a few minutes ago. Kinda surprising that a freshman congresswoman from a single district could cause so much consternation on the supposed left. Doesn't inspire a lot of confidence that they will be able to resist the urge to meticulously clean some tiny corner of the room while the house is on fire. Time will tell.
 
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#46
Trump is not a good model for any congressional person to imitate, particularly since he is more likely to lose his re-election than win due in part to that same strategy. I think nationally she is fine but of course in the deep red districts it doesn't matter as they vote how they vote and she isn't running for anything national anyway.

Republicans tried that poster child thing with Nancy Pelosi and it didn't work in the last election. I think voters are getting smarter. ;)
Disagree.

First: he mas more likely to lose the 2016 election, and we saw how that worked out.

Second: Nancy Pelosi was all over my state campaign ads, always negative, and the Repubs won.

She was effectively used across the nation, I would think.
 
Sep 2007
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#47
I am right on the money. However, I think they will not be successful in a run for office as they do not possess the financial and media war chest that Hillary has. She would squash them in the primaries. Hillary will be the Dems re-hashed candidate. A depends wearing, bile burping, spasmodic fart bag.
You're describing your President.
 
Feb 2011
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#48
She got 4 Pinocchios yesterday.

“$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.”
Ouch. Painfully stupid thing to say. Lesson of the day: don't talk government accounting and budgeting if you don't understand a lick of it.
 
Oct 2018
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#49
Sorry, but for people to suggest AOC not to "take the bait" or "choose her battles", and in contrast seeing how the POTUS has free reign to attack and insult at will, is strangely placing a freshman congressperson higher than the office of the President.

IMO, it's because she's obviously better and smarter than he is.

I'm fine with punching back at Trump and all RWNJs, twice or three times as hard when necessary. But the last thing this country needs is for him to become the standard-bearer of American politics.
 
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#50
You're describing your President.
No he is bombastic, crude, insulting, boastful and has not so little hands than he does long dress coat sleeves. But most important he does not hide who he is or what he says behind slick handlers. What you see is what you get. Another President described much like him was Teddy Roosevelt. Read the Pulitzer Prize winner, 'The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt' by Edmund Morris.