AOC: Pelosi Targeting Elected Women of Color

Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
#41
Well if you think about it in terms of actual political power versus twitter you do have to pay close attention to whether they are removed from positions and not selected to power positions in the House. Bernie spent 20 years doing nothing in Congress because he had no power. Now they have lost theirs. I fully expect the 4 to twitter away just as Trump does but I doubt that has much meaning where political power in the House is concerned. I think Kamala and Warren have passed Biden up in some polling weeks. They are close either way. The 4 don't seem to be helping Bernie very much. You could be right however.

I suspect it would be more meaningful if the majority of voters actually thought like they do but as seen by the mid-term election results, it is unlikely on a national level. They will however be used by republicans and Trump leading up to 2020. Ah the fun of politics! ;)
The problem is these 4 women have a majority of their following from young females. They are adored by them. AOC even has shirts for little girls who want to emulate her. Bernie was unique in that he came into politics when socialism was the boogeyman. These young women have the appeal of the millennials and the youth. MSNBC said this morning that 60-65% of the D party is made up of females and people of color. If these women are the role models its unlikely they will be pushed aside for long. There are long lines now of others coming out to primary Ds all over the country. Not sure how it will play out, but its likely to change the democratic party forever as the old guard retires.
 
Apr 2010
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#42
True but if you can attract a lot of loyal followers who will go off the cliff with you, its better than a potential opposition who will face an uphill climb of the onslaught of Twitter. I followed Pressley in MA and her entire campaign was "I should win because my constituency are people of color." It worked there was a cohesiveness there that nobody could get through.
Twitter follows aren't votes. Only about 7% of the public is on Twitter. It's not real life. It's just when you're in there, it seems like it.
 
Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
#43
Twitter follows aren't votes. Only about 7% of the public is on Twitter. It's not real life. It's just when you're in there, it seems like it.
Oh I agree but the loudest wheel gets the grease. We have seen the damage Twitter can do to someone in the public eye. Rumors, innuendos and such can go very far with Twitter and tarnish someone permanently.
 
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Oct 2013
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#44
The problem is these 4 women have a majority of their following from young females. They are adored by them. AOC even has shirts for little girls who want to emulate her. Bernie was unique in that he came into politics when socialism was the boogeyman. These young women have the appeal of the millennials and the youth. MSNBC said this morning that 60-65% of the D party is made up of females and people of color. If these women are the role models its unlikely they will be pushed aside for long. There are long lines now of others coming out to primary Ds all over the country. Not sure how it will play out, but its likely to change the democratic party forever as the old guard retires.
Millennials have been supporting Biden. If they still do, I'd say Bernie or any other candidate can't really count on Millennial support. Remember Hillary won the Millennial vote.

Maybe it is because there is a wide gap in the age of Millennials in terms of the differences in thinking between late 30 to 40 year old versus 20 something. They are a very interesting group and maybe it is because of their differences. They are better and smarter than many people think. ;)

If there is a change I suggest you keep a close eye on Kamala and Millennials. (hint hint) or maybe I'm just hoping. ;)
 
Jul 2011
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#46
It's not that she's outspoken, she's not intelligent.
By killing the Amazon deal that everyone else wanted. An example of her non-intelligence is that after the deal fell through, she thought the tax credits that were offered to Amazon could be spent on something else.



To be fair, not everyone else wanted, so many people in the area were outraged because of the deal amazon was offered vs what the city spent on the neighborhood prior. It's been about 50/50 here.
 
Jun 2007
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Pelosi is just completely out of touch and out of her league.

She should resign.

Meanwhile, it is tragic that AOC can't get her head screwed on straight about Israel, because other than her support for terrorists in the Middle East, she's very appealing to me, politically.

Your thoughts?
You're unlikely to find a whole lot of progressives who agree with how Israel is dealing with the Palestinian problem. You don't see any room for improvement there?
 

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