All things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...........

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  1. Oddjob

    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Some say, "Blessed are the cracked for they let the light in"....but I'm just thankful for her comedy value. She truly sets the bar for "batshit crazy".

    Time to keep a track of AOC's words of wisdom (aka stark raving mads comments) and lets kick it off with today pearler.


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The World Is Going to End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’

    Devout socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says that the world will stop spinning in a dozen years if “climate change” is left unchecked. Ocasio-Cortez is pushing a new plan in Congress she calls her “Green New Deal” to confront climate matters.

    “I think that the part of it that is generational is that millennials and Gen-Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, ‘the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is–your biggest issue is ‘how are we going to pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And, like, this is the war–this is our World War II.”

    Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims without evidence that "the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change" pic.twitter.com/Tndg9A0K80

    — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 22, 2019


    But Ocasio-Cortez’s push for the idea that there is a crisis when it comes to the climate smacks of former Vice President Al Gore from back in 1992:

    Ocasio-Cortez at #MLKDAY event is Al Gore, circa 1992: "We're like, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? And like, this is the war. This is our World war II." https://t.co/1XP2CpxtHD

    — David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 22, 2019

    Back then, Gore claimed there was a “crisis” with regard to the climate:

    Gore would spend the better part of the next couple of decades pushing theories that there was a climate crisis, in some cases falsely claiming–citing others–that the polar ice caps would melt by 2014. Gore made those claims in the mid-2000s, years before 2014, but 2014 has long since passed, and the polar ice caps are still there.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...n-12-years-if-we-dont-address-climate-change/
     
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    Are you guys short on women to denigrate?

    I wonder why the attacks on low hanging fruit. Pelosi is a worthy target.
     
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    What you call "low hanging fruit" is something I view as a scary future situation considering how apparently popular she is becoming despite her strong socialist positions. We have enough with the democrat party becoming leftist progressives, now we can add socialists to the list. The left is so desperate for a hero she might just catch on, much like Obama did back then. As bad as he was, he would be great compared to her as president.

    If she was a man I would be saying the same thing. I don't like Pelosi either, but she doesn't say crazy $hit everyday..
     
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    This sums up what I think about Alexandria. A very insightful piece. And watch the video which is more than denigrating headlines.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-media-781571/

    She's a version of Trump for youth and leftists. Her ideas are no more anti human than Trump et al, just a different perspective. That is, a young perspective.
     
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    She is sooo good, even trump knows not to bait her.

    All USA need is Alex Jones to run for senate and we can watch laugh everyday watching the news.
     
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    Sorry not low hanging fruit, just a moron who doesn't know they are a moron and keeps talking.



    For someone who apparently has a BA from Boston Uni (ranked 42 in the US) focusing on international relation and economics, AOC sure demonstrates a lack of even basis knowledge. I'm still scratching my head over: "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs....".....and AOC studied economics at uni???

    Yes I could pick on Nancy P, Chuck S or Crazy Uncle Bernie, but they just don't say things that are this stupid and keep on saying them. Yes, Nancy and Chuck are class acts and right for ridicule given the hypocrisy of their current political positions v what they have said and voted for in the past....but who can go past a gift like AOC.
     
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    The only problem with socialism is it doesn't work. Never has worked, never will. Just look at Venezuela, Zimbabwe, any number of recent attempts. I don't care about AOC - she will become a multimillionaire like others before her, then she'll get more comfortable and/or lose credibility, then she'll be substituted by the next socialist firebrand. Same as it ever was.
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    Socialists are banding together like a bunch of twigs....

     
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    It was only a matter of time before a Socialist nitwit became annointed by the media. They will cover for her fecklessness at every turn until she does something so stupid that even her dumb cuteness won’t be able to carry her through and she will fall so fast that it will make her eyes water. Once she outlives her usefulness to the media machine or she thinks that she is powerful enough to defy them and go off script she will go under the bus faster than you can say “Michael Avanatti and Stormy”.
     
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    I never followed this nit wit but she seems like another crazy suicidal leftist.
     
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    Well, it did not take Warren too long to up the ante...
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will propose a new annual “wealth tax” on Americans with more than $50 million in assets, according to an economist advising her on the plan, as Democratic leaders vie for increasingly aggressive solutions to the nation’s soaring wealth inequality.

    Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, two left-leaning economists at the University of California, Berkeley, have been advising Warren on a proposal to levy a 2 percent wealth tax on Americans with assets above $50 million, as well as a 3 percent wealth tax on those who have more than $1 billion, according to Saez.
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    Warren’s wealth tax proposal reflects the Democratic Party’s leftward drift on economic policy and tax issues. Democratic politicians have traditionally shied away from proposing how they would raise revenue, for fear of being branded “tax and spend” liberals, said Jim Manley, who served as an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).

    “It’s a pretty dramatic change that shows how much the party has evolved,” Manley said. “It’s not where everyone in the party is now, but it’s an awful lot of people.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/amph...ealth-tax-very-rich-americans-economist-says/
     
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    AOC is the right's new bogeyman - Fox News was running daily hit pieces on her all through December before she was even sworn in. She's not representative of mainstream Democrats but the right continually holds her up as an example of "liberals".

    The absolute propaganda in media here on both sides is sickening. I don't think CNN has run a banner headline that didn't have the word Trump in it for two years.
     
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    There is a rift now between left and right that is un-recoverable. The mass media lies about everything all of the time, the profession of journalism no longer exists. It is become a clash of culture and civilisation and it will very likely bring western civilisation to its knees and the suffering will be breathtaking. It’s a battle that neither side can win and it’s outcome can only be an eventual totalitarian state run by the strongest side of the fight.

    And once America tears itself apart China will take Australia and NZ and Antarctica as it’s prize within a year.
     
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    And Fox probably hasn't run a banner headline that didn't mention Hillary Clinton in it for two years! :D
     
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    It’s actually farcical now. Every news outlet is partisan and pushing an ideological position in order to influence it’s audiences rather than inform them. Some are open about their ideological leanings such as Hannity and Tucker Carlson while others pretend to be “fair and unbiased” while being ultra partisan and radical such as the Australian ABC, the BBC, MSNBC and some of the Fox News shows. As I said in my previous post the vocation of pure journalism does not exist any longer. It’s all propaganda.
     
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    This thread about 'Miss I'll have your money' would have been better in the thread JOTD.
    What a joke she is, and people still voted for her. Only in America. _JOHNLGALT.
     
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    What does gender have to do with anything?
    I didn't read anything in the OP that has anything to do with her gender.
    She's a very high profile politician at the moment, a worthy target for criticism, unless you think she should get special treatment because of her gender?
     
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    Why bring gender into this? If she were a man the same criticisms would stand.
     
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