AOC nails it

She's hitting her stride.
I hope they keep asking her this question.

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JekyllnHyde's picture

For now, she's drawing the ire of Conservatives and Rightists. The usual stuff about Venezuela, Communism, Socialism, etc. Once she's elected and depending on how mid-term elections shake out, undoubtedly she'll get on the radar of more center and center-left editorial cartoonists. In any case, once you become the subject of any kind of cartoons, it's a sign that either you're a political threat or an asset to someone.

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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her statements are not always factually accurate. However, that may not affect the vote, given the voting pattern of the district. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_14th_congressional_district

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@JekyllnHyde @JekyllnHyde how did I miss this?

So powerful is the appeal of newly minted New York political sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the 28-year-old is showing up as a write-in on ballots of envious voters outside her congressional district. Ocasio-Cortez, of course, bested longtime Democratic congressman Joe Crowley two weeks ago to win the Democratic Party’s primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, which spans portions of the Bronx and Queens. The national coverage of the upset win was intense, as was local enthusiasm for her candidacy, so much so that the New York Daily News reports that Ocasio-Cortez won another primary Tuesday for a party she’s not a member of in a district she wasn’t even running in.

The Reform Party voters of the 15th Congressional District in the Bronx were sufficiently impressed with Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign that she won the party’s primary contest as a write-in candidate Tuesday. It’s not quite clear how many votes Ocasio-Cortez received, but it wasn’t exactly a hotly contested race since the second place finisher was also a write-in candidate, the actual Democratic congressman for the 15th district, Rep.
Jose Serrano.

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It seems that the D establishment and the right are both trying to form a narrative of her as a Palinesque idiot out of her league. They do this by parsing her statements in the most ridiculous literal way possible. For example, "Well, I don’t think that there’s any one head [of the party]" is being twisted into 'She is an idiot who doesnt even know Pelosis name'.

FWIW, she was on Cobert tonight and I thought her speaking/presentation style was decent for a young new person, but not great.

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@sny
She is gaining experience fast, you should see how she handled Chris Cuomo.

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It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back. Carl Sagan

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@sny

FWIW, she was on Cobert tonight and I thought her speaking/presentation style was decent for a young new person, but not great.

And that Colbert show was a rerun. As chambord correctly points out, she's gaining experience quickly.

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
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All the right people hate her. She needs to welcome their hatred.
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“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~ Sun Tzu

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

that she doesn't flip. I don't trust any of them.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

dystopian's picture

Thanks, great piece gj. I think AOC is the real deal, I really like her and her 'tude. Maybe next time the Democrats in N.Y. will be a little more careful about who they strip from the voter rolls. Nah, just kiddin'. Hey dims, this is what happens when you piss the wrong latina off. Have they learned anything? Just kiddin'. Cuomo is beyond the pale, 100% pure BS, what an ass. Remember when he was there to save you from federal crimes and warned against reading Wikileaks? I wasn't so bothered by Mario Cuomo, knowing he was a fixer, but geez I can't believe all the turds he left around...

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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Nah, ask her how the imperialist and Wall Street supporting capitalist democratic party is going to propose to fund anything other than another Obamacare fiasco? Ask her how supporting imperialism and capitalism is going to translate to a socialist health care system that eliminates the corporate profit from health care in this country? She says nothing that hasn't been said before and represents a political party that is antithetical to a socialist health care program.

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