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Ron Grant
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 3:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

https://screenrant.com/watchmen-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-quo te/
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 3:49pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Pretty cool that she knows that line.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 4:00pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

She seems pretty cool, full stop! (period!)
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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 5:02pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Truth!
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 6:34pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Fine that she can quote from the most-read comic series/graphic novel ever, I'm not sure she wants even passing association with the crazed character from that story!

(And yes I get that probably it was with tongue firmly in cheek, but still)
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Geoffrey Langford
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 6:43pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

This is the real AOC

https://youtu.be/t_TYZ6VRNNg


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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 7:33pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I have to say, that's hilarious.
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Geoffrey, I watched the video that you (almost) provided a link to.

Ocasio-Cortez may or not be capable of basic research (it's difficult to definitely say, given that her comments aren't completely in context as presented), but I would say the presenter is definitively incapable of basic research.

A corporate tax rate of 35% was not the highest in the entire world. It wasn't even second, or third, or fourth (it would have been joint fifth with at least 10 other countries).

Nor is US unemployment at its lowest in history, as the presenter claims. US unemployment was (prior to December, it has since ticked up) holding at a 49-year low of 3.7%. For a few years in the 1940s, though, US unemployment was below 2%.

"Just says a bunch of things and hopes [people not well versed in the subject] will take her words at face value." Hoisted by his own petard. Or did I miss the bit where he provides evidence that a carbon tax will fail to change consumer behaviour and that it is just a cash grab? Oh, that's right, he didn't provide any evidence; it's just that he says so. Guess that's all right then.
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Posted: 12 January 2019 at 10:09pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Yes, what would become of our society if the richest 1 percent had to try to scrape by on hundreds of millions of dollars instead of billions.
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Posted: 13 January 2019 at 3:07am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

That video was all about parsing.  Parsing out embarrassing gaffes or moments where AOC seemed unsure of her answer.  Spin those into a blend of "gotcha" internet clickbait and the result is this 6+minute grab bag of "ha ha ha, she's so dumb" moments.  

Bored now.  Move on.
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Posted: 13 January 2019 at 6:46am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'm not a fan but right-wing media is making her out to be a bigger deal than she truly is. I feel that Fox News, in trying to turn her into a far left boogeyman, has done nothing more than increase her national profile. 
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Leigh DJ Hunt
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Posted: 13 January 2019 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

And international. I'd never heard of her until the dancing video thing and now I think she's the greatest thing ever and want her to be our Prime Minister.
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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 14 January 2019 at 4:39am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

She scares the shit out of putrid, old greedy bigots and I fucking love her for that alone.

What she is is Bernie Sanders in a very attractive form.  And thats why she is under the skin of tired old establishment figures on both sides.  Her politics harken back to FDR.  And FDR spoke of an America that should take care of all of its citizens as a legal right.  And the wealthy (who benefit the most from a healthy, well educated, prosperous and happy workforce) would contribute with their tax dollars.   But somewhere around the time Reagan got his wrinkled ass in Washington DC the rich decided they would flip the script and cut their own taxes (REPEATEDLY!) and make damn sure anyone who wasnít in the club already would have a harder time getting in.  They also decided to change the Constitution so that their money had just as much right to vote as a citizen does.  And that changed the game for the worse.

AOC wants to flip that and take the power back from the American oligarchs....just like Bernie advocated.  And thats why she is the constant source of right wing scorn.  

Because she is young (so her rhetoric will be in the publicís ear for DECADES).  

Because she is attractive (so that makes it difficult for the media to not pay attention to her).  

Because she is brown (and old, rich, filthy bigots hate brown people for whatever reasons).

Because she knows social media better than all her detractors (and as a millennial herself, the new generation of voters can connect to her because she speaks their language and lives their lives). 

I keep telling people that Bernie Sanders really won the past few elections. His ideas are the ones that took root in the public.  And his ideas were the winning ticket in the mid-terms.  For the most part, Democrats who took up his mantle succeeded.  And the progressive agenda seems to be the only one who can benefit EVERYBODY for the long haul.  

I love her and I wish her all the best.  She is only going to get better at this.
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Posted: 14 January 2019 at 6:18am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I don't know, I still feel like we're never going to go too far left or too far right. And to me, that's a good thing. What works for people in one state is not necessarily a priority in another. A compromise (remember those?) usually is best met in the middle. The far right was excited by the Tea Party years ago to the point that many middle leaning Republicans who could work with the other side started losing (because they were "RINOs") and they're influence is starting to fade. This kind of strikes me as the same thing. I guess we'll see. 
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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 14 January 2019 at 9:02am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

The "far right" is in support of policies that degrade, demean, marginalize and misrepresent persons of color, women, children, immigrants, and the environment.

There is nothing about the true progressive agenda that compares in the same vein.  

Voting Rights?  
The right wants to make it harder for particular people (who aren't not they're constituency) to vote.

The left want to make it easier for all citizens to vote.

Climate Change?
The right is hiring oil executives and lobbyists to run the EPA and are actively dismantling it from within.

The left is proposing The Green New Deal. 

Economic Equality?
The right just gave you yet another take on Trickle down economics.  

The left will once again come after the GOP is out of power and repair the economy.  This cycle has gone on for decades.

Race/Gender/Equality Issues?
The right gives you Steve King...and Donald Trump and scores of other spineless, feckless embarrassments like them.  The right supported a reported child molester for Congress....

The left brought Andrew Gillum, Stacy Abrams, AOC, Muslim men and women, Latinos, and other AMERICANS into the political forefront. 

I refuse to play the 'false equivalence' game.  The right is out of chances to be negotiated with.  Why the hell would you compromise with someone who only holds hot, wet shit in their hands to offer? 




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Robert Ingrao
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Posted: 15 January 2019 at 6:11am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

great post, great comments. 3rd time today i've read about the false equivalence of the parties.
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