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originally posted by: Ahabstar
Isn’t she still homeless/jobless or at the very least lacking a legitimate income?
I think she needs to prioritize better.
I was getting at the lack of representation when it comes to the issues the public want's to see addressed.
Pretty much every politician tells you who to vote for, elected or not. I'd call that advertisement and I really couldn't care less, to be frank.
Guess what? If she played by the rules she would also lack any power. Starting in 2008 the senior members of both parties have done everything in their power to diminish the influence that junior members have over proceedings. So I say that it's a good thing if Ocasio-Cortez wants to butt heads with the senior members and hopefully gain some power back for the junior members. Or at least draw some attention to this major issue affecting Congress.
So she wants to have politicians determine what the people want and disqualify somehow those who do not meet that metric before the people have a chance to choose.
No, they do not. I still have the right to vote for whoever I choose, regardless of any advertising. There is a difference between someone asking the people for a vote and someone telling the people who they have to vote for.
She can't determine a thing beyond her own campaign, obviously.
Semantics or sophistry, which one is it?
originally posted by: toysforadults
I more I watch the partisan hacks argue about politics one thing is abundantly clear
None of you actually want the system to change and that's exactly why every time everyone votes they vote for the same exact people everytime
The #OurTime project is a grassroots candidate recruitment effort asking Democrats and progressives around the country to submit nominees for both potential candidates and districts where an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style campaign might succeed. The organization will prioritize candidates who are women, represent the diversity of communities in their district, and support the major tenets of Justice Democrats platform: rejecting corporate PAC donations, Medicare For All, free college, dismantling mass incarceration and deportations, and a Green New Deal.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Sad that a blatant lie title gets flagged fast and people just run with it.
I don't agree with her platform, and a thread could go off of what she said and do fine.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
In Illinois Republicans voted for a Nazi as their candidate. It's amazing who people will vote for when they don't have another candidate with their preferred letter next to their name.