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Now, we have the EXACT situation in reverse. Right-wing folks are going nuts trying to paint her in a negative light every chance they
No, not the same thing. I keep hearing people say that over and over, as if they're trying to convince themselves of it, but no matter how much one
calls a turd a ham sandwich, it still tastes like a turd.
The attacks on Trump were just that: attacks. There was no humor. No one on the left was laughing. They were foaming at the mouth with hatred. They
were (and are) willing to ignore laws, make up new laws, believe known liars, create false images, and anything else to they needed to do to get rid
of Donald Trump.
I can't speak for everyone, but my laughter at Cortez, as well as I suspect that of many others, is actual amusement. I don't hate Cortez. I don't
want her impeached, jailed, or even to fail. I think she's funny. I actually don't even think her IQ is low... I just think her political persuasion
has blinded her to the facts of life, and she's struggling to understand what she is to do in this new and strange world that exists outside her
previous life-bubble. Think of it as the classic culture clash comedy.
This statement she made isn't funny. I see nothing funny about wondering what one's heritage is, nor about being Jewish in some way. I see nothing
troubling about either, either. It just is. I wouldn't have cared about Pocahontas if she hadn't tried to force political correctness for so long on
the 'peasants' beneath her, and then used cultural misappropriation herself.
She recognizes that our current government (before you jump on me: not just Trump's government, the US government in general) is outdated and
we need to catch up. I like that. I'm impressed by her and I'm excited to see what ideas she brings to the table.
I remind you that change is not always good or positive. Losing one's job will change their life, but likely not in any good or positive way. A
serious illness is a change, but there is nothing good or positive about that.
Thus far, Cortez has not impressed me with her ability to make good or positive change. Her ideals seem to lean toward irresponsible spending and
increased regulation of people's actions... I consider neither of those good things. Irresponsible spending leads to inflation, which hurts the poor,
and regulation is a loss of freedom; some is of course necessary, but too much is very problematic.
She also has shown no ability to work with others, and no idea how the government works. That is essential if she is to be at all successful. I use as
an example her attendance in a protest against Nancy Pelosi. Her position in the Congress will likely be determined by Pelosi, and at his point it
appears she might wind up with a committee seat in the Broom Closet Cleaning committee. All because she wanted to join a protest.
Bottom line, attack the message, not the messenger. If you have an argument against her platform or what she's pushing for or what she stands
for, argue against those things, don't constantly try to bring up ways to put her down. It makes you (the collective you) look weak. It's part of the
reason why so many left-wing folks see Trump as weak, he attacks people, not policies and ideas, which makes him seem immature. It is not a symbol of
power to be able to belittle someone, it's actually a symbol of fear.
Some of us have been trying to do just that for quite some time. It didn't work. I was unable to speak out against Obama's policies, because doing so
would brand me as a 'racist' and that brand is not only offensive to me, but can have real-world implications... Just ask Paula Dean, Duane Chapman,
or Terry Bollea.
When Obama finally left office, it was our turn to vote in someone who listened to our voice for a change... and what happened? He was attacked,
viciously, from every angle. The racism card was played again, he was called stupid despite his successes, he was roasted in the media on a daily
basis, and he was threatened with impeachment before he ever took office. Now, two years later, with the accusations and personal destruction attempts
still continuing, we hear the cries of "attack the message, not the messenger"? Sorry, but after the last two years that has a very hollow ring to
As a matter fact, it sounds like "how dare you do to me what I did to you! That's not fair!"
Sorry. That's the definition of fair.