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Ocasio-Cortez Asks Why Billionaires Like Howard Schultz Don’t Have to Work Their Way Up

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posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

They only saw about 15% turnout in the primaries, so it's likely Crowley did not take her at all seriously until it was too late and the majority of the district assumed Crowley would get the votes he needed. The real vapidity was that the GOP failed to put a serious candidate against her in the general. I mean yeah, it's a die hard Dem hell... but had they offered someone with a functioning brain, surely the GOP could have changed that history.




posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Well...

Remember who the Democratic party "leaders" are... There's your answer.

My guess is that Cortez will play the roll of stalking horse for other members of the House Democratic membership. While were laughing and mocking her in our righteous indignation--other Dems will be doing their nefarious deeds under that smokescreen.

Or something like that...



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

Sounds like how California liberal female reps got their leg up... it seemingly was related to how "connected" they allowed Willie Brown to be to them.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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My pet hypothesis is that this was all orchestrated by the dnc and incumbent.

The dnc and media realized they effed up in 2016 by screwing Bernie, alienating leftists, and putting forth Clinton.

So, choosing an inexperienced young leftist who won’t pose much threat is a way to throw some crumbs to the real leftists and independent liberals, and recapture some of them.

a reply to: DontTreadOnMe



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:47 PM
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Oh for sure tons of nepotism, patronage, and cronyism.

In the same job, which was democrat led gov, if you weren’t a campaign worker then it was personal or familial connections. One girl who was privileged had a dad who was a major dnc donor. Another person’s dad was a city council member.

However, have no doubt that this happens in republican politics.

a reply to: burdman30ott6



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:52 PM
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But you didn’t get the memo, he is white, ignorant, and privileged and can’t understand the world. AOC’s ‘lived experience’ and identity consciousness makes her automatically more woke and qualified.

a reply to: Blaine91555



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


opinion:
what she doesn't seem to get is that political office is given to the winner of a popularity contest.

if persons were elected based on their merit we'd not have most of the politicians we have now.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
so she asks a question

awesome

i know i would prefer someone running the government have a little experience in politics


Ok I may not be the only one asking. Do you want her governing you?


(post by Justoneman removed for a manners violation)

posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Blaine91555

I know I cringe.
The scary part is how the heck did she get elected?
Who ran against her?


I just can't imagine the Dem's being thrilled with her in general. They are not all ultra Left whacko's. Might go over with the NY crowd, but the rest of the country?

They need to tone her down, but then they don't tone down the other shrill voices of irrationality either.

I've got to say, as much as I dislike Trump's methods, I may be forced to support him now after the last two years. They are driving even moderates like me to pick a side with the craziness.

One can only hope the silent majority votes in huge numbers through the primaries and we at least get a choice of two rational, qualified people to pick from.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Pandering to the young college crowd can only carry the Left so far before it drives the older more rational Liberals away.

A moderate third party Liberal might just run away with the field if they don't watch out.

I know I'm asking to be flamed in the Mud Pit, but I honestly would hope a moderate Republican would pop up and take the next slot on the ballot for the Right.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Not just older liberal Democrats...I, too, left the democratic party. I can not, in any way, be considered liberal, by todays standards anyway...

But, I agree. Eventually, this idiocy has to run aground on the rocks of reality.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
But you didn’t get the memo, he is white, ignorant, and privileged and can’t understand the world. AOC’s ‘lived experience’ and identity consciousness makes her automatically more woke and qualified.

a reply to: Blaine91555



Yeah, right.
AOC was sooo "qualified" that after supposedly graduating with an Economics major, she could not find a job at a bank, in gov, an NGO, or similar.

With the vast majority of her public pronouncements being moronic, safe bet to guess she spectacularly failed EVERY decent job interview

Instead, by her own admission, the only jobs she got was barmaid/cocktail waitress and cleaning toilets.

We clearly don't have the same understanding as what "qualified" means.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Policy-wise, Trump is a moderate Republican. That's what's so disturbing here... the left has gone so ridiculously far to the left and the average GOP "leader" has shifted some distance left-ward, that it leaves Trump appearing to be solidly right sided in comparison, alone. In reality, 30 years ago, he could have run on the exact same platform he's run on sans the abortion and gun control issues, and won as a Democrat.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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I actually believe she meant the question with herself in reference.

Like when everyone said she didn't work her way up the ladder, and now she is asking, which is stupid, why they are not asking the same thing about him. lol. She obviously doesn't understand the term Experience. lol.

I think that happens to a lot of people though.

To my surprise not everyone knows that high ranking military leaders are very involved in government politics. I always thought that knowledge was a given.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: seagull

Pandering to the young college crowd can only carry the Left so far before it drives the older more rational Liberals away.

A moderate third party Liberal might just run away with the field if they don't watch out.

I know I'm asking to be flamed in the Mud Pit, but I honestly would hope a moderate Republican would pop up and take the next slot on the ballot for the Right.


I tend to agree with you think Trump has rattled the hornets nest enough, but doubt they can find anybody electable except Trump for 2020. As for Alexandria think everybody ought to just let her speak, so we could understand what living in a socialists government would be like. She is actually the best voice for the Republicans, lol even better than Trump.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Communist Barbie is a retard.

There.

I said it.

Done.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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I was satirizing the sjw crowd. Except, many of them literally think that...
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posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I agree, it's Trump the man I don't like. I'll admit he's been pretty moderate overall.

I'm a strange mix of Left and Right, but you know that.



posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

When I think of the Democrats I know or have known, I can't imagine them being happy at all with Cortez.

Trump is one thing I'll admit and that's genuine. He has not put on the usual cloak to hide his real thoughts.



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