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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, 31 2019 @ 02:07 AM
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This country is going insane even without Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez getting her crazy ideas signed into law.

twitter.com...


But alas..her time in Congress is coming to end soon.

Source: twitter.com...

I wonder if AOC will comprehend what happened, when her Congressional pass is taken away?
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posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 03:00 AM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: spacedoubt

I think this is a direct quote from her twitter feed.

twitter.com...



“Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to ‘work their way up’ or that ‘maybe they should start with city council first’?





Is a lot different than:



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


Her question was, to paraphrase "why don't other people tell billionaires etc, etc..."
it really sounds rhetorical to me, but a good question in a world where celebrity or brand recognition can get you elected to the highest office. Rather than experience.


It's a typical semi-fact that is never really checked out, because "fish love their flakes". Thus the popularity of these kinds of trash threads.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 05:25 AM
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a reply to: blueman12

Say what? We have had exactly one billionaire as prez. Conversely, how many multi millionaires are in congress....on a salary of 150k. Just excellent, frugal investors i suppose.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 05:27 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Damn...back to bartender pay. Once Nancy shows her how rich she can get off insider trading and lobbyist kickbacks....she will tow the line.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 08:19 AM
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Cortez is steeped in Marxism. She obviously is engaging in class warfare. She does it a lot because that’s her worldview.
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posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 08:21 AM
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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


Career politicians? Isn't the that the problem with politics? The system was never designed with the idea that politician would be a job.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: xuenchen

She is really stupid or really stoned.
I haven't figured out which.
Someone obviously told here where her position in line is or she would not have complained about someone elses.


Someone should send her to Venezuela. She sounds like the perfect successor to Maduro, and I'm not joking on that. It has nothing to do with her politics and everything to do with her intellect. She and he could be a matched pair.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: Xtrozero





What was Ocasio-Cortez back ground??? Bartender???


Star of YouTube...


Rightwing Meme Queen ...



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: xuenchen

She is really stupid or really stoned.
I haven't figured out which.
Someone obviously told here where her position in line is or she would not have complained about someone elses.


Someone should send her to Venezuela. She sounds like the perfect successor to Maduro, and I'm not joking on that. It has nothing to do with her politics and everything to do with her intellect. She and he could be a matched pair.


If she ever goes to Venezuela, she would probably go to Aruba and say it's Caracas roflol 😁



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 12:17 PM
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Like all that bar tending experience...



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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Didnt she sort of come out of nowhere too? she sure speaks up alot for being new.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Is it possible to have political discussions anymore without it becoming a game of Semantic Bingo? She made a dumbass comment, let her own it or otherwise, but let's not insult the intelligence of the country by trying to sugar coat what she actually said or play the "it depends on what the meaning of "is" is" tomfoolery with her actual comments.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: matafuchs
Like all that bar tending experience...


Why would all you haters always point out her bartending past as if it was a negative?

If anything, that just makes her more credible & inspirational... From rags to riches, though pure determination and hardwork.

Her success is actually by definition what they refer to as the 'American dream'.

Fair enough if you disagree with her politics... but I think she deserves far more respect than she gets from some people for what she's achieved, from humble beginnings.
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posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

In misrepresentation of facts, or the complete lack of facts, Semantics means everything.
This is a soundbite, text snippet world now.

the title of this thread is not what she said...
It's what people WISH she said.

But fish love their flakes, hence the feeding frenzy over this trollish OP



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

...and yet it is what she said. I could just as easily say some people, those who need her to not say stupid things because it is crushing their party's legitimacy within the moderates of this country, WISH she hadn't said this (and a great many other wonderfully dumb things she's said recently), but the fact is yes, yes she did make the comment in the OP.

Honestly, when they break out the "my words were misrepresented" argument on a direct quote... it speaks volumes.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

A very valid point.

It's not everyone who does this sort of thing. ...and, no, I don't like her politics
, but credit for running, and winning.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I like her chutzpah. And besides....i bet she can spell potatoe correctly.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: xuenchen

She is really stupid or really stoned.
I haven't figured out which.
Someone obviously told here where her position in line is or she would not have complained about someone elses.


Someone should send her to Venezuela. She sounds like the perfect successor to Maduro, and I'm not joking on that. It has nothing to do with her politics and everything to do with her intellect. She and he could be a matched pair.

I have watched a couple of her interviews, and she is easy on the eyes and hard on the ears and brain.
Her sense of entitlement to other peoples money bothers me.
The fact that she does not understand what is going on in Venezuela, France, Italy or Greece scares me.



posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6
Semantics, but I'm talking about the yellow journalism style thread title, not the OP.

The title is the bait, the OP is the reality.
That's what sensationalism is all about, bait the fish.
It's similar to the Pavlovian "gong" of the "Fox News Alert".


I spent a bit of time with journalists who were very careful not to do this. More than half my life really.
They would agonize over where to put the comma, or search for a more appropriate word. It used to be important.
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posted on Jan, 31 2019 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Fair enough.

I guess my point here is that the woman's direct, from her Twitter feed, quote is every bit as ridiculous as any twisting or editing of her words could be, at least to me. She's now spearheading not only an economic war against the wealthy, she's directly attacking their qualifications, experiences, and rights with her comments on Schultz. Adding the fact that she, herself was a total political neophyte who leaped from nothing to a House of Representatives' seat and the irony here is thick. She, a young girl with no measurable qualifications beyond some "out there" ideas, youth, and a minor connection with a socialist icon (Bernie) assailing the qualifications of a man who has built a billion dollar empire from a working class childhood, has some "out there ideas," and has lived a very connected life in which he's actually experienced things well beyond his years is astonishingly dumb and totally tone deaf.

She's pushing a meritless society in all ways and it's wrong.



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