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NYT Op-Ed uses sexism and name calling to defend Cortez and socialism

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posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

I couldn't tell you many. I used medicaid once, years ago, and it was pretty smooth other than a few hoops to jump through. I haven't looked at the cost of medicaid to the tax payer, but medicare is a good deal (most people pay in about 250k over their lives and receive something like 800k worth of benefits). But that probably means it's going to go bankrupt sooner than later.




posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: InTheLight

Nor do most americans. Those who aren't insured by an employer are likely on medicare/medicaid.


Then why are Americans complaining?



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:07 AM
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There are other opinions.




posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Because that's what we do? We're never satisfied.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: InTheLight

Because that's what we do? We're never satisfied.


Because the reality is that there really is no American dream to be had.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Classic psychological control tactics. "They" attempt to minimize something that is extreme (socialism) by redirecting the reader's thoughts away from the actual topic (socialism) and making it about something completely irrelevant (Ocrazio).

She is as dumb as a box of rocks, has Hillary style cankels, horse teeth, and a wide eye psychosis that make her far from attractive.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

i can 100% agree with the quote :


" socialism " .............. only in america is the ord freighted with so much percieved menace



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

In my high school, people avoided the chicks with crazy eyes because they were, well, crazy.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: DBCowboy

In my high school, people avoided the chicks with crazy eyes because they were, well, crazy.


Were they looking at you at the time?



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

What is this fictional american dream you speak of? I am honestly curious what your interpretation of it, is.

Let me clarify, what would the state of a person living the american dream, look like?
edit on 30-4-2019 by Dfairlite because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: InTheLight

What is this fictional american dream you speak of? I am honestly curious what your interpretation of it, is.

Let me clarify, what would the state of a person living the american dream, look like?


The state of all persons living in equality is what the core definition of the American dream originally meant. What does it mean now?



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

No the core definition is summed up in the Declaration of Independence. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Equality had nothing to do with it. It was only tangentially related in the sense that all people were equal in the eyes of their creator and because they were created equal they had those rights. Now many have flipped that idea on its head and construed that as the american dream, where equality is the end goal (rather than the starting point) and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness take a back seat.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: InTheLight

No the core definition is summed up in the Declaration of Independence. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Equality had nothing to do with it. It was only tangentially related in the sense that all people were equal in the eyes of their creator and because they were created equal they had those rights. Now many have flipped that idea on its head and construed that as the american dream, where equality is the end goal (rather than the starting point) and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness take a back seat.


You can't have any of that without equality.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I would die (life) without equality? I would be imprisoned or otherwise impeded (liberty) without equality? I couldn't pursue my dreams without equality?

This begs; define equality.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: InTheLight

I would die (life) without equality? I would be imprisoned or otherwise impeded (liberty) without equality? I couldn't pursue my dreams without equality?

This begs; define equality.


I'll do you one better, look up 'Reconstruction'.

en.wikipedia.org...(1865%E2%80%931896)#Reconstruction



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: darepairman
Oh ya she is dumber than a box of hammers.


That's disrespecting hammers. At least hammers are useful tools.

While AOC is a useful idiot.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: continuousThunder
you guys uhhh.... read the bit where it's an OPINION, right?
on twitter?
it's someone playing the twitter game and expressing a controversial opinion?



cute how you're all getting so unbelievably twisted about it tho
i mean seriously to go just by the way you all talk about her in threads like this anyone would think she'd be crawling in your window with a machete this evening

i mean, nooo, you're the rational, strong ones. of course.


At least you got the last part right.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

A good try at deflecting. The government not treating people equally has nothing to do with what the american dream is. It may impede the ability to achieve it, but it doesn't affect what it is.

Equality is not the goal, it is the starting point. Freedom is the goal.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: Ligyron
a reply to: DBCowboy

It's true tho. Usually the men who are against a woman the most are the same men who can't get laid. I worked with a lot of middle-aged men when I was young and you wouldn't believe how sexist these guys were, it was scary.


Must be a lot more women out there who can't laid then.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: Ligyron

Men and women will never be equal. Reality won't allow it.




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