Skip to comments.Ocasio-Cortez To Dems Trying To Rein Her In: ‘I’m Not Locked Up In Here With You.
Posted on 01/16/2019 5:57:33 PM PST by Kaslin
We all knew that there would be zero bipartisanship this Congress. We started the year with the government in a shutdown over border security. House Democrats retook the majority in 2018. Theyre in no mood to play ball with the Trump White House. The fight is over a mere $5 billion for part of the border wall. Reportedly, Trump offered to re-open the government if he got some of the money. Democrats rejected it; theyre more concerned with scoring points. Yet, as the Democrats suit up for battle against the Trump presidency, their left flank could cause trouble as well. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was the first to come out swinging, saying that theyre going to impeach the mother**ker, referring to Trump. Democrats were supposedly livid that Tlaib blurted this out. For weeks, top Democrats went on air saying downplaying the impeachment talk, and this happened. Frankly, its very possible that Democrats were made with Tlaib because she blew the non-surprising revelation that liberals want to remove Trump from office. And now, theyre trying to rein in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who dropped a doozy, saying that its better to be morally right than factually correct. Well, good luck with that. She recently referenced Alan Moores Watchmen at the suggestion the party bigwigs are trying to tell her to tone it down.
None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with me, she said on Twitter quoting the character Rorschach. Whatever you may think, shes already shooting inside the ship. Folks, we may have the female version of Donald Trump (via Politico):
To quote Alan Moore: None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME. ?? https://t.co/8TCmKNJlkD Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019
Reporting out this story was super fascinating. Some Ds are afraid of @AOC & her massive twitter following, 2 compared her twitter use Trump's. One member who likes her told me he wants to give her advice but he's worried she will mean-tweet at him. https://t.co/0YMzebAGsO Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) January 11, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.
The effort, described by nearly 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans. Others simultaneously warn Ocasio-Cortez is destined for a lonely, ineffectual career in Congress if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.
Im sure Ms. Cortez means well, but theres almost an outstanding rule: Dont attack your own people, said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). We just dont need sniping in our Democratic Caucus.
Incumbent Democrats are most annoyed by Ocasio-Cortezs threat to back primary opponents against members of their ranks she deems too moderate. But their frustration goes beyond that: Democratic leaders are upset that she railed against their new set of House rules on Twitter the first week of the new Congress. Rank and file are peeved that theres a grassroots movement to try to win her a top committee post they feel she doesnt deserve.
Even some progressives who admire AOC, as shes nicknamed, told POLITICO that they worry shes not using her notoriety effectively.
Two House Democratic sources compared her use of Twitter to Donald Trumps. Just as congressional Republicans constantly withhold criticism of the president out of fear hell unleash a tweet at them, some Democrats have done the same with Ocasio-Cortez.
People are afraid of her, said one senior Democratic aide.
We shall see how this turns out, but the fear of mean tweets, the grassroots energy, and all-around come at me, bro attitude Ocasio-Cortez channels is very much like the man in the Oval Office. The exception being that Trumps agenda is about growing the economy, creating jobs, and protecting the border; AOCs agenda is economic death. She could flame out. She could become a total pariah on the Hill. Whatever the case, Im hoping she continues to give her own side heartburn..for now.
(H/T NTK Network)
LOL Good one.
A line from the movie, The Watchmen.
Interesting quote for her.
Told you all she was Trumping us......
Ocasio-Cortez is INSIDE THE TENT ...pissing INSIDE the tent. Loving it.
[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.]
LOL. Its called lobbyist money. Get out your checkbooks.
Marxine will show her how its done.
Nancys Nuthouse could be our gift.
Good gosh!!!! I’d like to see her eat corn on the cob!!!!!!
That would be a hoot!!!!!
As others have pointed out, Twitter AOC is witty and sharp. Real AOC isn’t. Someone else is writing (or at least helping her with) her tweets.
She’s a Factionalist. Lavrentiy Beria knew how to handle them...
If we don’t start fighting back soon, America is lost. These people we elected to congress do not have the best interest of America at heart.
President Trump did the same thing.....
If she was going to be 35 in 2020, she would be the Democrats best contender. Seriously, charisma, media attention, human, she could run the board on the democrat side.
Unlike 99% of the democrat field, she doesn’t have to pretend to be real. She doesn’t need to announce to the world that she wants to drink a beer or take a video of herself at the dentist. That stuff comes off as fake, while they believe they are being ‘real’.
That picture calls for TWO APPLES.
She’s going to be slapped down big time by the party.
“A line from the movie, The Watchmen.”
Perhaps the most underrated super being movie of all time. Rorshach, for me, was the most interesting character in it....crazier than a loon. Dangerous. Fanatical.
Practicing socialists are all guilty of treason. May they meet a traitors fate.
And Zhukov knew how to handle Beria.
Yes, I saw 'The Death of Stalin'.
Dozens, probably hundreds of Democrat Reps have been waiting patiently to advance in the caucus and present their own ideas to leadership. You can bet they now understand what “usurpation” means. And they are pissed.
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