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  • Trump quotes Ocasio-Cortez to defend himself against impeachment

    06/16/2019 8:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 16, 2019 | Chris Perez
    President Trump used Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s own comments against her on Sunday night after she made remarks about the “growing” calls to impeach him. The congresswoman was speaking on ABC’s “This Week” when she claimed that Democrats faced a “real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump.” Quoting her on Twitter, the president said: “I agree, and that is the only reason they play the impeach card, which cannot legally be used!” Ocasio-Cortez had brought up the possibility of impeachment during the same interview with ABC, saying: “I think every day that passes the pressure to impeach grows and...
  • The Group That Helped Elect AOC Has Its First 2020 Democratic Lawmaker Target

    06/13/2019 2:50:22 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 13 June 2019 | Gideon Resnick
    Justice Democrats, the progressive insurgent group that recruited and helped elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), has found its first Democratic primary challenger to support during the 2020 cycle. The group is supporting immigration and human-rights attorney Jessica Cisneros in her attempt to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in Texas’ 28th Congressional District. Cisneros formally launched her campaign on Thursday with a platform of ending family separation, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and a rejection of all corporate PAC and lobbyist contributions. “Our congressman claims to be a Democrat, but he’s voted with Trump nearly 70 percent of the...
  • AOC ‘runs away’ from opponent Rich Valdes at Puerto Rican Day Parade

    06/09/2019 4:00:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/09/19 | Kevin Sheehan, Bruce Golding
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned tail on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to avoid a potential Republican challenger as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, her political opponent said. Talk-radio producer Rich Valdes told The Post that he tried to challenge the freshman Democratic congresswoman to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism when he spotted her near West 47th Street. But Ocasio-Cortez “cut her handshaking short, jerked her hand back and jetted to the other side of the street,” Valdes said. “She literally ran!” he said. “I thought this was a good time...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: $10 trillion needed for effective climate plan (only 11.58 years left)

    06/08/2019 6:37:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/05/19 | NIV ELIS
    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that any plan to sufficiently address the climate crisis will need to cost at least $10 trillion. “I think we really need to get to $10 trillion to have a shot,” the progressive firebrand said in response to a question from The Hill in the Capitol. “I know it’s a ton," she added. "I don’t think anyone wants to spend that amount of money, it’s not a fun number to say, I’m not excited to say we need to spend $10 trillion on climate, but ... it’s just the fact of the scenario.”...
  • Ocasio-Cortez blasts ‘misogynist’ trolls who label her as dumb (Schlichter scores)

    06/02/2019 10:30:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/30/19 | Ben Feuerherd
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted “misogynist” critics on Twitter Wednesday for trying to paint her as dumb, saying they would rip her intelligence whatever she did. “I could win a Nobel Prize in Physics & they’d still call me dumb. That’s why I don’t give a damn about misogynist takes on my intelligence,” she said in a response to tweet from a person online mocking her. **SNIP** The Bronx Democrat was responding to a critical tweet aimed at her by conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter.
  • 20 percent of Americans can't define 'socialism' even as it's become the focus of 2020

    05/31/2019 5:10:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/31/19 | Matthew Sheffield
    Despite the rise to prominence of openly socialist politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), many Americans say they cannot define socialism, according to a new poll. In a May 29-30 Hill-HarrisX survey of registered voters, 20 percent said they were unsure what socialism was. The study also found that respondents gravitated toward both positive and negative definitions of the term much more than toward its academic meaning. Only 13 percent described socialism as government ownership of some parts of the economy. Twenty-eight percent said they believed socialism was fulfilling basic needs like healthcare, housing, and...
  • Ted Cruz Praises AOC on banning lawmakers from becoming lobbyists: I AGREE with her

    05/30/2019 5:33:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30 2019 | Joseph A. Wolfsohn
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, seemed as surprised as everyone else when he admitted he agreed with a proposal put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez âś” @AOC If you are a member of Congress + leave, you shouldnÂ’t be allowed to turn right around&leverage your service for a lobbyist check. I donÂ’t think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if youÂ’ve served in Congress. At minimum there should be a long wait period. Ted Cruz âś” @tedcruz HereÂ’s something I donÂ’t say often: on this point, I AGREE with @AOC Indeed, I have...
  • Puzder on the Selfishness of Socialism

    05/30/2019 2:28:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 5/29/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: A fascinating piece by Andy Puzder. Andy Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants for more than 16 years following a career as a lawyer, nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. labor secretary. In 2011 he coauthored Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It. His latest book is The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It. The book came out April 24th, 2018. And there is a piece here by Mr. Puzder. Anyway, this piece, it ran on Fox News: “Our booming economy can still overcome progressive...
  • AOC returning to her bartending roots to advocate for raising minimum wage for restaurant employees

    05/29/2019 12:41:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/19 | DENIS SLATTERY
    ALBANY — AOC will be waiting tables once again. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is returning to her restaurant roots this week to show support for the federal Raise the Wage Act and abolishing below-minimum wage for tipped workers in the Empire State. The Bronx-born freshman congresswoman plans to pour a few pints and take a few orders at a restaurant in her district on Friday at an event organized by Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, the Daily News has learned. The exact location will be revealed later in the week.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Rips NYTimes for ‘Glam’ Hope Hicks Subpoena Story

    05/27/2019 10:43:53 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Sunday criticized the New York Times for its coverage of former Trump White House communications director Hope Hicks, accusing the paper of framing her decision to comply with a congressional subpoena as a “Lifetime drama.” Hicks was subpoenaed last week to turn over documents and testify before the House Judiciary Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his associates obstructed justice and engaged in public corruption. In the article, titled “Hope Hicks Left the White House. Now She Must Decide Whether to Talk to Congress,” reporter Maggie...
  • Cortez takes on the Christian right - the Bible backs her campaign for a 15% interest rate cap

    05/17/2019 5:31:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/19 | Katelyn Caralle
    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes Christians should back her recent credit card interest rate cap because she says the bible prohibits usury. 'Usury - aka high interest - happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions),' Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday night. 'Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign onto my bill. Unless of course they're only invoking religion to punish women + queer people,' she continued.
  • Ocasio-Cortez: I’ll be d*mned if democrats take the “middle of the road” in 2020.

    05/16/2019 1:48:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Cowger Nation ^ | May 15, 2019 | Caiden Cowger
    On Monday, during a rally held by the controversial Sunrise Movement, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY, 14) expressed that she refuses to allow the Democratic Party to nominate a “middle of the road” candidate in 2020. “I’ll be d*mned if the same politicians who refused to act (in past decades) are going to try to come back today and say we need a ‘middle of the road’ approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez declared. Ocasio-Cortez remarks come just after former Vice President Joe Biden expressed that democrats need to find “middle ground” on climate change policy, as reported by Reuters. The...
  • GOP Pollster Tells Fox News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Would Be Democrats' Best Hope of Beating Trump

    05/16/2019 1:36:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz has suggested that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be the Democratic party’s best candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 if she were legally able to run. “The key is authenticity,” Luntz told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Tuesday evening. “You want to say what you mean, mean what you say,” he continued. “You want to be able to look straight at the camera and be yourself. And at least half of them [the 2020 Democratic candidates] are trying to be something that they’re not,” he argued. Ingraham then pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez, despite her disagreements...
  • 'One of the most important endorsements in America right now' (Cortez?)

    05/14/2019 2:40:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/19 | HOLLY OTTERBEIN, ALEX THOMPSON
    The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez primary is heating up. For the second time in five days, the star freshman congresswoman is appearing alongside Bernie Sanders at a high-profile event. Rep. Ro Khanna, co-chairman of Sanders' campaign, is talking with Ocasio-Cortez's staff about the primary. And Sanders' team told POLITICO that he and Ocasio-Cortez "have had phone calls.” Ocasio-Cortez's work on Sanders' 2016 campaign — and the fact that several staffers from that bid went on to work for her and the pro-Ocasio-Cortez group Justice Democrats — suggest the Vermont senator has the inside track for her coveted endorsement. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
  • New "Children's" book uses Alinsky's tactics to educate about "global warming."

    05/12/2019 8:46:24 AM PDT · by cob201 · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/11/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Bill Maher writer, Evan Sayet, creates a children's book -- illustrated by AF Branco -- that eviscerates in rhyme an color all of the Leftist doomsday scenarios of the past fifty years.
  • AOC 'Astonished' After Trump Supporter Leaves Kind Message Outside Office

    05/11/2019 10:19:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 78 replies
    NN ^ | 11-05-19 | Sarah George
    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was left stunned on Friday after a man left a sign outside her office expressing support for both her and President Trump. The socialist congresswoman was reportedly left “pretty astonished" by the concept.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Socialist, Government-Controlled Banking System

    05/10/2019 1:06:58 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 37 replies
    NN ^ | 10-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Famous Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is calling a new government-controlled socialist banking system in the United States.Twitter celebrity AOC suggested that the failing US Postal Service could be used as a model for her govt-run bank idea.
  • Poll: Majority say socialism is incompatible with American values

    05/07/2019 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/06/19 | Ed Adamczyk
    May 6 (UPI) -- A majority of respondents say that socialism is incompatible with American values, a Monmouth University poll released Monday says. Among Americans, 57 percent, call socialism not compatible with American values, with 29 percent saying it is compatible. Fort-two percent of respondents voiced a negative opinion of socialism in general, with only 10 percent offering a positive view. The remaining 45 percent called themselves neutral on the issue. On the subject of capitalism, 39 percent have a positive opinion of capitalism in general, 17 percent hold a negative view and 40 percent are neutral. **SNIP** The majority...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Stunned by Her Own Garden

    05/02/2019 5:04:27 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 117 replies
    Hannity, Others ^ | 5/1/19 | Hannity Staff
    Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left millions of Americans scratching their heads this week; saying she was “shook” and stunned by her own garden and declaring “food that comes out of the dirt” is “like magic.” “Look! Oh my god, look at this! I am shook. Honestly, gardening, food that comes out of dirt, it’s like magic. The tomatoes died though… This is so exciting!” said Ocasio-Cortez in her video.
  • Why AOC went mute about Sri Lanka

    04/30/2019 12:19:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-19 | DrJohn
    When two mosques in New Zealand were attacked last month and 50 worshipers were murdered, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez went on a twitter rampage firing off 14 tweets about the shootings. She mocked "thoughts and prayers" offered to the victims and attacked the NRA. Following the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue she again went ballistic, not waiting for the bodies to cool before politicizing the tragedyThere was another tragedy which left AOC uncharacteristically mute- the carnage in Sri Lanka. Ocasio-Cortez’s reaction differs starkly compared with the aftermath of the terror attack in New Zealand last month, where 50 Muslims were brutally...