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  • AOC Calls Statue of Priest Who Ministered to Leper Colony an Example of ‘White Supremacist Culture’

    07/31/2020 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 76 replies
    NRO ^ | 31 July 2020 | Zachary Evans
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) singled out a statue of Father Damien, a Catholic priest who ministered to a Hawaiian leper colony, as an example of “white supremacist culture.” Father Damien, born Jozef de Veuster in Belgium, arrived in Hawaii in 1864 when the islands were an independent kingdom. The priest conducted missionary work on the islands and for the last 16 years of his life ministered to a leper colony, until he died after contracting leprosy himself. A statue of Father Damien stands in the U.S. Capitol. “It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani…the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized...
  • AOC: Public Safety Will Require ‘Experimentation’ After Defunding Police

    07/10/2020 5:05:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 67 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 7-9-2020 | Kyle Olson
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who just won her primary with 72.5 percent of the vote, said Thursday that public safety will require “experimentation” after police departments are defunded. “We can disagree about the details of it, but we can’t go back,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a virtual town hall. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez proves Democrats have no idea what would take the place of police after defunding. She calls for “experimentation” with public safety, and to “even pass laws in the spirit of that experimentation”— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) July 10, 2020 “And this conversation— figuring out that path forward— as much as...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins primary as voters in 6 states cast ballots

    06/23/2020 9:37:42 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2020 | Kendall Karson
    Just two weeks after Georgia's messy day at the polls, another six states tested the waters of voting during the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday in the final stretch of the primary season. ... In New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, successfully defended her seat for the first time, dispatching a number of challengers, including former CNBC journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The congresswoman had more than 70 percent of the vote when the Associated Press called the race in her favor. "When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a 'fluke,'" she said on Twitter. "Tonight we are proving that...
  • AOC Praises TikTok Teens Who Interfered With Trump Presidential Campaign

    06/21/2020 1:27:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies ^ | 21st June 2020
    A significant number of teenagers and K-pop fans used China-owned social media platform TikTok to coordinate placing fake ticket reservations for President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, drawing support from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the blue-check Twitter brigade. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered on the teens who deliberately interfered in a presidential campaign, by tweeting: "Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID Shout out to Zoomers....
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘If You Are Radical You Get to the Root of Problems’ (Free Crap Caucus overjoyed)

    06/14/2020 1:36:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/11/20
    ( - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) said in a video conversation she had online on June 5 that she embraces the term “radical” and that what it “really means” is that “you get to the root of problems.” “That word has just kind of been coopted as though you are just kind of some - I don’t know--loony-tune out here,” she said. “But what it really means is if you are radical you get to the root of problems,” she said. “Which is why I have never been offended and I embrace that term because it means that we believe...
  • any evidence of soros funding for antifa/blacklivesmatter

    06/01/2020 9:23:20 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 32 replies
    Vanity | 6/1/2020 | cakilmer
    I've seen soros mentioned many times as being a supporter of blacklivesmatter/antifa. However, I've never seen any evidence-- either direct or indirect. Can anyone post evidence of soros backing for blacklivesmatter/antifa. For that matter where do these organizations get their money.
  • Ocasio-Cortez challenger drops out of GOP primary

    05/26/2020 12:42:16 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A Republican candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dropped out of the congressional GOP primary race late Monday.
  • AOC allegedly on hook for unpaid seven-year-old tax bill: report

    05/18/2020 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 5/18/20 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich - just not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As the Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says silencing Biden's sexual assault accuser is "gaslighting," calls for DNC discussion

    04/14/2020 10:01:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 116 replies
    Newsweek ^ | ON 4/15/20 AT 12:30 AM EDT | DANIEL VILLARREAL
    New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday night that she believes the Democratic Party has an obligation to examine a sexual assault allegation made against presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden by Tara Reade, his former aide when he served as Delaware's senator. In response to a question about the allegations during an online conversation with The Wing—a group dedicated to the "professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community"—Ocasio-Cortez said, "I think it's legitimate to talk about these things." "If we again want to have integrity, you can't say, you know, both believe women, support...
  • After Bernie Sanders, socialists look to AOC and ‘the squad’ for leadership

    03/21/2020 3:29:32 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 21 March 2020 | By Jon Levine
    Since going to Congress in 2018, Ocasio-Cortez has become the most high-profile Democratic Socialist after Sanders. She commands more than 11 million followers on social media and her pronouncements and opinions on all subjects regularly make news. At just 30 years of age, she is part of the millennial demographic which powered Sanders’ revolution and the two have frequently appeared on the stump together. Still, critics were quick to point out that a coronation wasn’t in the bag, saying AOC — only a House freshman — would have a hard time uniting Sanders’ fractious coalition. “She connects with woke hipsters...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refused To Campaign More For Bernie Sanders

    03/13/2020 9:27:26 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    huff Pooh ^ | 3/13/20
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) turned down repeated requests from Bernie SandersÂ’ presidential campaign to appear at events promoting the Vermont senatorÂ’s candidacy in recent weeks, according to three people familiar with the discussions. After the Iowa caucuses, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir asked Ocasio-Cortez to stump for Sanders in New Hampshire, according to the sources. The campaign prepared a model schedule to highlight the kind of popular support she would expect if she attended, one of the people familiar with the talks said. Ocasio-Cortez resisted the entreaties until a few days before the primary on Feb. 12. She ultimately spoke...
  • Ocasio-Cortez slammed for being absent from district: 'She wants to be a national star'

    03/10/2020 2:26:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/08/20 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces the risk of being “Crowleyed” in June, as one of her primary challengers accuses the democratic socialist millennial of gallivanting across the U.S. instead of tending to her constituents in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Just like Joe Crowley, the district’s former representative who served for two-decades and became part of leadership in Washington, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez runs the risk of her voters growing increasingly frustrated with her lack of presence - and disconnect - at home, said Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former business reporter and CNBC contributor. “I want to be a representative to...
  • Conservatives Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Citing HS Science Fair Among Her Credentials

    02/29/2020 11:56:03 AM PST · by dead · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/29/2020 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    Conservatives mocked Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she cited her high school science fair in a Twitter spat with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Ocasio-Cortez kicked off the exchange by criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to name Vice President Mike Pence as the head of the Coronavirus task force, saying that he did not believe in science. Cruz quickly responded by asking the freshman congresswoman a series of scientific questions that were at odds with her ideology — including a query about Y chromosomes. Ocasio-Cortez responded with a few insults and her resume — and among the scientific...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Jesus Would Be Maligned As Radical By Today’s Congress

    02/28/2020 5:13:24 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 116 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 02/27/2020 | Carol Kuruvilla
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used her Christian faith to ardently defend the rights of LGBTQ Americans during a congressional committee hearing on Thursday ― calling out the “bigotry” of those who use Christianity to discriminate against this marginalized community. The lawmaker suggested that Jesus himself would be “maligned as a radical” by today’s Congress for his message of love and inclusion. She said it strikes her that “if Christ himself walked through these doors and said what he said thousands of years ago ― that we should love our neighbor and our enemy, that we should welcome the stranger, fight...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Pence ‘Not Qualified’ to Lead Coronavirus Effort — He ‘Literally Does Not Believe in Science’

    02/27/2020 10:42:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/27/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday decried President Donald Trump’s appointment of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the administration’s effort to combat the potential spread of deadly Chinese coronavirus in the United States, claiming he is unqualified for the role. “Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic,” the New York Democrat wrote on social media. “This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have.
  • Ocasio Cortez Close To LOSING Her Seat In Congress, Bail Reform BACKFIRED And Democrats Declare War

    02/24/2020 6:29:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 101 replies
    Whatfinger Videos ^ | 24 Feb 2020 | Timcast
    Ocasio Cortez Close To LOSING Her Seat In Congress, Bail Reform BACKFIRED And Democrats Declare War. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has been waging a massive battle against establishment Democrats for some time now and they have responded in kind. The far left candidate has seen her popularity collapse in national polls and swing state polls and her recent push for bail reform in new York has backfired tremendously with a massive 43 point swing from favorable to unfavorable. Now she is facing a major challenge in the upcoming primary which is in only 4 months and Democrats are poised to...
  • AOC Calls For Themed Debates to 'Educate the Public' on Issues

    02/20/2020 9:34:02 AM PST · by RayBob · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/19/2020 | Matt Keeley
    Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during the Wednesday debate in Las Vegas that debates should be themed by issues, both to educate the public and determine how well candidates know each issue.
  • AOC says Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk damage-control bid falls short

    02/12/2020 11:14:35 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she wasn’t buying billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to distance himself from his 2015 remarks about “stop and frisk,” a controversial anti-crime policy that was used when he was mayor of New York City. “People's lives were ruined,” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told reporters on Capitol Hill about the Bloomberg policy, according to The Hill. “So are those folks going to get their records expunged? With a tweet? They're not. So I think that we need something a little bit more than that.” “Stop and frisk was a uniquely and largely Bloomberg-administration policy,” she...
  • AOC Attacks American Ideal of Lifting Oneself Up ‘By Your Bootstraps’ as a ‘Joke’

    02/10/2020 2:46:12 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies ^ | 2/9/20 | Kane
    Deep thoughts with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez… AOC speaks to Congress: “Ms. Hutchinson, I also want to thank you about bringing up the poverty draft and this idea of a bootstrap. You know, this idea and this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke because it’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces? It’s physically impossible. The whole thing is a joke.” __________ 'It's a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues everyone needs help to succeed The progressive lawmaker argued nobody succeeds alone, and some people have...
  • Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey headline arena like rock stars

    02/08/2020 10:45:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 2/9/2020 | MESFIN FEKADU
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center like an A-list duo Saturday, getting a rock-star like applause from a feverish audience of fans on a stage typically reserved for pop, rap and basketball stars. It was the fifth tour stop of “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” Winfrey’s full-day wellness event with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) that had the New York venue usually holding concerts at night buzzing with bright-eyed attendees lined up as early as 8 a.m. It marked Obama’s return to Barclays just 14 months after appearing at the arena for...