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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes another embarrassing gaffe and Bernie Sanders tweets it out
https://www.theblaze.com ^ | 7/20/18 | Carlos Garcia

Posted on 07/20/2018 11:55:11 PM PDT by BBell

In an embarrassing gaffe that is being ridiculed by left and right, far left New York candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally misidentified what party she is campaigning for.

Here’s what she said

After her shocking upset in New York’s 14th congressional district that unseated party boss Rep. Joe Crowley (D), Ocasio-Cortez has gone on to campaign for other similarly far left candidates wishing to bend the politics of the Democratic party.

But on one campaign stop with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), she appeared to forget, or simply misstate, what party she was campaigning for.

And Bernie Sanders tweeted the video of the gaffe out from his social media account.

He wisely neglected to quote her directly, saying, “Here in Kansas City with [Ocasio-Cortez] to support [Brent Welder] and flip this seat in November.”

Ocasio-Cortez unfortunately said something else entirely.

“We’re gonna flip this seat red”

“Hello everybody,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “um, so excited to be hopping on here, Senator Sanders’ account, and we’re here in Kansas City to rally for Brent Welder, we’re gonna flip this seat red in November!”

But red is typically considered the color signifying the Republican party, while blue is considered the color signifying the Democrat party, so Ocasio-Cortez was saying that she was going to help Republicans win the seat.

Ocasio-Cortez has become a controversial figure even among Democrats, where some of the more traditional party adherents have chafed at the upstart campaign.

Welder has an uphill battle in unseating Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-N.Y.) in the district.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; alexandria; aoc; berniesanders; communist; democrat; election2018; election2020; gaffe; gaffefest; joecrowley; newyork; ocasiocortez; socialist; walkaway
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Bernie to smitten to hear her say red or is it because they are both commies?

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1 posted on 07/20/2018 11:55:11 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

IIRC, the LEFT used to be ‘red’ and the Right were blue. Then Big Media changed the colors......I suspect the Media didn’t want ANYONE associating the LEFT with Communism.


2 posted on 07/20/2018 11:59:42 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a)
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To: BBell

I say it’s because they are both commies. If you are old enough to remember - blue WAS the color of the Republicans for many years. I do believe when the Rems were taken over by socialism, the party leaders and the media changed it and took it over so they wouldn’t appear *so* communist to middle America. It was all in the plan.
They knew what they were saying.


3 posted on 07/21/2018 12:01:08 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: originalbuckeye

in before - I spent too much time gabbing - haha


4 posted on 07/21/2018 12:01:50 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: babyfreep; originalbuckeye

1980 electoral

1985 electoral

5 posted on 07/21/2018 12:07:28 AM PDT by BBell (Antifa are like house cats. One squirt from a squirt bottle and they scatter.)
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But red is typically considered the color signifying the Republican party, while blue is considered the color signifying the Democrat party...

...if you are less than 26 yrs old. If you are in your late 30s or older red is typically seen as communist.

6 posted on 07/21/2018 12:07:42 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: originalbuckeye

The media changed it for Moscow Bill in 1992.


7 posted on 07/21/2018 12:08:50 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: BBell

Ohh she wants to flip it red alright. Not Republican red though.


8 posted on 07/21/2018 12:09:38 AM PDT by Husker24
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To: babyfreep

The “press” used to alternate the blue and red between the incumbents and the challengers.

After the 1980 election, where Reagan turned the nation “red”, the press decided that it was a “most opportune moment” to stop the alternation of colours and permanently assign the COMMUNIST colour to the Republicans, and assign blue to the demonrats.

Yet another example of the subtle manipulation of the American voter.

It’s FAR worse up here, but then again, we’re a sanctuary for your leftist scum. Just ask them.


9 posted on 07/21/2018 12:17:12 AM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: Husker24; BBell
Found this quote from the event:

And we say to Trump, instead of showing us your strength by tearing children from their families, where was your strength in standing up to Putin and Russia?

Sanders and his wife spent their honeymoon in Russia. Oh the irony of going RED.

10 posted on 07/21/2018 12:25:17 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: Don W

My apologies, it was the 1984 election.


11 posted on 07/21/2018 12:25:30 AM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: originalbuckeye

IIRC, the LEFT used to be ‘red’ and the Right were blue. Then Big Media changed the colors....<<<<

BINGO!...some great stories on how that happened ....remember the year???....the News readers even made light of it...HB


12 posted on 07/21/2018 12:43:07 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: originalbuckeye
IIRC, the LEFT used to be ‘red’ and the Right were blue. Then Big Media changed the colors......I suspect the Media didn’t want ANYONE associating the LEFT with Communism.

You got half of it.

By causing intellectual whiplash the MSM's goal was to break-down and eliminate rational thought.

Simply put, their goal was to brainwash their viewership.

A brainwashed viewer believes and obeys without question.

Ocasio never got the memo to keep the plan on the down-low... ;-)
13 posted on 07/21/2018 1:02:00 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: BBell

In NY State, the GOP petitions are pink. LOL. And the Dems have green. Wonder what the Green Party has?

The Conservatives have gray, which is nice. . . . Anybody ever seen one? Didn’t think so.

It’s not official anymore, but nobody wants to change.


14 posted on 07/21/2018 1:02:25 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: BBell

Wow! I’d forgotten. But also wow on how badly the Dems lost to Reagan!!! :D


15 posted on 07/21/2018 1:18:30 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BBell

She’s saying it like it is. She’s in the red hammer and sickle party.


16 posted on 07/21/2018 1:20:37 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: originalbuckeye
IIRC, the LEFT used to be ‘red’ and the Right were blue. Then Big Media changed the colors......

I remember it too. It was about the same time that "pro-abortion" became "pro-choice".

17 posted on 07/21/2018 1:25:27 AM PDT by lonevoice (diagonally parked in a parallel universe)
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To: originalbuckeye
I suspect the Media didn’t want ANYONE associating the LEFT with Communism.

The basic reason for the change was that the DEMS/MEDIA knew that red instilled a sense of alarm in viewers while blue instills a sense of calm.

Since their campaign platforms consist of lies and promises that will never be met, they had to use any advantage they could get (or steal).

18 posted on 07/21/2018 1:27:16 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: GOP Poet

#16. The “STUPID” is strong in this one!


19 posted on 07/21/2018 1:42:41 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Obamas band...the Decembrists

Complete with Red Chairman Mao books and red scarves:


20 posted on 07/21/2018 2:16:50 AM PDT by spokeshave2 (WWG1WGA.....Where we go one we go all....WWG1WGA.)
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