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Commentary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the Sarah Palin of the Left (Not meant as a compliment)
CBS News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Michael Graham

Posted on 08/16/2018 2:12:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If you're one of the many American progressives cheering on the performance of your new political rock star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, look around: Many of the people cheering with you are Republicans.

Ocasio-Cortez's 14-point victory over 10-term incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley was certainly impressive. Her performance since then? Not so much. The GOP have branded her a gaffe machine, Democrats on Capitol Hill her urging her "to do things differently," and her stumbling media appearances have sparked references to the "P" word: "Palin."

Yes, it's that bad.

There's a lot to like about the bold, outspoken battler from the Bronx who, until just a few months ago was still tending bar. She's enthusiastic, she's attractive, she has a degree in economics from Boston University, and she's unapologetic in her (self-described) socialist views.

Unfortunately, Ocasio-Cortez doesn't appear to have test-driven her campus socialism in the real world. And as a result, her media performances under even the most tepid of questioning have been less than productive.

In the six short weeks since her upset primary win, Ocasio-Cortez has:

· Claimed "unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs."

· Referred to Israel's "occupation of Palestine" and struggled to explain what that meant

· Claimed the "upper-middle class doesn't exist anymore."

· Wrongly accused her defeated Democratic opponent of plotting a third-party challenge against her.

She also compared the costs of the GOP tax cuts (less than $2 trillion over the next 10 years) to the costs of her Medicare For All approach, estimated at around $32 trillion over a decade. Then to make matters worse, she added this during a CNN interview....

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TOPICS: New York; Vermont; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: berniesanders; cbs; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; joecrowley; mediawingofthednc; michaelgraham; newyork; ocasiocortez; palin; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; sarahpalin; seebs; smearmachine; socialism; vermont
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Sarah Palin was a city council member, a mayor, a department head and governor of a remote state that has foreign affairs issues that most other states don't experience and a system to apportion oil taxes to the populace. This lady is a bartender with a halfway decent college degree. Please tell me why she couldn't find a finance job in the world headquarters of global finance when she's an affirmative action candidate?
1 posted on 08/16/2018 2:12:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“campus socialism”

Perfect. But is there really any other kind?


2 posted on 08/16/2018 2:16:23 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy; 2ndDivisionVet

At least we have fun laughing at them, right?


3 posted on 08/16/2018 2:35:49 AM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' Grandma - multiplayer issue voter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Hideous loser socialist who wants your money to give to MS 13 invaders


Sarah Palin: constitutionalist who supports your right to shoot MS 13 thugs to defend your family's lives.


4 posted on 08/16/2018 2:45:23 AM PDT by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: KC_Lion

pInG!


5 posted on 08/16/2018 3:04:23 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

-—she’s attractive, she has a degree in economics from Boston University——

Objection, Your honor...


6 posted on 08/16/2018 3:07:22 AM PDT by StoneRainbow68
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To: Bikkuri

If there is anything that highlights the Difference between liberalism and conservatism, It is this characterization. Leftists who don’t have brains would see this comparison as unfair...Which tells you a lot!


7 posted on 08/16/2018 3:14:34 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Unfortunately there’s the kind of socialism that actually gets implemented in the real world, and millions of people suffer because of it.


8 posted on 08/16/2018 3:16:30 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me know when SNL mocks Ocasio-Cortez.


9 posted on 08/16/2018 3:18:35 AM PDT by Flick Lives (Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin’s so called incompetence was manufactured by the media who was still getting away with their full fledged propaganda.

And the McCain campaign did her zero favors in her needed defense.


10 posted on 08/16/2018 3:18:40 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("Trump is god emperor and he will win." -- some hacker)
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So much for Graham’s “conservative” credentials.


11 posted on 08/16/2018 3:25:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Flick Lives

SNL will never mock Ms. Occasional Cortex. She is the perfect Liberal. Stupid and uninformed to the point she might as well be someones pet dog. (I used that intentionally)


12 posted on 08/16/2018 4:09:52 AM PDT by Cololeo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watching a movie right now, “Hoffa”, and we’re at the part where a young Senator Bobby Kennedy questions Hoffa about any communist involvement in the unions. Hoffa is adamant he’s not a communist and wouldn’t associate with them or allow them in the Teamsters; Kennedy, the darling of the Dem Party, is of course vehemently anti-communist.

50 years later, communism has been masked under the political propaganda term of ‘socialism’ and embraced by the Dem Party. But it’s still the same communist party as it was in Bobby’s day, and just as destructive to society.

The Dems have strayed a long way from Camelot. Not that most young people would even know nowadays what Camelot meant.


13 posted on 08/16/2018 4:23:55 AM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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Sarah Palin is Wonder Woman compared to horse-face.


14 posted on 08/16/2018 4:38:33 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her and Palin have nothing in common. This is just a jab at Palin.


15 posted on 08/16/2018 4:44:38 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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This lady is a bartender with a halfway decent college degree.

If I worked at Boston University I would be ashamed. A college education should give you at a minimum two things: a certain stock of information, and the ability to think. This woman has neither one. She is a clueless ditz. The worth of a B.A. from Boston University has fallen about 90% in my estimation.

16 posted on 08/16/2018 5:31:54 AM PDT by T Ruth (Mohammedanism shall be destroyed.)
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To: Bikkuri; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; ...
Thank You for the Ping Bikkuri!

To Sarah's Amazing List.

Sarah is worth 10,000 AOCs.


17 posted on 08/16/2018 5:33:23 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: KC_Lion

Leftist pretzel logic overload.


18 posted on 08/16/2018 5:55:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (There’s a tear in my beer...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She and Waters should run in ‘20.


19 posted on 08/16/2018 6:19:37 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: KC_Lion

Such a beautiful wedding dress!


20 posted on 08/16/2018 6:43:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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