Skip to comments.Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Ditching Columbus Day For Election Day Holiday
Posted on 11/19/2018 6:43:30 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming U.S. representative from New York City, has an idea that could make voting easier: Take Columbus Day off the federal holiday list and replace it with Election Day.
In a tweet Saturday, the progressive Democrat wondered why Columbus Day is a federal holiday while Election Day, when we engage in perhaps our most important civic duty, is not.
Columbus Day, after all, celebrates a man who never actually set foot in what is now the United States and who certainly did not discover America.
Daily Mail editor David Martosko tried to make a joke about Ocasio-Cortez angling for more vacation days before even beginning her new job.
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I have heard others on our side of the aisle calling for providing two-three days off for elections. This would do away with the early voting and provisional ballot nonsense.
So the government workers can go vote but the private sector still has to work the poll visit into their own schedule?
The public generally does NOT get off for Columbus Day. But then she doesn’t know much about office work, does she?
Leave Columbus Day alone. Replace MLK day with election day if they want.
Governor Palin got mocked mercilessly over a fricking quote that wasn’t even said by her (Tina Fey), yet AOC gets treated like some Mrs. Smith goes to Washington heroine by the leftist media, even though she has all the intelligence of toe fungus.
She really is a special kind of stupid isn’t she
Yep..they trashed her because she didn’t say what newspapers she reads, yet this Cortez moron can say the most stupidest sh*t EVER and NEVER gets called out on it because well, she belongs to the “Right” party
They would NEVER replace MLK.
Columbus has a flawed history. If that happened, the outrage would be immense.
They’ll get rid of Columbus. MLK is revered around the world.
I can hardly wait to see the entire sophomoric array of Occasional-Kotex’s legislative initiatives during the next Congress.
Would she survive even a simple committee meeting under Roberts Rules of Order without claiming to be a victim?
Judge for yourself!
I’m all for it. No write in, no provisional. Show up with an ID and vote. PERIOD!
But I thought they already changed it to “Indigenous People’s Day. Is AOC some kind of racist, taking away the one day that our Aboriginal Americans can feel good about.
She’ll be shocked at how DC works and will complain. Suddenly she will sit in the back row and be silent, voting the Dem’s line like a good soldier. Then she will be a millionaire within 5 years.
MLK is revered around the world.
Mo he aint
Who the heck gets off for Columbus day?
In NJ, Columbus day was traded for Yom Kippur like decades ago
There are yet words that adequately describe her flavor of stupid.
First, most companies and most certainly the government allow their employees to take time off to vote on election day.
Those companies that don’t aren’t going to even if it is made a Federal Holiday.
So... what would be the point ?
Dont insult toe fungus !!!
Russians can’t get Columbus day off and have to work double time on US election nights.
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