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  • Republicans compare Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Venezuelan dictator (DNC's 'Mini-Maduro')

    08/17/2018 12:56:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/16/18 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN) - The Republican National Committee on Thursday took a heavy swipe at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- the 28-year-old Latina who unseated a long-serving Democratic congressman in New York's June primary -- comparing her to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro. A Bronx native with Puerto Rican roots, Ocasio-Cortez is a democratic socialist and -- as of less than two months ago -- a leading figure on the progressive left, which has notched a handful of high-profile Democratic primary wins in 2018 while advocating for programs like "Medicare-for-all" and tuition-free college. In their email, the RNC calls Ocasio-Cortez the "Mini-Maduro Foreboding The Future...
  • Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lose The Election?

    08/16/2018 7:59:17 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 36 replies
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't been elected yet. She still has a general election to win. But don't tell that to Alex...
  • Calling 911 On Black People May Be Hate Crime Under Proposed Law

    08/16/2018 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 59 replies
    Prospect Heights Patch ^ | 08/15/18 | Kathleen Culliton
    CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — New Yorkers who call 911 on law-abiding people of color are committing hate crimes and should be prosecuted, according to a state senator who was recently reported to police for campaigning in his own district. State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who represents Brownsville, Crown Heights and Flatbush, proposed new legislation a week after a self-described Trump fan called police to report him for speaking to constituents in public. It would criminalize 911 calls against people of color without evidence of malice. "That's gonna be a hate crime," Hamilton said. "This pattern of calling the police on black...
  • Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith

    08/16/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    CBN News ^ | 08-16-2018 | Steve Warren
    Shortened title. Full title: Military Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) sent a formal complaint this week to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, a Christmas video, and scriptures on his personal website called Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States. The website also has a list...
  • Not a joke: The New York Times has an advice column about how to 'cure' white skin privilege

    08/16/2018 10:04:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/15/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Oh, the crazy, crawly things you can find on the 'style' pages of the New York Times where they apparently think no one is looking. Kid you not, they've got a 'Style' column with some woman writing as 'Whitey' into a Dear Abby-style personal problem-solving column asking a panel of leftists (of color)what she can do about all her 'white-skin privilege.' You can't make this stuff up: "Dear Sugars, I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender...
  • Commentary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the Sarah Palin of the Left (Not meant as a compliment)

    08/16/2018 2:12:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Michael Graham
    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,...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muńoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • Sanders: I'm Declining Dem Nomination and Running as an Independent

    08/15/2018 9:54:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that, despite winning the Democratic primary, he will run for re-election in 2018 as an Independent. Sanders said, “I have always run as an Independent, and that’s what I will do. And I think people in Vermont understand that. We have a very good relationship with the Democratic Party. I suspect that this coming campaign we’ll be putting more money — our campaign will be putting more money into the Vermont Democratic Party than anybody else and supporting a whole lot of good Democratic candidates.” Host Ali Velshi...
  • First Transgender Nominee For Governor Thinks ‘Radicalized Christians’ Are A Problem

    08/15/2018 12:07:45 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Scott Morefield
    Christine Hallquist, the country’s first major party transgender candidate as the newly minted Democratic nominee for the governorship of Vermont, once tweeted an insinuation that “radicalized Christians” are a problem that Americans currently “tolerate.” “And we worry about sharia law!!” Hallquist tweeted in June 2017 along with a link to an article from “LGBTQ Nation” about a girl disqualified from a soccer team because she looked like a boy. “Radicalized Christians are a part of the American landscape, and we tolerate it.”
  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • Socialist Softball... or how I became a "Slugging Justice Warrior".

    08/13/2018 3:39:56 PM PDT · by FiddlePig · 7 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 8-13-2018 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new phenom of the Left... challenging even Bernie and Liz "Fauxahontus" Warren for top spot in the Social Justice warrior league of "fairness" and "economic justice"... aka: Socialism! Reminds me of a time in the notso distant past... Back in the day… I was stats keeper of my softball team. A bunch of guys who played in a recreational league and would have a few beers after the game. One night, I proposed "Socialist Softball"... it was damn wrong and pure GREED that our team had one player who hit 11 of the teams 14...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez equates Ben Shaipro's invitation to be on his show with "catcalling"

    08/13/2018 10:44:03 AM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 13, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    After Ben Shapiro invited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to appear on his show for a discussion, she falsely equated his invitation with “catcalling” Conservative Ben Shapiro said he would give $10,000 to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign or favorite charity if she appeared on his show for a discussion.She responded with the following tweet:“Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions. And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.”Shapiro responded to that by saying, among other things:“Have you met me? Have you seen me? Do I seem like the kind of guy...
  • Democrats Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard win congressional primary battles

    08/12/2018 10:56:05 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    Honolulu Star-Ad ^ | Aug 12 , 2018 | Will Cole
    In the hotly contested 1st congressional district primary race, late entry Ed Case soundly defeated his opponents in Democratic Party voting today. Case, who jumped into the election in June and changed the dynamics of the field, had 44,788 votes to Lt. Gov. Doug Chin’s 28,284, a 39 percent to 25 percent lead, with most of the votes counted late last tonight.
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Cut All Spending on Defense!

    08/12/2018 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 74 replies
    http://imgur.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bon Mots
    Ocasio-Cortez is a gift to the Republican party. The jokes just write themselves!
  • FATHER OF NEW MEXICO ISLAMIST COMPOUND LEADER IS LINDA SARSOUR'S 'MENTOR' ( Siraj Wahhaj )

    08/11/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Training camp for child terrorists has chilling connection to top Democratic Party operative. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj Jr., 40, of Clayton County, Georgia, was arrested along with his two sisters and two other adults last Friday in New Mexico on charges of felony child abuse ... But there is more to this story that is not appearing in the nightly news accounts we've all been following. Nobody is talking about Wahhaj's well-connected father, Siraj Wahhaj Sr., a radical Brooklyn imam who is the spiritual adviser to Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour. The elder Wahhaj also has ties to...
  • 73% of Democrats Want ‘A Fresh Face’ As 2020 Nominee

    07/17/2018 11:31:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | July 17, 2018
    Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are among those touted as serious Democratic presidential contenders in 2020, but three-out-of-four Democrats think their party needs to turn to someone new. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of Likely Democratic Voters believe their party should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2020. Just 16% disagree and think the party should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.
  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Medicare For All Is Cheaper Because It Reduces Funeral Costs

    08/09/2018 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fun. No, I mean that in all sincerity; she’s a fun candidate. She’s now one of the faces of the emerging left wing of the Democratic Party. Some have even called her the future of the Democratic Party. Maybe they should slow their roll on her, but hey—a Democratic implosion of rising talent is always a fun show to watch. She’s feisty. She has her moments, but when it comes to the policy discussion for her television hits, she veers into rocky shoals. casio-Cortez is clueless on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, playing whack-a-mole concerning whether there should be...
  • Socialists: 0 Capitalist Pigs: 5

    08/09/2018 4:04:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-9-18 | MOTUS
    When the final scores were posted it didn’t look so good for the Bernie Bros and the Ocasio Sista’s: Socialists 0 - Capitalist Pigs 5. Candidates endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suffered a string of defeats in primaries. ‘5 for 5’: Trump touts victories of GOP candidates he endorsed Socialism fails. Every. Time. It’s tried.So, it looks like the Big Blue Wave might actually be…a big blue undertow.I’m thinking if all the Democrats form a human chain and wade into the sea they may be able to save their brethren swept out to sea.  And if that doesn’t work,...
  • Michigan county investigating ballot shortage in election

    08/08/2018 11:08:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Brett Samuels
    Local officials are investigating after a Michigan county ran short on ballots after a historic voter turnout for a spate of elections on Tuesday, The Detroit Free Press reported. The news outlet reported Wednesday that 34 percent of voters attempted to cast a ballot in a host of state, local and national elections on the ballot in Oakland County. That number was five percentage points higher than area officials were expecting. Officials attributed the shortage to a confluence of factors, including two open Congressional seats to replace Reps. David Trott (R) and Sander Levin (D). Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown...