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  • Ocasio-Cortez prepares for war… on her own party

    11/18/2018 9:41:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 90 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    She hasn’t even drawn her first paycheck as a member of Congress yet and won’t be casting any votes for a couple of months, but the political media is already flitting around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like moths surrounding a streetlight. And she’s responding to all the attention by setting a big agenda for herself. Rather than worrying about expanding the Democratic majority in the House two years from now or taking back the Senate, however, the newly elected socialist from New York has a different target in mind. She’s heading up a new coalition aimed at removing more Democrats in the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez backs campaign to primary fellow Democrats

    11/18/2018 3:39:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 11/18/18 | Alex Thompson
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats want her victory over Rep. Joe Crowley to be the beginning of a movement rather than just a one-off upset. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday threw her weight behind a new national campaign to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats deemed to be ideologically and demographically out of step with their districts. The incoming star congresswoman from New York again put the Democratic establishment on notice that she and activist groups on the left aren’t content with a Democratic-controlled House: They are determined to move the party to the left. "Long story short, I need...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins protest at Pelosi's office

    11/13/2018 2:58:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 84 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 | Grace Segers
    New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most prominent of the progressive millennials elected to Congress in the midterm elections, joined a protest led by left-wing groups Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement outside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's personal office calling for House Democrats to put forward a climate plan. Protesters called for Democrats, who will have a substantial majority in the House next year, to create a select committee to develop a plan to switch to 100 percent renewable energy. The demonstration was spurred by a recent United Nations report that showed that the world only has 12 years to limit global warming to manageable...
  • Wait - If Ocasio-Cortez can't afford D.C. rent, how did she get around during the campaign then?

    11/11/2018 4:21:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    EEE | 11 NOVEMBER 2018 | EEE
    It appears that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is unable to afford the astronomical rent for a D.C. apartment until she gets her first Congressional paycheck. But who paid for her to campaign and criss-cross the country? AOC barely campaigned within her own district. I doubt that she received thousands of dollars in small donations, given that she won her primary when three-fourths of the district didn't even come out to vote. She was a mini-Queen maker, endorsing candidates in Hawaii, for example. And Hawaii is not cheap. The plane tickets, the hotels, the clothes she wears, food....all this stuff isn't cheap...
  • Ocasio-Cortez rips Fox News for mocking her personal finances, working-class people

    11/09/2018 7:40:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., ripped Fox News on Friday for mocking "working-class people" after the news channel did a segment on her struggle to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. "As I mentioned, we’ve been preparing and will be fine. However, it's been very revealing to see how gleefully Fox News hosts crack jokes about working-class people. It reveals what they actually think about us," she tweeted....
  • Could somebody create a meme with Frankenstein's Eyegore and Occasio-Cortez?

    11/08/2018 7:06:16 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 17 replies
    They have similarities.
  • Puzzled Ocasio-Cortez On Paying For Free College & Medicare For Everyone: “You Just Pay For It”

    11/08/2018 4:31:07 PM PST · by deandg99 · 41 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/08/2018 | Tim Brown
    Incoming New York congresswoman and self-proclaimed Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was puzzled by a question about how to pay for things like free college tuition and free Medicare for all and mocked those people who see the obvious economic problems with such nonsense. However, in Ocasio-Cortez’s mind, she thinks, well “you just pay for it.” OK, let’s just get this out on the table now. If one “just pays for it,” it’s not really free, is it? Someone is paying for “it,” whether it’s welfare or some government entitlement that makes you dependent upon government for your money or...
  • After stunning primary upset,newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes youngest woman in Congress

    11/08/2018 5:04:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    abc news ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Meg Cunningham
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has undoubtedly been a star this election cycle. Now, she can officially start packing her bags for Washington. The 29-year-old ascended to national prominence -- with appearances on the likes of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" -- with the assumption she would be headed to Congress in a reliably blue district. On Election Day, that proved true. She led 79 percent to 13 percent over Republican Anthony Pappas with 86 percent of locations reporting, and was projected by The Associated Press to win soon after polls closed. "This is what is possible when everyday people come together...
  • Ocasio-Cortez For House Speaker? ‘I Don’t Want to Bite Off More Than I Can Chew’

    11/08/2018 4:04:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2018 | Patrick Goodenough
    Goodman had asked Ocasio-Cortez her stance on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) returning as House speaker. “Who do you think needs to lead the House?,” she asked. “And would you consider the possibility of being the speaker … yourself?” “I mean, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew,” Ocasio-Cortez laughed. “I just won my seat.” “But, you know, what I do think is that in terms of her leadership in context, we need to see what our options are,” she continued.
  • Ocasio-Cortez needs to wait for lawmaker salary to kick in to afford DC apartment

    11/08/2018 1:08:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2018 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The New York Times in an interview Thursday that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can rent an apartment in D.C. She explained that the transition period will be “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.” Ocasio-Cortez also told the Times that she had saved money before leaving her job at a restaurant and had planned accordingly with her...
  • Ocasio-Cortez on ‘puzzling’ question of how to fund Medicare for All: ‘You just pay for it’

    11/06/2018 2:24:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/05/18 | Aaron Colen
    **SNIP** Ocasio-Cortez was asked last week whether she thought Medicare for All was too expensive. Here’s what she said: “No, people often say, like, how are you going to pay for it and I find the question so puzzling because ‘How do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent?’ You just pay for it. We’re paying more now.”

    10/18/2018 10:26:02 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 37 replies
    Grabienews ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    The media starlet and New York congressional candidate, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, has, like, something to say. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night, those things were “like,” “yeah,” and also, “um, for sure.” Ocasio-Cortez is from New York, but sounded like a character from “Clueless.” Throughout the interview, she repeatedly used Valley girl filler words such as “like” and “yeah, yeah.” In about three minutes of speaking, Ocasio Cortez said “like” 11 times, “yeah” 20 times, and “for sure” three times. While telling a story of a couple she met at a Cracker Barrel that apparently supported her...
  • Wince TV: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stops by MSNBC and Makes Everyone Watching Dumber

    10/12/2018 6:03:07 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    RedState ^ | 10-12-2018 | Alex Parker
    I have no way of knowing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s character as a person, but assuming she’s nice, I’m very uncomfortable writing about her. The 28-year-old seems to be at the center of a prank being played by the Left, but I can’t decide whether the joke is on us or her. The self-proclaimed socialist wants all money to pay for all things for all people, with no discernible plan by which that could ever remotely be accomplished. In every interview, she smiles and nods as questions are posed. Then she opens her mouth and…dang it. Nevertheless, she continues to be promoted...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop

    10/12/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/18 | Lauren Lee
    Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college – along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely. Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels. She’s called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a “Green New Deal” plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. But she cast her position in stark terms Thursday, during a fundraiser at a restaurant...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Eliminate' Electoral College, It 'Undermines' Democracy

    10/11/2018 12:06:03 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 76 replies
    Reason ^ | October 8, 2018
    Now that the Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, some Democrats are turning their fire on the idea that each state should be equally represented in the upper chamber of Congress. "The idea that North Dakota and New York get the same representation in the Senate has to change," NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian tweeted. Others, like GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe, took issue with the Electoral College, which allowed Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump to place four justices on the Court, even though Bush and Trump lost the popular vote in 2000 and 2016,...
  • VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez Describes Herself As ‘Therapist’ For Her ‘Traumatized’ District

    10/07/2018 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez Describes Herself As ‘Therapist’ For Her ‘Traumatized’ District
  • Ocasio-Cortez Called Out for Comments on Being 'Inaugurated' to Congress

    10/05/2018 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/03/18
    It seems that Democratic socialist and New York City congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot to learn about Congress. Ocasio-Cortez spoke Monday at her alma mater of Boston University, raising eyebrows with a comment on implementing her campaign promises if she wins in November. "It doesn't mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we're signing health care, we're signing this."
  • Ocasio-Cortez: My proposals aren’t 'pie in the sky’ (the bartender wants to 'invest')

    09/23/2018 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/16/18 | QUINT FORGEY
    New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended an ambitious slate of policy proposals Sunday, casting the various planks of her Democratic Socialist agenda as long-term investments that would pay dividends for future generations of Americans. “What we need to realize is that these investments are better and they are good for our future," Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "These are generational investments," she said. "They're not short-term Band-Aids, but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and how we want to act as the wealthiest nation in...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism of Her Posh Photo Shoot Outfit: ‘Get Used to Me...

    09/16/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Sep 15th, 2018, 6:55 pm | Tamar Auber
    FULL TITLE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism of Her Posh Photo Shoot Outfit: ‘Get Used to Me Slaying Lewks’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not letting the criticism of her photo shoot look go unnoticed. Talk of her too posh clothes has sparked a lot of talk in conservative circles lately. During a segment on Fox and Friends on Saturday, the hosts joined in the slamming of the congressional candidate for wearing an expensive outfit during a photo shoot. “And then there is this. The rising star of the Democratic Party has expensive tastes for a socialist,” guest host Katie Pavlich said....
  • Democratic Socialism: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wears $3,500 Outfit For Working Class Photo Op

    09/15/2018 6:49:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    As many have said about socialism, the issue is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. Socialist and rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is bound for Congress on an agenda that will cost trillions. $40+ trillion in the first decade alone for her left wing goodies of free college and single-payer health care, those are the two big items. In three decades, the price tag for American democratic socialism will hit $218 trillion. But remember, socialists, like the pigs in Animal Farm, they don’t have to sacrifice a thing. Is Ocasio-Cortez more of a limousine liberal than a...