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Miss Understanding --- 108 days ago -

A_O_C is my new idol! 

OrdinaryGuy --- 108 days ago -

That figures. I have just one question for you MU. If socialism has never worked anywhere it's been tried why do you think it will work here? 

Prolix Raconteur --- 108 days ago -

You mean the same AOC who said the world will end in 12 years if we don't embark on a self destructive path dismantling our entire society by doing away with fossil fuels, airplanes and automobiles powered by anything other than electricity and retrofit every building in the US to be "green"? Never mind the fact that the biggest polluters in the world (China and India) will not be held to the same standard by any measure while we descend into 3rd world turmoil running up a $90 trillion debt pursuing her idiotic dream.

The same AOC that doesn't even know how congress is structured?

The same AOC who just this weekend lied that the GOP changed the constitution to block FDR from re-election?

She is a COMPLETE IDIOT and a gift to the GOP and Trump's re-election. 

Miss Understanding --- 108 days ago -

It would behoove you all to really learn something about your opposition for a change instead of being big cry babies! A_O_C is the real deal!

What can I possibly say except thank you? So many people sacrificed so much for this to happen - my mother most of all.
My mamá was born + raised in Puerto Rico. She practically raised her siblings in poverty while her own mother worked nonstop to provide food and shelter. She met my father, a Bronx boy visiting isla family, at a young age. They married + moved to NYC - she didn’t even speak English. My parents started from scratch: new languages, new life, new everything. Then came me, and they moved to start over again so I could have an education. Mami mopped floors, drove school buses, + answered phones. She did whatever she needed to do, for me. When my father died, she was left a single mother of 2, and again she had to start over. After he passed we almost lost our home, so we sold it and started over. & over. & over.
It wasn’t long ago that we felt our lives were over; that there were only so many do-overs until it was just too late, or too much to take, or we were too spiritually spent. I was scrubbing tables + scooping candle wax after restaurant shifts & falling asleep on the subway ride home. I once got pickpocketed, & everything I earned that day was stolen. That day I locked myself in a room and cried deep: I had nothing left to give, or to be. And that’s when I started over. I honestly thought as a 28 year old waitress I was too late; that the train of my fulfilled potential had left the station.
This week I was sworn in as the youngest woman in American history to serve in the United States Congress. I hope that record is broken again soon. As I raised my hand for the oath, my mother held the holy book & looked into @SpeakerPelosi’s eyes. Afterwards, the Speaker said to her “you must be so proud,” and my mother began to cry.
It was not long ago that our family’s hope was so dim it was barely an ember. Darkness taught me transformation cannot solely be an individual pursuit,but also a community trust. We must lean on others to strive on our own.
Thank you all. Whether it was late nights, hard days, pocket change, emotional investment, hard & soft skills, door knocking in the heat or petitioning in the bitter cold - we did this together. 

Miss Understanding --- 108 days ago -

No wonder your president attacks Puerto Rico. He attacks anything & all that he feels threatened by. Besides PR is just another dark skinned nation & we know how the aryan old white man feels about them!!! yes he attacks Porto Ricans just cause he can't have his way! Talking about babies, he is the biggest one yet 

Prolix Raconteur --- 108 days ago -

Oh yeah, she lied about her "humble" upbringing in the Bronx as well. She grew up in the tony suburb of Yorktown after her parents fled the crime and violence in the Bronx so she could attend an exclusive school.

Copying/pasting her lies and drivel might impress you but it doesn't mean any of it is remotely true. 

Joe Blow --- 108 days ago -

I like her enough but I have the patience to wait for her to get a bit older before she advances further. On the other hand, I prefer her young brand of Dem Socialism over Bernie the old man's. He's too old and needs to slink away. He also comes across as too gruff in tone.

That figures. I have just one question for you MU. If socialism has never worked anywhere it's been tried why do you think it will work here? 

I see some educating is needed. It's not socialism. It's democratic socialism and there's a huge difference. I suggest you all broaden your horizon well beyond Faux Entertainment. Try the Google. For a change.

Then there's this:

Exclusive: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains what democratic socialism means to her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has described herself as a democratic socialist.
Critics of the Bronx native have used the often-misunderstood term "socialist" to describe her.
Socialism is defined as a "state-controlled economy in which private property and income distribution are subject to social control," but academics debate what the term actually means.
President Trump has tied Democrats to socialism, noting that a progressive agenda could cause the US to fall into a similar state of chaos as Venezuela, in his State of the Union address.

I add: Sure he has. It's his buzz word from his buzz brain and he's using it to brainwash the minions and scaring them into thinking it's something that it's not. That's how he operates. Lie after lie after lie after lie.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the country by storm when she beat longtime Democratic incumbent Joseph Crowley in the New York primary.

The media and long-serving politicians in Washington are obsessed with her, monitoring every word she says, every step she takes, and even her wardrobe.

But how did this 29-year-old Latina, who has described herself as a democratic socialist, become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress?

In an exclusive interview with Business Insider in late December, Ocasio-Cortez broke down why the idea of democratic socialism isn't so scary for her generation.

"So when millennials talk about concepts like democratic socialism, we're not talking about these kinds of 'Red Scare' boogeyman," she said. "We're talking about countries and systems that already exist that have already been proven to be successful in the modern world."

During the Cold War, animosity toward the Soviet Union manifested into anxiety over the term "socialist," which has since remained an often-misunderstood term in US politics.

Ocasio-Cortez has likened her view of democratic socialism to Scandinavian social democracy. The congresswoman's progressive platform consists of a single-payer health care system that covers all forms of health care.

"We're talking about single-payer health care that has already been successful in many different models, from Finland to Canada to the UK," she said.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is still paying off her student loans, also believes in tuition-free public colleges and universities. Her platform includes guaranteeing Americans a living wage that maintains "basic levels of dignity so that no person in America is too poor to live," Ocasio-Cortez said. "That's what democratic socialism means in 2018, and not this kind of McCarthyism Red Scare of a past era."

Now the congresswoman makes headlines nearly every week, whether it's because of her proposal to hike taxes on the wealthiest Americans or an old college video that surfaced.

But for Ocasio-Cortez, it all goes back to when Donald Trump became President of the United States.

"I think so many New Yorkers remember the morning after the election because the election, of course, was on a Tuesday, and most of us had to go to work the next day," she recalls. "I remember taking the six train downtown the morning after the election, and it was quiet. It was so quiet on the subways, and we're talking about the train car was packed, absolutely packed with people, and you could just feel the heaviness on every single train car."

At the time, she was working at a taqueria called Flats Fix in Manhattan.

"Even in my experience, working in restaurants, so many of our immigrant coworkers decided to go back home to their home countries," she said. "A lot of people started going back home feeling like they weren't welcome in America anymore. And it has a real impact on our communities. Businesses start to close. People start to struggle. Communities really struggled to kind of have to work extra hard to maintain that fabric."

Ocasio-Cortez hasn't let her political stardom get in the way of how she feels about her family. Her mother Blanca was at her swearing-in ceremony, holding the Bible as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi administered the oath of office.

Afterward, the congresswoman penned an emotional Instagram post thanking her mother for sacrificing everything to raise her after her father died.

"I think he'd be proud. I think he'd be laughing a lot," she said. "My dad was a big jokester and he just saw the humor in a lot of things and I think he'd say, 'I told you so,' in that my dad always kind of told us and talked to us about how we're going to go through a lot of hardship."

"Whether it's going to be in fulfilling your skills or your potential, there's always going to be a dawn after the dark," she added.

Here for full interview. 

I_won't_tell --- 108 days ago -


Joe Blow --- 108 days ago -

Wow, IWT. That's all you got? More racial slurs from the CONvict party. Typical just like your hero.


OrdinaryGuy --- 108 days ago -

Hey, JB, please give my one example of where socialism has worked. I would be interested in learning that. 

DVaz --- 108 days ago -

Don't hold your breath, OrdinaryGuy. 

sdanielmcev --- 108 days ago -

Read Karl Marx if you want to know what ' Democratic Socialism' is. 

OrdinaryGuy --- 108 days ago -

The reason he hasn't given an example is that there isn't one. Socialism doesn't work. All AOC really wants is POWER. That's what the democrats really want. 

I_won't_tell --- 108 days ago -

JB "More racial slurs"

No. I have zero care of her race.

AOC is just nuts/stupid/ignorant/...... 

OrdinaryGuy --- 107 days ago -

So true. She doesn't have a clue. 

sdanielmcev --- 107 days ago -

Bimbo comes to mind. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 107 days ago -

Next they're going to tell you "No we mean democratic socialism like in Denmark, Norway etc". (AKA Nordic socialism).

In reality those are NOT socialist countries. They are free market economies paired with exorbitant tax rates to accommodate infinite social programs. The state does not own or manage the means of production and output.

The only real socialist experiments have all failed 100% (Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela etc).

There is no such thing as "democratic socialism". It's a catchy cliche promising a communal utopia that appeals to shallow minded simpletons, groups who perceived themselves as disenfranchised and losers in general.

So joe blow can copy/paste the latest spin from any of his progressive propaganda outlets, and he can even buy into that idiotic tripe, but the reality is AOC and her ilk will sell America as we know it up the river. 

DVaz --- 107 days ago -

Excellent post, Prolix! 

sdanielmcev --- 107 days ago -

By MU's own post. Aoc's parents were capitalists 

Prolix Raconteur --- 107 days ago -

KU has it's posters who are a case study in the gullible and easily influenced, short attention span voter that revels in 10 second jingoistic snippets (medicare for all! Free college! Living wage!Ban guns! Green New Deal!!blah blah blah) and faux Utopian, feel-good platitudes with absolutely no substance whatsoever. 

sheddy --- 107 days ago -

What is sad is that only about 12,000 people voted for her. The people in this country have to listen to this nitwit, because people wouldn’t go vote. She is so stupid. 

Miss Understanding --- 107 days ago -

wE can all witness how scared yall are of A_O_C! This makes my day!
Rah! Rah! Rah!

By TW, she got about 60% of the vote which is humongus by todays standards at the booth. Look at what your idol got, 63 MILLION wile Hillary achieved a wopping 66 MILLION so you are not one to speak of the 60% that A_O_C Got. That was a killer %age! Her opponent got less than 12 thou so you got it all backwards as usual sheddy\ 

OrdinaryGuy --- 107 days ago -

wE can all witness how scared yall are of A_O_C! This makes my day!
Rah! Rah! Rah!

She doesn't scare us we just knoiw she wacky.

By TW, she got about 60%

That's a little misleading. She got 27,658 votes. The reason she won was that the turn out in her district was very low. There were 216,000 registered democrats in her district in 2016. Less than 13% of the eligible voters voted in that election. 

OrdinaryGuy --- 107 days ago -

BTW...MU your little darling is now under investigation for taking illegal campaign contributions. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 106 days ago -

By TW, she got about 60% of the vote which is humongus by todays standards at the booth. Look at what your idol got, 63 MILLION wile Hillary achieved a wopping 66 MILLION so you are not one to speak of the 60% that A_O_C Got. That was a killer %age! Her opponent got less than 12 thou so you got it all backwards as usual sheddy\

Someone's going to need to decipher this mess. 

small handed cheetoh --- 106 days ago -

The reason she won was that the turn out in her district was very low. T

Even I beg to differ with you on this, my little supporter. She won because she got more votes. That's all that matters.

I won with less votes. I'm a big man and that is why.


sdanielmcev --- 106 days ago -

I guess a civics class is in order. 

OrdinaryGuy --- 106 days ago -

I guess a civics class is in order. 

So true. Let's see how AOC does when she comes up for reelection. 

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