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The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:51:26 PM »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new poster child of the Democratic Party Progressive front.

This is our new best hope of our country abandoning the concepts of freedom, independence, and capitalism to replace them with socialism and big government.

I thought I'd start a page to document this tremendous opportunity to transform our country into the utopia that we all know it could and should be.

This week her own Party passed her over for very important committees - in which she no doubt would make the rest of them look like the capitalist dogs they are.

https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/ocasio-cortez-passed-over-for-influential-house-committee/

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal.

Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.

Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.

Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman reps – with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for a slate of fresh-faced candidates to earn posh assignments.

So they put on someone with experience and qualifications - over an idealist with a vision of fundamental hope and change? 

Baffling.  Just baffling.
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 10:43:28 PM »

She's the gift that Republicans have been waiting for ... 

I like her opposition of ICE - after she voted for them  :)
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 10:07:42 PM »


"She's the gift"

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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 09:34:27 AM »

That keeps on giving!
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 09:52:26 AM »

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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 11:00:33 PM »

Man - she has it all figured out.

Not bad for a 29 year old bartender.

Heck - I am totally ready to turn the economy over to her.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/07/691997301/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-releases-green-new-deal-outline

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Among the most prominent, the deal calls for "meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources." The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely, Ocasio-Cortez's office told NPR, as well as to transition away from nuclear energy.

In addition, the framework, as described in the legislation as well as a blog post — containing an updated version of "FAQs" provided to NPR by Ocasio-Cortez's office — calls for a variety of other lofty goals:

"upgrading all existing buildings" in the country for energy efficiency;
working with farmers "to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions ... as much as is technologically feasible" (while supporting family farms and promoting "universal access to healthy food");
"Overhauling transportation systems" to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building "charging stations everywhere," and expanding high-speed rail to "a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary";
A guaranteed job "with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security" for every American;
"High-quality health care" for all Americans.

Woo hoo.

I hope that high quality free healthcare and the free money thing kicks in before I retire.

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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 09:07:31 AM »

I like the idea of someone tearing my house down and building me a new energy efficient one
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 09:15:20 AM »

I like the idea of someone tearing my house down and building me a new energy efficient one

The more I think about all new energy efficient buildings.....

Wouldn't rebuilding every building in the Country generate a tremendous about of carbon output and pollution?

That is totally not green to me.
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 09:55:05 AM »

I think she's working on that
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 11:09:00 AM »

Mud huts and teepees are where we are headed
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 12:07:37 PM »

Mud huts and teepees are where we are headed

That is after the New Green Deal fully kicks in.

Socialism at its finest.
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2019, 03:12:40 PM »

Anybody think this is just a scheme by the dems to make the real liberal progressives look mainstream?
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2019, 11:19:02 PM »

Anybody think this is just a scheme by the dems to make the real liberal progressives look mainstream?

That would make sense, but my understanding is all of the current Democrats competing for the Presidential Nomination have signed onto this plan.
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Re: The Antics of Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 09:35:44 AM »

That would make sense, but my understanding is all of the current Democrats competing for the Presidential Nomination have signed onto this plan.

Another of her "gifts" that keep on coming -   2020   will be fun to watch as they implode trying to go further left than the other! 
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 09:38:35 AM »

They have to keep veering left because that’s where their money pit is
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