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PostPosted: 07/27/18 10:05 am    ::: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reply Reply with quote

Ocasio-Cortez was the first person since 2004 to challenge the Democratic Caucus Chair, Joe Crowley, in the Democratic primary. She faced a significant financial disadvantage. The Ocasio-Cortez campaign spent $194,000 to the Crowley campaign's $3.4 million.

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez received 57.13 percent of the vote (15,897) to Joe Crowley's 42.5 percent (11,761), defeating the 10-term incumbent by almost 15 percentage points. Bernie Sanders congratulated her, saying, "She took on the entire local Democratic establishment in her district and won a very strong victory. She demonstrated once again what progressive grassroots politics can do." Time magazine called her victory "the biggest upset of the 2018 elections so far.”

At 28 years old, Ocasio-Cortez is one of the youngest nominees for Congress. If elected, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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PostPosted: 07/27/18 11:57 am    ::: Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reply Reply with quote

I’m interested in her.

There are things that I like very much about her, and things that I don’t.

My hope, is that a pragmatic policy maker (Pelosi would be awesome...) takes her under her wing, and shows her how to make her visions a reality (or close to it).

But she’s interesting, for sure.



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PostPosted: 09/04/18 12:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 09/04/18 6:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

You can wrap something up in a pretty bow and wrappings all you want, but at the end of the day, socialism... or even democratic socialism if you prefer... is still an ugly and unwanted present. Americans, especially young Americans are so ignorant and arrogant that they think socialism is controllable and that they can manage it efficiently so that it won't harm people. Socialism is a system that tries to force equality down the throat of the people, and it only winds up dividing the people further into enemies. Keep socialism out of the U.S. This country runs best on a central platform and a central government which represents the majority of Americans. The extreme systems of the lefts and rights do not.



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PostPosted: 09/04/18 5:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm not crazy about any candidate who runs under a socialist banner. EVER.
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PostPosted: 09/05/18 7:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 09/05/18 7:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It seems that socialist or democratic socialist, is being thrown out without regard to the definition. I don’t see advocating free healthcare and free college tuition as enough to give yourself either label. Bernie Sanders calling himself a democratic socialist made it an in vogue term, but reporters should start asking these candidates if they really are advocating state ownership of companies, or even worker control of companies. She defined democratic socialism as “no person should be too poor to live”. That got big applause from the audience, but nobody, including possibly her, no what it is referring to.

They left out a lot of Ocasio-Cortez’s bio when they referred to her as a “bartender”.


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