Author Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Socialist, Beats 10-Term Congressman  (Read 834 times)

So you say, but you're not the one having to live a hard life by having to live without a fifth yacht!
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Offline Shiranu

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So you say, but you're not the one having to live a hard life by having to live without a fifth yacht!

No, but I am the one paying for it.
I've Got Love, Fuck Your Money.

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Well, hell, surely you can't expect rich people to pay for there own yachts!
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"Religion – it’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion."
Jon Stewart
"Jesus was a Jew, yes, but only on his mother’s side."
Archie Bunker

Offline Baruch

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So you say, but you're not the one having to live a hard life by having to live without a fifth yacht!

Human wants are unlimited.  You can have some of this and some of that, but not all of anything, let alone all of everything.  Individually or collectively.

No, I don't think we can take 100 million Latin Americans in, nor can Europe take 100 million ME/Africans in.  That is a lot of folks.
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Well, hell, surely you can't expect rich people to pay for there own yachts!

Perish forbid!  And the people working on the yachts should do it for free just for the honor of the ride! 
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Offline Draconic Aiur

"In New York"

Who gives a crap.

If it isn't someplace majorly Conservative it's not a big win.

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"In New York"

Who gives a crap.

If it isn't someplace majorly Conservative it's not a big win.

A win over a Party Boss suggests a lot about how the general electorate is reacting.
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A win over a Party Boss suggests a lot about how the general electorate is reacting.

Too bad the Ds didn't do that in 2016.  Now we will get conservative SCOTUS for the next 100 years.  Dred Scott ... can you hear me now?
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A win over a Party Boss suggests a lot about how the general electorate is reacting.
It does kind of suggest that people aren't blindly acting as cheerleaders for a party, but are actually seeing how things are and how they want them to change.  The thing I like about it is that people here are acting as if they are NOT obligated to support a party because it's the "party", but focusing more on what they want their party to be.  Government's obligation in a democracy should be to the people, not the other way around.  Yet we are taught patriotism and the Pledge of Allegiance, things that specify only our obligation to the government.

But there may be other reasons why this is going on.  The story only reports what happened this time, not why it happened.  And there can be less desirable motivations at play that we don't see from the report.

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It does kind of suggest that people aren't blindly acting as cheerleaders for a party, but are actually seeing how things are and how they want them to change.  The thing I like about it is that people here are acting as if they are NOT obligated to support a party because it's the "party", but focusing more on what they want their party to be.  Government's obligation in a democracy should be to the people, not the other way around.  Yet we are taught patriotism and the Pledge of Allegiance, things that specify only our obligation to the government.

But there may be other reasons why this is going on.  The story only reports what happened this time, not why it happened.  And there can be less desirable motivations at play that we don't see from the report.

As I understand the New York City campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocking off high-ranking Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was eyeing the House speakership, the democrats are getting angry about the way the Republicans have been playing the game and are tired of it. 

Which bodes well for the November elections.  Trump likes to talk about a "Red Wave", but he talks out of his hat and makes things up so often, the number of people who agree with him are going down in every poll.  Eventually, even his supporters are falling away as they see things that don't add up about him. 

The fight about the nominee for Justice Kennedy's seat on the Supreme court will be very informative.  The Senate is 50-49 Republican, and there are several departing Republican Senators who despise Trump and are retiring.  It would only take 1 angry departing Republican Senator to vote with a solid Democratic block to prevent a nominee from being considered per Republican Leader McConnell's own previous demand of "no Supreme Court nominee be considered in an election year".
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Offline pr126

Democratic Socialist? 

Think about that for a moment.
"It doesn't matter what is true. It only matters what people believe is true."

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Democratic Socialist? 

Think about that for a moment.

Two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner ;-)  Majority vote rules.  Vive Le Terror.
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Offline pr126

"Democratic socialist" is an oxymoron.

Tell Venezuela they are doing it wrong.
I am sure Bernie Sanders will do it much better if you let him.

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"Democratic socialist" is an oxymoron.

Tell Venezuela they are doing it wrong.
I am sure Bernie Sanders will do it much better if you let him.

Mexico and Canada first ... but they all have to grow a beard like Castro and smoke a Havana cigar.
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This is Sean Hannity's list of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's evil agenda.


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