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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #240 on: January 19, 2019, 09:41:31 pm »
DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!

The right really does fear AOC for some reason.  Like they can't really marginalize her in a way that'll make her just go away.

Ironbite-that scares them.

They fear her because she's very good at understanding social media, and can reach a younger group of people the Repubs count on ignoring politics in order to win.

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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #241 on: January 19, 2019, 10:07:41 pm »
DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!

The right really does fear AOC for some reason.  Like they can't really marginalize her in a way that'll make her just go away.

Ironbite-that scares them.

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I'm at a political science conference and can safely report that political scientists don't really know what to make of @AOC, either.

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I'll tell you what's going on. She represents ME. She represents everyone I know. She represents the normal people. She cares about OUR interests. In my lifetime I have NEVER felt this represented before in government. It's time for government to work for us, as it was intended. To all the people coming out of the woodwork to spew hate: I love that she represents you too, and that her policies will benefit you as well. I feel sorry for all those that can't or won't see this.

Her maiden speech on the floor is already the most-watched video in C-SPAN history, apparently: https://www.c-span.org/video/?456929-2/237-187-house-passes-121-billion-disaster-relief-bill-february-8 (at 7:03:19, roughly 4 minutes)

There was also her schooling democracy-stealing former Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker on marginal tax rates after she suggested the moderate policy of a 70% marginal rate on income over $10,000,000:

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Explaining tax rates before Reagan to 5th graders: “Imagine if you did chores for your grandma and she gave you $10.  When you got home, your parents took $7 from you.”  The students said: “That’s not fair!” Even 5th graders get it.

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Explaining marginal taxes to a far-right former Governor:

Imagine if you did chores for abuela & she gave you $10. When you got home, you got to keep it, because it’s only $10.

Then we taxed the billionaire in town because he’s making tons of money underpaying the townspeople.

On another note... https://morningconsult.com/2019/01/10/americas-most-and-least-popular-senators-q4-2018/

Susan Collins is still 13th in approval for Senators. (Slipping, but well above water.)
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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #242 on: January 19, 2019, 10:14:08 pm »
Yeah, nothing wrong with criticizing AOC, but I think a lot of her critics are a little too fixated on her. It doesn't help that they keep choosing the dumbest reasons to attack her.

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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #243 on: January 19, 2019, 10:31:19 pm »
Best take I've heard: "If they keep attacking her like this, they're gonna accidentally make her President."
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #244 on: January 19, 2019, 11:17:34 pm »

There was also her schooling democracy-stealing former Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker on marginal tax rates after she suggested the moderate policy of a 70% marginal rate on income over $10,000,000:

And this prompted washed-up-piece-of-shit Joe Lieberman to come out of wherever the fuck he was hiding to get into the "attack AOC" act... And now he's angry she acted like she didn't know who he was ;)

Most people remember you, Joe.  You're the piece of shit who wrecked the true potential of Obamacare and was a boil on the side of the Democratic Party for decades.

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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #245 on: January 19, 2019, 11:57:59 pm »
Well, I remember Lieberman... and how Ned Lamont took the piss out of his incessant attack ads.

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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #246 on: Today at 02:55:39 am »
Imagine the frothing rage. PRESIDENT Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pres Cortez.

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Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Reply #247 on: Today at 03:03:13 am »
Imagine the frothing rage. PRESIDENT Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pres Cortez.

Cortez-Tlaib 2028.

EDIT: Or 2024; Rep. Cortez would be just old enough.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.