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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Politics is often shrouded in mystery, a world of mostly old, white men who then help elect other old, white men. And that's, of course, by design. The more inaccessible (and confusing) something seems, the more likely it is to remain in the hands of those who've built the systems. But not anymore. In case you didn't hear the cheers of women across the nation last Tuesday, history was made this midterm election when a number of young, diverse women were elected to public office. One of those women was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old representative from New York's 14th congressional district, who will become the youngest serving congresswoman ever come January. Ocasio-Cortez is one of the women who's currently in D.C. for New Member Orientation, where members-elect gather for a two-week program. And via her Instagram Stories, Ocasio-Cortez has been giving us a look inside.

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She's not even 'in' yet, but can give us a 'look inside' - wow, I'm impressed.....,

#1 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-11-15 02:38 PM | Reply

Lift the veil on Congress LOL drama!

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-15 03:34 PM | Reply

"The more inaccessible (and confusing) something seems, the more likely it is to remain in the hands of those who've built the systems."

That goes for so many professions; lawyers, doctors, finance.... other hookers.

The instagram pics are kinda cool, but they are about everyday life, not so much about political process.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-15 03:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Transparency is a good thing.

We need more from the DoJ, FBI & FISA courts.

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-11-16 07:40 AM | Reply

I read that she rented an apartment in Washington state. She's pretty and dumb and pretty dumb, but she has that angry ignorance factor.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 09:03 AM | Reply

This is cool, so I expect the usual suspects to hate it.

Ocasio-Cortez is a welcome addition to Congress. I wish there were another 10 like her in their twenties or thirties coming to D.C. I'm tired of out-of-touch rich old boomers running everything.

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2018-11-16 09:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

She's not the only woman who ran and won, nor is she the only minority woman to win, but she is the youngest and one of the prettiest. I wish some of the others would get more air time. I saw some of them on Ari Melber's show before the election, and they, too, are an impressive lot.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Black, Latina, Asian, and American Indian women are all underrepresented across U.S. bodies of government, and 2018 will help shift that. Ayanna Pressley became the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts and a rare elected official of color from New England. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is Latina, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress when she pulled out an upset primary victory against Democratic stalwart Joe Crowley in New York. And Lauren Underwood, a black woman and a former senior adviser in the Obama administration, unseated a longtime Republican incumbent in the Chicago exurbs.

Perhaps the biggest gain for women was in the House of Representatives, where women broke well past the 107 seats they held in the 115th Congress. Women also helped change the balance of power in the chamber, especially in big states that will be important in elections ahead. There were the women of Virginia -- Abigail Spanberger, Elaine Luria, and Jennifer Wexton -- who all unseated Republican incumbents. There were the women of Pennsylvania -- Mary Gay Scanlon, Susan Wild, and Chrissy Houlahan -- who nabbed open conservative districts (and along with their new colleague, Madeleine Dean, helped break up Pennsylvania's all-male congressional delegation). Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer, who is just 29 years old, both took down Republican incumbents in Iowa. Lizzie Fletcher did the same in Texas. And Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell picked up two seats for the Democrats in Florida. Democratic women also picked up Republican seats scattered across other states: Ann Kirkpatrick won Arizona-2, the southeastern district vacated by the Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally. Kendra Horn won in an Oklahoma City district that went for Trump by 13 points. And Angie Craig unseated a Republican incumbent in Minnesota.

www.theatlantic.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 10:04 AM | Reply

"She's not even 'in' yet"

this gal is really rattling the "conservatives".

right wingers appear terrified of her

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-11-16 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

--I wish some of the others would get more air time.

Like the Israel hater, Omar? Yes, let's see more of her. As soon as the election was over she went back to supporting the BDS movement.

"Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar came out against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement during her campaign, but after winning election, she now says she "supports the BDS movement."

Omar, a Muslim Somali-American elected last week to replace outgoing Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) in the House, fought accusations that she held anti-Israel views during her campaign. As part of that effort, she told a group of Jewish voters in the state that she opposed the economic boycott of Israel, calling it "counteractive" and "not helpful in getting that two-state solution."

But Omar's tune has changed since winning the election. In an interview published Sunday by MuslimGirl, Omar said she "supports the BDS movement."

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 10:07 AM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 10:26 AM | Reply

"She's not even 'in' yet"
this gal is really rattling the "conservatives".
right wingers appear terrified of her

They want to make her the new Pelosi and Waters. Someone whose very name becomes a dog whistle for the right. I hope she resists their efforts.

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sure. Now slaughter the source.

freebeacon.com

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 10:30 AM | Reply

Omar has been criticized for a past video, believed to have been filmed in August 2018, where she says that she supports a "two-state solution" and says BDS is "not helpful in getting that two-state solution." She says in the video, "I think that the particular purpose for it (BDS) is to put pressure, and I think that that pressure is really counteractive. Because in order for us to have a process to getting to a two-state solution, people need to be willing to come to the table ... ... I think that (BDS) stops the dialogue."

On November 11, 2018, Omar's campaign told Muslim Girl that "Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people's right to support it isn't criminalized. She does however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution." Her campaign confirmed that Congresswoman-elect Omar voted against an anti-BDS bill in Minnesota. At the time, she spoke passionately about how BDS worked in South Africa, as told to her by her grandfather. Of her vote, Omar said, "I don't want to be part of a vote that limits the ability of people to fight towards that justice and peace."


muslimgirl.com

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Also from the MuslimGirl article:

Criticism of the Israeli government should not be confused with anti-Semitism. In fact, conflating criticism of the government with anti-Semitism is in and of itself anti-Semitic, because you're otherwise silencing and discounting the opinions of a large portion of Jewish people right here in the United States, who rightfully criticize the Israeli government for their actions in Palestine.

For example, in a 2013 Pew Research survey, only a quarter of American Jews aged 18-29 felt that Netanyahu's government was "making a sincere effort to bring about a peace settlement with the Palestinians." Overall, across all age brackets, less than half of American Jews (only 38%) felt that the Israeli government was making a sincere effort at peace with Palestinians. A whopping 44% felt that settlement construction was detrimental to Israel's own security interests.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 10:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"What went curiously unmentioned in all the flattering post-election coverage, however, was that Omar, who replaces Keith Ellison -- a former acolyte of anti-Semitic minister Louis Farrakhan -- also has some exotic notions about the Jewish people.

In a 2012 tweet, for instance, the Democrat explained that "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel."

Meanwhile, the other Muslim woman headed to Congress is Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants who wants to cut aid to the Jewish state because supporting it "doesn't fit the values of our country."
But Omar used a well-worn anti-Semitic trope about the preternatural ability of a nefarious Jewish cabal to deceive the world.

It's something you would expect to read in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or hear from a professor of comparative literature at Columbia University, not a US congresswoman.

Omar had a chance to retract, or at least refine, her statement. Instead, she doubled down. "These accusations are without merit," she claimed, blaming Jewish Islamophobia for the backlash. "They are rooted in bigotry toward a belief about what Muslims are stereotyped to believe."

nypost.com

#16 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 10:50 AM | Reply

I read that she rented an apartment in Washington state. She's pretty and dumb and pretty dumb, but she has that angry ignorance factor.

#5 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

I'm calling you a liar till you link that. I googled it and find no such story. Perhaps you would like to tell the class where you read it?

I realize you couched your lie in a Trumpian lie saftey phrase: "I read", which is the same as "a lot of people say", Some people say" "I hear that a lot of people" They told me". But I aint buying it.

Link it or admit it is bullcrap, Visitor. Man (or woman) up and share your source.

If I am shown to be wrong, and you can link to a reputable source that this actually happened, I will apologize. If you cant substantiate your lie, I will accept your apology.

#17 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-11-16 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--They want to make her the new Pelosi and Waters

Cortez is doing a fine job of that all on her own. Being left of Maxine Waters might make hearts beat on the left, but it's not going to sell outside the Blue Bubble.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 10:55 AM | Reply

"If you cant substantiate your lie, I will accept your apology."

Don't hold your breath.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-16 10:58 AM | Reply

You guys are absolutely humorless.

#20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#7, If the others were as media savvy as Ocasio-Cortez seems to be they'd probably get a lot more air time.

#21 | Posted by qcp at 2018-11-16 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"They want to make her the new Pelosi and Waters. Someone whose very name becomes a dog whistle for the right. I hope she resists their efforts." - #12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 10:28 AM

Yep.

And it is the very same people who were silent on the outrageous behavior of people like Steve King, Devin Nunes, Louie Gohmert and Matt Gaetz, among plenty of others.

#22 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You guys are absolutely humorless.

#20 | POSTED BY VISITOR

First rule in comedy: If it aint true, it aint funny.

It is so easy to admit an error in judgement and apologize, and move on.

Trump would not be on the precipice of historic repudiation if he could do it.

#23 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-11-16 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#7, If the others were as media savvy as Ocasio-Cortez seems to be they'd probably get a lot more air time.

Some of the coverage about her is typical of what happens to folks in/from NYC. What I can't figure out is if she likes the coverage and is egging it on just to get her name out there or if she isn't all that media savage and doesn't realize she needs to pick her battle.

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 11:45 AM | Reply

"You guys are absolutely humorless." - #20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 11:09 AM | Reply | Flagged newsworthy by nullifidian

Yeah, who could ever compete with such comedic gems as:

"Hope that judge has an army to enforce his illegal orders."

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 10:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

#25 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 11:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

For example, why promote/respond to this kind of stuff at all:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first days in Congress: Treated as intern, clothing criticized

"If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside," she wrote on Twitter. "If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh & take a picture of my backside. Dark hates light - that's why you tune it out. Shine bright & keep it pushing."

www.msn.com

Most people really aren't that obsessed with her backside, and it's not like she's the first woman in politics who had to contend with people commenting on her outfits/body, etc. Does it make those kinds of comments right? Nope, but yesterday I read multiple stories about Oates-Cortez, and I think she is being, willingly or not, overhyped.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

media savage=media savvy

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 11:55 AM | Reply

--clothing criticized

That was as dumb and petty as criticizing Trump over how he likes his steaks and ice cream. She dressed professionally, as she should.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 11:58 AM | Reply

She is barely the youngest to be elected too:

Youngest woman: Twenty-nine-year-old Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress, in New York's 14th District. The woman currently holding that distinction is Rep. Elise Stefanik, also from New York, who was elected in 2014 at age 30.

Still another under-30 women was elected this year -- Democrat Abby Finkenauer, in Iowa's 1st District, who is also 29. However, she will turn 30 in December, so Ocasio-Cortez will still be younger when the new Congress begins in January.

www.npr.org

Oh, who am I kidding? She is getting the most buzz because she is the most photogenic and the most leftwing.

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That was as dumb and petty as criticizing Trump over how he likes his steaks and ice cream. She dressed professionally, as she should."

Yeah, the critique was supposed to be that she was well-dressed/heeled for someone who couldn't afford an apartment in DC. I bet she isn't the only newly elected woman who fit the criteria of not being able to afford the DC rental market, but for some reason she was the only one who was singled out for that coverage.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 12:04 PM | Reply

--who fit the criteria of not being able to afford the DC rental market, but for some reason she was the only one who was singled out for that coverage.

Maybe because she was the only one who twitted about it and complained about it.

#31 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 12:07 PM | Reply

"Maybe because she was the only one who twitted about it and complained about it."

Because she's so media savvy? I don't see how that ploy works to her advantage, but some apparenlty do.

#32 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 12:15 PM | Reply

--Because she's so media savvy?

Obviously she's isn't. She came across as whiny and expecting everyone to recognize her. Maybe her sudden fame has gone to her head and she expected the red carpet and a marching band to greet her. Whatever. I'd rather discuss her policies than her personality.

#33 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 12:23 PM | Reply

"She came across as whiny and expecting everyone to recognize her." - #33 | Posted by nulli"Geology is not geography"fidian at 2018-11-16 12:23 PM

Projection?

Or confession?

#34 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 12:25 PM | Reply

Gal, there's a whole new generation that lives their entire lives on social media. What seems odd to older folks is de rigueur for them. She's very smart to play in to that, IMO.

#35 | Posted by qcp at 2018-11-16 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--there's a whole new generation that lives their entire lives on social media.

Yeah, the dumb generation that couldn't tie their shoelaces without smartphone instructions.

#36 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 12:45 PM | Reply

#35 "Gal, there's a whole new generation that lives their entire lives on social media. What seems odd to older folks is de rigueur for them. She's very smart to play in to that, IMO."

Agreed, this is cool:

"Ocasio-Cortez Using Instagram to Lift the Veil on Congress"

but I still think she needs to pick her battles. Just because you can post something on social media doesn't mean you should. Trump is the best case in point of that.

#37 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You've got a point there.

#38 | Posted by qcp at 2018-11-16 12:51 PM | Reply

#36

Sad old burnout grumbles about the current generation. Hey Dulli, you churn your own butter too, I suppose.

#39 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-11-16 12:52 PM | Reply

Hey Dulli, you churn your own butter too, I suppose.

#39 | Posted by DirkStruan

Well, it IS a natural butt paste.

He is gonna need a 55 gallon drum of it to soothe his pain before this spastic President finally gets his comeuppance.

Has Trump been introduced to Nulli's friend Karma yet?

No worries. She will find him soon enough on her own.

#40 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 01:01 PM | Reply

Anand Giridharadas @AnandWrites

I interviewed @Ocasio2018 today for @NewYorker, and she got so busy discussing Amazon, taxes, contract law, public housing, facial recognition tech, billionaires, subways, jobs, ICE, wages, working-class New York, the 1920s, and trickle-down economics that clothing never came up.

She discussed those things in 8 minutes.

#41 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 01:29 PM | Reply

right wingers appear terrified of her

RightOCenter shht himself over her.

He can't understand why she won't fall in line and kiss Nancy Pelosi's derrière the way he does.

#42 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 01:30 PM | Reply

Omar, a Muslim Somali-American elected last week to replace outgoing Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) in the House,

Hey Nulli, why doesn't your xenophobic hate rag tell us the religion and background of Keith Ellison?

#43 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 01:39 PM | Reply

She discussed those things in 8 minutes.
#41 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Sounds like a scatterbrain trying to impress.

#44 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-16 01:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

13 issues in 8 minutes? She should just handed him on of her campaign brochures for all the in-depth substance that must have had.

#45 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 01:49 PM | Reply

Most people really aren't that obsessed with her backside,

I don't believe she's using the word backside to mean her backside.

I remember an article posted about Ocasio-Cortez wearing a fancy dress and everyone talking about her selling out now that she's won.

I'm pretty sure she meant she's damned if she does dammed if she doesn't.

#46 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 01:50 PM | Reply

Yeah, the dumb generation that couldn't tie their shoelaces without smartphone instructions.
#36 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Nulli is afraid of technology and lashes out against progress.

You're a stereotypical cantankerous old man who's scared to go out cause of the kids and their damn loud music.

#47 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 01:55 PM | Reply

Just because you can post something on social media doesn't mean you should.

You're clearly not a Gal in your twenties.

#48 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 01:58 PM | Reply

"You're clearly not a Gal in your twenties."

Or a guy like Trump in my seventies.

#49 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 02:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

She came across as whiny and expecting everyone to recognize her.

Women. Always whining.

Meanwhile there's dishes to be washed, meals to be cooked, and laundry to be folded.

#50 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Or a guy like Trump in my seventies.

Well. Trump is an exception. To many rules.

#51 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 02:02 PM | Reply

I don't believe she's using the word backside to mean her backside.
I remember an article posted about Ocasio-Cortez wearing a fancy dress and everyone talking about her selling out now that she's won.
I'm pretty sure she meant she's damned if she does dammed if she doesn't.

I'm sure that is what she meant, but the photo of her in her suit was taken from the back. Hence, her backside reference.

"You're clearly not a Gal in your twenties."
Or a guy like Trump in my seventies.

IOW, I don't think age is the only factor. I know folks in their 20s and 30s who don't post every thought they have online, and I know folks in their 50s and 60s who give the world TMI, IMO.

#52 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-16 02:03 PM | Reply

ROFL! Dulli posting rwing spin from the Free Bacon.

It was only a matter of time. He's already posted James O'Keefe spin and load of other horse manure from other rwing sites.

#53 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-16 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now slaughter the source.

freebeacon.com

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 10:30 AM

#53 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-16 03:14 PM

It took 5 hours to slaughter the DNC-disapproved source. Must be slowing down in his dotage, or was cooking a batch of his famous 70/30 THC/CBD oil blend.

#54 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 03:45 PM | Reply

she has that angry ignorance factor.

#5 | Posted by visitor_

haha that's classic coming from a trump supporter.

ANGRY IGNORANCE is trump's 2020 slogan.

#55 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-16 03:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Nulli is afraid of technology and lashes out against progress. - Clownshack

If depression is your thing .... keep progressing ..
childmind.org

You're a stereotypical cantankerous old man who's scared to go out cause of the kids and their damn loud music. - Clownshack

The kids aren't outside, and they have headphones on ..... kinda the issue Nulli is pointing out...

I do like Ocasio-Cortez though, and her use of "instagram" is to be commended, but leaving out Young Kim from the SQUAD can't be understood.

Ocasio-Cortez represents the face and intelligence of the NEW democratic party....

I am surprised the OLD Democrat guard is so afraid of her, they stick with the Irishman O'Rourke, Pelos, and Fiendstiens, some even support a Hillary run in 2020.
pbs.twimg.com

#56 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-11-16 04:15 PM | Reply

- DNC-disapproved source

You mean one of your many rwing Trump-Approved sources.

-5 hours

Sorry, I'm not here all the time marking rwingers NW and linking to the slimiest rwing spin sites on the web like you are.

- 70/30 THC/CBD oil blend.

Making ---- up again.

btw, I see Mackris is back. Hi, Andy! I guess this means RoCheney is out of your life now that you'll be showering with her again. No more pro bozo werk? Or is polygamy legal in "Cali" now?

#57 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-16 04:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#57 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-16 04:20 PM | Reply

Trollin' trollin' trollin'

All he's got is trollin'

Keep the trollin' rollin'

Raw hiiiiiide!

#58 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 04:35 PM | Reply

How dare you troll, Corky!

Everyone know Trollifidian is the only person who's allowed to do so.

#59 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 04:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If depression is your thing .... keep progressing ..

Progress creates depression? Thanks for sharing, Andrea.

The kids aren't outside

Sure they are. But. You've got an agenda to push.

#60 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-16 04:45 PM | Reply

--You've got an agenda to push.

lol. Like you and every other lwinger here.

#61 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-16 04:50 PM | Reply

#61

Have stupid rwing agenda, will troll.

#62 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-16 07:43 PM | Reply

if you really want to lift the veil show all of the lobbyists and pacs that own each congress critter...

#63 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-16 11:16 PM | Reply

At first I didn't like this idea because I thought it was a reality-TV-ization of congress, but after seeing the pictures, I think it's really neat and a good way for us to become familiar with the experiences of people leading the country.

#64 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-16 11:59 PM | Reply

She's a superhero.

Her secret power is getting right wingers to admit that in their minds only rich people deserve to have a place to live and clothing.

#65 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-11-17 04:04 AM | Reply

www.google.com

FTA:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore clothing to work on Thursday, and it became a thing.

Eddie Scarry, a Washington Examiner writer who covers media and politics, tweeted a photograph of the Democratic congresswoman-elect from behind, apparently taken somewhere on Capitol Hill.

"Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now," Scarry wrote on Thursday. "I'll tell you something: that jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles."

#66 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-11-17 05:05 AM | Reply

#66 actually this is consistent with very long term ideas for cons.

#67 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-17 09:06 AM | Reply

"I'll tell you something: that jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles."

Great. An author who never heard of putting on your "Sunday best".

The concept someone can't be struggling and yet have one nice set of clothes is preposterous. In addition, he has no idea whether she purchased it, or it was a gift from, say, her wealthy aunt.

#68 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-17 09:42 AM | Reply

This is a damned of you do and damned if you don't situation for OC. They're just peeved that they don't have any real blue collar cred.

#69 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-17 12:34 PM | Reply

To be honest, Dems are way too proud of her lack of achievements.

#70 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-17 12:34 PM | Reply

If depression is your thing .... keep progressing ..
Progress creates depression? Thanks for sharing, Andrea.

Yes, technological progress is creating depression and anxiety among the populace.
www.sciencedaily.com

BILL GATES AND STEVE JOBS RAISED THEIR KIDS TECH-FREE -- AND IT SHOULD'VE BEEN A RED FLAG
www.independent.co.uk

Keep preaching its going swimmingly.....

The kids aren't outside ~ me
Sure they are. ~Clownshack

No they aren't; the standard child has only structured play no balance, and half as much time outside as their parents did, who had less time outside than their parents.

Indeed over a third (33%) of children do not play outside after school at all, compared with 20% of their parents.
www.sustrans.org.uk

Its a trend...

Unstructured outside play is critical for a childs mental health and growth.
www.psychologytoday.com

The Benefits of Unstructured Play
www.pbs.org

But. You've got an agenda to push. ~Clownshack

My agenda being mentally and physically healthy kids, as they are the future;

What would your agenda be?

#71 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-11-17 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-11-17 01:30 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN

Love, True Love.

Nulli was lost with out you Andreà.

He had to resort to flagging Sniper Newsworthy he missed you so much.

Don't leave him again. His heart can't take it.

#72 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-17 02:19 PM | Reply

To be honest, Dems are way too proud of her lack of achievements.

#70 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

I wouldn't say I'm proud. I'm not sure who or what you're talking about actually.

I am very happy, though, that she's forcing the right to admit that they feel that poor people shouldn't be able to live in houses or be able to wear clothes.

#73 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-11-17 02:22 PM | Reply

--#72 | Posted by ClownShack

Playing the "Who flagged who" game (WFW), a favorite among 2 or 3 posters with nothing else to say.

#74 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-17 03:10 PM | Reply

I wish there were another 10 like her in their twenties or thirties coming to D.C. I'm tired of out-of-touch rich old boomers running everything.

I completely agree with the rich boomers part.

But I wouldn't want more of her. We need people with a stronger tether to reality and less of a 'free everything' platform.

#75 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-17 04:14 PM | Reply

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

I see nothing wrong with supporting this.

#76 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-17 04:16 PM | Reply

To be honest, Dems are way too proud of her lack of achievements.

#70 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

I think that's what makes her attractive to most-she doesn't have the usual pedigree of a politician.

The biggest question, IMO, is whether that means she takes a different path than the usual politician. Only time will tell.

#77 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-17 04:26 PM | Reply

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