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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made quite a stir in her surprise victory in New York's 14th Congressional district last year. Most notable was her radical-sounding declaration that she wanted to "Abolish ICE," the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency responsible for rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants. Back in July, I wrote somewhat skeptically about this slogan emanating from Ocasio-Cortez, and taken up by many other Democrats. Now, we can begin to judge exactly what the slogan would mean in practice. It turns out, she along with the entire Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives voted to fund ICE on their very first day in office. This was not a catch-all bill to reopen the federal government, which has been shut down for weeks while Trump refuses to sign a budget until he gets funding for a border wall. That was a different vote.

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Oh no, the "libertarian communists" are mad at Cortez. Everyone is picking on poor little Alexandria. lol

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-09 04:30 PM | Reply

The vote was for funding the Department of Homeland Security, which includes ICE.

The real irony is that nearly every Republican voted against funding DHS.

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-01-09 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 AOC also isn't some dumb conservative hack. If ICE is fixed, I'm sure she'll support it. But in its current, lawless form, its antithetical to this nation's values.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She ran on abolishing ICE, then voted to fund.....

ICE.

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-01-09 05:37 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

*eyeroll*

Please DrJones ... enlighten us on the "lawless form".

The real irony is that nearly every Republican voted against funding DHS.
#2 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR

Its not ironic, they want to fund it more to pay for building more walls.

Just last nite ....

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers impassioned response to President Trump's address: "The president should be really defending why we are funding [ICE] at all ... right now, what we are seeing, is death."
twitter.com

She's wonderful ....

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-09 07:34 PM | Reply

She's wonderful ....

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Isn't she though?

Here is the thing... Mycrackedass is a tingling again and it says you are a fool.

It is the job of DHS to protect the borders. If they cannot do the job within the bounds of our constitution and our international treaties and obligations. Then step down please. You are unable to perform your duties. A "wall" is not required to protect our borders and actually does nothing to enhance our security. Many things are requited. Open the government and we will talk about it.

Or Resign. Or better yet they should be fired. They are not performing the function for which they were hired.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-09 08:23 PM | Reply


The way I'm looking at this for the moment...

The Republicans seem to be very concerned about this newly-elected Representative from New York.

Very, very concerned.

So I ask myself, why are the Republicans so concerned? Usually they ignore newly-elected Representatives from New York. Trivialize them.

I have some possible answers to the question, but I'm still in information-gathering mode, so I'll keep them to myself for now.

That aside, she does appear to be able to really get the attention of the Republicans. What are they afraid of?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-09 10:32 PM | Reply

The headline is kind of cute.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 10:41 PM | Reply

The headline is kind of cute.

#8 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Accurate, too.

You know, I do what I can.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-01-10 04:39 AM | Reply

That aside, she does appear to be able to really get the attention of the Republicans. What are they afraid of?

#7 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT

Oh...

So now left wing = triggering conservatives?

Great.

We are ssssoooo ----...

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-01-10 04:42 AM | Reply

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scheduled an entirely separate vote solely on funding the Department of Homeland Security. This is the department which oversees ICE as well as US Customs and Border Protections. And it passed with support of every Democratic member of Congress, including democratic socialists Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Talib, as well as a number of other self-proclaimed ICE "abolitionists.""

Nobody, except you and the cons, are saying that Dems don't believe in controlled immigration and secure borders.

They can replace ICE when they come up with an alternative. Meanwhile, they can still fund the dept of homeland security.

There is no issue yet. Give them time.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-01-10 02:37 PM | Reply

Accurate, too.
You know, I do what I can.
#9 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

Then maybe you can read this, www.nytimes.com

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-10 02:51 PM | Reply

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