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Saturday, July 20, 2019

During an exchange with reporters as he left the White House on Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump made false accusations against both Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar, two of the four Democratic members of Congress against whom he launched a racist "go back" attack earlier in the week.

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I'm starting to think Trump believes Israel is part of the U.S. and that's he's in charge of it.

Watch the clip if you get a chance:

www.mediaite.com

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-19 07:11 PM | Reply

Democrats have been 'word-twisting' since the 90's. Clinton invented it under oath.

The DR is structured entirely on word-twisting, assigning positions, and exaggerated claims.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 08:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is there a photoshop of Trump forcibly putting these words into her mouth?

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-19 08:46 PM | Reply

go rehabilitate the swastika you freak.

#4 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-07-19 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The DR is structured entirely on word-twisting, assigning positions, and exaggerated claims.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Don't forget your favorites-lies, deflections, whatabouts and intentional obtuseness.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-19 09:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I didn't mean to leave you out intentionally, JPW. Of course your tactics are an important part of the community.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 09:44 PM | Reply

There were good Jews on both sides.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 12:32 AM | Reply

Trump can't get away with raping and murdering little girls. That isn't right.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-20 01:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump can't get away with raping and murdering little girls. That isn't right.
#8 | POSTED BY BORED"

Thank God he never has. So, you will need new material to fap to tonight.

#9 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-07-20 06:01 AM | Reply

"Thank God he never has."

Only if you define "little girls" as toddlers. Otherwise, he's guilty as sin.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-20 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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#9 Those little girls didn't deserve how Trump treated them, no matter what they were wearing. How can anyone make excuses for Trump?

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-20 07:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is kinda sick that Trump wants to change the USA anthem to "Thank Heaven for little girls".

That is just smart politics to get the Christian and female voters.
- the usuals

#12 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-20 07:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

It's a sad statement that whatever Trump says is likely to be untrue.

#13 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-07-20 07:32 PM | Reply

I had the misfortune yesterday to watch Trump's Q&A session with reporters ( I was at the gym and 1 of the TV's was showing it - proof that no good deed goes unpunished ). It was the most egregious display of calculated lying I have ever had the misfortune to witness. The question asked by any of the reporters was irrelevant, the answer was going to include "garbage ", "evil Jews" and " anti-semitic".

If you find yourself defending Trump for this type of behavior, either directly or by dredging up some irrelevant whataboutism, you have lost your moral compass.

#14 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-07-20 07:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

True, she said we were 10% better than garbage.

"We've strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful and just and good and equitable and productive. ...
And this idea of 10% better from garbage shouldn't be what we settle for." ~ AoC
twitter.com

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-20 07:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"you have lost your moral compass."

More like, have the image of their moral compass scorched into the palm of their hand, like Arnold Ernst Tolt from Raiders of the Lost Ark: indianajones.fandom.com

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 07:40 PM | Reply

All the haters are going to be sorry when we're living under Chalupa Law.

The sound of screams as they're beaten with uncut beef tripe strips will fill the streets.

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-20 07:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This was her actual quote. From the article. She is talking about ideas, not Americans. "All these things sound radical" is referring to national healthcare, education for all and the Green Deal.

It's about striving for more than settling for less. So of course it gets twisted by the haters into some ridiculous statement about America and Americans.

Puh-leeze!

"I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are. But where we are is not a good thing. This idea of 10% better from garbage shouldn't be what we settle for. It feels like moderate is not a stance, it's just an attitude toward life of like, 'meh,' " she told her interviewer from The Intercept.

#18 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-07-20 07:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

SHe's an idiot who says enough stupid things.

why make up lies?

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-20 08:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

And I think the thing that is really hard for, for people to sometimes see is that, when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow just like move away from what we've always been, we'll be a hundred miles -- you'll, you know, you realize you won't even realize that you've drifted a hundred miles, so when someone's talking about our core -- it's like, ‘Oh this is radical,' but this isn't radical. This is what we've always been. ~ AoC

She is talking about ideas, not Americans ~ Zarnon.

Its not just ideas in the ether, without foundation and who has them.

She's talking about America, and where we are. She's trying to defend her "radical" ideas, by juxtaposing them to our current country, insinuating we are 10% from garbage.

It's like, this like, it feels like, moderate is not a stance it's just an attitude toward life of like meh

Which is to say America likes where it is, 10% from garbage.

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-20 08:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Which is to say America likes where it is, 10% from garbage."

Only 10%?
I was sure whites weren't a 90% majority.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 08:53 PM | Reply

Kidnapping children from their parents when they are lawfully claiming refugee status is garbage.
Paying off mistresses with campaign money is garbage.
Lying about contacts with Russians is garbage.
Attacking NATO is garbage.
Accepting election help from Russia is garbage.
Obstructing justice is garbage.
Threatening news agencies is garbage.
Denying climate change is garbage.
Taxing the rich less than the middle class is garbage.
Denying healthcare to the poor is garbage.
Running Trillion dollar deficits during a boom is garbage.
Selling nuke tech to KSA is garbage.
Covering for the murderer of an American is garbage.

I am still looking for the 10% non garbage.

#22 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-20 09:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"True, she said we were 10% better than garbage.

#15 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-07-20 07:39 PM | REPLY | FLAG"

No she didn't. You have deliberately misconstrued her words to support Trump in his lies. What's more, I suspect you know this.

See my previous comment on "moral compass".

#23 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-07-20 10:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"And I think the thing that is really hard for, for people to sometimes see is that, when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow just like move away from what we've always been, we'll be a hundred miles -- you'll, you know, you realize you won't even realize that you've drifted a hundred miles, so when someone's talking about our core -- it's like, ‘Oh this is radical,' but this isn't radical. This is what we've always been. ~ AoC
"She is talking about ideas, not Americans ~ Zarnon."
Its not just ideas in the ether, without foundation and who has them.
She's talking about America, and where we are. She's trying to defend her "radical" ideas, by juxtaposing them to our current country, insinuating we are 10% from garbage.
"It's like, this like, it feels like, moderate is not a stance it's just an attitude toward life of like meh"
Which is to say America likes where it is, 10% from garbage.
#20 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-07-20 08:13 PM

Who has them? The GOP? Who's taking the taxpayer money as taxcuts? Who's not repatriating anything, regardless promises of money and jobs? Who's garbage ideas are we being undermined with year after year, parasitically extracting all wealth and expanding methods of mismanagement?

Medical aid for all. Education for all. Food, housing and employment aside, these two obvious trajectories to economic feasibility are turned into for-profit institutions where the disadvantaged remain so, never to compete with the obscenely wealthy and their alleged "inventors and creators" class. They are proving inferior in most regard, particularly preventing a dangerous precedent for equilibrium. Meaning your money has no value so long as there is no way to spend it.

This is the worse year for black home ownership yet. What sectors does this wonderful GOP economic boon go towards? It doesn't appear to have any benefit to those making under $40k, though I'm being conservative in my guesstimation, you can't get a home loan if you make that little. But with both kids working as well that does make having a mortgage that much more possible. School, not so much. Pick and choose your bootstraps, right?

People are being exploited in every conceivable manner and all you can do is state that we like going into debt for medical procedures that are provided free and instantly elsewhere, minimum wages haven't been rising in conjunction with taxation and other economic mechanisms for decades but we must compete with offshore competition making even less, and unless you are independently wealthy it's not possible to compete for a real education whatsoever so just fit into box A because slot C is closed to you.

Who pays you to twist so inelegantly?

I dig your savage ignorance. It smells of desperation with top notes of entitlement.

#24 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-20 10:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

I dig your savage ignorance. It smells of desperation with top notes of entitlement.
#24 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT

I dig your long post ... it damn funny ... and full of BS.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-20 10:59 PM | Reply

I dig your savage ignorance. It smells of desperation with top notes of entitlement.
#24 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT
I dig your long post ... it damn funny ... and full of BS.
#25 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-07-20 10:59 PM

No, seriously. I feel that you are deliberately out of touch, inventing poor context because you know Trump is the hallmark of a serious sea change en route.

When banking isn't possible what will happen to society? Historically?

#26 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-20 11:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

She's talking about America, and where we are. She's trying to defend her "radical" ideas, by juxtaposing them to our current country, insinuating we are 10% from garbage.

Which she said none of and your only circular proof is your spin on her statement. If you went back to the actual interview you'd see she was clearly talking about the proposals labeled radical by people like you.

You can make up whatever interpretation you want, but let's be clear where the source is -- not AOC.

#27 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-07-21 12:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Andrea is 10% worse than a liar because she is totally aware of her lies which are calculated to prevent anyone from supporting AOC. Andrea will fail but not for a lack of trying.
Green New Deal is our pathway to the future, the right will try to preent it but it is coming and they will benefit from it.

#28 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-21 09:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

As President, by repeating it three times, it becomes a fact to 40% of the population. 20% don't believe it and another 40% never heard it anyway.

#29 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-21 10:21 AM | Reply

The Green New Deal can work. It doesn't mean we stop burning fossil fuels either, as opponents try to claim by putting words in proponents mouths. What it requires first is upgrading buildings and equipment to improve energy efficiency and increasing the mix of renewable energy generation from 3% to 30%. Wind can pick up a larger proportion than solar and biomass and mini hydropower are also included to reach 30% globally. You, don't believe it because the orange sloth pretends he doesn't believe it? Economist Robert Pollin crunches the numbers for our country and the entire planet.

#30 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-21 10:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4


@#2 ... Democrats have been 'word-twisting' since the 90's. Clinton invented it under oath.

The DR is structured entirely on word-twisting, assigning positions, and exaggerated claims. ...

So... you got nothing but a lame deflection attempt.


#31 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

... a lame deflection attempt.
#31 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

"The DR is structured entirely on word-twisting, assigning positions, and exaggerated claims."

That's an accurate and factual observation on my part; this you cannot deny.

Haven't you seen the staggering number of discarded straw men in the DR basement? and take a peek in Snoofy's room.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-21 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

LOL @ that "Newsworthy" flag though!

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 03:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What a bunch of lies.

She didn't call Americans garbage.

She called Americans rubbish.

#34 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-21 11:41 PM | Reply

Is this a private party? or can anyone join in??

Is AOC a Nazi ??

Kinda figured she was wearing swastika panties..

www.cafepress.com

(JTA) -- The chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is under fire for wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of a Nazi collaborator.

Saikat Chakrabarti is seen wearing the green shirt in a video that aired in December on NowThis News about Ocasio-Cortez's surprise congressional victory the previous month.

The shirt features a sketch of Subhas Chandra Bose, a dissident Indian nationalist recognized by Adolf Hitler as the leader of the Free India Government. In exchange, Bose enlisted tens of thousands of Indian men to support the Japanese invasion of British India in 1944 and help fight the British in Europe for Hitler. The Indian Legion Bose raised for Germany trained as a regiment of the SS.

forward.com

#35 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 01:18 AM | Reply

#35 I don't know anything about Bose, but here's some push back on the topic:

Netaji Bose wasn't a ‘Nazi Collaborator', dear Americans, and accusing Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of being anti-semitic over it is absurd

Consider this, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel is great buddies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The bilateral relationship between India and Israel has progressed tremendously ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. The leaders have made no effort to hide the great personal bond they share with each other. At the same time, Narendra Modi has glorified Netaji Bose throughout the course of his political career.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, he has made a dedicated effort to give due to credit to Bose's cherished legacy. Is Modi anti-semitic? Is Benjamin Netanyahu great friends with an anti-semitic person? Their own President has praised Modi in glowing terms on several occasions. If Modi isn't, then how is Saikat Chakrabarti anti-semitic? How is Chakrabarti's t-shirt indicative of the anti-semitic inclinations of the Democratic party? It's utterly absurd.

www.opindia.com

#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-22 01:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Did someone say swastika?

#37 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-22 01:40 AM | Reply

Lol when you have to go back to 1944 to try to label someone a anti-semitic who wasn't born until 1989... you are full of it

#38 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-07-22 02:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The shirt features a sketch of Subhas Chandra Bose, a dissident Indian nationalist recognized by Adolf Hitler.

He also broadcasted propaganda for Hitler on a radio network set up by Bose to encourage Indians to fight for freedom. Bose met with Hitler in Germany in 1942.

The T-shirt controversy comes days after Ocasio-Cortez quoted Evita Perón, the first lady of Argentina who was also a Nazi sympathizer, in a tweet.

Speaking to her followers on Instagram on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said that the "United States is running concentration camps on our southern border."

Do you detect a pattern?

Nazis and Anti-Semites come in all ages... and sometimes they are even elected into positions of power.

#39 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 08:15 AM | Reply

Netaji Bose wasn't a ‘Nazi Collaborator', dear Americans,

Wikipedia says otherwise...

en.wikipedia.org

and accusing Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of being anti-semitic over it is absurd

absurd... perhaps...

politically insensitive, naive, immature or just a goose stepping Nazi... perhaps...

"Washington DC is often thought as a collection of America's Best and Brightest...

But sometimes a dim bulb sneaks in...

Other times a bulb burns brightly with great promise only to burn out abruptly...

This then, is the purpose of elections... to sweep away the dim and dead ones...

My job is to point the broom in the right direction."

-Pegasus

#40 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 09:04 AM | Reply

A staff member for AOC wore a T-shirt by someone who turns out to not have been a Nazi collaborator and you have a fit.

Any comment on the dozens of times Trump has retweeted from white supremacists?

#41 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-07-22 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The Indian people don't see Bose as a Nazi. To them, he was an advocate for Indian Independence (from the Wikipedia entry):

Bose was featured on the stamps in India from 1964, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2016 and 2018. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Kolkata, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, formerly Ross Island and many other institutions in India are named after him. On 23 August 2007, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe visited the Subhas Chandra Bose memorial hall in Kolkata. Abe said to Bose's family "The Japanese are deeply moved by Bose's strong will to have led the Indian independence movement from British rule. Netaji is a much respected name in Japan."

#42 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-22 09:54 AM | Reply

A staff member for AOC wore a T-shirt by someone who turns out to not have been a Nazi collaborator and you have a fit.

ummm her CHIEF of Staff wore it. Heinrich Himmler was Hitler's Chief of Staff...point being the apple don't fall far from the tree...

BOSE was a Nazi collaborator. You don't just talk to Hitler or go riding around in Nazi boats, planes or subs for the fun of it... and had he not died of burns in a plane crash... he would have been dancing at an end of rope at Nuremberg, the British would have seen to that. He died a martyrs death and cheated the British.

Not having a fit. I'm having fun by pointing this stuff out... and everyone is learning history in the process. So it's a win-win for everyone.

The Indian people don't see Bose as a Nazi. To them, he was an advocate for Indian Independence

TRUE -- but we are in America now... and here, we just see him as just another ass kissing Nazi. Voters will look at AOC but only see yet another ass kissing Nazi wannabee... unfair... perhaps. Life seldom is...

INTERESTING POINT -- Ho Chi Minh was pretty much in the same boat as BOSE. He fought France when it was a colony for freedom and independence for the Vietnamese people. No one helped so he turned to Communist China. America fought a war against him for 19 years. Why isn't a congressional staff member wearing a T shirt with his likeness?

We are what we wear... if your staff is wearing a likeness of a famous Nazi ass kisser... then a link has already been established to her... no excuses, She has lived in America long enough to know this...

#43 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 11:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Any comment on the dozens of times Trump has retweeted from white supremacists?

SURE - even the politically incorrect come up with an insight or 2... NO political group has a monopoly on political thought... good or bad...

America is one of the few countries that lets it all hang out and the voters are free to pick and choose who they want to represent them.

You might not like who they choose... but that's YOUR problem.

But it's only for 4 years and then we choose again... Don't like the choices?... wait awhile.... change is the only constant in both weather and politics.

#44 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 11:56 AM | Reply

Back in September 2013, when 'citizen' Donald Trump tweeted "If we don't clean up OUR COUNTRY of the garbage soon, we are just going to do a death spiral!", we didn't hear anyone suggest that because he was criticizing America he should "go back to where he came from".

www.washingtonpost.com

OCU

#45 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-07-22 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The DR is structured entirely on word-twisting, assigning positions, and exaggerated claims.
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

And that matters why?

#46 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 07:59 PM | Reply

If you find yourself defending Trump for this type of behavior, either directly or by dredging up some irrelevant whataboutism, you have lost your moral compass.
#14 | POSTED BY FOREIGNER

That means you, SHEEP.

#47 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 08:01 PM | Reply

I feel that you are deliberately out of touch, inventing poor context...
#26 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT

Yeah like accusing random posters of calling her racist.

Still waiting on that proof, MACKRIS. And have perfectly good reason to believe I will continue to do so.

#48 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 08:05 PM | Reply

"We are what we wear... if your staff is wearing a likeness of a famous Nazi ass kisser... then a link has already been established to her... no excuses, She has lived in America long enough to know this..."

Someone should have told the POTUS and First Lady that before she wore that "I really don't care" jacket on her trip to the border to visit an immigrant children's shelter:

www.cnn.com

#49 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-23 07:57 AM | Reply

"Voters will look at AOC but only see yet another ass kissing Nazi wannabee."

You hope and wish and are doing your little part to try to make that happen.

#50 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-23 08:07 AM | Reply

The DR is structured entirely on word-twisting, assigning positions, and exaggerated claims.
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Then leave, you miserable sack of ----.

#51 | Posted by JOE at 2019-07-23 08:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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