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Old 02-11-19, 12:05 PM
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The One and Only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Obsession Thread

Since many of you are apparently in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district because you can't stop posting about her in various threads, I created this thread as a dumping ground for discussion about her.
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Oh cool. Another thread dedicated to Grundle's blog.
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Do we really need yet another thread? The Congress thread isn't good enough for this conversation?
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Oh cool. Another thread dedicated to Grundle's blog.
FUCK you stole my joke

I can't wait to see a thread filled with the horrors of healthcare overhauls and free education.
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Do we really need yet another thread? The Congress thread isn't good enough for this conversation?
There are over 500 other members of Congress, and the conversation of the body as a whole was getting derailed by AOC obsession. Additionally she is being discussed in the environment thread and, for some reason, in the 2020 presidential threads. This is a spot for all the AOC devotees and constituents to talk about every little thing she does, so the rest of us can have more on-topic discussions.
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Here's a good example about the AOC obsession. I expect this is what the thread is really about.


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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Since many of you are apparently in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district because you can't stop posting about her in various threads, I created this thread as a dumping ground for discussion about her.
Thank you! I think she is worthy of discussion, but it was cluttering up the 2020 Presidential thread.
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This is a spot for all the AOC devotees and constituents to talk about every little thing she does, so the rest of us can have more on-topic discussions.
Only if it's magic though...
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I'll repost this here, because you know, misogyny.

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Fox News is very obsessed with AOC. Here's one example:

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Hillary is no more and Pelosi will be riding off into the sunset soon so Fox needs a new woman to vilify going forward.
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Finally, a thread where I can truly stop Socialism in America.
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What is Fake Opposition? It involves one power base either creating an opposing power base organization or movement, or infiltrating an existing opposing movement or organization. The obvious purpose of this tactic is to “control the opposition”; in other words, the controlling or infiltrating party will eventually rise to sow disinformation, dissent, confusion, and disruption. The purpose is to co-opt or take over that movement by discrediting other members, with the ultimate goal of weakening and destroying the opposing power base’s movement or organization.

This means that controlled actors on the far ends of each side of the horseshoe are actually closer to each other in their extreme ideologies — even if diametrically polar opposites — than they are to those of moderate ideologies either Right or Left of Center.
I'm actually fully on board with things like a return to extreme marginal tax rates on $10 milliion + earners. Just not trusting AOC yet.
Last thing the left should be enabling is another cult of personality built around one of it's figures.
It won't be that long before the rot of corruption that got a hold of, and (all but) destroyed the Republican party, shifts over to the D's.
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I'm actually fully on board with things like a return to extreme marginal tax rates on $10 milliion + earners. Just not trusting AOC yet.
Last thing the left should be enabling is another cult of personality built around one of it's figures.
It won't be that long before the rot of corruption that got a hold of, and (all but) destroyed the Republican party, shifts over to the D's.
Oh my god stop it. Not everything is a conspiracy. Christ on a bike.
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Yeah. Horseshoe theory is pure bullshit, typically propagated by "centrists" and such.
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Oh my god stop it. Not everything is a conspiracy. Christ on a bike.
Who said anything about a conspiracy? Like so much else, it's already out there, right there in front of people's faces

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Fox News is very obsessed with AOC. Here's one example:

She's a freshman congressperson with no real power atm.

The only entities according her power, and generating that, are primarily right wing media outlets and personalities.
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Oh my god stop it. Not everything is a conspiracy. Christ on a bike.
I suspect he's not going to see where the conspiracy angle is in what he posted. He wouldn't see his "just not trusting AOC yet" comment as conspiracy. It won't be long before he accuses AOC of being a Russian asset.
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Ok. How 'bout this for clarification.

I don't trust her because she is being set up to be in a prime position for
having people with malicious intent set her up to fail- either because she is, while earnest in her intent, a political novice and easily steered in wrong and ultimately ineffectual directions
or
because , like most pols, she has an outsized ego and will eventually compromise herself to feed that ego with an accumulation of wealth and power, while actually doing little to advance her causes.

Right now, the only thing I can say about her is that the majority of her campaign funding came from well outside her district.
Beto also engender a lot of outside of Tx donations, so I'm not discounting that out of hand.
But Beto was running as a senate candidate- a much more rarified position than another House Dem (who wasn't replacing a R but another, and by most accounts straight shooting, D).
Crowley, the incumbent she beat in the primaries, was also
once seen as a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader of the House. He suffered a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country.
So yeah.Sorry.
The whole cult of AOC smells a little fishy to me.

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Do you apply the same logic to all members of Congress regarding if you trust them or not?
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Requesting new thread title:

The One and Only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Conspiracy Thread

Who can make that happen?
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Originally Posted by Paul_SD View Post
Ok. How 'bout this for clarification.

I don't trust her because she is being set up to be in a prime position for
having people with malicious intent set her up to fail- either because she is, while earnest in her intent, a political novice and easily steered in wrong and ultimately ineffectual directions
or
because , like most pols, she has an outsized ego and will eventually compromise herself to feed that ego with an accumulation of wealth and power, while actually doing little to advance her causes.

Right now, the only thing I can say about her is that the majority of her campaign funding came from well outside her district.
Beto also engender a lot of outside of Tx donations, so I'm not discounting that out of hand.
But Beto was running as a senate candidate- a much more rarified position than another House Dem (who wasn't replacing a R but another, and by most accounts straight shooting, D).
Crowley, the incumbent she beat in the primaries, was also


So yeah.Sorry.
The whole cult of AOC smells a little fishy to me.


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The same corporate media that spent a year obfuscating and ignoring things like a presidential candidate's mob ties, decades of fraudulent business practices, and unsavory alliances, but instead primarily acted as an extension of his PR firm to promote his brand of right wing populism as a legitimate alternative, is now giving inordinate amounts of airtime to a freshman MOC, with very little biographical distinction to merit it, as she promotes her brand of left wing populism.

Yeah. No reason to not take all that at face value.

Let's just go back to talking about how stupid those Trump voters are.
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AOC wouldn't be receiving the attention if she wasn't so obnoxious and asking for it. She's a mini-Trump in many ways, and he's probably her secret role model.
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