Category: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends ‘tax the rich’ gown

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her controversial “tax the rich” gown, pictured alongside fashion designer Aurora James.

New York congresswoman and progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defended wearing a gown emblazoned with the slogan “tax the rich” to the lavish Met Gala, saying she has elevated the debate about wealth redistribution in America.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends ‘tax the rich’ gown

Memo to AOC: Only You Can Save the Government | Washington Monthly

Someone needs to challenge the broken political mind-set around the size and nature of the federal workforce. No one has a better track record of changing such political paradigms than you.

After decades of the “no more bureaucrats” political feedback loop, private contractors working for the federal government now outnumber federal employees, by a factor of more than two to one.

 

Source: Memo to AOC: Only You Can Save the Government | Washington Monthly

AOC Destroys Greene On Twitter With One Word: ‘Taller’ | Crooks and Liars

AOC Destroys Greene On Twitter With One Word: 'Taller'

AOC responded to her attacks later on Twitter, writing “First of all, I’m taller than her.” Which is all that needs to be said for Greene’s trolling.

Source: AOC Destroys Greene On Twitter With One Word: ‘Taller’ | Crooks and Liars

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: You Gotta Love Her | The Smirking Chimp

If we could just avoid getting tangled up in our own rope, if we could remember the struggle that was going on for so long before we got here, if we could cut the crap and speak as plainly as AOC does, we could yet overcome.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: You Gotta Love Her | The Smirking Chimp

NY Democrat ‘Better at Being a Texas Senator Than Ted Cruz’: AOC Spends Weekend Raising Millions, Delivering Aid | Common Dreams News

NY Democrat ‘Better at Being a Texas Senator Than Ted Cruz’: AOC Spends Weekend Raising Millions, Delivering Aid | Common Dreams News
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) thanked donors and volunteers for their "collective action when people need it most" on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo: Twitter screengrab from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

“Charity can’t replace policy,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged, “but solidarity is how we’ll face climate change and build a better world.”

NY Democrat ‘Better at Being a Texas Senator Than Ted Cruz’: AOC Spends Weekend Raising Millions, Delivering Aid | Common Dreams News

AOC Raises $1M For Texas In One Day. Where Are Republicans? | Crooks and Liars

AOC Raises $1M For Texas In One Day. Where Are Republicans?
The difference this First Term Democrat makes is she’s a role model for what politicians should be. She’s hated for that.

As Sen. Ted Cruz rushed back to Texas on Thursday after coming under fire for fleeing to Cancún while his constituents faced devastating power outages, water disruptions, and food shortages, an out-of-state Democratic lawmaker teamed up with a coalition of local organizations to raise money to provide direct relief for people in desperate need. Announced on Twitter early Thursday evening by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the grassroots fundraising campaign brought in more than $1 million in a matter of hours—all of which, according to the New York Democrat, will go to The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO), Family Eldercare, Houston Food Bank, Feeding Texas, and other local groups assisting Texans during the ongoing emergency.

AOC Raises $1M For Texas In One Day. Where Are Republicans? | Crooks and Liars

AOC’s Perfect Slam At NY Post For Outing Paramedic Whose Side Hustle Is Nude Modeling | Crooks and Liars

AOC's Perfect Slam At NY Post For Outing Paramedic Whose Side Hustle Is Nude Modeling
Tina Turner said it “Simply the Best…”

The progressive New York congresswoman tweeted that instead of publishing a salacious article suggesting the woman isn’t adhering to “standards of personal ethics” while naming both her and her employer—reportedly against her wishes—the newspaper should have focused on “the actual scandalous headline…’Medics in the United States need two jobs to survive.'”

AOC’s Perfect Slam At NY Post For Outing Paramedic Whose Side Hustle Is Nude Modeling | Crooks and Liars

AOC’s cooking live streams perfect the recipe for making politics palatable | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cooks while lecturing her viewers about politics.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or talk up a storm about the minimum wage, healthcare and the existential struggle for democracy.

AOC’s cooking live streams perfect the recipe for making politics palatable | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Joe Biden’s agenda ‘a little hazy’ and criticises his Cabinet picks as lacking an ‘overall vision’ | Business Insider

The Democratic congresswoman told reporters on Wednesday: “You have an individual appointment here, an individual appointment there. We can wrestle about whether they are bold enough or ambitious enough, especially given the uncertainty and what kind of Senate we’re going to have.” Ocasio-Cortez continued: “But aside from that, I think one of the things I’m looking for when I see all of these picks put together is: What is the agenda? What is this overall vision going to be?” “And to me, I think that’s a little hazy,” she added.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Joe Biden’s agenda ‘a little hazy’ and criticises his Cabinet picks as lacking an ‘overall vision’ | Business Insider

Yes, Democrats Announce AOC *WILL* Speak At The National Convention | Crooks and Liars

Yes, Democrats Announce AOC *WILL* Speak At The National Convention

When the Freshers are the frontliners against Trump maybe it’s time to bring out the “squad” (ODT)

After earlier speculation that they may leave her out, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most outspoken progressive voices in Congress, will speak at the party’s national convention next week, when the party will officially nominate Joe Biden for the presidency.

via Yes, Democrats Announce AOC *WILL* Speak At The National Convention | Crooks and Liars

AOC’s Anti-Sexism Speech Yesterday Was a Triumph

Replicating Julia Gillard’s speech the echoed around the world. (ODT)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s blistering speech yesterday powerfully connected her experience of sexism with the broader issues of patriarchy and workplace harassment. It was proof, once again, that it’s very nice having democratic socialists in office.

via AOC’s Anti-Sexism Speech Yesterday Was a Triumph

Progressive Candidates Surge Again as Trump Drags GOP Down | The Smirking Chimp

There are times in this business when all you can do is sit back and let the “wow” hop all over you like a jubilant pack of kangaroo mice turned loose upon the world. Why? Because I get to type this sentence: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated her main primary opponent, conservative Democrat Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, by the razor-thin margin of 72-19.

Ha. Wow. Hop hop hop.

AOC and “The Squad” she came in with in 2018 were supposed to be a fluke, a one-off caused by the daily nonsense from an unpopular president. Sure, she toppled Joe Crowley, long-serving establishment Democrat and ally of Speaker Pelosi, but we were told not to read too much into it. There’s no way progressives are actually getting organized at this level, right?

via Progressive Candidates Surge Again as Trump Drags GOP Down | The Smirking Chimp

AOC Says She Is “Reduced to” Lobbying for Burial Costs

UNITED STATES - MARCH 27: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is seen outside of the Capitol before the House passed a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package by voice vote on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Ocasio-Cortez has been the only Democrat in Congress to come out against the coronavirus relief packages; she said she “couldn’t stomach” voting for the previous bill knowing she would have to go back to her community “having to fundraise for diapers and fundraise for food myself because the federal government has chosen not to.”

via AOC Says She Is “Reduced to” Lobbying for Burial Costs

Amid Whispers of Presidential Potential, AOC—Not Buttigieg—Called ‘Future of the Democratic Party’ | Common Dreams News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)

A breath of fresh air No a cool refreshing storm has swept across American politics…AOC (ODT)

“The undeniable fact is that Ocasio-Cortez has been the rock star of the political left since she pulled off her shock defeat of 10-term incumbent Joseph Crowley.”
—Mehdi Hasan, journalist

Ocasio-Cortez garnered national media attention in mid-2018 for her landslide victory in a primary race for New York’s solidly blue 14th Congressional District, which ousted longtime Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley. She has since used her national platform to promote progressive policies on key issues such as the climate crisis and healthcare—and support fellow political candidates who share her priorities.

In October, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Sanders for president. The past couple months, Politico explained, “Ocasio-Cortez has become a supercharged surrogate for Sanders in early-voting and delegate-rich states. As she’s drawn massive crowds alongside the Vermont senator in Iowa, Nevada, California, and New York, progressive insiders and activists are increasingly whispering about Ocasio-Cortez inheriting the movement one day—and running for the White House with it behind her.”

via Amid Whispers of Presidential Potential, AOC—Not Buttigieg—Called ‘Future of the Democratic Party’ | Common Dreams News

Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out White House Aides Reportedly ‘Horrified’ by Trump Conduct: ‘History Will Judge Them by What They Did. And the Answer Is Nothing’ | Common Dreams News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) listens during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2019. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

via Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out White House Aides Reportedly ‘Horrified’ by Trump Conduct: ‘History Will Judge Them by What They Did. And the Answer Is Nothing’ | Common Dreams News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump Has Already Admitted Impeachable Acts – Mother Jones

 

Tuesday evening, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) affirmed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying “what he has already admitted to is an impeachable offense.”

Surrounded by a flurry of reporters, the New York Democrat was asked if the caucus had been too slow to move on impeachment. Ocasio-Cortez didn’t take the bait: “We can’t ask ourselves about whether we move too slow or too quickly. We have to ask ourselves what we’re doing right now.”
Advertise with Mother Jones
Advertise with Mother Jones

Mere days after the Democratic firebrand called out her own party for abetting the president’s continued behavior, Ocasio-Cortez lent her support to the Speaker’s decision: “I think we have to hold this president accountable and we have to protect our democracy.”

via Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump Has Already Admitted Impeachable Acts – Mother Jones

Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times | US news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to have replaced Hillary Clinton as conservatives’ bete noire.

Democrat receives 3,181 mentions on Fox News and Fox Business
Figures suggest media obsession with congresswoman

The finding will reinforce perceptions that Fox, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is obsessed by Ocasio-Cortez, portraying her as a radical socialist who threatens the American way of life.

She tweeted in response on Friday: “Fox News brought me up 3,000+ times in *6 weeks.* That’s how hard they’re fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it. Too bad for them, cause we don’t flinch. #ForThePeople.”

via Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times | US news | The Guardian

Lots of Politicians Preach Civility, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Practices It | The Nation

AOC Green New Deal

She practices what she preaches Andrew Bolt doesn’t come anywhere near it either debating or his blessed manners. (ODT)

After telling allies it’s “not acceptable” to disparage a Republican who differs with her on climate strategy, AOC explains: “That’s the difference between me and Trump.

via Lots of Politicians Preach Civility, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Practices It | The Nation

Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making ‘fools of themselves’ | US news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media after a televised town hall in New York on 29 March.

Such assertions have no basis in fact: the resolution does not call for the elimination of animal agriculture or aviation. The extraordinarily large cost attributed to the plan by Republicans, typically $93tn, is also false.
Sign up for the US morning briefing

Ocasio-Cortez said she expected such attacks.

“But I didn’t expect them to make total fools of themselves,” she told MSNBC on Friday. “I expected a little more nuance, and I expected a little more ‘concern trolling’,” meaning expressions of disingenuous concern.

Ocasio-Cortez added that politics in Washington DC often feels like “the upside down”, a reference to a distorted parallel reality depicted in the Netflix show Stranger Things.

via Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making ‘fools of themselves’ | US news | The Guardian

How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic primary winner in the U.S. House race in New York’s 14th Congressional District. (Ocasio2018.com)

It might seem unbelievable that after Bernie Sanders’ immense success in the 2016 Democratic primaries, running a grass-roots campaign that condemned Wall Street’s influence and called for social justice, Democrats can still be caught off guard by progressives unseating party heavyweights.

And yet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary was nothing short of incredible. The victory stunned even her, as the video below illustrates.

 

A 28-year-old socialist Latina running against Joe Crowley, the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, probably didn’t raise many alarms within a political establishment that seems hellbent on ignoring a growing desire for the Democratic Party to move left.

via How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite