Tag: AOC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: There Is No ‘Both Sides’ Comparison To The Marjorie Taylor Greenes | Crooks and Liars

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: There Is No 'Both Sides' Comparison To The  Marjorie Taylor Greenes

The irrefutable logic of AOC, Alexandria Occasio-Cortez ( D )

Wanting religious fascism is not the same as supporting student debt forgiveness.

“It’s important for us to dig into the substance of what that actually means,” AOC said..

Ocasio-Cortez recognize that people will paint her as a left-wing extremist.

“I, of course would object that. I do not believe I’m as extreme in the way that Marjorie Taylor Greene and Republican side is extreme,” she said.

“The idea that there is any equation of believing in someone who believes in guaranteed universal healthcare in the United States with someone who believes that undocumented people should incur physical harm — are somehow the same level of extreme is something that I would object to.”

I would object to that also.

Marge dreams of a White supremacy – Christian national take-over of the country as opposed to polices that help the entirety of the American people.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: There Is No ‘Both Sides’ Comparison To The Marjorie Taylor Greenes | Crooks and Liars

AOC on Political Mistakes and the Left’s Growing Pains

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul meets voters together with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Gianaris and others at Woodside Station in the Woodside neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York City. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul visits Woodside to meet voters together with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Gianaris and others on mid-term Election Day. (Photo by Ron Adar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
“There needs to be a differentiation between an individual decision and a record and a pattern.”

If someone makes a mistake, it’s not the same thing as someone selling out. There needs to be a differentiation between an individual decision and a record and a pattern.

I think there’s a temptation — and we have to be aware of the role that even algorithms play in this, right? YouTube, Twitter, all of it is designed to make us fight with each other; like, that is rewarded algorithmically. And so I think with the awareness of that — and it’s not to say that we shouldn’t [fight] ever — we’re better with sound criticism. But I think we really need to be grounded in strong citation and not just incitement of emotion. Like, let’s talk about having really thorough arguments to make each other better. That’s what political struggle is all about. And engaging in that with one another as a movement.

Source: AOC on Political Mistakes and the Left’s Growing Pains

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘January 6 Was A Trial Run’ | Crooks and Liars

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'January 6 Was A Trial Run'

During an NYC Town Hall on April 20, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained that if the Republicans had control of the House on January 6, 2021, the insurrection would not have been thwarted and Trump might still be in office. “This is no joke. January 6 was a trial run and a lot of people don’t seem to understand that,” AOC said.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘January 6 Was A Trial Run’ | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson lets slip that “Whiteness” is scam as he targets AOC for Race-Baiting and Sexual Harassment

Fox News poobahs have has a long history of sexual harassment of female staff, and the organization was fined $1 million for it last year. I once described the mandatorily blonde Fox News female anchors as “not so much hired as trafficked.” So Carlson’s objectification of the congresswoman is par for the course at a Murdoch news property.

Carlson seems to have been on the verge, as he frothed at the mouth, of slipping into German and of shouting “Kinder, Küche, Kirche” (children, kitchen, church!)– the Nazi ideal for women. At least June Cleaver, the fictional mother and housewife of the 1950s situation comedy, “Leave it to Beaver,” cooked meals and raised children and went to church.

Source: Tucker Carlson lets slip that “Whiteness” is scam as he targets AOC for Race-Baiting and Sexual Harassment

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

With 58K Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza, AOC and the Squad Resolve to Block Precision Bombs for Israel

The disproportion of the savage Israeli response to the tiny rockets Hamas has sent over the border can be easily seen when we consider that only a handful of Israelis have had their homes damaged and none have been made homeless. The ratio of Palestinian to Israeli deaths in the current conflict is on the order of 16 to 1. Disproportionate response and deliberately harming civilians are war crimes.

Source: With 58K Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza, AOC and the Squad Resolve to Block Precision Bombs for Israel

New Narrative: Pay Living Wage Or ‘Flip Your Own Damn Burgers’ | Crooks and Liars

New Narrative: Pay Living Wage Or 'Flip Your Own Damn Burgers'

Pushing back on the right-wing narrative about the reason for real or perceived labor shortages in some markets nationwide, progressives on Friday told corporations that if they want to hire more people, they’ll need to start paying better wages.

Source: New Narrative: Pay Living Wage Or ‘Flip Your Own Damn Burgers’ | Crooks and Liars

How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America

How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America

The leftist Democratic Socialists of America, which helped congressional star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get elected in 2018, looks to be a big political player again in New York City’s 2021 municipal elections. The group has not yet endorsed anyone for mayor – the top prize in New York’s June 22 Democratic primaries. But all 51 city council seats are up for grabs this year, and the DSA has members running for six of them – including Queens public defender Tiffany Cabán and Brooklyn tenant activist Michael Hollingsworth. With two state senators and five representatives out of 213 lawmakers, the New York State Legislature already has the country’s largest DSA legislative caucus. These Democrats share a leftist platform that includes guaranteeing housing as a human right and ending mass incarceration The DSA has upended local politics in this Democratic stronghold, and its wins extend well beyond New York – into Virginia, Nevada and beyond. How did socialism jump from the fringes of American politics into its very center?

Source: How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America

AOC Warns Biden That Giving Relief Checks to Fewer People Than Trump Would Be Nonsensical ‘Own-Goal’ | Common Dreams News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks during a news conference outside of the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday strongly pushed back against a move by Senate Democrats and President Joe Biden to further restrict the number of people who will receive direct payments under the emerging coronavirus aid package, warning the new eligibility structure would deny direct relief to people who received checks during Donald Trump’s presidency.

AOC Warns Biden That Giving Relief Checks to Fewer People Than Trump Would Be Nonsensical ‘Own-Goal’ | Common Dreams News

Bernie and AOC Are Right: Joe Biden Should Declare Climate Change a National Emergency

Bernie and AOC Are Right: Joe Biden Should Declare Climate Change a National Emergency

For decades, presidents have used their power to declare emergencies to sideline badly needed regulations and entrench the national security state. Now a group of Congress members led by AOC is proposing that those powers be used for good: to force action to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bernie and AOC Are Right: Joe Biden Should Declare Climate Change a National Emergency

Right-wing media melt down over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live about the Capitol insurrection | Media Matters for America

A Fox News screenshot from the show "The Faulkner Focus" showing NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) speaking on Instagram Live. The comments section to the right is blurred. Chyron reads "Ocasio-Cortez: Critics Using 'Tactics Of Abusers'"

In a February 1 Instagram Live video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) detailed her experience during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In the process of telling her story, Ocasio-Cortez also revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault. Right-wing media voices took the opportunity to ridicule her, joke about surviving sexual assault, and attempt to discredit her as a partisan liar, among other dismissive responses.

Right-wing media melt down over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live about the Capitol insurrection | Media Matters for America
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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

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

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says Fox News’ and Trump’s obsessions with her have led to white supremacist threats | Media Matters for America

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In Trump’s and Murdoch’s crosshairs AOC defies death (ODT)

via Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says Fox News’ and Trump’s obsessions with her have led to white supremacist threats | Media Matters for America

Sinclair Airs Racist Ad During Debate ‘Burning’ AOC’s Face | Crooks and Liars

Sinclair Airs Racist Ad During Debate 'Burning' AOC's Face

We are in a battle for the SOUL of this country. Hate speech like this ad should have no hiding place. Publicize the shop that made it and make sure they never. work. again.

Sinclair Airs Racist Ad During Debate ‘Burning’ AOC’s Face | Crooks and Liars

In Photos: As Fury Grows, Tens of Thousands Rally Across US Demanding Immediate Action to #CloseTheCamps | Common Dreams News

In Photos: As Fury Grows, Tens of Thousands Rally Across US Demanding Immediate Action to #CloseTheCamps | Common Dreams News

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Politicians and The Information Age – » The Australian Independent Media Network

AOC knows the archival power of social media. The current President does not.

Now you might argue Trump’s stream of consciousness approach disregards hypocrisy. Maybe. But the wider society (excluding the MAGA cultists) does not. They have the opportunity to look at the evidence and see his thousand-and-one backflips,

Conclusion: The Role of Independent Media

Governments’ reactions to critical coverage clearly shows that it hits a nerve. Whether Spud screams media bias, or Trump screeches ‘fake news’, this should encourage us. We should continue to speak truth to power. They know they are losing the war and so they screech louder. Forward, my friends. Let us show these dinosaur politicians the true power of the information age.

via Politicians and The Information Age – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Impeachment: ‘This Is About Us Doing Our Jobs’ | Crooks and Liars

Screenshot_2019-06-17 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Impeachment 'This Is About Us Doing Our Jobs'.pngOCASIO-CORTEZ: Well, I think every day that passes the pressure to impeach grows and I think that it’s justifiable, I think the evidence continues to come in and I believe that with the president now saying that he is willing to break the law to win re-election,

via Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Impeachment: ‘This Is About Us Doing Our Jobs’ | Crooks and Liars

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agrees With America About Taxes

Here’s what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that wound everyone up: The U.S. should tax income over $10 million per year at a top rate of 60 or 70 percent.

Republicans responded by shamelessly lying about what this meant, pretending that Ocasio-Cortez was advocating a tax rate of 70 percent on all income. Some older Democrats, such as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, adopted the standard Democratic tactic of cowering in fear before a deceptive Republican onslaught, like abused dogs.

The hullabaloo was understandable: Ocasio-Cortez’s forthright advocacy demonstrated that American politics, against the odds, can sometimes be about what Americans want. After the “60 Minutes” episode aired, The Hill commissioned a poll that found that 59 percent of registered voters support raising the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent. The idea, The Hill wrote, even receives “a surprising amount of support among Republican voters. … 45 percent of GOP voters say they favor it.”

via Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agrees With America About Taxes

Robert Reich: America’s Economy Is Unsustainable

The system is rigged to be Unsustainable. Why the necessity and the welcome of rep AOC (ODT)

You can also be a leader by uncovering critical information, fighting lies, spreading the truth. Core responsibilities of leadership are revealing the facts about widening inequalities of income, wealth, and political power – and uncovering their consequences.

A century ago they were called “muckrakers.” More recently, investigative reporters. I’m talking about courageous journalists who speak truth to power.

But this form of leadership isn’t limited to reporters. It includes whistleblowers, who alert the public to abuses of power. And here courage is also required because when you blow the whistle on the powerful, the powerful sometimes strike back.

This form of leadership also includes researchers, who dig up new sources of data and analyze them in ways that enlighten and motivate.

In other words, there isn’t just one path to leadership. Whether you seek formal authority by running and gaining public office, or you organize and mobilize people into being effective advocates, or you discover and spread the truth – you are creating and developing countervailing power to spread the gains of the economy and strengthen our democracy.

These are worthy and noble objectives. They are worth your time. They can be worth a lifetime.

Robert Reich: America’s Economy Is Unsustainable

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

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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

The Tragic Toll of Hatred – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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There are no Jacinda Arderns here! All we have is Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Tony Abbott, Barnaby Joyce, Pauline Hanson, Fraser Anning, Cory Bernardi, and their ilk; the pitiable list goes on. What hope have we?

The only hope we have is to rid ourselves of this pox upon our nation. We want an Ardern. As we can’t find one among our current crop of ministers, let’s start again when next we get the chance. We might not do much better, but at least it’s worth a try.

via The Tragic Toll of Hatred – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Truthdigger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New Face of the Democratic Party

Image: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comic book

She seems determined to remember her roots, and, more importantly, use them as the foundation for policies that will work for the majority of Americans, not the elite few who have made their fortunes off the backs of the most vulnerable members of our society. To say she is the breath of fresh green air the Democratic Party desperately needs is an understatement.

For her progressive, feminist and courageous work, which we hope she’ll keep up, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is our Truthdigger of the Month.

via Truthdigger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New Face of the Democratic Party

Ocasio-Cortez’s critics babble and bluster … but can’t ignore her | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.’

“I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.”
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Ocasio-Cortez hit the bigoted nail on the head with that. After all, what Turner was essentially saying in her op-ed was that minorities should respect a system that doesn’t respect them. That Ocasio-Cortez, who “doesn’t come from a rich and powerful family”, doesn’t have an Ivy League education, and has Puerto Rican heritage, should be grateful she is allowed to exist in America, let alone succeed. And that AOC certainly shouldn’t mess with the laws of nature and history that mean rich white men, and a few rich white women, are our leaders and superiors. Turner, and conservatives like her, are terrified by Ocasio-Cortez because she symbolizes a new generation who aren’t going to shut up and be grateful, but are intent on changing an unequal system.

via Ocasio-Cortez’s critics babble and bluster … but can’t ignore her | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian