The Ocasio-Cortez Thread

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CaliforniaCowboy

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Beyond the pale of idiocy? So, to you, if AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, she would be an utter genius to you? It can be surprising how simple it can be genius?
that is correct... in the history of the world there has not been a more successful form form of governance than free market commerce.

otherwise, please show me this great socialistic country that has raised more people out of poverty. (hint" there aren't any)
 

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Beyond the pale of idiocy? So, to you, if AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, she would be an utter genius to you? It can be surprising how simple it can be genius?
It doesn't take a genius to realize that free market capitalism is by far best for everybody, but it does take a surprising level of ignorance to believe that socialism is.
 

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My daughter works for GC...
Sorry to be the one that has to tell you, Rx...

I dated a girl that worked at Hilton... still stayed at SPG hotels because I think Hilton's aren't as good.

Local guitar shops are better than Guitar Center... I stand by that. Want to fight about it?
 

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Sorry to be the one that has to tell you, Rx...

I dated a girl that worked at Hilton... still stayed at SPG hotels because I think Hilton's aren't as good.

Local guitar shops are better than Guitar Center... I stand by that. Want to fight about it?
As a general statement, "Local guitar shops are better than GC" yes, I'll fight about it, because GC has a much better selection than you're going to find in the vast majority of local guitar shops. If we're talking about specific local guitar shops and specific GCs, then there isn't much to fight about, YMMV.
 
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Beyond the pale of idiocy? So, to you, if AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, she would be an utter genius to you? It can be surprising how simple it can be genius?
So, as usual, you have nothing to say regarding the very specific instance cited. Nothing.

Prattle on please, about how she's gonna spend the $3 billion she doesn't have now.

Prattle on about how great it is that those 20,000 jobs are gone from New York.

I'll give it to you, though, you've got an awesome ability to completely miss somebody's point, then mischaracterize it & throw in just what ever pops into your head, no matter how irrelevant or ignorant it is.
 

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So, as usual, you have nothing to say regarding the very specific instance cited. Nothing.

Prattle on please, about how she's gonna spend the $3 billion she doesn't have now.

Prattle on about how great it is that those 20,000 jobs are gone from New York.

I'll give it to you, though, you've got an awesome ability to completely miss somebody's point, then mischaracterize it & throw in just what ever pops into your head, no matter how irrelevant or ignorant it is.
So what about you? If AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, wouldn't she be an utter genius to you?
 

CaliforniaCowboy

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So what about you? If AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, wouldn't she be an utter genius to you?
yep.... definitely not a genius... but not flat out stupid either.

Socialism doesn't work, and has never ever worked in the history of the world. That is why the United States exists. That's how stupid she is.
 

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So, as usual, you have nothing to say regarding the very specific instance cited. Nothing.

Prattle on please, about how she's gonna spend the $3 billion she doesn't have now.

Prattle on about how great it is that those 20,000 jobs are gone from New York.

I'll give it to you, though, you've got an awesome ability to completely miss somebody's point, then mischaracterize it & throw in just what ever pops into your head, no matter how irrelevant or ignorant it is.
So what about you? If AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, wouldn't she be an utter genius to you?
She wouldn't be a Democrat and would never have been elected in New York. But keep stretching there Townie.

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So what about you? If AOC would only advocate for socially conservative government with Laissez Faire Capitalism, wouldn't she be an utter genius to you?
yep.... definitely not a genius... but not flat out stupid either.

Socialism doesn't work, and has never ever worked in the history of the world. That is why the United States exists. That's how stupid she is.
It's why so many people flick to the u.s. from other countries. Even at the risk of death by their own government to get here. But yeah, "socialism rulez". Or something.

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yep.... definitely not a genius... but not flat out stupid either.

Socialism doesn't work, and has never ever worked in the history of the world. That is why the United States exists. That's how stupid she is.
Neither does capitalism eventually work as the Great Depression quite well proved. It is a miracle the United States still exists. Things were so bad back then my father decided after hearing businessmen were jumping out of skyscrapers that he better stay on the farm, rather than join his older brother at business school in Oklahoma City.

 
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CaliforniaCowboy

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Neither does capitalism eventually work as the Great Depression quite well proved. It is a miracle the United States still exists. Things were so bad back then my father decided after hearing businessmen were jumping out of skyscrapers that he better stay on the farm, rather than join his older brother at business school in Oklahoma City.

nope... I'm gonna call bullsheet on you for that lie.

Silent Cal had us rip-roaring in the 20's with his conservative policies .... then The FED caused the depression - not socialism, not free market commerce....

The Fed did it.

So now what do you got, Townie? More lies and failed postings.

Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman and his fellow monetarist Anna Schwartz argued that the Federal Reserve could have stemmed the severity of the Depression, but failed to exercise its role of managing the monetary system and ameliorating banking panics, resulting in a Great Contraction of the economy from 1929 until the New Deal began in 1933. This view was endorsed by Fed Governor Ben Bernanke who made this statement in a speech honoring Friedman and Schwartz:

"Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression, you're right. We did it. We're very sorry. But thanks to you, we won't do it again."
 
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cow to it?

what the heck is she talking about now?

I swear I need a translator
Translation: If you disagree with anything I propose, there's an underlying bigoted reason for it-you just don't know it.

Translation: Anything I propose is beyond reproach, & therefore shouldn't be debated.

Lastly: She doesn't even realize the irony of her own statements here.
 

CaliforniaCowboy

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Translation: If you disagree with anything I propose, there's an underlying bigoted reason for it-you just don't know it.

Translation: Anything I propose is beyond reproach, & therefore shouldn't be debated.

Lastly: She doesn't even realize the irony of her own statements here.
yeah, I got all of that, I was talking about the "cow to it" part....
 

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Ocasio-Cortez de-listed from board of Justice Democrats after controversy
Why is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seen as New York's biggest villain?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reportedly has been de-listed from the board of left-wing activist group Justice Democrats, following legal and ethical questions about her affiliation with the group.

The Daily Caller reported that Ocasio-Cortez, along with chief of staff and former campaign chair Saikat Chakrabarti, have been removed from the board of the political action committee after previously holding “legal control over the entity" in late 2017 and early 2018.

OCASIO-CORTEZ, CHIEF OF STAFF ILLEGALLY MOVED $885G IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 'OFF THE BOOKS,' FEC COMPLAINT ALLEGES

The Daily Caller had reported earlier this month on Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti's role with the PAC, noting that the congresswoman never disclosed to the Federal Election Commission that they "controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign." Former FEC officials said at the time this could represent violations of campaign finance law.

It was Justice Democrats that helped catapult Ocasio-Cortez from obscurity to an upset primary win over then-Rep. Joe Crowley to an election win in November. The group runs a recruitment program by which activists can nominate grassroots candidates for office to challenge incumbent Democrats, and Ocasio-Cortez gave her support to that push in a video in January. The group has also backed her on issues such as "Medicare-for-all" and the Green New Deal.

The Caller reports that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti took control of Justice Democrats in December 2017, until Ocasio-Cortez was removed from the board in June 2018 -- though she was kept on as an “entity governor” until last week. Both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were only officially removed from the board on March 15, according to documents obtained by the outlet, almost eight months after attorneys had said she was removed.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she looks forward to a real vote on the Green New DealVideo
The development is the latest in the controversy surrounding the left-wing firebrand’s campaign. Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were accused in an FEC complaint of violating campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from PACs, including Justice Democrats, to private companies also controlled by Chakrabarti.

OCASIO-CORTEZ APPEARS IN VIDEO BACKING LIBERAL PUSH TO OUST INCUMBENT DEMOCRATS

Although large financial transfers from PACs to private LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the "extensive" scheme was seemingly to dodge detailed reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.

The complaint was drafted by the conservative, Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) and alleged that the pair appeared to have "orchestrated an extensive off-the-books operation to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenditures in support of multiple candidates for federal office."

Her office denied wrongdoing. “There is no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News after the report was filed. Asked if the complaint shows she was connected to "dark money" during the campaign, Ocasio-Cortez replied, “No, no.”

Chakrabarti also defended the set-up on Twitter, saying, "We were doing something totally new, which meant a new setup. So, we were transparent about it from the start."

Fox News' Gregg Re contributed to this report.
 

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Ocasio-Cortez de-listed from board of Justice Democrats after controversy
Why is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seen as New York's biggest villain?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reportedly has been de-listed from the board of left-wing activist group Justice Democrats, following legal and ethical questions about her affiliation with the group.

The Daily Caller reported that Ocasio-Cortez, along with chief of staff and former campaign chair Saikat Chakrabarti, have been removed from the board of the political action committee after previously holding “legal control over the entity" in late 2017 and early 2018.

OCASIO-CORTEZ, CHIEF OF STAFF ILLEGALLY MOVED $885G IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 'OFF THE BOOKS,' FEC COMPLAINT ALLEGES

The Daily Caller had reported earlier this month on Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti's role with the PAC, noting that the congresswoman never disclosed to the Federal Election Commission that they "controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign." Former FEC officials said at the time this could represent violations of campaign finance law.

It was Justice Democrats that helped catapult Ocasio-Cortez from obscurity to an upset primary win over then-Rep. Joe Crowley to an election win in November. The group runs a recruitment program by which activists can nominate grassroots candidates for office to challenge incumbent Democrats, and Ocasio-Cortez gave her support to that push in a video in January. The group has also backed her on issues such as "Medicare-for-all" and the Green New Deal.

The Caller reports that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti took control of Justice Democrats in December 2017, until Ocasio-Cortez was removed from the board in June 2018 -- though she was kept on as an “entity governor” until last week. Both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were only officially removed from the board on March 15, according to documents obtained by the outlet, almost eight months after attorneys had said she was removed.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she looks forward to a real vote on the Green New DealVideo
The development is the latest in the controversy surrounding the left-wing firebrand’s campaign. Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were accused in an FEC complaint of violating campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from PACs, including Justice Democrats, to private companies also controlled by Chakrabarti.

OCASIO-CORTEZ APPEARS IN VIDEO BACKING LIBERAL PUSH TO OUST INCUMBENT DEMOCRATS

Although large financial transfers from PACs to private LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the "extensive" scheme was seemingly to dodge detailed reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.

The complaint was drafted by the conservative, Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) and alleged that the pair appeared to have "orchestrated an extensive off-the-books operation to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenditures in support of multiple candidates for federal office."

Her office denied wrongdoing. “There is no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News after the report was filed. Asked if the complaint shows she was connected to "dark money" during the campaign, Ocasio-Cortez replied, “No, no.”

Chakrabarti also defended the set-up on Twitter, saying, "We were doing something totally new, which meant a new setup. So, we were transparent about it from the start."

Fox News' Gregg Re contributed to this report.
AOC denied being tied to dark money. "The money we hid was various shades of green. None of it was dark. Though neither me or anyone on my campaign is racist against dark money and we are introducing a bill to congress mandating that dark money be used in all transactions in exactly the same percentage as the people of color in America,".