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Ocasio-Cortez told : “I’m a Democrat, I’m proud to be on this team. I’m proud to be part of the Democratic majority,”

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Ocasio-Cortez said there's a “distinct possibility” she'll be backing more primary challengers, though she said of the two groups: “I don’t anticipate our endorsements will overlap 100 percent." Because the majority of congressional districts are drawn to be solidly Democratic or solidly Republican, the one chance for competition comes in a primary race, she said. "Seventy percent of Americans live in a safe blue seat, or a safe red seat, which means the only choice that they have realistically is in their primary election," she said. "The idea that we should take democracy away from people is one that I fundamentally disagree with.” By pressing for more primaries nationwide, Ocasio-Cortez said she understands that she’ll be at risk for Democratic challengers, too. "I'm comfortable with that," she said. “I want to earn my seat every two years. I want to earn the right to have this job.” You might compare AOC to Jim DeMint, in that

Do Democrats really want Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be the face of their party?

The freshman congresswoman finds herself at the center of two new controversies; Wendy Osefo, Democratic political analyst, and Republican New York City Councilman Joe Borelli join the debate. She’s only been a congresswoman for less than four months, but AOC’s constituents are already starting to turn against her. I think they are beginning to figure out that she’s more interested in all the media attention she’s getting than she is helping the very people that voted for her. Here’s more from the NY Post: Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. ­Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ­ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard. “I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district. Delgado, 40, says she has made numerous calls to Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in Washi

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on what makes her different from Trump

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on why her movement is not the “Tea Party of the left,” but rather a “return to American representative democracy.” For many Americans, it's easier to believe that Russia — not American voters — installed Trump as president. On Sunday, Attorney General Barr released his summary of Mueller's report, writing that Mueller had found insufficient evidence to prove that Trump conspired with the Russians during the 2016 election. For folks who had hoped that the Mueller report would result in Trump's impeachment, it was heartbreaking. For Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, the Mueller report was more than that. It was a wake-up call. "Foreign influence" wasn't the only reason Trump got elected, Ocasio-Cortez claimed in response to a tweet by George Takei. Russia was successful precisely because they played on "national wounds that we refuse to address." This is the REAL conversation we need to have as a

Far-left AOC, Pressley push back against Dem leaders' bid to shield incumbents from primary challengers

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Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley, both insurgents who ousted entrenched members of their own party, criticized a recently disclosed policy by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to blacklist political firms that agree to work against sitting members of Congress, calling the policy "harmful to the party." “The @DCCC’s new rule to blacklist+boycott anyone who does business w/ primary challengers is extremely divisive & harmful to the party," Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley, tweeted Saturday. The @DCCC ’s new rule to blacklist+boycott anyone who does business w/ primary challengers is extremely divisive & harmful to the party. My recommendation, if you’re a small-dollar donor: pause your donations to DCCC & give directly to swing candidates instead. Some great ones: — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 30, 2019 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been caught in so many gaffes they should just started replacing t

Ocasio-Cortez rips McConnell for Green New Deal vote: 'He doesn't want to save our planet'

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Speaking to Vox reporter Ella Nilsen, Ocasio-Cortez accused McConnell of rushing a vote and not wanting to take action against climate change "because he thinks we can drink oil in 30 years when all our water is poisoned. “What McConnell’s doing is that he’s trying to rush this bill to the floor without a hearing... without working through committee -- because he doesn’t want to save our planet. Because he thinks we can drink oil in 30 years when all our water is poisoned,” she reportedly said. In a tweet on Monday, McConnell seemingly addressed accusations that he was manipulating the vote to divide Democrats. “I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the ‘Green New Deal’: a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy," he wrote. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tossed another childish temper tantrum today, this time while speaking in Congress. Watch b

Ocasio-Cortez girlls Mike Lee: ‘If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to a screenshot of the Republican Utah lawmaker while he spoke on the Senate floor. Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right. But then they do things like this to clear it right up. If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything. https://t.co/vU4ChbTnnr — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019 The  tweet   she responded to showed a photo of Lee smiling as he stood beside a large poster of several babies. It also quoted some of his remarks before yielding his time. "The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution...the solution to so many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married, and have some kids." - @SenMikeLee on @AOC and @SenMarkey 's Green New Deal This is a real quote. pic.twitter.com/fbMzgwUMxA — Waleed S

Washington Post slaps AOC with 'highly misleading' claim on Trump funding for opioid emergency

https://sites.google.com/site/luuhinhblog/news/Untitledcan.png?attredirects=0&d=1 “Amount President Trump has transferred from other agencies to fund his ‘Build the Wall’ Emergency: $10s of millions, & has identified billions more. Amount he’s transferred to address the Opioid National Emergency: $0,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday night. The tweet included a previous CSPAN post of a five-minute clip taken as the New York Democrat was questioning James W. Carroll, the White House director of drug policy. The tweet included the caption: “@AOC compares #OpioidCrisis to #SouthernBorder: ‘So, we've got two emergencies, one is treated with an actual action and the other is just to raise awareness.’” 💰Amount President Trump has transferred from other agencies to fund his ‘Build the Wall’ Emergency: $10s of millions, & has identified billions more. 💰 Amount he’s transferred to address the Opioid National Emergency: $0 https://t.co/KamONSr67q — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says 'Capitalism is irredeemable'

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During her talk, which reportedly drew the largest crowds at the popular Austin festival, Ocasio-Cortez slammed capitalism. "Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” Ocasio-Cortez said. "And that comes at any cost to people and to the environment, she said, according to Bloomberg News, “so to me capitalism is irredeemable." Although the self-described Democratic socialist stopped short of saying capitalism should be scrapped altogether, she explained that "we're reckoning with the consequences of putting profit above everything else in society. And what that means is people can't afford to live. For me, it's a question of priorities and right now I don't think our model is sustainable." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just keeps getting stronger by saying the abjectly stupid crap that Democrats actually believe but have been too shy to admi

Ocasio-Cortez attended Sanders’ rally in Brooklyn on Saturday: “I did not. Yesterday was my day to take care of myself.”

“Um, he, he didn’t, actually,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “I think that, we’ve been, uh, so we’ve been in active conversation, I’ve been speaking with him and several other of the 2020 (presidential) candidates.”

What is the 'Green New Deal' proposal drafted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

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Instead of embracing cheaper, greener travel methods, Ocasio-Cortez logged 66 airline transactions during her 2018 campaign while only using Amtrak 18 times, according to the Post. Cortez responded on Twitter, arguing that "living in the world as it is isn't an argument against working towards a better future." I also fly ✈️ & use A/C Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019 “I also fly & use A/C," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is once again in the spotlight after a r

Rick Perry says: "A bunch of kids who've never been on the playground before they've never even been on the field of play before they're sitting on the sidelines."

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Secretary of Energy  Rick Perry  spoke with Brian Kilmeade about the Green New Deal, calling the people behind it, "A bunch of kids who've never been on the playground before they've never even been on the field of play before they're sitting on the sidelines." Perry says their goal of zero emissions in 10 years at a cost of 90 trillion dollars is 'fantasy.' Perry also pushed back on democrats who are against nuclear energy, he said America is at a crossroads because regulations on nuclear energy puts America at a disadvantage, not only with civil nuclear energy, but can lead to America losing the intellectual capital to keep America where it needs to be in a nuclear weapons arena. See Also:  Elderly man 'assaulted' while wearing MAGA hat Perry also discussed the importance of President Trump's directive to prioritize research and development of Artificial Intelligence. Perry explained, "This is a very serious and a very real race,

Lara Trump reacts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes: A low birth-rate is detrimental to the country

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes questions if we should continue having children for the sake of the planet See Also:   McCabe says his notes from his conversations with President Trump and Rod Rosenstein have been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller. “Those memos are in the custody of the special counsel’s team.” See Also:   Bob Menendez suggests that illegal aliens who have been convicted on DUI charges should not be thought of as criminals and should not face jail time See Also:   BREAKING: Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launches her 2020 presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts See Also:  Heartbreaking… This isn't in New York, this isn't in California, this happened just this week right here in Virginia. See Also:   Beto O’Rourke saying "walls do not save lives. Walls end lives" because it forces people who are illegally crossing to go to more remote places on the border. See Also:  CNN' Erin Burnett trying to equate Trump, Omar commen

Democrats face growing split over controversial Green New Deal

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Sen. Dianne Feinstein over comments to student activists on climate change proposal; reaction from Ed Rendell, former DNC chairman. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was live from her kitchen again last night where she answered questions from viewers. One of those questions was to describe to the Green New Deal, which sent AOC into a couple of minutes of doom and gloom, saying ‘we’re all dead’ if we don’t do something about climate change. Watch: Socialist AOC describes the Green New Deal and tells us if we don’t pass it we’re all screwed and all going to die.  “We are dying now,” she says as the clip ends. Al Gore must be so proud… See Also:   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the widespread criticism of her Green New Deal: "I’m like, you try. ... Until you do it, I’m the boss! How about that?!" In another section AOC suggested that because climate change will be so rough on kids, it’s legitimate for people to wonder i

AOC calls out Times Square billboard criticism for Amazon snub on Twitter and shows who exactly is funding the billboards.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scrambled Sunday to explain why neighbors at her listed Bronx address never saw her there — and ended up claiming she recently relocatedto a larger place nearby. The day after The Post reported that residents said they had never seen her around — and she ducked questions about it after an appearance — her spokesman said the Democratic freshman congresswoman now lives with her boyfriend in a two-bedroom apartment “a block and a half away.’’ The pair relocated there earlier this month, he said. “She lives in the same neighborhood she’s lived in for years,” said the spokesman, Corbin Trent. “She is not living in the exact same condo.’’ The recent move still didn’t explain why residents at her previous digs — a one-bedroom Bronx condo owned by her mom — insisted they had never seen her there. U.S. reps and senators are required to have a residence in their home districts. Trent claimed that Ocasio-Cortez, 29, was at her new home Sunday afternoon, al

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the widespread criticism of her Green New Deal: "I’m like, you try. ... Until you do it, I’m the boss! How about that?!"

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Good look with that. I guess the idiot can’t do the simple math on what it takes to actually pass a damn bill – you can’t be ripping into Democrats like a childish baby when you need their votes, genius. All of this is fantastic for Republicans of course. Alexandria continues to show an incredible lack of self-restraint, which, ironically, is what Democrats have been saying about Trump…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains 'farting cows' reference in 'Green New Deal'

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"Listen, we gotta address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real." — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

AOC Twitt: "Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I ‘don’t understand’ how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing,"

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Alexandria  Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon’s move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism, claiming the deal would have been “one of the biggest giveaways in state history” and would have priced people out of the local community. Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I “don’t understand” how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing. No, it’s not possible that I could come to a different conclusion. The debate *must* be over my intelligence & understanding, instead of the merits of the deal. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 19, 2019 The  freshman Democratic New York congresswoman has faced days of criticism  from normally friendly media voices and fellow Democrats over her role in Amazon's decision to pull back from building a $2.5 billion campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @AOC  ·  Feb 20, 2019 There was little