Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dems’ New Brand Taking Hold

 

As many of you know, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is my favorite Democrat. She is revolutionizing the Democratic Party in preparation for humanity’s evolution from capitalism to socialism. Her 15,000 voters in the Bronx/Queens have launched her to the top of the media world because she is young, she is a woman, she is of color, and she defeated an old establishment white guy in line to replace that old billionaire white woman who currently leads the calcified, capitalist House Dems.

The Democratic National Committee has embraced this charismatic young torchbearer of the Democratic Socialists of America as the new face of the Democratic Party (Bernie can now be stuffed into a closet where he belongs). Social democracy is now fully outed as the dominant political philosophy of the Democratic Party. Clinton cronyism is out. The Democrats have found their feet and Ocasio-Cortez’s new message is ascendant. Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

There is, however, a Democrat presidential aspirant who has accurately sensed the direction of her party and is positioning herself out in front of it. What she lacks in authenticity she compensates for with imitation.

For instance, just listen to the way she talks. I mean, c’mon. If sounding youthful is your goal, why aspire to sound like a 28-year old? Why not sound like a ditzy teenager: slurring, dropping consonants, dropping syllables, and generally sounding like an idiot? And that’s before one even considers the silliness of what she actually says. In the first 30 seconds, she eliminates ICE, delegating the terrorist/security stuff to … well, she doesn’t specify, but she is very clear that we should be “looking at immigration as a humanitarian issue” blah blah blah “these are families” blah blah blah “diversity is what makes our country and our economy so strong” blah blah.

She’s even better on guns. “We should pass the gun reform issues in the first month—all of them.” Among other things, she wants to make sure people can’t buy “bum stocks” and “large magazine clips.”

After earning dem-sosh cred by flaunting her expertise on icky gun stuff, she pivots to healthcare, where she demonstrates her skill at bald-faced historical revisionism and then declares that the right answer is Medicare-for-All.*

She follows with a catch-all laundry list that indeed catches all, including postal banking(?). “Like, that’s where the solutions lie, and we need to do that stuff cuz that’s what the American people are so angry about…”

I’m sure that with a little coaching, this woman could become a formidable presidential nominee in 2020.

In which case she would become my new favorite Democrat.

* Incidentally, 122 of the 194 House Dem co-sponsors have signed their names to a $3,200,000,000,000 per year Medicare-for-All plan. So yes, socialist policy is now a core objective of Congressional Democrats.

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  1. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    rico:

    I’m sure that with a little coaching up, this woman could become a formidable presidential nominee in 2020.

    In which case she would become my new favorite Democrat.

    Please, dear Lord, let this be true!

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    • July 26, 2018, at 8:48 AM PDT
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  2. Seawriter Contributor

    https://youtu.be/LG4C2SQN_FI

    (Remember boys and girls – this is P A R O D Y.)

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    • July 26, 2018, at 9:06 AM PDT
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  3. Seawriter Contributor

    Double post.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 9:06 AM PDT
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  4. Bishop Wash Member

    rico: Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

    What’s stopping her? Obama showed that you don’t have to provide proof of the only two requirements that the Constitution has for the office. Have her run and if mean Republicans claim that she isn’t 35, the media arm of the Democratic Party can claim that they are ageist, racist misogynists. Living Constitution baby!

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    • July 26, 2018, at 10:21 AM PDT
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  5. rico Inactive
    rico

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    rico: Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

    What’s stopping her? Obama showed that you don’t have to provide proof of the only two requirements that the Constitution has for the office. Have her run and if mean Republicans claim that she isn’t 35, the media arm of the Democratic Party can claim that they are ageist, racist misogynists. Living Constitution baby!

    …or possibly an evolving Constitution.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 10:34 AM PDT
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  6. Kozak Member
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    • July 26, 2018, at 11:06 AM PDT
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  7. Kozak Member
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    Bum stocks sound very painful and I would think aiming would be difficult. 

    Well except for Progressives who have their head up their A## already.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 11:07 AM PDT
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  8. Kozak Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    rico: Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

    What’s stopping her? Obama showed that you don’t have to provide proof of the only two requirements that the Constitution has for the office. Have her run and if mean Republicans claim that she isn’t 35, the media arm of the Democratic Party can claim that they are ageist, racist misogynists. Living Constitution baby!

    Why can’t she identify as a 35 year old?

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    • July 26, 2018, at 11:08 AM PDT
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  9. rico Inactive
    rico

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    rico: Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

    What’s stopping her? Obama showed that you don’t have to provide proof of the only two requirements that the Constitution has for the office. Have her run and if mean Republicans claim that she isn’t 35, the media arm of the Democratic Party can claim that they are ageist, racist misogynists. Living Constitution baby!

    Why can’t she identify as a 35 year old?

    That does it. You are now banned from this thread.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 11:11 AM PDT
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  10. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    rico: Dems Brand New Brand Taking Hold

    Slate.com agrees with you:

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    • July 26, 2018, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  11. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    rico (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    rico: Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

    What’s stopping her? Obama showed that you don’t have to provide proof of the only two requirements that the Constitution has for the office. Have her run and if mean Republicans claim that she isn’t 35, the media arm of the Democratic Party can claim that they are ageist, racist misogynists. Living Constitution baby!

    …or possibly an evolving Constitution.

    The US Constitution does evolve … via the amendment process as set out by the US Constitution.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 11:40 AM PDT
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  12. rico Inactive
    rico

    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending (View Comment):

    Slate.com agrees with you:

    Well, I guess that puts slate.com in good company!

    • #12
    • July 26, 2018, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  13. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    rico:

    I’m sure that with a little coaching up, this woman could become a formidable presidential nominee in 2020.

    In which case she would become my new favorite Democrat.

    Be careful what you wish for. How many Democrats 2.5 years ago said to each other, “Boy, I hope the Republicans nominate Donald Trump for President! There’s no way anyone that dumb could win. We’d win in a landslide!” Just because Gillibrand looks preposterous to us doesn’t mean that the public will reject her message of taxing rich people to spread the wealth around.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 1:20 PM PDT
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  14. Kozak Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Be careful what you wish for. How many Democrats 2.5 years ago said to each other, “Boy, I hope the Republicans nominate Donald Trump for President! There’s no way anyone that dumb could win. We’d win in a landslide!

    Yeah I remember when Obama announced. I thought No way a guy named “Barack” is going to win….

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    • July 26, 2018, at 1:47 PM PDT
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  15. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Be careful what you wish for. How many Democrats 2.5 years ago said to each other, “Boy, I hope the Republicans nominate Donald Trump for President! There’s no way anyone that dumb could win. We’d win in a landslide!

    Yeah I remember when Obama announced. I thought No way a guy named “Barack” is going to win….

    I was thinking about Barack Obama, too, after I posted that comment. I remember Rush Limbaugh saying how this guy has got the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate. In the Illinois Senate he couldn’t even bring himself to vote for a law saying that a baby that sneaks out past an abortionist should be protected rather than being put on a shelf to die.

    Some conservative pundits were pretty confident that American voters would not elect someone so far left. And yeah, a guy whose middle name is Hussein running against war hero John McCain? Ha ha, this Obama guy will be wiped out. Oops.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 2:33 PM PDT
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  16. rico Inactive
    rico

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    rico:

    I’m sure that with a little coaching up, this woman could become a formidable presidential nominee in 2020.

    In which case she would become my new favorite Democrat.

    Be careful what you wish for. How many Democrats 2.5 years ago said to each other, “Boy, I hope the Republicans nominate Donald Trump for President! There’s no way anyone that dumb could win. We’d win in a landslide!” Just because Gillibrand looks preposterous to us doesn’t mean that the public will reject her message of taxing rich people to spread the wealth around.

    Gillibrand? Ohhh, the blond in the video clip. I say “lemons and oranges.” Trump actually reached a voting constituency that was up for grabs. It’s doubtful that there is a dem-sosh constituency out there that isn’t already captive to the Democrat Party. The question is: Which states that voted Red in 2016 would vote Blue because of a Democratic Socialist candidate?

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    • July 26, 2018, at 3:10 PM PDT
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  17. Seawriter Contributor

    rico (View Comment):
    The question is: Which states that voted Red in 2016 would vote Blue because of a Democratic Socialist candidate?

    Depends on the dead voter turnout. Or are we not allowed to make jokes about the dead, including dead voters?

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    • July 26, 2018, at 3:23 PM PDT
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  18. rico Inactive
    rico

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Be careful what you wish for. How many Democrats 2.5 years ago said to each other, “Boy, I hope the Republicans nominate Donald Trump for President! There’s no way anyone that dumb could win. We’d win in a landslide!

    Yeah I remember when Obama announced. I thought No way a guy named “Barack” is going to win….

    I was thinking about Barack Obama, too, after I posted that comment. I remember Rush Limbaugh saying how this guy has got the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate. In the Illinois Senate he couldn’t even bring himself to vote for a law saying that a baby that sneaks out past an abortionist should be protected rather than being put on a shelf to die.

    Some conservative pundits were pretty confident that American voters would not elect someone so far left. And yeah, a guy whose middle name is Hussein running against war hero John McCain? Ha ha, this Obama guy will be wiped out. Oops.

    Yes, I even bet against Obama early on. My mistake was that I underestimated his ability to run as a non-partisan. He posed as a centrist peace-maker, above politics. Consequently, non-ideological voters gobbled his shtick hook, line, and sinker. Remember, BHO didn’t declare his mission to fundamentally transform America until after he was elected.

    One thing democratic socialists inherently lack is subtlety. They are laying it all out on the line. They could possibly take the Democrat nomination, but democratic capitalists would probably decline to support them in the general election IMO.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 3:25 PM PDT
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  19. EHerring Coolidge

    I am withholding judgment until I hear her view on Guam.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  20. rico Inactive
    rico

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    rico (View Comment):
    The question is: Which states that voted Red in 2016 would vote Blue because of a Democratic Socialist candidate?

    Depends on the dead voter turnout. Or are we not allowed to make jokes about the dead, including dead voters?

    Dead voter jokes are certainly a valid category in my view. Jokes about busing dead voters to adjacent states? Questionable.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 3:45 PM PDT
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  21. Randy Webster Member

    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending (View Comment):

    rico (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    rico: Too bad she’s too young to run for president in 2020.

    What’s stopping her? Obama showed that you don’t have to provide proof of the only two requirements that the Constitution has for the office. Have her run and if mean Republicans claim that she isn’t 35, the media arm of the Democratic Party can claim that they are ageist, racist misogynists. Living Constitution baby!

    …or possibly an evolving Constitution.

    The US Constitution does evolve … via the amendment process as set out by the US Constitution.

    And in less benign ways via SCOTUS.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 3:54 PM PDT
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  22. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    If she was black she would be a shoe in. Now, being white and a womyn. It will depend on the womyn minority that makes up most of the country decides to break. I would say she has a better than average chance.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 4:01 PM PDT
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  23. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    rico (View Comment):
    Trump actually reached a voting constituency that was up for grabs. It’s doubtful that there is a dem-sosh constituency out there that isn’t already captive to the Democrat Party. The question is: Which states that voted Red in 2016 would vote Blue because of a Democratic Socialist candidate?

    I don’t know, Rico. I’m just saying, to quote Han Solo, “Don’t get cocky, kid.” The American voters can be a fickle and unpredictable bunch.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  24. rico Inactive
    rico

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    rico (View Comment):
    Trump actually reached a voting constituency that was up for grabs. It’s doubtful that there is a dem-sosh constituency out there that isn’t already captive to the Democrat Party. The question is: Which states that voted Red in 2016 would vote Blue because of a Democratic Socialist candidate?

    I don’t know, Rico. I’m just saying, to quote Han Solo, “Don’t get cocky, kid.” The American voters can be a fickle and unpredictable bunch.

    COC violation for invoking Han Solo against a fellow member!

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    • July 26, 2018, at 4:38 PM PDT
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  25. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bum stocks sound very painful and I would think aiming would be difficult.

    Well except for Progressives who have their head up their A## already.

    Sounds to me like something the Puritans would punish you with for farting in church.

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    • July 26, 2018, at 9:45 PM PDT
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  26. Skyler Coolidge

    Looks pretty darned Caucasian to me. What’s this “of color” nonsense?

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    • July 27, 2018, at 5:09 AM PDT
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  27. IrwinChusid Lincoln

    Postal Banking is indeed on the Socialist wishlist:

    Campaign for Postal Banking

    Why stop there? How about Postal Wi-Fi? Postal Grocery? Postal Housing? Postal Video-on-Demand? Put the Post Office in charge of every service for the “disadvantaged.” There’s a winning campaign strategy. 

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    • July 27, 2018, at 5:40 AM PDT
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  28. EHerring Coolidge

    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    rico:

    I’m sure that with a little coaching up, this woman could become a formidable presidential nominee in 2020.

    In which case she would become my new favorite Democrat.

    Please, dear Lord, let this be true!

    I am sure an Ivy law school is already scheming to give her an honorary degree so she can be nominated to SCOTUS

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    • July 27, 2018, at 5:42 AM PDT
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  29. EHerring Coolidge

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Looks pretty darned Caucasian to me. What’s this “of color” nonsense?

    Often when a leftie says “people of color” to me, I make sure to use “people of white” just because there is a place for prepositional phrases and that isn’t one of them. I just abhor nonsensical, feel-good grammar distortions.

    I do the same thing to lefties who argue that humans can’t be illegal. I just reply back, ”aliens who entered illegally.” Ah, adjectives and adverbs. These young lefties couldn’t diagram a sentence if it paid.

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    • July 27, 2018, at 5:53 AM PDT
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  30. Raxxalan Member
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    rico (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Be careful what you wish for. How many Democrats 2.5 years ago said to each other, “Boy, I hope the Republicans nominate Donald Trump for President! There’s no way anyone that dumb could win. We’d win in a landslide!

    Yeah I remember when Obama announced. I thought No way a guy named “Barack” is going to win….

    I was thinking about Barack Obama, too, after I posted that comment. I remember Rush Limbaugh saying how this guy has got the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate. In the Illinois Senate he couldn’t even bring himself to vote for a law saying that a baby that sneaks out past an abortionist should be protected rather than being put on a shelf to die.

    Some conservative pundits were pretty confident that American voters would not elect someone so far left. And yeah, a guy whose middle name is Hussein running against war hero John McCain? Ha ha, this Obama guy will be wiped out. Oops.

    Yes, I even bet against Obama early on. My mistake was that I underestimated his ability to run as a non-partisan. He posed as a centrist peace-maker, above politics. Consequently, non-ideological voters gobbled his shtick hook, line, and sinker. Remember, BHO didn’t declare his mission to fundamentally transform America until after he was elected.

    One thing democratic socialists inherently lack is subtlety. They are laying it all out on the line. They could possibly take the Democrat nomination, but democratic capitalists would probably decline to support them in the general election IMO.

    Actually I was pretty certain Obama was going to win once he got the nomination. I was even a little relieved because at the time I thought he wouldn’t be worse than Clinton, boy was I wrong on that. Two term presidencies are more or less the norm after WWII. Three term presidencies are very rare. The one time it happened was after the outgoing president had one of the largest Electoral College wins in US history.

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    • July 27, 2018, at 6:01 AM PDT
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