AOC accuses Pelosi of racial discrimination

 

This is really getting interesting. The Democrat party, known for both its odd amalgam of special interest groups and its remarkable ability to coordinate these different groups into lockstep support of ever-increasing leftism, seems to be coming apart. I’m sure Donald Trump and some others would like to take credit for this, but it appears to be more of an attempted suicide than an attempted murder. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

The accusation of racism is pretty much the most vicious attack one can wage against someone in modern America, and for one leftist to attack another leftist in that way really is ruthless. And extremely unusual. I doubt that AOC understands the irony of her accusation, considering the racist background of the Democrat party in the not-too-distant past, but Pelosi probably does. I’m trying to feel sorry for Pelosi, or at least avert my eyes from this humiliating spectacle, but I just can’t. A few years ago, I thought Bernie Sanders was an entertaining old crackpot. But look what he hath wrought! What do you think? Can Pelosi hang on? Or is the Democrat party about to be officially renamed the American Socialist Party?

For the record, I’m not sure how much this matters. The Democrat party has been going as far left as it could for decades, and that line keeps moving further and further left. I’m sure that it will continue to do so, no matter how this turns out. But perhaps I’m wrong – this could be serious. What do you think?

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  1. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat Post author

    I find it illuminating that AOC, who is obviously extremely ambitious, uses this tactic to gain an advantage in her own party. Does she argue that she has better ideas on how to move forward, and that she would be a better leader than Pelosi? No. She simply plays the victim card. You can’t gain power without appearing helpless.

    We live in strange times.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:01 AM PDT
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  2. KentForrester Coolidge

    It’s just hard, so terribly hard, to watch the Democrats eat one another.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:13 AM PDT
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    Dr. Bastiat: What do you think?

    There’s a well-known adage:

    “Old age and treachery beats out youth and enthusiasm every time.”

    I’ll put my money on that stuttering old warhorse, Pelosi . . .

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:14 AM PDT
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  4. Columbo Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I find it illuminating that AOC, who is obviously extremely ambitious, uses this tactic to gain an advantage in her own party. Does she argue that she has better ideas on how to move forward, and that she would be a better leader than Pelosi? No. She simply plays the victim card. You can’t gain power without appearing helpless.

    We live in strange times.

    “We live in strange times” indeed.

    The democrat Party has created a Frankenstein that they do not control any longer.

    And it is not just the new Twitter extremist freshman AOC, Omar and Tlaib. 

    It is each and every one of the 20+ candidates vying for the POTUS nomination. 

    They are trying to out-extreme, out-socialist and out-virtue signal each other, without bounds.

    Kamala Harris called the frontrunner Biden a racist too, on national television.

    This fight has only just begun. Pass the popcorn.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:18 AM PDT
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  5. Hang On Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: What do you think?

    There’s a well-known adage:

    “Old age and treachery beats out youth and enthusiasm every time.”

    I’ll put my money on that stuttering old warhorse, Pelosi . . .

    Depends on how far your event horizon is. Pelosi will be dead, buried and forgotten soon enough. AOC?

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:27 AM PDT
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  6. Hang On Member

    Dr. Bastiat: The accusation of racism is pretty much the most vicious attack one can wage against someone in modern America, and for one leftist to attack another leftist in that way really is ruthless.

    They may consider it vicious, I consider it an admission of having nothing worth saying. It is an admission that they cannot make an argument on merit, but must make an argument on the basis of affirmative action.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:29 AM PDT
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  7. David Carroll Thatcher

    AOC is a physically beautiful woman, but she puts me in mind of the old Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention lyric:

    What’s the ugliest part of your body”

    What’s the ugliest part of your body?

    Some say your nose.

    Some say your toes.

    But I think it’s your mind!

     

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:32 AM PDT
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  8. Stad Thatcher

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: What do you think?

    There’s a well-known adage:

    “Old age and treachery beats out youth and enthusiasm every time.”

    I’ll put my money on that stuttering old warhorse, Pelosi . . .

    Depends on how far your event horizon is. Pelosi will be dead, buried and forgotten soon enough. AOC?

    Many years ago, they made a movie about Pelosi. It was called The Thing That Wouldn’t Die . . .

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:40 AM PDT
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  9. Arahant Member

    David Carroll (View Comment):

    AOC is a physically beautiful woman, but she puts me in mind of the old Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention lyric:

    What’s the ugliest part of your body”

    What’s the ugliest part of your body?

    Some say your nose.

    Some say your toes.

    But I think it’s your mind!

    What she reminds me of is Tom Russell’s “The Eyes of Roberto Duran.”

    Has anybody here seen Roberto Duran?
    I met him once, yeah, I shook his hand.
    I looked in his eyes and now I understand,
    yeah, the love and the anger in the eyes of Roberto Duran.

    Has anybody here seen that Mexican girl?
    She lives up on third street in her own little world.
    A saint in the window, and the rosary beads in her hand,
    Yeah, the smile of an angel and the eyes of Roberto Duran.

    chorus:
    Panama City, it’s three in the morning,
    they’re talkin’ bout the hands of stone
    New York City, lord the suns comin’ up
    my baby’s throwin’ everything she owns.

    Has anybody here seen the woman I love?
    She’ll fight down and dirty when push comes to shove,
    She’ll win every round if the fight goes according to plan,
    with the smile of an angel and the eyes of Roberto Duran.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:43 AM PDT
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  10. Columbo Member

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: The accusation of racism is pretty much the most vicious attack one can wage against someone in modern America, and for one leftist to attack another leftist in that way really is ruthless.

    They may consider it vicious, I consider it an admission of having nothing worth saying. It is an admission that they cannot make an argument on merit, but must make an argument on the basis of affirmative action.

    Agreed on the “admission of having nothing worth saying.”

    The democrats only divide. They do not unite. They are the epitome of inauthentic. No ideas; only the hyper-individualized, Hollywood-scripted, social media scrubbed avatars of virtue signaled “false identities, massaged resumes, and warped ancestries …”:

    How to screw up a World Championship.

    Democrat candidates are running a race of Inauthenticity. 

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:50 AM PDT
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  11. Hang On Member

    Columbo (View Comment):
    The democrats only divide. They do not unite. They are the epitome of inauthentic. No ideas; only the hyper-individualized, Hollywood-scripted, social media scrubbed avatars of virtue signaled “false identities, massaged resumes, and warped ancestries …”:

    Give them their due. They are about power and exercising power and they do it well. If Republicans did only half as well. 

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:54 AM PDT
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  12. OldPhil Coolidge

    David Carroll (View Comment):
    AOC is a physically beautiful woman,

    I keep seeing people say this, and it confounds me. I’m not trying to objectify any woman’s appearance, but by no standard is AOC “physically beautiful.” 

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:11 AM PDT
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  13. Hoyacon Member

    I remain baffled by the amount of coverage this young woman gets, considering she’s been on the radar for only about a year and is, by all appearances, a nitwit. There is no such thing as bad publicity and now she’s a household name (initials).

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:16 AM PDT
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  14. Vance Richards Member

    Must be race. Couldn’t be that she says ridiculous things.

    Anyway reading about this on Twitter I learned that POC means “people of color” not piece of [email protected] So now I am not so sure this White Hispanic qualifies as a POC

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:19 AM PDT
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  15. Vance Richards Member
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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:22 AM PDT
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  16. Addiction Is A Choice Member

    Dr. Bastiat:

    …Or is the Democrat party about to be officially renamed the American Socialist Party?…

    Though “American Socialist Society” would make a more accurate (and entertaining) acronym.

     

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:25 AM PDT
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  17. Bob Thompson Member

    David Carroll (View Comment):

    AOC is a physically beautiful woman, but she puts me in mind of the old Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention lyric:

    What’s the ugliest part of your body”

    What’s the ugliest part of your body?

    Some say your nose.

    Some say your toes.

    But I think it’s your mind!

     

    Catch ‘Dilbert’ today!

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:31 AM PDT
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  18. Brian Watt Member

    Pelosi calls Trump racist.

    AOC calls Pelosi racist.

    Trump’s move…needs to calls both AOC and Pelosi racist.

    Then Pelosi needs to call AOC racist.

    Then AOC replies to Pelosi, “Aha! That just proves you’re part of the patriarchy!”

    Pelosi responds, “That’s crazy. I’m a woman and Speaker of the House.”

    Trump weighs in, “Nancy, you’re a loser, you’ve lost it.”

    AOC responds, “Yeah, Nancy, you’ve lost it. You are soooo yesterday. Pass the torch!”

    Eric Swalwell chimes in: “Pass ME the torch!”

    No one hears him.

    Biden chimes in: “I’d like to smell Alexandria’s hair.”

    Beto chimes in, “America was always racist.”

    Cory Booker chimes in: “I’m Spartacus…and I’m not gay…not that that would be a bad thing.”

    Kamala chimes in: “I was bused to school and it was Joe Biden’s fault but busing’s okay if done on a local level.”

    Everyone else: “What?”

    Biden to Kamala: “Do you need a hug?”

    Hillary chimes in: “Does anyone want to hear why I lost the election?”

    Everyone else: “NO!!”

    Biden: “I miss hugging you, Hillary.”

    Bill Clinton chimes: “I need a massage.”

    Biden: “Well, okay.”

    I’m done.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:40 AM PDT
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  19. Bob Thompson Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Pelosi calls Trump racist.

    AOC calls Pelosi racist.

    Trump’s move…needs to calls both AOC and Pelosi racist.

    Then Pelosi needs to call AOC racist.

    Then AOC needs to reply to Pelosi, “Aha! That just proves you’re part of the patriarchy!”

    Pelosi will respond, “That’s crazy. I’m a woman and Speaker of the House.”

    Trump weighs in, “Nancy, you’re a loser, you’ve lost it.”

    AOC responds, “Yeah, Nancy, you’ve lost it. You are soooo yesterday. Pass the torch!”

    Eric Swalwell chimes in: “Pass ME the torch!”

    No one hears him.

    Biden chimes in: “I’d like to smell Alexandria’s hair.”

    Beto chimes in, “America was always racist.”

    Cory Booker chimes in: “I’m Spartacus…and I’m not gay…not that that would be a bad thing.”

    Kamala chimes in: “I was bused to school and it was Joe Biden’s fault but busing’s okay if done on a local level.”

    Everyone else: “What?”

    Biden to Kamala: “Do you need a hug?”

    Hillary chimes in: “Does anyone want to hear why I lost the election?”

    Everyone else: “NO!!”

    Biden: “I miss hugging you, Hillary.”

    Bill Clinton chimes: “I need a massage.”

    Biden: “Well, okay.”

    I’m done.

    Why can’t you understand why we like Trump?

    Edit: You can understand why we like Trump.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:43 AM PDT
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  20. Brian Watt Member

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Pelosi calls Trump racist.

    AOC calls Pelosi racist.

    Trump’s move…needs to calls both AOC and Pelosi racist.

    Then Pelosi needs to call AOC racist.

    Then AOC needs to reply to Pelosi, “Aha! That just proves you’re part of the patriarchy!”

    Pelosi will respond, “That’s crazy. I’m a woman and Speaker of the House.”

    Trump weighs in, “Nancy, you’re a loser, you’ve lost it.”

    AOC responds, “Yeah, Nancy, you’ve lost it. You are soooo yesterday. Pass the torch!”

    Eric Swalwell chimes in: “Pass ME the torch!”

    No one hears him.

    Biden chimes in: “I’d like to smell Alexandria’s hair.”

    Beto chimes in, “America was always racist.”

    Cory Booker chimes in: “I’m Spartacus…and I’m not gay…not that that would be a bad thing.”

    Kamala chimes in: “I was bused to school and it was Joe Biden’s fault but busing’s okay if done on a local level.”

    Everyone else: “What?”

    Biden to Kamala: “Do you need a hug?”

    Hillary chimes in: “Does anyone want to hear why I lost the election?”

    Everyone else: “NO!!”

    Biden: “I miss hugging you, Hillary.”

    Bill Clinton chimes: “I need a massage.”

    Biden: “Well, okay.”

     

    I’m done.

     

     

     

     

    Why can’t you understand why we like Trump?

    Huh? See: https://ricochet.com/635385/the-2020-referendum-on-embracing-the-murderers-of-truth/

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:51 AM PDT
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  21. Bob Thompson Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Pelosi calls Trump racist.

    AOC calls Pelosi racist.

    Trump’s move…needs to calls both AOC and Pelosi racist.

    Then Pelosi needs to call AOC racist.

    Then AOC needs to reply to Pelosi, “Aha! That just proves you’re part of the patriarchy!”

    Pelosi will respond, “That’s crazy. I’m a woman and Speaker of the House.”

    Trump weighs in, “Nancy, you’re a loser, you’ve lost it.”

    AOC responds, “Yeah, Nancy, you’ve lost it. You are soooo yesterday. Pass the torch!”

    Eric Swalwell chimes in: “Pass ME the torch!”

    No one hears him.

    Biden chimes in: “I’d like to smell Alexandria’s hair.”

    Beto chimes in, “America was always racist.”

    Cory Booker chimes in: “I’m Spartacus…and I’m not gay…not that that would be a bad thing.”

    Kamala chimes in: “I was bused to school and it was Joe Biden’s fault but busing’s okay if done on a local level.”

    Everyone else: “What?”

    Biden to Kamala: “Do you need a hug?”

    Hillary chimes in: “Does anyone want to hear why I lost the election?”

    Everyone else: “NO!!”

    Biden: “I miss hugging you, Hillary.”

    Bill Clinton chimes: “I need a massage.”

    Biden: “Well, okay.”

     

    I’m done.

     

     

     

     

    Why can’t you understand why we like Trump?

    Huh? See: https://ricochet.com/635385/the-2020-referendum-on-embracing-the-murderers-of-truth/

    Thanks, I had missed that post and was only remembering our discussion about David French’s thoughts. Trump is many things but I don’t think ‘brainless’ is one of them.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:57 AM PDT
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  22. Brian Watt Member

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Why can’t you understand why we like Trump?

    Huh? See: https://ricochet.com/635385/the-2020-referendum-on-embracing-the-murderers-of-truth/

    Thanks, I had missed that post and was only remembering our discussion about David French’s thoughts. Trump is many things but I don’t think ‘brainless’ is one of them.

    I haven’t been part of any David French discussions. I haven’t characterized Trump as ‘brainless’. You must be confusing me with someone else.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 7:59 AM PDT
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  23. Bob Thompson Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Why can’t you understand why we like Trump?

    Huh? See: https://ricochet.com/635385/the-2020-referendum-on-embracing-the-murderers-of-truth/

    Thanks, I had missed that post and was only remembering our discussion about David French’s thoughts. Trump is many things but I don’t think ‘brainless’ is one of them.

    I haven’t been part of any David French discussions. I haven’t characterized Trump as ‘brainless’. You must be confusing me with someone else.

    Yep. Sorry.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:10 AM PDT
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  24. Bob Thompson Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Why can’t you understand why we like Trump?

    Huh? See: https://ricochet.com/635385/the-2020-referendum-on-embracing-the-murderers-of-truth/

    Thanks, I had missed that post and was only remembering our discussion about David French’s thoughts. Trump is many things but I don’t think ‘brainless’ is one of them.

    I haven’t been part of any David French discussions. I haven’t characterized Trump as ‘brainless’. You must be confusing me with someone else.

    I really liked your comment and my use of ‘brainless’ was more in reference to all the Democrats appearing in your comment and I was contrasting Trump to that, not suggesting you thought he was among them.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:20 AM PDT
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  25. Front Seat Cat Member

    I try to avoid reading about AOC or listening – she was a waitress – she’s a freshman Congress person. She shows little respect for anyone, and I don’t think she knows beans. The same with the Omar woman. They are radical and if this is where that party is going, I’ll take the old dogs any day. You have to wonder about this with these radical women in Congress – their attitudes – the woman from Hawaii, they all have this very sour, very aggressive demeanor. Is there big money and power behind them?

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:32 AM PDT
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  26. Arahant Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    Cory Booker chimes in: “I’m Spartacus…and I’m not gay…not that that would be a bad thing.”

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:32 AM PDT
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  27. EB Thatcher
    EB

    I’ll have to say I’m enjoying the schadenfreude.

    But AOC is right about one thing. The minority communities “have been auctioned off and negotiated off for the last 20 years.”

    Pimps like Jesse Jackson have benefited. Pols like Clyburn in South Carolina have built machines. But actual minorities haven’t reaped any real benefits. Not that AOC’s goals will do that either.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:43 AM PDT
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  28. Slow on the uptake Thatcher

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    David Carroll (View Comment):
    AOC is a physically beautiful woman,

    I keep seeing people say this, and it confounds me. I’m not trying to objectify any woman’s appearance, but by no standard is AOC “physically beautiful.”

    She makes the best of what she’s got, anyhow.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:11 AM PDT
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  29. Slow on the uptake Thatcher

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I remain baffled by the amount of coverage this young woman gets, considering she’s been on the radar for only about a year and is, by all appearances, a nitwit. There is no such thing as bad publicity and now she’s a household name (initials).

    It was said back in 2016 that the MSM made Trump. It can be fairly said that the MSM (including Fox, et.al.) made, or is making, AOC.

    Which brings me directly to the observation that she has done nothing – nothing – to warrant any serious consideration by anybody, regardless of their politics, to be given power or authority. And certainly not to be thought a credible source of consideration.

    Absent MSM she would be a nothing. She is only an ignorant, uneducated, Hollywood personality.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:18 AM PDT
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  30. Kevin Schulte Member

    Slow on the uptake (View Comment):

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    David Carroll (View Comment):
    AOC is a physically beautiful woman,

    I keep seeing people say this, and it confounds me. I’m not trying to objectify any woman’s appearance, but by no standard is AOC “physically beautiful.”

    She makes the best of what she’s got, anyhow.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

    She looked lovely in the dancing on the rooftop video.

    When she has her hair pulled back, eyes bulging, donkey chompers protruding. Not so much.

    My advice AOC, keep your hair down, eye reserved, and teeth restrained.

     

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:22 AM PDT
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