Tag: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

What do young liberals think of the Democratic presidential candidates? How did a Cincinnati restaurant employee end up as a D.C. reporter? Does anyone trust Pete Buttigieg (who’s over 30, by the way)? Jack invites Timmy Broderick, his friend of many years and now a reporter at the Christian Science Monitor, to discuss what Timmy’s young liberal friends think of the Democratic field (aside from not trusting Buttigieg), and what drove them to leave their mutual hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio and come to Washington in the first place.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. AOC: The Holocaust Is Not a Prop for Your Trump Hate

 

The argument holds that personal attacks against New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are a terrible idea. On policy and commentary, however, she’s fair game. Her continued love of the Green New Deal, her irrational view of the minimum wage and belief in the mythology of the living wage, her horrific associations with world-renowned anti-semites like UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn – and then bragging about it! – and her defense of antisemitic up-and-comer Rep. Ilhan Omar: all fair game. All worthy of comment and, yes, derision.

Just six months ago, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was Teflon to criticism. Six months later, the slick coating has worn thin. Everything sticks now. And it’s all her fault.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Build a Wall Around Nouveau Intellectual Know-Nothings

 

Brandon Darby has a target on his head from the Mexican cartels. Concealing his Second Amendment rights under his vest, he hides among some of the most dangerous people in the Western Hemisphere. With more than half of the 32 Mexican states being run by the cartels, Brandon, a father and family man, understands his life is on the line daily.

We just interviewed Brandon, who was at an undisclosed location on the southern border. Unfortunately, it was a phone call and only after the interview, we realized we didn’t pick up his feed. Truly tragic as he discusses the reality at the border most of the media is missing.

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If there is such a thing as white privilege then there is definitely beauty privilege. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is taking full advantage her beauty privilege. Why is that OK? Sure, Ms. AOC is pretty hot, very curvy and if Playboy still did spreads any more like “Bartenders of the Big Apple”, she would be […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 23, 2019 number 209 it is the Indigenous Billionaires edition of the podcast (yeah, we’re not exactly sure what that means either). We are your poor but proud hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa and we come to you every week with the scintillating discussion of the issues of the day that – we’re not kidding here – you’re just not going to find anywhere else.

This we we have two topics…That’s no surprise; we have two topics every week. We will discuss the intellectual and economic (and moral!) foundation of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ argument that we’d all be more virtuous if we just took a boatload more money from the filthy rich and then gave it to the poor. Why is it that the ideas of the free market that (in case you haven’t noticed) brought the world untold prosperity are after all so hard to grasp? We discuss.

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Professors are lining up behind AOC (the encapsulation of their work) to advocate forcing taxpayers to bail out student debt. Here’s an idea – people need to be held accountable for the skyrocketing tuition costs over the past few decades which created that student loan bubble in the first place. A few more ways to […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Can Someone Send Her Some Tips?

 

I saw the headline, but the actual story is unbelievable. Newly minted Congress-woman and Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is taking a week off due to “burn out”, before she has even started her new job, and is calling it a timeout for ‘self-care’. She isn’t sure what ‘self-care’ is, so she took to social media to ask for tips. She mentioned on Instagram that there are people who are ostracized for doing a facial, and how her 3-4 times a week yoga schedule has been disrupted due to her new work schedule. Ok….

Keep in mind, she hasn’t started the job yet. Then how does she find the time for all this social media?

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos tackle the latest accusations of Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, leaving Republicans with the unpleasant choice of ditching a Supreme Court nominee over an eleventh hour allegation missing many specifics or confirming a nominee who many Americans now believe to be a sex offender just one month before the midterms. They also get a kick out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flailing and failing to explain how she would pay for $40 trillion in new government programs over ten years. And they sigh as evidence mounts that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un hasn’t stopped his nuclear or missile programs but just isn’t boasting about it anymore.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The US Upper Middle Class Hasn’t Vanished: Another Economics Chart for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

 

On a recent podcast, New York congressional candidate and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained about the outdated, stuck-in-the-1990s campaign strategy of national Democratic Party leaders: “They were campaigning most when we had more of an American middle class. This upper middle class is probably more moderate but that upper middle class does not exist anymore in America.”

My best guess is that Ocasio-Cortez’s comments suggest a belief in a hyperpolarized, “1 percent vs. 99 percent” modern America. There’s only the rich getting richer and then everybody else. But that doesn’t appear to be an accurate description about what has been happening with incomes. (For more on Ocasio-Cortez’s thinking, check out “The uninformed economic views of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in 2 charts.”) As this 2016 story in The Wall Street Journal explained,

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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.

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In their third episode, the Young Americans take the occasion of the recent New York primary victory of 28-year-old self-declared socialist Millennial Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to wonder if their peers really are all socialists now, or are just going through a phase. They also reflect on the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight and debate whether it is the best blockbuster released in their (so far relatively short) lifetimes.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America analyze the California Democratic Party’s decision to endorse California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s rival in the general election, Democratic state Sen. Kevin de Leon. They also criticize President Donald Trump for his inability to confront Russian president Vladimir Putin about multiple issues, especially election meddling, noting that the president seems more worried about defending his 2016 win than exposing the truth. And they laugh as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, stumbles her way through an explanation about why Israel is an occupying force on “Firing Line.” They also finally resolve the biggest question in film: “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?”

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Israel Says About Democrats’ Future on Israel

 

Democrats don’t have anything resembling fresh blood in their ranks since President Obama was a newcomer. And so, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came onto the scene with a surprise upset win, she was rightly viewed as the next generation of Democratic leadership. Her last job before being elected to Congress? A bartender. And it’s moments like these that it shows:

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