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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Congresswoman attacked for dancing

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In the eyes of some social media critics the United States' youngest-ever congresswoman can do no right.

To a lengthy list of past misdemeanours, including her clothes and not being rich, can now be added the grievous crime of dancing while in college.
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There are no depths too deep for some to go to discredit a Dem on her first day on the job.
 

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In the eyes of some social media critics the United States' youngest-ever congresswoman can do no right.

To a lengthy list of past misdemeanours, including her clothes and not being rich, can now be added the grievous crime of dancing while in college.
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There are no depths too deep for some to go to discredit a Dem on her first day on the job.

Any member of elected office knows what they are getting into when running for office.

If a member of Congress was in a "white" club in college or associating with the KKK that is not off limits. AOC is not above this.
 

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In the eyes of some social media critics the United States' youngest-ever congresswoman can do no right.

To a lengthy list of past misdemeanours, including her clothes and not being rich, can now be added the grievous crime of dancing while in college.
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There are no depths too deep for some to go to discredit a Dem on her first day on the job.

Her reply back was the best!
 

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These are the people that call for civility.

These are the people who think sixteen accusations of sexual assault don't matter.

These are the people who think bragging about kissing unconsenting women and grabbing them by the ***** is "just locker room talk."

These are the people who refer to dead children as "invaders".

These are the people who go into threads around DP and attack liberals every time Trump does something awful, no matter their stated lean.

The list goes on indefinitely.





They're also the people who call a woman a "bimbo" because she danced while in college.
 

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Why do we even have "news" stories about someone on Twitter or Facebook complaining about stuff? Why would anyone possibly care about such things, much less care enough to write a "news" story?
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46757179

In the eyes of some social media critics the United States' youngest-ever congresswoman can do no right.

To a lengthy list of past misdemeanours, including her clothes and not being rich, can now be added the grievous crime of dancing while in college.
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There are no depths too deep for some to go to discredit a Dem on her first day on the job.

What there are no depths of are those to which some people won't go to take maybe 3-4 randos on Twitter and try to turn them into some kind of widespread conservative criticism of O-C.

The "conservative criticism" over that video simply didn't happen.

But people do need their strawmen.
 

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Any member of elected office knows what they are getting into when running for office.

If a member of Congress was in a "white" club in college or associating with the KKK that is not off limits. AOC is not above this.

So you're equating "dancing" to being in a "white club" or the "kkk"?
 

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I'm already sick of hearing about this young woman. One side is trying to build her up as the future of the party. The other is trying to paint her as the next Stalin.

Who cares in how well or ****ty dances? Who cares how attractive or fugly she is? Lets focus in some of her ideas and how negative or positive they are for the country.
 

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Why do we even have "news" stories about someone on Twitter or Facebook complaining about stuff? Why would anyone possibly care about such things, much less care enough to write a "news" story?

The "a few no-name morons on Twitter said something, so it's a THING" field of journalism is one of the all-time most stupid fields of journalism.
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46757179

In the eyes of some social media critics the United States' youngest-ever congresswoman can do no right.

To a lengthy list of past misdemeanours, including her clothes and not being rich, can now be added the grievous crime of dancing while in college.
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There are no depths too deep for some to go to discredit a Dem on her first day on the job.

Yeah, almost as bad as attacking someone for how they eat fried chicken....
 

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These are the people that call for civility.

These are the people who think sixteen accusations of sexual assault don't matter.

These are the people who think bragging about kissing unconsenting women and grabbing them by the ***** is "just locker room talk."

These are the people who refer to dead children as "invaders".

These are the people who go into threads around DP and attack liberals every time Trump does something awful, no matter their stated lean.

The list goes on indefinitely.





They're also the people who call a woman a "bimbo" because she danced while in college.

These are the people that elected a child molester as their speaker of the house....and the guy with the wide stance...etc....
 

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Why do we even have "news" stories about someone on Twitter or Facebook complaining about stuff? Why would anyone possibly care about such things, much less care enough to write a "news" story?

Probably because for the last several years, this kind of thing ends up getting repeated by tons of DP conservatives. And if other DP conservatives can't bring themselves to sharply criticize their fellows, they instead just pop into the thread to attack liberals.

More specifically, this isn't just "someone on Twitter". It starts that way. Then it's bounced around amongst Trump supporters. And then it's normalized. And then just about all DP conservatives end up saying it here. Happens all the time. So the bottom line is, it starts out as "someone on Twitter", then because it isn't bashed down by people the "someone on Twitter" does not already consider a political enemy, it because common "fake news" knowledge for a whole bunch of conservatives.

I've already seen a few people start slagging her because she danced, right in accordance with that "someone on Twitter"'s wishes.
 

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I thought she looked pretty good. Arms & legs were a little akimbo but looked good nonetheless.
Yes, she's a naive loon but at least she hasn't screamed "We're gonna impeach the mother****er" on the House floor yet.
 

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So you're equating "dancing" to being in a "white club" or the "kkk"?

Someone like that will not be given the benefit of the doubt. She's simply a pretty face with a paper thin resume.
 

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Someone like that will not be given the benefit of the doubt. She's simply a pretty face with a paper thin resume.

What's there to have a benefit of the doubt over, she danced. Is dancing somehow immoral or illegal? No.
 

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Apparently, liberals are triggered by rich dishonest politicians ignoring their constituents, and conservatives are triggered by petite dancing Puerto Rican girls.
 

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These are the people that elected a child molester as their speaker of the house....and the guy with the wide stance...etc....

What Speaker was convicted of "child-molesting"?
 

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Probably because for the last several years, this kind of thing ends up getting repeated by tons of DP conservatives. And if other DP conservatives can't bring themselves to sharply criticize their fellows, they instead just pop into the thread to attack liberals.

More specifically, this isn't just "someone on Twitter". It starts that way. Then it's bounced around amongst Trump supporters. And then it's normalized. And then just about all DP conservatives end up saying it here. Happens all the time. So the bottom line is, it starts out as "someone on Twitter", then because it isn't bashed down by people the "someone on Twitter" does not already consider a political enemy, it because common "fake news" knowledge for a whole bunch of conservatives.

I've already seen a few people start slagging her because she danced, right in accordance with that "someone on Twitter"'s wishes.

If it gets picked up on political discussion forums and other sources of internet entertainment then so be it. However, when the BBC, or FOX or MSNBC or ABC picks this stuff up it reeks of yellow journalism.
 

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These are the people that elected a child molester as their speaker of the house

This is just slander. None of the accusations against Hastert came to light until almost a decade after he was out of Congress. You make it seem like it was known at the time and the Republicans happily elected him Speaker anyway.
 

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What Speaker was convicted of "child-molesting"?

Really?

You don't know?

Didn't they brief you on America over there in Russia?

Try to keep up, you really are embarrassing yourself.

The judge in the case referred to him as a "serial child molester"

Go check with your handlers and maybe you will find out.
 

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This is just slander. None of the accusations against Hastert came to light until almost a decade after he was out of Congress. You make it seem like it was known at the time and the Republicans happily elected him Speaker anyway.

Not slander.

Fact: He is a convicted child molester
Fact: He was elected as speaker of the house

Try to build a slander case :lamo
 

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Not slander.

Fact: He is a convicted child molester
Fact: He was elected as speaker of the house

Try to build a slander case :lamo

I already told you. Your obvious intention was to make it seem as though the Republicans elected him Speaker KNOWING he was a child molester.

You even put it in an order HERE to make it look like that.

An HONEST approach would be:

FACT: He was elected Speaker.
FACT: Decades later, long after he left Congress, he was convicted of child molesting.

But no. You purposely tried to link the two.
 

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I already told you. Your obvious intention was to make it seem as though the Republicans elected him Speaker KNOWING he was a child molester.

You even put it in an order HERE to make it look like that.

An HONEST approach would be:

FACT: He was elected Speaker.
FACT: Decades later, long after he left Congress, he was convicted of child molesting.

But no. You purposely tried to link the two.

Oh, so now you know my intent. LOL

He molested children before he was speaker, so, follow me now, a child molester was elected to be speaker of the house.

Hastert and all the other creepy conservatives really shows us what kind of men move up in the Republican party.

The hilarious thing is that Grok has no idea who Hastert is, because of ignorance, or because he is a Russian agent who didn't study too hard.:lamo
 

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Oh, so now you know my intent. LOL

He molested children before he was speaker, so, follow me now, a child molester was elected to be speaker of the house.

Hastert and all the other creepy conservatives really shows us what kind of men move up in the Republican party.

The hilarious thing is that Grok has no idea who Hastert is, because of ignorance, or because he is a Russian agent who didn't study too hard.:lamo

So, triple down on the dishonesty. Every time you do, you make your intent clear: you want people to think the Republicans KNOWINGLY elected a child molester as Speaker.

That didn't happen.
 
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