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Ocasio-Cortez - The new whack-a-doodle in the House

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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, the former craft drink bartender, has emerged as the "new and improved" far left spokesperson - emerging into public awareness when the media found the young woman of color a rising "star" - Say, before the election did you catch the Vogue magazine writeup, oozing over her Victor Glemaud sweater and a yellow Moleskine notebook?

Anyway, she has everything going for her - educated, able to speak without an accent, reputedly smart, clean, knows a lot about bartending, and some think her pretty (in an ethnic sort of way). She has only one glaring flaw - she's a confirmed ding-bat.

Now being a public ding-bat is not unusual among politicians of prominence and accomplishment - Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump are also well known for saying off-the-wall crazy stuff, but its not so common to hear stuff from "rising star" young political neophytes, that if heard from elders, might be considered nearly senile.

And like Trump, twitter has become her record of choice, one that routinely demonstrates her appalling dumbness. Her latest "analysis" missive to her followers being this:

"$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.”
$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T.
That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.
And that’s before our premiums."

Taken from an article in the hard left "The Nation" the poor girl can't understand the article, and she is so completely unfamiliar with the workings of the US budget she is unable to see her own error.. Somehow, in her whack-a-doodle brain she thinks chronic gimmicky book-keeping equals "free unspent money" for Medicare - a fact that is ludicrous on its face when you realize that the US has not spent 21 trillion (total) on the military even if you add up all the years from the founding to today, which totals 18T. And they have spent far less than that in the audited period of the last 20 years.

What is particularly sad is that Ms. OC, early in her campaign, often suggested to interviewers that she needed to do more research before giving a coherent answer. Today, under the hubris of winning, no such intelligence is required.

How does someone this inexcusably dumb graduate from a decent four year college - especially if she really did get a degree in economics?

 

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Now that the election is over AOC will be sat down and explained what her role is, told to shut up and play ball, or face the wrath of Darth Pelosi. In 2020 when they need someone to say outrageous left wing ideas she will be un muzzled and brought out agian.
 

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...emerging into public awareness when the media found the young woman of color a rising "star"

Whatever her other flaws (and being 'pretty in an ethnic sort of way' is a disgusting slur dressed up as a 'compliment') this is the real reason Fox and Brietbart hate her. They need a personality to attack, all the time, because they cannot win on ideas. As soon as a Democrat becomes popular, the hate machine goes into full gear.
 

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Now that the election is over AOC will be sat down and explained what her role is, told to shut up and play ball, or face the wrath of Darth Pelosi. In 2020 when they need someone to say outrageous left wing ideas she will be un muzzled and brought out agian.

This is quite likely, unless the Bernie faction (if there even is one) finds a spine.
 

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This is quite likely, unless the Bernie faction (if there even is one) finds a spine.


They were unable to find a back bone and deny Nancy Pelosi her white privlage in expecting to become speaker. Why would they nut up now?
 

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Whatever her other flaws (and being 'pretty in an ethnic sort of way' is a disgusting slur dressed up as a 'compliment') this is the real reason Fox and Brietbart hate her. They need a personality to attack, all the time, because they cannot win on ideas. As soon as a Democrat becomes popular, the hate machine goes into full gear.

She punches back against these Right Wing assholes...Good for her
 

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Whatever her other flaws (and being 'pretty in an ethnic sort of way' is a disgusting slur dressed up as a 'compliment') this is the real reason Fox and Brietbart hate her. They need a personality to attack, all the time, because they cannot win on ideas. As soon as a Democrat becomes popular, the hate machine goes into full gear.

Oh please, where have you been living - McMurdo Station, Antarctica ? The real reasons she is attacked are rather obvious...

First, she became a darling of the media, and like all liberal politicians on the rise the mainstream media gushed over her novelty; she appeared on the Daily Show, PBS, CNN, etc. while Democratic leaders crooned her as the next leader in waiting - a far cry from the kind of youth, accomplishment and intelligence they used to promote (Jack and Robert Kennedy). Today one can't read three words into an article on the new democrats in Congress without the topical sentence "Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and the other 60 new democratic members...yadda, yadda, yaddah") With a social media following of over a million, while her collogues remain in obscurity, like it or not (and she likes it) she is the "appointed" leader of their new left, socialist thinking.

Second, she writes or says so many brain dead idiocies, they beg for ridicule. The democrats have always been more attacked to and gush over messianic holy figures - its just that they keep lowering the bar. At least the no-body from Ill. had his obvious intelligence, and historic "magic negro" personae, but Ms OC is a clown act.

Anyone who admires Ms. OC is an insult to their own intelligence - they need to ask themselves how much more stupidity does it take the wise up?
 

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She punches back against these Right Wing assholes...Good for her

That's like admiring the punchback of a character in ideocracy - they think there saying something smart when the average IQ'd wince over how dumb there "punchback" was.
 

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Ain't gonna work GB, I am not in the GOP, nor did I support him for President.

Your recently started threads list reads like an embed of his Twitter feed, right down to the "Trump Critics Need to Get Grip" takes and the weird obsession with Liz Warren.

Three threads about AOC, a twenty something freshman Congresswoman who hasn't even been sworn in, is a bit excessive. Meanwhile the idiocy of the leader of the party you're "not" in and the head of the executive branch of the government you presumably do live under is just an amusing sideshow, I suppose.
 

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They were unable to find a back bone and deny Nancy Pelosi her white privlage in expecting to become speaker. Why would they nut up now?

No one ran against her. Hard to beat someone when no one raises there hand.
 

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I absolutely love aoc she is a perfect distraction.
Love the fact that my liberal self learns about everything she says from the right.
Keep trolling, following, talking about her...its great.
Too bad none of the new people on the right have nothing to say that interests you. Maybe you guys could send them some talking points.
 

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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, the former craft drink bartender, has emerged as the "new and improved" far left spokesperson - emerging into public awareness when the media found the young woman of color a rising "star" - Say, before the election did you catch the Vogue magazine writeup, oozing over her Victor Glemaud sweater and a yellow Moleskine notebook?

Anyway, she has everything going for her - educated, able to speak without an accent, reputedly smart, clean, knows a lot about bartending, and some think her pretty (in an ethnic sort of way). She has only one glaring flaw - she's a confirmed ding-bat.

Now being a public ding-bat is not unusual among politicians of prominence and accomplishment - Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump are also well known for saying off-the-wall crazy stuff, but its not so common to hear stuff from "rising star" young political neophytes, that if heard from elders, might be considered nearly senile.

And like Trump, twitter has become her record of choice, one that routinely demonstrates her appalling dumbness. Her latest "analysis" missive to her followers being this:

"$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.”
$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T.
That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.
And that’s before our premiums."

Taken from an article in the hard left "The Nation" the poor girl can't understand the article, and she is so completely unfamiliar with the workings of the US budget she is unable to see her own error.. Somehow, in her whack-a-doodle brain she thinks chronic gimmicky book-keeping equals "free unspent money" for Medicare - a fact that is ludicrous on its face when you realize that the US has not spent 21 trillion (total) on the military even if you add up all the years from the founding to today, which totals 18T. And they have spent far less than that in the audited period of the last 20 years.

What is particularly sad is that Ms. OC, early in her campaign, often suggested to interviewers that she needed to do more research before giving a coherent answer. Today, under the hubris of winning, no such intelligence is required.

How does someone this inexcusably dumb graduate from a decent four year college - especially if she really did get a degree in economics?


Care to link anything
 

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That's like admiring the punchback of a character in ideocracy - they think there saying something smart when the average IQ'd wince over how dumb there "punchback" was.

I thought you Right Wingers like counter punchers?....You know like your hero trump
 

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Ain't gonna work GB, I am not in the GOP, nor did I support him for President.

Your recently started threads list reads like an embed of his Twitter feed, right down to the "Trump Critics Need to Get Grip" takes and the weird obsession with Liz Warren.

Three threads about AOC, a twenty something freshman Congresswoman who hasn't even been sworn in, is a bit excessive. Meanwhile the idiocy of the leader of the party you're "not" in and the head of the executive branch of the government you presumably do live under is just an amusing sideshow, I suppose.

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha111!!1!1!!!!!!

Stop pretending you don't have that trump mancrush max. Hell you don't even know why you have negative thoughts of Ocasio. It's all just marching orders.
 

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Your recently started threads list reads like an embed of his Twitter feed, right down to the "Trump Critics Need to Get Grip" takes and the weird obsession with Liz Warren.

Three threads about AOC, a twenty something freshman Congresswoman who hasn't even been sworn in, is a bit excessive. Meanwhile the idiocy of the leader of the party you're "not" in and the head of the executive branch of the government you presumably do live under is just an amusing sideshow, I suppose.

It doesn't matter what it read's like to you, it only matters that you made two unconditional assertions that were dead wrong. That you assume that criticism of the "go girl" means a person is in a part of the GOP Trump-bottery is on you.

And if you can't bear to see some December shade dropped on the new "go girl" because I had two whole threads in July, feel free to cease reading. Need I say more?
 

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I thought you Right Wingers like counter punchers?....You know like your hero trump

I like intelligent counter-punching, which, given your response, is likely to be unfamiliar to you.
 

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I like intelligent counter-punching, which, given your response, is likely to be unfamiliar to you.

Still you respond....Your hero trump makes a complete ass out of himself daily......Doesn't that make your "kind" proud?
 

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There's nothing inaccurate about what she said. Much of M4A could be funded by diverting funds from the DoD. If they can't be bothered to properly account for that much money maybe they don't need to have it in the first place.


Even politifact says her statement is false. So yes there are inaccuracies in what she said.
She pulled a Trump and threw up some fake info on Twitter for her followers to pass around as fact.
 

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There's nothing inaccurate about what she said. Much of M4A could be funded by diverting funds from the DoD. If they can't be bothered to properly account for that much money maybe they don't need to have it in the first place.

Your not an elected member of Congress, nor an aspiring and anointed "next generation leader" of a major party. I can forgive the grunting prejudices and daily ignorance's of the hoi polloi. But please, you know (or should know) that just because an auditor finds the records with gimmicks and work-arounds, says nothing about whether than money was needed.

Government accounting, by the way, is notorious for unauditable record keeping - in my own city government (I worked with their finance department) they discovered they had gimmicks and work-arounds for 20 years, even though every check register and annual audit showed they spent it for city purposes... then a new audit by the State of California showed how screwed up their budgeting, gimmicks, and line-item accounting methods were.

Even the nation, a hard left journal, agrees that it does not mean there is a 21T surplus, or that it went to other than national defense programs. And NOBODY who makes it their profession to know federal accounting believes otherwise.

OC should have known that - that she didn't speaks not only too her own ignorance's and blindered politics, but the appalling lack of political knowledge in a generation that thinks itself politically astute.
 

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Even politifact says her statement is false. So yes there are inaccuracies in what she said.
She pulled a Trump and threw up some fake info on Twitter for her followers to pass around as fact.

I thought I'd mention and quote a little of the link:

One tip-off is the amount of Ocasio-Cortez’s "accounting errors" is far bigger than the actual Pentagon spending from 1998 to 2015, which was $8.5 trillion. In fact, it’s also far bigger than the amount the government has spent on national security since 1940 and, in all likelihood, in the nation’s history.

Lindorff said his findings suggest large-scale sloppiness in accounting and potentially deliberate obfuscation to deter congressional oversight — but not a fixed budgetary amount that could have theoretically been applied to other uses.

While some of the $21 trillion may be real expenditures, Lindorff said, "clearly most of it is simply fictitious numbers designed to obfuscate the accounting and keep the Pentagon accounting from being seriously monitored. It would be wrong to suggest that that is real money that could have been used to fund something else more useful to society."

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-...dria-ocasio-cortez-wrong-scale-pentagon-acco/

Considering Politfact works to moderate its tone, the facts themselves are rather harsh.

Although VOX gamely tries to defend her by pointing out she as ignorant as all the other new members; which might tell you something about the newly elected coming to congress.
 
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