The Truth About AOC

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    • #11679
      Snort McDork
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      Scott Starrett was craving tacos.
      <p class=”indent”>The 32-year-old had recently moved to New York City from Austin, Texas. So when a tiny taqueria called Flats Fix opened up around the corner from his Manhattan office, he soon became a regular with his graphic design-firm colleagues.</p>
      <p class=”indent”>Because it was 2016, lunch conversation would frequently turn to the presidential race. One friendly bartender would often join in. Her name was Sandy.</p>
      <p class=”indent”>”Everyone just loved Sandy,” Starrett said. “She had an infectious kindness, an infectious presence.”</p>
      <p class=”indent”>The 26-year-old Bronx native would talk about her time interning in Sen. Ted Kennedy’s office in college. Starrett would bring up his work for local candidates in Texas. Sandy started volunteering for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign.</p>
      <p class=”indent”>Then Donald Trump was elected.</p>

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    • #11702
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      Excellent article. Thank you for posting. 

      Bernie: "Not Me. Us"

    • #11720
      NV Wino
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      Excellent article.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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    • #11742
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      Another thing–she is one of few politicians to get a three initial tag–AOC.  Not as familiar to the general public as FDR, JFK and LBJ, bjt that will change over time.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #11745
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Ocasio-Cortez was 11 when the Twin Towers came down and 18 when the Great Recession struck. She watched President Barack Obama bail out the banks, Occupy Wall Street fail to extract concrete wins, and college debt soar.  That series of events, she said, has defined her generation.

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        Molded by a government that made the wrong decision every time.

        All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #11775
      Snort McDork
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      I guess some of you can guess that AOC inspires me and gives me reason to hope for something. But Nancy Pelosi is the corporate brickwall  that stands in the way. I hope AOC can make that wall crack.

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    • #11785
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      That was GREAT!

      It’s an interesting contrast, Snort, to compare the experience of Pelosi, who went from being a homemaker to a multimillionaire while in Congress to that of AOC, who has come from humble beginnings into what Nancy Pelosi must think as a calling to “the fold”.

      You’d hope that Pelosi might consider greed from greatness… I wouldn’t bet on it.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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