WOW. @AOC raised a jaw-dropping $1.4 million last quarter—more than Pelosi, & more than any other House Dem—with ZERO corporate backers. Why?
November 28, 2019 at 5:52 PM - Views: 48 #231696leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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“While many try to belittle a progressive agenda that centers working people & the public good, in truth it’s more powerful than ever.
I haven’t picked up a phone once this year to dial for dollars, & I don’t meet w/ corp lobbyists.
That is the power of your grassroots support.
I intentionally built my campaign to rely on small-dollar grassroots support w/o any corporate $, because I felt that’s the best way to be accountable to everyday people.
It has impacted how I work in Congress in powerful ways – ways I couldn’t fully appreciate until I got here.
There is, of course, much more time for me to be fully present at my job.
In Congress, this is a luxury. Since I don’t spend hours each day asking for money, I spend a lot more time legislating, studying, & preparing/sitting in hearings.
This has cumulative effects over time.
Instead, your support allows me to spend hours each day studying issues & exposing abuse of power.
So while Fox continues to laugh that I’m “just a bartender,” I’ve spend the whole year studying big pharma, private equity, military contractors, and Mark Zuckerberg’s shady deals.
Our political system’s reliance on huge sums of money has many negative impacts, but one of the largest is that it takes lawmakers’ time away from lawmaking.
That’s a feature, not a flaw – the less time lawmakers have, the more special interests can slip in harmful provisions.
None of this is a critique on lawmakers who dial for dollars – they don’t want to be doing it in the first place.
But to change this system, we must push hard to change the corrupting role of money in politics. And yes, those forces exist among all parties.”
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November 28, 2019 at 5:58 PM #231698Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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why? i’m assuming it’s because people want change…
November 28, 2019 at 6:17 PM #231706N2DocParticipant
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People hunger for Progressive Heroes (and Heroines).
November 28, 2019 at 8:25 PM #231771SorechasmParticipant
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AOC is certainly my hero.
Blazing a trail for all Progressive leaders to end corporate control of our government.
“Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”
November 28, 2019 at 6:23 PM #231712bazukhovParticipant
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She has a lot of fans who contribute.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
November 28, 2019 at 6:43 PM #231726A Simple GameParticipant
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So by Democratic party standards does that mean she should be the Speaker?
November 28, 2019 at 8:47 PM #231778retired liberalParticipant
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No, because AOC is not bought. Therefore she can’t be Speaker.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
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