What are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Flaws?

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It is probably spoken aloud and earnestly in hundreds of dorm rooms across the nation every week.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:03 (two months ago) link

xp it is this side of the Atlantic! I read/hear that several times a week.

gyac, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:06 (two months ago) link

idk maybe having a “foil” on the left helps w the caucus (but really?), but if she thinks it’s going to make her party the “sensible moderate alternative” for white Panera moms or even the mainstream media,

these are not the same thing! maintaining control of the caucus means her ability to corral votes, and from her POV as the Speaker anything that helps her achieve this end is valuable. How it plays outside the chamber is not relevant/doesn't enter the calculus.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:09 (two months ago) link

lads

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:25 (two months ago) link

Pelosi's primary job is to maintain control of the House, now and in the near future. She has little influence on Senate or presidential elections. She will cater more to members who have successfully held seats for a long time than to new members who have only won one or two elections. She will cater more to members who align with the preponderance of the caucus than those whose support is weak or equivocal. That's the system.

AOC and her cohort have to sow the seeds of their own success by bringing the caucus along to their positions. That's going to take time. Their best argument is to become acknowledged leaders regarding issues popular with voters, not just in their districts, but in the nation at large. They are already launched in that direction. We need to support them vocally to lend them the power they will need to change things.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:28 (two months ago) link

for someone so talented there *must* be a better way to corral votes/ maintain your caucus than shitting on popular politicians from your party in the press?

unless your intended audience is actually pharma execs.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:31 (two months ago) link

Her mistake was to go public; this was thoughtless. Otherwise Aimless and Shakey otm.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:36 (two months ago) link

Her irritation is probably an indication of their challenging her more directly and persistently than she is used to. Their sense of independence and purpose is a problem for her, in that it makes her work harder corralling the fence-sitters who lean left and are getting worked on by the new guard from the other direction than Pelosi is fronting.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:43 (two months ago) link

They know social media and she doesn't; it's gonna be a generational problem. I want AOC and the other freshman to keep pressing her.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:44 (two months ago) link

she probably said 900,000 words in that interview about her process before she accurately said "they've four votes" in the context of talking about her process, and may or may not regret the latter being the sole pullquote.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:45 (two months ago) link

xpost: I want AOC and the other freshman to keep pressing her.

yes, she is openly stating that her role is to represent the votes of her party's House representatives. if those votes change, she will not suddenly stop representing them.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:47 (two months ago) link

well, yeah

DHS & ICE are flagrantly violating Congressional orders, just as we said they would.

Yet it was @IlhanMN, @AyannaPressley, @RashidaTlaib & I that were wrong to oppose throwing more money to abusive agencies, right? ⬇️ https://t.co/JExRxD1XDS

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2019

A comical 'blobbumentary' programme (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:15 (two months ago) link

The Remnick interview.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 23:39 (two months ago) link

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-gop-challenger-scherie-murray-172333854.html

“She isn’t worried about us — she’s worried about being famous,” Murray wrote when announcing her campaign on Twitter on July 17. “She thinks public service is not about serving the public, but herself. If you think you deserve better, then you’re just like me.”

Um, you know who the President is, right?

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:53 (one month ago) link

I keep having to look up "Overton window." Is this really a thing people say in conversation? It sounds like early 20th century interior design.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:02 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

one of those terms like cuckold that i saw maybe 5 times my whole life and will now see every day for the rest of it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:56 (one month ago) link

the overton window has shifted on the term "overton window"

Simon H., Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:05 (one month ago) link

We're through the Overton Window here people

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:07 (one month ago) link

defenestrated, even

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

feel like I've been seeing that term in online political discussions forever

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

yeah, the Glenn Beck novel came out in 2010 and him and O'Reilly (iirc) had been using it for a while

rob, Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:14 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

As the @dick_nixon Twitter account would say, this is a hell of a thing.

‘I don’t want to hear the question ‘is this president racist?’ anymore. He is.’ — @AOC held nothing back while condemning Trump for using the language of white supremacy pic.twitter.com/3rWCkdYq6n

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 6, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:33 (one month ago) link

Amazing.

DJI, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 01:16 (one month ago) link

rob at 1:14 18 Jul 19

yeah, the Glenn Beck novel came out in 2010 and him and O'Reilly (iirc) had been using it for a while

yeah those are two ppl I avoid like the plague so

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 02:18 (one month ago) link

Saw this at the comic book store today:

https://i.imgur.com/gW32Z9N.jpg

DJI, Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:11 (one month ago) link

any publisher who does variant covers should be jailed, but What are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Flaws?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:28 (one month ago) link

I’ve got that comic
And the Bernie one too

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:42 (one month ago) link

what do they do in them

flappy bird, Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:48 (one month ago) link

Whatever it is, Archie's worried.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 10 August 2019 23:18 (one month ago) link

seize the means of production, one hopes xp

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 11 August 2019 00:04 (one month ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/rFTgSKt.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:59 (one month ago) link

oh god

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:06 (one month ago) link

tremble at the power, bro

Carisis LaVerted (m bison), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:31 (one month ago) link

Wow

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:07 (one month ago) link

batshit leftwing comics 2k19

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:33 (one month ago) link

Devils Due are left wing now???!?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:00 (one month ago) link

still not as bad as that one shot in endgame

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:05 (one month ago) link

I just assumed it was from the AOC comic upthread

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 12 August 2019 02:54 (one month ago) link

Snaps her fingers for universal max diversity

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 12 August 2019 03:05 (one month ago) link

I just assumed it was from the AOC comic upthread

the logo is right on the cover

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 12 August 2019 09:49 (one month ago) link

all the gems on the inclusivity gauntlet are all the same colour, smdh

more like the white genocide gauntlet amirite

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 12 August 2019 10:58 (one month ago) link

the gauntlet image is from a different book entirely; believe it or not, there was briefly enough AOC interest to spur not only left-wing hagiographic power fantasies but also right-wing talking-point parody as well.
https://www.devilsdue.net/
https://babylonbee.com/news/an-exclusive-look-at-the-new-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-comic-book
not seeing any evidence that "Golden Gulag" books actually published this thing though.

here's another winner from the former publisher:
http://i.imgur.com/skkjIFo.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 14:46 (one month ago) link

Isn't Babylonbee a conservative version of Onion/Hard Times satire clickbait stuff?

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

A quick google around suggests yes and that i have been fooled. Not that the actual comics are that much more unlikely!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:19 (one month ago) link

A new day, a new friend 🐧✨ pic.twitter.com/1PmPEHP5Yx

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 24, 2019

As usual, the comments aren't worth the electrons.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Sunday, 25 August 2019 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

Unbelievable! A congressional representative capable of spontaneous light hearted playfulness. I bet she wasn't even wearing a US flag lapel pin!

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:39 (three weeks ago) link

Crenshaw is such an unbelievable dumbass

You are a member of Congress. Why are you “lending” guns to people unsupervised who can’t pass a basic background check?

The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it.

Why on earth would you do that? https://t.co/TQFjcLQebO

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 4, 2019

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 14:48 (one week ago) link

All questions of legality and propriety aside, lending out a firearm which might be used for any purpose under the sun and can be traced back directly to you seems...oh, what's the word I'm looking for...incredibly fucking stupid.

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 14:54 (one week ago) link

omg that's the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Thought it looked familiar. Hope she got to check out the cephalopod exhibit.

Melon Musk (Leee), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:29 (one week ago) link

I grew up with guns and my dad's a nut on the subject, but I grew up hearing about the evils of lending guns even to your closest relative.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:31 (one week ago) link

I have fractionally more sympathy for gun fans who are strictly adherent to safety rules, don't keep their guns loaded, and harbor no siege fantasies, and I bet they're going to wish they spoke up more loudly before their hobby got taken over by murderous clods and the gun manufacturers who manipulated them

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:48 (one week ago) link


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