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  1. Do Dems usually target and run against sitting Dems? Then risk losing a seat in the final election? From what I read Crowley would have won in a landslide and kept the seat had he not be targeted by the Cortez backers. Movements only succeed when they transcend themselves. “It’s time for everyday Americans to be represented by everyday Americans,” declares Ocasio-Cortez, the world’s most famous ex-bartender, not realizing that the minute she beat Joe Crowley she ceased to be an everyday American. The sooner she recognizes that she has now taken a place in the larger, much-loathed system, with all its demands of moderation and compromise, the greater the chances that she and her colleagues will become something more effective than a movement batting .250. Until then, those Republicans whose heads explode at the mere sight of Ocasio-Cortez—and there are lots of them—can glue the skull fragments back in place. They have less to worry about than they think. Andrew Ferguson is a staff writer at The Atlantic.
  2. Woodward and Costa`s new book not kind to Biden. President Biden's top aides have created a "wall" to avoid having him speak at unscripted events or sitting down for long interviews in an effort to prevent potential gaffes, a new book says. © Getty Images Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, new book claims Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa's new book "Peril" claims Biden's aides intentionally kept the president away from "unscripted events or long interviews," These aides included Chief of Staff Ronald Klain and advisor Anita Dunn. "They called the effect 'the wall,' a cocooning of the president," the book says, describing the effort to counter Biden's "tendency to at times be testy or mangle statements," Despite the efforts to protect him from himself, Biden's misstatements continued with incidents like a misleading announcement of a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Biden said was contingent on another spending bill being passed. The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment. Biden's handling has been a subject of recent Republican attacks. During questioning of Secretary State Antony Blinken before Congress last week, Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) asked him about claims that White House aides have a button to silence the president. The "wall" around Biden is one of the many anecdotes from "Peril" that have been making headlines through the week, ahead of its expected release on Tuesday.
  3. Biden has lost total control of the USAs southern border. Come and go as you please.
  4. You can`t make this stuff up. The designer of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Tax the Rich" dress has a history of not paying her taxes, a report posted on Saturday. © YouTube Screenshot courtesy The Independent AOC dons a dress reading "Tax the Rich" at the 2021 Met Gala. Aurora James's company, Brother Vellies, racked up three open tax warrants in New York forfailing to withhold nearly $15,000 worth of income taxes from employees’ paychecks. The debts were from 2018 and 2019. The company has been hit with 15 warrants in total since 2015. Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service placed six federal liens on the company from April 2018 to April 2019, totaling $103,220 and specifically citing the company’s failure to remit employee payroll taxes, the New York Post reported. “Just because they take it out of your paycheck doesn’t mean they’re sending it to the government,” David Cenedella, a Baruch College taxation lecturer, explained. In addition to failing to pay taxes, Aurora James also has a history of failing to pay rent in a timely manner. A previous landlord sued James in February 2018 for more than $5,000 in unpaid rent at her shop’s old address in Manhattan. Another landlord in August 2020 filed papers to evict Brother Vellies from its location in Brooklyn and demanded more than $25,000 plus interest for staying beyond the end of her lease, with the case eventually getting settled, according to the outlet.
  5. ]Chuck Todd of all people questioning Bidens competence and credibility with the Afghan debacle and the border crisis.
  6. Without a doubt. Really does not matter who the canidate is on either side.
  7. It would never be in doubt. In Cali Charles Manson would win a recall as a Dem against Elder.
  8. Glad you feel the same way about AOC Agree with your comment and would love that. Get rid of both fringes.
  9. Was watching a show about Cortez and how she was handpicked to run for Congress against an incumbant fellow Dem who also would have won easily. Cortez and her core values do not really match up with the Dems but more with socialist views. But a Socialist Party or a Progressive party would get destroyed and never have a chance so she has to hitch a ride with the Dems. Truth be known Cortez despises Pelosi and the old guard and the feelings are mutual.
  10. Not sure what you mean. If it is just one planned group and peaceful without any problems that is a good thing right?
  11. I really hope no other groups show to to stir up crap protesting their demonstration and this goes off very peacefully.
  12. Do they go to the Met-Gala too to promote their mechandise? It was on her website the day after the Gala. I asked before were there any other congress people there?
  13. Sure...sometimes my phone does not show whole page. Reading your poasts you are very quick to dismiss any author you disagree with though. Like you did with that author. Either or the shirts and hoodies are for sale by AOC if you are interested.
  14. I just checked back in. I would have gave you who wrote it..no problem. Go to AOCs site right now and you can purchase a T-Shirt and hoodie. Would you feel better if Rachel Maddow wrote it?
  15. Players seem to like playing for Taylor. Tay had a nice game stat wise and a good win for The Team. Earlier in the half, Heinicke connected with Terry McLaurin for an 11-yard touchdown -- one play after they hooked up for a 16-yard gain. "He's always ready for his moment," McLaurin said. "I love this guy."
  16. AOC: The Sneaky Capitalist Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York may play the role of the young, clear-eyed socialist. The scourge of capitalists everywhere. But when it comes to generating wealth for herself and her friends, she is as shrewd and conniving as the most unscrupulous oil baron. The congresswoman caused a minor sensation this week with her appearance at the 2021 Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala, one of the most ostentatious annual gatherings of the aggressively wealthy. Ocasio-Cortez attended the event wearing a designer dress bearing the slogan, “Tax the rich.” She also posed for photos holding a $995 handbag emblazoned with the same phrase. The dress and the handbag were provided by Brother Vellies founder Aurora James, a Canadian-born designer whom the congresswoman weirdly describes as a “black woman immigrant.” Aurora James, by the way, is dating the billionaire Seagram heir Benjamin Bronfman. Following the gala, which charges between $30,000 and $35,000 per ticket, the congresswoman was criticized for participating in the annual display of extravagant wealth. Ocasio-Cortez defended her decision, claiming no contradiction between her gala attendance and her espoused beliefs regarding taxation and wealth inequality. The Met, which receives federal funding, clarified it comped the congresswoman’s ticket. Right after the gala, the congresswoman’s office sent out a fundraising email, encouraging supporters to buy Ocasio-Cortez-branded T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with the same “Tax the rich” slogan she promoted at the Met. The T-shirts cost $27.00 apiece, while the hoodies cost $58.00 Brother Vellies's website now offers a “customized” version of the $995 handbag Ocasio-Cortez sported at the one percenter party. The product listing for the “Tax the rich” handbag includes the line, “As seen at the 2021 MET Gala.” The product listing also includes a photo of the congresswoman modeling the handbag at the gala. Just so we’re all on the same page: Ocasio-Cortez, a supposed advocate for the working class, attended a gathering best known for its flagrant displays of extravagant wealth. She attended wearing a designer dress borrowed from the girlfriend of the billionaire Seagram heir. The congresswoman, whose admission was waived by the taxpayer-subsidized Met, also showed up to the event toting a customized $995 “Tax the rich” handbag, likewise provided by the Canadian-born designer. Ocasio-Cortez’s office then responded to criticism of her presence at the gala by sending an email hawking her own “Tax the Rich”-branded merchandise. Now, Ocasio-Cortez’s designer friend is using the congresswoman’s appearance at the 2021 Met Gala, including a photo, to advertise $995.00 “Tax the rich”-branded handbags. Everyone is getting paid. Well, everyone except for the working-class people Ocasio-Cortez claims to represent.
  17. That is what is tough to figure out what was paid for and what was not. Ticket was 30K, stayed in a hotel that was 600 a night, was driven around by a chauffeur, makeup was done by a professional makeup artist, wore a designer gown and jewlery. Hopefully she tipped her driver and makeup artist well if everything was comped.
  18. Well Pelosi did say "AOC gets lots of publicity but get no votes on her bills" Question is Should all congress now be invited, or congress from both parties so there is more inclusion at these events?
  19. My dad always told me "Don`t envy another persons bank account, if you do you will never be happy" I make less than 100K a year and probably happier than most of the so called "rich"
  20. If Cortez were actually a struggling low income woman who somehow got into a Gala with all the wealthy people and wore that dress that would have been a great story. Of course if that were the case she would have been escorted out very fast. Should people start wearing "Tax The Rich" to NBA and MLB games now too? "She is simply stunning her in her beautiful Tax the Rich dress," said one entertainment reporter. "What a powerful message for all of us poors.
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