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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« on: November 07, 2018, 10:33:31 PM »
Congratulations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!
Elected to represent the 14th Congressional District!



The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez wins election to the House
Vox: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now the youngest woman elected to Congress
Huffington Post: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins, Becoming Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 07:26:18 AM »
Interesting story about some of the challenges facing Ocasio-Cortez -- and the hopes people have pinned to her -- as she prepares to head to Washington.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/nyregion/ocasio-cortez-congress-washington.html

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 08:26:36 PM »
I hope she cools her pie-eyed communist worldview a bit and works to defuse the escalating schism these two political parties are driving our country towards.  She gave me very little reason to vote for her, but any change has the potential to be good change.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 08:32:39 PM »
i hope she's at the leading edge of the formation that will drive the fascists into the dirt.

you don't negotiate with fascists. you destroy them.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 09:14:39 PM »
Well ok then  ;D

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 10:24:32 PM »
I expect she will represent the district's interests and priorities exceptionally well in Washington, and will continue to bring people together as she has done so far.  She did an amazing job starting from zero here in Queens and building a successful forward-looking coalition.

Some more great news articles about her:

NY Times: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Push Washington. Will Washington Push Back?  (posted earlier by the80s)
The Hill: Youngest woman ever elected to Congress can’t find place to live in D.C. since she quit job to run
Fast Company: Trump has Twitter. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is winning Instagram

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 09:42:57 AM »
[Moderator's Note: The purpose of this thread is to discuss our new Congresswoman.  Please keep the discussion focused on her activities in the community and in Washington.  A new thread to debate AOC's views on Democratic Socialism more generally is over here]

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Well to be fair, our new representative is a self-avowed Democratic-Socialist, so it seems to be on-topic to at least some degree.  Further since she isn't in office yet and hasn't had the ability to do anything yet, all we can talk about are our hopes for her based on her rhetoric to this point.

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I'd be happy to give up some war and corporate welfare as well, I'm just saying (from a realist point of view) that isn't going to be happening.  So are you willing to pay even more out of your own pocket for this universal healthcare program?  Some might be willing to.  I am not willing to. 

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 02:24:26 PM »
I hope she cools her pie-eyed communist worldview a bit and works to defuse the escalating schism these two political parties are driving our country towards.  She gave me very little reason to vote for her, but any change has the potential to be good change.
She wasn't voted to do that.  Speaking of schisms all you have to go to Congressman Dan Crenshaw's page and see his dribble.  you think he was a Proudboy. This " schism" was brought about by republicans ( the facists Trumpsters).   
You already outed yourself out when you wrote "  she gave you little reason to vote for her"  so you voted for the hack?

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2018, 03:06:27 PM »
It takes two to tango. I see very little hope for this country if the two sides can't abandon their dogma and try to find some common ground from which to at least start a conversation.  We don't need any more politicians, what we need are some statesmen/women who will put their country ahead of reelection, partisan politics, and the usual collection of stupidity that passes for government these days. 

At this point I honestly wonder if the best way forward is schism, perhaps there are really far too many differences than there are commonalities to keep the nation together as one. 

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/18/ocasio-cortez-hakeem-jeffries-2020-primary-1067107

I find this article disturbing.  I don't believe in litmus tests--on election night as I rooted for democrats, I didn't expect every candidate would check every box.  I just wanted to win. To read that our Congresswoman-elect has targeted Hakeem Jeffries for defeat, is ridiculous.  Can she just take her seat and concentrate on serving our community and stopping the Trump agenda.  I had hoped that she would be a breath of fresh air, but to declare war on a solid, intelligent representative like Jeffries is just plain wrong.  I hope that the article is wrong, but if it's not, then I think our representative is getting too caught up in her own press.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2018, 11:47:03 AM »
"To read that our Congresswoman-elect has targeted Hakeem Jeffries for defeat, is ridiculous"

Fortunately she agrees with you.

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1075137337548509184

Parsing her denial, it looks like there are just some typical backroom debates going on that Politico is trying to make more of than actually exist.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/18/ocasio-cortez-hakeem-jeffries-2020-primary-1067107

I find this article disturbing.  I don't believe in litmus tests--on election night as I rooted for democrats, I didn't expect every candidate would check every box.  I just wanted to win. To read that our Congresswoman-elect has targeted Hakeem Jeffries for defeat, is ridiculous.  Can she just take her seat and concentrate on serving our community and stopping the Trump agenda.  I had hoped that she would be a breath of fresh air, but to declare war on a solid, intelligent representative like Jeffries is just plain wrong.  I hope that the article is wrong, but if it's not, then I think our representative is getting too caught up in her own press.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2018, 12:11:44 PM »
Her tweet attacks the reporting--no named or verifiable source--but what about just saying "I am not involved in any plan to primary Hakeem Jeffries." 

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2018, 08:33:55 PM »
New York Magazine: The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man

Just read this and was about to post it here. I typically HATE these kind of think pieces but, this one makes a very valid point. Well worth reading.

Especially this:
https://theintercept.com/2018/11/29/hakeem-jeffries-joe-crowley-house-democratic-caucus-chair/

Don't love this website but, I think I officially hate Crowley. I have attended so many of his town halls and I can almost hear his lame response to people urging him on climate action in light of the most recent news. What a jerk....

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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2018, 08:33:55 PM »