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Old 01-07-2019, 09:47 PM
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Default Re: Conservatives MELT DOWN Over Ocasio-Cortez Dancing On Rooftop

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I don't normally bother with threads or click bait that includes words like 'melt down', astonished, horrified, or 'you won't believe...'. But I figured it's PW, how bad could it be....

Good lord. Democrats actually think Republicans are 'scared' of her?

She wants to dance, then let her dance. There is, however, a time and a place for all things. She'll need to learn that pretty quickly.
agreed there is a time and place. college is a pretty great time for dancing.
also when republicans make a full on righteous indignation set of rants accompanied by a doctored video.
or are they republicans at all? maybe paid shills ya think? paid to sway right leaners she is frivolous, stupid and etc like they've been doing since the election?
yes whomever has an interest in democrats not winning into the future put the stuff out there and a certain amount of peoples' chains will be subtly rung.
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Except the MSM. Were it not for them the video would never have been seen by most Americans. The FAKE NEWS machine made the Ocasio Cortez famous and, typically, blamed their competitors for it.

https://godfatherpolitics.com/is-is-...r-dance-video/
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Drugs
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Exactly...

She beat her primary challenger (who was an incumbent) because he neglected the campaign and took his district for granted...She's a footnote...

...but the media propped her up as the "next" just like they did with Texas' Wendy Davis and Beto O'Rourke...

Meet Wendy Davis, the Democrats' New Superstar

ABC News reporter labels Beto O'Rourke a 'rock star' during interview

The Left does more than get excited about a politician...They invest their emotions and soul...They dive into the pool, headfirst, hoping there's water in it, and with a few exceptions like Obama, most of the time they crash into the bottom of the pool with a thud...

AOC is the flavor of the month...and she will continue to be until the next flavor of the month shows up...
THEN WHY DOES THE RIGHT INVEST SO MUCH TIME IN HER?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes FULL RETARD part 2
DNC isnt crazy about her either since the guy she beat was hand picked successor to Pelosi. see final comments
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No meltdown. Basically just libs makin' unsubstantiated claims. Libs seem to care more 'bout this than conservatives.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dance video spurs false media claims of conservative outrage

An old video of now-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playfully recreating a dance scene from “The Breakfast Club” was resurfaced anonymously on Twitter last week -- resulting in a slew of misleading stories claiming conservatives were outraged over it, despite virtually no supporting evidence.

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The trouble with "Sandy": Trump fans love their con man, but think lefties are fake
arack Obama may be out of the White House, but birtherism — the widespread conspiracy theory, heavily promoted by Donald Trump, that Obama faked his birth certificate and was never eligible to be president — still reigns as the guiding philosophy in right-wing circles. The conservative impulse to accuse Democrats, particularly women and people of color, of being imposters who cheated their way into power has simply attached itself to other targets. Most notable among these at the moment is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a freshman representative whose charismatic promotion of progressive policies is drawing heavy amounts of media attention and driving Republicans nuts.

Last week, the right-wing noise machine focused on Ocasio-Cortez's youth, kicking up a blizzard of feigned outrage over the fact that she went to high school in the suburbs, danced in a silly video while an undergrad at Boston University, and went by the nickname "Sandy" when she was a kid. Progressive counter-mockery seems to have stymied the attempts to gin up outrage over the dancing video, but the right-wing smear machine has redoubled its efforts to make "Sandy" a thing.

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On Sunday, blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit — whose given name is likely neither "Jim" or "Gateway Pundit" — posted this breathless headline:



The "evidence" for the claim that Ocasio-Cortez is faking her biography is a tweet in which the congresswoman jokingly calls herself "Alex from the Bronx," which is reasonable enough, since she both lives there now and represents much of the Bronx (as well as part of Queens) in Congress. Hoft tried to frame the word "from" as some definitive statement of a person's identity, falsely implying that Ocasio-Cortez conceals that she spent much of her youth in Yorktown, New York, a town in Westchester County roughly 20 miles north of the New York City line. (In fact, Ocasio-Cortez prominently mentions this fact on her campaign site.)
Because Ocasio-Cortez no longer uses her childhood nickname, Hoft accused her of being one of many "Democrat hoaxers." Also included in this alleged group is Beto O'Rourke, who is thus accused for keeping his childhood nickname.
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Note that there's no way to win this game. No matter what approach one takes to a childhood nickname — losing it or keeping it — the right will hold it out as "proof" that a Democrat is an imposter. That's because these trolls are operating from a foreordained conclusion, which is all Democrats or liberals or progressives are a pack of phonies. All evidence, no matter how trivial silly, is reverse-engineered to fit this conclusion.
Luckily, Ocasio-Cortez seems to get this, tweeting out a video of herself dancing outside her office on Capitol Hill. More importantly, she has used all the attention she's been getting to kickstart a discussion about restoring marginal tax rates to the levels of the 1960s. Her ability to take all the nonsense and noise and flip it around into substantive policy discourse is a marvel, and something all progressives should learn from.
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You know who's actually hiding something? President Donald Trump. Trump is a literal con man whose grifting was so out of control that he was involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits even before he was elected president. His campaign image as a successful businessman was completely fake, the result of a character he played on "The Apprentice" who was precisely the opposite of the incompetent buffoon who bankrupted his businesses at least six times. Whatever money Trump has made has largely come to him through shady business practices and outright fraud. The closest he's gotten to legitimate profits has stemmed from selling the brand of his fictional TV character.
That's how the right-wing noise machine works: It kicks up fake scandals and accusations, creating a ton of smoke, on the premise that if the smoke keeps swirling long enough, ordinary people will start feeling doubts and wondering whether there's a fire. This strategy helped transform Hillary Clinton, who is more honest than most politicians, into a figure of suspicion in the mainstream media, which kept turning non-scandals like her infamous email server into major news stories that distorted the public perception of Clinton.

This strategy is especially potent when applied to politicians who aren't white or male, because a large number of powerful white male media figures are ready to believe the worst about anyone who doesn't look like them. CNN's Chris Cillizza, the standard-bearer of chin-scratching white male "serious" thought in D.C. politics, wrote a piece in July warning Democrats to slow their roll with Ocasio-Cortez, saying that politics is "a lot harder than it looks" and insinuating that in Democrats' eagerness to believe, they were failing to notice that Ocasio-Cortez was in over her head.
The likelier story is that Cillizza, who has a long history of sexism, was the one who was letting his hopes overwhelm the evidence. He perceived Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit because that was what he wanted to see. That's exactly the audience that the Jim Hofts of the world are trying to influence. They probably won't get the likes of Cillizza to agree that there's anything nefarious about the nickname "Sandy," but they can create a cloud of suspicion around Ocasio-Cortez that helps the white-guy punditry justify the belief that there is something "off" about her.
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agreed there is a time and place. college is a pretty great time for dancing.
also when republicans make a full on righteous indignation set of rants accompanied by a doctored video.
or are they republicans at all? maybe paid shills ya think? paid to sway right leaners she is frivolous, stupid and etc like they've been doing since the election?
yes whomever has an interest in democrats not winning into the future put the stuff out there and a certain amount of peoples' chains will be subtly rung.
You do know that several left-leaning media sources have been called out on claiming the right was all bent about this, correct? They created the false outrage..... imagine that.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has caused a lot of the commentary herself, by saying some very unintelligent things. Of course people are going to make something of it, especially when the Democrats have made such a bill-and-coo over her being the next great thing.

I give her kudos for her enthusiasm. Unfortunately, she will be disillusioned in a very short period of time.
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