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So much for the, "I'm just a poor girl...."

Socialism!

It's a little unnerving that a wacko socialist is now a congresswoman. Seriously, she is scary with her views; not to mention a fake and a liar.

Report: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ‘girl from the Bronx,’ raised in one of wealthiest US counties

During her campaign, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Party’s rising “democratic-socialist” icon, painted herself as the “girl from the Bronx.” She uses the image to project herself as a working-class woman determined to represent her people’s interests in Washington.

“I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family — mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny,” she told the Washington Post this week, reiterating similar sentiment during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

However, her “girl from the Bronx” moniker doesn’t paint a complete picture.

What’s the truth?

Indeed, it’s true just one year ago the 28-year-old woman, who will almost surely become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, was working as a bartender. Yes, she also defeated 10-term congressman Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), who was widely believed to succeed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the next Democratic leader in the House.

According to the New York Times, it’s true Ocasio-Cortez was born into the doldrums of the Bronx. However, at the ripe age of 5, Ocasio-Cortez’s late father, Sergio Ocasio, an architect, moved her family an hour north to Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb of New York City in Westchester County.

Yorktown Heights, ironically, is the opposite of the Bronx. In a 1999 New York Times profile of Yorktown Heights, the town supervisor described it as “a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.” Ocasio-Cortez would have been about 10 years old at the time.


Overall, Westchester County is one of the most wealthy counties in the United States; it’s even where former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton reside.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly three-quarters of the county’s 980,000 people are white, the average home price is more than a half million dollars, the median household income is nearly $90,000 and just 10 percent of the county lives in poverty. CNBC even ranked the county as the 8th richest county in the U.S. when considering wealth concentration of the area’s richest 1 percent.

Ocasio-Cortez lived in Westchester County until she left for college. She attended Boston University, where she graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations.

Ocasio-Cortez now resides in the same Bronx neighborhood, Parkchester, where she lived prior to moving to Westchester County.

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So she moved back to where she was born.



Blaze needs some better stories, maybe a lil more "ermahgerd soshuwism OOOOOooooOOooo".

Also I find none of her views "scary", even Hannity couldn't pull that off.

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So much for the, "I'm just a poor girl...."

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Her father died and the state kept them in a fight for years to receive his possessions and or income. She took any job including waitress and bar tending to support her mother.
At the same time this (high school MIT award winning ) lady started her own business and worked for a non profit.
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Not really a big deal. A lot of elected officials are wealthy and try to portray themselves as one of the working class. Which is why its funny when libs try to say since Trump is wealthy he doesn't relate to the working class as though Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders works at McDonalds flipping burgers or out in the fields picking crops. The whole trying to pretend they relate to poor working Americans is just a con they pull to get suckers and idiots who don't know any better to vote for them.
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When I see some female hyphenating her last name, I have seen everything I need to see.
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Not really a big deal. A lot of elected officials are wealthy and try to portray themselves as one of the working class. Which is why its funny when libs try to say since Trump is wealthy he doesn't relate to the working class as though Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders works at McDonalds flipping burgers or out in the fields picking crops. The whole trying to pretend they relate to poor working Americans is just a con they pull to get suckers and idiots who don't know any better to vote for them.
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Blaze needs some better stories, maybe a lil more "ermahgerd soshuwism OOOOOooooOOooo".

Also I find none of her views "scary", even Hannity couldn't pull that off.

I find all her views scary. Like all liberals she spouts free stuff but ignores paying for it.

I find nothing scary about where she lives or has lived. Or her last name. That's between her and her constituents.

I'm not sure why this is a big story. Incumbents get tossed all the time.
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So much for the, "I'm just a poor girl...."

Socialism!

It's a little unnerving that a wacko socialist is now a congresswoman. Seriously, she is scary with her views; not to mention a fake and a liar.
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yer falling down on the job. She ain't in congress yet.
Granted, given her district and its demographics she'll probably end up there, but she ain't there yet.

Yes, it is unnerving that declared socialists can get into political power and congress.
Our political system allows even damaging politics to take hold. I'm guessing the forefathers never thought we'd get this stupid. Collectively stupid, not individually stupid.
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For those that don't know, here's what Democratic Socialist Alexandria "I'm Just a Poor Girl" Cortez believes in:

- Free healthcare for all.

- Free college.

- Weapons ban.

- Right to free housing.

- Ban private prisons.

- Guarantee federal jobs for all.

- Abolish ICE.
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I find all her views scary. Like all liberals she spouts free stuff but ignores paying for it.

I find nothing scary about where she lives or has lived. Or her last name. That's between her and her constituents.

I'm not sure why this is a big story. Incumbents get tossed all the time.
It's a big story because most of the media is socialist like her. They (MSM) love it.
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