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I think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has some stiff competition in the, "Retarded Liberal Socialists" category.

Democratic socialist candidate calls ‘white working-class’ residents ‘racist’ — and feels the heat

A Democratic Socialist running for a seat on Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives called residents in her district “white working class poor folk who are racist” and is now feeling the heat over her comments, KDKA-TV reported.

Sara Innamorato defeated incumbent Rep. Dom Costa in the Democratic primary and has all but assured a victory, the station said — but comments she made on a podcast about her would-be constituents are causing an uproar.

“I just look at my district, right? And it’s 93 percent white,” Innamorato said during the program, KDKA noted. “My district, which I know is like white working-class poor folk who are racist, because it’s so much easier for them to look to their side and say, ‘I’m going to blame that person.’”

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Believe it or not, a Republican resident has organized a bipartisan a write-in campaign for Costa in response to Innamorato’s comments.

“We are not racist, and I don’t think we should send someone to Harrisburg that has that mindset that her constituents are racist,” Gary Britcher of Aspinwall told the station.

Costa didn’t take too kindly to Innamorato’s comments, either.

“I find it appalling … they are not that type of people,” the state representative told KDKA.

And he added to the station that he appreciates any write-in effort: “I find it humbling, very humbling that people want to,” Costa added to the station.

What did Innamorato have to say about her comments?

KDKA said Innamorato declined an on-camera interview but did issue a lengthy statement about her comment on the Drinking Partners Podcast:

“This was the topic of a nearly two-hour-long conversation about race and politics on the podcast, and in no way did I seek to imply that all of my neighbors are racist. Hate begets hate, understanding begets understanding. I’m willing to have a conversation with any of my future constituents about this topic of race, and I will do anything in my power to make sure that the 21st District and beyond is a welcoming place for all.”

Innamorato is running unopposed for the 21st district seat. Her term would be for two years.
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looks like the conservatives, both democrat and republican are so scared of liberals they're pulling out all the stops.

“This was the topic of a nearly two-hour-long conversation about race and politics on the podcast, and in no way did I seek to imply that all of my neighbors are racist. Hate begets hate, understanding begets understanding. I’m willing to have a conversation with any of my future constituents about this topic of race, and I will do anything in my power to make sure that the 21st District and beyond is a welcoming place for all.”
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018...tuents-racist/
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in no way did I seek to imply that all of my neighbors are racist.
I don't care what she said during damage control. I care 'bout what she originally said.

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“This was the topic of a nearly two-hour-long conversation about race and politics on the podcast, and in no way did I seek to imply that all of my neighbors are racist. Hate begets hate, understanding begets understanding. I’m willing to have a conversation with any of my future constituents about this topic of race, and I will do anything in my power to make sure that the 21st District and beyond is a welcoming place for all.”
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I don't care what she said during damage control. I care 'bout what she originally said.
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then you'd better read it again. she originally talked at length within a podcast about race.
we all need to have that conversation and we'd be better off.
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she originally talked at length within a podcast about race.
And said 93% of her district are white working-class poor folk who are racist.

You can spin it any way you want but ya can't change her words. She called the working-class whites in her district racists. Period. End of story. Game over. Your lib defense won't work. Sorry 'bout your luck, sweetie.

You can keep posting but I'll just keep posting her words.

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I think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has some stiff competition in the, "Retarded Liberal Socialists" category.

Democratic socialist candidate calls ‘white working-class’ residents ‘racist’ — and feels the heat

A Democratic Socialist running for a seat on Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives called residents in her district “white working class poor folk who are racist” and is now feeling the heat over her comments, KDKA-TV reported.

Sara Innamorato defeated incumbent Rep. Dom Costa in the Democratic primary and has all but assured a victory, the station said — but comments she made on a podcast about her would-be constituents are causing an uproar.

“I just look at my district, right? And it’s 93 percent white,” Innamorato said during the program, KDKA noted. “My district, which I know is like white working-class poor folk who are racist, because it’s so much easier for them to look to their side and say, ‘I’m going to blame that person.’”

Oops.

The backlash hits

Believe it or not, a Republican resident has organized a bipartisan a write-in campaign for Costa in response to Innamorato’s comments.

“We are not racist, and I don’t think we should send someone to Harrisburg that has that mindset that her constituents are racist,” Gary Britcher of Aspinwall told the station.

Costa didn’t take too kindly to Innamorato’s comments, either.

“I find it appalling … they are not that type of people,” the state representative told KDKA.

And he added to the station that he appreciates any write-in effort: “I find it humbling, very humbling that people want to,” Costa added to the station.

What did Innamorato have to say about her comments?

KDKA said Innamorato declined an on-camera interview but did issue a lengthy statement about her comment on the Drinking Partners Podcast:

“This was the topic of a nearly two-hour-long conversation about race and politics on the podcast, and in no way did I seek to imply that all of my neighbors are racist. Hate begets hate, understanding begets understanding. I’m willing to have a conversation with any of my future constituents about this topic of race, and I will do anything in my power to make sure that the 21st District and beyond is a welcoming place for all.”

Innamorato is running unopposed for the 21st district seat. Her term would be for two years.
Come on, Harry, she didn't say they all were racist. Just 93% of them.
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then you'd better read it again. she originally talked at length within a podcast about race.
we all need to have that conversation and we'd be better off.
I did.

Her words during that lengthy 2 hour podcast.

“I just look at my district, right? And it’s 93 percent white. My district, which I know is like white working class, poor folk, who are racist, because it’s so much easier for them to look to their side and say, ‘I’m going to blame that person.'”

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I did.

Her words during that lengthy 2 hour podcast.

“I just look at my district, right? And it’s 93 percent white. My district, which I know is like white working class, poor folk, who are racist, because it’s so much easier for them to look to their side and say, ‘I’m going to blame that person.'”

Tough to spin this one.
What other points did they go over in the podcast?
did you learn anything?
what problems/ solutions were discussed?
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What other points did they go over in the podcast?
did you learn anything?
what problems/ solutions were discussed?
Like I said, Difficult to spin this. But nice try.
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Like I said, Difficult to spin this. But nice try.
Bu Bu But you are supposed to ignore that part and listen to everything else she said.
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