AOC cruises to primary win, looks set to waltz to reelection

Page 1 of 6 [ 95 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

ASPartOfMe
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,992
Location: Long Island, New York

23 Jun 2020, 11:36 pm

https://nypost.com/2020/06/23/aoc-cruises-to-primary-win-looks-set-to-waltz-to-reelection/

Quote:
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks set to waltz to a second term as the self-described Democratic socialist dominated her primary competition Tuesday night.

The incumbent — almost better known by her initials, AOC, than her actual name — rolled to victory, claiming 73 percent of the ballots cast at the polls during early voting and on primary day, with 74 percent of precincts reporting.

Her best-funded opponent — Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former Republican and financial news reporter — had nabbed just 20 percent of the vote.

“When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a ‘fluke,’ AOC tweeted as the vote counts rolled in. “Our [2016] win was treated as an aberration, or bc my opponent ‘didn’t try.'”

“So from the start, tonight’s race was important to me,” she added. “Tonight we are proving that the people’s movement in NY isn’t an accident. It‘s a mandate.”

Ocasio-Cortez was expected to easily win the race, in which Caruso-Cabrera focused on her opposition to the Amazon headquarters deal for Long Island City, her far-left leanings as a leader of the congressional progressives and brought renewed attention to complaints she hasn’t focused enough on constituent services.

But her last-minute attack ads on Caruso-Cabrera gave some poll watchers reason to think she was vulnerable.

AOC’s heavily Democratic district covers portions of western Queens, including Astoria and Elmhurst, and the eastern portion of The Bronx.


_________________
Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person. - Sara Luterman


Last edited by ASPartOfMe on 24 Jun 2020, 2:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

Pepe
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Jun 2013
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,090
Location: Oz

23 Jun 2020, 11:42 pm

Wot a "Hotsie Totsie" that one is. 8O
Ahh, chuch chuch chuch chuch. <woof!> :mrgreen:


_________________
Any Autistic who is a neo-Nazi is a fool.

Racism against Germans is a thing.I like to flirt. Don't take it seriously. ;) Many on the left of politics disrespect critical thinkers.

Down with big business!...Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)


Brictoria
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2013
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Posts: 566
Location: Melbourne, Australia

24 Jun 2020, 12:41 am

Pepe wrote:
Wot a "Hotsie Totsie" that one is. 8O
Ahh, chuch chuch chuch chuch. <woof!> :mrgreen:


To each their own, I guess...

From what I have seen of her in the media, she comes across as rather abrasive and condescending...Well meaning, perhaps, but I believe she needs to work on her presentation\people skills.


_________________
Quote:
"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Pepe
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Jun 2013
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,090
Location: Oz

24 Jun 2020, 1:44 am

Brictoria wrote:
Pepe wrote:
Wot a "Hotsie Totsie" that one is. 8O
Ahh, chuch chuch chuch chuch. <woof!> :mrgreen:


To each their own, I guess...

From what I have seen of her in the media, she comes across as rather abrasive and condescending...Well meaning, perhaps, but I believe she needs to work on her presentation\people skills.


Mate,
I was being a superficial male here.
And joking around.
She is a very attractive woman.

I'd rather see *her* on the news,
Than the orange man or Biden, some time down the track.

I agree she isn't the best political performer,
But she is young and has time to improve. :wink:


_________________
Any Autistic who is a neo-Nazi is a fool.

Racism against Germans is a thing.I like to flirt. Don't take it seriously. ;) Many on the left of politics disrespect critical thinkers.

Down with big business!...Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)


Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 41,875
Location: Stendec

24 Jun 2020, 8:29 am

Brictoria wrote:
... From what I have seen of her in the media, she comes across as rather abrasive and condescending... Well meaning, perhaps, but I believe she needs to work on her presentation\people skills.
Are you implying that she is just like every other politician?


_________________
"I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis."
-- Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, in the Star Trek episode "The Mark of Gideon" (ep. 3.16, 1969)


Brictoria
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2013
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Posts: 566
Location: Melbourne, Australia

24 Jun 2020, 10:14 am

Fnord wrote:
Brictoria wrote:
... From what I have seen of her in the media, she comes across as rather abrasive and condescending... Well meaning, perhaps, but I believe she needs to work on her presentation\people skills.
Are you implying that she is just like every other politician?


Not really...I've known some decent politicains who talk to people as equals, rather than as though they were "better" than those to who they speak with. I tend to notice that there seems more like that (treating people as their equal) on the right than on the left, but it isn't split along any particular divide (although the further left the politician is, the less likely it is that they would speak to the public as an "equal", and the more likely they would be inclined to talk down to people).

Looking at our recent Prime Ministers, for example, Bob Hawke [1], John Howard, Tony Abbot, and Scott Morrison haven't been too bad (The first from the left, the others from the right of the "political spectrum") in that they appear(ed) to treat people as their equals, whereas Malcolm Turnbull and Julia Gillard (first from the "right", second from the left) were more inclined to talk down to people...I'm not sure where Kevin Rudd (left) and Paul Keating (left) fitted, but I'd probably add them to the list who "talk down" to people. The current opposition leader (Anthony Albanese - from the left) also seems like someone who would be inclined to treat people as his equal, but I haven't seen too much of him. (of course, this is all subjective, and based on memory, which can be fallible...Other Aussies may see (or remember) them differently.)

[1] It would be hard to imagine a Prime Minister, with a world record such as he held, to be someone who would not talk to people as their equal...


_________________
Quote:
"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Biscuitman
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Mar 2013
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,104
Location: Dunking jammy dodgers

24 Jun 2020, 12:06 pm

She seems to be very popular with the voters. one for the future perhaps!



aghogday
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Nov 2010
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,651

24 Jun 2020, 2:06 pm

Pepe wrote:
Wot a "Hotsie Totsie" that one is. 8O
Ahh, chuch chuch chuch chuch. <woof!> :mrgreen:




i am Most Impressed by Her Dancing Abilities! Indeed,
this USA Today Video Report Showcases Her skills;
Meh; At 50 and 2 Months, My Wife Still has Her Beat
Hands down in the other
Asset Department
Evidence
Provided
On DeMaND hehe FOR REAL...

Just A Typical Facebook Profile Pic from Yesterday for Eternal Youth Below;
i was very Poor When i met her and told her all i could do for Her
Is Love Her in a Way She Will Never Age; Hmm, so far SO good...!

Other Than that it's True Even a 24 Year-Old-Young-Wheel-Chair Challenged Republican Man
Beat a Trump Supported Challenger Yesterday; Politics is Freshening up a bit for REAL TOO;
We Just Need Some Fresh New Ideas; These Newer Generations ain't gonna go Just by Rotting Old Books.

In Other Trivia News, Best Way to Have a Happy Marriage is not only, Yes Dear TO EVERYTHING; butt
Worship Her like a Goddess

She is

Other that WOW We are Overall in Agreement;
At Least We Have Some 'Politics, Philosophy, And Religion' in Common..;)

Other Than This Some 'Right Wing Very Closed Minded Person' Originally
Posted This Video of 'AOC' Originally From A Boston University Recorded Dance
in 2010 For Evidence That 'AOC' is a 'Clueless Idiot' on Twitter; Obviously the Owner
of Those Words hasn't Ever truly Breathed in Life; True That's What A Free
Dance and Song in Life is All About; An Air of Soul That Lifts Us Up
And doesn't
Take Us
into
'Trump
Land Forevermore
on 5th Avenue to
Reap What is Sown';
True, 'AOC' is the Seed of
the Future; one Where Folks
Actually Breathe More Than A Cocoon.
I'm Glad i Dropped By Here; i Found Her
Very Inspiring And Used the Sound Track Here
Helping me Now to Raise my Public Dance Mileage
Up to 13,323 Miles, in 82 Months; After Dancing Through Winn
Dixie, A Grocery Store in A 'Strip Mall'; An African American Woman
Cutting Hair in an African American Barber Shop Spotted me
on the Sidewalk; Waved, and Then Yelled at me by my Car to
Provide A Short Exhibition of Public Dance in the Barber Shop
With 'The Audience' Getting a Surprise Performance, While they
were getting their Haircut; Of Course that was to Video Tape me
to get some views on Facebook; as i really don't have to do anything
but Dance
to Go
Viral
Again, hehe;
The Good kinda Virus;
The Anti-Trump Virus
That/Who Shines Smiles everywhere
i go Where Open HeARTS and Minds Seek to See Joy;
If You can see Where "AOC" is Within in this Video the Lesson i Bring
is '60' is Just the Start of the Party as the 5th Decade Was Just a Warm-up For Joy;
A Peak Experience Everyday That Becomes a Plateau; And a Peak Experience Others will See in Joy.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater


_________________
KATiE MiA FredericK!iI

Gravatar is one of the coolest things ever!! !

http://en.gravatar.com/katiemiafrederick


Last edited by aghogday on 24 Jun 2020, 6:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

funeralxempire
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Oct 2014
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,024
Location: I'm on the streets like curbs

24 Jun 2020, 6:39 pm

I'm not sure why this is unexpected. She's popular in her district even if she tends to make reichwingers heads explode.


_________________
we are not disadvantaged, we are targeted for destruction


RushKing
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,268
Location: Minnesota, United States

Bradleigh
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 May 2008
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,838
Location: Brisbane, Australia

24 Jun 2020, 8:04 pm

Brictoria wrote:
Not really...I've known some decent politicains who talk to people as equals, rather than as though they were "better" than those to who they speak with. I tend to notice that there seems more like that (treating people as their equal) on the right than on the left, but it isn't split along any particular divide (although the further left the politician is, the less likely it is that they would speak to the public as an "equal", and the more likely they would be inclined to talk down to people).

Looking at our recent Prime Ministers, for example, Bob Hawke [1], John Howard, Tony Abbot, and Scott Morrison haven't been too bad (The first from the left, the others from the right of the "political spectrum") in that they appear(ed) to treat people as their equals, whereas Malcolm Turnbull and Julia Gillard (first from the "right", second from the left) were more inclined to talk down to people...I'm not sure where Kevin Rudd (left) and Paul Keating (left) fitted, but I'd probably add them to the list who "talk down" to people. The current opposition leader (Anthony Albanese - from the left) also seems like someone who would be inclined to treat people as his equal, but I haven't seen too much of him. (of course, this is all subjective, and based on memory, which can be fallible...Other Aussies may see (or remember) them differently.)

[1] It would be hard to imagine a Prime Minister, with a world record such as he held, to be someone who would not talk to people as their equal...


Tony Abbott was an international embarrassment who's main technique was LARPing what it meant to be an Aussie, and could not have empathy for marriage equality despite his own sister is a lesbian.

Also, calling women politicians as abrasive is not exactly a good look, since it is like a specific part of a gender bias of the word used by people who see women as such.


_________________
Through dream I travel, at lantern's call
To consume the flames of a kingdom's fall


VegetableMan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,349
Location: Illinois

24 Jun 2020, 8:39 pm

Bradleigh wrote:
Brictoria wrote:
Not really...I've known some decent politicains who talk to people as equals, rather than as though they were "better" than those to who they speak with. I tend to notice that there seems more like that (treating people as their equal) on the right than on the left, but it isn't split along any particular divide (although the further left the politician is, the less likely it is that they would speak to the public as an "equal", and the more likely they would be inclined to talk down to people).

Looking at our recent Prime Ministers, for example, Bob Hawke [1], John Howard, Tony Abbot, and Scott Morrison haven't been too bad (The first from the left, the others from the right of the "political spectrum") in that they appear(ed) to treat people as their equals, whereas Malcolm Turnbull and Julia Gillard (first from the "right", second from the left) were more inclined to talk down to people...I'm not sure where Kevin Rudd (left) and Paul Keating (left) fitted, but I'd probably add them to the list who "talk down" to people. The current opposition leader (Anthony Albanese - from the left) also seems like someone who would be inclined to treat people as his equal, but I haven't seen too much of him. (of course, this is all subjective, and based on memory, which can be fallible...Other Aussies may see (or remember) them differently.)

[1] It would be hard to imagine a Prime Minister, with a world record such as he held, to be someone who would not talk to people as their equal...




Also, calling women politicians as abrasive is not exactly a good look, since it is like a specific part of a gender bias of the word used by people who see women as such.


So what word would be appropriate for someone who truly believes she's "abrasive?" Please consult your volume of PC terms. I want to keep up with this s**t, I really do!


_________________
The moderators on this site should be ashamed of themselves for allowing the bullying and harassment of members.


Bradleigh
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 May 2008
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,838
Location: Brisbane, Australia

24 Jun 2020, 9:33 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
Bradleigh wrote:
Also, calling women politicians as abrasive is not exactly a good look, since it is like a specific part of a gender bias of the word used by people who see women as such.


So what word would be appropriate for someone who truly believes she's "abrasive?" Please consult your volume of PC terms. I want to keep up with this s**t, I really do!


I am not policing specific speech, providing a thesaurus of approved words so you can say the same thing without getting in "trouble", that would defeat the point.

But it is a proven that people tend to see women who are competent or powerful as abrasive when compared to similar men. It is not about the word, it is maybe understanding a bit of gender bias.
https://www.fastcompany.com/3034895/the-one-word-men-never-see-in-their-performance-reviews


_________________
Through dream I travel, at lantern's call
To consume the flames of a kingdom's fall


VegetableMan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,349
Location: Illinois

24 Jun 2020, 10:01 pm

"Approved words." Gosh, I need to complile a list of those, so I can escape the wrath of the cancel culture mob.


_________________
The moderators on this site should be ashamed of themselves for allowing the bullying and harassment of members.


techstepgenr8tion
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Feb 2005
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,038
Location: The 27th Path of Peh.

24 Jun 2020, 10:46 pm

I think maybe the one up point with here is she's one of three or four in congress who are for approval of legalization for psychedelics in medical and psychotherapy settings - I really hope the science speaks for itself and handles most of it. The overall trouble I find is when someone says 'Did you hear what AOC said lately' - it's almost never something I walk away from feeling smarter. It's a bit like Russell Brandt's jokes about George Bush - at least you can say we're accepting.


_________________
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you'll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privelege of owning yourself" - Rudyard Kipling


Bradleigh
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 May 2008
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,838
Location: Brisbane, Australia

24 Jun 2020, 10:58 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
"Approved words." Gosh, I need to complile a list of those, so I can escape the wrath of the cancel culture mob.


How did you get that from what I said? I said not such thing that there were "approved words".

Are you that desperate to make yourself out as a victim that you have to make stuff up that you are in danger from a so called cancel culture mob for not using an exact word?


_________________
Through dream I travel, at lantern's call
To consume the flames of a kingdom's fall