How can you not love AOC?

Filed in National by on January 11, 2019 31 Comments

Fucking brilliant!

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  1. RE Vanella says:

    This one’s even better.

    To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.” 🤣

    Go off, queen.

    • T Kline says:

      To quote Winston Churchhill.

      Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

      • Alby says:

        You might be surprised to learn that most people don’t hang on every word of the Butcher of Gallipoli.

        But, to paraphrase him, you’ll still be stupid in the morning.

  2. Delawaredude says:

    Ehh inmature. She sounds like a 29 year old. She’s going to be good voice for the movement but an awful legislator. She is never going to get anything done. Like The freedom caucus types of the right more intent on burning things down then getting things down. This is what’s wrong with dc

  3. puck says:

    It’s been a long time since Democrats had a left wing. That’s where all the energy always came from. And by reclaiming long-lost Dem territory on the left, AOC has moved the center leftward.

  4. Alby says:

    Joe Lieberman is Chris Coons with a yarmulke.

  5. T Kline says:

    Bronx bar chick…

    Dump as a box of rocks.

  6. jason330 says:

    I have a question. Is Lisa Blunt Rochester even in Congress? I mean I know she was elected, but did she ever show up? Is she going to meetings and doing the shit congresspeople do?

    Only AOC can be AOC – but has anyone heard even a wisp of a peep out of LBR?

  7. Alby says:

    Adam Serwer at The Atlantic explains why there’s so much fear of her:

    In America, when people of color succeed despite the limits placed on them, and use their newfound status to indict the system for holding others back, they are held up as proof that the limits do not exist, they are denounced as ingrates, or they are pilloried as frauds incapable of the successes attributed to them. The exception is if they present their success as evidence that the structural barriers are not as great as they seem, and that in truth the only thing that holds back marginalized communities is their own lack of ability or motivation. If they affirm the righteousness of the class and caste system that they defied to succeed, they are hailed as heroes by the same people who would otherwise have denounced them as frauds.

  8. Nancy Willing says:

    And this apropos for Mr. Kline:

    There’s an existential, panicked tinge to the behavior here ― what you might call “AOC Derangement Syndrome.” Indeed, some experts say conservative men are obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez because they’re threatened by her. Conservatives tend to respond to fear more strongly than liberals do, according to Bobby Azarian, a neuroscientist whose expertise in anxiety has led him to examine political behaviors. His research has found that the brains of conservative people are likely to display the same attention biases as the brains of people with anxiety.

    “The one main cognitive difference is that conservatives are more sensitive to threat,” he said. “Their fears are sometimes exaggerated. I think they fear her.”

    Ocasio-Cortez’s power is a direct threat to conservatives because her very existence in Congress as a young, Latina, working-class woman threatens to upend the social order that has kept white men in the ruling class for centuries. (Eighty-eight percent of House Republicans are white men, most are over the age of 50, and the party’s voters are majority white and male.) On top of that, she is using her position and platform to directly challenge that order ― to attempt to get money out of politics, raise taxes on the super-rich and level the playing field.

    “She doesn’t just challenge the patriarchy, she’s challenging the race, class, and gender hierarchies all at once, as well as the capitalist system that requires member of Congress be wealthy before they get there,” said Caroline Heldman, a gender and politics professor at Occidental College. “That’s remarkably threatening.”

    “She’s engaging attention and emotion in people at this visceral level,” Azarian said. “She has some combination of a lot of features that really seems to give her this ability to go viral. And I think that’s what Trump had.”

    That’s why conservatives want and need to undercut her influence. And the most time-tested way to undermine a woman’s power is to sexualize her, to make her an object instead of an agent. A 2013 study by the Women’s Media Center found that merely discussing a female candidate’s appearance has a negative effect on her support from voters.

    “The moment at which you turn someone into a sex object, you put yourself in a position of authority over them, which is why sexual harassment is classified as being a form of gender discrimination in the workplace,” Heldman said. “They are the object who exists for you, and you are validating their worth.”

    • xyz says:

      She’s undermining herself by the even more time tested methods of pissing off people on both sides of the aisle, saying a lot of really dumb things on the teevee, and being that asshole that won’t stop telling you how things should be on their first day on the job.

  9. puck says:

    Being an old white guy I had to look up the meme “new phone, who dis?” My old white guy credentials are impeccable. I’m so old and white, I learn about new bands when they are featured on NPR. This reddit thread helps:

    Apparently the idea is you get a new cell phone and haven’t yet transferred your contacts. Or, you transferred only your A-list contacts. So when you get a text and the name of the sender is not displayed, it is very hip to text back “New phone – who dis?” So hip in fact that you can now throw shade at someone in face-to-face conversation by saying “New phone who dis?”

    A caution though, that’s not cool for old white guys. Old white guys aren’t supposed to write or speak in dialect, because that would be offensive. Cultural appropriation or something. Like old white guys digging Motown.

    First of all, old white guys get phone calls, not texts. And when we don’t recognize the caller ID, we just say “Hello?” like our mothers taught us, and wait for the caller to identify themselves. And if we still can’t figure it out, we say something like “Who’s calling?” or “Who is this?” Never a marbles-in-the-mouth “Who dis?” as if we were too important or too lazy to include the “is” or make the effort to form the “th” sound.

    But once I cracked the code, of course AOC’s tweet was perfect for Lieberman.

  10. RE Vanella says:

    “There is no such thing as a language. There are just lots of different ways of speaking people have that are more or less similar to one another.”

    Listen to Chomsky explain it and listen very carefully.

    Nobody’s “too lazy” to say ‘is’ or the ‘th’ sound.

  11. RE Vanella says:

    Just trying to clarify certain concepts in this conversation.

    I fucking give & give. Y’all are ingrates. Hardly learn a thing.

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