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10/31/2019

AOC And The Adoration Of The Great White Father

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:49 pm



[guest post by Dana]

[Ed. I love JVW’s description for Bernie Sanders’ role in AOC’s life, and as a result, have stolen it for use in the now-revised title of the post!]

Sad to see that in 2019, it takes a man to make a woman feel valued. Also sad to see a young woman say that she recognized her inherent worth because of what a politician said. Ugh. [Ed. Dripping with a lethal mix of disgust and sarcasm: Let that sink in, people: …because of what a politician said, she feels valued. ] In certain circles it used to be that a woman needed a man like a fish needed a bicycle. That was the goal. Apparently, the times they are-a-changing. Yet again.

Heh. I’m beginning to suspect that the progressives aren’t quite as progressive as they’d like us to believe.

–Dana

36 Responses to “AOC And The Adoration Of The Great White Father”

  1. …and a Democratic socialist to boot!

    Dana (05f22b)

  2. The Great White Father.

    I wonder what our delightfully clueless niece’s parents think about the fact that their daughter just came out and said that they never validated her as a human being.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  3. Ok, technically she didn’t say it was anything he said. She just heard about a man named Bernie. Let’s keep it in perspective.

    frosty (e44dae)

  4. So old white men are good for something, then.

    Radegunda (68077f)

  5. JVW,

    Stolen!

    Dana (05f22b)

  6. Maybe she heard of him back when she was only 12 or 15 years old and he said something that agreed with her feelings about something or other. Or maybe she’s not telling the truth. Does she explain?

    Sammy Finkelman (b1f8c4)

  7. “Capitalists” just don’t get it; these kids– do because they’re not. Shear the sheep too closely, a chill sets in so the herd begins to stray and flock to an invitingly warmer spot. Juggling three jobs, college loans, soaring healthcare costs, seeing tax cuts go to the wealthy with no trickle down except tobe trickled on… perpetual war awith’save the planet’ as a cause celebre.

    Don’t blame the kids. The fault, dear Brutus, lay not in our stars, but in ourselves.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. There is something noble in her socialism it seems to transcend the petty ethnocentrism of her fellow Nuyorican delegation (Serrano, Velazquez, Espaillat) and the greater of the House Hispanic Caucus.

    urbanleftbehind (efd16d)

  9. Shear the sheep too closely, a chill sets in so the herd begins to stray and flock to an invitingly warmer spot.

    Funny, but to me that’s an apt description of socialists’ plans to “tax the rich.”

    JVW (54fd0b)

  10. This is Yuge.

    JRH (52aed3)

  11. @9. Well, it kindled the flame in the ’30’s.

    History does rhyme.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  12. That sounds like quasi religious to me. Imagine unstead of AOC talking about Bernie, a Protestant making that comment about Jesus.

    Kishnevi (e2dc4e)

  13. @9. Don’t forget, Eisenhower days had those 91% tax rates on the wealthy back in the 1950’s so any fondly recall as ‘good times.’ Don’t think Ike was a “socialist.”

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  14. Honestly it’s a snafu by the Sanders campaign leave out the modifying clause of her sentence. What she said is:

    “It wasn’t until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being that deserves health care, housing, education, and a living wage.”

    Is it bad? I guess. It’s got a Trumpian imprecision to it. But it’s not what the Sanders campaign quoted.

    JRH (52aed3)

  15. I suppose everyone needs a hero. I guess.

    Nic (896fdf)

  16. @9. Don’t forget, Eisenhower days had those 91% tax rates on the wealthy back in the 1950’s so any fondly recall as ‘good times.’ Don’t think Ike was a “socialist.”

    That tired old canard? OK, I’ll bite. Number one, we were coming out of a World War that had killed 500,000 of our citizens and tens of millions worldwide. It was possible for us in those days to have high taxes and still be the world’s economic power, given that the rest of the developed world had pretty much been razed. Number two, due to deductions and other shelters very few people paid that rate and it turns out that the high tax rate led that select few to do things such as invest in real estate which actually ended up making them a great deal of more money down the road. Funny how the wealthy always find a way around the plans of the socialists, isn’t it?

    JVW (54fd0b)

  17. @16. It’s not really a canard- it’s just the way it was. Don’t go into the weeds on it. When people don’t see things working for them over and over, they look for a change– it’s one of the reasons so many turned out of ‘frustration’ – to Trump… and in another time… Hitler.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  18. @16. And FWIW, you can take it up w/Abbott & Costello or Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams. Bud and Lou really got burned, especially after all the pro bono work they did for the U.S. selling war bonds. Ernie just refused to pay– and it was to Edie’s great credit that she worked pay it all off after Ernie’s demise.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  19. “It wasn’t until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being.” -Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    In an infinite universe, Comrade Alexandria, an infinite number of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezes who each worship Bernie Sanders exist, each an infinite number of times.
    The good news: You are not alone.
    The bad news: You are not unique.
    The worse news: You are not significant. You’re just a f**ing barmaid who won the primary in a safe Democratic district of 690,000 people with 16,898 votes to your opponent’s 12,880.

    nk (dbc370)

  20. “You are not significant. You’re just a f**ing barmaid who won the primary in a safe Democratic district of 690,000 people with 16,898 votes to your opponent’s 12,880.”

    And yet, somehow, Republicans can’t stop talking about her.

    Davethulhu (fe4242)

  21. 21, that’s the power of P.R.B.- ignore the message and look where the tall ginger dude and his crew is looking

    urbanleftbehind (0b09bf)

  22. And yet, somehow, Republicans can’t stop talking about her.

    The World Series is over.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. aoc and burnee a pair of deuces…

    mg (8cbc69)

  24. you want to talk about liz cheney?

    mg (8cbc69)

  25. Hopefully republicans won’t be around to get in the way of the new green steal.

    mg (8cbc69)

  26. BTW, the inherent value of a human being is his capacity for productive labor.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. And yet, somehow, Republicans can’t stop talking about her.

    She’s adorable!

    Dave (1bb933)

  28. AOC is the future! Donald trump proved never trump conservatives have been thrown on the trash heap of history along with wealthy free trade libertarian corporate masters. Time for you never trumpers to crawl back under a rock with the koch brothers.

    asset (f996af)

  29. koch brother.

    mg (8cbc69)

  30. liz Chaney needs the Ellen/Oprah moment with sis and sis’ wife.

    urbanleftbehind (0b09bf)

  31. 26. The inherent value of a man is being of service to others.

    Self seeking is a short road to misery.

    iowan2 (9c8856)

  32. AOC peaked in the Spring, and she lost her distinctive twitter voice about the time her Chief of Staff got chased out of his position.

    Now, she’s kind of like Bernie. Things have changed for the worse and she’s trying to make the best of things. She probably figures an alliance with Liz Warren doesn’t work for her, because Liz will steal her thunder (she has a plan for that). What she has now is a pretty face, bright lipstick, and a seat for life if Pelosi doesn’t try to find opposition to her.

    The ad does come across as favorite granddaughter helping out the old guy after a health crisis. Bernie looks frail in a couple of shots.

    Appalled (1a17de)

  33. God invested in us a unique genetic code. Add to that the individual experiences that distinguishes even identical twins and you should see that every individual has incredible inherent value. We are endowed by our creator with rights and value and maybe it shouldn’t take Bernie to convince anyone of that.

    Pointing to one’s work ethic, net worth, education or other measure is just stoking our ego, in my opinion. When you meet God himself, I doubt he will be overly impressed by any of that. The creator of a billion galaxies wouldn’t be too impressed with your knowledge or income. How much you respected other’s inherent value is more likely to be the discussion. At least that is what I believe.

    noel (f22371)

  34. I type this with no sarcasm; she had value fetching people Kettle One& tonics and Bud Lights. There is no shame in working for a living and there is value in labor.Only a socialist or a communist(if I repeat myself) sees no value to people except as political animals. Also we can assume to her, her education at BU as per her was worthless as well.

    Heck, my grandpa went from a penniless Irish immigrant to owning a corner bar in Grammercy Park (which scumbags swindled from him, but I digress).

    Bugg (47841b)

  35. She just couldn’t resist embracing the patriarchy.

    harkin (337580)

  36. I gotta wonder if who ever crafted this tweet is not a mole from the Warren campaign. Ah well, I like seeing old white dudes praised by hawt chicks, even if they are a bit on the crazy side.

    JRH (52aed3)


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