Our Adorable Congresswoman-Elect Niece Hits the Ground Running
[guest post by JVW]
After cakewalking to an Election Day victory with 78% of the vote (so much for all that talk that Joe Crowley’s jilted constituents would stage an insurrection and elect him on the Working Families Party ticket), everyone’s favorite daffy socialist niece, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx by way of
Long Island Westchester County, has embarked upon her own fun remake of Ms. Stalin Goes to Washington. Our favorite Lipstick Lenin, She Guevara (I’ve got a bunch of these), immediately instigated a brouhaha by announcing that she couldn’t immediately move to Washington, DC to start working on setting up her office, since she can’t afford rent there until her Congressional salary kicks in once she is sworn in. This has had the predictable effect of eliciting two rote responses: those of her supporters who argued that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s financial difficulties only burnish her credentials as an ordinary working-class New Yorker, and those of her critics who argued that she is a typical progressive millennial who despite having several months to plan ahead is incapable of caring for herself without relying upon handouts.
But more important than any housing intrigue, the funnest part of watching our Kewpie doll of a legislator take her first public steps outside of the cocoon of leftist adulation is to see her strike back against Democrats that she feels are insufficiently progressive. As noted in the NYT article linked in the previous paragraph, our Macy’s Marxist has riled up some fellow members of the new majority by suggesting that she will continue to support socialist challenges to entrenched Democrat incumbents during the 2020 election cycle, no matter if it endangers seats. She also played coy all summer on whether or not she would support Batty Aunt Nancy’s attempt to return to the Speaker’s Chair, and as of today will only say that they spoke on the phone but that the mama bear didn’t ask the cub for her endorsement. But Congresswoman-elect Ocasio-Cortez did pay a very special visit to former-and-maybe-future-Speaker Pelosi’s Washington office earlier today, joining a sit-in on the leader’s turf to protest what greenies think is inaction on climate change (the headline writer at Salon wants to give her credit for leading the protest). As they say in the old movies, that’s a fine how-do-you-do for the woman who expects you to soon be taking marching orders from her.
And I love it.
As much room as there is to criticize the dopiness and studied ignorance of her political beliefs, you have to hand it to Our Adorable (If Crazy) Niece for declining to play the cynical Washington game where the same old fossils return to their positions of power, the same key NGOs and lobbyists reclaim their positions in the hierarchy, and the same nanny-statism served with a dollop of crony capitalism is offered up as “progressive change.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is here to remind Democrats that a whole lot of them campaigned on socialist policies, and that they will have to be dealt with. After watching eight years of the GOP House trying to navigate between the House Freedom Caucus, the incrementalists, and the time-servers there to feather their own nests, I’m looking forward to the Dems trying to placate all of the knotty branches of their coalition of crazies.
ADDENDUM: My Heavens, I must be going senile. I also meant to write about Our Adorable Temporarily Homeless Niece coming out strongly against the deal that her fellow Democrats, Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, cut with Amazon in order to get one of the new massive distribution centers built in Queens, though typical of someone has unserious as de Blasio, he’s trying to have his cake and eat it too, lest his staunch leftist credentials be called into question. The Congresswoman-elect rightfully points out that the tax breaks that Cuomo and de Blasio have blessed to land the operation are awfully steep, and that this sort of dealmaking offered to the big guys but not smaller businesses is an ugly sort of crony capitalism regrettably popular with both parties. She also points out that the high-paying jobs coming into Queens and Long Island will further complicate the ability to find affordable housing in the metro area, thereby reminding us of the inevitable clash between economic progress and affordability. Democrats are going to have fun dealing with her over the next few years.
Having praised her for displaying the sand to show up her party leader, it’s worth noting that Nancy Pelosi was in New York while all of this went on, not at her Washington office. Our Adorable Congresswoman Niece’s moxie only goes so far.JVW (42615e) — 11/13/2018 @ 6:30 pm
Ocasional-Cortex is so lovable. One look at those Manson Lamp ojos and I start getting all paternal, all patriarchy and I grab the phone and start dialing teh New Beginnings Drug Rehab Center in Malibu, CA.Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 11/13/2018 @ 6:46 pm
Laugha while you can, Monkey Boy, but there are millions of Millennials who see her as their generation’s Messiah.Kevin M (a57144) — 11/13/2018 @ 6:57 pm
The best thing the GOP can do is schedule a senate vote, up or down, on every bill that passes the House. Don’t let them hide their craziness under a bushel.Kevin M (a57144) — 11/13/2018 @ 6:59 pm
ADDENDUM: My Heavens, I must be going senile. I also meant to write about Our Adorable Temporarily Homeless Niece coming out strongly against the deal that her fellow Democrats, Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, cut with Amazon in order to get one of the new massive distribution centers built in Queens, though typical of someone has unserious as de Blasio, he’s trying to have his cake and eat it too, lest his staunch leftist credentials be called into question. The Congresswoman-elect rightfully points out that the tax breaks that Cuomo and de Blasio have blessed to land the operation are awfully steep, and that this sort of dealmaking offered to the big guys but not smaller businesses is an ugly sort of crony capitalism regrettably popular with both parties. She also points out that the high-paying jobs coming into Queens and Long Island will further complicate the ability to find affordable housing in the metro area, thereby reminding us of the inevitable clash between economic progress and affordability. Democrats are going to have fun dealing with her over the next few years.JVW (42615e) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:05 pm
Perfect! Great post.
It’s going to be fun.
Sometimes…Patricia (3363ec) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:13 pm
i am with mr. Kevin M
i do not find socialist tomatoes amusing when they are elected to congress
when they make latvian joke okaynk (dbc370) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:16 pm
This is like bringing home a mogwai and then let them eat after midnightNarciso (51d5d7) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:18 pm
Must be tough, scraping by on $174,000 a year. Cue the tiny violin for poor Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.Paul Montagu (cbbfc4) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:26 pm
In the past this wasn’t such a problem when a newly-elected Congressman went to Washington, but perhaps modern ethics provisions make it difficult to accept a gift of free lodging and they seem to expected to start doing too many things before their term begins.Sammy Finkelman (4b90f8) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:28 pm
A rich architects daughter, did she audit all of Howard zinns courses.Narciso (51d5d7) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:29 pm
I don’t want to bother finding the link, but her poormouthing has already been debunked. She can afford an apartment. That’s why women make the best politicians. They lie so easily.nk (dbc370) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:39 pm
A rich architects daughter, did she audit all of Howard zinns courses.
She’s so young that Zinn was long-retired (and possibly dead) by the time she arrived at BU.JVW (42615e) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:46 pm
i do not find socialist tomatoes amusing when they are elected to congress
Don’t know if you saw the addendum, but I agree with her almost 100% in her opposition to the tax breaks New York City and State gave to Amazon.JVW (42615e) — 11/13/2018 @ 7:48 pm
And Di Blasio waved his cigar at her and told her that now that she was in Congress he would expect her to make up for it by taxing the rest of the country and sending the money to New York by way of federal pork.nk (dbc370) — 11/13/2018 @ 8:39 pm
No doubt she’ll end up choosing to live in spartan accommodations, where anyone off the street can crash on her couch and raid her fridge. This seems to be the abode of choice of every socialist open borders type, whether it’s Bernie or de Blasio.Munroe (b11042) — 11/13/2018 @ 9:13 pm
Paul Ryan, Senior Congressman from Wisconsin, Speaker of the House, and 2012 Vice-Presidential candidate, sleeps in his office.nk (dbc370) — 11/13/2018 @ 9:46 pm
Let’s see… On the one hand, we have a “coalition of crazies.” And on the other, we have a coalition of Nazis.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/13/2018 @ 10:24 pm
Yes. You’ve accurately described both sides of the leftist coalition. Good job. Didn’t know you had it in you.NJRob (1d7532) — 11/13/2018 @ 10:30 pm
The Nazis are indeed only a handful, Mr. Tillman; unfortunately the crazies are in large enough numbers to elect U.S. Representatives and now a U.S. Senator in Arizona.nk (dbc370) — 11/13/2018 @ 10:42 pm
Paul Ryan, Senior Congressman from Wisconsin, Speaker of the House, and 2012 Vice-Presidential candidate, sleeps in his office.
Our Daffy Niece can emulate her party’s sentimental hero, Joe Biden, and ride the train to and fro. She can ride the 6:00 pm Acela Express from Union Station in Washington and be at Penn Station in Manhattan at 8:49 pm, or the 7:10 pm Northeast Regional and be in NYC at 10:34 pm. Then she can take the next morning 6:00 am Acela Express and reach Washington at 8:55 am. Congress doesn’t start very early, if I recall correctly, and I think Biden figured out a way to get the taxpayer to partially subsidize his commute and can probably tell her how that’s done.JVW (42615e) — 11/13/2018 @ 11:13 pm
Must be tough, scraping by on $174,000 a year. Cue the tiny violin for poor Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.
There are probably plenty of young guys who haven’t yet learned you don’t shack up with crazy.Kevin M (a57144) — 11/13/2018 @ 11:36 pm
Paul Ryan, Senior Congressman from Wisconsin, Speaker of the House, and 2012 Vice-Presidential candidate, sleeps in his office.
The Speaker gets a bigger office than a newbie.Kevin M (a57144) — 11/13/2018 @ 11:39 pm
Our Daffy Niece can emulate her party’s sentimental hero, Joe Biden, and ride the train to and fro
Mommy and Daddy say no.Kevin M (a57144) — 11/13/2018 @ 11:40 pm
There are probably plenty of young guys who haven’t yet learned you don’t shack up with crazy.
One of the articles about her housing woes referred to Ocasio-Cortez and “her partner.” I’m old enough to remember when that was a euphemism for a same-sex relationship, but I guess these days it’s passé to say “boyfriend” or “girlfriend,” let alone “roommate” or the fuddy-duddy “fiancé” (even when no engagement had been entered into) so partner it is. Her crazy is his problem (and ours).JVW (42615e) — 11/13/2018 @ 11:52 pm
ever since aoc won n.y. primary the right has fallen deeply in love with ms. ocasio-cortez. she has been on fox news continuously and conservative media. its a love/hate relationship but aren’t most relationship? the laders of my generation during the late 1960’s hayden,fonda et.al. flamed out risk taking. those who stayed in the shadows and played it safe clintons. bush’s romney trump were rewarded by the corporate state and establishment though with trump it was kicking and screaming as he understood their weakness. as the romulen commandersaid of the enterprise capt. kirk he is doing what I would have done stay back look for weakness and trump found the weakness!lany (e7c45d) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:20 am
the laders of my generation during the late 1960’s hayden,fonda et.al. flamed out risk taking.
I’m sorry to disagree, but the woman who continued to act in popular Hollywood movies, made a bundle off of the exercise craze in the early 80s, and then married (and divorced) a very wealthy businessman in Ted Turner can hardly be said to have flamed out. And Tom Hayden merely enjoyed a long career as a leftwing politician in the California legislature and as a Santa Monica councilman, as well as a writer and a university lecturer. They are hardly some sort of cautionary tale of 60s excess, let alone karma. I’m going to have to disagree with your historical assessment there.JVW (42615e) — 11/14/2018 @ 1:01 am
U write that ocasio is going to confess from the Bronx by way of long island.Jb (447f8d) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:06 am
I see her district is defined as mostle the Bronx w a little of queens.
What part of long island do u mean?
Someone from long island.
27 not compared to the 60’s cyphers I mentioned. they all made president. most of us grew up put are idealism aside and changed to fit the world. the enchantment is the few who change the world to fit their idealism. malia from pakistan is another she was ready to die for her idealism as a young girl.lany (e7c45d) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:15 am
Why isn’t the so-called “Grand” Old Party doing more to get rid of it’s double cancers of Nazis and Kremlin influence? Are they cowards? Or maybe they don’t even care. This last election proves that Americans won’t tolerate it. It’s Republicans who need to be gawking in the mirror, not the Democrats.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 5:51 am
The GOP has no control over the imaginings of Democrat shills, the only place where Nazis and Kremlin influence in the GOP exist, Mr. Tillman.nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:24 am
When will the Democrats get rid of their baby-killers, pot-heads, child molesters, and disease carriers, which are real cancers in our society?nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:27 am
…an ugly sort of crony capitalism regrettably popular with both parties.
That’s simply not true. You must not listen to Democrats much.
But “Bowtie” Tucker siding with Ocasio-Cortez on that issue is one monumental hoot!Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:41 am
From The Hill:
Tucker Carlson backs Ocasio-Cortez on criticism of Amazon HQ2 incentives: ‘World’s richest man’ Bezos just got $2B from taxpayers
Another Nazi Exposed:
Man who followed synagogue shooting suspect on social media arrested on gun charge
Put that in your smoke and pipe it, nk. These type of headlines keep coming up, so I don’t know if you’re willfully ignorant, or just lying.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:48 am
Meanwhile Fidel cheerleader Barbara Lee and general grifter Hakeem Jefferies compete for the more marxists prize.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:49 am
‘member Alan Cranston, the Godfather of Californiaism? He began his career as a Stalinist stooge, going so far as to try to convince FDR that it was the Germans who killed the Polish officers at Kaityn, and ended it as the most corrupt of the Keating Five.
There are three kinds of politicians. 1) The ones who go into politics for money; 2) the ones who into politics for power, and; 3) the ones who go into politics for both money and power.nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:53 am
nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:24 amfelipe (5b25e2) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:54 am
Well said, sir.
Like I said, what is those a$$holes’ connection to the GOP outside the imagination of Democrat shills? That they admired “GOP stalwarts” like Timothy Mcveigh, Ted Kaczynski, and Charles Manson?nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:57 am
Meanwhile in the gifted the inner circle seems to be forget subtlely.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 6:58 am
Queens was the last refuge of normal New Yorkers who wanted a relatively cheap place to live. Now it will go the way of hipster-and-wall-street lawyer-choked Manhattan and Brooklyn. The subways are f***ed. It’s faster to walk. Amazon will hasten New York’s ruin. (side note, Queens is technically on Long Island).JRH (f51cae) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:03 am
https://www.adl.org/Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:03 am
So intercept founder omidyar has been feathering will Kristols nest.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:10 am
Bowtie loves the latinas, but he’d get kicked out of the wehrmach and/or get sliced and diced by the Montgomery Co. MD 13s if he indulged publicly.urbanleftbehind (262e13) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:14 am
Uh-uh! The reported incidence of “hate crimes” is as horse-sh!tty as the reported incidence of abductions by aliens. What was the rate of conviction for “hate crimes”?
And how about “love crimes”? Any data kept compiled on those? Maybe they balance out.nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:16 am
How many came from the intercept reporter, and the butt hurt Israeli kid.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:18 am
Last I checked, it was two Democrats – Cuomo and deBlasio – who bowed to Bezos – Amazon. They are an example of BIG government picking winners.Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:18 am
If they murder death kill *you well put that on the record if they vandalize or threaten you, that’s also actionable.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:22 am
ADL was much more believable when Abe Foxman was around. It has been taken over by the extremist Left.Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:22 am
Sadly so, coronello, in less funny news the other broke girl attacks Israel’s right to defend herself.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:28 am
Day 4 of my boycott of all things French.
Day 1: my wife dressed up in a French maid’s outfit. I was unmoved.
Day 3: a neighbor walking his French Bulldog crosses my path. I did not pet that French Bulldog.
What will Day 4 bring?Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:31 am
Wisconsin teens’ apparent Nazi salute is a terrifying sightTillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:33 am
Macron is at 20% support, that’s very selective,Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:34 am
Couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler found guilty of being members of banned neo-Nazi groupTillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:38 am
Well, that turned out to be an unfortunately timed freeze frame of a hello wave or high five (maybe the photog is taking one for the team.urbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:40 am
Sale of Nazi items at gun show scrutinizedTillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:40 am
Well Walker did lose, so I shouldnt be surprised in terms of one hanging around too long, but still…http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-14/israel-s-liberman-says-pulling-party-out-of-coalition?srnd=politics-vpurbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:42 am
Jews will not replace us’: Why white supremacists go after JewsTillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:45 am
Well Liberman has a fair point, does Bennett really think he can get a better deal.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:47 am
Col., if your wife’s descendants are from Jalisco or there’s abouts, your tree is likely manched by the French who came along with Emperor Maximilian.
And I’m guessing on Day 2 (not listed), you remembered that you could just forcibly remove the French Maid outfit.urbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:48 am
* ancestors (not descendants)urbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:49 am
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/womens-march-leader-linda-sarsour-slams-israel-over-gaza-rocketColonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:49 am
59… could not risk a #yyotambien moment!Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:51 am
Europe will always have us fighting wars as Europe’s leaders fail to get their people to have a will for the greater good.mg (9e54f8) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:52 am
Eoropeons suick as a collective.
https://youtu.be/N54K6JOIzo0Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 7:53 am
The touchy-feely French leader should know the Kenyan bowing b.s. is over.mg (9e54f8) — 11/14/2018 @ 8:32 am
U write that ocasio is going to confess from the Bronx by way of long island.
Whoops, I meant Westchester County when she actually grew up. My bad, and I’ll make the correction.JVW (42615e) — 11/14/2018 @ 8:45 am
Its lot like alias but they didn’t have a media division:
https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/16/the-weekly-standards-ties-to-fusion-gps/Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 8:54 am
Party that has been promoting noxious racial tribalism for the past half century now acts surprised that a huge contingent of ignorant whites are organizing themselves as a racial tribe.JVW (42615e) — 11/14/2018 @ 8:55 am
Why couldnt she just be like Jenny from the Block (although her dad Jose Lopez was a pale-skinned engineer, they just stayed in the Bronx longer).urbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 8:55 am
There is no excuse whatsoever for supporting or turning a blind eye to Nazis, JVW. No excuse.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 9:08 am
Could she be just a little sensible like miss gabbard, yes I know she’s a doc brown supporter but regardless.Narciso (9b9220) — 11/14/2018 @ 9:21 am
It wasn’t a Republican Presidential candidate who called New York “Hymietown”. And it was not a Republican President’s preacher who preached that “long-nosed Jews killed little black Jesus”. And it is not “white nationalists” who commit 80% of the murders of black people.nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 9:58 am
How many leftists have disowned Farrakhan versus how many have embraced the open racist anti-Semite? That’s what I thought.NJRob (b87d43) — 11/14/2018 @ 10:30 am
nk and NJRob, keep up your antics. Politically, it is blowing up in your faces anyway. And good riddance to the Nazis.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 10:49 am
Dude, you think we here don’t know that the synagogue shooter hated Trump, the Republican President, because he has Jews in his family, and in his administration, and because he supports Israel? Save your cant for the Unreality-Based Community at the Democratic Underground.nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 10:57 am
nk, you’re off the rails here lately:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/dc-man-arrested-on-gun-charge-after-relatives-alert-police-to-his-alleged-white-nationalist-outbursts/2018/11/13/e3a6d2fa-e771-11e8-b8dc-66cca409c180_story.html?utm_term=.97d48c34a33aTillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:09 am
There is no excuse whatsoever for supporting or turning a blind eye to Nazis, JVW. No excuse.
Right. But we have to look at the “root causes” of this, don’t we? At least that’s the social science pabulum that one side has shoved down our throats for generations. You didn’t think that “Black Power” and “Brown Power” would eventually lead to “White Power”?JVW (42615e) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:22 am
Just keep checking under your bed for Klansmen before you go to sleep and you’ll be okay, Mr. Tillman.nk (dbc370) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:26 am
nk and NJRob have all sorts of examples of virulent anti-Semitism on the Left (most if not all embraced by mainstream Democrats) to share, while Tillman points to a couple of extreme nutcases to prove what exactly?Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:27 am
Humph. “I know nothing” Schultz’s are back.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:39 am
JVW, the root cause is a degenerate President who is fanning the flames of Nazi hatred and doesn’t care.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:42 am
Move to Europia they appear to be nation less with the most popular newborn being named Mohamhead.mg (9e54f8) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:47 am
Tillman is gonna Tillman.
I think nk has it right when he advises you to keep checking under your bed for klansmen and nazis before you go to bed. Your hysteria is duly noted, but I don’t know what you hope to accomplish by belaboring the point.JVW (42615e) — 11/14/2018 @ 11:57 am
“How many leftists have disowned Farrakhan versus how many have embraced the open racist anti-Semite?”
https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/nation-islamDavethulhu (fab944) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:06 pm
Well, McCarthy is the forthcoming R Minority Leader, beat Jordan 159 to 43.urbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:13 pm
Meh, just two more years of blank mange.narciso (d1f714) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:15 pm
And when this is your default bleat, this might be the shortest house majority reign in modern times.urbanleftbehind (5eecdb) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:18 pm
Ah squid, have a cupcake,narciso (d1f714) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:30 pm
Shorter Tillman: Orange Man BadColonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:31 pm
87… highlarious!Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:32 pm
Hoping for an increase in medication, I’d wager.Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:33 pm
Manson Lamps ablazeColonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:37 pm
teh hawt trust fund chiquita
“Ah squid, have a cupcake,”
Pearls before swineDavethulhu (fab944) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:39 pm
Colonel Haiku, cheering for the Nazis.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:42 pm
You read it here good democrats and republicans will vote for crowley not commie ocasio-cortez. reality aoc gets 78% of vote. underestimating your enemy has never been a good idea ;but you keep doing it. vote suppression and gerrymandering kept republican losses down not conservative majority voters (conservatives are not the majority even though you think they are) we are stoping democrats from voting because their votes are fraudulent. no american citizen would vote democrat so we can stop as many as possible from voting.lany (79111b) — 11/14/2018 @ 12:52 pm
Tillman… you anti-Semite rascal, youColonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 1:06 pm
Right – makes perfect sense Drunku. I’m the one ringing the alarm bell about it, and yet I’m an anti-Semite. Push your drink away now.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 1:13 pm
Tillman… please follow teh rules, your comments are derogatory in nature and do not elevate teh discussion.Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 1:19 pm
And you should also disavow the anti-Semitism that is emblematic of the contemporary Left.Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 1:20 pm
In my opinion. Otherwise your attempts to highlight two nutcases and efforts to legitimize neo-National Socialism ring hollow.Colonel Haiku (97712e) — 11/14/2018 @ 1:24 pm
And when this is your default bleat, this might be the shortest house majority reign in modern times.
Don’t know about the rest of you guys, but I think it’s just awesome that a burned-out grumpy Boomer like Charles P. Pierce of Esquire is seeking to reinvent himself as a fanboi to our Delightfully Daffy Congresswoman Niece. It’s a nice way to ride off into the sunset of your journalistic relevancy (such that it ever was).JVW (773988) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:09 pm
But at the same time, Pierce’s heart still aches for the tender embrace of Elderly Nancy.JVW (773988) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:12 pm
Esquire went from being the preppy precursor to Maxim to a just as gay Details imitation.urbanleftbehind (262e13) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:14 pm
And you should also disavow the anti-Semitism that is emblematic of the contemporary Left.
As in? Who, on the left has been killing Jewish people, pray tell?Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:19 pm
Do you need even more headlines of the right desecrating Jews, JVW? I was just getting started. I can provide plenty more if you’re going to act that dense.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:21 pm
Who, on the left has been killing Jewish people, pray tell?
Without looking it up, tell us who is more likely to be playing footsie with Hamas and Hezbollah: neo-Nazi American right-wingers, or radical leftist academics? Mrs. May’s Tory party in the UK, or Mr. Corbyn’s Labor party?JVW (773988) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:27 pm
Do you need even more headlines of the right desecrating Jews, JVW? I was just getting started. I can provide plenty more if you’re going to act that dense.
And no doubt that’s exactly what you will do, but I’m going to be ignoring your selective outrage for the rest of the day.JVW (773988) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:28 pm
You’re trying to change the subject. A bunch of Nazi’s go around shouting “Jews will not replace us” and our bigot President doesn’t denounce that. That’s a problem – a problem you fail to acknowledge.Tillman (61f3c8) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:31 pm
I don’t think he was referencing that. He was talking about the idea of opposing the tearibng doown of Confederate statues, which is one way the demonstration had been portrayed.
Now the actual people in Charlottsville by that time – this was about the third demonstration – were not simply people who opposed tearing down Confederate monuments. Those people were gone.
But he could be excused for not knowing that. Now you could argue that maybe he did, but thought other people did not but that’s certainly not on the surface..
And how could he be in favor of people who say “Jews will not replace us” when i point of fact, to a degree, Jews are replacing him??Sammy Finkelman (102c75) — 11/14/2018 @ 2:38 pm
For centuries, men have had their chance to rule government with middling-to-poor results. Who’s ready to let women take charge completely? Just women. I know I am.
Ben Shapiroharkin (5772a2) — 11/14/2018 @ 3:13 pm
Princess Leia screwed up governance of the galaxy within a generation of the victory of the Rebel Alliance