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    AOC has a challenger she can't play the race card against

    If it pays, it stays

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    That’s strong commercial! If she is a Democrat, I’d say she has a shot. But as for the notion she can’t be impugned by a malicious play of the race card, how quickly we forget!

    All non-progressive People of Color get the same smear, house slaves, Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemima, Oreos, and probably a bunch l’ve forgotten.

    By just standing up to the progressive juggernaut, this woman is showing rare courage.
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    When did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez play the so-called "race card" against Joe Crowley in the 2018 Democratic Primary? Her campaign was straight forward Democratic Socialist policy proposals in a liberal district with a moderate representative.
    “White people were, and are, astounded by the holocaust in Germany. They did not know that they could act that way. But I very much doubt whether black people were astounded ..."

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    Newman quote:

    That’s strong commercial! If she is a Democrat, I’d say she has a shot. But as for the notion she can’t be impugned by a malicious play of the race card, how quickly we forget!

    All non-progressive People of Color get the same smear, house slaves, Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemima, Oreos, and probably a bunch l’ve forgotten.

    By just standing up to the progressive juggernaut, this woman is showing rare courage.
    I feel sorry for her. Hopefully, she can hold her own.
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    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    I misunderstood. She is a Republican.

    Although I don't remember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing the so-called "race card" against Anthony Pappas, either. Still not seeing why this white grievance shibboleth was brought up.
    “White people were, and are, astounded by the holocaust in Germany. They did not know that they could act that way. But I very much doubt whether black people were astounded ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    I misunderstood. She is a Republican.

    Although I don't remember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing the so-called "race card" against Anthony Pappas, either. Still not seeing why this white grievance shibboleth was brought up.
    Sure.
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    If she’s Republican she’s a near impossible long shot.

    Ironically that takes the heat off her.
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    When did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez play the so-called "race card" against Joe Crowley in the 2018 Democratic Primary? Her campaign was straight forward Democratic Socialist policy proposals in a liberal district with a moderate representative.
    Beginning with each breath in the morning.
    When the New Deal was established it exempted agricultural and domestic workers. A clothing boxer earned $10/week minimum and a cleaning woman or laundress full time was $2/wk. This brief time is our cultural memory of a more genteel middle class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    When did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez play the so-called "race card" against Joe Crowley in the 2018 Democratic Primary? Her campaign was straight forward Democratic Socialist policy proposals in a liberal district with a moderate representative.
    Facts don't have a liberal bias:

    THE IRONY THAT Crowley laments how he “can’t help” being white, while ignoring the political advantages he inherited, is not lost on Ocasio-Cortez. “The congressman could have helped that he accepted inheritance of his seat from a multigenerational political dynasty without a true primary — a process by which people of color are historically locked out of representation. The congressman could help that he voted to establish ICE. The congressman can help the fact that he accepts money from developers that are displacing our communities and the folks criminalizing our backyards,” she told The Intercept.
    https://theintercept.com/2018/06/09/...ocasio-cortez/

    Of course, there was a lot more to the 28-year-old socialist’s message than just, “I’m a Latina, vote for me.” But that was certainly part of it — as well it should have been. The Democratic base has never been more eager to elect women than it is now, and New York’s 14th House District has never been less white. Joe Crowley might have been seen as the Speaker of tomorrow on Capitol Hill, but in his district, he’s a relic of the past. Few voters in Crowley’s corner of New York City — an area that’s half Hispanic, and 70 percent nonwhite — could see themselves in an Irish-American machine politician. Democratic socialists gave those voters the opportunity to elect someone whose ethnic and cultural identity more closely resembled their own; voters returned the favor by giving socialists a voice in the next Congress.
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/...-populism.html

    In this race, Ocasio-Cortez was the insurgent candidate, taking on an already liberal Crowley from the left, and speaking loudly and enthusiastically against President Trump. “It used to be that a Democratic primary was about who the better Democrat was,” said one Democratic strategist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly about the race. “Now it’s about who is the better progressive. … [Democratic] voters want their reps out in front of [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], attacking Trump, and being loud for what they believe.”

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    Crowley has liberal bona fides: He’s been a strong proponent of the Affordable Care Act and, more recently, Medicare-for-all legislation, and is a harsh critic of Trump. But Ocasio-Cortez fashioned herself as the more progressive choice—a champion for workers and for racial justice.

    ...

    Crowley, a 56-year-old white man, also doesn’t look like a lot of his constituents: Half of the 14th district’s residents are immigrants, and 70 percent are people of color. Ocasio-Cortez grew up with two working-class parents in the Bronx. Her mother was born in Puerto Rico, and her father was from the South Bronx. The strategist told me the race illustrated not only a growing energy on the left, but also the importance of representatives being in tune with their district. “Being out of touch is never a good look,” the strategist said. “It brought down Cantor for the Republicans, and it claims a similarly situated Dem here.”
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...queens/563861/

    (my bold)

    Of course you don't know this, you don't actually care. Racism is only useful to you when you can falsely accuse political opponents of it.
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