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Ocasio-Cortez Picks and Chooses what to portray

us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,615 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2018 in Politics
Often, what candidates DON'T SAY that more important.

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"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight ? But Here's What She Left Out
Beth Baumann Beth Baumann | @eb454 |Posted: Oct 14, 2018 5:55 PM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight ? But Here's What She Left Out

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Congressional candidate from New York, hit the scene a few months ago and quickly became the face of the future of the Democratic Party. Her communist positions made her popular with Bernie Sanders and other of the like. After all, she is a member of the Democratic communists of America.

On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her birthday in an odd way: by bragging about her "accomplishments" and the life she's built over the last seven years.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
#10004;
@Ocasio2018
At 22, I was working w/ children + communities.

At 25, I was waitressing to support my family.

At 28, I won my primary for Congress. I didn?t have health insurance.

Today I turn 29.

You?re never too late, too early, or too imperfect to care for yourself or pursue your dreams.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
#10004;
@Ocasio2018

US House candidate, NY-14
Replying to @Ocasio2018
I?m incredibly grateful + thankful to all the family, friends, and community that has supported this journey.

I?m blessed to have the Bronx and Queens as my home.

Thank you to everyone that has worked to fill our community with love. Looking forward to the future we make. #10024;

The problem: she's left out a few key "facts" about her past that make her less appealing to Democratic voters. They go a little something like this:


? When she was five she moved from the Bronox to Yorktown Heights, where the average household income is $141,254.

? She attended Boston University, a private college where tuition alone currently sits at $52,816 (and no, that doesn't include room and board, books, fees, etc).

? While in college she interned for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and handled foreign affairs and immigration casework for his constituents.

? She campaigned for Bernie Sanders in 2016.

? After the 2016 election she drove across the country to talk to people in Flint, Michigan about the water crisis there and to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests to talk with protestors.

? She worked for the National Hispanic Institute, a nonprofit organization that fights for the civil rights of hispanics, as the Educational Director of the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series.

Does Ocasio-Cortez sound like someone who can relate to the average Joe? Absolutely not.

Does she know what it's like to have to work multiple jobs while attending college? Nope.

Is she a political outsider? Hardly.

Why are Democrats falling for this communist darling? Oh, that's right. Because she's promising them "free" things."
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln

Comments

  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    and the width and depth of her real life experience for political office would fit in a shoe box
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    and i bet she would set up a FREE train from messico city to every state in the union
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 31,152 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    But she is cute as hell. [:p]
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,615 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bpost
    But she is cute as hell. [:p]


    That is a matter of opinion, however, for those that think so, remember

    "beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes all the way to the bone"
    [;)]
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 21,948 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Let me make sure I understand what you are saying.

    A politician is painting herself in the best possible light to the constituency to whom she wishes to appeal.

    Now I've seen everything.
    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • droptopdroptop Member Posts: 8,925
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Don McManus
    Let me make sure I understand what you are saying.

    A politician is painting herself in the best possible light to the constituency to whom she wishes to appeal.

    Now I've seen everything.

    Weird isn't it. You think she'd get a wider brush and better paint.[:D]
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