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@john258 

They do don’t they. If fact they have no idea of how to deal with her. At best they will call her names like 5th grade spoiled white boys on the playground...which quite frankly is what they act like anyway!

And yes, she did very well. Certainly a lot better than all the repub white boys 

on the committee. At least the Dems were more diverse!

 

Never Forget

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Well all can see what the far right has been reduced to by Trump. This is the important story for this evening in the leaders mind, or is it the only diversion they feel their followers are up to carrying out. Could it be they have finally come to agree with what the experts have told us about the enablers. By the way if you have seen her performance at the Cohen hearings last week she did very well. Her questions were very good, and right on subject. In one she had Cohen name quite a few people who new about the subject, and all now are being called by Congress to testify. Most experts gave her a very good rating on her performance. Looks like the far right leaders really fear her.

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This is actually a pretty good demonstration of how the aristocracy uses "personal responsibility" as a weapon to further their agenda.  The reason we have gas guzzlers is that the aristocracy told their politicians not to allow increases in mandatory fuel millage standards for cars. If they had, all cars would be more fuel efficient. Instead, they pick one occurrence and pretend this is the source of all the air pollution and wasted gasoline.  

 

I sense crocodile tears. 

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You might think that the green new deal is policy and not in just the discussion stage. But that is the RW way, just criticize because they have no policies. 

Besides, AOC just bugs the heck out of the RW, and I love it!

I’m thinking that she might develop a nickname like “Teflon Cortez”!

 

Never Forget Sen. McCain

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Her response is on point. 

 

'I also fly and use A/C,' Living in the world as it is isn't an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. ‘

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@jimc91 wrote:

 

https://nypost.com/2019/03/02/gas-guzzling-car-rides-expose-aocs-hypocrisy-amid-green-new-deal-pledg...


I find it amazing that such a thoroughly researched story as the one above is published in a TABLOID that is famous for headlines like:

 

"KERRY'S GAY- SECRET LOVER REVEALED"

"KHADAFY KILLED BY YANKEES FAN"

"EXECUTED ON LIVE TV!!!!"

 

Research is not a TABLOID'S strong suit.

 

Most likely FAKE NEWS.

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LOL.

 

I had just glanced at that “news” article. #yawn

 

There really must be something exciting about this young woman since so much conservative press is dedicated to her. I wonder why they are so afraid of her?

 

I’ll have to contribute to her next campaign.

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.

 

“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”

 

Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: “It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change. “And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?”

 

The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.

 

To achieve this, the GND fact sheet says, the nation must “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”

 

But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.

 

Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.

 

She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.

 

In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.

The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.

 

“Everyone — top to bottom — used the MetroCards,” Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent told The Post.

 

By comparison, fellow freshman Rep. Max Rose — whose district is more than twice the size of AOC’s and, like hers, spans two boroughs — listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.29, campaign filings show.

 

In a district with limited transit options and a $17 Verrazzano Bridge toll, Rose spent only $732 more than AOC on gas and tolls — an indicator of personal car usage.

 

Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly attributed her success in beating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley to walking the streets of her district, which includes parts of Queens and The Bronx.

“I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles,” she tweeted last June, famously donating her worn-out campaign shoes to the Cornell Costume Institute for an exhibit about women and empowerment.

 

But Ocasio-Cortez and her staff appear to have done much less walking after she vanquished Crowley in the party’s June 2018 primary.

 

Instead, her campaign embraced the friendly skies, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.

 

The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.

 

Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.

 

That despite her ultimate goal of building “high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” — part of her Green New Deal mentioned in a FAQ she posted to her official website. She later called the air travel reference a mistake. The resolution now before Congress doesn’t mention air travel.

 

On Oct. 12, 2018, the campaign logged 26 car-service transactions, its highest number in a single day, as Ocasio-Cortez shuttled between The Bronx and Queens for “phone banking,” according to social-media posts.

 

“Canvassing is what that people power is about,” the candidate wrote on Facebook that day, boasting about “actually making contact at someone’s door.”

 

Those 26 cars produced a lot of carbon dioxide, which heavily contributes to global warming. According to the American Public Transportation Association, “a single person … by eliminating one car and taking public transportation instead of driving, a savings of up to 30 percent of carbon-dioxide emissions can be realized.”

 

Her campaign billed only seven rides in yellow cabs in a year and a half, federal filings show.

And while she is quick to dispense all sorts of planet-saving tips to her constituents and fans, telling a high-school assembly in Queens last month that they should “skip disposable razors and switch to safety razors” and “skip meat/dairy for a meal,” she doesn’t always take her own green advice.

In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags — then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.

 

“It drives me crazy,” she said of plastic bags. “I wish they didn’t exist.”

In the video, Ocasio-Cortez peeled a sweet potato while calling for a “universal sense of urgency” to save the earth.

 

But she discarded the vegetable scraps into the same receptacle she had just used for the plastic bags, rather than setting the food waste aside for compost.

 

Trent refused to answer when asked whether his boss tossed her organic material in the trash.

AOC’s fondness for carbon-belching travel apparently continued after she took office in January. Last weekend she was seen with two staffers after a Queens event hopping into a for-hire, gas-guzzling minivan.

 

https://nypost.com/2019/03/02/gas-guzzling-car-rides-expose-aocs-hypocrisy-amid-green-new-deal-pledg...

 

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Do as I say, not as I do...  Because I'm the boss...

 

 

 

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