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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:18 AM

NY 14 AOC edges out rightwing false flag opponent.

Last edited Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:12 PM - Edit history (1)

In a close race Ocasio-Cortez only managed to get 76% of the vote.

On edit: it seems to be settling out at around 70%, so obviously a recount should be conducted.

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Reply NY 14 AOC edges out rightwing false flag opponent. (Original post)
Voltaire2 Jun 2020 OP
marie999 Jun 2020 #1
JHB Jun 2020 #2
BlueMTexpat Jun 2020 #9
malaise Jun 2020 #3
Bettie Jun 2020 #23
tazkcmo Jun 2020 #4
North Shore Chicago Jun 2020 #5
KG Jun 2020 #6
gab13by13 Jun 2020 #7
Person of Interest Jun 2020 #8
TheRickles Jun 2020 #10
demmiblue Jun 2020 #11
Autumn Jun 2020 #12
BComplex Jun 2020 #18
Autumn Jun 2020 #13
Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #14
brooklynite Jun 2020 #15
Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #16
hlthe2b Jun 2020 #17
Humanist_Activist Jun 2020 #19
PTWB Jun 2020 #40
Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #43
berni_mccoy Jun 2020 #20
R B Garr Jun 2020 #21
RandiFan1290 Jun 2020 #22
R B Garr Jun 2020 #24
Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #27
R B Garr Jun 2020 #28
JonLP24 Jun 2020 #33
R B Garr Jun 2020 #34
JonLP24 Jun 2020 #37
R B Garr Jun 2020 #38
Mariana Jun 2020 #31
RandiFan1290 Jun 2020 #32
Autumn Jun 2020 #25
RandiFan1290 Jun 2020 #26
Autumn Jun 2020 #29
RandiFan1290 Jun 2020 #36
Autumn Jun 2020 #39
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #30
edhopper Jun 2020 #35
Blue_true Jun 2020 #41
SKKY Jun 2020 #42
PTWB Jun 2020 #44
progressoid Jun 2020 #45

Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:23 AM

1. I am very glad. nt

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:30 AM

2. I see what you did there

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:55 AM

9. ...

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:36 AM

3. Close? ROFL

Well done AOC- .AOC is a breath of fresh air

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:37 AM

23. She really is

and she knows what it's like not to know how she's going to buy groceries and pay rent at the end of the month.

Too many in congress are wealthy enough that they've probably not had to juggle their household budget in many, many years if ever.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:40 AM

4. Damn, a squeaker!

Just eeked it out! Lol

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:20 AM

6. I lulz'd

Last edited Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:26 AM - Edit history (1)

but you know. her district office.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:38 AM

7. I guess the "far left" brings out Democratic voters.

I wish we had 100 more AOC's. She needs to move up in committee rankings.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:50 AM

8. Wow, what a nail biter!!! 😳😧😕

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:03 AM

10. No fair!

That moment of uncertainty until I clicked on the full post.... Whew!

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:06 AM

11. Lol!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:34 AM

12. I think I've seen that posters opinion often. At least 162 times.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:53 AM

18. They can't lie about her enough to make people dislike her.

Assholes!

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:36 AM

13. 76% of the vote? That girl needs to work harder

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Response to Autumn (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:38 AM

14. She probably ought to resign.

Very embarrassing.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:39 AM

15. I'm not aware that anyone suggested this race would be competitive...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:45 AM

16. I'm pretty sure a few people here were

actively promoting a false flag republican over Ocasio-Cortez.

They should be ashamed.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:50 AM

17. Even this very disengaged, casual observer from CO read her opponent's resume and thought WTF?

For all the lack of consensus on DU re: AOC, I still could not have been more surprised at those defending the very RW history of her opponent. (I just decided I must be too far out of NY politics to "get it" and opted not to weigh in)...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:55 AM

19. Look at how many briefly supported Bloomberg's pres bid. Nt

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:36 AM

40. No one thought the contest was going to be competitive.

Last edited Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:20 AM - Edit history (1)

It was of note because AOC has faced an extensive right wing misinformation campaign. Her primary opponent was an ultra right wing conservative Republican proponent of abolishing Medicare and Social security until registering as a Democrat to try to primary AOC. Despite that person’s tea party pedigree, a number of so-called Democrats threw her their support.

THAT is why the contest and the results are of interest.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #40)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:23 AM

43. and now nobody here ever supported that troll Cabrera.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:07 AM

20. The Title of your post almost got me.

Nice one.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:33 AM

21. 24,460 people voted for AOC. Just to keep things in perspective

about what 76% really means.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:36 AM

22. Not what you expected, eh?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:38 AM

24. 24,460

They'll probably update it soon, so it might even get to over 30,000.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:43 AM

27. why did you support a false flag rightwing extremist?

I really am curious what your motivation was.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:46 AM

28. I thought Kahn was really the better deal, actually.

But I 'm in California, so I'm just glad I didn't have to deal with it.

What's funny is these same attacks were used against Hillary supporters, so I'm used to the phony labels.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:57 AM

33. You really think Yang's UBI is the better deal?

Andrew Yang wants to sell you universal basic income. Beware if you have disabilities.

Andrew Yang’s success, however, demands that Americans take him seriously as a candidate. Unfortunately, he and his campaign make this task difficult, particularly when it comes to disability policy. Every major candidate has addressed the issue of care for disabled and elderly Americans. And while no platform is perfect, most candidates have a basic understanding of the social safety net, or at least their advisers do. Except maybe Yang’s.

On Monday, Yang finally released his health care policy plan, with a section on people with disabilities. I read it. I also read his book, The War on Normal People, combed his website on details about disability programs, and asked his campaign for comment. And as a disabled person who has relied on various social safety net programs in the past, I am still left confused as to how disability benefits would be affected by the centerpiece of Yang’s policies, universal basic income, or what he calls the Freedom Dividend. His health care policies for disabled people also raise more questions than answers.

How Yang’s Freedom Dividend affects disability benefits
With the Freedom Dividend, the government would pay every American $1,000 per month, no strings attached. This is unlikely to ever make it through Congress. But let’s say, for the sake of argument, that it did. Then what would happen to disability benefits?

It is difficult to analyze the impact of the Freedom Dividend on other social safety net programs like Social Security, Medicaid, or food stamps. Andrew Yang’s new health care plan and the “Care for People with Disabilities” section say absolutely nothing on the matter. When Vox contacted Yang’s campaign for clarification, his national press secretary insisted that Yang’s plan “touches on aspects” of disability benefits, but did not explain how or in what way. I was repeatedly given answers and sent links to parts of the website that were totally irrelevant to the questions I’d asked.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/first-person/2019/12/19/21026925/andrew-yang-disability-policy

Kahn supported Yang's UBI.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:02 AM

34. LOL, did you see the debate with all three candidates??

I posted it yesterday. I was waiting for a phone call and actually bothered to listen to it just to pass the time, since I'm in California so it really doesn't matter.

But with the coronavirus relief at this point, that universal income isn't that big of a deal. The government was passing out money, so that was not a big thing to consider.

It's not like much would ever come of it anyway in the long term.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:09 AM

37. UBI is Kahn's position

I support policies which is why AOC is perfect. MCC is a libertarian. Kahn supports UBI which I do not. I support a strong safety net.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:13 AM

38. A lot of these issues that are thrown out aren't really serious considerations.

I think that's what you find in how the majority votes in broader elections.



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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:54 AM

31. In this thread:

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Response to Mariana (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:55 AM

32. lol

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:41 AM

25. That means 24,460 people didn't vote for Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. That's some perspective for you.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:42 AM

26. but did they know about AMAZON?!!11

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:50 AM

29. They knew enough not to vote for a RWer pretending to be a Democrat.

Maybe they figured out that subsidizing the growth of a private company that makes millions a day isn't necessary. If Bezos want to open up another branch so he can make more money the complete cost should come out of his profits. He can afford it.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:08 AM

36. Now the trolls on on to their next excuse

'She had too much money!!!1'

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:24 AM

39. She raiseed way too much money and none of it came from her district!!!!

It was the Justice Democrats!!! I confess. I'm in CO and I sent her 50. Also based on who is posting about the Justice Democrats I'm becoming a fan.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:50 AM

30. Not really a fan of her, but...

... glad she beat the ring wing nut. If AOC learns to be a politician and not just an activist, she can be a force for change.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:05 AM

35. I guess you can only fool

some of the people some of the time after all.

(talking about her opponent)

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:41 AM

41. .....

Too close for comfort.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:16 AM

42. With only 76%, I guess the honeymoon with AOC is over...

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Response to SKKY (Reply #42)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:24 AM

44. I love AOC and her performance was spectacular to behold.

I’m curious what her numbers would have looked like if her opponent wasn’t (until registering as a Democrat to try to unseat AOC) an ultra right wing conservative Republican who advocated eliminating Medicare and social security.

The lengths that cons will go to in order to silence a woman of color who DARES speak truth to power... they never cease to amaze me.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 04:26 PM

45. That was a close one!

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