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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "What’s more patriotic: Fighting for the inclusion and rights of *more* Americans, or working to exclude and marginalize fellow Americans based on their identity? 🇺🇸 🏳️*🌈
    I’ll wait. https://t.co/eYlZi6czAB" / Twitter

    noting
    Gabe Ortíz on Twitter: "Right-wing media figures try and fail to clock Rep. @AOC’s patriotism for @RuPaulsDragRace appearance. You love to see it: https://t.co/be3ppUk0Nn" / Twitter
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    Right-wing media figures try and fail to clock Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s patriotism for Drag Race appearance | Media Matters for America
    Charlie Kirk
    @charliekirk11

    AOC is proud to “pledge allegiance to the Drag”

    I wonder why she never claims to be proud to “pledge allegiance to the Flag”

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    Nate Madden
    @NateOnTheHill

    AOC is going to be a guest judge on RuPaul's drag race this season.

    A sitting member of Congress: "I pledge allegiance to the drag."

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    Stephen Miller
    @redsteeze

    Time well spent in Congress.

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    Stephen Miller
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    Replying to @redsteeze

    Guys I'm starting to think she doesn't want to actually legislate and is only using a congressional seat to boost a celebrity profile. Will investigate further and report back.

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    Mark Dice
    @MarkDice

    Degenerate Communist.

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    Caleb Hull
    @CalebJHull

    i just got cancer

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    Chicks on the Right

    What in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    AFL-CIO ✊🏽 on Twitter: "Hear from @RepAOC as she talks with striking @steelworkers ASARCO members. #1u https://t.co/L0Q0qBVEPM" / Twitter
    Stand with Striking ASARCO Workers

    Nearly 2,000 copper miners remain on strike against Asarco LLC at three open pit mines in southern Arizona, a refinery in Amarillo, Texas and a smelter in Hayden, Arizona.
    I am confused. Is she standing with copper miners or does she want to ban mining (and destroy their jobs) because environment like her squad-mate Ilhan Omar?

    I am also confused as to what that has to do with veganism...

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    That was a separate issue.

    Ocasio-Cortez to appear as guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' | TheHill
    Earlier appearance at a drag show: Ocasio-Cortez meets Sasha Velour following DC performance | TheHill

    New York's 14th Congressional District election, 2020 - Ballotpedia

    *** is for a campaign site that has a platform page.

    IOC is a fundie creationist.

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    One has to ask themselves: what's the better and the least likely to not harm people's well being of the two evils, a fundie creationist or a fundie Marxists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    One has to ask themselves: what's the better and the least likely to not harm people's well being of the two evils, a fundie creationist or a fundie Marxists?
    AOC is a Martin Luther King fan, not a Marxist, and certainly not a fundie Marxist.


    Hispanic Caucus on Twitter: "Trump's #RemainInMexico - now in effect for over 1 yr - has caused human & civil rights violations & suffering of nearly 60,000 migrants at our border.
    110+ @HouseDemocrats, led by CHC Chair @
    JoaquinCastroTX, call for an immediate end to #RemainInMexico⬇️ https://t.co/JKw6DCyNMV https://t.co/VocuP0Uztb" / Twitter
    AOC is one of the signers, and she wrote out her signature instead of abbreviating it as she usually does.


    @smugmorenita on Instagram: “SUPPORT FLOWER VENDORS TODAY & EVERYDAY. ok? Ok! • #shoplatinx #supportstreetvendors #streetvendors #shoplocal” - AOC recommended getting flowers from street vendors - it keeps money within one's local community.

    Or get oneself some flowers - it's one of AOC's favorite self-care gestures.

    Corey Torpie Photography on Instagram: “Just did a mad dash through my campaign archive for a special project this weekend. I came upon this one of @aoc visiting @thepointcdc It’s one of my favorite places in all of nyc and accompanying AOC on a tour here was pretty special. When we met, the darkroom classes I teach here were one of the first things I told her about myself. Teaching those classes is one of the things I’m most proud of doing as a photographer in New York. Their green roof is pretty 🔥 too. So are their students 🙌 ... #politicalphotography #thepoint”
    That's Hunts Point

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    AOC kicks off reelection campaign in Queens
    “We have some really ambitious goals,” she said. “Last election cycle, in the primary as we know, the turnout was quite low … this year, we want to multiply turnout by four times. That’s our goal. We want to secure 60,000 votes in the primary election. We need to start creating a turnout machine right now.”
    AOC: We need to 'slow down' on New York bail reform fixes - has a picture of AOC making that announcement.

    AOC launches reelection campaign, faces a dozen challengers | 1010 WINS
    The challengers are apparently hoping the Democratic establishment in Queens, some of whom have been turned off by AOC, will support an alternative.

    "She’s pissing off a lot of people and has probably made a lot of enemies," an insider told The Hill last month.
    (linking to an article from over a year ago)

    Rep. Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid, opens Bronx and Queens offices
    "This entire space is designed with community in mind, with education in mind, and coming together in mind," she said outside her new Westchester Square office.

    She says it's a place to fight for issues like tenants' right, health care, protection of the disabled, homelessness and more.

    Ocasio-Cortez wants it to be an organizing base, which she adds, goes beyond re-election.

    "I am not interested in just showing up every two years to ask our community for your vote. I am interested in making deep investments in the Bronx and in Queens," said the congresswoman.
    Commendable ambition. Looks like she's doing a LOT more for her community than her predecessor Joe Crowley ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    AOC kicks off reelection campaign in Queens


    AOC: We need to 'slow down' on New York bail reform fixes - has a picture of AOC making that announcement.

    AOC launches reelection campaign, faces a dozen challengers | 1010 WINS

    (linking to an article from over a year ago)

    Rep. Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid, opens Bronx and Queens offices
    "This entire space is designed with community in mind, with education in mind, and coming together in mind," she said outside her new Westchester Square office.

    She says it's a place to fight for issues like tenants' right, health care, protection of the disabled, homelessness and more.

    Ocasio-Cortez wants it to be an organizing base, which she adds, goes beyond re-election.

    "I am not interested in just showing up every two years to ask our community for your vote. I am interested in making deep investments in the Bronx and in Queens," said the congresswoman.
    Commendable ambition. Looks like she's doing a LOT more for her community than her predecessor Joe Crowley ever did.
    I presume your marriage proposal to this wide eyed wild socialist has been sent?

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    That News12 video showed off one of her new offices.

    Elvin García on Twitter: "Supporting @AOC’s re-election and launch of her long-term #Bronx Organizing Base. People power is in season in this fresh new decade. Let’s go! Pa’lante! https://t.co/MCWrK9DmYc" / Twitter

    The place has a 5-year lease, meaning that AOC is in it for the long term. Not just a campaign space but also a space for lots of different activists.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@aoc) • Instagram photos and videos - she announced the start of her re-election campaign, and she showed off one of her district offices - the new Bronx one?

    Allie Horton (@msalliehorton) • Instagram photos and videos - she Instagrammed AOC describing how she has shown that bold campaigning can push the Overton window.

    AOC's Bronx campaign office has some nice artwork in it. A map of her district spread over some walls. Some of her GND posters, posters of Pelham Bay and Flushing Meadows. A sort of GND mural.

    A picture of AOC in front of that mural: _just_jodie on Instagram: “@aoc BX Headquarters is officially open for business and it’s pretty fabulous 💜! This afternoon we celebrated its opening. It won’t just serve as her campaign reelection HQ, but also as a community organizing space! 💜 #aoc 📸 by @sj_fennell Wall Art 🎨 by @dianevsdart and @elementsofstyle_nyc #alexandriaocasiocortez #girlpower #bronx #BX #unity #community #headquarters #spreadlove #politics #usa #america #representation #empowerment #purple #fabulous #thebronx #grassroots #weekendvibes #herstory #February #winter #payattention #immigration #livingwage #healthcare #housing #nyc #grandopening #welcome”

    In the lower part, some stylized bushes and a pond. In the lower right, some light-skinned and dark-skinned people amidst them with only their heads visible. In the lower left, a stack of books titled "Education", "Community", "Careers", "Health", "Sustainability", "Solar Energy". In the middle left, a subway railcar on a viaduct with "Green New Deal" graffitied on it. In the upper left, some multistory buildings with solar panels and "AOC" signs on their roofs. In the upper right, some wind turbines sticking out. There are some vines with flowers around the edges.

    Much of that painting is tinted green, including the buildings, the books, and the people.

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    Hoyer leads Congressional delegation to Puerto Rico | El Nuevo Día - "Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Nydia Velázquez are part of the group arriving on the island today"
    Steny Hoyer leads trip to Puerto Rico amid aid standoff - POLITICO - "The majority leader said the territory has “gotten a pretty raw deal” from the Trump administration."
    Rep. Garrett Graves (R-LA) had to pull out.

    From Politico,
    “I want to give the people of Puerto Rico a clear indication that there are a lot of people who care very deeply about our fellow Americans,” Hoyer said in an interview ahead of the trip. “We still want to make sure that Puerto Rico has the resources it needs.”

    Hoyer also hopes the trip can help pressure GOP leaders, who have rejected a Democratic package of nearly $5 billion in post-earthquake aid — the latest partisan clash involving Trump and Puerto Rico in the wake of a long string of natural disasters, including a deadly hurricane that claimed 3,000 lives.

    ...
    “If Puerto Rico was a state, this would have already been done,” Hoyer said, adding that the territory has “gotten a pretty raw deal” from the Trump administration.
    On Sunday, the delegation met with top Puerto Rican officials, and then held a press conference. NV and AOC spoke in Spanish there. SH seemed confident that the Puerto Rican government was committed to doing a good job of disaster recovery.

    Steny Hoyer on Instagram: “We began our visit to #PuertoRico with a meeting at @FortalezPR with members of the Governor’s Cabinet, @FEMA officials, and Puerto Rico’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency to discuss ongoing 2017 recovery efforts and new issues from recent earthquakes.‬ We discussed our concerns with the pace of the recovery. The government of Puerto Rico is working to ensure transparency and accountability in spending recovery funding, which ought to be recognized by this Administration. I was also glad to hear in our meetings that the changes I led to the Stafford Act are making it easier for FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico to rebuild to more resilient standards that can withstand future storms."

    Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez on Instagram: “Today we are meeting with @wandavazquezg, @fema officials and others in #PuertoRico to discuss reconstruction and recovery efforts”

    Steny Hoyer (@leaderhoyer) • Instagram photos and videos - House Majority Leader
    Majority Leader Steny Hoyer - Home at Facebook
    Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (@rep_velazquez) • Instagram photos and videos - Head of the House Small Business Committee
    Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (@repmaloney) • Instagram photos and videos - Head of the Oversight Committee
    Carolyn Maloney (@carolynbmaloney) • Instagram photos and videos

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    Mariya on Twitter: "“We have a faith in you that we don’t normally have in politicians.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with @AOC #MLKNow #MLKDay https://t.co/8ABrcm0PvI" / Twitter

    I dug some more into that Micah Faith Leader Breakfast that AOC went to on MLK Day this year, Jan 20. She also had a second conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates that day, but that was a separate event. The first one was last year.

    I found that it was AOC who did the invitations, and that it was about "advancing the values Dr. King amplified in today's time." with "Let's build our community together." AOC's talk in it I'd mentioned earlier. Most of it was about her moral convictions and her activism, something she called her "faith". There was hardly anything that could be called theology, and there was no sacred-book interpretation. Instead, she stated that poverty is not a law of nature, and she pointed to the sort of society depicted in Star Trek.


    As to her opposition, I'll try to guess how well each candidate is likely to do. I think that her only serious opposition will be on the Democratic side, given the partisan leaning of her district, so I'll consider Democrats first.

    Her biggest threat is IMO Fernando Cabrera, because of his NYC political connections. He is a Pentecostal pastor, a NYC councilmember, and a former Republican.

    Next I think is Badrun Khan. She has been involved in community activism for some time, and she likes Andrew Yang.

    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera I think is rather unlikely. Her social-left economic-right platform will appeal to some upper-middle-class people, but not many more than that. She also does not have much of a community presence, as far as I can tell.

    Jose Velazquez's campaign site has a short blurb about him and a "Coming Soon" button.

    James Dillon doesn't have a campaign site.

    On the Republican side, the big question is who will win the Republican primary. I'm reluctant to speculate, so I'll try to guess who will win the Fox primary, as it might be called. So I went to Fox News and I counted hits. Since its search engine cannot count phrases as units, I decided to use Google with site:foxnews.com

    • Scherie Murray: 115
    • Fernando Cabrera: 87
    • John Cummings: 35
    • Badrun Khan: 27
    • Ruth Papazian: 25
    • Miguel Hernandez: 20
    • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, James Dillon: 8
    • Antoine Tucker, Jose Velazquez: 5
    • Jineea Butler: 2
    • Israel Ortega Cruz, Rey Solano: 0

    Some of the hits are false positives, it must be noted. But I think that Scherie Murray will win the Republican Fox Primary and Fernando Cabrera the Democratic one.

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