Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Mitch McConnell After ‘Team Mitch’ Thugs Groped and Choked an AOC Cutout

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) A group of vagrants wearing gang logos and insignias spelling out “Team Mitch” posed for a photo showing them assaulting a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In the photo, which was spread widely on social media, the future Supreme Court judges can be seen “groping and choking” the freshman […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez Make Nice and Come to a Meeting of the Minds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walks out of her office after a meeting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), on Capitol Hill July 26, 2019. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have decided to bury the hatchet. The dean of the House Democrats and the high-profile star of the party’s progressive […]

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The Democrats’ New Climate Plan Can’t Be Serious

On Tuesday afternoon, the top three Democratic members of the House Energy Committee unveiled what they called a “bold new initiative” to tackle the climate crisis. Meant as a more moderate alternative to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal—which calls for a carbon-free economy by 2030—the new plan calls for the United States to reach […]

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Beyond Pelosi

Every time I see Nancy Pelosi patiently spell out the higher political wisdom of refraining from impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, I think of Alan Greenspan. That’s obviously not because the speaker of the House and the famously tight-lipped former Fed chair have any affinities of political outlook or personal temperament. Rather, it’s because as […]

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Please Don’t Blow the Mueller Hearings

When lawmakers questions witnesses on Capitol Hill, they typically do so in order of seniority. That’s why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent House Democrats despite being elected only last fall, was among the final members to interrogate former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in February. Unlike many of her colleagues, she put her allotted […]

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Louisiana Cop Calls for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be Shot

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) A Louisiana police officer—who when he isn’t manning the streets—apparently has time to post threatening messages about elected officials on social media. Officer Charlie Rispoli took time out of his day to write a Facebook post suggesting that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot; he also noted that the Democratic […]

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Louisiana Cop Calls for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be Shot [Update: He’s Been Fired]

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) A Louisiana police officer—who when he isn’t manning the streets—apparently has time to post threatening messages about elected officials on social media. Officer Charlie Rispoli took time out of his day to write a Facebook post suggesting that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot; he also noted that the Democratic […]

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Trump’s Doing It Again. And by ‘It’ I Mean Attacking ‘The Squad’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The president of the United States is a… At this point I want to be outraged but the president of the United States is a joke and he’s exactly what racist white men and 53 percent of white women wanted in office. He’s all the negative things I could think […]

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‘Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?’: Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Screenshot: Fox Nation (YouTube) Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things. As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived […]

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What They Mean When They Say ‘Send Her Back’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) What is an American? Is it defined by borders, treaties, laws and the Constitution or is it a nebulous set of mutable ideas and fluctuating standards? And who gets to decide? Is it as everchanging as this country’s boundary lines or was it set in stone by the cabal of […]

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Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a press conference to introduce a piece of legislation in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty) Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: […]

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It’s Not Strategy, It’s Racism

The idea that Donald Trump plays “3D chess” has never been particularly plausible; still, it was one of the most persistent themes of the 2016 election. The concept was (and is), to be fair, quite appealing: Trump’s public persona may appear, on the outside, to be a completely improvised and rarely coherent mess, but, on […]

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#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump at a MAGA rally in Greenville, N.C., July 17, 2019, where a raucous crowd chanted “Send her back” in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who’s a Somali-born American citizen.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” […]

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The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism

Photo: iStock Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior —The Oxford/English Dictionary Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was born in Detroit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was born in the Bronx. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) immigrated […]

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Kellyanne Conway Is Getting Dragged Online For Asking A Reporter ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’

NBC NEWS We’re on day three of the president trying to either defend or double/triple/quadruple/etc. down on Sunday’s racist Twitter thread about the so-called “squad,” and it’s still going strong. The day after her husband published a Washington Post op-ed calling her boss “racist,” Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway sparked controversy after asking a Jewish reporter, […]

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Yeah, Donald Trump’s a Racist…and So Was Every Other American President

Look at all them racists on that mountain.Photo: iStock Remember that scene in literally every superhero origin story, when the superhero person did some super shit in public for the first time, and most people who witnessed it were like, “Whoa!!! That was some super shit! Who knew we had super people here?” (And then […]

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#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen during a press conference at the Capitol, July 15, 2019. Photo: Alex Wroblewski (Getty) Congress’ Fab Freshmen squaded up against Donald Trump Monday, calling his attacks on them racist click bait that wasn’t going to deter […]

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Trump Triples Down On His Racist Tweets About Several Congresswomen Of Color, Spurring Plenty Of Reactions

Getty Image On Sunday, an evidently angry Donald Trump indirectly tweeted at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib after the four new congresswomen testified before the House Oversite Committee about the detention centers along the United States-Mexico border on Friday. Among other things, the president repeated some common racist arguments that […]

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