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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:51 AM

AOC is the hornet's nest Republicans cannot stop themselves from poking

AOC is the hornetís nest Republicans cannot stop themselves from poking
Leonard Pitts, Tampa Bay Times, 7/29/2020

She was a teacher in Michigan.

She was in line at a Walmart in rural Ohio.

She was at a bar in San Francisco.

She was a post office supervisor in Miami.

He told her to smile, and she didnít.

He wanted to buy her a drink, and she declined.

He didnít like her driving. He didnít like her T-shirt. He had been her friend for seven years, but he didnít like when she was put in charge of the percussion section in their marching band.

So he called her something, a vulgar noun modified by a vulgar adjective, neither of which is printable here, both of which you know all too well, because they are a woman-hating insult routine in the lexicon of men whose primacy has been challenged, whose egos have been bruised, who have been denied something they want.

Last week, it took center stage in the House of Representatives, via a speech from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For some reason, she is the hornetís nest Republicans cannot stop themselves from poking, even though they end up stung to pieces every time.


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Reply AOC is the hornet's nest Republicans cannot stop themselves from poking (Original post)
teach1st Jul 2020 OP
MyOwnPeace Jul 2020 #1
Lonestarblue Jul 2020 #2
lark Jul 2020 #3
NNadir Jul 2020 #4
teach1st Jul 2020 #6
ancianita Jul 2020 #5
delisen Jul 2020 #7
Desert_Leslie Jul 2020 #8
Silver1 Jul 2020 #9
AZ8theist Jul 2020 #10
NCjack Jul 2020 #12
AZ8theist Jul 2020 #14
azureblue Jul 2020 #11
klook Jul 2020 #15
klook Jul 2020 #16
onetexan Jul 2020 #17
NewJeffCT Jul 2020 #13

Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:09 AM

1. We have some powerful voices in the House........

I'm SO glad that she's "one of ours!"

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:22 AM

2. Excellent article.

Some men just canít bear to have a woman be smarter than they are and have to denigrate her with language or sometimes physical violence. Iím glad Rep, Yoho was caught and AOC made him look like the fool he is for all the world to see.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:53 AM

3. AOC is whip smart and doesn't back down.

Stupid men, prodding the lioness and thinking they won't get eviscerated.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:53 AM

4. An outstanding commentary. Thank you for posting it.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:29 AM

6. Thanks, NNadir!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:11 AM

5. I've always loved Leonard Pitts. He won a Pulitzer in 2004.

I don't think he gets enough national exposure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Pitts

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:38 AM

7. Thank you Leonard Pitts n/t

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:46 AM

8. And ...

I also think many of them have the hots for her. Another simmering irritant to their fragile egos.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:49 AM

9. She sure is ...

She started as an easy target for them, and has become a formidable enemy. And in these particular times, she has an army on the streets standing with her. She suddenly symbolizes much more than an easy target uppity ***** from the Hispanic working class.

The republicans can't resist the attacks, and really want to bring her down, however pathetic the attempt. There's a trophy in it for them, and the stronger she gets the bigger the trophy.

Thanks for writing it all so eloquently and clearly. It's good people like you have her back.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:51 AM

10. I hope I live long enough to vote her in for President....

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:56 AM

12. First, she is Speaker of the House, in training.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:02 AM

14. Good idea!

Once Nancy decides to retire, AOC would be an AWESOME choice to replace her!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:53 AM

11. AOC is young and pretty

and the GOP farts can't wrap their heads around the fact that young and pretty women can also be whip crack smart. To them it simply doesn't compute.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:05 PM

15. Don't forget unapologetically progressive

and inspiring to Democrats nationwide. All the Republicans can do is scream their impotent rage, as she keeps succeeding and leaving them in the dust.

In an era that truly sucks in so many ways, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes me a little more glad to be alive in the U.S.A. right now.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:23 PM

17. you forgot her most important asset: she's INTELLIGENT

this is the reason why she keeps kicking their butts

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:57 AM

13. Yes - they keep getting stung, but it's not about perception with the media & Democrats

the GOP have been successful at framing AOC as a radical leftist member of The Squad for their base. She is their new boogeyman like Bill & Hillary Clinton in the 1990s, Hillary in the 2000s and 2010s and Obama from 2007-17. They stoke their base over her and use her name in fundraising letters & emails. If she runs for higher office (Senator, Governor, President, VP), it will be further used to fire up their base to GOTV against AOC

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