Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (democratic socialist) wins NY primary

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  1. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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  2. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    For what is supposedly such an earth-shaking win, I had never heard of her opponent before. And I generally pay pretty close attention to American politics.

    This person is likely to be the Left's version of Dave Brat. Kind of an interesting curiosity, but someone without much gas.
     
  3. Wes Mantooth

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    On a separate note, what are your thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling today in the Janus case? How do you see it affecting those of us in public education?
     
  4. RJF

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    I expect her to be about as effective as Rand Paul. A blowhard with no real substance.
     
  5. The Thriller

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    She has a nice background story.
     
  6. Jazzta

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    Rand Paul would have been great for this country.
     
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  7. RandyForRubio

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    Funny. This is just gonna push people to vote for Trump, tbh.

    The whole abolish capitalism and private ownership thing will sound good to a few fringe people, but the majority will hate it. Vocal minority will love it though.

    With that said, cool story of how she got elected. Don’t agree with her viewpoints at all, but good for her. Plus I just don’t think she’s the least bit dangerous. People on the far left or far right typically work out better for the opposing party come election time.
     
  8. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Lol @ these responses
     
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  9. Wes Mantooth

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    I'd hit it.
     
  10. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    You might “Lol” but given your understanding of American society and politics are they wrong?
     
  11. Rubashov

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  12. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Yes, and you’ll see the evidence of that. Bump this thread in a year’s time
     
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  13. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    And Donald Trump will never be president. Right?
     
  14. The Thriller

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    I think the possibility for progressives and their ideas to see a surge in popularity is a real possibility. Young people are far more open to progressive ideas (universal health care, subsidied Edu, higher progressive taxation, etc). The more trump and his minions push their unpopular agenda the more we can expect a push back from the opposing force.

    Which is probably needed. We’re seeing a real strain on rights. Trump appointing and the senate confirming a regressive judge who leads to cutting rights for LGBT or women is just asking for a huge backlash from voters.

    You may see a tea party like backlash for progressives in the near future. I don’t think it’s guaranteed but I also wouldn’t bet against it.
     
  15. Joe Bagadonuts

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    Both sides response to political conflict is to move farther to the extremes. People really see this as a good thing? Wow.

    I don't know anything about this district or the Republican opposition, but it seems like there is a fair chance the Dems are putting this seat at risk by nominating someone so far left that moderate Dems will go right.

    It's amazing to me the amount of support socialism has with the youth. I guess that every generation needs to learn it's lessons the hard way.
     
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  16. candrew

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    Her republican opponent isn't even actively campaigning. She beat out Crowley who raised over 3 million so I think it's a safe bet she's in as long as those folks show up again. Her constituents are the eastern part of The Bronx and Northern Queens; which makes zero sense but redistricting rarely does.

    I was somewhat surprised to hear Crowley had been a Congressman for 20 years - typical do-nothing corporate democrat who, apparently, had no relationship with the people in his district. This sends a message to the rest of them - and that's a good thing no matter what you think of her ideals.
     
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  17. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Nah I knew he had a shot
     
  18. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Socialism will prevail
     
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  19. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    Fixed
     
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  20. RJF

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    I can’t tell if you’re trolling or if you’re really this delusional...
     

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