A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO





AdT-SC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Advertisement-Free Options | Register
Rules & FAQs | Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google





Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Really the Democratic Future?

City Journal, by Howard Husock

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/11/2019 5:32:34 AM

There is little doubt that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representing parts of Queens and the Bronx, is being treated as a leader of a new Democratic swing to the left. Nor is there much doubt that the media-savvy upset winner in New York’s 14th congressional district combines personal charisma with a knack for policy packaging, as with her “Green New Deal.” But before she’s anointed as representative of a political trend, it’s worth looking closely at how many—or how few—votes she received compared with other members of Congress, including moderate Democrats, and what that says about a little-discussed aspect

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 1/11/2019 5:52:16 AM     (No. 11889321)

Today’s cartoon could not be more perfect.

Do you remember GaryTrudeau depicted George W. Bush as a floating feather? Airhead Alexandria is now going to be depicted as a balloon . Just… Perfect.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/11/2019 6:33:12 AM     (No. 11889338)

A better question will be ´How many in her district pay income taxes´.? I doubt the number will rise to double digits.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


   

 




  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/11/2019 6:39:10 AM     (No. 11889342)

AOC wants to built The Wall between the USA and Romania. "We need to keep out all that killer lettuce!"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/11/2019 6:55:05 AM     (No. 11889359)

#3 dats a good won!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/11/2019 8:58:48 AM     (No. 11889480)

"Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Really the Democratic Future?"

Gee, I hope so. An air-headed dead end.

I´d rather have the dem party be a dead end instead of the Country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/11/2019 10:31:54 AM     (No. 11889595)

#1 I disagree. Labeling AOC with Palin´s name is a real insult to Sarah Palin. She is a class act, and Cortes is an idiot.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/11/2019 11:37:46 AM     (No. 11889688)

Kevin Williamson calls AOC´s Green New Deal the "Green Leap Forward."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: sam1, 1/11/2019 11:46:44 AM     (No. 11889699)

Every so often I check out Democratic Underground to read what the nuts are posting.

I just so happened to read them this morning, and they love, love, love her.. are expecting great things from her including the office of POTUS in the future.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Highlander, 1/11/2019 12:49:27 PM     (No. 11889755)

Democrats have to play the numbers game to stay alive, otherwise, they have nothing of any real substance. It’s all smoke and mirrors with them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 1/11/2019 2:36:16 PM     (No. 11889836)

She must be driving Pelosi and the other Democrat lifers nuts. She is sucking up all of the air around them. She is becoming the face of the Democrat party--to their dismay and the Republicans´ joy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 961329




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



The Lackluster Democratic Field
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/18/2019 5:21:20     Post Reply
Beto O´Rourke is lost. The former Democratic congressman, who unsuccessfully challenged Ted Cruz in last year´s election, has spent the last few weeks in a confused and melancholy state. Something possessed him to share images from a recent dental cleaning, perhaps the grossest introduction of a potential presidential candidate in the nation´s history. He gave an interview to the Washington Post where the only specific plank in his immigration platform was opposition to President Trump´s border wall. In the same interview, he mused that the Constitution may no longer apply to the United States, since we´re an "empire"

   

 


.LockDme.
Lock-17


 
Drug Smugglers Bring 700 lbs Of Cocaine Across
Border In Area With No Barrier, CBP Says
Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/18/2019 4:43:26     Post Reply
Border Patrols agents seized hundreds of pounds of cocaine at an unsecured area of the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). "Customs and Border Protection said the suspects were seen loading ´bundles of narcotics´ into an off-road-style utility vehicle outside of Garciasville, a city in Texas up against the river," the Washington Examiner reported. "The suspects, apparently aware they had been seen, were able to ´abruptly´ drive the vehicle into the river and escape into Mexico." "705 lbs. of cocaine, caltrops, evidence of sophisticated counter surveillance and a splashdown in one encounter

Brexit: ‘No Deal’ Is Ideal
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 5:34:53     Post Reply
The defeat in Parliament of Prime Minister May’s compromise with Europe opens the way to true independence for Britain. It presents the chance for a redemption of the referendum of June 2016, when Britons were asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” and 51.89% answered “Leave the European Union.” It is too soon to declare mission accomplished. The future can still be lost, but Britain just took a giant step in the right direction. It makes clear that Britain’s future lies with a “no deal” Brexit.

New York Times wasn´t always so suspicious
of ´secretive communications´ with Russia
Washington Examiner, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 5:26:56     Post Reply
Newsrooms turned their attention again this week to the never-ending Russia investigation and their storylines on President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. So it’s as good a time as any to recall the New York Times’ posture on Russia before 2016. (Snip)But the Times was much more generous in describing what you might otherwise call “secretive communications” with Russia when Barack Obama was president. In 2012, during his re-election campaign, Obama was caught by a hot mic whispering to then-President Dmitry Medvedev that he was potentially

When Did It Become the FBI’s Job to
Act as a Check and Balance to the President?
National Review Online, by Rich Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 4:54:03     Post Reply
I appreciate David’s response to my column on the FBI counterintelligence investigation of Trump, but unfortunately don’t find it persuasive. David emphasizes how the regulations governing a counterintelligence investigation focus on the activity of the foreign power. Yeah, sure. But that’s why the Times story was so explosive. It reported on a counterintelligence investigation of Trump himself, who is obviously not a foreigner, but the duly elected president of the United States. The Times story says that the FBI feared Trump might have been a witting or unwitting agent of the Russians.

There’s Nothing Wrong With Open Borders
New York Times, by Farhad Manjoo    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 4:50:11     Post Reply
The internet expands the bounds of acceptable discourse, so ideas considered out of bounds not long ago now rocket toward widespread acceptability. See: cannabis legalization, government-run health care, white nationalism and, of course, the flat-earthers. Yet there’s one political shore that remains stubbornly beyond the horizon. It’s an idea almost nobody in mainstream politics will address, other than to hurl the label as a bloody cudgel. I’m talking about opening up America’s borders to everyone who wants to move here.

   

 


.R-LJ.


R-LJ
  


 
We need to build the border
wall to stop the migrant caravans
New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 4:41:36     Post Reply
I’ve changed my mind about building a wall along the Mexican border. Build it! The US government is shut down and the economic ramifications will be great. Not only are the families of people who’ve been put out of work being hurt but the entire economy is going to be affected. Challenger Gray & Christmas, a research firm, estimates that the shutdown could reduce consumer spending by $3.4 billion a month. And since the consumer is the biggest part of our economy, that’s going to smart. The hard-headed politicians in Washington are clear: President Trump says

List of Jesuits with credible abuse allegations shows
some shuffled through schools for years after accusations
ABC News, by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 4:33:04     Post Reply
A list of 50 Jesuits who were found by their organization to have been credibly accused of abusing minors was released this week, revealing that some of the alleged abusers circled through various institutions, sometimes for years, after the alleged abuse took place. The list, released by the Northeast Province of Jesuits on Tuesday, shows that much of the abuse was reported years after it allegedly took place, meaning that officials may not have known about the wrongdoing when they transferred priests from one institution to the next. However, nine priests the list states,

DOJ official Bruce Ohr shared intel
from dossier author in 2016 with
prosecutors now on Mueller team
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge, Cyd Upson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/17/2019 4:23:09     Post Reply
Details about Justice Department official Bruce Ohr´s meetings with the author of the salacious anti-Trump dossier were shared by Ohr with his expansive circle of contacts inside the department -- including senior FBI leadership and officials now assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned. Ohr gave a closed-door transcribed interview last August sharing details of his 2016 meetings with British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who authored the dossier later used to secure a surveillance warrant for a Trump campaign aide. The interview was part of the Republican-led House Oversight and Judiciary Committee probes.

Yes To Refunds, No To Audits: What To
Expect From IRS During The Shutdown
Forbes, by Kelly Phillips Erb    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/16/2019 5:38:40     Post Reply
As the shutdown rolls on, taxpayers have been left wondering: What does it mean for tax season? Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that tax season would open on time (January 28, 2019) and, in a departure from previous years, that tax refunds would be issued during the shutdown. Over the weekend, the IRS announced that Free File, a free online software program available through IRS.gov, was open for business even as IRS doors remain closed. Today, taxpayers finally received more information about what to expect from the IRS during the government shutdown.

Another FBI Lawyer is Under Criminal
Investigation for Leaking to the Media
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/16/2019 5:26:33     Post Reply
Former FBI attorney James Baker is reportedly under criminal investigation for improperly leaking sensitive information the media. From Fox News: The former top lawyer at the FBI has been under federal investigation for leaking to the media, a letter from House Republicans revealed Tuesday. The letter from GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows cited the transcript of a congressional interview with former General Counsel James Baker and his lawyer last fall, where the probe conducted by seasoned U.S. Attorney John Durham was confirmed. “You may or may not know, [Baker has] been the subject of a leak investigation

   

 



 
If Only Trump Haters Could Realize How
Dangerously Our Democracy Is Being Threatened
American Spectator, by Dov Fischer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/16/2019 5:08:57     Post Reply
Politics is cyclical. Republicans will not always hold the White House. Democrats will be back. If only they realized now the threats to our democracy that presently are being institutionalized. Threats that will endanger them and their future leaders terribly — and all of us. When “progressives” had Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt in power, did they ever imagine a Reagan Revolution? During Reagan’s fabulously successful conservative presidency, could anyone have imagined a radical-left Wasted Obama Decade? When Obama was at his height, with commanding control of the House and a filibuster-proof Senate, could anyone have predicted fearlessly that America



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign
trip in response to call for
State of the Union delay

72 replie(s)
Fox News, by Brooke Singman, Chad Pergram    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 3:00:18 PM     Post Reply
President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning response to her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown. In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been “postponed.” “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay,

Breaking: First Media Outlet to Report
on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Cancer NOW
Says She Contracted Pneumonia–Is Fighting
for Her Life

48 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 2:27:39 PM     Post Reply
In September The Santa Monica Observor reported that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had developed cancer. Snopes labeled the report as fake news. Snopes was wrong. The Santa Monica Observer was the only paper to report of lung cancer at the time. Now The Santa Monica Observer says Ruth Bader Ginsburg has pneumonia and is fighting for her life. And… That Ginsburg will retire in January. The Santa Monica Observer reported: As any reader of the Santa Monica Observer knew last September, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed lung cancer. The 85 year old Supreme Court Justice had surgery as quietly

Man Who Says He Was Abducted By
Aliens Breaks 45-Year Silence

44 replie(s)
WWJ-TV [Detroit, MI], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/16/2019 5:21:44 PM     Post Reply
PASCAGOULA, Miss.— A Mississippi man in declining health is telling a story he’s kept secret from his own family for 45 years: he claims he was abducted by aliens. Calvin Parker says he and his buddy Charles Hickson were fishing in 1973 on the banks of the Pascagoula River, just north of where Ingalls Shipyard now sits, when a “real bright beam appeared all over us and it kind of blinded me for a second and when I got my vision back, I seen three bulky looking creatures coming toward us.” Parker said the creatures were “probably 4, 4 1/2, 5 foot tall…built like football players. But I noticed they kind of moved mechanical wise

Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule
State of the Union address

43 replie(s)
politico.com, by Heather Caygle    Original Article
Posted By: Nephilim- 1/16/2019 9:45:56 AM     Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down. "Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th," Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump.

What Happens if Ruth Bader
Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work?

42 replie(s)
Politico, by Daniel Hemel    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/16/2019 4:33:52 PM     Post Reply
In the past two months, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs and had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung. She was absent from oral argument last week and will miss this week’s arguments as well. Doctors say they expect her to be back on the bench in February, and until then she will review transcripts from her home and participate in the court’s decision-making remotely. But her return to work has not quieted critics who say that Ginsburg should have retired long ago and that her health issues are the latest evidence that justices should not be

Video: Stranded Bus with Pelosi and
Democrat Lawmakers Drives Circles
Around US Capitol

39 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 7:56:27 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime. According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House. (Photo) The Bus Is

Must See: Democrat Lawmakers Suffer Meltdown
After President Trump Grounds Pelosi’s Flight
to Belgium (Video)

39 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 9:06:54 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime. According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House. (Photo) Pelosi’s bus was

Pelosi Slams DHS Claim Of Being
Prepped For SOTU: ‘I Don’t Care
What They Said’

36 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 5:52:18 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown. Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens. (Photo) In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi claimed the lack of funds to Homeland Security posed a risk to the White House and the Congress during the event, but the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement refuting that. She shared that statement in a

Breaking: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone
SOTU until gov’t reopens; Update: Dems
planned move for “months”?

34 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/16/2019 11:14:07 AM     Post Reply
It’s tough to tell. Does this make the shutdown a bug … or a feature? Nancy Pelosi has asked Donald Trump to put off his State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress until after the funding issues have been resolved: (Copy of Letter/Tweet) And with that, the new Speaker of the House just made the best case possible for a perpetual shutdown. Kidding! What I meant to say was that Nancy Pelosi has finally sounded a note of wisdom, at least in her reminder that presidents used to just deliver a report in writing to Congress.

Barack Obama wishes Michelle a happy
birthday: ´You’re one of a kind´

33 replie(s)
The Hill, by Avery Anapol    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 2:43:47 PM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama wished his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, a happy birthday on Thursday. Posting a throwback photo of the two as a young couple, the former president wrote on Instagram: “I knew it way back then and I’m absolutely convinced of it today — you’re one of a kind.” (Photo) Michelle Obama, who turned 55 on Thursday, also received online birthday wishes from former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, who called her “an extraordinary role model for us all.” (Tweet)

ESPN Host Suggests Trump Was Racist
for Serving Clemson Players Fast Food

32 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by David Rutz    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/17/2019 11:09:39 AM     Post Reply
An ESPN host suggested Wednesday it was racist for President Donald Trump to serve fast food to the Clemson football team at the White House, saying such food being given to players of a "predominately black sport" gave her pause. (Snip)While the players appeared to enjoy the food, some political and sports observers took Trump to task for what they considered a low-class gesture. On the daily ESPN debate show "First Take," panelists Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discussed the matter, with Smith saying it was a "classless" and "disgraceful" move by Trump.

Domino´s Pizza legally required to make app
and website accessible for blind people

30 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Jessica Schladebeck    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/16/2019 4:27:48 PM     Post Reply
Domnio’s Pizza has been legally required to makes its app and website fully accessible to the visually impaired following a years-long legal battle with a blind customer who was left unable to order a pie with personalized toppings through his iPhone. Guillermo Robles in a lawsuit filed back in September 2016 first accused the popular pizza chain of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act “for its failure to design, construct, maintain, and operate its website to be fully accessible and independently usable” for those who are blind. The Americans with Disabilities Act, made law in 1990, says it is unlawful

   

Post Reply   Close thread 961329





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Advertisement-Free Options | Register
Rules & FAQs | Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2018 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ