User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 47

Thread: Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee

  1. #21
    Points: 140,372, Level: 90
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 2,678
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdrive50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassYour first GroupVeteran
    Green Arrow's Avatar Overlord
    Karma
    619378
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Posts
    46,127
    Points
    140,372
    Level
    90
    Thanks Given
    52,997
    Thanked 24,127x in 15,790 Posts
    Mentioned
    1655 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    2020 is a good year for some more primaries.
    "A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American social activist and First Lady of the United States

  2. #22
    Points: 57,587, Level: 58
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 763
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger First ClassSocial50000 Experience Points1 year registered
    stjames1_53's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    39719
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    20,931
    Points
    57,587
    Level
    58
    Thanks Given
    36,646
    Thanked 10,737x in 7,802 Posts
    Mentioned
    78 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalkin View Post
    Cortez Is still running around the Capital looking for Phil Abusters office. She says she wants to be on the appropriations committee because she understands when something is appropriate. She says we shouldn’t just teach Civics in schools, we should teach about all automobiles. When they delivered a new TV to her office and read on the box built-in antenna she asked the delivery person if antenna was a city in China. She just completed a jigsaw puzzle that said 5-7 years, she was so proud to get it done in 2 weeks. When asked of her choice for speaker of the house she said Bose.
    https://news.yahoo.com/americas-youn...062851719.html
    I gotta admit, that was funny
    For waltky: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
    "The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."
    - Thucydides

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" B. Franklin
    Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum

  3. #23
    Points: 57,587, Level: 58
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 763
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger First ClassSocial50000 Experience Points1 year registered
    stjames1_53's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    39719
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    20,931
    Points
    57,587
    Level
    58
    Thanks Given
    36,646
    Thanked 10,737x in 7,802 Posts
    Mentioned
    78 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Ms. Occasional Cortex has all of the intellect of the base liberal arts college radical. Ms. Hijab?... run of the mill Palestinian.
    One must wonder if she's an American or a Palestinian............. she's never made the claim that she's an American, only that she is Palestinian
    For waltky: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
    "The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."
    - Thucydides

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" B. Franklin
    Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum

  4. #24
    Points: 180,718, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    261520
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    79,676
    Points
    180,718
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    9,117
    Thanked 30,487x in 22,804 Posts
    Mentioned
    404 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    That's a narrow view. I'm speaking more broadly. Both the freedom caucus and tea party proved to create challenges for republican leadership on agenda items they were trying to push through.

    Now you're tap dancing.


    The people who were so called tea party types were welcomed into the party and they were given committee assignments and they were given a voice. They were not shut out. They brought a more conservative point of view into the discussion.

    Besides, there never was a Tea Party. The tea party was a grass roots, spontaneous reaction to Obama tax initiatives. The freedom caucus is rooted in that movement.

    I'm taking the broad view here. I don't know what you are doing, but you aren't speaking more broadly.

  5. #25
    Points: 180,718, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    261520
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    79,676
    Points
    180,718
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    9,117
    Thanked 30,487x in 22,804 Posts
    Mentioned
    404 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    The freedom caucus perhaps, the Tea Parties, no, they were grassroots.
    People like her can't unspderstand that concept.

  6. #26
    Points: 180,718, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    261520
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    79,676
    Points
    180,718
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    9,117
    Thanked 30,487x in 22,804 Posts
    Mentioned
    404 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Deomocrats are going to need to keep the peace by giving these two idiots some committee assignment, but it will something where their influence can be trivialized.

  7. #27
    Points: 2,837, Level: 12
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 213
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered1000 Experience Points
    zachroidott's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    356
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    1,299
    Points
    2,837
    Level
    12
    Thanks Given
    28
    Thanked 346x in 271 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It's not at all similar.
    Yeah, it kinda is. Except the Dems won't get anything for lodging the knife in the back.

  8. #28
    Points: 103,264, Level: 78
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,986
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsTagger Second ClassVeteran
    Safety's Avatar Nationalist
    Karma
    2613713
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    GA/FL
    Posts
    44,695
    Points
    103,264
    Level
    78
    Thanks Given
    21,357
    Thanked 20,196x in 13,706 Posts
    Mentioned
    1052 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    The dems are now getting scared, they denied both the Socialist [ocasio] and the MotherF****r [Talib] from committee positions

    Mild Democrat Liberals and Moderates you have sliced your own throats, you cant stop this train you boarded


    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.

    Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.


    Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman reps – with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for a slate of fresh-faced candidates to earn posh assignments.


    Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a play for Appropriations, but she too was passed over.


    https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/ocasio...use-committee/
    Seems like it shows why she didn't get selected.
    “Conscientiously believing that the proper condition of the negro is slavery, or a complete subjection to the white man, and entertaining the belief that the day is not distant when the old Union will be restored with slavery nationally declared to be the proper condition of all of African descent, and in view of the future harmony and progress of all the States of America, I have been induced to issue this address, so that there may be no misunderstanding in the future”

    - J. Davis

  9. #29
    Points: 180,718, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    261520
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    79,676
    Points
    180,718
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    9,117
    Thanked 30,487x in 22,804 Posts
    Mentioned
    404 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    2020 is a good year for some more primaries.
    I think it will be a better year for entertaining debates.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Tahuyaman For This Useful Post:

    Green Arrow (01-11-2019)

  11. #30
    Points: 180,718, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    261520
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    79,676
    Points
    180,718
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    9,117
    Thanked 30,487x in 22,804 Posts
    Mentioned
    404 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've seen lists which have 25 or 30 Democrats who are considered viable candidates in 2020. Obvuiously some of them are just cannon fodder and have no chance at all for various reasons. When you take a serious look at the Democrats, they actually have a very shallow bench. Not many reasonable or credible candidates to choose from. A lot of them are comeplete kooks or one issue candidates. It's almost like looking at a collection of some of the whacky third party choices out there

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO