Tagged: AOC

… like a girl

USWNT win the World Cup.

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It was brilliant to schedule the Gold Cup Final on the same day as the World Cup in France. It illustrates the gap between the American men and women. If anything, it shows the American men should be paid less than the American women.

Neoliberalism and the establishment media hold back the US men’s team.

Cory Booker is more sorry that he’s polling at 1%-3%

Booker just realized he can no longer ride Harris’ coattails on the busing issue. He’s likely more disturbed by the fact that his poll numbers remain as low as they were before he chimed in.

I love Bern’s email blasts, full of desperate pleading and seething with resentment. I think he and his team know his revolution is quixotic, and that his nomination hopes lack any basis in political reality.

Tsipras was schooled by Merkel and played by Varoufakis. Now he’s out of power.

Pelosi has been chewing up and spitting out political newbies like AOC for years.

AOC is a Perónista. Go figure.

The only thing missing from Trump’s militaristic Fourth of July was Leni Riefenstahl.

Ring-a-ring o’ roses

Jerry Falwell Jr is a convenience store Christian.

The Boston Tea Party would be labeled fascist by today’s right and neoliberal/cultural appropriationist by today’s left.

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Re Harris and Biden:

Busing (federally mandated or not) isn’t one that will flip the Senate or win Ohio, PA, and Wisconsin for Democrats. I can’t think of anyone who even talks about busing anymore. It is juicy journalistic clickbait though.

Integration (which is the point of busing) was deemed illegitimate during the rise of multiculturalism and the emphasis on difference in the 1980s/90s. It seems to be an odd issue to revive just for the sake of sticking it to Biden.

Busing has no political relevance today unless one of the Dems is pushing it (and I believe none of them are).

The problem for Harris is that Booker is riding her coattails on this issue and won’t let it die (even if Harris moves on from it).

However, Booker isn’t getting a bounce in poll numbers from his kerfuffle with Biden (his campaign barely has a pulse). Probably needs to shift tactics and targets.

Since Biden’s “bipartisanship” led to this dispute, one should note that it is a dead virtue because (1) right-wingers are no longer in the Democratic Party (see Robert Byrd, segregationist) and (2) it was easier to be bipartisan in the era of earmarks (which the GOP controlled Senate has banned under the influence of the House “Freedom Caucus”).

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Jacobin Magazine says AOC is August Bebel 2.0.

Electoral college math suggests the election will be won or lost in Wisconsin, Michigan, PA, and Ohio, not Queens, NY.

Most NY Times pundits don’t do research and rely on projection and innuendo. One sees it in Stephens, Brooks, Bouie, and Dowd (to name a few).

All about U

Bern is all about symbolic violence against Democrats. Then he cries about Democrats being against him.

Sanders sees his chance to win the nomination slipping, so he’s going scorched earth again on the Democratic Party.

Bern believes the torch has been passed to him by Dr King. He’s desperate to be nominated.

Bern will argue that Warren is just another neoliberal centrist that his revolution is meant to smash.

When HRC launched her campaign in 2015 quoting FDR, she was labeled a neoliberal by Bernistans. So it is ironic that he’s claiming the New Deal for socialism.

Political liberalism is the core of democratic socialism: rule of law, equality, rights, etc. Dem Soc varies from political liberalism in that it brings liberal values to bear on labor conditions and relations. There’s no socialism without liberalism.

AOC and Cheney continue to double down on stupid (just like Trump).

I always wonder how McConnell shaves his dewlap.

So many people bring naive realist expectations to a fictional TV drama (HBO’s Chernobyl). Literary theory needs to be taught in high schools.

The white Ford Bronco chase was the best live television in history. Everyone was on pins and needles, waiting to see if OJ would blow his brains out in front of a mass audience.

Many male pundits believe they are smarter and better at politics than Pelosi.

Corners of your mind

Trump says he’s transparent.

If transparent means openly corrupt, then yes.

If transparent means clearly insane, then yes.

10,000 bleats and tweets from AOC won’t do to Trump what Pelosi did today.

Pelosi also treated Kellyanne Conway as The Help.

Ben Carson doesn’t know REO Speedwagon.

Eminem was one of the first to turn on Moby, long before the professional outragetariat found him to be a monster today.

People question Bernie Sanders’ hair, but hair is always tousled because he just arrived from marching with Dr King.

Socialism: a nineteenth-century ideology premised, like capitalism, on a fossil fuel based economy.

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Conservative America was always rancid.

It will be a miracle if Trump doesn’t meet Ethel Rosenberg’s fate.

Don Jr. is the Sonny Corleone of the Trump Crime Family.

Julian Assange’s Russian peeps are coming for Chelsea Manning.

As Assange’s patsy, Manning had no choice but to cooperate. While the celebrity hacktivist/GRU agent dined on gourmet empanadas in a posh Knightsbridge townhouse, Manning was locked up in a military prison, subsisting on a diet of baked beans and Wonder Bread.

I knew the MyPillow guy was a whack job.

AOC was certainly better prepared, more focused, and more composed than Tlaib.

Artists have no responsibility to do anything but make art. This autonomy is precious and should not be sacrificed for philistine purposes.