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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:12 AM

Vanity Fair: AOC'S NEXT FOUR YEARS

You can see why Republicans and conservatives are so threatened by someone like AOC or any of the other women of color in Congress. Also, this just goes to show that Trump is not alone in his racism and misogyny.



https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/becoming-aoc-cover-story-2020#intcid=_vanity-fair-right-rail_21fd9bc6-50a4-4b65-9d05-11a40bc5393f_popular4-1

Her Republican colleagues had, up until then, been civil. But one day in late July, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol while Representative Ted Yoho lost his shit. The Florida Republican, incensed by the New York congresswoman’s recent comments linking crime and poverty, jabbed his finger in her face, calling her “crazy” and “disgusting.” She froze. The situation felt dangerous, with Yoho towering over Ocasio-Cortez, who calls herself “five-five on a good day.” Congressman Roger Williams, a Texas Republican, bumbled next to him like a wind puppet at a used-car dealership. She told Yoho he was being rude and went into the Capitol to vote. As Yoho descended the steps, he called her a “fucking bitch.” A reporter nearby witnessed the exchange, and soon the whole world had heard the epithet.

This part hasn’t been reported: The next day Ocasio-Cortez approached Yoho and told him, “You do that to me again, I won’t be so nice next time.” She felt his actions had violated a boundary, stepping “into the zone of harassment, discrimination.” His mocking response, straight out of Veep: “Oh, boo-hoo.” Publicly, Yoho doubled down, issuing a non-apology on the House floor, citing his wife and daughters as character witnesses.

Ocasio-Cortez flashed back to one of her first jobs out of school, when a male colleague whom she’d edged out for a promotion called her a bitch in front of the staff. She had been too stunned to reply, and no one came to her defense. She wouldn’t let it happen again.

Forty-eight hours later, Ocasio-Cortez delivered one of the most eloquent dunks in political history, a “thank u, next” for the C-SPAN set, taking on not just Yoho but the patriarchy itself. She took care to enter “fucking bitch” into the Congressional Record. “I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women,” she told the House. “It happens every day in this country.” And the line that spawned headlines, T-shirts, hashtags, and memes: “I am someone’s daughter too.”

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:19 AM

1. Well, she only gets 2 years at a time, but...

I imagine she's gonna be around for a while, harassing angry old white Repubs.



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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:25 AM

2. Hope she sees a lot of these old white guys retired

Or buried. I am not going to test karma per Limbaugh but maybe Karma is already playing ball with him.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:38 PM

3. Of course, All Conservatives Can Focus On Is Her Appearance and What She Is Wearing

Can you imagine making the focus of an article regarding a male politician being them wearing an expensive tie or shoes?

"Never mind your speech, are those bespoke shoes?"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:49 PM

4. Oh, how I love AOC.

Soon she'll be 35 and can run for President.

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