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Fri May 21, 2021, 12:57 PM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says colleagues too scared to talk about attempted coup

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls the Capitol riot an 'all-out attempted coup' and hints her House colleagues are too scared to talk about it

'It has deeply, deeply affected lawmaking, policy making and it's very quiet, it's not spoken about,' she told journalist Maria Hinojosa in an interview airing Friday on the weekly public radio show 'Latino USA' and shared in advance with NBC News.

She pointed to how Vice President Mike Pence was rushed out of the Senate chamber will about a minute to spare as the insurrectionists came looking for him.

The crowd, made of mostly of Donald Trump supporters, were disrupting Congress' certification of Joe Biden's electoral college win. Pence was overseeing the process in his ceremonial role as vice president and had no authority to stop it despite pressure from Trump to do so.

'Pence was the one person, arguably, that had one of the most important roles in making sure that procedurally the Electoral College counts went on as proceeded. Sixty seconds could have meant potentially the difference between what we have right now and a martial state,' Ocasio-Cortez said. 'This was an all-out attempted coup.'

'If 60 seconds went differently, if a different door was opened, if a chair wasn't barricaded in a certain way, we could have a completely different reality right now,' she said. 'We don't want to acknowledge that that's how close we got, but that is how close we got.'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9605265/Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez-calls-Capitol-riot-attempted-coup.html

ON EDIT: Thanks to Blogslut for providing better links:

...for them that don't want to give clicks to the Daily Fail

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/all-out-attempted-coup-aoc-says-capitol-attack-has-deeply-n1268031

https://www.latinousa.org/2021/05/21/masksoffaoc/

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Reply Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says colleagues too scared to talk about attempted coup (Original post)
Generic Other May 21 OP
malaise May 21 #1
malaise May 21 #2
Champp May 21 #3
uponit7771 May 21 #4
2naSalit May 21 #5
electric_blue68 May 21 #6
calimary May 21 #24
maxsolomon May 21 #7
SoonerPride May 21 #8
maxsolomon May 21 #9
niyad May 22 #32
Mr.Bill May 21 #10
Carlitos Brigante May 21 #11
Generic Other May 21 #15
FakeNoose May 21 #23
bucolic_frolic May 21 #12
NBachers May 21 #13
bullwinkle428 May 21 #14
Generic Other May 21 #17
blogslug May 21 #16
Pinback May 21 #19
calimary May 21 #25
Generic Other May 22 #29
George II May 21 #18
ChrisF1961 May 21 #21
George II May 21 #22
ChrisF1961 May 21 #27
Pepsidog May 21 #20
FakeNoose May 21 #26
robbedvoter May 21 #28
llashram May 22 #30
spanone May 22 #31

Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 12:59 PM

1. That is what it was

Get thee to the greatest page RFN!

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 12:59 PM

2. That is what it was

Get thee to the greatest page RFN!

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 01:04 PM

3. It is what it is

treason against America

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 02:22 PM

4. If we don't talk about it they'll try it again

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 02:42 PM

5. Accountability is mandatory.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Fri May 21, 2021, 02:52 PM

6. Absolutely!

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #6)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:53 PM

24. And utterly!

We have to keep this alive. Especially since the guilty other side desperately wants it dead AND DEEPLY buried.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 02:58 PM

7. "The crowd, made of mostly of Donald Trump supporters..."

MOSTLY?

LOL, nice phrasing, Murdoch Tabloid trash.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:00 PM

8. You noticed that too?

That phrase jumped off the screen to me.

“Mostly.” 🤷🏻‍♂️

Sigh.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #8)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:02 PM

9. I saw that and looked at the link and was nonplussed.

Don't link to Murdoch trash!

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #8)

Sat May 22, 2021, 12:56 PM

32. As it did me. Grrrrrr.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:02 PM

10. Yeah, I saw that, too.

To be fair, though I'm sure a few of them were Hitler supporters.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:06 PM

11. To be "fair". There was an anarchist who walked by that day on thir way to

the post office. So, if you count that random person. The crowd was only 99.99988% MAGGOT CHUDS....


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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:14 PM

15. I think the British tabloids sometimes reveal more than our MSM dare to allow

I also don't normally like linking to them. But they did quote her which our timid press often will not.

I would love to compare better media coverage by CNN or MSNBC though. Got a link?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:53 PM

23. Well, at least one or 2 of the Capitol Police weren't MAGAts

... at least, not while they were on duty.

Thanks for the both-siderism Faux Noise!

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:06 PM

12. That is the absolute truth

It's beginning to sink in with the public too.

I've spent some time this spring comparing it to the October 1917 Revolution, and it is apparent from the only western journalist's account on the scene (John Reed, "Ten Days That Shook The World" that 1917 was an insurrection as often described back then, and it compares very closely to the tactics of January 2021. A non-military political coup is aimed at the institutions of government - the legislature usually - by a coherent band of political operatives directing thuggery with ideology and incitement. There are lies being told to the public, false initiatives to opposition parties, and proclamations of patriotism of the leaders and operative of the insurrection. All aimed at the existing political structure to disable it so that power can be seized by the coup leaders.

It's confusing of course because the Bolsheviks are written in history as a revolution from the left because that is the ideology of their leaders, but once it was over and they seized power, they ruled like dictators every bit as much as a fascist political force. In 2021 we have a coup from the right with essentially libertarian capitalists and oligarchs. But my read is both are characterized as insurrections.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:07 PM

13. "And they sacrificed an ox to the Maga God so they could please their mighty wrathful Golden Leader"

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:12 PM

14. It's quite possible that the actions of Officer Eugene Goodman gave Pence

that critical 60 seconds that allowed him along with his family to escape away from the murderous mob.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #14)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:17 PM

17. He was a hero and we all witnessed it in real time

Worth remembering there are still some decent LEOs.

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Response to blogslug (Reply #16)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:31 PM

19. Thank you.

No Murdoch for me, thanks.

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Response to Pinback (Reply #19)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:57 PM

25. Nor for me either.

Always harkens back to the post-Watergate era (and all those pathetic “confessionals”) for me: “Don’t Buy Books by Crooks!”

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Response to blogslug (Reply #16)

Sat May 22, 2021, 12:58 AM

29. Thanks will add these to my posts

Next time I will look for better sources first.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:29 PM

18. Why did she vote "present" yesterday on the bill beefing up security at the Capitol?

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Response to George II (Reply #18)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:48 PM

21. What does that have to do with the OP?

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Response to ChrisF1961 (Reply #21)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:51 PM

22. The OP is about security at the Capitol. Correct?

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Response to George II (Reply #22)

Fri May 21, 2021, 04:28 PM

27. No it's about Republicans not wanting to talk

about the insurrection.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:35 PM

20. So much for Capitan Pence going down with the ship.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 03:58 PM

26. She should acknowledge that Pence DID reconvene after Midnight

It took some real guts to bring everybody back there after what happened that day.
Pence knew he could have been assassinated that day, but he still came back and did his job.
They ALL did, and I give them credit for that.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 06:23 PM

28. But she is brave en to vote against the Capitol Security Bill

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 12:02 PM

30. true

nor sexism, racism(yet more these days), slavery, segregation, modern redlining, ageism, homophobia, fear of alternate lifestyles outside of KKKristianity. And the open dialog that opens all of these very dark, evil putrid wells of hate is not approached to allow light. All that is needed is a national dialog. RWers are going to be the polluters of those wells till the end of time. I just hope there are reasonable, rational RWers in numbers enough to make a real turnaround possible in the Party of trump. What used to be the Republican Party. America and Americans better get our shit together. Many crises still looming out in the big, bad world that threatens all breathing the same air.

I just hope we are strong enough. Wise enough to try to heal a nation broken since Jamestown 1619.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 12:18 PM

31. ...and sycophant pence is still kissing don's ass.

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