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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:02 AM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits out at 'disgusting' media publishing fake nude image

Source: Guardian


Congresswoman says attacks were ‘just a matter of time’, adding that women in leadership face more scrutiny

Ed Pilkington in New York
@edpilkington
Wed 9 Jan 2019 22.53 EST

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rapidly rising star of the Democratic party, has lashed out at conservative media for its treatment of women in leadership positions after the Daily Caller published a fake photo of the politician nude in a bath-tub.

The rightwing website published the image showing a woman’s bare feet in the bath, under the headline: “Here’s the photo some people described as a nude selfie of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”. In fact, the photograph had been circulating on the internet already for a month and has been shown to have been falsely ascribed to the politician by a user on a Reddit forum.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter on Thursday night that the use of a discredited image by a prominent conservative outlet showed that “women in leadership face more scrutiny. Period.”

She said the actions of the Daily Caller were “just a matter of time” given that Republicans had been “frothing at the mouth all week” – a phrase that she did not explain. She also criticized the Daily Mail which she accused of sending a reporter “to my boyfriend’s relative’s homes” offering them cash for “stories”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/10/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-hits-out-at-disgusting-media-publishing-fake-nude-image

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Reply Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits out at 'disgusting' media publishing fake nude image (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 10 OP
pnwmom Jan 10 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 10 #2
Power 2 the People Jan 10 #49
watoos Jan 10 #3
certainot Jan 10 #35
KPN Jan 10 #36
certainot Jan 10 #64
littlemissmartypants Jan 10 #40
certainot Jan 10 #63
duforsure Jan 10 #4
mart48 Jan 10 #5
still_one Jan 10 #8
JI7 Jan 10 #21
oldsoftie Jan 10 #11
Jedi Guy Jan 10 #45
oldsoftie Jan 10 #60
Jedi Guy Jan 10 #62
oldsoftie Jan 10 #6
ehrnst Jan 10 #19
oldsoftie Jan 10 #37
still_one Jan 10 #7
exboyfil Jan 10 #28
still_one Jan 10 #38
IronLionZion Jan 10 #9
onethatcares Jan 10 #12
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 10 #14
Judi Lynn Jan 10 #15
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 10 #16
hueymahl Jan 10 #56
yardwork Jan 10 #10
Cary Jan 10 #13
infinite_wisdom Jan 10 #17
Cary Jan 10 #29
crazycatlady Jan 10 #47
KG Jan 10 #18
Cary Jan 10 #30
LanternWaste Jan 10 #58
Cary Jan 10 #61
watoos Jan 10 #22
lilactime Jan 10 #24
Cary Jan 10 #31
Paladin Jan 10 #43
Cary Jan 10 #48
ChubbyStar Jan 10 #51
George II Jan 10 #44
bullwinkle428 Jan 10 #26
Cary Jan 10 #32
bullwinkle428 Jan 10 #42
Cary Jan 10 #50
ChubbyStar Jan 10 #52
LanternWaste Jan 10 #59
Cary Jan 11 #65
democratisphere Jan 10 #27
hueymahl Jan 10 #55
Kali Jan 10 #57
Perseus Jan 10 #20
littlemissmartypants Jan 10 #41
Achilleaze Jan 10 #23
Tarc Jan 10 #25
dlk Jan 10 #33
pangaia Jan 10 #34
Yavin4 Jan 10 #39
Grins Jan 10 #46
demmiblue Jan 10 #53
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:08 AM

1. This is infuriating. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:09 AM

2. AOC will not be intimidated... how refreshing!! She's the one who should be doing the mentoring...

not the other way around!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

49. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:37 AM

3. They are after her,

because she is one of the few who can change the right wing narrative. That's why they fear her.

Maybe she should sue? That's the bow tie boy, Tucker Carlson, isn't it? Aren't his sponsors dropping him? Maybe more should.

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Response to watoos (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:09 AM

35. limbaugh attacks her regularly on 600 stations, making 88 universities good places to protest

because they support 260 of those stations by broadcasting sports on them.

and he attacks warren and kamala harris and pelosi and any other dem who sticks their neck out. that's been going of for 30 years and it's worked on a lot good people.

he's the guy who VP pence blowed on radio yesterday and if any of those universities was pushed to merely discuss the stupidity of supporting those stations others would follow and advertisers would head for the hills.

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Response to certainot (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:27 AM

36. Question: public universities?

Oops — never mind. Clicked on the link. They are — question answered.

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Response to KPN (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:57 PM

64. yep all or most are. many of those stations actually weigh in on chancellor selections and

regent elections - that then vote to privatize the university!

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Response to certainot (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:45 AM

40. Have you considered or have you already done a

Letter writing response to these universities? If not it would be interesting to see the responses you may (or may not) get. I know this is something that you are passionate about, having seen your previous posts about it. It would be interesting to read any replies to the letters.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:54 PM

63. it's got to be protests. all letters and calls get forwarded to the athletic admin, which is

absurd. try it.

meanwhile student groups are getting spit on by their own administrations as the admins crap on their own mission statements

these radio stations are the only thing keeping these assholes in the white house

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:43 AM

4. This only shows how

Scared they are of her, or none of this would be happening now. She's a smart , and very articulate young lady that has really good new idea's , especially raising taxes on the wealthy. They're scared that idea will be very popular and may happen, and should. I like her a lot for her new idea's , and standing up against others attacking her, and don't need another person not willing to stand up to attacks by them. Hope she gets more support , she's got mine. We need more women, more minorities in OUR Congress and our government.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:54 AM

5. She might have added that even if true, it would be no worse than the current first lady.

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Response to mart48 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:00 AM

8. NO. That would be a distraction from the issue that a publication knowingly printed false

information to damage the reputation of the Congress Person, with what I believe is malice intent

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:55 AM

21. yup, they knowingly reported false shit

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Response to mart48 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:05 AM

11. Ha!!!

All I see is feet anyway. Whats the scandal?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:38 AM

45. The reflection in the faucet.

Apparently if you look real close and squint your eyes just right, the woman's breasts are visible in the reflection.

Even if it were a genuine picture of AOC (or part of her, I guess), so what? She's an adult who can take such pictures as much as she likes. I'd reserve my scrutiny for the person or persons who got hold of it and passed it on without her consent, if it were genuine.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #45)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:19 PM

60. As of now, Daily Caller has deleted the page.

Still on Reddit, but as a debunked photo. I had to go back to see what you were talking about. I sure miss out on a lot if folks can see this kind of stuff normally!! I had to really spread out the image to see it.

And youre right, its not obscene.

But this is the beginning. As the next generation starts running for office, their WHOLE LIVES have been online, unlike folks over
30-40. Just think of what we're going to see in 2030 from old FB posts or Instagram. From when the candidate was 19, now 40s and running for Senate.
If you're planning a political career, better be clean from age 12 now.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #60)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 05:08 PM

62. Oh yeah, it'll be absolute mayhem when that demographic runs for office.

They'll find out just what people mean when they say that the Internet is forever. I avoid social media like the plague because I don't want my life to be accessible to every random schmo on the Internet. And also because I don't delude myself into thinking that my life is particularly interesting to anyone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:55 AM

6. On a related note, "deep fakes" are going to be an issue in the political future.

A "deep fake" is a video with YOUR face on it that looks real. I imagine that an expert can tell, like with photoshop, but once its out there, a TON of people will believe it TRUE.
Its being done right now with movie stars on porn star's bodies doing what porn stars do. But just imagine a candidates face on the face of someone snorting coke in a "hidden video" or some such thing as that. It could be anything.
People need to be ready for this, because the radicals are not above using it.
Google it and you'll see what I mean.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:51 AM

19. Yep - It's going to become very pervasive.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:34 AM

37. Perfect example. Thank you

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:58 AM

7. I would strongly disagree with the characterization that the "Daily Caller" is a prominent

conservative outlet.

It is a racist, sexist rag founded by Tucker Carlson.

Whille politicans generallly do not sue for defamation because they need to show that the false information was made with 'actual malice', I think in this case it CAN be shown that the publication used knowingly false information with malice intent.

I don't know if she would sue or not for defamation, but I think she has a case


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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:40 AM

28. She should remind everyone of that connection

At a minimum she could force Carlson's hand to denounce The Daily Caller.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:09 AM

38. That so-called "publication" really needs to exposed publically for the liars they are

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:01 AM

9. Conservative media is afraid of a young freshman congresswoman

These people are mentally ill

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:06 AM

12. This!

from swiftboating John Kerry to the shit they pull everyday.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:21 AM

14. Deans 'Yeaaaaghhh!"

An excited yelp that they used to end him. juxtaposed over the russian illegit? Literally nothing. Was then, is now.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:29 AM

15. One of the most underhanded, mean-spirited, stupid things they've ever done.

Showed them all to be pure idiots.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:31 AM

16. smgdh

That we let it happen. A yell....was too informal and disgraceful from a gop stand-point, to allow our man to serve. Wow.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:22 PM

56. Apparently there is a faction on this site that is afraid of her too.

But I would not call them mentally ill.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:04 AM

10. This is disgusting and infuriating.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:19 AM

13. She should get some achievements under her belt

Nothing untoward meant by the use of that phrase. I hope she has some solid advisors because now is the time for her to be choosing her battles wisely.

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:33 AM

17. So she shouldn't defend herself against this B.S.

....because she doesn't have the proper amount of achievements under her belt?

RW media has been out of control for a very long time. The lefts passive approach to the situation has been a major problem. Like it doesn't matter that 98% of political talk radio is conservative, or that Fox News can lie with impunity with virtually no push back.

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Response to infinite_wisdom (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:50 AM

29. Thanks for putting words in my mouth

Good grief.

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Response to infinite_wisdom (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:07 PM

47. Achievements are needed to denounce fake nude photos?

Last time I checked, everyone was entitled to their dignity.

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:42 AM

18. I lulz'd

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Response to KG (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:52 AM

30. As we know.it's all about you

<rolling eyeballs>

Hilarious that I should suggest that she needs experience.

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Response to Cary (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:36 PM

58. Not hilarious. Merely irrelevant to the OP

Regardless of the additional irrelevancy of who you want this to be about.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #58)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:51 PM

61. Oh good, the it's irrelevant ploy

If you have a problem, then you have a problem.

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:57 AM

22. She has one very important trait that very few Democrats have,

It is an extremely important trait and it is why Republicans fear her so much. She is one of the very few who can change the corporate controlled right wing narratives. Al Franken had that ability that's why they got rid of him. Speaker Pelosi has that ability, she can call a press conference and they will come.

Why does she have to choose her battles wisely? Can't she be herself and fight for what she believes in?

She is trying to change the right wing narrative on climate change, should she back off that? She is bringing up the real problem with our economy, income inequality. Should she back off of that? Why does she need some advisors? What about the rest of the freshman class, does the same go for them?

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Response to watoos (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:02 AM

24. +1

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Response to watoos (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:54 AM

31. Doesn't matter to me

If she doesn't want to be strategic then there will soon be another flavor of the day.

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Response to Cary (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

43. "another flavor of the day"

You're revealing a lot more about yourself than you intended to.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

48. Tell me what I am "revealing"

And while you're at it tell me what I am intending, what you're going to do about it, and who appointed you to be whatever it is that you claim to be.

I'm waiting.

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Response to Cary (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:28 PM

51. Gee you sound angry and demanding

Too much coffee today?

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Response to watoos (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:31 AM

44. Do you have an example of changing "corporate controlled right wing narratives"?

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:36 AM

26. Are you fucking kidding me? What does that have to do with trying to defend

herself against a disgusting smear campaign?

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:58 AM

32. I must have missed the smear part

I just don't get the feeling that a picture of someone's toes in a bathtub is going to hurt her.

You can choose to battle with me about it if you wish. Go for it and see where it gets you.

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Response to Cary (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:13 AM

42. 1. I refuse to go to that site and give those rat bastards any clicks, so

I didn't view the photo in question, but I have no doubts about what they're clearly trying to accomplish.

2. If you want to make an OP that details her lack of "achievements under her belt", you're more than welcome to do so. I'm sure it will get loads of traction. Have a wonderful day!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:17 PM

50. Dude, you're the one picking the fight

Do it here and now if you have a case, or if you have decency you can apologize.

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Response to Cary (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

52. You just accused a poster of wanting to "battle" with you but he's picking a fight?

Poster posted his opinion, his case was stated. You don't like it...so be it. Asking for an apology and equating that with decency...really?

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Response to Cary (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:39 PM

59. Why not simply explain...

why your allegation she needs to pick and choose battles is relevant to her response to an inaccurate nude picture?

I get it if you choose not to... it can be difficult to support our own words with rational arguments sometimes.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #59)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:13 PM

65. What would like me to tell you?

My honest opinion isn't good enough for you so tell me what you would rather hear.

<rolling eyeballs>

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:38 AM

27. The RW is looking for a replacement target for HRC.

AO-C is their designate.

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:20 PM

55. I wondered how long it would take for those who are so very "concerned" to show up

Might as well spout the other talking points about AOC: She needs to take it slow, respect her elders and "learn the job." But only because you are concerned about her success.

Congrats, you made good time.

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Response to Cary (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:02 PM

57. she got elected

there's one fairly important achievement.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:54 AM

20. Can she sue them?

That is defamation, they knew it was a fake photo.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:02 AM

41. Maybe

Maybe not. She could also get into a pooh* flinging match with them and the RWNJ's would love nothing more than her to be diverted from the job she's been assigned by her constitutes, and focus her valuable energy on crap entanglement.



* Not Pooh, just to clarify.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:58 AM

23. "republican family 'conservative' values" suck cesspool scum

repubes are the lowest

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:27 AM

25. AOC is too kind. The Daily Caller is a step above Stormfront, not "a prominent conservative outlet"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:03 AM

33. Misogyny Runs Deep--Brava to AOC for Calling it Out!

It will take continual confrontation to begin to root out this omnipresent disease.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:06 AM

34. I wish newsers would not use phrases like "the rapidly rising star" ...... of the Democratic party.

for AOC or anyone, in any field...

There is a destructive psychology attached to it.. difficult to explain but..
It is always there in some way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:23 AM

39. Hey, didn't Melania pose nude?

Or am I wrong?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:49 AM

46. Says plenty about "The Daily Choler", too.

Says plenty about “The Daily Choler”, too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:38 PM

53. AOC: Let's learn about this, shall we?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:39 PM

54. The over the top right wing attacks only boost her credibility

and give her a ton of free publicity.

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