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Tue Jan 22, 2019, 05:10 AM

Stephen Colbert: Guest Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Stephen Eat Ben & Jerry's



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Stephen about her first few weeks in Congress over a couple pints of ice cream.




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Reply Stephen Colbert: Guest Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Stephen Eat Ben & Jerry's (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 OP
Fritz Walter Jan 2019 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #3
Fritz Walter Jan 2019 #6
True Dough Jan 2019 #4
True Dough Jan 2019 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #5
True Dough Jan 2019 #7
Power 2 the People Jan 2019 #11
DeminPennswoods Jan 2019 #8
Botany Jan 2019 #9
akraven Jan 2019 #10

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:04 AM

1. #WheresMitch

When Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez mentioned that hashtag during her interview, it rang a bell with me.
A 35-year-old bell.
It seems that tRump's bitch McConnell's first campaign for a Senate seat in 1984, ran this TV ad, attacking his opponent, incumbent Senator Walter "Dee" Huddleston:



From Talking Points Memo's January 18 article:

Democrats complain publicly — and some Republicans grumble privately — that the Senate is not fulfilling its role as a co-equal branch of government, a legislative check on the executive. They worry about ordinary Americans facing hardship waiting for a resolution to the standoff over Trump’s demand for money to build the border wall with Mexico.

But the Kentucky Republican, who is up for re-election in 2020 in a state where Trump tends to be more popular than he is, sees no other choice than to stand back and let the president who took the country into the shutdown decide how he wants to get out of it.

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Democrats wonder whatever happened to the mastermind of earlier legislative logjams. After all, the 30-year veteran of the Senate devised the way out of a debt ceiling crisis when tea party Republicans challenged then-President Obama; he brokered the deal with then-Vice President Joe Biden to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

“A few years ago, Leader McConnell remarked, ‘Remember me? I’m the guy that gets us out of shutdowns,'” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, unearthing an interview McConnell did some years ago. “Well, Leader McConnell, now’s the time…. allow a vote on legislation and reopen the government.”

(Emphasis added)

I'd say it's about time to get a new set of bloodhounds onto the trail of a missing Senator.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:09 AM

3. Wow! That is quite an awesome find! Great memory!

They definitely need to bring that back - both MSNBC and Colbert need to show it!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:25 AM

6. I have my moments...

Long-term memory is great, but short-term... not so much. (Now, where did I leave my phone?)

How do we get this clip onto the screens of writers for Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Joe Scarborough and -- most of all -- Stephen Colbert? I'm not on Twitter, but I'm hoping another DUer is and would share the clip accordingly.

Not to mention providing it to the Democratic contender for Kentucky's Senate seat next year.



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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:10 AM

4. Where's Mitch?

That would be a great DU screen name. I wonder if anyone has seized the opportunity?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:08 AM

2. I'm never disappointed when watching/listening to AOC

Thanks for posting those clips, Rhiannon!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:14 AM

5. You're more than welcome!

Stephen himself was quite excited to have her on - it was a last minute scheduling, think he announced it Friday. She was on once before, but he's wanted to have her back, especially now. She also often figures in his monologues, you can tell that with her attitude, she's his kind of guest!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:27 AM

7. The audience appreciated her as well

That was quite the lengthy ovation. She's becoming more of a "rock star" than most rock stars, and deservedly so. She can make a greater difference in many lives than entertainers.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 03:58 PM

11. +1000

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:36 AM

8. "It (shutdown) gives us more time to cause trouble"

LOL! Love her, she smart, doesn't talk down to people and knows her stuff. I'm glad Pelosi and the rest of her leadership team aren't trying very hard to rein her in. She's doing a terrific job getting Democratic points across.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 09:44 AM

9. I loves me some A.O.C.




#where'smitch

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:37 PM

10. She is so FUN; highly intelligent, scared of NOTHING, and fun!

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