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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:46 AM

Ocasio-Cortez Brings Her Star Power To Hawaii To Boost Kaniela Ing

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought a bit of her Bronx flair — and some political star power — to Honolulu as part of a rally Thursday for state Rep. Kaniela Ing, who’s running in a crowded primary field for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.

A few hundred people filled the auditorium of the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind near Diamond Head for the event.

The larger-than-expected crowd spilled onto the playground, where Ocasio-Cortez surprised those gathered outside with a preview of the speech she gave inside.

“No matter what happens we are fighting for what’s right and this fight is eternal,” Ocasio-Cortez boomed as Ing stood next to her, reveling in the raucous applause.

Read more: https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/08/ocasio-cortez-brings-her-star-power-to-hawaii-to-boost-kaniela-ing/

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Reply Ocasio-Cortez Brings Her Star Power To Hawaii To Boost Kaniela Ing (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 10 OP
George II Aug 10 #1
lapucelle Aug 10 #3
murielm99 Aug 10 #7
lapucelle Aug 10 #2
heaven05 Aug 10 #4
Me. Aug 10 #5
msongs Aug 10 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:26 AM

1. Doesn't she have a campaign to run in the 14th district of New York? Hawaii? Who paid for this?

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:30 AM

3. It's ironic that a sitting member of the state legislature

is blaming "those who control our state". That would be ... him.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:15 PM

7. I am sure there are Democrats in her own state

who could benefit from her "star power." Not all of them are shoo-ins.

I wonder the same thing: Who does pay for this?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:28 AM

2. Alrighty, then....

I'm not sure what to make of this given Ing's FEC violations and after the results of this week's primaries. I'm also troubled by what seems to be a the "blame the Democrats" message.

“It’s easy to blame Republicans, to blame Trump for our problems, but we have to look in the mirror,” the House candidate says in the ad, as the camera tilts up to capture a crane building a skyscraper in Honolulu. “Who controls our state? Who’s controlling our party?”

Ing, 29, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who has represented a part of Maui in the state’s House of Representatives since 2012, is running on a growing list of ambitious priorities gaining traction on the left wing of the party. This includes the abolition of ICE, a job guarantee, tuition-free public college, Medicare for all and a green New Deal.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kaniela-ing-video-ad-hawaii-democrats-donald-trump_us_5b58cc86e4b0fd5c73cb3b80

https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/06/rep-kaniela-ing-fined-15000-for-campaign-spending-violations/

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38696949/embattled-congressional-candidate-fires-accountant-after-more-campaign-reporting-errors

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:56 AM

4. Hawaii???

geez!!!!!! "What's right" yeah, how democratic-socialists position themselves within the big tent of the Democratic Party is what is troubling to me. A minor faction, with minor leaders and 'rising stars'. I am a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party and don't need any other card to describe my loyalties to ONLY the Democratic Party. Socialism helps some, in some cases, but it must be understood to be what it is, a minor ideology on the left-leaning scale of the BIG TENT Democratic Party. Which has been fighting their so-called new battles since I became a Democrat with my first election many, many years ago. Never saw a reason for any other brand, especially a socialist brand. Young people must help the Party in Toto, not just minor factions within our Party. That is what I counsel young people to do and Tuesday here proved this advice from many Party loyalists is being heard and understood by many in our Party.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:33 AM

5. Of Course She Is

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:01 PM

6. ethics issues and a serious scowl. what's not to like for the "democratic" socialists?

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