17 thoughts on “Latinx Progressive kicks Stodgy Democrat Butt in New York City

  1. Means of Production says:

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Went DIY on Her Campaign Ad, and It’s a Runaway Hit (ADWEEK) https://www.adweek.com/creativity/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-went-diy-on-her-campaign-ad-and-its-a-runaway-hit/
    “How a Ragtag Group of Socialist Filmmakers Produced One of the Most Viral Campaign Ads of 2018” https://theintercept.com/2018/06/05/ocasio-cortez-new-york-14th-district-democratic-primary-campaign-video/
    Meanwhile: “Democratic voters got payback in the New York state primary on Thursday against some of the renegade Democrats who broke away from their party and allied themselves with Republicans in New York’s state senate. (Vox 9/13/18) https://www.vox.com/2018/9/13/17858140/new-york-idc-independent-democratic-conference-state-senate-republicans
    Six of the eight members of the now-disbanded Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) have lost against more progressive challengers. That includes the powerful leader of the group, Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), who was unseated by challenger Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have easily escaped his primary challenge, but the ousting of IDC members may be a sign that power structures are shifting in Albany.”

  2. ¡vamos! says:

    Fox News (3/9/19): “Ocasio-Cortez, at SXSW, blasts FDR, Reagan and capitalism, says political moderates are ‘meh'” https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-slams-moderates-as-meh-at-sxsw-criticizes-americas-treatment-of-minorities
    But “During a Q&A session with the audience, television host and author Bill Nye the Science Guy stepped up to the microphone. “I’m a white guy,” Nye said. “I think the problem on both sides is fear. People of my ancestry are afraid to pay for everything as immigrants come into this country. People who work at the diner in Alabama are afraid to ask for what is reasonable. So do you have a plan to work with people in Congress that are afraid? That’s what’s going on with many conservatives especially when it comes to climate change. People are afraid of what happens when we try to make these big changes.”
    “One of the keys to dismantling fear is dismantling a zero-sum mentality,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “It means the rejection outright of the logic that says someone else’s gain necessitates my loss and that my gain must necessitate someone’s loss. We can give without a take. We’re viewing progress as a loss instead of as an investment. When we choose to invest in our system, we are choosing to create wealth. When we all invest in them, then the wealth is for all of us too.”

  3. J'accuse says:

    (July 1, 2019): Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she and other congressional Democrats will go through with plans to visit a migrant detention facility on Monday after a news report revealed that a group of Customs and Border Protection agents talked about harming and sexually assaulting members of the contingent. https://nypost.com/2019/07/01/aoc-to-visit-border-despite-reported-cbp-threats-against-her/
    “New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she observed a pattern of “systemic cruelty” at detention centers for migrants during a trip to a facilities in Texas on Monday, accusing Border Patrol officers of holding women in cells with no running water and instructing them to drink out of toilets.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-details-grim-condition-at-migrant-detention-centers/
    Monday’s border visit was met with outrage from local Trump supporters, who were caught on video heckling the Democratic lawmakers in both English and Spanish as they attempted to hold a press conference.

  4. Backlash says:

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night launched an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, saying the outspoken progressive is “living proof” that U.S. immigration laws are “dangerous.” https://thehill.com/homenews/media/452334-tucker-carlson-omar-living-proof-us-immigration-laws-are-dangerous
    “Omar isn’t disappointed in America. She’s enraged by it,” Carlson said, citing Omar’s discussions about various forms of discrimination in the U.S. “That should worry you, and not just because Omar is a sitting member of Congress. Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.”
    Carlson went on to say that Omar, who moved to the U.S. as a child after living in a Kenyan refugee camp, shows that immigration laws are “undermining” America.

    • Reactance says:

      Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a quartet of first-year Democrats in the House labeled “the squad” who have received death threats and were told by President Trump to “go back where you came from” in a racially charged post on Twitter.

  5. Ministry of Truth says:

    Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is banning the term “Latinx” from state documents, according to an executive order she announced Tuesday.
    “Ethnically insensitive and pejorative language has no place in official government documents or government employee titles,” she said.
    Several adjectives and nouns in Spanish end in “o” and “a” to signify feminine and masculine. Latinx is a term coined by academics and activists that replaces “Latino” and “Latina” to include those who identify as non-binary.
    Though, the term is not popular in the Latino community. Sanders noted in the executive order that according to Pew Research data, only 23% of Latino adults in the U.S. have heard of the term, and of that, only 3% use it.
    “One can no more easily remove gender from Spanish and other romance languages than one can remove vowels and verbs from English,” she said.
    All state departments and agencies in Arkansas now have 60 days to replace “Latinx” with “Hispanic,” “Hispanics,” “Latino,” “Latinos,” “Latina” or “Latinas.” https://www.npr.org/2023/01/13/1148966968/sarah-huckabee-sanders-arkansas-latinx

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