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(Washington Post)   Let's all break out our tiny, tiny violins for Wall Street, who spent millions to take down AOC in her primary and failed utterly. No, no, those violins are still too big. Tinier   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-06-24 12:44:30 PM  
Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.
 
2020-06-24 12:47:23 PM  
...but the good news is that the folks who used all those bots, and made up all those memes saw a tick up in their business model, so go team? OK, most aren't in the US, so really, it's throwing money overseas, but someone got some booze and smokes out of it, at least.
 
2020-06-24 1:15:43 PM  
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2020-06-24 2:37:19 PM  
I like that woman. It seems her heart is in the right place and I hope she enjoys a long and distinguished career in politics.
 
2020-06-24 5:59:07 PM  
How much spending really happened on her opponent? $2 mil was contributed directly to her, which is guess is a modest amount for a House primary, but was there any other big spending by any PACs or anything? Otherwise this seems like standard contributions made to a losing candidate, which happens all the time.

Regardless, I love that the landslide validated AOC's hustle and platform against one of the most transparent acts of identity politics any of us will ever see.
 
2020-06-24 6:06:59 PM  
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2020-06-24 6:07:30 PM  

Boondock3806: How much spending really happened on her opponent? $2 mil was contributed directly to her, which is guess is a modest amount for a House primary, but was there any other big spending by any PACs or anything? Otherwise this seems like standard contributions made to a losing candidate, which happens all the time.

Regardless, I love that the landslide validated AOC's hustle and platform against one of the most transparent acts of identity politics any of us will ever see.


You can just look this up, but also my understanding is this is quite a bit of spending for a primary.
 
2020-06-24 6:09:35 PM  
Wall Street moguls succeed by making winning bets. But a who's who of finance heavyweights saw their records dented Tuesday night as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dominated the in-person voting over their preferred candidate in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th congressional district.

That is incredibly suspicious. The article flat out states these guys aren't known for making losing bets, but they did this time in a really long shot chance? Odds are better they had other objectives that they used this as a cover for.
 
2020-06-24 6:10:34 PM  
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2020-06-24 6:10:42 PM  
So is this the result of all the loud and stupid attacks on her backfiring because without them no one would know who she was?

Did they shoot themselves in the boot again?!?
 
2020-06-24 6:10:55 PM  

edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.


After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?
 
2020-06-24 6:11:50 PM  

thisispete: I like that woman. It seems her heart is in the right place and I hope she enjoys a long and distinguished career in politics.


She will be the president some day. It has that feeling.
 
2020-06-24 6:12:20 PM  

Pichu0102: Wall Street moguls succeed by making winning bets. But a who's who of finance heavyweights saw their records dented Tuesday night as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dominated the in-person voting over their preferred candidate in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th congressional district.

That is incredibly suspicious. The article flat out states these guys aren't known for making losing bets, but they did this time in a really long shot chance? Odds are better they had other objectives that they used this as a cover for.


Odds are the article is stupid.  Most of these guys "succeed" by annihilating stable companies to raise quarterly profits and bankrupt them within a decade.

American business has no farking idea what to do when the answer can't be "absorb a competitor, cut staffing or pensions, or steal"
 
2020-06-24 6:13:06 PM  
It's only gonna get worse, prepare for two years of, "just wait til the NY Senate redistricts NYC and blah blah blah"

She figured out how to get rich and powerful without climbing over or otherwise abusing people.  You're just gonna have to get used to her because she isn't going anywhere.  She literally can't get more powerful by selling out.  I don't know if it's the times or she figured out a unique formula, but damn, she's impressive.
 
2020-06-24 6:13:39 PM  

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How undignified. Someone should primary her.
 
2020-06-24 6:13:45 PM  
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Here ya go, then. Here's to you, Wall Street.
 
2020-06-24 6:15:05 PM  

leeksfromchichis: edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.

After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?


Voter fraud?
 
2020-06-24 6:15:05 PM  

leeksfromchichis: edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.

After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?


You'll have to be more specific
 
2020-06-24 6:15:19 PM  
Why would Wall Street want to stop the welfare payments that are keeping consumers consuming unless they just want people to work for the lowest wage possible or starve to death?

Oh, I see I've answered my own question.
 
2020-06-24 6:16:10 PM  

Super_pope: Boondock3806: How much spending really happened on her opponent? $2 mil was contributed directly to her, which is guess is a modest amount for a House primary, but was there any other big spending by any PACs or anything? Otherwise this seems like standard contributions made to a losing candidate, which happens all the time.

Regardless, I love that the landslide validated AOC's hustle and platform against one of the most transparent acts of identity politics any of us will ever see.

You can just look this up, but also my understanding is this is quite a bit of spending for a primary.


It is a lot for a primary. But then, given how blue the district is, the primary is the big campaign. The general is a walk-through for the Democratic primary winner. Still, typical spend for general is around $500K-$750K, depending on how tight the race is. For example, I doubt Nancy Pelosi (my representative) will spend more than $150K. She's going to win.
 
2020-06-24 6:16:30 PM  

saturn badger: thisispete: I like that woman. It seems her heart is in the right place and I hope she enjoys a long and distinguished career in politics.

She will be the president some day. It has that feeling.


Bless your naive heart.

The Hillary-esque rain of character assasination has already begun.
 
2020-06-24 6:16:34 PM  
I'm glad she's what is up and coming for Democrats. I hope it lasts for her and for us. We need a serious jolt of progressive politics instead of stagnant ones.

The ACA is the only super progressive policy i've seen in my lifetime, and i'm 54.
 
2020-06-24 6:18:07 PM  

saturn badger: thisispete: I like that woman. It seems her heart is in the right place and I hope she enjoys a long and distinguished career in politics.

She will be the president some day. It has that feeling.


It does. When I saw Barack Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 I thought to myself that I was seeing a future President. I did not expect that to happen only four years later, however. When I first saw AOC I was instantly reminded of that first time I heard Obama.
 
2020-06-24 6:19:08 PM  
Everybody who works on-air for CNBC should be reminded every now and then that outside of the studio and their homes, they're seen as farking garbage.
 
2020-06-24 6:19:59 PM  
Meanwhile the new ACA legislation by "moderates" still doesn't allow low wage employees being charged $400 to $800 a month for health care benefits from their employer to be eligible for subsidies on the ACA marketplace.

I don't think Wall Street is worried.
 
2020-06-24 6:20:08 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: leeksfromchichis: edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.

After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?

Voter fraud?


Not voter fraud. Election fraud.
 
2020-06-24 6:20:08 PM  
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2020-06-24 6:21:41 PM  

suebhoney: I'm glad she's what is up and coming for Democrats. I hope it lasts for her and for us. We need a serious jolt of progressive politics instead of stagnant ones.

The ACA is the only super progressive policy i've seen in my lifetime, and i'm 54.


Huh? The ACA is repackaged Heritage Foundation talking points trying to derail HillaryCare back in the 1990s. It is a step, which is infinitely better than not doing anything. But "super progressive"? Not even close.
 
2020-06-24 6:23:06 PM  
Good for her; I disagree with much of her policies but she's respectable
 
2020-06-24 6:24:08 PM  
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Small enough, subby? =)
 
2020-06-24 6:26:53 PM  

EyeballKid: Everybody who works on-air for CNBC should be reminded every now and then that outside of the studio and their homes, they're seen as farking garbage.


Goddammit, does this mean that Melissa C-C is coming back on the air? She is one of the worst, along with that screaming guy from Chicago and the douche Trump suck up on the morning show.
 
2020-06-24 6:27:56 PM  

saturn badger: So is this the result of all the loud and stupid attacks on her backfiring because without them no one would know who she was?

Did they shoot themselves in the boot again?!?


I can't tell if this is an attempt to diminish her or what.

Are you trying to diminish her or what?
 
2020-06-24 6:28:10 PM  
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2020-06-24 6:28:21 PM  

suebhoney: I'm glad she's what is up and coming for Democrats. I hope it lasts for her and for us. We need a serious jolt of progressive politics instead of stagnant ones.

The ACA is the only super progressive policy i've seen in my lifetime, and i'm 54.


I don't feel that the ACA is "super progressive". It's better than what we had, yes, but insurance companies are still denying paying for doctor-order mammograms to breast cancer survivors. And that's just what I've seen.
 
2020-06-24 6:29:33 PM  
Really?  A life-long Trump-loving republican (and who lived IN Trump tower) who turned democrat ONLY to primary AOC lost?

Voters are stupid but they ain't that stupid.

Especially not in one of the most liberal districts in the country.  Especially not with AOC, who's very community oriented (this is a person who was passing out N95 masks door to door and gas masks for free to protesters so they wouldn't get crippled from the illegal tear gas).  She has a very strong connection to her community and they adore her.
 
2020-06-24 6:29:53 PM  
Why tiny? Why a violin? Why not the loudest, most obnoxious instrument ever?

/THIS IS YOUR CUE
 
2020-06-24 6:30:20 PM  

leeksfromchichis: edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.

After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?


Election fraud/tampering, not voter fraud.  It's a very important distinction.
 
2020-06-24 6:31:09 PM  

dericwater: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: leeksfromchichis: edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.

After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?

Voter fraud?

Not voter fraud. Election fraud.


It was more a really bad decision to limit the number of polling places due coronavirus. There was expanded absentee ballot access and early voting. Turnout was actually high. I do think they should've increased day of hours because 6am to 6pm is ridiculous, especially when you have get into the fair grounds. That said Lexington farked up using Commonwealth (it's not Kroger Field to me dammit) instead of Rupp or something
 
2020-06-24 6:33:03 PM  
Has the GOP trotted out the racist and classist canard that of course she won, her constituents are all subhuman moochers who want free things and not real Americans who would see through her ruse in a heartbeat yet?
 
2020-06-24 6:33:22 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: dericwater: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: leeksfromchichis: edmo: Be thankful the masses are still firing ballots and not bullets.

After the voter fraud that just openly occurred in Kentucky?

Voter fraud?

Not voter fraud. Election fraud.

It was more a really bad decision to limit the number of polling places due coronavirus. There was expanded absentee ballot access and early voting. Turnout was actually high. I do think they should've increased day of hours because 6am to 6pm is ridiculous, especially when you have get into the fair grounds. That said Lexington farked up using Commonwealth (it's not Kroger Field to me dammit) instead of Rupp or something


LGM has a very good rundown of this from a guy in KY
 
2020-06-24 6:33:27 PM  

Boondock3806: How much spending really happened on her opponent? $2 mil was contributed directly to her, which is guess is a modest amount for a House primary, but was there any other big spending by any PACs or anything? Otherwise this seems like standard contributions made to a losing candidate, which happens all the time.

Regardless, I love that the landslide validated AOC's hustle and platform against one of the most transparent acts of identity politics any of us will ever see.


Thanks K-pop fans. You'd think South Koreans would know something about communism.
 
2020-06-24 6:37:43 PM  

dericwater: suebhoney: I'm glad she's what is up and coming for Democrats. I hope it lasts for her and for us. We need a serious jolt of progressive politics instead of stagnant ones.

The ACA is the only super progressive policy i've seen in my lifetime, and i'm 54.

Huh? The ACA is repackaged Heritage Foundation talking points trying to derail HillaryCare back in the 1990s. It is a step, which is infinitely better than not doing anything. But "super progressive"? Not even close.


It was better than the nothing we had.
 
2020-06-24 6:38:30 PM  
WHY ON EARTH WOULD REPUBLICANS WANT TO REMOVE AOC???

Every time she opens her mouth, it's a gift.
 
2020-06-24 6:39:23 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: saturn badger: So is this the result of all the loud and stupid attacks on her backfiring because without them no one would know who she was?

Did they shoot themselves in the boot again?!?

I can't tell if this is an attempt to diminish her or what.

Are you trying to diminish her or what?


Not at all. I was speculating if they kept their mouth shut then fewer people would know who she was and did they pull another Streisand and make her more of a household name because if said attacks.

I like her though I would hate to be on her bad side in a hearing. She is ruthless.
 
2020-06-24 6:39:52 PM  

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It always amuses me that the right tried to use that video against her. What a dumbass move.
 
2020-06-24 6:40:42 PM  
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Pour one out for the establishment
 
2020-06-24 6:41:12 PM  
If Wall Street wants to piss away their lobbying dollars on the most hopeless of primary challenges, who are we to tell them otherwise? You failed this time, better spend every cent in the budget against her in 2022. You might even get 20% next time!
 
2020-06-24 6:41:37 PM  

Burn_The_Plows: suebhoney: I'm glad she's what is up and coming for Democrats. I hope it lasts for her and for us. We need a serious jolt of progressive politics instead of stagnant ones.

The ACA is the only super progressive policy i've seen in my lifetime, and i'm 54.

I don't feel that the ACA is "super progressive". It's better than what we had, yes, but insurance companies are still denying paying for doctor-order mammograms to breast cancer survivors. And that's just what I've seen.


Well, I admit, I live in a solid blue state so while I was on Obamacare, I had a great policy at a great price. Health insurance commission laws vary much too greatly from state to state.

I agree with M4A.
 
2020-06-24 6:42:16 PM  

Boondock3806: How much spending really happened on her opponent? $2 mil was contributed directly to her, which is guess is a modest amount for a House primary.


Guess again, for a primary in a safe as houses seat it is a hell of a lot. Its more like the spend on the whole primary/general in a typical competitive seat.

In 2018 AOC spent, I believe, 83,000 dollars on the primary. A true grass roots candidate. For a literal nobody to spend 2 million of other people's money on a stab in the dark in a safe seat is preposterous and indicates a completely manufactured campaign

Obviously AOC has raised a large amount mostly in small donations, but it wont be needed for the election.
 
2020-06-24 6:46:06 PM  

Pichu0102: Wall Street moguls succeed by making winning bets. But a who's who of finance heavyweights saw their records dented Tuesday night as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dominated the in-person voting over their preferred candidate in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th congressional district.

That is incredibly suspicious. The article flat out states these guys aren't known for making losing bets, but they did this time in a really long shot chance? Odds are better they had other objectives that they used this as a cover for.


Counterpoint: they're morans throwing away untold sums on stupid ideas.
 
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