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Choosing #PeoplesOrientation, Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez Protest Right-Wing Backed Event for New Members of Congress


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Choosing #PeoplesOrientation, Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez Protest Right-Wing Backed Event for New Members of Congress

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

A group of progressives elected to the U.S. House in November came together for a #PeoplesOrientation rally on Tuesday night, skipping out on a speech by Elaine Chao—the Trump administration's transportation secretary and wife of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—at an orientation for new members of Congress.

"I was not sent to Washington to play nice."
—Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley


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Good on ya. The Kochroaches at American Enterprise Institute deserve to be named, shamed and shunned, if for no other reason than for their hijacking of C-Span (but yes, there are lots of others).


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In that darkened fireplace where we thought the fire had gone out - are we seeing a few small embers that could possibly ignite a large fire?


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The American Enterprise Institute is a front group for AIPAC. So, Chao Chao was sent by " Itchy " Mitch & Co. to make sure Israel and their MENA sidekicks keep getting that bag of gold sent along by DoD sprendthrifts and war profiteers.
Progressivs can fight for their own priorities, especially the needed funding mechanisms, or they can watch the $$$ being spent on very dubious new weapons programs, battleships and the like. Rearranging the lunch line on the Titanic won’t work for the people’s agenda. Cutting the waste, fraud and abuse in MIC will help, though.


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Finally some newbees wearing hobnail boots. They might need the steel toed ones though.


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Here’s a bright sign:


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I saw that, and thought they’re going to come after her. We need to pay close attention, she’s going to need all the support and help she can get in the near future.


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A palestinian in congress, sharia is not far behind. And most likely a terrorist since to israel all palestinians are terrorists just longing for the extinction of israel. How dare we allow her to take office.
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Surprising that we are not hearing republicans hollering about her. Plus the lbgtq who are/were elected to congress. They have gone after others.


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It won’t just be Republicans trying to derail her agenda. With her wagon hitched to the d-party, she’ll have the pleasure of being marginalized by her own team as well.


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Ocasio-Cortez defined herself as representing “working people of color.” That’s fine, but the US needs to find leaders who are willing to stand with the masses – poor and middle class, workers and those who are left jobless, all races.


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You don’t understand the Mideast situation. Palestine is the historic name of the Jewish nation, restored and renamed Israel in 1948. It’s a tiny country, a very small fraction of the Mideast, with the rest of the region consisting of the Arab countries. Those called “Palestinians” today are Arabs who are recruited to work toward the eradication of Israel, and ultimately the implementation of a 100% “pure” Moslem Mideast.


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Actually I know the history very well. The same arabs who lived there well over three thousand years ago are still living there. They lived there when the romans were there, they still lived there.
It was the british who used the old name palestine back in the 19th century when jews and arabs were living there. Both revolted against the british at the time.
And you are wrong that it was the name of the jewish homeland. The jews fought the palestinians, remember david and goliath, the latter fought for the palestinians?

The word Palestine derives from Philistia, the name given by Greek writers to the land of the Philistines, who in the 12th century bce occupied a small pocket of land on the southern coast, between modern Tel Aviv–Yafo and Gaza.

The palestinians of today were forced off their land back in 1948. They were not recruited by anyone. And until then the british came in the 19th century, they lived in peace with the native jews who never left the region. In fact many jews fled europe during the centuries of christian oppression to the ME where they could live peacefully.
It was the stealing of the land that turned the muslims against the jews. The Israelis are not the innocents you think they are.

Read some real history and learn please.