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'We Need to Talk About the Future of the Democratic Party': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Twitter Thread That Every Democrat and Independent Voter Should Read


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'We Need to Talk About the Future of the Democratic Party': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Twitter Thread That Every Democrat and Independent Voter Should Read

Jon Queally, staff writer

Battling to unseat powerful Democrat and incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley from his seat in New York's 14th Congressional District in next week's primary, progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday issued a rousing challenge to her party--and its wouldbe voters--as she offered a critique of the status quo and explained why it is time for constituents to demand more and better from their elected leaders.


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I like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her platform. I donated to her campaign too. I hope she wins.

But I left the Democratic Party and joined the Green Party in 2016, after the many unethical acts by the Democratic Party that prevented Bernie Sanders from being the Democratic nominee (and most likely, prevented him from becoming our current president)! I will never forgive the DNC for what they’ve given us instead!

I don’t think the Democratic Party can be taken over by the left – but I support leftists like Alexandria and hope that she and other leftists like her win more offices in Congress.


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This is a step in the right direction, however never forget, it isn’t just Trump who’s the Pathological Liar.

Many many establishment politicians in this Duopoly can “never” be trusted.

I don’t care what pledge they sign.


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Bravo for you leaving the Duopoly.

Feels like it was a long time in coming I bet.

I left in 2003 after the Democrats helped give W his little war, the war that just keeps on giving.

Actually, the war that has taken so much from us.

Many Americans just don’t understand how unnecessary war is. This Duopoly has been “selling” us on war for over 50 years.

These two parties are completely complicit in all of these wars.

These two parties must be put to death.

And, not an honorable death.

Thanks for being enlightened enough to join the Green Party.

You will be very happy there.

I am.


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Ain’t that the truth. This woman makes me think a " Just Croak, Crowley " bumper sticker would of benefited her campaign. I know it makes me feel better, personally.


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Always taking the Russian line, aren’t you Pony Boy?


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Begone Troll.


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Hi PonyBoy,

I agree with you that there are many liars among our mis-leaders, in both parties, in all 3 branches of government, at every level of government, in the military-spy global empire, and of course, among capitalist corporations.

For example, I voted for Obomber-Obummer in 2008 (I even gave him money 3 times!) believing that his “jive” of “hope & change” would be truly progressive – after the absolutely reactionary disaster of Shrub.

Ironically & Tragically, Obomber-Obummer destroyed my “hope” even though “Hope” was his “big lie” campaign motto. (Remember the famous poster of his arrogant, “chin up” mug with “HOPE” printed below?) His oligarchy-favoring policies and personnel quickly made me feel terribly lied to and betrayed!

Then I suffered the DNC-Democratic Party’s lies and betrayal in the 2016 primary elections that prevented my preferred candidate, “barnstorming” (partial-socialist) Bernie Sanders, from rightfully winning the Democratic nomination (and the U.S. presidency).

Then I suffered the betrayal of Bernie refusing to run with Jill Stein and the Green Party in late 2016.

Then I suffered the betrayal of Bernie supporting crooked, warmongering Hillary Clinton and also “sheep-dogging” many progressives into the corrupt Democratic Party that had just recently betrayed him and his millions of supporters! (Because Trump was a “greater evil” than Hillary.)

Of course, this is just a partial, recent list of all the lies and betrayals that all of us “common” citizens suffer every day in this “lie & betrayal” of a so-called “democracy”! (Even former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says the U.S. is NOT a democracy – but is an oligarchy with unlimited, legalized, political bribery!)

So yes, I “never forget” (as you say) that “Many many establishment politicians in this Duopoly can “never” be trusted.”

But, despite all the lies and betrayals, I personally try to carefully balance my political skepticism and pessimism with political hope and optimism.

There are many good people in the U.S. and in the world – and sometimes the good people prevail. For all of us good people, I never want to give in to despair and I never want to give up.

In the end, we just might win “the good fight”!

But if we lose, let’s go down fighting (for The Good in this life)!


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Close, but no cigar.

Pledge not to take contributions (bribes) from oil, gas, and coal industries or from the Military Industrial Complex, big banks, telecoms, oligarchs, corporations, revolving doors from any other entity or person.

Each person or entity will be allowed to contribute no more than $27 dollars to any candidate.

Winning candidates will be treated like any other salaried government employee and not allowed to use personal fortunes to influence government in any way.


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Thanks, PonyBoy, for the encouragement and support for my leaving the Dems and joining the Greens.

My ever-increasing political learning has led me from being a left-liberal to being, now, a far-left Eco-Sociallist.

I believe that only Eco-Socialism can save Democracy and Life on Earth – whereas Capitalism-Imperialism-Militarism and Oligarchy are destroying Democracy and Life on Earth!

So, I agree with you that both Repugnant and Dimwit Capitalist-Oligarchy parties need to be replaced. (The U.S. people deserve more and better choices than these 2 dead-end, deadly parties!)

How and if/when we get there, I do not know. (I voted for Jill Stein in 2012 and 2016, and only 1% of the voters joined us, as you know.) I hope it won’t be long before more voters join us – because all of us may eventually run out of time!


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Yes, “Stand Your Ground” when the time comes.

Give, at least a little better than you get.


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Left handed Nazis.
They are everywhere. In our government, our institutions, the Main Stream Media, even our churches.
And now they soil the comment threads of regular freedom loving Americans. They call themselves different names, Republicans, Conservatives, Patriots, but they are Nazis through and through.
Whenever they speak, the stench of Nazism is overwhelming.
They are unable to smell their own stink.
They think it is normal.


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Correction for democratic party;

“I pledge not to accept donations from any corporation.”


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Anybody see this earlier in the week, shows where her Dem. opponent is getting his money, from a repug. lobbying firm.

[Rep. Joe Crowley, a senior Democrat facing a progressive primary challenge, is turning to a GOP lobbying firm for campaign cash https://interc.pt/2JPuK60 by @lhfang](Rep. Joe Crowley, a senior Democrat facing a progressive primary challenge, is turning to a GOP lobbying firm for campaign cash https://interc.pt/2JPuK60 by @lhfang)


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They had their last debate.


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Those who are born around Hate, usually die around Hate.


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Don’t know why it won’t link to the story, but if you scroll down the page you’ll find it.


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Alexandria might check out the Green Party. The more the merrier.


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You stated: “I don’t think the Democratic Party can be taken over by the left – but I support leftists like Alexandria and hope that she and other leftists like her win more offices in Congress.”

The public can view issues critically without calling sane, rational ways of addressing them as ‘leftist’ but as sane and rational. It’s not a necessity of existence that labels must be included. We understand that generations of propaganda have skewed the meanings of the political spectrum. Dwight Eisenhower would be positioned akin to Bernie Sanders if judged by contemporary criterion. Change, something that is bubbling through the national surface, is coming because the public is aware of the horrendous dereliction that had passed for governance in the US for generations in the name of political strategy.

There’s so much to get done, and undone, including reshaping the electoral process itself. This asks the chicken and egg question. What order will this need to happen? Or is that question almost meaningless in a popular based movement that can win elections and create legislation and even constitutional changes by the sheer force of popular demand and involvement? Why democracy has always terrified the status quo. The far right can live with coalitions (as long as their interests are served). Why not real people?


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Demorat’s House leadership.

Look at that, even journalists are willing to call ‘those’ what they are! *Isn’t it ‘Uncle Fester’ who has been calling them demorats for awhile now??