Alexandra Ocasio Cortez
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Sunny asks about her endorsement of Sanders. Explains her position. Sunny says her problem with him is that he’s not a Democrat, having registered in 2024 as Independent. AOC doesn’t feel the label matters. AOC focuses on policies vs registration. Joy asks about her being polarizing. AOC talks about the political system not being designed for poc, women, young, etc. Political system revolves around rich men, which isn’t the center of her political universe.
Whoopi loved her being elected, then AOC lost her, suggesting Whoopi was too old and didn’t do enough. Takes issue with the ageism, carried the younger generation on their shoulders. Felt dismissive. AOC says we’re not divided but we are disconnected. There’s an incentive to blow up disagreements in the party instead of them being healthy conversations. Talks about Pelosi. Lists some others from older generations. Youth and culture has been seen as rebellious, but we’re part of ancestry that should be respected. AOC explains her political identity. Had previously said she and Biden wouldn’t be in the same party if it were a different country (eg those that have more layers of left to right).
Me-again compares herself to AOC because of course. Majority of Americans don’t want the seismic shift from capitalism to socialism. AOC quotes stats about working families and tax cuts and health care. Tells how things get paid for. Socialist policies have 10 yr price tags but conservative policies have 1 yr price tag. Whoopi wants to know how things get paid for. Panel talks about health care, private and supplemental vs universal. Abuse by Bernie Bros brought up. They talk about toxic internet culture. AOC talks about abuse she received. Doesn’t address specifically Bernie Bros.
Sunny brings up Bloomberg, him qualifying for debate tonight. AOC thinks he’s buying his way. Whoopi counters, you can’t buy an election eg buying votes, only people pull the levers. AOC doesn’t like billionaires and they shouldn’t exist. Talks about who can inspire voters.
Joy brings up medical records. Why won’t Sanders release his records despite having a heart attack. AOC says Sanders has released the same as others. Media should press everyone to a higher standard. AOC is up for re-election, as many as 5 Dem are running against her plus GOP. She’s proud of her 2 yr record.
Hot Topic YOU Get a Pardon and YOU Get a Pardon and YOU Get a Pardon
TRE45ON pardoned and commuted sentences for racist corrupt grifters. Could’ve pardoned someone like Isaac Wright Jr from yesterday. There is an office who looks after appropriate pardons and commutations. He bypassed that because he’s thumbing his nose at everything. Taking money from children’s hospital, lowest of the lows. The people he pardoned didn’t deserve it.
Whoopi thinks it’s a prelude to new pardons we think are coming (Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, etc). For every one good pardon, there are 9,343,563 bad ones. Whoopi was friends with Milkin, accused of insider trading. Explains the background, served his time, started reading programs in jail. She was surprised and didn’t expect it. Rudy Colludy wanted him put away, so for him to be pardoned, what does T45 want from him. Spent a lot of money on prostate cancer research. Something is fishy about it.
Hot Topic Honoring Black History Month Joe Louis
Click here to read more about Joe Louis
Joseph Louis Barrow, known professionally as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights. The 27th fight, against Ezzard Charles in 1950, was a challenge for Charles' heavyweight title and so is not included in Louis' reign. He was victorious in 25 consecutive title defenses. In 2005, Louis was ranked as the best heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization, and was ranked number one on The Ring magazine's list of the "100 greatest punchers of all time".
Louis' cultural impact was felt well outside the ring. He is widely regarded as the first person of African-American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States, and was also a focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment leading up to and during World War II. He was instrumental in integrating the game of golf, breaking the sport's color barrier in America by appearing under a sponsor's exemption in a PGA event in 1952. Detroit's Joe Louis Greenway and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Joe Louis "The Champ" Golf Course, situated south of Chicago in Riverdale, Illinois, are named in his honor.
Hot Topic Replace Me-again McCain™
If you took a drink every time she talked over someone or interrupted them, we’d be drunk every morning before noon.
Programming note: there is a Democratic Debate tonight I'll do a live watch post later
Ontd do you deserve a pardon?
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