The new face of the Democrat Party, an extreme socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Democrat is a post 9/11 combat veteran.

I think it is going to be a tough fight for Donovan.

What’d she do? Promise health care for everyone paid for by the government just like trump?

1 Like

Rose is a gun grabber and advocates open borders and amnesty for illegal entrants which I don’t think will go over big on Staten Island.

JWK

I see the knee jerk go to assumption of where someone stands on the issues is in full swing here.

Rose looks to me like a very moderate Democrat. I think that he will make the GOP retaining the seat very difficult… especially in this political climate.

Basically a cuban style socialist. This is why the dems should have paid attention to Venezuela. It’s their new majority.

It’s demographics … lol!

:roll_eyes:

JWK


The unavoidable truth is, our Fifth Column democrat political leaders’ plan for “free” college tuition will be paid for by confiscating and redistributing the paychecks of millions of college graduates who worked for and paid their own way through college and are now trying to finance their own economic needs.

Right, John. And you’re a socialist, too.

:roll_eyes:

JWK


They are not “liberal leaders”. They are conniving Marxists leaders who use the cloak of government force to keep themselves in power by stealing and then redistributing the wealth which wage earners, business and investors have worked to create

Extreeeeeeme socialism!!! :laughing:.

I would have voted for her if I lived in that district.

1 Like

Yeah it’s the new blood of the party emerging.

The right will scream about communists! but it’s pretty vanilla overall.

And I don’t think they get to point to abolishing ICE as “extreme” after spending decades arguing to abolish the departments of education, energy and some even the IRS.

As for medicaid for all, that will sell well. Easy to understand and appreciate.

Jobs guarantee and housing will piss people off though.

In the ad I watched, she also ran on a very local concern which is the accelerating rate of high rise condos being built in the city in which the people already living here cannot afford.

Housing is becoming a real problem here, not near San Fransisco levels… but becoming increasingly unaffordable for the people who live and work in NYC to remain here.

Happening this side of the pond as well. Doesn’t help when Russian/Chinese dirty money is pouring in to get laundered in real-estate.

Even outside of London there’s a housing crisis. Plenty of houses, all in the wrong places. Especially as the flight from rural to urban area’s continue.

That rural/urban divide and it’s consequences are going to be with us for a long, long time.

Yeah… I have the steady march of condos making it’s way towards me and oddly… no one seems to be living in them.

That’s normal… right?

:laughing:.

That’s the infuriating thing, they don’t even bother to rent them out half the time. Drives up both property and rental prices.

I’m lucky in that I inherited enough to buy my 1st house outright, but most in my generation aren’t nearly so fortunate.

I am lucky that I moved into this part of Brooklyn a little over 20 years ago in a three family house that has the third generation owning it.

They are more interested in having good tenants that pay on time and take care of the place (since they lived through the bad times of the 70’s and 80’s… like there was a woman who ran a brothel out of the second floor at one time) than extracting the most rent that they can.

But all of my property and escape plan involves moving up to Maine and retiring early. The city is getting to be a harder place to be… more homogenized… more expensive… diminishing vibrance in pursuit of corporate sterility.

Yeah I have the option of basically becoming a slumlord in a town not far away, far more profitable than renting out here. Can’t say that it appeals.

We haven’t got good rail links to London here yet, so we’re still seen as the ass end of nowhere.

Moment we do though, the city will change a great deal. For the better and for the worse, the UK is dominated by it’s mega-city London to a ridiculous degree. And I do not want to live in London, or any other large city for that matter.

If not for the Brexit vote, I’d be planning to move to Ibiza or the coast of Spain in the next year or two, but i’m in a holding pattern atm to see how things pan out re:citizenship and domestic rights.

Unfortunately I have no Irish grand-parents so no EU passport for me :laughing:.

As you can see, the liberty to succeed or fail at one’s own hand is a socialists’ nightmare and not the American Dream.

JWK

If we can make 51 percent of America’s population dependent upon the federal government for its subsistence, we can then bribe them for their vote, keep ourselves in power and keep the remaining portion of America’s productive population enslaved to pay the bills ____ Our Fifth Column open border socialist crowd’s long term strategy

My wife and I bought an apartment building last year in a revitalizing city in Maine… it seems that if you have a fish rendering plant in town no one wants to live in a place that smells like rotting fish. It has taken a couple of decades for the city to revitalize and the old neglected properties are going for a pretty good price. We have renovated three apartments in the past year and getting ready to do a fourth one.

One thing that I have learned… being a slum lord would be much much cheaper.