Forgive me for posting politics on this forum
I don't think I should post an opinion on other people's politics, in another country,
unless it affects my country
I have, in the past done so, but decided that was wrong and have tried my best to not talk your politics on the forum
However I do have a question that I hope is okay to ask
I just read somebody saying the socialist lady, from NY [sorry, no way can I spell her name correctly]
was the new wave of the democrats as she heads to congress
This was opinion about the new wave, etc. so be it
I have a different question
I thought she would be the democratic contender against a pub contender in the mid term election, and the winner of the mid term election would go to congress
Does she have to win the mid term election 1st before going to congress or is she just on her way after defeating the 4th most powerful Democrat
Will somebody please explain how this will work for the lady in NY or any other winner of a primary [Dem or Pub]
I thought this was a primary election for the Dems in advance of the mid term
I am confused
you are correct Wayne, this was a Dem primary. She will now face the R in the fall for the seat in congress. Is she new wave? Hardly. She pretends just like most all dems nowadays. She was raised rich in Westchester where the rich live. She now pretends to be this poor commy socialist activists defending the poor, the women, the children, the put upon. Really funny actually as the guy she beat pretended to be for all the above while he vacationed with the rich also, used their taxes, abused the poor, the black, the latino, the veterans and most any other group vetted against each other to keep him in office and cozy.
sorry Wayne could not resist
That's okay mcfarm
Bet you he doesn't get treated like you or me
If we were accused of the same thing
Even the liberal press is treating this with kid gloves
It's interesting to hear her speak. When asked what she stands for. She speaks in platitudes..
"I want everyone to have the best life they can"
"I want everyone to have all the opportunities a wealthy nation can afford".
"I want everyone to have great wages".
How can you argue against such honorable aspirations?
What she doesn't say is that none of these things ever happen long term in a socialist society. She is probably too ignorant to even realize it. Let's face it.. When you embrace socialism, you may as well have a tattoo on your forehead that says "I am clueless on economics"..
I've known people who spent a lot more than they make, using credit. Their lives look fantastic for 10, 20, sometimes 30 years. But eventually, their great plan collapses and they end up in a lot of trouble. That's what happens when you live life using other peoples money.. Which is what borrowing and socialism have in common.
As Margaret Thatcher said, "Eventually, you run out of other peoples money"..
But in the meanwhile, you get "free" stuff. Isn't is amazing we have "grownups" buying into this kinda shyt? And the dayum fools vote :::SIGH:::
She (Ocasio-Cortez) will have go through the election process in Nov, before going to congress in Jan. But her district is so overwhelmingly Democratic that the Democrats could run Joseph Stalin and win easily... and he's been dead a long time. Don't know if the Pubs will run anyone against her or not bother.
Maybe too early to worry about it, but seems possible to me that in a mirror image of the reaction to Obama causing the pendulum to swing to the right and giving us Trump, next time around it could swing to the left and give us something the right (and middle) would hate as much as the left (and middle) hates Trump.
been quite a while since anyone saw a "right in the middle lib"
" I've known people who spent a lot more than they make, using credit. Their lives look fantastic for 10, 20, sometimes 30 years. But eventually, their great plan collapses and they end up in a lot of trouble. That's what happens when you live life using other peoples money.. Which is what borrowing and socialism have in common. "
Tim, I'm not so sure I agree with you. It's an easy choice to make if we know our life expectance. I'm near the end of the span, and I'm to old to enjoy the things I could have earlier. It's nice not to be homeless, but having lost my wife and daughter, that's about the best I can say for being here.