Why do conservatives hate AOC?

Eraserhead

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It's sad to say, but conservatives in this state will not learn from Ted Cruz's/Texas GOP failures and AOC's help during the winter storm. They don't see it that way. Republicans have lied and scared them so much with "socialism" that they would freeze to death to own the libs.

I saw so many people defending Ted Cruz on social media, and demonizing AOC even as she was at the Houston Food Bank volunteering her time. They made comments that she was only doing it for political gain and a photo op. Like I said, they are so used to Republican leaders in this state doing NOTHING for them that someone actually helping and volunteering their time looks like a photo op for political gain. They would rather vote for Ted Cruz who does NOTHING as long as he is against "socialism" and allowing them to keep their guns.

I really don't know how these people will ever be convinced that the GOP doesn't care about them. They literally let all of us freeze for days and they blame AOC and the Green New Deal. It's a no win situation because these people have been lied to for so long and brainwashed for so long by right wing conspiracies. It's pretty much a lost cause at this point.
We aren’t great at reaching rural voters to be fair. We are all setup for the big cities. But we have nothing to say for the countryside.

We may be good at understanding the problems. And some of our solutions are good. But we can also be poor at understanding other people’s points of view and that other solutions can be valid too.
 
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The progressive Democrat Ilhan Omar has called for the firing of the government official who effectively blocked the party’s plans to raise the minimum wage.
Democratic plans to include a gradual raise to $15 in Joe Biden’s $1.9tn coronavirus stimulus bill were effectively ended on Thursday when the Senate parliamentarian ruled it should not be part of the package.
The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, who has held the non-partisan position since 2012, dashed hopes of including the raise in the bill – the first increase in over a decade.

Uh...no. Disappointed as I am, we don’t fire people who follow rules, just because we don’t like their decisions. That’s the Republicans’ shtick.

AOC is wrong on this one.
 

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What we really need is to end the filibuster. It’s a racist relic. I guess you need 60 votes to do that though? Heck, I don’t know. The Senate rules are like CalvinBall.

 

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AOC is wrong on this one.
And this is what is so important!

Don’t worship politicians. Just because someone usually makes a lot of sense doesn’t mean they are always right, neither do their party affiliations. If they are wrong they should be called out for it.

I guess the opposite applies as well. Just because someone usually makes no sense doesn’t mean they are always wrong, neither do their party affiliations.
 

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Still yup

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https://www.reddit.com/r/Conservative/comments/mj8v9w Bumped into this gem...:D

Conservatives really need to make up their minds... So is she now a WEAK lawmaker or someone dictating Democratic policy?:D

To add, the NYPost (toilet paper's more informative) fixates on how bad AOC is, yet they forget to mention how Dems outperform Reps on these measures even when lacking majority. This report looks bad on republicans, yet for NYP it's about the Squad and AOC, LOL.

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I think this is a great analysis of that report from another Progressive, and it's not what most would think. He acknowledges the "She's got extreme ideas. So of course the establishment is going to keep her down!" defending deflection as somewhat true, but also says she should either reach across the isle on common ground issues like Bernie has successfully done in the past or go full on Tea Party and block all legislation until her demands are met, or at least that's what they attempted to do. Sending great Tweets but refusing to work with the deplorables on anything ever isn't going to increase her effectiveness.

But I think she has a great foundation that most other politicians lack. My biggest concern is she'll give too much weight to the "you sell out!" fair weather supporters and lose some winning opportunities as a result. Is she there to make real changes or she she there just to throw a spotlight on how broken and corrupt our government is? You can't do both on a purity level.
 

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Does anyone really think this would really be a debate,


...and not Greene doing this?

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There’s a small percentage of people in Congress even just entertaining the possibility of passing anything close to the Green New Deal incrementally. Comparably on Congressional approval numbers a better debate to be had would be on the validation of white supremacy. There’s a lot more members in Congress on board with that than the Green New Deal.
 
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