Do people living In Ocasio-Cortez’s district actually like Socialism? Benny Johnson finds out!

Benny Johnson took a microphone and camera to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district to find out just how fond they are of socialism:



Turns out that most of the people Benny talked to in AOC’s district sound like sane New Yorkers who didn’t like socialism at all.

Whether they came from a socialist country or just didn’t like freeloaders, they rejected it outright.

Except for the guy with Armani glasses. He probably voted for AOC, which hopefully he regrets by now. I hope they all regret it. But it’s New York so I’m not getting my hopes up.

This is your open thread for the night, so as usual, here’s a cute Dodo video:

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Proud Nana
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I’m really sick of all the coverage that braying jackass keeps getting. facepalmg

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HR 5 Is up for a vote today in congress. This is Nancy Pelosi’s so called “Equality” Act. It is anything but. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, NOW! (202) 224-3121 The number for the Congressional switchboard. We should be burning up this line. http://www.house.gov/representatives to look up your congressman If passed, the bill would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. “We cannot allow claims of religious freedom to be used to discriminate against an LGBT individual,” says Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the bill in the House. But Congressman Scalise argues it’s strayed far from its advertised purpose. “If that’s what they were concerned about, that’s what the bill would have focused on, but it’s not,” argues Scalise. “What Speaker Pelosi and a lot of the Left socialists have done is given it a nice sounding name – “Equality Act” – but… Read more »

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The robin video was sweet. oops

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I had a friend with a nest of Carolina chickadees in her BBQ grill. At some point, the mother didn’t return so she and her family took over their care. I think one didn’t make it, but even after they became adults, they still stayed around and would come to them and visit. I like that video. Actually, I’ve enjoyed all the Dodo videos we get here.

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They may not like socialism but they are certainly uninformed (ignorant) voters.

Squirrelly
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Makes you wonder if they know what socialism is.

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There’s about to be yet another Democrat running for president…

https://www.redstate.com/tladuke/2019/05/16/get-ready-laugh-real-comedian-running-potus./

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I just came across this beautiful tribute to America by Gene Simmons. Love of America and patriotism.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/05/16/gene-simmons-of-kiss-gives-emotional-tribute-to-america-during-pentagon-visit/

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Bernie’s supporters say democratic socialists don’t take over private companies in favor of state run…

So far I see them wanting to take over healthcare and now propose USPS become a bank… for the poor of course.

“Healthcare and banking system, but that is all. Nothing else. Promise.”

Yeah right.

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Often times, they take over industries with little tiny bites. A few regulations at first to make things “safe”, but then they get more and more bold and want to make things “fair” or “better”. Before you know it, their laws and regulations are the main problem with that industry – like in healthcare – so they propose just taking over the whole thing.

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When she returns to bartending next year she’ll have a new drink, the Russian Collusion. A bottle of vodka waived over an empty glass.

nc checks and balances
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AvatarDrkjk Doesn’t sound like much but produces a nasty hangover!

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Watching the video reminds me of the time a girlfriend and I were shopping and we had a big bag of cat food and a bird feeder. As the clerk rang up the feeder I said, “We don’t need the cat food now.” The look on her face was priceless.

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Happy Friday, Doc!

Dr. Strangelove
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Happy Friday, ttt!

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You’ve got, what, 700k people in that district? It’s almost 50% Hispanic. She ran against an old white guy. Average income is about $46k, almost $10k under national average. Almost 10% unemployment.

Only 16k people voted for her.

It’s an outlier district that has gone from Caucasian/Democrat to Hispanic/Democrat and elects Democrats largely on apathy and low turn out. Not a bellwether district.

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A very small sample. If the majority was against socialism they either didn’t vote or the majority is in the welfare people that aren’t out participating in capitalism because they don’t have any money.

One fact remains. New Yorkers repeatedly vote in people that are for socialism.

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These people are against socialism as a concept, but they’ll take all of the free stuff paid for with other people’s money. They won’t get it until they’re all doing stoop work on a collective farm.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove

These people are against socialism as a concept, but they’ll take all of the free stuff paid for with other people’s money

That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Not on your part, but theirs.

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kong1967kong1967 Yeah, but it’s an unfortunate fact of life today.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove …and for a long time yet. Some things can’t be turned around until they hit rock bottom. Unfortunately they’re going to take us down with them.

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kong1967kong1967 Yep. On another thread I speculated since we’ve been killing all of these unborn babies since ’73, I wonder if God isn’t letting all of the migrants eventually take over because they respect the unborn?

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove I’m agnostic so I don’t ponder about such things. I just take the approach that God is too big to understand.

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kong1967kong1967 I’m a believer, but not much of a follower.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove As are a lot of others.

I will say this…it’s not that I’m not a believer. I don’t believe everything could be by chance and something had to have created everything. Just looking at how perfectly everything is designed there’s just no way it’s by chance. Scientists say only the viable survived. But if that’s the case species would be born with eyes in their legs…nope that failed. Fingernails in their eyeballs. Nope…that failed. That’s hogwash. SOMETHING created the perfect design of everything in nature because DNA is a map.

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kong1967kong1967 What’s interesting is that scientists have observed that DNA is written, in a manner that is very much like software, which of course shows intelligent design.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove That’s the way I see it. But as to what created that map it’s too big of a concept for me to claim I know what it is.

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He is but that’s why He gave us His Word to help us understand if we choose to. When all is said and done the basic gist of the Bible is very simple. Man cannot save himself but God can. God could have just fixed things for us but i don’t think we would have ever really appreciated that. We’d just keep doing worse and expecting Him to rescue us. In other words we would have learned nothing. He wants us to come to Him of our own accord because we know we are nothing without a true and moral Compass. God has just given us time so that we will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can not nor ever could be “as God” (Genesis 3) nor can we save ourselves in the long run. Man’s track record of failure is a very long one despite… Read more »

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Avatarphilliesthoughts But this is an argument based on the Bible, and I don’t take the Bible into account. It was written by man.

I don’t connect the validity of the Bible to the existence of God. I still believe God may exist in one form or another. I just don’t try to define it. .

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I’m sorry but the Bible was not written by men. It was dictated to men by a very real and eternal Creator who does not communicate just like we do. That is what makes Him God and that fact is that He is NOT us. The Bible is accurate enough that it has been used as an archeological source book for ages. The Jews are a direct testament to the Bible itself. The Bible has never been wrong when it comes to predictions (future events not yet included) and includes descriptions of things that humans of the time had no current or prior knowledge of such as a description of the Earth that could only come from outside our atmosphere and the deep ocean “conveyor” currents that directly contribute to our weather. How would men know this if they are doing the writing? Yes, I come from a biblical worldview… Read more »

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philliesthoughts I wasn’t going to reply to this because my intent is not to fight or offend, so I figured it might be better to just let it ride. But here I am. I am pro-Christian and believe they are good people, and I don’t look down on them for their beliefs. I’m agnostic, so I am completely aware that I don’t have the answers. My position is that I just can’t replace answers with faith. I need something tangible and that doesn’t exist so I accept not knowing. That said, I disconnected when you said God told the men that wrote the Bible what to write. Although I believe God may very well exist, I don’t believe He talks to anyone and He doesn’t have a plan. That plan is fulfilled by man with free will. What man tells us about God is from his beliefs of what God… Read more »

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Similar issue with the yellow vesters in France. I’m all for protest over paying more in taxes. But those people wanted all of the social safety nets and benefits, they just didn’t want to pay more for them. Somebody should’ve told them once those govt. programs get their hooks in ya’, it’s hard to let them go.

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Chow Yun FattyChow Yun Fatty And with their short work week and ample vacation time, they have lots of time to protest.

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That is why they want “Democratic socialism”. A distorted capitalism with socialist like handouts to feed the poor masses just enough so that they still can live and vote.

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AvatarMxnCheeseHead Yeah, our own trash isn’t good enough, they want us to be Eurotrash.

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I wonder how many of them are sorry they didn’t bother to vote.

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toontoon I don’t know, but I’ll bet that they all have jobs.

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Breaking: Grumpy Cat dead at 7.

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Boooo!

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They’re so brainwashed and ill-informed that I bet most of them don’t even know what Socialism is. Socialism NEVER works.

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Nobody who has ever actually lived under socialism likes it (unless they were in power). People who never have simply like the idea of it because they’re naive and believe in unicorns.

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I read an article that people in her district hate her. They claim she is a huge disappointment, they see her as more interested in getting media coverage then helping them with local issues, They complain that she doesn’t answer calls to her office (no voice mail either) and is neglecting the problems in her district. Many are regretful and see her predecessor as doing a much better job.

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I’m shocked, I tell you! razz

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DanaellenDanaellen She’s an elite now, they actually believe that she cares about them? Get off my lawn!

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Turning Point USA does some awesome work. I wonder, though, how many of those people he interviewed actually voted. I hope he reminded them how important it was and to make sure AOC hits the unemployment line next year. And thank you, Scoop, for yet another Dodo video. This one was so touching, I just loved every second of it. The bond between that baby bird and the man was so touching, and yet somehow the bird found a way to learn how to “be a bird” and be independent. Truly amazing! It reminds me of the power of God’s amazing Nature, and one reason why I can’t get swept up in the leftist climate change hysteria (the main reason, of course, is that it isn’t about “the planet” but about their political control, but that’s another story). Of course we respect Nature and want a clean and healthy environment.… Read more »

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As a yute I lived for a year in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. At some point while there I learned that 100 years prior the entire village was clear cut. Of that little evidence remained as the area was replete of towering Sugar, Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pines.
Oh the halcyon days.

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Amazing, isn’t it?

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Indeed it is. And I suspect God’s revealed majesty here is only a hint of what’s to be.

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UshUsh In many places I see areas which are forested, the only clue that it was once farmland is the large rocks piled on the edges.

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@nc That reminds me of some old strip mines we used to go to to fish and camp, and later, party. Nature was reclaiming the area and it wasn’t the ecological disaster that econazis call mining. I happened to drive by there a few years back and now it’s a beautiful, gated community. Leftists are almost always wrong, but for some incomprehensible reason, sheeple still believe them.

Interesting side note, this is a brand new tablet that doesn’t recognize my idiosyncrasies yet, and it accepted sheeple. I guess that it has become part of the American lexicon.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Funny how these stories are rarely told anymore, the wonder of Nature. Hmm, might get kids thinking about where it all might come from. idea

And congrats on your new tablet!

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@nc Only if approved by Captain Planet!

And thanks, only cost $1.98. Oh, and ten bucks a month for two years. But I canceled the $13 insurance, so it’s a wash.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Did you get a protective cover for it yet? Amazon has lots of them, really good ones, for less than $15. I don’t believe in that insurance scam either, but a good case is well worth it.

You really want to protect it against bumps, scratches, and God forbid, even drops.

Just make sure you get one that fits your tablet.

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@nc Yeah, I got an overpriced one from Verizon just so I’d have one right away.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Well, it’s still worth it. But if it wears out or breaks down (it probably won’t, don’t worry), let me know.

Have fun with your tablet! I got my first one in 2012 and just replaced it last summer. I use it every single day. I never use my laptop anymore except once a year to do my taxes, and next year I swear I’m going to figure that one out too.

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@nc I still prefer the laptop at home, but the tablet is nice on the road. I was going to put my old tablet back in service, but forgot the password. I found out how to get into it and the menu was in Chinese.

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lol

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Yet she was voted in….or …preytell ….. could there have been VOTER Fraud????….nah…New York WOULD NEVA’ allow voter fraud….would they???

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Awesome video of real people on the street.
Benny found a whole lot of capitalist in AOC’s district. So how did she get elected ?

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I’ve read that she was elected only because voter turnout was extraordinarily low. She got something like 16,000 votes to win the primary if I recall correctly.

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patriot077patriot077 Also, she went door to door in a primarily Hispanic area while the complacent incumbent didn’t campaign.

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Not surprised the people in AOC’s district don’t like Socialism. Most Americans don’t. There’s an excellent chance she won’t be re elected because everyone knows now who and what she is.

BTW Scoop, that’s an adorable DODO.

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Great point sjmom. AOC has had tons of camera time and now everyone knows what she stands for. One term?

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Praying for this to be a one term mistake

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Then she goes to CNN or The View.

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DanaellenDanaellen She may be too dumb for CNN, but she’s a perfect fit for The View.

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LandscaperLandscaper Hoping and praying she’s one term.

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sjmomsjmom Yeah, but now that she’s a publicly recognized figure, what’s to stop her from seeking higher office?

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Yeah for Dems failing up. Beto couldn’t win in his Senate race so now he’s out to become POTUS. And at last look wasn’t doing so well at that. Mayor Pete is stealing his thunder by being gay. Of course Beto could come out as “identifying” as a woman. I’m not sure but I think transgender trumps gay.

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It’s funny, I’m back in Indiana and everyone on the radio calls him Booty-Judge. I wonder if that’s how it’s really pronounced?

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove She’ll be the perfect replacement for DeBlasio as mayor of NYC. Might as well finish the city off once and for all. grin

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Perfect!

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