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The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

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The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

For at least the second time, reporters were barred from covering an event featuring Socialist Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The campaign’s reason: we want attendees to feel comfortable since there’s so much national press covering her.

This is an absolutely ridiculous excuse, of course. Nobody goes to a campaign event without knowing the press will (should) be there. It doesn’t make them less comfortable and may actually give some a sense of security knowing the answers to their questions will be judged by more than the audience at hand. That’s one of the reasons for the press in the first place, to give information about an event to people who cannot attend.

Instead, the press is getting another roadblock:

Ocasio-Cortez bans press from covering campaign event

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/17/ocasio-cortez-bans-press-from-covering-campaign-event.htmlAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist star running for New York’s 14th congressional district, is facing criticism after her campaign banned journalists from covering a town hall meeting with voters this week.

The Queens Chronicle, a local news outlet, reported that the campaign for the 28-year-old progressive prevented reporters from attending a campaign event in Corona on Sunday, even though it was open to the rest of the public. The campaign reportedly barred reporters from a prior event as well.

It’s conspicuous that a local publication was barred because it runs contrary to the narrative the campaign is trying to sell. So why is she being hidden from reporters at these types of events?

My Take

It’s clear that her exposure is her best friend and worst enemy. Being talked about is a politician’s best friend on the campaign trail, but it also offers a risk of failure. This is most common in events like the town hall meetings she is holding because she’ll be forced to think on her feet.

What if she can’t think on her feet? What if her answers when placed in an unscripted situation the type of answers many would expect from an inexperienced socialist?

Until she’s ready to handle the pressure of having press cover these events, she won’t be ready to hold public office at this level. The House of Representatives isn’t for people who need to be protected from their own answers.

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The Green New Deal: A debunking by John Stossel and friends

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The Green New Deal A debunking by John Stossel and friends

Nearly all of the complaints from the right about the Green New Deal have been focused on the economic catastrophe the proposal would bring to America if it were ever implemented. That’s the right approach because trying to tackle it from a scientific or even an emotional angle is challenging; most Americans have bought into the notion that man-made climate change is real and will destroy the planet at some point in the future.

But there’s a reality that is rarely explored. Is it even the right approach? Are green energy sources as green as they’re made out to be by leftist politicians and their political scientists in the environmental movement? Some are starting to speak out against the science behind the science and point to an inconvenient truth: green energy isn’t as green as it’s made out to be. What’s worse is that the viability of going green is challenging even if we don’t take the financial repercussions into account.

If the goal is to reduce carbon emissions, nuclear power seems like the better alternative to coal and natural gas than wind or solar. It is more efficient, much easier to control, and yields a much higher bang for the buck. Moreover, one of the main reasons for opposing nuclear energy – safety – is blown out of proportions. Chernobyl was based on a faulty concept and architecture that made meltdown an inevitability. Fukushima was a real disaster that seemingly could not have been avoided. But in the scope of nuclear safety challenges, these two seem to be the only ones anyone ever mentions.

That’s because nuclear power is much safer than environmental scientists are willing to acknowledge because doing so would go against their agenda.

In this video by John Stossel, he explores the realities of the Green New Deal as well as the benefits of going nuclear over going for expensive renewable energy sources

As the left rushes to beat some arbitrary deadline (the latest in a series of alleged doomsday clocks proclaimed every decade), perhaps we should take a measured, diverse approach. Green, nuclear, and weening off fossil fuels over time makes the most sense.

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Democrats launch Republicans For Impeachment crowdfunding scheme

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Democrats launch Republicans For Impeachment crowdfunding scheme

Jon Cooper, chairman for the DemCoalition, launched, with the grandiose backing of Twitter Moments, the Republicans For Impeachment campaign. The campaign is mostly a hashtag on social media. Its website is is a donation page with an outline of building a social media campaign. The campaign is “built around three main strategies.” Note the misuse of the word strategy when they really mean tactics.

1. Digital Ads Supporting Grassroots Advocacy
2. Elevating GOP Voices
3. Trending Hashtags

If your inference was that they want you to give them money so that they can get get their Twitter thumbs cranking, the full description of these tactics will confirm this. It’s not a grassroots movement if you are on the opposite side, literally, trying to start a movement to cause the other side to splinter. Tactic 2 involves elevating low level GOP voices, the first two are former insiders but unknown pundits. The third linked “Republican” is Bill Kristol. Basically this is a nice plan to get paid to be on social media. But with the previous generosity of Democrats giving money to Stormy Daniels, Christine Blasey-Ford, James Comey, and others, it’s a near certainty this scheme will work at its monetary objective. Fame hasn’t really worked out for the first two, but this attempt is premeditated.

The numbers are not on their side however. Polling shows that Trump’s approval rating among Republicans is sky high. Polling will also show Democrat hesitancy about impeachment. In general, the country is fatigued from this story, as polls show. And while polling should be approached with skepticism, Twitter should be approached with greater skepticism. Majority of Americans aren’t on Twitter. Democrats are overplaying their hand based on social media reinforcing their preconceived biases. As previously written, impeachment will only demoralize Democrats. The grand scheme of convincing Republicans to impeach Trump when he is guilty only by the Kavanaugh Standard, Republicans For Impeachment will undoubtedly fail.

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AOC Tweet scorecard: New Zealand attack: 14, Sri Lanka attack: 0

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AOC Tweet scorecard New Zealand attack 14 Sri Lanka attack 0

I’ll keep this short.

Nobody would accuse Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) of being shy on social media. Her Twitter account tends to be an endless flow of wicked idiocy, like a parody account making a mockery of false “deep thoughts.” But there are times when she tends to go silent on a topic. We now know one thing that will make her shut up is an Islamic terrorist attack on Christians.

Thus far, she’s mentioned the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks exactly zero times two days after the event.

If you think her silence is simply a reflection of her unwillingness to politicize tragic events, one need only look back a month to see she’s very capable of spewing rhetoric following terrorist attacks. Following the attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the freshman Congresswoman wouldn’t shut up. She Tweeted about it 14 times.

The difference, of course, is that one attack was against Christians and the other was against Muslims. For Christians, she has no sympathy or respect. For Muslims, she’s an advocate.

I’m not going to comment on the hypocrisy of this dangerous politicians. Either you see it or you’re among the sheep. She is either misguided on what makes America great or she willfully wants to destroy the nation. Which is it?

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