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PODCAST: We Speak to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, She Seeks Another Term in Congress

June 10, 2020 By Christian Murray

The Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District takes place June 23 and incumbent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeks another term.

The congresswoman is running against former CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and community organizer Badrun Khan.

We speak to Ocasio-Cortez about what she has been doing in congress and why she believes she deserves another term.

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Gardens Watcher

AOC is running lots of TV ads lately. If she was doing such a great job, she wouldn’t have to.

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Gardens Watcher

Even the NYTimes knows AOC has been lacking in serving her constituents. THAT is the job.

Here’s part of their half-hearted endorsement posted today:

“If, as we hope, she wins a second term, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez should devote energy and resources to constituent services, one area where her community is hungry for more of her attention.”

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Johnny San

Ocasio-Cortez is the only choice. Opponent Caruso Cabrera is masty opportunist – she is a Republican who moved to Sunnyside a year ago to run against AOC, funded by same big real estate and Wall st donors who funded corrupt Joe Crowley – AOC needs to watch out for Queens Board of Elections during this election – it is still led by the corrupt attorneys Sweeney Reich and Bolz – who kept Joe Crowley in office illegitimately for so many years – and who worked against Tiffany Caban for free ! They also “helped” Hakeem Jefferies and Grace Meng so that they would be beholden to intellectually challenged Crowley – but AOC liberated Jeffries and Meng from Crowley’s control.
Watch how BOE attorneys “help” Caruso Cabrera ! She , just like Melinda Katz are beholden to the corrupt Crowley attorneys who run the BOE, and who enrich the Crowley family and their attorney on surrogate court. Katz turns a blind eye and Caruso Cabrera will help their corruption.

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Gardens Watcher

Election season brings out the “intellectually challenged” conspiracy theorist with many names.

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AutoclickerBoy

It also brings out the Trumpsters with their autoclickers to thumb themselves up because nobody else will.

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Gardens Watcher

I’m not a Trumpster and I don’t have an auto clicker. Wish AOC had this many staffers serving the district rather than her RE-election campaign.

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Gardens Loser

She won the election. You need to stop posting negative posts and get a real job now.

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Diarmuid

I like a lot of what AOC is pushing for but cant forgive her for screwing up the amazon deal. That was pretty dam stupid and short sighted. I would like to see pro business pro prospertity progressives.

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Luke Adams's Enlightened Ghost

“Pro business pro prosperity progressives”?
What planet are you on?

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Resident

She proves it day in and day out every time she either opens her mouth or uses Twitter.

Our district cannot afford to make the same mistake twice.

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Ethan

‘The Squad’ doesn’t have to worry about primary challengers. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still pretty popular in her district. Many residents who claim they will not vote for her are just saying that to get by and survive racist. ignorant and sexists landlords, neighbors and co workers in our communities. The votes will speak for themselves when the time comes. Just wait and see.

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Caitlin

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on GMC this week! She helped explain why she supports calls to defund police. Everyday people like myself will re-elect her! Thank you for your hard work and honest service to this country Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez.

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Sana

Vote for Badrun Khan, a resident of Sunnyside!! Please interview her also! She is the best candidate to represent district 14.

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Sanchez

There are other candidates running against her. Which means her name recognition and strong base will get AOC the votes she will need to be re-elected. The other votes will be scattered among mostly unknown candidates. During her first election two of her supporters knocked on my door twice. No other candidate has ever sent supporters to my home.

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Truth hurts

Yes, the progressives are really the rich snobs who depend on their rich parents’ trust funds. They have no useful skills so they carved out the minority groups from the rest of the population and convinced them to vote for them in return for government money and programs, which perpetuates the minorities’ dependence on government and keeps them behind on their earning power. The ones who realize that this is the case become as successful as anyone else. If you want to be successful in life, you gotta break free from the economic and free thinker shackles that the progressives imposed on you.

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I love when Trump lovers pretend to care about the incredibly wealthy

Owning a golden tower in Midtown Manhattan with your name on it doesn’t make you a rich snob lmao

You’re so gullible

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Sue

Both democrats and republican leaders want and need progressives like AOC and the “squad” to stay in office. There reasoning might be very different but they are a big part of the whole political circus. Those of you who dont think that AOC supporters have moved to her district just to be able to vote for her and keep her in office need to wake up. She is going to be re-elected. Media has even predicted that AOC will run against Chuck Schumer.

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Woodside Resident

AOC has my vote again. Proud that my representative has been a strong leader on climate change, expanding health care to all, and fighting the Trump/GOP agenda. Also love how she has energized so many young people – the energy we need going into November, for sure.

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Resident

@Woodside Resident:

“Proud that my representative has been a strong leader on climate change”

If you bothered to read the Green Bad Deal, you’d learn that it has NOTHING to do with the environment. It reads like a junior high report on Socialism (which is the highest level AOC is capable of).

She is waaaay out of league and always has been.

NO THANK YOU.

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But until then

Politicians in the past ran on the platform of working with business in helping to secure good paying jobs as well as safe neighborhoods and getting a balance with civilians and the local authorities. it was the general goal that most of them strive to achieve for their constituents. Ocasio-Cortez has taken the opposite approach, No solid approach to Job creation, Businesses are somehow almost evil and not to be trusted for anything, not even a job.Her suggestion to Close prisons without a comprehensive study to the impact it has on neighborhoods or event the prisoners themselves. In the short time she has been a congressperson it is very apparent that she has no true grasp of anything. She is angry and is in a constant state of lashing out. We cant allow her to have 4 more years or she will continue to drive the city towards desperation. Perhaps she and her supporters have a better plan for when they create businesses that everyone gets paid equal in their companies and that door locks and pull down gates become a thing of the past

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Get a Clue!!

Congress has a Two [2] Year Term limit, Not 4??
So much… for your illogical Arguments!

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Carbie Barbie

You posted links to her opponents’ websites but not hers. Why is that?

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unbelieveable

amazing how progressive types will mock immigrants if they do not conform to their politics…what a bunch of fakes…

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Carbie Barbie

Being an immigrant whose policies do not align with mine does not earn you to my vote any more than being born here and supporting bad policies would. MCC is a corporate Democrat, and a Democrat by name only. She was a Republican until rather recently and still harbors those instincts, I’m afraid. Hard pass.

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Celticparker

Christian , twice she mentioned about Police departments having Tanks and twice you left her off the hook – unless you have seen outside the 108th. Pct. What a box of rocks – AOC that is. She performed much better in her video with Pappi !

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This guitar kills fascism

Did she actually say the police have tanks? Well, Trump can say the dumbest thing so I’ll give her a pass. I know the LAPD received flack for having an armored vehicles with a battering ram to go into crack dealer homes. That was in the eighties. Face recognition? If you ever go to various police precincts, police cars are parked left and right and broken down. She is right that health insurance is not portable unlike a 401K and even the maximum contribution is ridiculously low. She shouldn’t roll over and allow Republicans to craft covid19 stimulus bills to favor the rich. One airline CEO even with a bailout said layoffs will still happen. Free college for all?! I respect her for saying the Democratic Party shouldn’t be complicate and being in the pockets of lobbyists. She’s a mixed bag of practicality and extremism.

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Me

Will you be giving the same opportunity to Michelle Caruso Cabrera ?? Especially because she lives in Sunnyside and this is the Sunnyside post?

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Laydee Bea

Michelle Caruso Cabrera. Only recently semi moved to Sunnyside. She lives in Trump Tower and keeps a rental in the 11104 for political reasons.

Similar to Hilary Clinton. When she moved to UPSTATE NY and ran for a NY political position.

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tooties tooters

Ocasio Cortez does not live in the area and was raised in Westchester. She does not even try to maintain a real residence in the area. She is the female Crowley who really resided in Virginia and does nothing for constituent services. Vote for Caruso Cabrera of you want positive results.

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Mac

Similar to AOC who was probably not or very close to not living in the Bronx when she begun he campaign ( that she auditioned for by the way) .she is Yonkers not this urban Bronx girl she claims to be.

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Gardens Watcher

Hillary ran for U.S. Senate, and Senators have different residency requirements when running than House members.

AOC has never lived in Queens.

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Carbie Barbie

Yes. MCC is a Republican in sheep’s clothing. Don’t fall for her corporate take-over attempt.

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Anonymous

You can call MCC a Republican with a heart or a Democrat with a brain. Either way she is far better than AOC. Free stuff for everyone notwithstanding .

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Re: did she did

Confirmed!

“democrats” “pro open borders” are way MORE intolerant than republicans.

They can’t read a grammar mistake when it comes from a immigrant.

CONFIRMADO! No se dejen engañar compañeros, los socialistas de aquí son tan malos como los socialistas de nuestros paises. Que dejen de usarnos de escusa! Quieren nuestro voto para despues ignorarnos.

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Why has Trump completely failed to deliver one of his central campaign promises?

Pro open borders? Trump has a Republican senate and hasn’t built an inch of border wall in 4 years. Undocumented immigrants are at an all time high.

Sorry how is that Democrats fault again? He pretended Mexico would make a “one-time payment” for it, you actually believed him! 😂

Making fun of you for being stupid isn’t anti-immigrant, it’s anti-stupid. Many immigrants are very smart and speak English very well.

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Truth hurts

Yes, the progressives are really the rich snobs who depend on their rich parents’ trust funds. They have no useful skills so they carved out the minority groups from the rest of the population and convinced them to vote for them in return for government money and programs, which perpetuates the minorities’ dependence on government and keeps them behind on their earning power. The ones who realize that this is the case become as successful as anyone else. If you want to be successful in life, you gotta break free from the economic and free thinker shackles that the progressives imposed on you.

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Remove BdB

She’s a total con to the gullible “progressives” out there. Living off taxpayer funds in her posh DC digs while she tweets and does nothing beneficial for this district. She even voted against the funding bills that were designed to support failing small businesses. Vote on June 23.

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What an elitist!

> Living off taxpayer funds

Like…all elected officials?!

> in her posh DC digs

A congresswoman living in DC, the outrage!

You didn’t vote for the president that golfs at his private home in Florida, the second largest mansion in the entire state did you? He was golfing during the height of the pandemic.

Otherwise, WOW you’d look silly!

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Remove BdB

Nice deflection. No I am not a republican and did not vote for potus. Go ahead and name a few positive things AOC has done in her term to improve this local area.

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I agree, you criticized a congresswoman for living in DC

Sorry you were completely proved wrong she was “posh.” If you have any reason to believe that at all, please share.

Otherwise, you’re obviously completely wrong. Her mother couldn’t afford to pay rent…

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Gardens Watcher

Not waiting for June 23. I already voted absentee, as did many others. Given how long it took to receive my ballot in the mail, I suspect it will take at least a few days for results to be counted.

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Manuela

Besides Amazon, did she did something?
Twitter, fighting back Trump, supporting Sanders, more twitter… and?

She wants to be paid another term for….? More twitter?

No me jodas, tu no me representas. Ya lo demostrate.

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You're criticizing a politician for being on Twitter too much?

You are gonna FREAK when you find out Trump uses Twitter every time he has a tantrum

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Dem Lifer

You know it is possible to have no use for AOC and Trump at the same time right?

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