- Oct 31, 2012
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Progressives lash out at Ocasio-Cortez after she releases a non-explanation for her vote on Israeli defense
Progressives lashed out at socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after she gave a non-explanation for her vote in Congress on providing funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system in Israel. Ocasio-Cortez originally voted against the funding of the defense system...
Many of the critics of Israel lashed out at Ocasio-Cortez for not actually explaining her vote Israel Iron Dome bill.
" feel like i'm taking crazy pills, i've read this whole essay three times over and literally nowhere does she actually explain why she voted 'present' instead of against the iron dome money. the closest she comes is mentioning the vote process caused 'panic' (??)," replied one critic.
As for the comments of AOC, they are not much better.
"I want to be clear with our community that I am opposed to this bill, but ultimately cast a PRESENT vote," said Ocasio-Cortez in part.
"The reckless decision by the House leadership to rush this controversial vote within a matter of hours and without true consideration created a tinderbox of vitriol, disingenuous framing, deeply racist accusations and depictions, and lack of substantive discussion on this matter," she continued.
Well let's see. The democrat led Congress led to:
1. Tender box of vitriol. Check
2. Disingenuous framing. Check
3. Deeply racist accusations. Check.
4. Lack of substantive discussions. Check.
But is this not how the DNC approaches everything? AOC continues, why I'm not sure, but she does.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she asked House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to delay the vote in order to ease the tensions surrounding Israel, but that he "summarily" refused.
"The damage of this careless process created very real spillover effects into our community," she continued. "It created a real sense of panic and horror among those in our community who otherwise engage thoughtfully in these discussions, and fueled the discussion to devolve to a point where it became clear that this vote would rise a severe devolution to the good faith community fabric that allows us to responsibly join in a struggle for human rights and dignity everywhere — from Palestine to the Bronx and Queens."
Yep, no where in there does she say why she voted the way she did.
5. Lack of accountability to your constituents. Check.
Yes, AOC is a true democrat. It's where she belongs.