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Sort of. A lot of Ds are intellectually lazy and do not understand #PAYGO and do not want to. They are mad anyone would dare distrust the fancy folk to whom have outsourced their brain. The danger of @AOC isn't the theatricality, it's that she can think.
So much of the 'we must get along' and process-talk and calls for unity are just about laziness. Writing law is hard! It requires boring detailed work fighting with fancy people who sneer at you. It's much easier to pretend to wonk out than to actually do it.
I noticed this during @AOC's campaign when she made detailed critiques of the #PROMESA bill Obama and Congress passed to hand Puerto Rico over to hedge funds. Lots of progressives supported the bill because they didn't understand it. It was clear she had paid close attention.
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One thing I’m worried about—in addition to my family’s safety—re: #Maria in #PuertoRico is how #colonialism capitalizes on #NaturalDisaster
In the early 1900s US #businesses were able to monopolize #PuertoRican farm land after Hurricane San Ciriaco (1899) devastated the #island
#Farmers who were never able to rebuild after the #hurricane were forced to either give up their #land or enter unjust agreements
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