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For a few weeks I’ve been wondering about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and just how she emerged as a politico. Her path to Washington is shocking, at the very least. My first question was: What were her campaign positions BEFORE she became a national figure?

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So I went to her campaign website and took that web address and looked through the internet archive. When I went back to 2017, it was not her website, it belonged to the group "Brand New Congress."

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Here's what the web address ocasio2018.com looks like now:

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Here's what the same web address looked like in late 2017:

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What's “Brand New Congress?” BNC is a group of Bernie Sanders staffers who got together, decided to make the 2018 midterms all about Bernie policies by taking his ideas & finding 400 Bernie carbon copies to dump into Congressional & other races, creating a 400 headed Bernie.

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Watch Rachel Maddow explain and discuss with the co-founder of Brand New Congress, Saikat Chakrabarti.

I know, I know, Rachel Maddow. But if you want to learn about the left, you have to actually watch and listen to them.



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The idea is that BNC will select candidates that must sign onto the Bernie Sanders plan and “bi partisan issues” such as:
Income Inequality, Climate Change, Mass Incarceration, Get money out of politics.

Keep Income Inequality & geting $ out of politics in mind for later.

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Here’s the official current policy page that ALL of their candidates have signed onto: brandnewcongress.org/policy/

Fixing the Economy, Medicare for All, Tax Reform, Foreign Policy, Women’s Rights, CJ Reform, Voting Rights, LGBTQIA Rights, Immigration Reform, ...

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... Environmental & Renewable Energy, Getting $ out of Politics, Veterans Rights, Education, Racial Justice, Online Freedom.

They obviously take the far far left approach on every issue.

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If you follow the bouncing ball, Saikat Chakrabarti- the BNC guy talking with Maddow- also is an Exec Director of an affiliated organization, “Justice Democrats.” The Justice Democrats PAC and the Brand New Congress organization are essentially inseparable.

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THIS IS WHERE IT GETS REALLY WEIRD.

“Justice Democrats” is a PAC co-founded by Cenk Uygur, the far lefty that used to be on MSNBC and eventually started a Youtube blog called TYT (The Young Turks). Yeah, this guy-->

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That’s right. The person behind the curtain that put Alexandria Osasio-Cortez into that national spotlight is Cenk Uygur.

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Here’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking to The Young Turks & Cent Uygur about how Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats pursued her to run for Congress. (10 minute mark)



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The entire interview is amazing, from Cenk interviewing her and pretending he had nothing to do with her candidacy to her making a joke about being in a bar and the calling out for naked models over the microphone.

Notice Cenk laughing at the sexism.

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So what’s going on with Cenk and Justice Democrats? In late 2017 he was forced out of his own organization. Apparently Cenk has a sexist streak in him and documented it in some older blog posts Joy Reid style.

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This is the video details of all of it.

Here’s one of the posts: web.archive.org/web/2002060716…

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I particularly like the part where he explains that when he wrote those posts, he was a different guy. He was a conservative.

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Here’s another post: Cenk’s rules of dating. web.archive.org/web/2002031905…

I’m not providing a screen print. I have a daughter. Look for yourself. If you want to screen print it and post it, feel free. I’m not doing it. Its vile.

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Here’s another lovely post about Cenk and The Young Turks Sr. VP David Koller stopping at a gas station and meeting 14-16 year old “whores in training.”

web.archive.org/web/2005122306…

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But Cenk’s a changed man now. He's not a sexist. He’s “woke.”

And don’t forget the chuckle in the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez video about the naked models. See video link from post /13.

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Yeah, he’s woke alright. He’s woke but he’s not broke. Let’s see how he feels about corporate money and politics.

His organization The Young Turks is partially funded by the Media Consortium, a Soros entity. themediaconsortium.org/member-directo…

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More about the Media Consortium and Soros:
mrc.org/commentary/sor…

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But wait, there’s more.

A quick search on Cenk’s net worth put him in the $18-22m range after taking venture capital money. Yes. He took "vulture capital" money.

thesquander.com/cenk-uygur-net…

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And his family life seems to be going pretty well now too. (Sorry. This is actually a pretty cheap shot on my part. I can't help myself.)

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So there you have it. In a nutshell, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political career was spawned by Cenk Uygur, who’s history is sexism & venture capital money, in an attempt to put 400 Bernie Sanders carbon copies into our political system and move the Dems far far left.

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More Addendum issues

Frank Llewellyn plays a key role in the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign.
See photos. He's the highest paid on her payroll.

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Frank Llewelly is also the former head of the DSA: Democratic Socialists of America. Here he is talking on CSpan in 1999.

c-span.org/video/?122791-…

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Key bullet points from CSpan video:
-Human rights over property rights
-Limits on markets
-Public control of economy
-Rejection of private profit
-Socialism has not been tried
-Ban strike breakers
-Plenty of wealth available for socialist programs
-Slash Def spending by 50%

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-Prefers "living wage" not "min wage"
-Loves unions
-Change Soc Sec: lower earners do not contribute, higher earners contrib more
-Regulate behavior of corporations (this is pre-carbon tax concept)
-Single payer is cheaper
-Wealth, income, power not distributed evenly

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In 2009 he was interviewed by @glennbeck
foxnews.com/story/2009/02/…
See photo for a great exchange. Its a silly exchange but Beck gets him to make an awesome admission- Beck would have to advertise in Dem Socialism magazine against his will because its "your turn". Wuuuut?

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