Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign video team just made a killer ad for a Hawai'ian Democratic Socialist

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/07/26/kaniela-ing.html

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Ing faces an uphill battle ahead of Hawaii’s Aug. 11 Democratic primary. A May poll found him running in fourth place in a crowded field of five candidates, despite coming in first with voters under the age of 50. Since then, a sixth candidate, former Hawaii Congressman Ed Case, has entered the race.

Ing said he still feels buoyed by Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in Queens and thinks he can overcome the long odds through grassroots enthusiasm.

“I feel really good about the movement we’ve built,” Ing said coming off an all-nighter with his staff, who have worked overtime to try and build momentum.

“We have, by far, the most volunteers. We have people knocking on doors every single day, making phone calls and texts,” he said. “We have over 9,000 individual donors. The previous record for this district was 1,700. It’s unprecedentedly grassroots.”

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Great campaign, great ideas, and I love the work these guys are doing. My only critique: tone down the shaky-cam, fellas, it’s super distracting from the message.

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Hopefully these inspiring DSA videos will do something more than just make me tear up on my lunch break.

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More like him, more like Ocasio-Cortez PLEASE.

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Hopefully your 50 bucks isn’t misspent. However if history holds, you might be paying for something non-campaign related =/ Sucks. I like his positions on things but I feel like he’s screwed up too many times on following the rules.

wow, great ad. he has a great, natural presence, at least in the video, like ocasio-cortez. this stuff is getting me SO excited. 2018, people – we gotta make it happen.

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Revolution starts at the ballot box.

If you look the history of how other non-democrat countries run their countries, it reminds nothing more than a communism. This is what they do they promise everything but in the end they lose even the most basic rights. Be careful who we choose to be in power.

Thanks for creating an account here to warn us of this peril.

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My favorite part is how fluent Kaniela Saito Ing’s: “My name is… I approve of this message.” are in Hawaiian, after laboring with mainland-English.

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If you look the history of how other non-democrat countries run their countries, it reminds nothing more than a communism. This is what they do they promise everything but in the end they lose even the most basic rights. Be careful who we choose to be in power.

The people, the party or the political system? Do you mean non-democratic countries?
Other than what? Hawai’i is the 50th state of the U.S. since 1959.
Who are ‘they’?

Depending on what you mean, I either partially agree with you or am shaking my head.
How are ‘they’ doing it in your country?

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This is my Congressional district. Ing is struggling with having just been caught in a large campaign spending scandal; basically every report he filed from 2011 to 2016 was false, covering up using the money for personal purposes. The excuse he made was youthful indiscretion. He has also lied about having a masters degree.

On top of that, he is running in a pretty strong field of candidates, including the former Hawaii attorney general who brought the suit in 2017 that blocked Trump’s immigration policy, and a former congressman/senator. I’m afraid the latter, who is a blue dog and somewhat to the right of the my party, is going to win on the basis of name recognition, but in any event I can’t see Ing doing better than fourth.

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If you look a little deeper into the history of “those countries”, it’s often the case that the left wing political revolution arose to oppose a brutal right-wing regime, or monarchy, often propped up by foreign capitalist powers with their own selfish interests. the revolutions were brutal, and the aftermath a vacuum of institutions, leaving greedy, self-serving strongmen to throw on the socialist mantle and take advantage to become the next authoritarian. whem socialism arises truly democratically, in the context of strong institutions and a healthy political schema things can turn out much differently.

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