AOC hands Rep. Yoho's cowardly nonpology right back to him

Goebbels was far more talented and hard-working than Yoho.

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Her future Presidency will be awesome!!

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She just recently became eligible for the Senate. No rush, I look forward to her spending a good long apprenticeship in the House before a possible assignment in the Duckworth Administration and then election to be Governor of New York (which needs a real Democrat.) Following that, a term or two in the Senate before running for either President or VP in 2040.

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/07/23/aoc-i-do-not-need-rep-yo.html

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I would love to hear that she became President of the USA, but in the meantime, I hope she wears a flack-jacket.

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I wish Florida Man and rejected chocolate drink Ted Yoho would just go away.

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I admire her.

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Agreed, no rush, I like the timeline you’re drawing and the path it implies.

I’m just saying, if I ever found myself in a position to name any current US politician as dictator, she’d be high on the list

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Republican hypocrites… but I repeat myself.

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“Dictator” aside (I’m not sure it’s really flattering) I’m quite impressed by her myself.

I’m also interested in seeing the Democratic Party demonstrate its rejection of out-of-nowhere “outsiderism” by having a clearer and better-supported program of grooming promising politicians [1] and succession planning for the senior ones. “Elder statesman” should be part of the apprenticeship program. Nancy Pelosi is one of the most effective Speakers in a long time, but that job is demanding in a way that I (at 68) would not want to tackle and she – a good bit older – shouldn’t have to. Can you imagine having Pelosi mentoring the younger ones like AOC [2]?

[1] It’s not an insult.
[2] I suspect that that, openly or not, is exactly what’s going on. AOC is playing a very valuable role in Pelosi’s House.

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I was reading boing-boing without add blockers on a computer the other day.

One of the ads was for an eBay listing of a poster of AOC.

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Fair enough, and I apologize for the unflattering implications. They’re unintended.

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I would like to imagine she is held up to some of the old establishment to keep them in line. Sort of like the way cats were used in “The Mummy” (Rachel Weiss version).

She is one of the reasons I do have real hope for your future down there.

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AOC Forever.

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The thing I would most look for in a potential dictator of the US is the likelihood they would decline the position. Consequently,

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You could even say that Goebbels was an honorable man. By standards I reject, but he was willing to live and die for them. The current crop of fascists blow with the wind and aren’t even willing to put money where their mouths are.

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I can’t wait to vote for her for President.

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I think you could say he was a devoted man. The object of his devotion being genocide.

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In a later response, Yoho said, “Not only will I never apologize, I will be suing her for a severe injury to my rotator cuff. It is the result of all the high-fives I received from the rest of the GOP racists, incels, and cowards - whom you know as congressmen.”

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I agree with the AOC sentiment and think we as the electorate also benefit from always maintaining an eye on every political representative, balancing our belief in the individual rep with never letting our guard down—no matter how noble and proven they are. This is due the representative’s current involvement in a traditionally and evolvingly corrupt political system that corrupts.

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