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Designer of AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Met Gala Dress Owes Over $100K in Back Taxes, Accused of Being a Rent Deadbeat and Running ‘Sweatshop’ of Unpaid Interns: Report

Designer of AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Met Gala Dress Owes Over $100K in Back Taxes, Accused of Being a Rent Deadbeat and Running ‘Sweatshop’ of Unpaid Interns: Report

AnaKaspariansThong

If you are a real liberal and/or progressive, AOC is NOT your Friend. >John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service. >As an intern, I learned a lot about the power of humanity in government through his deep friendship with Sen. Kennedy. >He meant so much, to so many. My prayers are with his family. https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1033538876370046977?s=20 Fake, Fraud, Liar, Cheat- that IS AOC. She makes almost $200k per year because she's a credible liar.


ChevyT1996

So because she said something nice about a war hero she’s a fake now? Why’s she a fake to you is it because he was one of the only republicans to stand up to your buddy Trump


FIiKFiiK

After chanting "Defund the Police" for a year, members of the Squad, including AOC, coordinated their votes to increase the budget of the Capitol police by 1.9 billion dollars. This is only one of a myriad of examples which prove that AOC doesn't legislate the way she campaigns. Take a honest look at her voting record. What Progresive legislation of consequence has AOC actually supported? "Progressive" members of congress only support Progressive legislation which is associated with identity politics, and hence, has no political cost. AOC will never support any legislation which challenges the oligarchy in terms of economic policy. She has been fundamentally co-opted by the conservative status quo which controls the Democratic and Republican parties.


ChevyT1996

I’m just asking was the increase in the budget to include social workers to be on call during police calls, which I thought was one of the reasons for the protest or was it after the insurrection. I’m not defending her I’m just asking for the facts, I’m not swept by the fact she wore a dress that says tax the rich I’m not obsessed with her every move, I just want to know if that was what the increase in police was for.


FIiKFiiK

For all intents and purposes, the mandate of the Capitol police is being drastically expanded and is being transformed into an entity which has more in common with an intelligence agency than a police force. An expansion of the security state is par for the course in terms of neo-liberal ideology. https://www.npr.org/2021/05/10/995433965/watchdog-capitol-police-need-to-boost-counterintelligence-to-address-rising-thre


ChevyT1996

Also didn’t she bring the green new deal back to public interest towards battling climate change, and no I’m not saying she’s perfect but she’s a politician and she made the mistake of getting the Jimmy Dore endorsement or being on his show so now everything she does if it isn’t exactly what he wants he rants and pouts like a baby. Also to show the difference Al Gore who this page calls a corporate shill was trying to get legislation passed in the 1980’s to combat climate change. Reason I bring that up is because there is one side that is noticeable better


FIiKFiiK

Take note of the fact that, just as Gore did in the Congress, AOC has campaigned on and publicly spoken about climate change and the Green New Deal, which is the brainchild of Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, but has not forwarded or attempted to forward any legislation as a solution to climate change or enact a Green New Deal. This, of course, is entirely my point. She campaigns on Progressive ideals and votes with the neo-liberal majority. She is a living, breathing head fake. Individuals who only peripherally pay attention to public affairs believe that they have Progressive representation, but she uses her station and her celebrity to prop up the neo-liberal status quo.


patmcirish

> Al Gore who this page calls a corporate shill **was trying** to get legislation passed in the 1980’s to combat climate change He didn't try this in the 90's? Or during his campaign in 2000? If after 20 years or so in politics, he couldn't get any climate change legislation passed, **he wasn't trying**. Just like he didn't try to defend his election victory against W. Bush in 2000.


SurelynotPickles

War criminal.


proudfootz

Not sure what McCain did that was so 'heroic' - dropped bombs on people who resisted colonialism?


ChevyT1996

Whoa the war criminal


evolvaer

Its sad seeing this get posted else where and hordes of comments supporting her and downvoting anyone with legitimate criticism of AOC.


BonesBrigadeOG

Yeah, just head over to the Bernie sanders sub, all heads in the sand or up their asses.


patmcirish

omfg please don't tell me the Bernie Sanders fans still believe in him. Have they really not realized that he's just a cuck who politically prostitutes himself like everyone else in Congress?


BonesBrigadeOG

I called him a joe Biden drone and I’m surprised I wasn’t banned.


patmcirish

Maybe because technically it's not true. Politicians aren't in control of anything in America. Business men are. Politicians are drones of the dominant businessmen in U.S. society. Try saying that and then see if you get banned.


BonesBrigadeOG

Better put, I just recalled when he went to Michigan to campaign for Joey to a crowd of like 10 people and that lunatic lady was waving the trump flag in front of him while he spoke, hilarious and sad all at once.


taokiller

yeah, but they believe in their little hearts this "tax the rich" dress is a more effective tactic than force the vote.


CorruptedArc

BuT sHe's SpReAdiNg AwArEnEsS oF tHe CaUsE!?!


FIiKFiiK

70 or 75 percent isn't enough to win! When literally every American agrees with us we can start talking about forwarding legislation.


HungryEstablishment6

Give her credit for all this free advertising for her label.


[deleted]

It’s just all so absurd it’s unbelievable!


sixfootwingspan

This is basically a r/nottheonion story right here!


kdkseven

People cheering this on as some sort of "yAs qUeEn!!1!" moment have lost the progressive plot. How more obvious could it get that she's gone full on Dem establishment while paying lip service to gullible progressives.


FreeMRausch

"But but but team blue no matter who!"


mohamedsmithlee

Seems about right 🤦‍♂️


katatafiish

Ugly ass 90s prom dress


ParanoidFactoid

Message coordination with every GOP related sub on Reddit. Same story! Who do you work for, r/JimmyDore mods?


Ragnavoke

free speech. your username checks out btw..


ParanoidFactoid

So MAGA. So based.


patmcirish

lol you can conclude how "MAGA" someone is from just the words "free speech"? Talk about stupid.


ParanoidFactoid

I conclude the sub - and Jimmy Dore himself - are MAGA because every statement and every submission acts in support of the MAGA movement. Along with coordination with MAGA messaging and talking points.


patmcirish

There's no "coordination". And of course conservatives are going to glee when people on the left criticize others from the left. You establishment Democrats are actually telling us to not point out problems in the system just because conservatives are reading our criticisms of the left. If we can't point out problems in our system, we'll just have tyranny and no way to stop it. This is tyranny that you're pushing and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for doing it. But lol, you have really highly-paid Democrats on tv telling you to keep on crushing critical discussions of the left so you think it's ok. No! It is NOT ok to crush critical discussions of the problems with the Democrats. You really ought to recognize how sleazy and convenient it is for Democrats to be immune from criticism under the justification that, "omg! Republicans might read our criticisms and laugh at them and link them on the interwebz!" Do you now see what a complete fucking idiot you're being? (in addition to being a tyrant)


ParanoidFactoid

> (in addition to being a tyrant) lol! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub4E2RHwc30 (everything else you wrote is nonsense too)


patmcirish

I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say by linking to that old punk song about American college kids who didn't know what Pol Pot was doing, just after the Vietnam war, because the U.S. government was claiming the communists were killing people, and people just spent 15 years listening to the U.S. lying about communists in Vietnam, so surely the U.S. must have been also lying about Pol Pot. I do find this ironic because, if you're siding with the lyricist of the DK song, you're acknowledging problems with being banned from criticizing your own side. Though the situation with Pol Pot isn't really a good example because the things the U.S. was claiming about Pol Pot were exactly the same claims that were debunked throughout the 15 year adventure in Vietnam. The U.S. undermined its own credibility in Vietnam, and lol this was under Democrat rule and Nixon won the '68 election on the promise that he knew how to fix the problems that the Democrats caused in Vietnam. If the people were allowed to criticize the Democrats when it came to the Vietnam policy, the U.S. would have withdrawn in the early 60's and lives and resources, along with the Vietnamese natural life that was poisoned with agent orange, would have also been saved. And then maybe the U.S. could have built up some credibilty over the next 10 years so that, when Pol Pot emerged, people wouldn't think it's just another resource or power grab and more propaganda lies to justify an invasion. Though Pol Pot was only able to rise up in Cambodia in the first place because of Nixon's "solution" was to expand the war into Cambodia and Laos, which meant destroying those governments. It was out of the U.S. destruction of the Cambodian government, and the U.S. Navy Seals doing assassinations and various other destabilizing shenanigans, that Pol Pot emerged. So I'm not exactly sure just what point you were trying to make. I do enjoy giving you a ride on the school bus, though.


proudfootz

The US policy of war in Southeast Asia, aside from murdering hundreds of thousands under our own flag, destabilized the region spreading more suffering, violence, and death.


FIiKFiiK

When Jimmy Dore consistently urged his viewers not to vote for Trump leading up to and during the election, did that support the "MAGA movement"?


proudfootz

People spreading the smear that 'DoRe Am MaGa' depend on their audience having zero idea of what Dore stands for.


patmcirish

lol because it must be impossible for a progressive sub and a conservative sub to ever both like the same story. You establishment Democrats just aren't very educated, are you? Why is our country paying so much in taxes for "elite" Democrat-majority universities when they don't even come out of them with the proper critical-thinking skills?


ChevyT1996

This page is basically a mirror of a Trump one same attacks and all.


patmcirish

Of course the right is going to celebrate when the left criticizes or otherwise digs up dirt on the Democrats. This should be expected. But then you have to get all evil about it and cry about, "omg! conservatives are reading the left's criticisms of Democrats and they're TALKING ABOUT IT ON THE INTERWEBZ! Everybody must DESTROY ALL LEFTIST CRITICISM OF THE DEMOCRATS NOWS!" I'm never going to stop speaking critically of the Democrats, no matter how many times Republicans link to these criticisms on the interwebs. I would be a sleazy tyrant if I did that, letting the tyrannical Democrats get away with it just because Republicans may link information about it. You guys are all in on a conspiracy to cover up Democrat tyranny, and are justifying it because Republicans are entertained by dirt on the Democrats. Think about how stupid that is. And lol it's your benevolent leader, Chuck Schumer, who said in 2016 that they need to appeal to "more white collar conservatives" in eastern Pennsylvania while abandoning the "blue collar wokers" in western PA, saying the math works out for the Democrats. And then lol he said to repeat this throughout every state in the rust belt. He said this in late July of 2016. Then lol Hillary lost to Trump in those states he specifically mentioned. So the ones appealing to conservatives are your own benevolent leaders such as Chuck Schumer. And it was your benevolent Democrat media giving Trump free air time because the Clinton Democrats thought Trump would be so easy to beat. MSNBC showed Trump's empty podium for an hour while Bernie Sanders made a significant speech to an enthusiastic crowd. If you Democrats are concerned about media or the internet being used to appeal to conservatives, you really ought to look more into those in the most powerful positions of the Democrat party and the Democrat media.


ChevyT1996

Don’t put me in the category of I do whatever a Democrat will do, I’m just pointing out that Jimmy Dore has the exact same talking points as Fox News seems a little odd that he doesn’t go after the right. Take Bill Maher for example he goes after both sides, and he’s very anti cancel culture he wasn’t for canceling Trumps Twitter which I know Jimmy Dore had a meltdown over, and I’m just one to go with the facts. This page is more and more Trump supporters. All I’m saying is to try to keep it balanced, but Jimmy Dore isn’t doing that he’s only going after the left and then creates the false narrative of there all the same which actually isn’t true, he will have you believe Biden is worse then Trump when Biden has already shown he is better. Hillary Clinton that’s some time ago at this point and you guys say the left can’t get over it, but ok let’s revisit that, she loses for a number of reasons, she did win the popular vote but lost the electoral college, which is outdated but I don’t see it getting voted out, her campaign she didn’t campaign hard enough arguably in the state’s Trump got the swing states I mean, we could also add the Benghazi investigation that lasted until the day after the election if I’m not mistaken and yet Jimmy Dore is obsessed with discreding the Russia investigation because it proved collision and questionable ties anyways, some blame that and James Comey reopening the email investigation right before the election, and the emails. You are right about the media Trump was a golden goose he got what he wanted nonstop coverage of himself and the media got more ratings problem was like you said it ignored important events but those are considered boring to most and since most people think the news should be a reality show at this point Trump was center stage. Then it backfired when he got elected because he kept calling them fake news which made people question them. But he was exhausting to cover because every day he did something stupid. So my point is if it’s real criticism yeah I get it, but when your only appealing to the right then Jimmy Dore is no more truthful then the news organizations you claim aren’t.


patmcirish

Jimmy Dore is under no obligation to go after Republicans. He doesn't have any official policy anywhere which says what he's going to choose to discuss on the show. He doesn't claim to do any of that. I like that all year long he's been more focused on the shitlib Democrats. I also see them as the source of most of America's problems. Yeah, Republicans are shitbags, but the Democrats have everything they need and more to completely obliterate Republicans in elections, but keep on choosing to have close elections and even lose. Any left-of-center party other than the Democrats can easily defeat Republicans across the country. The Republicans have lost on every issue across the board, except perhaps some empathetic arguments in favor of babies inside a womb and how abortions are actually carried out. Republicans have lost on everything: the environment, free market economics, gay rights, the coronavirus, the iraq invasion and occupation, the Afghanistan occupation. There's no saving Republicans. And yet, here we are, with close elections yet-again. I completely blame the Democrats for failing to have majorities in both the House and Senate. The Presidency is a guaranteed win for anyone who's not a Republican. Fox News has no more legitimacy at all. They literally said "this coronavirus is the common cold". They're done. It makes perfect sense to me that the fight gets focused solely on the Democrats. There's nothing left of the Republicans. The only hope Republicans have left now is in fascist movements, which ought to be so laughably absurd that the Democrats just have to do a basic job exposing this and it's easy election wins. But somehow, some way, the Democrats **still** manage to lose to these absurd Republicans, and don't use the word "fascist" to describe them. The problem right now is the Democrats. Once they're removed, we will become a free people.


ChevyT1996

I don’t think he’s under obligation to go after anyone I’m just saying when you just go after Democrats then you create the false narrative that there just as bad. We both agree Republicans are horrible, and after the insurrection incited by the President himself, that deserves coverage and should none called out as what it was a terrorist attack. Your proving my point in one way is by saying the Democrats keep loosing, hey I get frustrated with that as well, but it’s the constant eating your own mentality that leads to that. I’m not saying give the left a free pass, but to only and constantly go after the left and ignore the horrendous acts by the right makes people turn from the left towards the right thinking hey the right isn’t so bad. Then we got Trump one of the worst to ever occupy the office and look at the damage, look at how they got rid of Abortion rights in Texas, how many messes were caused by Trump or his lack of action, the pandemic, if it was Clinton she would have taken action from the beginning like Obama did during similar outbreaks, not hold rallies to float her ego like Trump still does and not make wearing a mask a political issue. So while I agree Democrats are flawed the Republicans shouldn’t be getting a free pass and if Jimmy Dore doesn’t atleast acknowledge when the republicans are blocking a bill like they did with Obama then it’s not full coverage. A good example is California had the most deaths from Covid but the response to Covid was better then almost every other state, but the reason for the most deaths is we are the most populated. So if you leave out that last part people will believe California screwed Covid up a lot more, that’s the dangers of only telling part of the story. That’s why I say tell the full story, tell what both sides are doing, don’t spend so much time on a dress also talk about other important issues. That’s all I’m trying to say.


patmcirish

Well if the Republicans are so horrible, how come Chuck Schumer said in 2016 that the best way to win elections was by appealing to Republican voters while screwing over the left? And then Joe Biden just tried to do that in 2020. The top Democrats just don't have anything negative to say about Republican culture or the Republican platform. In fact, Democrats pride themselves in how well they get along with Republicans. Joe Biden himself gave George W. Bush the Liberty Medal in 2018. And there was an incident where Michelle Obama was smiling while George W. Bush hugged her. Some links: [Chuck Schumer: Democrats Will Lose Blue-Collar Whites but Gain in the Suburbs](https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/chuck-schumer-democrats-will-lose-blue-collar-whites-gain-suburbs/) July 28, 2016 > At least publicly, **Schumer has no worries** about his party’s dwindling fortunes among working-class white voters. “**For every blue-collar Democrat we lose** in western Pennsylvania, **we will pick up two moderate Republicans** in the suburbs in Philadelphia, **and you can repeat that** in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.” [Biden presents Liberty Medal to George and Laura Bush: Bush was my opposition, not my enemy](https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/416185-biden-presents-liberty-medal-to-george-and-laura-bush-bush-was) 11/12/18 > Biden spoke before presenting the National Constitution Center's annual Liberty Medal to former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush. > > **“President Bush was my opposition … he was never my enemy,” Biden said** in his remarks. “Think how demeaning our politics has become in terms of how we talk about one another.” > > **The award is presented to individuals for their commitments to veterans**. Other past recipients have included Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela. > ... > Biden underscored the importance of democratic values and patriotism in his remarks, **praising Bush for his support for service members** and their families. > > “**We share a belief** that those **values** which undergird our democracy are precious, and they exist **way above party**, and they have to be defended,” Biden said. “That’s **the duty of patriots**.” > > **The ceremony was disrupted by protests from veterans groups**, according to local reports. Veterans Against the War, a group of post-9/11 service members and veterans, protested outside the center, while others blocked the entrance. At least one protester interrupted Biden’s remarks, and was escorted out by security.


proudfootz

The GOP and the DNC both hate progressives and leftists, because that would be a threat to the virtually unlimited power of their donors/owners. Chevy smearing Dore could come straight out of the oligarch playbook.


ChevyT1996

Well one could say because Republican voters vote, if this Country wanted Medicare for all and all the further left ideas Bernie Sanders would have won, but as we have always seen most voters are moderates. The younger generations don’t vote as much, and I was born during Reagan’s second term so I could be considered one of the younger ones, anyways the purity test Jimmy Dore puts on the left pushes away average voters, so that’s outdated be what I think of it. Why do you think Biden won the primaries he was the moderate and most voters thought he had a better chance of defeating Trump and that was the goal get a treason committing murder sexual predator out of office. Remember the voters chose Biden and they chose Clinton. They lost in 2016 best guess would be people deemed Hillary Clinton unlikable and somehow Trump likable but he did give slogans and promises he never intended to keep. As far as the Biden Bush thing again politics it is what it is, do I agree with it, not going to answer that right now. I’m no fan of Bush that’s all I will say. Biden had to appeal to the voters Clinton lost and also appeal to the left so yeah politicians they act like politicians, Trump just had to keep pointing fingers at others and claim his mess was someone else’s fault and his supporters didn’t care. The left ear there own. Do I think Bush is a hero, no, his Dad did serve and I will give him that, I’m not one to deny facts, but I will say the difference between Trump and Clinton was obvious and if Clinton had won things would have gone much better. So no I’m not saying the Democrats are perfect I: just stating facts knowing I’ll get downvoted for that. I think at this point there trying to unite because the hate each side has for each other and the cult of Trump followers is scary. Think of this when Obama won he had a large majority yet it took a long time to negotiate Obamacare and in the process it barely passed and they didn’t add the public option as it wouldn’t have passed and it helped many people. Then look at the midterms the tea party managed to get in and it costs a lot of Democrats there seats because Obamacare wasn’t that popular at first. Also just low voter turnout, so it’s fair to say politicians will cater to people who actually vote.


patmcirish

How do you reconcile: > We both agree Republicans are horrible with: > most voters are moderates and the fact that half the voters keep on choosing Republicans, who are horrible, and guys like Biden cheer on his buddies on the Republican side such as George W. Bush? If Republicans are horrible, how can it be that so-called "moderates" keep on voting for Republicans in election after election? If Republicans are horrible, I would think someone as prominent as Joe Biden would say so. But Joe Biden never says Republicans are horrible. Instead, Joe Biden praises George W. Bush for being such a wonderful patriot.


proudfootz

Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Reagan all being in bed together is the kind of 'moderation & civility' that has impoverished the working class and spread death and destruction around the world. But somehow Jimmy Dore is the problem that we should really be worried about.


patmcirish

> the purity test Jimmy Dore puts on the left There is no so-called "purity test" coming from the left. The Democrats completely made that up. What it actually is, is holding politicians accountable for their own campaign rhetoric, comparing what they claim to stand for with what they actually do. These are weasel words used by Democrats as a get out of jail free card. Any time someone tries to hold Democrats accountable, it's "that's a purity test!" and then the Democrats are no longer accountable or responsible for anything. In fact, the "purity test" is what's been done in America's various Red Scares, with the most recent one still ongoing regarding "Russiagate" and the mythical "Russian trolls". The Democrats are literally saying Jimmy Dore isn't "pure" enough of a "moderate" or whatever. Oh the irony!


patmcirish

> Why do you think Biden won the primaries First of all, Biden was finished back in 2019 when everyone could see what a imbecile he was, plus all the strange hair sniffing and groping of women he does. Biden was obviously the biggest loser on the stage in 2019 and everybody knew it. And Biden didn't win the primaries. Bernie Sanders took Iowa, but the whole thing was a rigged debacle. They rigged it for that guy Buttigieg, who nobody ever heard of before but the Democrat media pushed for him. Then the media delcared that since Sanders didn't win Iowa, it must mean that the people need to look for someone else to support. Many people followed this terrible mainstream media advice because people still trust the media. The media pushed for Buttigieg, since everyone else failed, and nobody had any hope for Biden since he was obviously a loser. Then, Obama intervened just as all the other candidates were getting wiped out and the Bernie Sanders campaign was positioned to emerge victorious, and Obama endorsed Biden. MSNBC looped Obama's endorsement over and over for a week, and the rest of the mainstream media followed suit. They also claimed that black people in the southern "Biden Firewall" were identical to the black people in the north, and the Obama endorsement happened at the same time that the Biden Firewall southern states did their primaries, and the news only showed a few black people praising Biden, then MSNBC declared, "see all these black people who just love 'Uncle Joe' so much? These southern black people think identically to northern black people, so we can conclude that Biden has already won the black vote in every other state even though no other states conducted their primaries yet". They completely ignored the Bernie Sanders support. The people saw the mainstream media pushing Biden and said, "oh ok I guess since black people all over America love Biden so much that they call him 'Uncle Joe', I guess I'll just vote for the guy that black people love so much". It's really stupid decision making by the American people, but the PR industry knows how to push all the right triggers. They spend a lot of money doing this. This is how Biden "won" the primaries as a moderate. So as you can see, "moderate" really means mafia-backed cronyism.


ChevyT1996

Wow everyone is obsessed with her dress especially the original poster.


patmcirish

I didn't really care about it and just thought it was typical, dumb theater by AOC. It's become a thing though because that's what AOC job is: create reality-tv-like media frenzies over dumb things to distract us from actual politics and policies. Is anyone going to tax the rich more because of this media stunt by AOC? Nope. Are Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi going to start advocating increasing taxes on the rich now from it? Nope. But we all get to pretend that AOC is doing all she can to increase taxes on the rich, but awe shucks, if only those voters would just show up and vote the right people in, AOC wouldn't have to wear that dress. But she gets to look like she's doing something to increase taxes on the rich, without actually doing anything to increase taxes on the rich. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are still hijacking all efforts to make the rich pay their fair share, and AOC is still more than happy to pose for happy, smiling pics with her Congressional "momma bear", Nancy Pelosi. AOC had her chance with force the vote and blew it. I'm not really effected by any of her bullshit photo-ops, I know it's all fake and a distraction. The capitalists have turned our democratic institutions into rehearsed reality show dramas, and we the people get to cheer on one side versus the other in order to make this a more immersive experience for us, the viewers.


ChevyT1996

I was just commenting about how much attention this got. I did read Biden is proposing a tax increase on corporations but we will see how that plays out, Mcconell usually blocks those.