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AOC Immediately Blasts NRA in Wake of New Zealand Shooting

The nonchalance of youth and ignorance can be captivating, and attractive, but it does not make for well-informed public servants.

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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

While it isn’t quite clear which is the case here, there is something to be said for the melding of youth and ignorance.

The nonchalance of such disadvantages can be captivating, almost romantic.  It’s the reason that the young, well-to-do maiden always ends up smitten with the ratty paper boy from the slums.  The carefree attitude of the “young and dumb” is magnetic, and reminiscent of our younger, freer days.

This sort of attractiveness plays well in politics as well, with a number of freshman Congresspersons finding themselves atop the shrines of enamored fans, allowing them to speak freely and with very few criticisms entering their Twitter-sphere.

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Such is the case with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who responded to a mass shooting in New Zealand with vitriol for America’s National Rifle Association.

Of course, the NRA has little or nothing to do with the gun policies in New Zealand.

More importantly, however, is the fact that the NRA is absolutely nothing to do with exacerbating hate crimes and bigotry.  Literally nothing.

This was an act of evil, not an act of guns, and would have been committed in another way had these weapons not been available.  We needn’t look any further than Charlottesville to see that.

 

 

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Universal Child Care That Costs $1.5 Trillion To Be Financed By ‘Tax On Extreme Wealth’

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Trump Promotes $3B Defense Deal With India During State Visit, Says ‘America Loves India’

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President Trump announced that India has reached a $3 billion defense deal with the United States, which includes the country purchasing several military-grade helicopters. Trump delivered a speech on Monday alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Sardar Patel Stadium, which is the largest cricket stadium in the country, capable of housing more than 100,000 people. During his talk, Trump confirmed that the U.S. had approved the purchase of several military helicopters from America as part of the larger defense deal between the two countries. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: “The United States looks forward to providing India with the best and most-feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made — airplanes, missiles, rockets, ships. We make the best, and we are dealing now with India,” the president said. He continued, “I am pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over $3 billion in the absolute finest, state-of-the-art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces.” Trump, who held a rally with Modi in Texas in September, described the friendship between the two nations as being strong. He called Modi a “great friend” and vowed that the U.S. and India would remain allies. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1231918893964251136 Both countries were due to talk about trade during the state visit, however the president stated that no deal has been finalized at this time. He spoke with reporters saying that he felt “no rush” to complete negotiations, but added that “We are doing well with India, we are making deals.” Trump’s speech in India was accepted with warm applause from the packed out stadium. He went on to thank the crowd gathered to hear him speak for the “spectacular welcome,” saying he would never forget the “remarkable hospitality” of the Indian…

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