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Veterans Walk Out of Meeting With Ocasio-Cortez After She Bashes U.S. and Trump

Veterans Walk Out of Meeting With Ocasio-Cortez After She Bashes U.S. and Trump

“I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore”

https://youtu.be/j72Ha81TVtI

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in a meeting with constituents this weekend and drifted into predictable territory, criticizing the United States and President Trump. Two veterans who were at the meeting, walked out.

Isabel Vincent and Shant Shahrigian reported at the New York Post:

Veterans walk out of meeting with Ocasio-Cortez after she bashes US foreign policy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed US foreign policy during a private meeting with Bronx community leaders, prompting two military veterans to storm out.

“She knocks the country, she knocks the president. And that’s not what America is about,” said Silvio Mazzella, a Vietnam War vet and treasurer of Community Board 11.

Anthony Vitaliano — an Army veteran who worked in the NYPD for 38 years, and commanded the Bronx’s homicide detectives — was sitting between Ocasio-Cortez and a staffer for the freshman Dem.

“I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore,” the former CB11 chairman said. “I just got up, got my umbrella in my hand and walked right out.”

It’s unclear why the subject of foreign policy would come up in a community meeting in the Bronx, but AOC took positions which should surprise no one.

The progressive firebrand slammed the US policy of providing bombs to Saudi Arabia, which has supported Yemen’s government in a brutal civil war, according to attendees. Some blamed her for not including the roles of other nations in explaining the volatile region’s violence.

“Talking about America, that really turned me off completely,” said Mazzella, 74, who said he fought in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.

When Israel came up later in the meeting, Ocasio-Cortez suggested President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are autocrats, according to a person at the meeting.

“I was revolted,” said the attendee, who didn’t want his name published.

AOC’s people tried to spin this, naturally.

Tim Pearce writes at the Washington Examiner:

Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman Corbin Trent contested the veterans’ accounts.

“The only person that left the meeting while it was underway was someone who had to go pick up their children,” Trent said.

“Everybody that was there knows I walked out,” Vitaliano said, calling Trent’s account “bullshit.”

Who can blame these vets for walking out?

The left loves to claim Trump is dividing the country. It’s another form of projection on their part.

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Comments

Could it be that AOC is just an honest Democrat?

BTW, I realize an “honest Democrat” may be an oxymoron.

    Miles in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 2, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    As the definition of Honest Politician is “one that stays bought”, the definition of Honest Demoncrap (sorry that is the correct spelling no matter what some may opine) is “one who openly admits their pro-Socialist/Marxist – anti-American/Constitution politics”.

LOL, the people of New York beclowned themselves when they elected this dolt.

It’s unclear why the subject of foreign policy would come up in a community meeting in the Bronx

News reports (and we all know how invariably accurate those are) are that one or more Bronx Muslims of foreign extraction were whining about US government actions in Yemen or some shithole country like that, and when it comes to federal government, now that Psycho-Chick is The Boss, it’s not inappropriate to direct such whining in her direction.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to tom_swift. | June 2, 2019 at 11:46 am

    We should be giving some of those shit holes an education with fuel air bombs.

    It was quite entertaining when leaders of some of those shit holes acknowledged their shit hole condition by complaining.

First, she offends the Vets. Then her team essentially calls them liars. Unbelievable AOC!

As a Trump supporter, I love AOC and encourage her. She is worth a $billion in free advertising for the Republican Party.

In the future, I encourage patriotic vets and other people to ask AOC to say more. Do not walk out or discourage her. “Fascinating, AOC. Can you expand on your comments,” is the proper response. Record her and post her on social media.

“The only person that left the meeting while it was underway was someone who had to go pick up their children.”

That should be “his children”, or “her children”, or “his or her children” or whatever. These people are illiterate.

    rdmdawg: That should be “his children”, or “her children”, or “his or her children” or whatever. These people are illiterate.

    Singular ‘they’ has been in use for centuries.

    There’s not a man I meet but doth salute me
    As if I were their well-acquainted friend. ― Shakespeare

    Everybody has their failing. ― Jane Austen

    No man goes to battle to be killed. … But they do get killed. ― George Bernard Shaw

      hrhdhd in reply to Zachriel. | June 2, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      (Not sure why I am bothering with this troll, but here goes.)

      The examples you provided have generic singular antecedents. The person who left the meeting was either a man or a woman (despite attempts to mandate that everyone is gender fluid [note I used a singular verb for “everyone,” another clue that it’s singular]), so “he” or “she” would have been correct and clearer. I would be interested to know whether the person was a man or a woman, actually. It would add to the information available.

      Terence G. Gain in reply to Zachriel. | June 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Those reference are plural.

    artichoke in reply to rdmdawg. | June 2, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Full on Trump supporter here. And I like the singular “they”. We don’t have a suitable word in English, and “his or her” is awkward.

    I’ve adopted “they”. I’ve also adopted “around” to mean “about” as in “We had a discussion around John Brennan’s treason.” We can use those things too.

Perhaps she could elaborate on the Houthis, their background, and their alliances (including drones and bombs) with pillars of freedom such as Iran and Hezbollah?

Mark Michael | June 2, 2019 at 4:36 pm

Do you think she’ll win reelection come Nov. 2020? If she does, then my respect for the 700,000+ who live in her congressional district drops even further!

    I read that the primary turnout (against incumbent named Crowley IIRC) was 17%.

    Since there either was no Republican running or based on the fact the district votes 90% Dem (or some such ridiculously unbalanced number) you have to understand she was elected by a relatively tiny group of people who were perhaps not happy with being ignored by their multi-termed Congressman who lived in DC or environs, not at “home.”

    Do the math.

    She could be very easy to beat (by a Dem, not another screwy socialista, and probably not a Republican, tho that would be truly delicious … are there any there?) if someone with half a brain who cares about representing the district chose to run against her.

    Dems or not, these people deserve better.

They should have pissed on her.

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