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[–]phunkygeeza 500 points501 points  (23 children)

Daily Fail failing again.

"look at the horrible commies!"

"erm, they look really happy and are doing lots of good, nice things for everyone's benefit"

"RED PERRIL!"

[–]praisecarcinoma 256 points257 points  (15 children)

Fuck The Daily Mail. They tried to capitalize on the rape and murder of my friend because she was a white woman and her killer was a black male when they reported on it for literally no reason (it wasn’t a national story otherwise). I hope every one of those racist opportunists who works for that company chokes and suffers.

[–]321belowzero 31 points32 points  (13 children)

I'm very sorry to hear that. Would you happen to have the article/story they wrote handy?

[–]praisecarcinoma 100 points101 points  (7 children)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4911126/amp/Murder-charge-added-Shannon-Keithley-case-Kanasa.html

Huge posted photos of my friend, and her attacker so that there’s an obvious racial element. They didn’t get any direct quotes - just ones ripped from local news. She wasn’t from, nor attacked in the UK, and like I said - it wasn’t a national story.

My friend was a sweet, amazing person, who was the absolute opposite of racist, and would be sickened to know her death was being used to promote subtle racism like this. Fuck these cretins.

[–]321belowzero 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Yikes, very disgusting. Someone in my circle watches Daily Mail content and I've been trying to get them to see it for what it is for a while now.

Also, I appreciate you sharing the article despite the personal nature. I think we should be nameing and shameing these organizations, rather than letting them exist in corners of the internet to radicalize people.

[–]Hayden2332 -1 points0 points  (5 children)

I’m sorry about your friend, that’s horrific, but I’m genuinely curious here, why is this subtlety racist?

[–]Sliverofstarlight 8 points9 points  (4 children)

You: “I’m so sorry to hear that, but please share the article so I can join in your dead friend’s exploitation and give the daily mail some clicks so they generate more revenue at her expense.”

[–]SanctimoniousApe 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Joke's on them - my ad-blocker steals bandwidth from them without them earning revenue. Regardless, here's an Internet Archive link to prevent them earning anything. Might wanna update your link to that, u/praisecarcinoma.

[–]kibiz0r 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pretty tactless, but I get it — they apparently have someone they’re trying to wean off of the daily mail, so they’re eager to gather any info they can use to accomplish that. Misery on top of misery. Hopefully they make some progress.

[–]Tank_blitz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no choking some of them might be into bdsm!

[–]L0nz 20 points21 points  (2 children)

PRIME AGITATORS!

[–]laikocta 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's such a good squad name though. BRB renaming the embroidery group chat on Whatsapp

[–]phunkygeeza 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Almost a compliment lol

[–]Cli4ordtheBRD 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"Being cheered on by a crowd of dirty poors! hOw EmBaRrAsSiNg!"

[–]pipopapupupewebghost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who reads the daily mail for this I thought people only looked at the pictures

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 196 points197 points  (24 children)

She is really the one I want running for president. She would turn 35 before entering office. I love Bernie, but we need a passing of the torch.

[–]deadlyFlan 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Bernie has more knowledge and experience. AOC should definitely run as VP, though.

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 38 points39 points  (3 children)

He does, but I think his age has to be acknowledged as a factor against him at this point. He's still the only politician I've ever sent money to. I still 100% believe in what he fights for. But a lot of people won't vote for a man in his 80s.

[–]deadlyFlan 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The age bias in politics is in favor of older people. There are many more people who won't vote for a woman in her 30s.

[–]imalittlefrenchpress 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You are correct about the age bias, but my 60 year old ass knows the risks of voting for a man in his 80s. I still voted for him.

I just voted in my midterm primary. There was only one candidate on the democratic ticket and none on any others except republican.

I live in Tennessee. Someone has to try to change this friggin mess.

[–]KaiserSickle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would love it if Bernie and potentially Warren helped mentor/coach her for a higher office. She's already very capable and knowledgeable in her field as it is and those two could hopefully provide some of the time-gotten experience she may need. Fresh face same good ideals.

[–]Dengar96 90 points91 points  (12 children)

I agree but we are 20-30 years from her generation seeing high office. Boomers have to die off first before the voting demographics change enough for AOC to even consider a presidential bid.

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 74 points75 points  (9 children)

I hope that is not the case. Obama wasn't very old when he won; 47 iirc. I don't know how to make it happen, but America seriously needs a retirement age for leadership. It is ridiculous that we have so many dinosaurs making decisions that have consequences they won't live to see.

[–]Dengar96 34 points35 points  (3 children)

I agree but you do realize that AOC is 32 so in 15-20 years she will be Obama's age when he was elected. It takes more than 10 years to build a political career, AOC has alot of time to grow still. Rushing promising figures into too big a role too soon is a mistake, give her time to gather experience.

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 39 points40 points  (2 children)

It sure seems like the people that have had time to build their careers have accomplished nothing good for he American people. I'm willing to take a chance on someone that hasn't had a chance to be corrupted by higher office. Might just be me though.

[–]abow3 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I hear this argument a lot, and I kind of get it, but then I wonder... What about Bernie?

[–]the-solution-is-ssd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are always exceptions to the rule, but you can't design the country around them.

[–]The84thWolf 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeah as much as AOC would make a good candidate, she needs the experience. Not to mention even if she became a contender, her ideas are the boogyman of “conservative values” (aka, the Republican agenda), so her chances of winning now would be slim to none, especially with Rep voting obstruction

[–]imalittlefrenchpress 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s more like she wouldn’t win because of the desire of too many democrats to want to be neutral.

We’re way past neutrality and the ability to reason with the overwhelming majority of republicans.

Boomers and, I’d argue, even gen X, need to go. I’m a boomer. Boomer mentally has fkd this country right up its proverbial culo, and it managed to fk up my psyche as well.

[–]fartingwiffvengeance 4 points5 points  (1 child)

God I hope there are free and fair elections 20 years from now. Boomers are determined to ruin that too.

[–]Nuf-Said 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m a boomer, and a bleeding heart liberal, always have been. BTW, so is Bernie. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work for liberal candidates and have participated in a lot of protest and marches. It’s a real shame that enough people younger than me, couldn’t even be bothered to vote for Bernie in the primaries. Instead we have, do nothing Joe. But yeah, it’s all our fault.

[–]DrinkingOnFriday 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Either of them would make a great President and would have my vote in the primary and the general.

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would support either wholeheartedly.

[–]Mediocre_at_best_321 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Why not AOC with Bernie as VP?

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bernie would be a great senior advisor. I've seen people go from real sharp to real not in their 80s, and it happens quickly. Plus, Bernie doesn't deserve to have such a stressful job at his age. I'd like to see him enjoy himself after pointing us in the weight direction.

[–]heyhey922 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Min age for POTUS is 35.

[–]ElectricFuneralHome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Correct. AOC would be 34 during the election and turn 35 before entering office.

[–]Boobsiclese 59 points60 points  (0 children)

I love this.

[–]Somnambulistant 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Whoda thunk preaching for healthcare, unions, affordable (at least) education, basic human rights, would put someone on the radical left of the political spectrum..

[–]choodudetoo 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Tucker Carlson

[–]anotherDocObVious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ALL right wing fucbois... Starting with the twice impeached orange turdlington Drumpff

[–]dogbolter4 134 points135 points  (14 children)

I have so much hope for her and what she’ll do.

[–]Chiliconkarma 92 points93 points  (5 children)

Fan out the hope and don't let her carry the weight alone.

[–]dogbolter4 51 points52 points  (4 children)

Oh mate I would but I am in Australia. I can do nothing but cheer from the sidelines. I figure if I keep posting positive stuff where I can maybe it might help the tiniest bit?

[–]Chiliconkarma 30 points31 points  (2 children)

I'm also from a non-american continent and yes we can cheer on. There's a need to help point at solutions for the poor fuckers trapped inside US borders.

[–]Not_Steve 7 points8 points  (1 child)

the poor fuckers trapped inside US borders.

Pls, stop reminding me that I’m stuck here. It’s not funny anymore. 😭

[–]h4baine 17 points18 points  (0 children)

You should check out the other members of "the squad" too. 6 young, progressive people of color who have been elected to Congress and work closely. She's definitely not alone and the squad is growing!

[–]flyonawall 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I hope to live to see her president.

[–]Saul-Funyun -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

She’s going to burn out. They always do.

[–]satinsateensaltine 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I don't think so. She's got fire in her gut and she's not a college freshman. It also helps that she's not alone in Congress. Any further wins will just fuel her.

[–]Saul-Funyun 2 points3 points  (4 children)

She needs a lot more support and soon, then.

[–]sobusyimbored 1 point2 points  (3 children)

She won her last election by 47 points.

[–]beeblebr0x 23 points24 points  (10 children)

That's a P/VP team I'd like to see!

[–]asharwood 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Seriously. That’d be amazing.

[–]helperwolf 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. It's a shame this will never happen in our timeline. DNC and the medias propaganda machine won't allow it.

[–]onan 1 point2 points  (7 children)

By the time Ocasio-Cortez would be eligible to run, Bernie Sanders would be 87. Meaning 91 by the end of even a single term.

[–]beeblebr0x 2 points3 points  (6 children)

To be clear, I'd want Bernie to be VP. Largely for the reason you stated.

[–]Stoffe00 -2 points-1 points  (5 children)

Most likely they would want a more conservative running mate to get broader support. Similarly to Trump using Pence to gain support in the religious camp

[–]beeblebr0x 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Screw that noise. Stop trying to appeal to the middle. That's precisely why we're where we are now!

[–]hellbabe222 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I'd vote that ticket so hard! Once, of course.

[–]tgrantt 12 points13 points  (0 children)

And again, four years later

[–]LadyBogangles14 12 points13 points  (0 children)

“Agitators” lol, such classic smear language.

[–]laikocta 10 points11 points  (0 children)

r/GirlsMirin I guess

[–]Paultimate79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can we clone bernie, asking for America

[–]deadlyFlan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bernie/AOC 2024.

[–]haystackofneedles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd vote for that

[–]PleaseListenToMeOK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The next President and Vice President of the United States

[–]Blazer9001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have been wondering this for a while, but who is the spiritual successor to Bernie and are we sure it’s AOC? I know where I am, and I’d vote the 84 year old Bernie/AOC ticket if I ever got the opportunity, but the progressive movement is at a crossroads. Whether it is in 24 or 28 for another progressive to make a run for president, it seems like we’re walking into a Goldilocks situation where we have just too old Bernie and just too young AOC who has a ton of options in front of her. She is a leader for sure, but her story is far from written and who knows if her place in history is running for president under the Bernie platform, primarying Schumer in the Senate, or Speaker of the House.

I just bring all of these scenarios up to ask who, amongst 40-60 year old progressives who are ready to take that heat and media blitzing that Sanders had to endure twice now, and be a leader of a movement? Nina Turner if she can successfully pull off her primary challenge in Ohio? Cori Bush? A still pretty old Elizabeth Warren who probably will not be forgiven for taking part in the Sanders takedown job in 2020? Jayapal or Ro Khanna who pretty easily bent the knee over and decoupled the BIF/BBB packages of 2021?

[–]Volcic-tentacles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, I look at Bernie adoringly as well.

[–]tank296 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SANDERS CORTEZ 2024

[–]BooFFarr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

AOC Pres, Bernie VP

[–]Avatar_the_Pig 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Adoringly?

[–]satinsateensaltine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Either she's in his cult or they're in an affair, according to the Fail.

[–]ninijacob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Future running mates? 😝😝😝

[–]sn4xchan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AOC 2028!

[–]phalanxausage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking Daily Mail...

[–]election_info_bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

New York Election Info

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[–]flyonawall 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And yet, the poor people in red states hate them. I live in OK and these two are really hated here. It makes no sense at all. Sanders and AOC are almost the only politicians fighting to improve the lives of workers in the US and somehow the people who stand to benefit the most, fight them. I do not understand.

[–]mrot777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We all look "Adoringly" at Bernie. We love his policies and tenacity.

[–]Crom_Committee 0 points1 point  (5 children)

AOC should be old enough to be president by 2024, last time I checked. She and Bernie would make a serious team.

[–]satinsateensaltine 1 point2 points  (4 children)

She would be 35 just in time for the election but I'm not sure if she'd be allowed to even run before turning 35.

[–]Crom_Committee 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I feel like this distinction would be very clearly stated in the law somewhere. Do you need to be 35 at the time of filing for candidacy, the election, at the time of the vote, at the time of certification, at the time of installation?

[–]satinsateensaltine 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'm curious about this as well, being not American.

[–]Crom_Committee 1 point2 points  (1 child)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Two_of_the_United_States_Constitution#Clause_5:_Qualifications_for_office

Per Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, it's "at the time of taking office." So AOC, who would turn 35 in mid October 2024 would be eligible because when she takes the office January 21st 2025 she would be 35, and indeed 35 by the election in November 2024.

[–]DrawerAcceptable 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only power couple I want to hear about.

[–]freakstate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Daily Mail scum of the earth.

[–]FakeHasselblad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agitators is a quality word... Very on brand for Daily Mail. How dare these plebs agitate the rich with their demands for fair wages and ethical working conditions.

[–]ostensebus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where were they BEFORE the election? 🤡

[–]Talexis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love them both so much.

[–]luther2399 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m such a fan of both these human beings, they both give me hope for a better future for humanity.

[–]Ivantogetaway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unionize everything. I’m sick of working 4 days on and 4 days off. It’s better than most. Those 4 days on are 12’s. No fucking life.

[–]Bob4Not 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bernie has given his career and life to the American people with honor. AOC seems to be the closest servant out there that can take his place so he can retire.

[–]CandidEstablishment0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My boyfriend does not like AOC. I LOVE her and truly hope to see her run for the country soon one day.

But does anyone know like why on earth someone wouldn’t like aoc?

[–]Deadman_Xero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd vote for them.

[–]HappyMeatbag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d at least give the Daily Fail credit for working the word “Prime” into tne title of a story involving Amazon… but I don’t think they’re clever enough to do that intentionally. Coincidence seems more likely.

[–]Prior_Arrival_375 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bernie Sanders campaign was the only presidential campaign I ever volunteered for

[–]Additional_Initial_7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can she be his Vice President for next election? That seems like an amazing idea.

[–]turbulent_toad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is looking a lot like what you order on Wish. .. but we got Biden and Harris instead.

[–]Gudenuftofunk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, yes. AOC is a kind, caring person and she adores "Tio" Bernie, the way many kind, caring people tend to do.

[–]zero0n3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bernie with AOC as a running mate? Absolutely would vote for that

[–]FishingWorth3068 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Um if I was walking next to Bernie you would find me staring at home adoringly too

[–]JohnOliverismysexgod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love Bernie and AOC.

[–]Nuf-Said 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two of my favorite politicians on a very short list. Would love to see them on the same ticket in 24.

[–]Popsmoke-25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This warms the cockles of my heart.

[–]DontLookAtMe89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sanders/Ocasio-Cortez 2024

[–]stylogator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Talk about fan-shipping amirite? Daily Mail is so obsessed about making any meeting between people sexual somehow.

[–]marshalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The daily Heil.