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Dance MF Dance!

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 pm, January 5th, 2019 - 32 comments
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded brilliantly to a clueless right wing troll’s attempt to belittle her by posting a video of her dancing with mates when she was a student.

The socialist politician has posted a short video in the hall outside her office, showing she’s here, she cares and she’ll dance whenever she wants to.

The troll has been laughed out of twitter town, proving that humour is still a useful weapon, wielded well.

Another congresswoman has courted a storm by using a Very  Bad Word.

Rashida Tlaib believes that there is already enough evidence to begin the Trump impeachment process. She’s spoken and written about that belief regularly, but in a speech on Wednesday she rather wonderfully said

” … we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.”

Trump is also fond of the word, so his response calling it “disgraceful” is fairly hypocritical, at best.

Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib are new to their jobs. Both look like they’re going to enjoy themselves immensely.

Nancy Pelosi is no newbie. Frankly, I can’t see the new Speaker of the House swearing, or even dancing. However I can see her quietly driving the tiny fingered, tangerine faced buffoon in the White House mad.

The Democrats now chair the house committees and have the right to demand financial details from Trump any time they feel like it. They will dominate the legislative agenda for the next two years and, while it’s early days, the Mexican wall stand off is a solid show of muscle.

Trump’s wriggle room is fast diminishing. So it’s no surprise then that Pelosi’s first speech promised transparency.

It’s the one thing Trump fears most.

Still, maybe the Generals will save him.

It’d be ironic if Trump leaves the job like Nixon did, helicoptered out from the White House lawn. Perhaps with Tom Cruise in the pilot’s seat?

32 comments on “Dance MF Dance!”

  1. Morrissey 2

    …no surprise then that Pelosi’s first speech promised transparency.

    It’s the one thing Trump fears most.

    How transparent was Pelosi about the DNC’s manipulations to make sure Sanders didn’t win in 2016?

    Sadly, the Democrats will go NOWHERE until they get rid of Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of the dead and poisonous wood in the party. They stand in putrid contrast to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and every other bright, hardworking and principled Democratic Party member.

    Other than Sid and Nancy, it’s hard to imagine a worse pair than Chuck and Nancy.

    MEMO: CHARLES SCHUMER & NANCY PELOSI
    FROM: THE TEAM AT DAISYCUTTER SPORTS INC.

    You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, we say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

    • One Two 2.1

      Yes,.quite…

      It’s a poor state of affairs when careerist types with highly suspect track records, are held up as an antidote of some description…

      Pelosi…a wannabe Hillary…

    • Sacha 2.2

      ooh, caps and bold.
      that’ll learn em

    • NZJester 2.3

      Pelosi and her sidekicks who are indebted to big business have also set about putting in rules that stop the progressive agenda in the Democratic party from people such as Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders. Pelosi is apparently one of the ones who has fought the hardest even harder than some Republicans to also stop true bi-partisan groups like Wolf-Pac who have the goal of ending corporate personhood and publicly financing all elections in the US to return it to a true democracy where the lawmakers answer to the voters and not to their corporate donors.

  2. joe90 3

    Interesting thread on how the media feeds the public’s perceptions and bias towards politicians.

    […]

    13. Again, the point is not to defend Gillibrand. The same dynamic happens again & again. Al Gore was “stiff.” Kerry was boring. Hillary was shrill & dishonest. Everyone knows it, so everyone writes it, so everyone knows it. The lack of original evidence fades into to the ether.

    14. It is beginning with AOC, even as we speak. The “narrative” is that (because she’s young, female, & attractive) she’s a ditz. Journos will pluck things out of context, quote anonymous sources, refer to one another … the narrative will be self-reinforcing.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1081303196465651712.html

    • Muttonbird 3.1

      There was an example of this in the way the media immediately branded Jami-Lee Ross as feral and rogue rather than a whistleblower.

      RW commenters in the sphere have also taken a liking to calling Ardern ‘a figurehead’. They claim she’s not intelligent, citing her Waikato University degree, and not up to the rigours of the job. They claim she wasn’t elected but instead appointed. Even that she’s achieved nothing in her life!

      A lot of the people extending these memes aren’t grumpy old white men, they are women. Talk about cat’s claws and shitting in your own nest.

  3. Exkiwiforces 4

    I would like to think that Dump’s Military Generals have more brains than him and show astute generalship when they get some obscure/ left of field or some crazy order. Unlike the muppets like “Le May” that served under old mate JFK during Cuban Missile Crisis.

  4. greywarshark 5

    Dance MF? What’s that about. Is it having a go at women again using whatever language is still acceptable in chesty, hearty circles. What about FF? Why should only females suffer the nasty connotations?

    • McFlock 5.1

      It’s a conflation of the Ocasio-Cortez dance video and the Rashida Tlaib comment.

      • Those two things made me think of the Violent Femmes song of the same name. You should have seen the howls of protest when I used China Crisis for a title that one time 😉

        • fender 5.1.1.1

          Mexican wall standoff made me chuckle.

          China Crisis weren’t too bad in the days of synth. pop from memory, but I’m struggling to find anything on youtube to back that up really, hasn’t aged too well or I’m confusing them with another band. Some quite nice Johnny Marr guitar sound imitations on a couple of tracks but I doubt Mark would like them.

    • fender 5.2

      I’ve come to think of MF as meaning someone who shatters the hopes and dreams of their mother by being a hopeless cause. Not someone who has sexual relations with their mother (like BM).

      Why MF and not FF? Probably male chauvinism, and it doesn’t roll off the tongue or sound as sharp, but that could be familiarity. Arlo Guthrie sang “…mother rapers, father rapers…” in Alices Restaurant and that flowed well, but the two f’s together seem to trip over each other. But as you suggest, there are just as many FF’s as there are MF’s.

    • greywarshark 5.3

      Oh so others are doing it or it isn’t quite what you think, or,… Why put it at all?
      It represents an ugly term, and people who include it in their discourse are showing an ugly attitude that casts a shadow on all women, dirtily sexualises their relationships with their sons, and shows the way that men are prepared to degrade women’s lives when given the apparent okay.

  5. The Chairman 6

    Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the only politician who loves dancing

  6. Jenny - How to get there? 7

    Dancing with wolves

    While Liberals dance. The Trump revolution instead of loosening, tightens its grip on the country, with Donald Trump shutting down the government, and threatening to declare a “National Emergency” where he can rule by decree.

    And a sharp rise, in Americans wanting to leave the country.

    ‘I can do it if I want’: Trump threatens to invoke emergency powers to build border wall

    ‘Poll Notes “Trump Effect” as American Desire to Leave US Permanently Surges

  7. Jenny - How to get there? 8

    No human being is illegal and Elie Wiesel
    Long Island Wins, July 6, 2016

    Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Holocaust survivor and refugee said it during my own early days in the immigrants’ rights movement.

    Wiesel, who had seen children hung in the death camps, told undocumented immigrants:

    “You, who are so-called illegal aliens, must know that no human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?”…..

    ……“Because once you label a people ‘illegal,’ that is exactly what the Nazis did to Jews.’ You do not label a people ‘illegal.’ They have committed an illegal act. They are immigrants who crossed illegally. They are immigrants who crossed without papers. They are immigrants who crossed without permission. They are living in this country without permission. But they are not an illegal people.”

    We hear every day of new lies being told against undocumented immigrants, that the “illegals” are rapists and murderers, that they are destroying America. Wiesel recognized the existential danger that this dehumanizing language poses for the immigrants who live and work here.

  8. Ad 9

    i sure aint going to complain at Democrat renewal.

    i thank my stars for Jacinda and shudder what would have happened if a totally inexperienced thirtysomething hadnt decided to stand as Labour leader.

    More outrageous unlikely political renewal YES.

  9. Philj 10

    This is just another example of the political Theatre game that is taking our attention away from the real issues.

  10. Ed 11

    Trivia.
    Nero fiddled while Rome burnt.

    A topical song. The video is 10 years old.
    And we are still in denial.

  11. joe90 12

    Burn.

  12. peterlepaysan 13

    Wall Street rules Congress. Mueller knows this. The money laundering trail via Trump and Russia goes through Wall Street.
    Wall Street donates money to many political wannabes.

    We live in interesting times.

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