Once upon a time, in the not-too-distant past, Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) was a capitalist.
My research began when my book publisher asked if I’d write a biography on the young congresswoman. I gladly obliged, fascinated by the prospect of learning about what makes a political phenomenon – perhaps even first hand.
But my book, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Her Mysterious Rise from Bartender to Congresswoman, does not include an interview with AOC. In fact, she and her staff stayed as far away from me as possible.
Though I did manage an exclusive interview with her spokesman Corbin Trent when I showed up at her office unannounced, I couldn’t help but think that her campaign was desperately trying to protect an image that it had cultivated for her.
I began thinking: what do we actually know about AOC?
The answer, in short, is not much.
Despite the hundreds of thousands of news headlines, AOC’s biography – at least the once cultivated by her campaign team – is short.
She was a bartender, then she worked for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) in 2016 when he ran for president, then she ran for Congress.
She is, and always has been, a young socialist.
But what if I told you that wasn’t true?
What if I told you, instead, that AOC was actually a bona fide entrepreneur?
What if I told you that she complained on record in 2012 about how small business taxes were crushing private enterprise – particularly her private enterprise, Brook Avenue Press?
What if I told you that she is surrounded by upstart young capitalists, including her closest friends and boyfriend Riley Roberts?
That information turned AOC’s biography into a mystery (hence the title), and all the receipts can be found within the text. AOC did much more than mix Manhattans in Manhattan before running for Congress, and for some reason, her campaign people are hell bent on keeping that side of her story out of the public eye.
The book also includes bombshell interviews with local residents from her real hometown, an upper-middle class suburb of New York City called Yorktown Heights, which is nowhere even remotely near her claimed hometown of the Bronx, as well as other exclusive biographical information.
It can be purchased here.
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Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee
Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.
Lifetime appointments to the highest court in our land undermine our democratic process and erode progress in our nation.
We must enact 18 year term limits on our Supreme Court justices to continue our march towards a more perfect union. https://t.co/9fCyggP686
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 25, 2020
Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.
When I first ran for Congress in 2014, I proposed limiting terms of Supreme Court Justice to 18-appointments.
Given the recent, dramatic politicization of the Court, it's time for real reform.
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) September 25, 2020
It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.
The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.
A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.
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