The Monday Memo

Never argue with someone who believes their own lies – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • We the People Petitions
  • Sheriff of Social Media

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was sworn into office on January 3, 2019. At the age of 29, she is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She represents the 14th District in New York (parts of Bronx/Queens).

Some people don’t understand that the constituencies in Bronx/Queens have different issues than those constituents in Montana or Missouri.

For some reason, she has quickly become a thorn in the side of conservatives and their followers. There are even fake stories being posted and forwarded by those who dislike her.

I’m sure Ocasio-Cortez can handle the grumpy old men and young Trump followers in the MAGA hats who attack her for her beliefs. Frankly, some of the attacks are pretty hateful.

The interesting thing is Ocasio-Cortez is very low on the seniority ladder and is only one of 435 votes in the U.S. House. She is too young to run for President and she is just getting to know her way around the Capitol.

She does know how to use social media. She is fun to follow on Twitter @AOC.

Several years ago when I gave speeches I would always encourage people, especially the younger people, to register and vote, follow the issues and the candidates, volunteer for a candidate or issue they believe in, and if they can, run for elective office.

When we attack younger people who are stepping up and trying to make a difference, we are sending the wrong message. We need young people from the right, from the middle, and from the left to step forward and offer their talents to this country – even if we might disagree with them on some of the issues.

We the People Petitions:

There’s a “We the People” petition on the White House website that is calling for the impeachment of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It’s not that I am a big fan of Pelosi (although she has owned President Trump so far, which is fun to watch); the fact is that she can’t be impeached.

Pelosi can be removed by Expulsion. She can also face Censure. She can also face Reprimand. She could face a recall election, but she won her last race with 87% of the vote, so people like her in that district.

There’s a better chance that Donald Trump will be impeached. By the way, there’s a petition on the White House website calling for Donald Trump to resign.

Sadly, there are about 168,000 dimwits who have signed the worthless Pelosi petition. As the saying goes, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

By the way, the “We the People” petition system was started by President Barack Obama back in 2011.

Sheriff of Social Media:

Since I am the self-appointed Sheriff of Social Media, and we still have ignorant people posting stuff that they did not check, here is one of their latest posts:

“The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in our country.”  — Donald Trump on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 in State of the Union address

The fact-checking website PolitiFact rated that claim as “False.” You can read the whole column from PolitiFact about the issue HERE.

Rest assured, as sheriff of social media I will continue to patrol social media to make sure the truth sees the light of day!



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