AOC Wears “Tax The Rich” Dress to $35,000-per-Ticket Met Gala

Democrat Congresswoman and professional attention seeker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez un-ironically wore a custom-made ‘tax the rich’ dress at the $35,000-per-ticket and $200,000-per-table Met Gala ball. Isn’t that rich….

AOC attended the ball with designer Aurora James, who specialises in “luxury accessories”, and whose typical clientele includes Beyonce, Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. With Aurora’s shoes typically costing upwards of $1,000, co-conspirators can assume that AOC was sporting a high five-figure look. In an interview the self-described socialist explained that the dress explores:

“… what it means to be working-class women of colour at the Met. We can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall and challenge some of the institutions.” 

Still, the videos of AOC at the Met Ball garnered millions of views on social media for America’s doyenne politico-influencer…

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Lesson for Starmer: Biden Won By Rejecting Left’s Agenda

As the dust settles on the US campaign, inevitably analysis on this side of the pond turns to what implications it has for the next British election. Putting aside the non-directly transposable party systems, one lesson can be drawn for the Labour Party. Ignore the noisy TrotsApp faction’s calls for reconciliation. Biden won by rejecting the socialists…

Yesterday a former Clinton campaign organiser and now political strategist ran a fascinating focus group to understand swing voters in the US election. The group comprised of swing voters who flipped their vote in the last two weeks of the election. It’s a good place to start to understand how despite a disastrous pandemic, Democrats failed to pick up crucial Senate seats, went backwards in the House, and came far closer to losing the Presidential race than they had thought…

Key takeaways include:

  • 70% said they think Biden “mostly disagrees” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
  • The group agreed with the sentiment that “defund the police” is “crazier than anything Trump has ever said.
  • When the interviewer tried to say “defund the police” doesn’t mean “defund the police”, the group shot back with “Don’t try and tell word don’t mean what they say”.
  • There was an attitude that whilst it is bad Trump is not yet conceding, “Democrats wouldn’t have accepted Trump” if he had won either.
  • Every member of the focus group believed Biden will be inaugurated and the transition of power will be peaceful.
  • The group really didn’t like celebrities telling them how to vote.

If Biden had been able to win over the Trump supporters in this group, perhaps the result would have been more conclusive on the night. Perhaps House seats wouldn’t have been lost. Perhaps the Democrats would have won the Senate.

Biden, who was seen to mostly disagree with the likes of AOC, won in districts where down-ballot Democrats lost. The takeaway chimes with Abigail Spanberger – a Democrat who won her marginal House seat off Republican Dave Brat in 2018 has been saying. In the Democratic caucus postmortem call she ripped into the left, saying “We lost races we shouldn’t have lost.” “Defund the police almost cost me my race because of an attack ad.” “Don’t say socialism ever again.”  Lessons Sir Keir could do with taking on. Today ComRes has Labour down 4% behind the Tories…

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AOC on Her Red Lipstick

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Vogue

“Just being a woman is quite politicised in Washington. There’s this really false idea that if you care about makeup or if your interests are in beauty and fashion, that that’s somehow frivolous. But I actually think these are some of the most substantive decisions that we make — and we make them every morning… One of the things that I had realised is that when you’re always running around, sometimes the best way to really look put together is a bold lip. I will wear a red lip when I want confidence…”

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Salma Yaqoob Plagiarises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Campaign

Momentum’s pick to be the next Labour candidate for West Midlands Metro-Mayor has put out some pretty professional looking material. But sadly for former Respect Party leader Salma Yaqoob, virtually none of it is her own work. Her main campaign video is completely ripped off from the US Democrats’ new socialist firebrand AOC…

Yaqoob isn’t the first Labour politician to nakedly plagiarise US Democrats. Disgraced Labour MP Kate Osamor stole her campaign victory speech from President Obama, and plagiarised her maiden speech. Plenty of Labour Party precedent…

Across the pond Joe Biden plagiarising Neil Kinnock’s ‘first in my family’ speech destroyed his presidential hopes in 1987. Sadly Guido somehow doubts it will do the same to the Momentum backed candidate…

For our American readers, Guido thought an introduction to Yaqoob was in order:

The Corbynisation of the Democratic Party is not all one way…

Hat-tip: Milk Media @milkmedianewyor

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