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Twitter Epically Trolls Right-Wing Reporter Who Shamed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Coat

Twitter Epicly Trolls Right-Wing Reporter Who Shamed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Coat

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Right-wingers don’t like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her very progressive views, but she sure is living rent-free in their heads. A right-wing reporter is getting epically trolled on Twitter for shaming the newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s coat.

He tried it.

The culprit Washington Examiner writer Eddie Scarry, quickly learned shaming people on Twitter in hopes for RT’s and laughs is not the wave. The now-deleted Tweet featured a photo of an unsuspecting Ocasio-Cortez with the caption “Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.”

The reaction to the ridiculous tweet was swift, and defenders of the congresswoman cleverly trolled Scarry for his attempt at judging Ocasio-Cortez. Keeping the caption, Twitter users threw up photos of either themselves or others wearing jackets showing the writer it’s not cool to judge people by the clothes they wear.

This bizarre attempt to ridicule Cortez follows Fox & Friends anchors joking about her having to wait till her new gig’s money kicks in just so she could afford to live Washington D.C. Well one thing is definitely for sure we got her back, you can see the responses to Scarry’s headass tweet in the gallery below.

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Twitter Epically Trolls Right-Wing Reporter Who Shamed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Coat


Source: HipHopWired.com

Twitter Epicly Trolls Right-Wing Reporter Who Shamed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Coat

Source: Tom Williams / Getty

Right-wingers don’t like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her very progressive views, but she sure is living rent-free in their heads. A right-wing reporter is getting epically trolled on Twitter for shaming the newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s coat.

He tried it.

The culprit Washington Examiner writer Eddie Scarry, quickly learned shaming people on Twitter in hopes for RT’s and laughs is not the wave. The now-deleted Tweet featured a photo of an unsuspecting Ocasio-Cortez with the caption “Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.”

The reaction to the ridiculous tweet was swift, and defenders of the congresswoman cleverly trolled Scarry for his attempt at judging Ocasio-Cortez. Keeping the caption, Twitter users threw up photos of either themselves or others wearing jackets showing the writer it’s not cool to judge people by the clothes they wear.

This bizarre attempt to ridicule Cortez follows Fox & Friends anchors joking about her having to wait till her new gig’s money kicks in just so she could afford to live Washington D.C. Well one thing is definitely for sure we got her back, you can see the responses to Scarry’s headass tweet in the gallery below.

Photo: Tom Williams / Getty

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Wale Defends Michelle Obama Against Tami Lahren: ‘You’re Threatened by the Power of Black Women’

The Wale and Tami Lahren saga continues.

These two have been beefing on Twitter since January 2017, and the rapper took another opportunity to clap back at the political commentator.

Michelle Obama stirred up some controversy after releasing her instant New York Times bestselling book Becoming. Lahren criticized the former First Lady saying, “Michelle Obama is upset Melania never asked for advice on how to be First Lady,” she wrote. “Michelle, besides ruining school lunches what did you do?”

Wale came through insisting that her problem is just with Black women as a whole. “Just say you threatened by the power of black women and go Tammy,” he wrote, quoting Lahren’s original tweet. “[You] and your zany hijinks won’t prosper today.”

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Ice Cube Takes Aim At Donald Trump On “Arrest The President”

Continuing his legacy as one of the most politically outspoken rappers of all time, Ice Cube brings his uncompromising and hard-hitting commentary to each line of “Arrest the President.” On Tuesday, November 6th during the US midterm elections, Ice Cube posted a sneak preview of the track on Instagram, which included the following the caption: “Cuffs are ready… Get out there and vote.”

On December 7, Ice Cube will release Everythang’s Corrupt — his 10th release as a solo artist and 18th release as a member of a group.

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Michelle Obama: I’d Never Forgive Trump for Birther Conspiracy

Michelle Obama is ready for the smoke. In her new book, the last official First Lady of the United States addressed Donald Trump coming for her family. 

In her new memoir, titled Becoming, Obama relayed that she will “never forgive” Trump for the birther conspiracies he spread about former President Barack Obama. She added that Trump claiming her husband wasn’t born in the United States was “xenophobic.”

Where is the lie?

“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” she wrote, in an excerpt shared by the Washington Post. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”

Michelle Obama’s book is out Tuesday, Nov. 13. Shortly after its release, she will be embarking on a 10-city book tour that will have special guests including Valerie Jarrett and Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Malcolm Kenyatta Becomes Pennsylvania’s First Black Openly Gay State Legislator

Malcolm Kenyatta was among the many LGBTI candidates celebrating success in the US midterm elections yesterday.

Kenyatta, 27, won the 181st District of Pennsylvania in the states house. He is the second openly gay Representative, joining fellow Democrat Brian Sims. Sims has been in office since 2012 and yesterday enjoyed re-election.

Kenyatta, of North Philadelphia, is also the first black, gay man elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania. Following his success, he told News One, ‘As I said to my team and supporters last night, this was a victory for all those who believe we should raise wages, send our kids to fully funded schools, and keep seniors in their homes.

‘I’m grateful to North Philly for this resounding and historic win. I’m ready to get to work.’

He tweeted a photo, saying: ‘NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!’

Before his time in the legislature, Kenyatta served as the campaign manager for city council candidate Sherrie Cohen and served on the board of Equality Pennsylvania.

During his campaign, the community activist faced homophobic attacks when posters were distributed of himself and his ex-husband with the words “NO” across the sign. Kenyatta didn’t let anything stop him from dominating at the polls. Kenyatta not only won his primary but he yesterday cruised to success, taking over 95% of the vote. He polled 20,722 votes, against Republican opponent Milton Street’s 1,014. Kenyatta replaces his older cousin: Democrat W. Curtis Thomas, who held the seat since 1989 but chose to retire.

One thing for sure that we all learned from election day 2018 is people are ready for change and it doesn’t matter about race, sexuality, and ethnicity.

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Why Auntie Maxine Waters Has Wall Street Shaking in Their Balenciaga Boots

Ask any young person you know about Blacks in politics on the national level and you will be hard pressed to find a long list of names. Of course, you will hear President Barack Obama. You might even hear Stacey Abrams on account of her recent campaign or Corey Booker because of his courageous opposition to Brett Kavanaugh during those recent confirmation hearings earlier in the summer. One name that you will most certainly here is Maxine Waters. But you won’t hear it like that with your millennial. You will hear her by a moniker that is chock-full of endearment, love, and trust: Auntie Maxine.

Waters has become beloved by so many because of her unwavering commitment to the civil rights of her people, her unabashed tongue and that look she gives to folk across the aisle that work clearly work her nerves.

During Tuesday’s mid-term election, Rep. Waters claimed an easy win in California’s 43rd Congressional District over Trump support, Omar Navarro. This is not the first time Navarro has challenged and lost to the octogenarian. The GOP keeps trying, but her supporters not only appreciate her raw and honest politics but have rallied to keep her guard against any opposition.

There is a reason for them to protect her and keep her in office: She is positioned to throw a monkey wrench in 45’s wicked scheme to make the rich get richer and to tap dance on the poor.

Auntie Maxine has served for 14 terms as a House member and has been the top Democrat on the banking panel since 2013 when she replaced retired Congressman Barney Frank from Massachusetts. Because of her ranking, she is poised to become the chair of the panel, thanks to the drastic loss that the GOP suffered in the midterm election. This has the GOP, Big Business and Wall Street shaking in their designer boots.

Waters keeps coming at 45’s neck because he is so soft on Big Business and Wall Street.

Calling for an increase in national bank regulations, she clearly is on the opposite side of President Trump and his Capitol Hill allies. Recently, she has released a report with other Dems calling for Wells Fargo to close their doors and pledging to call for higher fines for financial institutions that try to skirt around the law. Waters has said that if she wins (AND SHE DID) and Dems take control of the house, that she would focus on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and housing reform.

And so… it is safe to say that Wall Street did not rejoice when Auntie Maxine won her race. We will sit back with popcorn to see how all of this plays out.

 

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Donald Trump Claims he Doesn’t Know Lil Jon Although he Starred on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

On Wednesday (Nov. 7), President Donald Trump gave his first public interview following the historic 2018 Midterm Elections, which he claimed he didn’t know who Lil Jon is.

The rapper previously appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice with the current President of the United States, but apparently he must’ve forgot. “I don’t know who Lil Jon is,” Trump said, responding to the reporter’s question. “I really don’t.”

The reporter then noted that they starred side-by-side on his reality show. “Oh, he was?” Donald Trump said.

Back in October 2016, Lil Jon asserted that Trump called him Uncle Tom while they were working on The Celebrity Apprentice together. The remark was made in response to the claims that the POTUS has made racist remarks in the past, which he continues to adamantly deny.

“When this ‘Uncle Tom’ incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice in the boardroom several of my cast mates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment,” he wrote at the time. “I can’t say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained its offensiveness.”

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Dems Take Back The House, Abrams, Gillum & O’Rourke Fall Short #REPRESENTTheVote

Election Day - Tennessee

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The dust is settling after the fervor of Election Day, and many of the marquee races of this cycle did not go in favor of the Democratic Party as many hoped. However, the Dems can boast one strong victory in regaining control of the House, and there are several interesting factors to look towards to for 2020’s presidential cycle.

Needing just 23 seats to regain control of the House of Representatives, among 24 to 32 seats will be picked up in the end once results are tallied up. By many observations made by experts, it was expected that the House would flip which will present challenges to the Republican-led Senate and President Donald Trump going forward. Many of the GOP’s aims, such as repealing the Affordable Care Act and other Obama-era policies important to Democrats can remain sufficiently defended or at least provide pushback on the administration’s plans.

The Democrats lost significant ground in the Senate, losing four seats in Texas, Missouri, Indiana, and North Dakota, with Ted Cruz emerging victorious in the Lone Star State against a candidate in Beto O’Rourke many would like to see run for president in 2020. The sobering reality of losing the four seats was offset by some big Democratic governer seats being won in Kansas, a notoriously red state with Laura Kelly defeating Kris Kobach.

In Wisconsin, the reign of Scott Walker will soon be over as Tony Evers won that big race. In all, the Democrats won six gubernatorial races. In Georgia, the fight for the seat rages on as results for the race between Stacy Abrams and Brian Kemp remain too close to call. For Floridians, Ron De Santis was able to secure enough votes to defeat the poised and prepared Andrew Gillum despite a few gaffes along the way by the Republican victor during their debates.

It is expected that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be named the new Speaker of the House, and it will be an incredibly tough task as she has faced criticism from her party in the past. There is also the advent of young progressive voices now in the chamber, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, who became the youngest congresswoman in history at 29 years old. Ayanna Pressley also made history as the first Black woman elected as a congresswoman from the state of Massachusetts. The challenge for the House will be to come together in a mounting race for 2020 and steering the party back to prominence.

The election also proved the star power of Trump is effective on the campaign trail, which proved fruitful in the Senate pickups. However, it was never thought that a blue wave was a threat in the chamber and analysts mostly seem to agree that the chamber will push to confirm as many justices as possible and approve a Supreme Court justice in the chance a seat becomes open.

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Rihanna Sends Comrade Trump Cease and Desist Letter

Source: Rihanna attends the ‘Fenty Beauty’ photocall at Callao cinema in Madrid Featuring: Rihanna Where: Madrid, Spain When: 23 Sep 2017 Credit: Oscar Gonzalez/WENN.com 

Rihanna wasn’t kidding when she said she didn’t want Donald Trump playing her music at his rallies. As promised, the “Work” singer had her lawyers send the Comrade In Chief a cease and desist letter. 

After getting word that Trump played “Don’t Stop the Music” at a rally in Tennessee, yesterday (Nov. 5) Rihanna’s legal team fired off a letter to Trump’s White House counsel telling him to chill.

“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized [Rihanna’s] musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States,” reads the letter, as reported by Rolling Stone. “As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”

The President doing something improper? Sounds about right.

Also worth noting, Rihanna is Team Andrew Gillum.

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