Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got blindsided by someone she never expected

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the terrifying new face of the Democrat Party.

She’s an unabashed socialist who doesn’t seem to know anything about anything, yet big media continues to prop her up as some sort of leftist thought leader.

But Ocasio-Cortez just got blindsided by someone she never expected.

In the latest example of the Left eating itself, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, perhaps the most empty-headed member of “The Squad”—the four far-Left freshmen congresswomen elected in 2018—was attacked by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

PETA’s almost cult-like mission has gone as far as imploring people to stop using the expression “beating a dead horse” and instead use “feeding a fed horse.”

Ocasio-Cortez got in PETA’s crosshairs when she bought a purebred dog instead of adopting a rescue.

Fox News reports:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was slammed by the animal rights organization PETA on Thursday for not being a good role model.

The New York Democrat could have influenced her millions of social media followers by adopting a rescue mutt from a shelter, PETA argued, but instead the congresswoman took home a purebred French bulldog.

“AOC had a chance to set a compassionate, responsible example in the face of the homeless-animal crisis, but instead, she apparently inadvertently contributed to the problem,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a letter. “PETA is urging her supporters not to follow her lead in this case and to stick up for the underdog by choosing to give a lovable mutt a new lease on life.”

The Left inevitably cannibalizes itself because all of these conflicting ideas cannot hold.

For example, the made-up word “womxn”—a deliberate attempt by radical feminists to eliminate the word “men” from “women”—is now considered racist and trans-exclusionary by other radical groups.

This insanity is not sustainable.

There are countless groups jockeying for power, and if you step out of line in any way, they will relentlessly attack you.

This derangement is causing many people to abandon the Left altogether.

If “woke” politicians like AOC can’t even navigate the absurd leftist minefield, there’s no chance for an independent voter in Iowa or New Hampshire.

Will the insanity of the Left drive more people to the Right?

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  1. Before everyone starts attacking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democrats in general for the so-called “Green New Deal,” I must point out:

    You’d think the unborn-right-to-lifers would immediately understand the animal-right-to-lifers! The case for animal rights should be readily understandable to the millions of Americans opposed to abortion on demand.

    “Although I may disagree with some of its underlying principles,” writes pro-life Democrat Karen Swallow Prior, “there is much for me, an anti-abortion activist, to respect in the animal rights movement. Animal rights activists, like me, have risked personal safety and reputation for the sake of other living beings. Animal rights activists, like me, are viewed by many in the mainstream as fanatical wackos, ironically exhorted by irritated passerby to ‘Get a Life!’ Animal rights activists, like me, place a higher value on life than on personal comfort and convenience, and in balancing the sometimes competing interests of rights and responsibilities, choose to err on the side of compassion and nonviolence.”

    The animal rights movement, representing a cross-section of mainstream secular American society, is NOT “officially pro-choice,” but IS divided on abortion. In a 1992 interview on Dennis Prager’s conservative talk show, when specifically asked about the animal rights position on abortion, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), admitted, “We’re divided.”

    Former television game show host Bob Barker is a conservative Republican and an animal activist. Tony LaRussa of the Animal Rescue Foundation is a political conservative. Vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez was pro-life. Vegan civil rights leader Dick Gregory was pro-life. Former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, a devout pacifist, has expressed opposition to abortion, and in the 1980s was critical of Reverend Jesse Jackson for having changed sides on the issue.

    Dixie Mahy, past president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, has been vegetarian for sixty years, vegan for forty of those sixty years, and identifies herself as pro-life-and-pro-animal Matthew Scully, a conservative Catholic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush identifies himself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.” Catholic Concern for Animals is pro-life-and-pro-animal. Reverend Frank Hoffman’s http://www.all-creatures.org Christian vegan website is pro-life-and-pro-animal Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha’i faith, which endorses vegetarianism, says abortion is more a matter of individual conscience, but concludes, without taking a position on abortion, life should not be destroyed.

    John Stuart Mill wrote: “The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves — the animals.”

    Animals are like children. Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), successfully prosecuted a woman for child abuse in 1873, at a time when children had no legal protection, under the then currently existing animal protection statutes. This case started the child-saving crusade around the world.

    In Christianity and the Rights of Animals, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Linzey writes: “In some ways, Christian thinking is already oriented in this direction. What is it that so appalls us about cruelty to children or oppression of the vulnerable, but that these things are betrayals of relationships of special care and special trust? Likewise, and even more so, in the case of animals who are mostly defenseless before us.”

    When told the animal rights movement is divided on abortion, Serrin Foster, Executive Director of Feminists For Life, said understandingly, “The Children’s Defense Fund is also divided on abortion.” Feminists For Life has many vegetarians and vegans. Serrin identifies herself as a vegetarian.

    From 1992 through 2003, James Dawson, raised Catholic and now a Buddhist, published Live and Let Live, a pro-life / animal rights / libertarian ‘zine. The ancient eastern reincarnationist religions Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism all predate Christianity, all oppose abortion, all teach ahimsa, or nonviolence towards humans and animals alike to the point of vegetarianism, all are vegan-friendly, and all teach that abortion and war are the karma for killing animals, and that therefore, we cannot end abortion nor bring about world peace until first we abolish the killing of animals.

    This knowledge, however, does not rest with everyone. Not all pro-life-and-pro-animal people advocate the reincarnationist strategy for ending abortion and bringing about world peace. Shay Van Vlieman, founder of Vegans For Life in the late ’90s, said she doesn’t expect to see a vegan president in her lifetime: she would just be glad to elect a president who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. And she insists she is not a Republican, but a libertarian!

    During the late 1990s, Rachel MacNair, a Quaker pacifist, feminist, vegan, past president of Feminists For Life, moderated an email list for pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans. Rachel is now a psychology professor, and has written several books on nonviolence. In 1998, the Animals Agenda ran a cover story on the debate within the animal rights movement over abortion. Vegan congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio), one of the most liberal members of Congress, was pro-life throughout most of his political career.

    Pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans are found within the “consistent-ethic” movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment. A significant number of “consistent-ethic” Christians were / are vegetarian or vegan: Rose Evans, Ruth Enero, Rachel MacNair, Albert Fecko, Carol Crossed, Bill Samuel, Mary Krane Derr, Mary Rider, Father John Dear, etc.

    Mary Rider, a practicing Catholic, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical in 2002:

    “So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level. We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new… We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do… Because we value people and relationships over things… First world consumption kills people around the world… Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops… all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price… We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination…”

    The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans. Even if abortion advocates argue shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do abortion advocates — warning about overpopulation consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming animal products?

    If vegetarianism were merely about “fit” or following a peculiar set of “dietary laws” why are pro-lifers offended by pro-choice vegetarians and pro-choice vegans? Clearly, they’re offended because they know vegetarianism involves the animals’ right to life, and thus these pro-choicers appear to value animal life over human life under some circumstances. And issues like animal experimentation, circuses, and fur have nothing to do with diet, eating, nor food, but do involve the animals’ right to life. Leonardo Da Vinci, Count Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Percy Shelley, Rosa Parks, etc. were all vegetarian, and none of them were Jewish nor Muslim.

    For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action offers an introduction to animal rights ethics within Christianity alongside directly related sanctity-of-life issues, like the possible rights of unborn children. The book’s foreword is written by Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, a Catholic who identifies herself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.”

    Author Charles Camosy responds to criticisms from academicians Peter Singer and Lynn White, Jr., that the misinterpretation of “human dominion” (versus compassionate stewardship) is responsible for the current ecological crisis. Camosy indicates that Christianity cannot be blamed if humans with their imperfections distort their own religious teachings, that Christianity did not give rise to the industrial revolution, and that real Christianity — as it was meant to be practiced — is at odds with market-driven ethics and mass consumerism (a point made decades ago by liberal Protestant theologian Dr. Harvey Cox). Camosy concludes: “I became convinced that, if I wanted to be authentically and consistently pro-life, I should give up eating meat.” Dozens of books have been written on Christianity and animal rights. Camosy merely provides an overview of animal ethics in Christianity.

    Steve Kaufman, head of the Christian Vegetarian Association, was raised Jewish, and is now serving in the United Church of Christ, America’s largest pro-choice Protestant denomination. Steve expressed interest in Democrats For Life, his only reservation was whether Democrats For Life favors criminalizing abortion. Some animal advocates and activists (like Catholic vegan columnist Colman McCarthy) oppose abortion, but don’t think criminalization is the answer.

    In 2004, on the Democrats For Life email list, Maria Krasinski mentioned a poll which found animal activists evenly divided on abortion. This either indicates animal rights really are a bipartisan cause which conservatives can support alongside liberals, or it indicates many liberals are uncomfortable with abortion!

    In 2014, Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said: “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  2. A free market economy Vs a “Green New Deal” ?

    Should meat be *taxed* ? I’ve heard that when he was with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Bruce Friedrich would urge legislators to “tax meat” — similar to the “sin taxes” we now see on cigarettes and alcohol.

    Before joining PETA (and later marrying Canadian vegan Hindu Dr. Alka Chandna), Bruce Friedrich distributed copies of his essay “Veganism and Nonviolence” to the numerous Catholic Worker houses across the United States, pointing out that many Catholic worker-types like to think of themselves as nonviolent, but are unaware of the violence that goes into a hamburger and/or a glass of milk.

    A bumper sticker by Friends of Animals reads “Veganism Is Direct Action”…

    …but direct action might be economic impact:

    Abolish “welfare ranching”!

    Abolish all taxpayer support for the livestock industry.

    Vegan author John Robbins provides these points and facts in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America (1987):

    Half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    Livestock producers are California’s biggest consumers of water. Every tax dollar the state doles out to livestock producers costs taxpayers over seven dollars in lost wages, higher living costs and reduced business income. Seventeen western states have enough water supplies to support economies and populations twice as large as the present.

    U.S. livestock produce twenty times as much excrement as the entire human population, creating sewage which is ten to several hundred times as concentrated as raw domestic sewage. Meat producers contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.

    Again: half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    If we abolish all taxpayer support for the livestock industry, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound, putting the cost of meat out of reach for most Americans, and effectively making everyone in the United States a vegetarian. This would have far greater and far-reaching consequences than merely taxing meat.

    It takes nearly one gallon of fossil fuel and 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of conventionally fed beef. (Mother Jones)

    Nearly 75% of the grain grown and 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. are used by the meat industry. (Audubon Society)

    Over 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to grow grain for livestock. (Greenpeace)

    In their 2007 book, Please Don’t Eat the Animals, mother and daughter Jennifer Horsman and Jaime Flowers write:

    “Half of all fresh water worldwide is used for thirsty livestock. Producing eight ounces of beef requires an unimaginable 25,000 liters of water, or the water necessary for one pound of steak equals the water consumption of the average household for a year.

    “The Worldwatch Institute estimates one pound of steak from a steer raised in a feedlot costs: five pounds of grain, a whopping 2,500 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, and about 34 pounds of topsoil.

    “Thirty-three percent of our nation’s raw materials and fossil fuels go into livestock destined for slaughter. In a vegan economy, only two percent of our resources will go to the production of food.”

    And as a vegetarian, I must ask: why should *my* tax dollars subsidize *your* choice of “lifestyle” — especially if I don’t want my tax dollars subsidizing the taking of innocent life? Abolishing “welfare ranching” is based upon free market principles which conservatives claim to espouse and would have far greater impact than the so-called “Green New Deal” involving greater expansion of government powers, which conservatives claim to oppose. Abolishing “welfare ranching” is the animal rights equivalent to the Hyde Amendment.

  3. How dare you, Culture Watch News?

    PETA’s almost cult-like mission has gone as far as imploring people to stop using the expression “beating a dead horse” and instead use “feeding a fed horse.”

    Almost cult-like? Almost?

  4. Animals don’t respect each other’s rights. Between a dog and a squirrel, which animal do you choose? You can’t choose both, because dogs are carnivores!

  5. Wow! I’m sure that all the marines that died on Guadalcanal find these arguments substantive to their sacrifices.

  6. Maybe that is why she cannot afford to pay the Democrat National Party the $250,000 they claim she owes them. Like so many democrat elitist they tell you how you should be living, to include all in her Green New Deal, but now that she gets paid more money as a congresswoman the same rules don’t apply. She has been a hypocrite about her gas powered trips & commutes and now instead of rescuing she buys an expensive dog.

  7. Will it drive people right? If you can’t see that it’s been doing this for at least months now, you’re pretty blind.

  8. Futrther proof positive positive….liberalism is a mental disease and a fool and their money will part company. It is amazing to me that this mindless twit could raise the cost of a cup of coffee.

  9. It appears that Ms. Gherardi is barking up the wrong tree. Some people may think that she is unsanitary also because she cooks carrots and peas in the same pot! How dreadful.

    Dr. Demento

  10. How can anyone equate human life to animal life?? It’s the left once again reducing the value of humans. Animals DO NOT HAVE RIGHTS. That does not mean they should be abused or left to die. We are to respect our environment and our wildlife, our pets, our forests. We need to be good stewards of what is given to us but please stop devaluing human life by equating it to a mutt. You sound small and confused.

  11. The wonder of it all is the ignorance of those who will still vote for one of these lunatics. It might take a little effort, but listening to any source other than the mainstream media would clear up the picture for them if they are not protecting a totally closed mind.

  12. Adopting a dog from a shelter is better. Mixed breeds are healthier because the pure-breds are interbred these days, leading to genetic weakness. AOC should have known better.

  13. People Eating Tasty Animals kill fewer animals than the so-called “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”. The former kill only the animals they eat; the latter kill almost every dog and cat that enters their “shelters”.

  14. Not-to-mention…Buying a Purebred French Bulldog Can’t Be Cheap !!! Even That Cage Looks Expansive and Had Been Flown Over Seas and Then Delivered to Her Home ( all no carbon footprint and free S n H )
    I’m Curious HOW She’s Going to Write Off This Against Her Campaign or NOT Paying Her Party Dues…

  15. I can only hope this copy and paste guy finds a new hobby….perhaps he can rent himself out “ to haunt a house!” He’s so annoying…his thoughts are all over the place….I don’t have the precious time to waste on rebuttals…Good Grief…get a Lufe!

  16. Ever Hear of Paraphrasing ??? You Know…The Lack of Babbling ???
    In paraphrase, the meaning and ideas of the source material has to be maintained – by using your own words to express someone else’s messages or ideas. To effective reword a text you should use AS FEW WORDS AS POSSIBLE from the source content…

  17. I think he should count every grain of sand on every beach of every country in the world and then after he is done counting he can come and tell the world how many grains of sand there are on all the beaches. Until then GO AWAY VASOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  18. If you look closely, you will find that almost invariably, people who claim to be for animal rights on the same level as human rights actually support neither. PETA kills thousands of animals every year; their stance on animal-human equality shows that they would do the same to people.

  19. One of the congressmen supporting aoc’s green new deal, telling Americans to stop using fossil fuel, also asked obama during his term to send $4 billion to the Ukraine to help them expand thier gas production. I think his last name was Mark. Folks supporting that heinous deal are in some other countries pocket.

  20. One World Government folks, “do as I say, not as I do.” It amazes me that the Dems think they are smarter than the the American people. They set rules for us and when they don’t follow thier own rules they think Americans are too stupid to notice.
    Why do we, voters, allow them, the congress and senate, to give themselves raises? Thier raises should be put on a ballot so that the voters can decide. If they do thier job we vote yes and what percentage. If they don’t do thier job then we say no to a raise and vote them out of office.

  21. Here we are logical, sane people( other than Vasu, that is) trying to make sense behind the reasoning of this twit adopting a very expensive dog and having it flown here, at the taxpayers expense least we forget that fact. She did it because she could. NO ONE can apply logic to the madness anyone associated with the demon party does. They are running amok and have been for quite some time now. Especially “The Squad”. But their one adjective, since Obama poisoned our great nation with his Muslim presence, is to totally destroy our country and make it a part of the NWO. And the blind, misinformed, misguided voters( Democrats) have allowed this!!
    AOC was only elected into congress because no one ran against her. And she is making sure she is spending every penny she can before, hopefully, she is replaced.
    This election we MUST take back congress , which includes ridding our country of that horror Pelosi, and regain our strength and power this year!!
    Since this idiot doesn’t even know what a garbage disposal is and its purpose, someone should call the ASPCA on her. That poor animal doesn’t stand a chance in surviving!!!

  22. PETA has made the first blow to spank this stupid rebellious girl. Continue to rally the troops and send more mommies to spank AOC over and over again until this stubborn idiot child gets the message to leave the mainstream Democratic Party to join with Grandpa Sanders for their own political sect. Then maybe Grandpa Sanders can brush off some of her rough edges in their own fringe party with few votes.

  23. It just another example of the enemy eating itself up. Sanders/ Warren, Vince Vaughn, Peta/AOC. Keep it up, they’re hatred and lack of tolerance towards ANYONE that disagrees with themselves, will be they’re demise.

  24. I encourage you to visit PETA’s website to see some of the animals they’ve taken in (including those for whom they’ve found excellent, lifelong homes). PETA provides a painless end for the most desperate cases–animals who are suffering so badly that the only compassionate option is euthanasia. It’s heartbreaking work, but thank God they do it, rather than turning away and letting animals suffer just to make their “numbers” look appealing. Please watch this short video to see some of the animals PETA has helped in its community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XZZnK7G2Y0

  25. PETA is not a traditional animal shelter. They operate one small shelter—a shelter of last resort for animals who need euthanasia to end their suffering (many of whom have been rejected by other facilities). Please watch this short video to see some of the animals PETA has helped in its community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XZZnK7G2Y0

  26. I adopted my latest cat from a shelter. Blaze is a Persian mix, and he is a delightful cat who always wants to be “in” on everything I do.

    AOC needs to learn to keep her mouth shut about anything she doesn’t know.

  27. People Eating Tasty Animals is a parody known for having originally having a site Peta.org because the owner took it out before PETA got to it.

  28. If someone were to go around “euthanizing” people whom I deem to have low quality of life without their consent or prior knowledge, that person would be known as a serial killer. An organization that does that to animals while claiming to be for “animal rights” is either not actually pro-animal, or would be for killing humans.
    And PETA doesn’t only kill desperate-cases animals. In fact, PETA once took a pet chihuahua away from a loving, happy home and “euthanized” it!

  29. French bulldogs are the worst! They are bred by artificial insemination and birthed by C-section because they are so artificial, they can’t even reproduce on their own!

  30. There is no need to use racial slurs. She’s awful on her own merit (or lack therof), not because of her ethnicity.

  31. I love having AOC be the face of the Democrat Party. Eventually more and more people will come to understand the inanity of her opinions and the stupidity which the Democrat Party has come to follow. Finally, people will awaken and not vote for the stupid, destructive Democrats.

  32. AOC is without a doubt the stupidest person ever voted into the House! Pelosi has her times of idiocy too!

  33. AOC probably has no clue that there are rescue groups for all breeds. I adopted my pure bred Shih Tzu from a rescue group. All 3 that I’ve had the good fortune to love have all been rescues.
    She’s a total moron on so many levels for so many reasons. Pelosi (the mother superior of stupid) deserves her and all the misery she’s caused.

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