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Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Posted By: Imright, 2/7/2020 7:53:30 AM

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Cuba) couldn’t be bothered to attend the 2020 State of the Union address, but she somehow managed to find the time to record a short message harshly criticizing President Trump’s decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh in the wake of Limbaugh’s recent announcement of having advanced lung cancer.(Tweet/Video) She begins her video reaction to Rush Limbaugh receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom by saying, “First of all, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is an extraordinarily sacred award. We’re talking about putting someone on the same level as Rosa Parks.” FACT-CHECKER RATING: Mixture, mostly false. It is true that

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rama41 2/7/2020 7:58:49 AM (No. 310568)
Fact checking AOC? Like fact checking a 5 year old.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pammie 2/7/2020 8:06:15 AM (No. 310580)
I now question her bartending skills! She continues to be a complete FREAK of Nature and allows President Trump to live rent-free in her mind!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger 2/7/2020 8:17:16 AM (No. 310600)
You'll have better luck finding Waldo or Jimmy Hoffa than any stray fact in anything that spews out of her pie hole.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 2/7/2020 8:28:43 AM (No. 310615)
It's so sacred, that the 'Chosen One' presented it to Anthony Warner, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/7/2020 8:39:26 AM (No. 310635)
This just in, AOC knows nothing about America and Americans. By choice.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mathman 2/7/2020 8:45:46 AM (No. 310645)
And this condemnation of Trump is why we call her Toothy McBigTits. I hope she remembers how to mix a drink. She will need a job when her District is eliminated.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 2/7/2020 9:20:05 AM (No. 310703)
What a gal, this AOC! She knows everything. Of course, if she looked like Lena Dunham she wouldn't know anything.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 2/7/2020 9:24:27 AM (No. 310715)
Her prolixity is exceeded only by her stupidity. Can't this woman ever shut up?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 2/7/2020 9:43:04 AM (No. 310743)
I wonder what prompted her to watch the speech? It certainly wasn't to stay informed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MeiDei 2/7/2020 9:58:23 AM (No. 310760)
Earlier this week I corrected my post - #4 your post may be based on my original post - please note only Clinton of the 4 mentioned received the medal (justifiably or not) from 0bama, (Cosby received his from Bush) the three were photoshopped. See an explanation here: https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/jul/16/facebook-posts/no-obama-didnt-give-presidential-medal-freedom-cos/
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Reply 11 - Posted by: padiva 2/7/2020 10:03:17 AM (No. 310764)
Next? Hannity???
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Quigley 2/7/2020 10:23:03 AM (No. 310790)
How dare Absentia of Cortex appropriate Rosa Parks for her personal club to beat her enemies. This is below contemptible. Rosa Parks was never elected to congress; AOC is no Rosa Parks; resign AOC, or are you better than Rosa Parks?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/7/2020 10:24:11 AM (No. 310794)
When a leftist has no knowledge or thought in an argument the word racist pops out of their mouths it's a natural occurrence. I heard some civil rights activist guest on Laura Ingraham last night say the same thing and he was dead wrong. His comment was Rush called Obama 'a magic negro'. Wrong, it was a black journalist from California in an article that used that term and Rush read the article on his show. Cortez is so flippant and dumb that nothing surprises me that comes from her. She knows nothing and I doubt she can make a good margarita like the ones from my Elk's Lodge.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/7/2020 10:38:54 AM (No. 310811)
Truman created the Medal Of Freedom, post WWII, to honor civilians who assisted the war effort in WWII. JFK changed it to the Presidential Medal of freedom, which gave him an opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities. Since then, it has been given to lots of celebrities.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/7/2020 11:01:03 AM (No. 310847)
Thank you, John Leonard. Thank you for schooling this Congressional Impersonator.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 2/7/2020 11:19:22 AM (No. 310886)
Hmmm. I put Rush far, far above Rosa Parks. She wanted a better bus seat, OK, that was a bit of momentary bravery. But Rush has helped save the country 5 days a week for 3 decades.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/7/2020 11:39:10 AM (No. 310913)
AOC probably thinks SHE should be awarded the PMOF for being offensive and a minority.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/7/2020 11:55:51 AM (No. 310930)
I was a kid during the Civil Rights Movement. People today dont really understand what it meant to be black or republican during the Jim Crow years. Being one or the other, or both could get you and your family killed by rabid, sheet-wearing Democrats, even in the north. If you agreed with king, and were public about it, you could lose your job, find your property vandalized, you family members refused service, even in hospitals,... it was bad. Rosa Parks stood up to that and became a symbol that helped end it. That said, Rush helped Americans in his own courageous unique way. He gave voice to all of us, frustrated and angry at the condescending attitudes in Washington. He may have saved their lives. Without Rush, I could easily see a second american revolution with Democrats being hunted to extinction. He gave us an outlet. He gave us hope that things could change if we were willing to go that hard mile. And it has. Both people truly earned and deserved their medals.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Calico Al 2/7/2020 12:10:42 PM (No. 310948)
Who cares what donkey face says?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: worried 2/7/2020 1:32:41 PM (No. 311078)
Well, #10, maybe not those others, but Obama gave that medal to Plugs Biden, the hair sniffing, hands on young girls, leg hair crawling POS.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/7/2020 2:36:27 PM (No. 311158)
Sacred? So how many did Obama give away like cheap tokens in order to buy friends among the celebrity world?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone 2/7/2020 2:50:02 PM (No. 311170)
I believe that Rush Limbaugh probably knew earlier in the afternoon that President Trump had decided to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but that Limbaugh did not know that President Trump was going to award that honor to him during the State of the Union speech, or that Melania Trump was tasked to place the ribbon and medal on him. I believe the awarding of the honor was “rushed” because Limbaugh has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer that could turn fatal at anytime, with Trump not wanting Limbaugh to have to make another trip from his home in Florida to the Oval Office for a formal award ceremony sometime in the future. Selecting persons for that honor is within the discretion and prerogative of the President. Since Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has not been elected President, she should butt out!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hard Nard 2/7/2020 3:16:43 PM (No. 311193)
My cats can crap a better statement than AOC.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/7/2020 11:26:30 PM (No. 311640)
What's the name of the Republican running against this air head commie? I'd like to make a campaign contribution to that person. AOC's stupidity is only outmatched by those in her district that put her in office.
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