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(RepublicanWire.org) – GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office was among those responding on social media to NY Democrat’s pre-holiday visit

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to get an early start on New Year’s weekend Thursday, according to a report.

The New York Democrat was seen, maskless and drink in hand, as she dined outside in Miami Beach, Florida, the National Review reported. The congresswoman and a companion were spotted at Doraku Sushi and Izakaya, the report said.

The sighting quickly drew snarky reactions on social media.

“You’re being played by @AOC dummies,” one writer claimed, referring to the Democrat’s supporters.

“Hey @AOC tell me you endorse @RonDeSantisFL without telling me you endorse @RonDeSantisFL,” another commenter wrote, referring to Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been known for coronavirus policies that contrast from many of those in Democrat-run states.

DeSantis’ office also responded on Twitter.

“Welcome to Florida, AOC!” the tweet said. “We hope you’re enjoying a taste of freedom here in the Sunshine State thanks to @RonDeSantisFL’s leadership.”

“P.S. We recommend the Rock Shrimp Roll and the Aoki Tai the next time you decide to dine in Miami. Cheers!,” another tweet said.

Ocasio-Cortez’s pre-holiday trip came as her native New York City was dealing with a record number of first responders calling out sick heading into New Year’s Eve. More than 20% of the city’s police officers and 30% of paramedics were out sick Thursday, city officials said.

Meanwhile, incoming New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who will be sworn in Saturday, said Thursday that he plans to keep in place the current coronavirus restrictions of outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio, including a vaccination mandate for entering local businesses.

The state of New York also set a new record for coronavirus infections for the second day in a row, reporting more than 74,000 new cases Thursday, according to WNBC-TV of New York City.

Hospitalizations also continued to increase in the Empire State, reaching more than 7,300, the report said.

The number of ICU patients in New York rose to more than 1,000 on Thursday, breaking that mark for the first time since March, the station added.

In Washington, congressional Republicans were asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block President Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, arguing that Biden and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were exceeding their authority.

Fox News contacted representatives of Ocasio-Cortez about her Florida trip but received no immediate response to late-night messages.

It looks like the Democrats are not feeling optimistic about Joe Biden running for Reelection in 2024. In a recent poll, one out of three said that he should not run for president in 2024 and 31% want him replaced by Vice President Harris. But that’s not the worst news…Read until the end to see who they’ve just added to the list of potential candidates!

Biden has long said that he will run for re-election after his four years are up, but new rumors are  that he would only run in 2020 to defeat Trump and help usher in a replacement of establishment choice.

A recent survey revealed that 60% of Democrats want him to seek a second term while only 9% of Republicans feel the same way. Among GOP voters, 86% disagree with their party’s leader and say Biden shouldn’t get another four years in office as president; 31%-percent disagreed when asked how long they wanted this current administration to stay in power.

If Biden didn’t run, Vice President Kamala Harris is leading with 31%  saying they would want her on the ticket if not Biden in 2024.

Next on the list is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with 11%.

Followed up by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who are tied for third place with 8% each.

AOC is a new entrant on this list and one that seems to baffle the mind. No idea what makes Democrats think she would make a good President. The Socialist AOC would destroy America as we know it, and everyone, including the Democrats would be worse off for it.

Biden still pretends he’s running in 2024, not sure how that’s possible since most of his party doesn’t want him to. We’ll soon see how this all shakes out.

(Republicanwire.org) – Walgreens has blasted a left-wing lawmaker after she tried to minimize the wave of organized thefts afflicting US retailers. The pharmacy chain says stores aren’t exaggerating – the problem is bad enough some stores have been forced to close.

On December 3, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the organized pillaging of retailer stores like Walgreens complained about this year isn’t actually happening. She told the Washington Times the theft allegations, although cited by Walgreens in California, are not supported by data.

The response from Walgreens was rapid and furious – which probably isn’t a surprise. In November, the chain closed not one, but five, stores in San Francisco, CA, after theft became so serious it wiped out their profits. Walgreens says organized theft is one of the biggest challenges they’re facing, and they’re backed up by the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which said “the Congresswoman has no idea what she is talking about.” Multiple stores have released security camera footage of gangs clearing out shelves, confirming beyond a doubt the problem is real.

Other lawmakers also intervened. Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) called AOC’s statement “tone-deaf,” and an offense to the family of a security guard shot dead last week at the scene of a smash-and-grab robbery.

Not surprisingly, AOC’s office has not replied to requests for an explanation of her comments.

As first reported by the conservative Washington Examiner newspaper this morning, “As a member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a whopping $174,000 annually, meaning that she individually earns more than twice the average U.S. household’s income. Yet the progressive Democrat nonetheless thinks that working-class taxpayers should have to pay off her student loan debt.”

As one political pundit commented this morning when asked about what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is demanding, “They should put her picture in the dictionary next to the word “chutzpah.”

Still, believe it or not, it’s true. AOC, as she’s known, wants American taxpayers to pay off her $17,000 in student loan debt.

Here’s what happened.

While giving a speech on the floor of the United States House of Representatives about student loans and the impact student loan debt has on young Americans, and calling for “student debt cancellation,” AOC stated:

“I’m 32 years old now. I have over $17,000 in student loan debt, and I didn’t go to graduate school because I knew that getting another degree would drown me in debt that I would never be able to surpass. This is unacceptable.”

What do you think?  Should American taxpayers – meaning you – pay off the student loans of AOC – or anyone else – making $174,000 a year? Why or why not? Would you favor low-income Americans having some amount of their student debt forgiven? Why or why not?

Lately, Democrats have been making a major push to get rid of the filibuster — a move that would greatly limit Republicans’ ability to do anything about the Left’s schemes as long as they control the House, Senate, and presidency. Naturally, AoC and Democrats say we don’t need the filibuster.

The filibuster allows the minority party, in this case Republicans, to stand up to the majority when it wants to do something that the minority finds reprehensible. For instance, if Democrats wanted to make abortion legal until the day of birth, you might see a hero like Rand Paul filibuster the vote by speaking for days on end about whatever he chooses. The purpose, of course, is to delay the vote. This would then require a three-fifths vote to invoke cloture, something much harder to obtain than a simple majority.

To Democrats, this ability to speak truth to power is a dangerous thing. The ability to stand in their way? Even more dangerous. New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that the filibuster isn’t needed because the Senate exists and “already amplifies minority power.”

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd told AOC that Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema has said she would not support eliminating the filibuster. Joe Manchin has also said he will not play the Democrats’ game because Republicans would simply undo anything the Democrats accomplish. AOC says that she still wants to eliminate the filibuster.

“No, I mean, it is essentially an argument of saying well, why do anything at all in case something in our future may change it,” she says, adding that once Democrat policy items are enacted, “they are very politically difficult to undo.”

“So I do not believe in the defeatism of saying ‘we will lose in the future and this will automatically mean that anything we do now is going to be reversed so we might as well not do anything now,’” she says.

AOC also questioned the filibuster threshold. “Okay, why 60 votes?” she asked. “Why not stop at 70 votes? Why not need 80 votes to pass any legislation?” AOC claims the “Senate already amplifies minority power.”

“Why defend a 60-vote filibuster when the Senate already amplifies minority power so that the 50 Democratic senators already represent millions and millions and millions more Americans than 50 Republican senators,” AOC says. And so I would argue that 50 Republican senators is already a built in kind of filibuster-esque firewall.”