Monday, January 07, 2019


In the credits of that dancing video, then-college student Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used (gasp!) a nickname rather than her full first name. Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft (legal name James?) is on it.
EXCLUSIVE: Yorktown Elitist and Bronx Hoaxer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Went by “Sandy” Well into College at Boston U

... much like other Democrat hoaxers (Bobby O’Rourke, and fake Indian Liz Warren) Ocasio-Cortez went by “Sandy” well into college at Boston University.

In fact, Ocasio-Cortez went by Sandy at least into her junior year at the university.

A video was discovered this week where Sandy Ocasio-Cortez is seen dancing.

... The video credits “Sandy” Ocasio-Cortez.

It wasn’t until her final months at university that Ocasio-Cortez started going by “Alexandria” instead of “Sandy” as an attempt to help propel her career.

She participated in this video in 2011 the year she graduated.

Sandy from Yorktown became Alexandria from The Bronx.

It was all a big scam.

Thanks to John and Christina
I love the fact that Hoft thanks his brother Joe and Cristina Laila, both fellow Gateway Pundit writers, for this scoop -- in other words, it took three of them to read the credits on a YouTube video.

But I have a bigger scoop, and I didn't have any help digging it up: Ocasio-Cortez was going by "Sandy" during her campaign! CUE THE HUGE RED ALL-CAPS FONT!!! CUE THE DRUDGE SIREN!!!

Here's an excerpt from a piece Business Insider published just a few hours ago (emphasis added below):
Scott Starrett was craving tacos.

The 32-year-old had recently moved to New York City from Austin, Texas. So when a tiny taqueria called Flats Fix opened up around the corner from his Manhattan office, he soon became a regular with his graphic design-firm colleagues.

Because it was 2016, lunch conversation would frequently turn to the presidential race. One friendly bartender would often join in. Her name was Sandy.

"Everyone just loved Sandy," Starrett said. "She had an infectious kindness, an infectious presence."

The 26-year-old Bronx native would talk about her time interning in Sen. Ted Kennedy's office in college. Starrett would bring up his work for local candidates in Texas. Sandy started volunteering for Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign.

Then Donald Trump was elected.

Soon after, the bartender and political organizer raised some money and road-tripped out to North Dakota, where Native Americans were leading protests against the Dakota Access Oil pipeline. Starrett lent her a camera to document the trip.

When she got back, she had a new idea. She might run for office. Starrett and his design firm got to work on branding.
But was that secret knowledge Ocasio-Cortez kept hidden before November? Um, not really. Here's an excerpt from an n+1 oral history published in the summer:
SCOTT STARRETT We’ve known Sandy [Ocasio-Cortez] for some time. We started talking politics before she began her bid for Congress—we even lent her our GoPro when she went to Standing Rock. But the seed of the campaign identity came from the fact that our whole studio really loves Sandy. That was a big part of why the design turned out so well.

MARIA ARENAS We really knew Sandy well, and we knew we had her complete trust. She trusted us to represent the campaign authentically.

RACHEL OSSIP How did the identity for the campaign evolve?

SS We’re in a revolutionary moment, so we went straight to the history of grassroots, civil rights, and social justice movements in search of a common language we could participate in. One that Sandy could participate in and that she belongs in. The most inspiring figures to us were Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, the cofounders of the National Farmworkers Association. They had a positive, uplifting message about bringing power to the people. It resonated so deeply with who Sandy the person was, and who Sandy the candidate became, that it was a good fit.

Jim Hoft is not stupid. He's not, as most people on the left believe, the Stupidest Man on the Internet. He's a skilled propagandist who knows how to take advantage of the stupidity -- or, more precisely, ignorance -- of the right-wing base. He's adept at tapping into rage with half-truths and outright lies.

Hoft isn't the problem. The problem is his audience's ignorance and extreme confirmation bias. That's a problem for America, but exploiting it is an excellent business model for Jim Hoft.

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