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Where I Stand On the cover of the Rolling Stone — not what it used to be

March 12, 2019

The March 2019 issue of Rolling Stone features Connecticut 5th District Congesswoman and Hearst Connecticut rock star Jahana Hayes alongside fellow Congressional rookies Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

I no longer consider gracing the cover of Rolling Stone an honor after the University of Virginia rape story fraud and subsequent multi-million dollar payouts to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and former UVA dean Nicole Eramo.

Let’s start unpacking this cover with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a.k.a. AOC.

AOC is now omnipresent in the media — manna from clickbait heaven.

She is America’s crazy ex-girlfriend. Lots of men my age can look back and see a version of her in their past who ultimately left them a smoldering wreck in a roadside ditch. If your college-aged son hooks up with his own model, you’ll likely end up waiting for the ultimate implosion hoping that there may be a bonding moment for the both of you over a craft brew once the smoke clears.

On a more serious note, AOC is the apotheosis of a dumbed-down educational system churning out left-wing minions with zero critical thinking skills and an emotionally based worldview.

Now we’ve found out her chief of staff/former campaign manager allegedly funneled nearly $900,000 of PAC money into a number of LLCs as detailed in a Federal Elections Committee (FEC) complaint from the National Legal and Policy Center (NPLC).

Tom Anderson, director of NPLC’s Government Integrity Project made the following statement: “In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumventing reporting requirements.”

Bear in mind that in our state, a former Governor and Congressional candidate went to prison over campaign finance disclosure issues.

And then there’s Rep. Ilhan Omar.

As a Somali refugee elected to Congress from a district loaded with Somali expats, she has made waves due to her anti-Semitic statements and history. She kind of semi-apologized for her behavior before doubling down on her bigotry in short order along with her tag-team partner, the congenitally angry Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

As to where her heart really is, look to a letter she wrote as a State Rep. in Minnesota to a judge presiding over the sentencing of men convicted of conspiring with ISIS.

She wrote, “The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion… if we truly want to reflect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation.”

On the day of his sentencing one of those terrorists, Abdurahman Yasin Daud, made this statement. “I’m certainly not being persecuted for my faith. I was certainly not entrapped. I was not going to there to pass out medical kits or food. I was going strictly to fight and kill on behalf of (ISIS).”

Ms. Omar, what sort of a regimen of yoga and art therapy is going to rehab that toxic mindset?

Regarding Ms. Pelosi, I actually feel badly for her.

As detestable as I’ve found her words and deeds in the past, I see a woman falling apart in front of us.

She is 79 years old and for the past several years we’ve seen her stumble through the public spotlight with facial spasms, slurred speech, and incongruous public statements that have caused many, myself included, to believe she isn’t up to the task of her job or being third in line to the Presidency.

After caring for my late mother during the long goodbye that is Alzheimer’s Disease, I wonder how long Congressional Democrats will allow this sad spectacle to continue.

Oh, Jahana Hayes, what a tangled web we weave.

You’ve played along with AOC on her silly Pokemon Go-looking stunt looking for Sen. Mitch McConnell and support her delusional Green New Deal and its inanities.

But actually you had me at “My Truth.” My truth was what you called the ad chronicling your life that Sen. Chris Murphy’s donors paid for.

Referring to YOUR truth is pretty unseemly for a history teacher and the wife of a police detective whose job is to uncover REAL objective truth.

Unfortunately, all that matters to your supporters is looking good and reciting your talking points with the right inflection.

However, some of us expect a modicum of substance and we’re not going away.

Todd Peterson is a resident of Washington Depot.

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