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Working Hard or Hardly Working? Ocasio-Cortez or Kristi Noem?

Some right-wing insurrectionist blurts in the Twitters that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a photo-opportunist menace while Governor Kristi Noem is a model of hard-working rectitude:

Pseudonymous insurrectionist tweet, 2021.02.26.
Pseudonymous insurrectionist tweet, 2021.02.26.

Hmm… Rep. Ocasio-Cortez flew to Texas to volunteer in a Houston food bank while raising millions of dollars for relief organizations:

A fundraising effort spearheaded by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to help storm-battered Texans has raised more than $4 million in just a few days.

On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez was on the ground in Texas to celebrate the success of the fundraising effort, which will go to local organizations providing Texans food assistance, homelessness relief and elder care. She was joined by Democratic Texas Reps. Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee, all of whom helped fill boxes at the Houston Food Bank.

…As Houston Public Media reports, the money will go toward several organizations, including the Houston Food Bank, Family Eldercare, Feeding Texas and the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. But charity itself, while helpful, doesn’t replace the need for policies that prevent power grids from failing in the future, Ocasio-Cortez said [Matthew S. Schwartz, “Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive for Texas Relief Raises $4 Million,” NPR, 2021.02.21].

I welcome readers to submit news and photos of Kristi Noem flying to other states to help with disaster relief efforts at any point during her eight years in Congress.

Meanwhile, Governor Noem, who hates free lunches but loves free dinners, flew to Texas yesterday for no known reason other than to fundraise for her own campaign and pose for photos with fawning Republicans:

Texas State Senator Dr. Dawn Buckingham, tweet, 2021.02.26.
Texas State Senator Dr. Dawn Buckingham, tweet, 2021.02.26.
Former Texas State Senator Konni Burton, tweet, 2021.02.26.
Former Texas State Senator Konni Burton, tweet, 2021.02.26.

Also in Texas yesterday was President Joe Biden, who, doing his job, got a briefing from emergency response officials and visited a food bank.

Noem now flies to Florida, where Texas Senator Ted Cruz was yesterday warming up her Trumpist CPAC crowd by joking about his trip to Cancún.

Tell me again: which parties leaders are serious about working for a living and for the people who voted for them… and for the people who didn’t?


  1. Norma Wilson 2021-02-27 09:11

    Cory, This is one of your best. What a contrast!

  2. Mark Anderson 2021-02-27 09:50

    Come on Cory, you know she’s working the crowd today in Orlando. She needs to buy an airplane.

  3. james 2021-02-27 10:51

    There she goes again. Noem is on another attention seeking tour outside of the state. I wish someone would ask her the question that is always on my mind:

    Does your right to NOT wear a mask or take preventative Covid-19 measures outweigh the elderly or inferm’s right to a healthy life? Do you have a right to endanger their lives?

    The very reason for many laws is to prevent the less responsible from trampling on another’s rights. Correct? But she wants to pretend that all of us are “responsible” on this issue – but only this issue.

  4. John 2021-02-27 11:04

    AOC raised more than $5million for TX non-profits to aid people who suffered from the greed of utility company boards of directors. AOC”s weekend effort likely yielded greater aid results for Texans than the results of all the Texan republican politicians combined.

    The q-CPACers are worshiping the golden calf this weekend.
    The cult made the decision to have no policy for governing the nation, both in the 2020 campaign and now at their faux idol worship. The entire q-CPACers focus this weekend is whining, grievance, and lies about their losing the presidential campaign, senate, and house.
    Normally when a president loses that president slips into the shadows so a party may focus on the future. This is the first time the cult is doubling down a proven loser.

  5. jake 2021-02-27 11:13

    There is a BIGLY difference in the showing of compassion from those on the left and those on the right. Kristi and Cruz’s concern is always their career and campaign chests, AOC et. all find a way to help other, not grift for more adulation.

    I wonder if anyone took pics of Cruz and Kristi taking a knee in front of the
    “Golden Calf” idol of Trump at CPAC? Or, perhaps kissing it?

  6. Mike Livingston 2021-02-27 14:24

    The perpetual campaign continues while clueless covid cristy aka [ccc] flits off to fantasy land to schmooze with cancoon cruz and many other shirkers and swamp dwellers.
    If the last year has not demonstrated that the toothless rules of impeachment render the so called system of checks and balances null and void, what will?
    What are we to do with a governor who relentlessly demonstrates her incompetence to govern?

  7. Mark Anderson 2021-02-27 18:16

    Both my kids live in Brooklyn just below AOC’s Bronx they are both more liberal than AOC, its really only a matter of time South Dakota.

  8. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-02-27 18:19

    Mark, let’s hope the Union can hold together long enough for your kids to take charge. Extricating South Dakota from its apartheid could be really difficult.

  9. P Meyer 2021-02-27 20:49

    Well documented! Laughable for sure… Noem continually puts her foot in her mouth and chews on her hard traveling toes…!! Wouldn’t know how to help others if she tried.

  10. P Meyer 2021-02-27 20:51

    Noem probably down in FL to attend the trumplican gold plated gathering and to “kiss the ring” of his lowliness….

  11. Jenny 2021-02-28 13:57

    AOC is also going after Cuomo in the covid nursing home scandal, so that’s good.

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