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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Result: Expelled from the cabal (there isn't one)[edit]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View log)


  1. A pitifully tiny stub that doesn't further RationalWiki's mission. So she's a Democratic Socialist that surprised the establishment with an impressive primary victory. So what? She's done nothing to warrant an article of her own, and a mention in the Democratic Socialists of America article should suffice. Cosmikdebris (talk) 23:46, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. Tiny puff piece that does nothing beyond state obvious/unimportant information and give one-liner rebuttals to some accusations that no one gives a shit about. We're RationalWiki, not Diet Wikipedia. I thought the article might get better in the future, but it clearly hasn't. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 00:50, 2 November 2018 (UTC) [UPDATE: Well, she's won and it looks like there's been a single-sentence update that makes the article even more of a puff piece. (Pretty much what I said would happen). Can we finish this now? Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 22:45, 11 November 2018 (UTC)]
  3. I think the plague of articles on minor congressmen that has never been updated since they were first written is kind of a problem, and adding to it is not the solution. I mean, this article is a few months old and says almost nothing about what she actually believes. Delete, or redirect to draftspace when someone wants to actually expand this article. Edit: Conditional vote for delete, so long as vote lasts until Nov. 9, 2018. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:22, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  4. She may have won, but I don't think we should have an article on her yet.-DïämöńđDïsc1 (talk) 01:48, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  5. Off-mission. I fail to see what this has anything to do with the topics this wiki focuses on. All holidays matter🎄CircularREmail2.gifasoning🎄See my latest prototypes 21:28, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  6. Seems to be just a low-content puff-piece on the kind of person we like. Similar articles have bitten the dust in the past (eg Woody Guthrie and Blaise Pascal). Avida Dollarsher again 09:51, 13 November 2018 (UTC)


  1. Keepicare-for-All! (talk) 17:37, 2 November 2018 (UTC)



  • I mean, it'd help the case for deletion if she lost the upcoming election. Couldn't you have put this off for like... a week? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:22, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Let's wait till after the midterm elections. If she wins and becomes better known, this page will almost certainly be expanded; there are a lot of editors here who are interested in politics. If she loses and fades away, her page can then be deleted. Nerd (talk) 17:15, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  • AFD votes usually sit for a while, so I'm sure we'll be able to see the midterm results. Even if she wins though, I doubt this article will see much improvement beyond a one or two sentence update. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 18:41, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
    According to most polls, she's a lock to win. Fivethirtyeight says there's a >99% chance she will take the seat. I considered this before creating the AfD. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 21:38, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
    Like I said above, her victory will likely do nothing to improve the article. If this AFD fails, I'll wait until the end of the year before trying again and gloating about how right I was. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 21:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
    My general feeling is that if a self-declared socialist, like member of a socialist party socialist, not a Bernie "if [having certain policies] makes me socialist then I guess I am" socialist, makes it into national office, the inane(and missional) backlash will be measurable pretty quickly. That's extrapolating, but would you bet against it? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 22:29, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
    I'm betting on her being another Obama. But hey, you never know. (talk) 23:21, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
    Obama was a magnet for conspiracy theories though. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 05:23, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
    Only because he was president. Who makes conspiracy theories about representatives? Avida Dollarsher again 13:02, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
    (DuckDuckGo because google has different results for each person)infowars, brietbart, natural news, godlike productions, or any number of other cranks? The conspiracies and bullshit are already neckdeep, and we just deleted this article because we're dumb. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:34, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

ikanreed totally vindicated[edit]

Literally non-stop deluge of extremely gross shit piles up every day. The huge sloth of articles about her "jewish hertiage" using a very very fucking nutso graphical choice, missional as fuck conspiracy thoeries about her popping up. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:26, 11 December 2018 (UTC)