Democratic Socialists of America New York candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won in an upset last night in the primary against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the 14th congressional district there. She is a 28 year-old Latino and the new communist millennial face of the Democratic Party. Her district spans Queens and the Bronx and she self-describes as a “democratic socialist.” No one thought she had a chance, but she crushed Crowley, 57.6% to 42.4%, a margin of nearly 3,600 votes. As much as I despise Crowley, this is far worse. It looks like the Dems are fully embracing the Marxists and aren’t afraid to run with it now.
Crowley was in his 10th term and was the chair of the House Democratic Caucus. He was ranked 4th in the caucus and was considered a possible future candidate for Speaker of the House to replace Nancy Pelosi. Crowley had not faced a primary challenge in 14 years. He just got handed his hat by a young Latino woman. He is now the first casualty of the so-called “Resistance,” but even worse… this is the first DSAer to have a real shot at sitting in Congress. Perhaps New York should have taken Trevor Loudon seriously on this.
Politico stated that Ocasio-Cortez “challenged Crowley on ideological and racial grounds.” She made the argument that the district needed a more left-wing representative, as well as someone who reflected the “majority-minority” demographic of the area, which has become increasingly Latino. That hit a chord with her liberal districts. They say she is a shoo-in to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in November. That should scare the crap out of Americans.
"The socialist movement in America is real, it's dangerous… The election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who openly despises the very system that makes America the greatest country in the world proves we must take every election seriously." —@stinchfield1776 #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/C25QwWsgRv
— NRATV (@NRATV) June 27, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez is not shy in her views. She’s a devout follower of socialist Bernie Sanders. Her platform promises the abolishment of ICE and the nationalization of healthcare using a single payer system. She promises to impeach President Trump as well. Other planks include Medicare for all, a universal jobs guarantee, no tuition for education at schools or universities, paid family and sick leave, housing as a human right, ending the war on drugs, demilitarization of the police, doing away with prisons, open borders and decriminalization for illegal aliens, an infrastructure overhaul using green energy, ending corporate donations in politics and a peaceful economy (whatever the heck that means). Her campaign even adopted the zombie-like “mic check” first seen at radical Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.
“These results are also a shot across the bow of the Democratic establishment in Washington: a young, diverse, and boldly progressive Resistance Movement isn’t waiting to be anointed by the powers that be,” said Matt Blizek, of MoveOn. Ocasio-Cortez ran a low-budget campaign and was outspent by an 18-1 margin, but won the endorsement of some influential groups on the party’s far left, including MoveOn.
Just before the New York primary, Ocasio-Cortez traveled to McAllen, Texas to join left-wing protests against President Trump’s immigration policies. She organized a large volunteer contingent to canvas her district while she was away. Like Obama, she is an expert organizer. Most communists are. She claims that ICE is running ‘black sites’ on the border where human-rights abuses occur. That’s a blatant lie.
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