It didn’t take long for America’s socialist sweetheart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to become a liability to the Democratic party as a whole.
The 28-year-old Latina whose political philosophy is closer to Fidel Castro than to traditional Democrats drew the raves of the media for toppling entrenched incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s Fourth Congressional District primary. However the more that she talks (which is a lot) the more toxic that her message becomes and the more damaging to the party’s hope of retaking the House in November.
Not only did The Tez immediately make the abolishing of ICE the number one plank in her political platform but has been spewing volcanic rhetoric and promoting the form of socialism that is anathema to not only capitalism itself, but the entire tradition of this great nation which is now under an unprecedented assault from within.
Abolish ICE may be mother’s milk to the extremists but a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that it is widely unpopular with normal American voters who aren’t sipping the Marxist Kool-Aid and alienating the prized swing voter is a recipe for electoral disaster – just ask Hillary.
What’s eating Ocasio-Cortez today?
The paranoid suspicion that Cowley isn’t just going to go quietly into the good night and could be contemplating a third party run for his seat in November that would all but strangle the socialist revolution in its cradle.
.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy.
Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 12, 2018
New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) accused Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) of refusing to concede the Democratic primary race and mounting a third-party challenge against her.
“[Crowley] stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.”
Ocasio-Cortez was responding to a New York Times article from Wednesday stating that Crowley is still on the November ballot as a Working Families Party (WFP) candidate.
WFP state director Bill Lipton said Crowley refused to vacate the line he won in New York’s 14th Congressional District.
“It is disappointing that Crowley has refused to vacate the Working Families Party ballot line. He chose not to show Ocasio-Cortez and the WFP respect by allowing us to put Ocasio-Cortez on our ballot line,” Lipton said in a statement to The Hill.
If Crowley runs, it would throw the seat into the up-for-grabs category and you can bet that she won’t bee able to fly under the radar again. The fallout could be similar to the split when Hillary Clinton’s stacked DNC screwed Bernie Sanders out of the nomination in 2016 and could further fracture a party that is on the brink of a bloody internal civil war.
Ocasio-Cortez can be heartened though because she did manage to win the primary in another NY congressional district as a write-in candidate so, in terms of getting to Washington, there’s more than one way to skin a cat.