Rising star of the Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez party is causing the party to eat itself.
Not just she she show that she knows shit about how unemployment or labor force participation works with her “unemployment is low because everyone had two jobs” idiocy. She also showed just how little she knows about global affairs when she condemned Israel for occupying Palestine, then saying she isn’t an expert on the subject.
After defeating Joe Crowley in the primary, she decided to be a sore winner on Twitter.
.@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
Except that Crowley has confirmed multiple times that he’s not running.
What we’re starting to see here is that Ocasio-Cortez is a professional victim. She only wins when she’s the victim and can play that up for anger and sympathy.
That is the core philosophy of Democratic Socialism – i.e. everyone who isn’t rich is a victim of the rich and should have the right to vote to take stuff from the rich.
If she defeated Crowley and was gracious she wouldn’t be a victim anymore. But if Crowley, that rich white man, snubbed her and ran against her as a third party candidate, she’d be a victim of a sore loser.
She opens her stupid mouth about Israel and caught flack for it.
She’s running for Congress in NY-14, in New York City. The people criticizing her were Liberal New York City Jews. This is how she responded.
"I thought it was funny because the alt-right went haywire after that," Ocasio-Cortez says.
She says people just aren't used to pols acknowledging they don't full know a particular issue. “What do you mean you don’t know?!” she says with some sarcasm.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) July 18, 2018
Yeah, those alt-right, Neo-Nazi, Liberal Jews…
She was taken to task for this by Joe Liberman.
And Chris Cillizza.
Maybe an anti-Capitalist, anti-Israel, anti-ICE, pro-open borders, pro-massive economic redistribution (Medicare for all, free college, etc.), identity politics, socialist platform doesn’t appeal to the moderate Democrats in the flyover states that Hillary thought she’d win and didn’t.
Having her be the new face of the party will only drive them further out of the Democrats.
That analysis makes sense, but DNC Chair Tom Perez just called Ocasio-Cortez “the future of [the Democrat] party.”
This is great to watch.
The Democrats are going to try and take down Trump while fighting a civil war between the “big tent” pragmatists and the radical Leftists.
The next couple of election cycles are going to be interesting.