(National Sentinel) Turmoil: Well, that didn’t take long.
Upstart Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an avowed Democratic Socialist, hasn’t been in D.C. a week and already she’s launched a bid to overthrow the “old guard” Democratic leadership.
Ocasio-Cortez joined a conference call on Saturday for the newly-formed “Justice Democrats,” a group of Marxist-Left radicals who are being encouraged not just to run against Republicans in their districts but also incumbent Democrats like she did in New York when she beat 10-term Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley.
“Long story short, I need you to run for office,” she said on the call, according to The Hill. “All I’m asking you to do is throw your hat in the ring, say ‘what the heck.’”
The news site noted further:
The incoming freshman Democrat added that she and other members of the Justice Democrats, a group of progressive Democrats seeking to shift the Democratic Party left, would support challenges to incumbent Democrats they view as insufficiently aligned with the views of progressives in the party, particularly on the issue of corporate campaign donations.
This is probably the best news the Republican Party can glean from the midterms, which saw them lose control of the House after being in the majority since 2010.
The hard Marxist-Left are the only Americans who think the majority of the country wants to move to the hard Marxist Left. Establishment Democrats, who are already far Left, will attempt to ‘educate’ this youngster and the other freshmen women joining her in January to the realities of politics in our country, but they won’t listen.
It’s obvious they didn’t run to become part of the clique. They don’t want to go along to get along. They really do want to transform America into one giant Venezuela because they are true socialists and true believers in the power of government, so they’re not going to take no for an answer.
And that will fracture the Democratic Party like it hasn’t been fractured before. Half of its supporters will flock to the ‘new’ Democratic Socialists because they will be taken in by all the promises of freebies, while the other half will cling to the ‘tried and true’ incumbent class.
It seems as though Ocasio-Cortez, who was working as a waitress just over a year ago, sees herself as a modern, female version of Che Guevera. She’s a zealot, not a legislator. And she’s on a mission to reform the Democratic Party into a combo of Mao’s Communists and Stalin’s socialism.
So Republicans should grab some popcorn and watch the show. This ought to be fun.
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