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Ocasio-Cortez urges challengers to run against incumbent Democrats

November 19, 2018

  With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez–who today said she hoped Democrats could take back all three chambers of government–it looks like the Democratic establishment might have gotten more than it bargained for when she won a seat to the House in the mid-term elections.

  In addition to her Biden-esque gaffes, since heading to Washington  she has joined protesters outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office and now, according to this story, she is joining an alt-left group called the “Justice Democrats” and urging them to vote out all incumbent Democrats who are not as radical as she.

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), implored more than 700 attendees of a Justice Democrats strategy call to run for office against incumbent Democrats as well as Republicans in their home districts.

During the video call with supporters Saturday evening, Ocasio-Cortez remarked that her own journey to the House began on the other end of a Justice Democrats strategy call while calling on supporters to mount similar bids in their own districts around the country.

The incoming lawmaker added that she and other members of the Justice Democrats, a group of progressives 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.

  Of course she won her seat by first knocking off an establishment Democrat in the New York primary so it is not surprising she is making this stand but this cannot be sitting well with the Democratic leadership and I would expect them to try to reign her in as soon as possible. Until and unless the Democratic leadership gets her in control I think she could make for a fun ride.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    November 19, 2018 8:38 pm

    LOL, the Libs have raised a generation that’s even crazier than their parents. They understand that things have gone wrong, they just have no idea what actually happened or what to do about it.

    I can’t imagine the cute little bartender coming up with anything that will actually improve anyone’s life, but who knows.

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  2. Steve permalink
    November 19, 2018 9:17 pm

    Pop some popcorn…that show could be really enjoyable!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. November 19, 2018 9:37 pm

    I am waiting to see what Committees that she winds up on…Should be interesting. Maybe agriculture. Any ideas? Especially if Pelosi wins out for the leadership.

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    • November 20, 2018 6:31 am

      I’m curious about that as well. I know this is a case of be careful what you wish for but part of me hopes she is on a high profile committee so she stays in the spotlight.

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  4. Bruce Booher permalink
    November 19, 2018 11:36 pm

    I can’t believe it but I with ol Bug-eyes on this. The more the Dems piss off each other, the better.

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