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Establishment Democrats Already Tired of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Establishment Democrats Already Tired of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman penned an op-ed to encourage people to vote for Crowley in November.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), the head of the House Democratic Caucus, propelled her into the national spotlight. She seems to think she’s the new face of the party, which has led her to attack those within the Democrat Party.

House Democrats have grown tired of her schtick and want her to cool it before the already fragile party is completely torn apart.

The Democrats want to take over the House more than anything. They view Ocasio-Cortez’s attacks on fellow Democrats as threats to that possibility. From The Hill:

The members are not mincing words, warning that Ocasio-Cortez is making enemies of soon-to-be colleagues even before she arrives on Capitol Hill, as she’s expected to do after November’s midterms.

“She’s carrying on and she ain’t gonna make friends that way,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). “Joe conceded, wished her well, said he would support her … so she doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.”

“She’s not asking my advice,” he added, “[but] I would do it differently, rather than make enemies of people.”

Asked if Ocasio-Cortez is, indeed, making enemies of fellow Democrats, Pascrell didn’t hesitate.

“Yes,” he said. “No doubt about it.”


She should take it down a notch or two because while it’s impressive to oust an incumbent, only 13% of the registered Democrats voted in the primary. The 14th district has 214,750 active registered voters and only 27,744 of them voted.

There is no doubt Ocasio-Cortez will win the seat to represent New York’s 14th District in Congress since it’s a safe Democrat seat. This means she should listen to those who live in DC:

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) offered a similar message, saying success in the 435-member House comes slowly — and hinges largely on the ability of lawmakers to forge constructive relationships with other members. Alienating more senior lawmakers within your own party, he warned, will only stifle the ability of Ocasio-Cortez to get anything done — even despite her newfound celebrity.

“Meteors fizz out,” Hastings said. “What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance.”

He added: “You come up here and you’re going to be buddy-buddy with all the folks or you’re going to make them do certain things? Ain’t happening, OK?”


Then Ocasio-Cortez launched an attack on Twitter against Crowley and accused him of launching a third-party bid against her even though he has nothing to do with it.

See, New York’s election laws means that Crowley will probably be on the ballot since he won the Working Families Party line in the primary. Crowley has denied he will launch a campaign for November.

This did not sit well with Democrats:

“Once an election is over and you win, why are you still angry?” said Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.). “I think it’s a lack of maturity on her part, and a lack of political acumen, for her to be that petty.

“We as Democrats better figure out who the real enemy is. And it’s not each other.”

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), a former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, was more gentle, though he still lamented the tone of the post-primary debate, attributing it to inexperience on the part of Ocasio-Cortez.

“When it comes to courtesy and decency, and especially the way — the class way — in which Joe Crowley has conducted himself and every overture that he’s made, I think she would be wise to rethink some of the things that she’s saying,” he said.

It gets better. Former Senator Joe Lieberman’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal encourages people to vote for Crowley in November. Lieberman didn’t mince his words and began the article by stating that Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in the primary “seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party.” He continued:

Fortunately, Joe Crowley and the voters in his district can prevent this damage. On Election Day, his name will be on the ballot as the endorsed candidate of the Working Families Party. But for Mr. Crowley to have a chance at getting re-elected, he will have to decide if he wants to remain an active candidate. I hope he does.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America, whose platform, like hers, is more Socialist than Democratic. Her dreams of new federal spending would bankrupt the country or require very large tax increases, including on the working class. Her approach foresees government ownership of many private companies, which would decimate the economy and put millions out of work.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez didn’t speak much about foreign policy during the primary, but when she did, it was from the DSA policy book—meaning support for socialist governments, even if they are dictatorial and corrupt (Venezuela), opposition to American leadership in the world, even to alleviate humanitarian disasters (Syria), and reflexive criticism of one of America’s great democratic allies (Israel).


Other Democrats don’t appreciate Ocasio-Cortez backing challengers to Democrat incumbents. She said she decided to endorse those “who uplifted & Acknowledged my own campaign before anyone else would.”

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) admits he’s backed challengers to incumbents, but warned Ocasio-Cortez “that such endorsements could make life tougher” for her in Congress:

“The rules [she’s adopted] might not apply in terms of the protocols and the niceties of incumbents here in the House,” Grijalva said. “But once you’re in the middle of the work and you have an agenda to promote, you might need their help.”


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UnCivilServant | July 18, 2018 at 9:08 am

Honest question – is there a single picture of her where she does not have crazy eyes?

They can’t help themselves. When they thought they’d rule forever, the rushed to out-left each other. Pulling back to the center isn’t in their vocabulary, let alone their behavior. Especially in the past two years, the Dem with the microphone has been the one with the most outrage and the most outrageous “solutions” to save the USA from Trump. Hopefully, they’ve gone too far for even their own party. Afterall, #WalkAway is a real thing, suggesting that it has.

The crazy leftist Dems in deep blue coastal regions are really hurting fake moderate Dems’ chances of winning enough seats to take the House.

Greg Gutfeld said it best: She’s a bumper sticker candidate.
She spouts bumper sticker memes, but she in no way elucidate on them.

    casualobserver in reply to lc. | July 18, 2018 at 10:40 am

    She will be a huge draw for Millenials who are still #AllIn on their past 12 or 16 years of indoctrination in schools. Her lack of substance will matter little to them.

    But the older and wiser progressives know she risks alienating a whole lot of people who aren’t in that group. Not because of her ideas – after all Bernie proved there are a lot of liberals who willing move to progressive/socialist as long as it gives them more free benefits WHILE taking “power from the powerful” at the same time. I think that last part is key for older progressives.

    Massinsanity in reply to lc. | July 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    A bumper sticker candidate won the presidency twice so who knows how far she can go if she isn’t challenged by the media. I am guess that Margaret Hoover has had a good talking to by management at PBS to never, ever challenge a leftist candidate like that again.

    “Do you think you can expand on that?” Thats a racist question if I ever heard one.

Donate to her campaign. She needs to buy some more rope.

Bucky Barkingham | July 18, 2018 at 9:34 am

According to news reports out of New York Rep. Crowley’s name will still appear on the General Election ballot as the incumbent due to peculiarities of NY election laws. So the NY Democratic Party machine establishment still has a chance to dump this Leftist.

    Apparently he will still be on the ballot as the candidate of the Working Families Party (WFP – AKA Commie Lite). They normally have the Democrat candidate as their candidate, similar to the Conservative Party often having the Republican as their candidate. So they made him the WFP candidate, and then he lost the Democrat primary. And they can’t get him off the ballot, so he’s telling folks not to vote for him on the WFP line. It would be funny if he actually won, but that isn’t likely as there are too many who just pull the lever for the party.

      Milhouse in reply to Edward. | July 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      They can get him off the ballot, but only with his cooperation. All it takes is to nominate him in some other race, for something he has no chance of winning, and then he gets to choose which race to drop out of. But he refuses to play along, disingenuously claiming that this would be fraud.

        Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2018 at 5:18 pm

        AO-C was never supposed to win the Democrat primary. So, the Dems are now using Crowley’s affiliation with the WFP to run against AO-C. When you play in the DNC casino, you have to expect the wheel to be rigged.

      sandbox2 in reply to Edward. | July 18, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Somebody should ask Crowley: If you somehow win the general election on the WFP line, will you serve? If he says yes (or doesn’t say no) then that effectively makes him a genuine candidate, despite his assertions that he supports AO-C.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | July 18, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    But the fun part will be if the Menshevik Democrats win the seat on the WPP line, the Bolsheviks will declare war on the Mensheviks. Which will be great fun to watch.

Wikipedia claims that she has a degree in Economics and International Studies, but she show no signs of having learned anything on either subject.

    UnCivilServant in reply to Neo. | July 18, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I do believe she mastered the modern curriculum of “Capitalist whitey oppressed and still oppresses the whole world”

    Massinsanity in reply to Neo. | July 18, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Boston University must be proud.

    Of course BU Law just hired an SJW to run the school so BU is headed to the land of Oberlin.

Ghost Rider | July 18, 2018 at 9:43 am

The more interviews she does, the more she is in danger of losing to Crowley since he is still on the ballot. This is NY so the crazy eyes may work to her advantage, but the ignorance coming out of mouth each day has to be troubling even to traditional liberals.

I think it’s a lack of maturity on her part

Sounds like the D’rats recognize some leadership potential there. Maybe just the thing for a Party filled with people who think that big balloons are meaningful political statements.

Nevertheless, she is correct in complaining that Crowley refuses to cooperate with removing his name from the ballot. The WFP wishes to remove him from its line, by nominating him for some other office, whereupon he would have to choose which race to stay in and which to drop out of. He disingenuously claims to believe that doing so would be some kind of fraud. That’s BS and he knows it; the truth is he wants to stay on the ballot, whether in the forlorn hope that he might win or simply to make life difficult for her out of revenge.

    Granny in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

    She’s doing his campaigning for him, so why not allow himself to stay on the ballot? Smart man. Why give up a reasonable shot at going right back to his old office for some other lesser position?

      UnCivilServant in reply to Granny. | July 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      There is no lesser position, the WFP doesn’t generally win elections (this may be their first if Crowley does win on their line). Getting moved to challege some incumant elected judge in a safe seat is basically dropping out of both races.

        Milhouse in reply to UnCivilServant. | July 18, 2018 at 1:12 pm

        Yes, exactly. The normal method of getting off the ballot is to get on the ballot for some completely unwinnable position, and since NY doesn’t allow the same person to be nominated for two offices the candidate has to choose which one to drop. (Ocasio-Cortez was faced with the same choice, since she won the Reform Party primary in a neighboring district.)

        Crowley pretends to believe this would be fraudulent, which means he’s basically accusing every Republican he’s ever faced of fraud, since none of them ever had a chance of winning.

    Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    And she won the primary with very low turnout, 13% I think.

    So is there a scenario where enough Democrats go rogue to vote him in? That would be a lovely Blue on Blue floor show.

American Human | July 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

She believes her own press.

Somehow I just love it when an impeached former federal district judge gives advice to a budding politician of his own party. Just shows how bankrupt the Democrats are.

    Milhouse in reply to Oregon Mike. | July 18, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    He gave political advice, not ethical advice. His career seems to be evidence that he’s good at politics. I wouldn’t trust him to be alone in a room with my wallet, but if he gave me political advice I’d listen.

She’s quickly making herself every Congressional Democrat’s 2018 running mate. Very photogenic, quick to offer memorable, pointed positions. Whether her prospective colleagues can defend those positions remains to be seen.

    MajorWood in reply to billdyszel. | July 18, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I guess the key is to take a move from the Forest Gump playbook and make sure that her microphone isn’t working properly at every public appearance.

Dont excommunicate her yet, Dems. I want to hear her explain why Socialism always fails.

Also “how do you feel about Hillary Clinton rigging the Democratic Primaries to steal the nomination from your Comrade, Bernie Sanders? Will you denounce the DNC?”

She needs to explain in detail how socialism will work. Why the USSR failed and what would prevent a socialist USA from turning into Venezuela.

She’s a deranged dumbass. She makes obama look intelligent.

just NOW tired?

The ESTABLISHMENT was tired of her when their candidate was upset

harleycowboy | July 19, 2018 at 11:39 am

The Dem.s don’t like open crazy until they’ve been in office for a term or two. Wild crazy clueless eyes.

Democrats don’t have a party.
They let anybody pick up their flag.