Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a media darling. They love, love, love her. Her defeat of Joe Crowley in the NY-14 primary was to herald a new era in Democrat politics – a new, young Socialist face for the coming years.

Ignored was that Ocasio-Cortez won her primary with only about 16,000 votes in a primary that had an abysmally low turnout (just under 12%). Crowley pretty much ignored her candidacy, allowing her to win with barely a 4,000 vote margin.

Yet she was hosted on many of the anti-Trump cable and network shows. Her appearances were embarrassing. She had a degree in economics and international relations from Boston University. But her know-nothing talking-point responses on a wide range of issues is an indictment not just of Democratic Socialists, but also of our educational system.

Ocasio-Cortez, nonetheless, drove the Democrat agenda, with numerous likely presidential candidates jumping on her Abolish ICE bandwagon. Ocasio-Cortez hit the campaign trail pushing the Democratic Socialist message for candidates all over the country.

Anti-Israel activists were particularly heartened by Ocasio-Cortez’s willingness to criticize Israel, a sign that the anti-Israel Democratic Socialist agenda might be making a breakthrough. Ocasio-Cortez backing of Israel-hater Ihlan Omar in MN-05 must have heartened the anti-Israel community.

But the results have been abysmal. There is no Ocasio-Cortez bump, and candidates she backed have lost, including recently in KS-03.

She flew out to Hawaii to back Kanierla Ing in the HI-01 Democrat primary. He made her a centerpiece of his campaign.

Her introduction of the candidate went astray when she forgot to introduce the candidate at an election eve rally:

HI-01 was another abysmal loss, perhaps her worst yet. The results were laughable. Ing got only about 6% of the Democrat vote.

https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/hawaii/

Progressive Democrats are in panic. The overwhelming winner of the primary was a so-called “Blue Dog” former congressman.

Is the era of Ocasio-Cortez already over?

No, because she still is a media darling. A media that is desperate for some life to be pumped into the Democrat body politic.