Democrats who do not align with their “of, by, and for working people” concept of SJW “justice” will “continue to lose, either to Republicans or to us”
You have to wonder if Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) isn’t kicking herself and hearing a constant refrain of “be careful what you wish for” drum through her head. The House is back in Democrat hands as of January, but she’s saddled with a rabble of socialist freshmen who are intent on shaking things up . . . starting with Pelosi’s much-coveted prize, the House Speakership.
Leading the socialist Democrat charge is newly-elected socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Not only is she hopelessly clueless about . . . pretty much everything, but she’s so sure of herself that she’s already attended a protest against her own party, specifically against Pelosi.
And Pelosi isn’t the only target on her hit list. Ocasio-Cortez is also vowing to primary a whole host of Democrats who don’t meet her socialist “justice” standards.
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday threw her weight behind a new national campaign to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats deemed to be ideologically and demographically out of step with their districts.
The incoming star congresswoman from New York again put the Democratic establishment on notice that she and activist groups on the left aren’t content with a Democratic-controlled House: They are determined to move the party to the left.
“Long story short, I need you to run for office,” Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday on a video conference call hosted by Justice Democrats, as the group launched a campaign dubbed “#OurTime.” Justice Democrats supported Ocasio-Cortez’s primary campaign against powerful Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).
“All Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “That’s really what we need to do to save this country. That’s just what it is.”
Who knows what she means here, but the group with which she has aligned, the Justice Democrats, vows that Democrats who do not align with their “of, by, and for working people” concept of SJW “justice” will “continue to lose, either to Republicans or to us.”
"Are you in or are you out?" she remembers them asking. pic.twitter.com/AD0pVjv0Zz
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) November 17, 2018
Over at HotAir, Allahpundit wonders why Pelosi “angers left by proposing supermajority requirement for raising income taxes on the middle class.”
Progressives emphasize soaking the rich whenever they’re asked how they’ll pay for their agenda, for sound electoral reasons, but they know there’s only so much dough that can be confiscated from the upper class. When you’re kicking around numbers like $32 trillion for socialized medicine, your class enemies simply aren’t equal to the enormous task. The middle class will need to pony up — and yet here’s Pelosi, before the Speakership is even in hand, attempting to stop her caucus from reaching for those wallets.
. . . . That’s the other bizarre wrinkle here — Pelosi is *also* vowing that she’ll abide by Republican “paygo” rules, in which new government spending has to be paid for by cuts in other areas or tax hikes. No borrowing! Nancy’s not going to hand the left a credit card and let them go Christmas shopping. They’ll have to come up with the money up front — but her rule blocking income tax hikes on the middle class would deprive them of their richest source of potential revenue.
It is puzzling, but I suspect that the influx of idealistic, clueless socialists has awoken her inner capitalist. Weirder things have happened.DONATE
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