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Revolt of the Dem Socialist Base: Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Help Primary Mainstream Dem Incumbents

Revolt of the Dem Socialist Base: Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Help Primary Mainstream Dem Incumbents

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.

Politico reports:

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.”

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.


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Do those eyes not weird you out? Could you go to sleep after an evening of sexual frolic and have those eyes being the last thing you see?

I’d sleep with one eye open. And Alexandria Occasional-Cortex freaks me out because she has three has an extra three eyes open for the rest of us.

DieJustAsHappy | November 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm

If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues on her current course, I’m thinking that the next couple of years might be more bearable than I had anticipated. She just might outdo Pelosi and Waters combined!

So… let’s add it up.

1. Senate Minority Leader Schumer granted passes to professional communist agitators expressly to gain access to the hallowed halls of the Senate so as to disrupt the proceedings of the Senate Judicial Committee hearings on Kavanaugh. Protests that several committee members themselves helped to organize and participated in.

2. Pelosi allows organized communist agitators into her very office in the hallowed halls of Congress to stage a protest against global warming (and her leadership) with the full participation of congresswoman-to-be Ocasio-Cortez.

3. The press corps, led by drama queen Jim Acosta, stage a contentious press briefing in the hallowed halls of the White House.

Our government is being chased out of its own buildings by mobs. It’s time to toss the mobs back into the streets. The White House, Senate Building and House of Representatives were established for deliberation, debate and other civilized forms of discussion. Granted nothing is ever debated on the floor anymore since the dirty money interests and bureaucracies took over our government but let’s not turn our hallowed halls into slums.

Somebody might get hurt before this mob is done.

    We are watching the storming of the Bastille in slow motion and with the complicity of many of our politicians. If these people succeed, they will wage a reign of terror. Unable to win by persuasion, they openly advocate and participate in violence.

    Stopping these people should be a bipartisan mandate. How many French aristocrats died on the guillotine for cowering in the shadows believing the terror would burn out after a few weeks? There is no justice at the hands of these “justice warriors”. They are seeking power, not justice.

A child of an architect CEO, a spoiled child who blew off using her private college degree in economics so she could party and hold a waitressing job that pulled in some nice tax-free cash tips claims to seek ‘justice’ for the working class While she lives a six-figure lifestyle for doing nothing.

The sad thing is that in today’s New York City, the constituents buy it.

She joins a long list of mentally retarded Democrat women.

    Retarded is one thing, but to be such proponents of evil?

    WE are retarded for electing them – and we are even more retarded for re-electing any Republican who has so willfully allowed them to flourish.

The gift that will hopefully keep on giving….

    Let’s start now. A Cortez joke:

    “A Plane is on its way to Washington DC, when democrat Airhead Cortez in economy class gets up and moves to the First Class section and sits down.

    The flight attendant watches her do this and asks to see her ticket.

    She then tells the Congresswoman that she paid for economy class and that she will have to sit in the back.

    Cortez replies, “I’m a democrat, I’m adorable, I’m a Socialist, I’m going to DC and I’m staying right here.”

    The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the pilot and the co-pilot that there is a democrat bimbo sitting in First Class, that belongs in economy and she won’t move back to her seat.

    The co-pilot goes back to Cortez and tries to explain that because she only paid for economy she will have to leave and return to economy class.

    Cortez replies, “I’m a democrat, I’m adorable, I’m a Socialist, I’m going to DC and I’m staying right here.”

    The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they land to arrest the future Congresswoman who just won’t listen to reason.

    The pilot says, “You say she is a democrat and a Socialist? I’ll handle this; I’m married to a liberal and I speak Socialist.”

    The pilot goes back to Cortez and whispers in her ear. Cortez says, “Oh, I’m Sorry,” and she gets up and goes back to her seat in economy class.

    The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and asked the pilot what he said that made her move without any fuss.

    The Pilot answered: “I told her that First Class isn’t going to DC.”

Truth be told, there isn’t a nickle’s worth of difference between them in terms of what they believe. The “struggle” is over who’s doing it.

She feeds the meme makers though. One of the funnier ones is Alex Trebek asking how much you’d pay to see Ocasio, Sheila Lee Jackson and Maxine Waters play Jeopardy.

Real world – can you envision this one on any committees? Appropriations? Budget? Finance?

Oh the squealing there will be when she learns about the role of seniority and loyalty in determining committee assignments!

I fully expect Nancy or whomever gets voted speaker to gut her through assignment to the house equivalent of ‘Siberia’ …

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to MrE. | November 19, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I think Occasional Cortex has just bought the shittiest office the Democrats have available.

Only in New York could such s person go from barista to US Congresswoman without really trying, who knew!

I’m not proud of a lot I did when I was in college. But I got, well. Well. It was a lot harder back then to get prosecuted for the, “Not sober enough to give consent” deal.

Not that I remembered everything all that well, either.

The moment I started to change is when I woke up in her dorm room and she’s staring out the window, wondering exactly what I was wondering. What the h3ll? We both knew what had happened. Neither of us could explain why.

    And no doubt Airhead Cortez will call on women to recycle their used tampons to make the party punch. (Better for the environment, you know?)

    A cookbook by Cortez is no doubt in the works. And yes, it will sell 735,000 copies in one day – just like Michelle Odumbo’s book ‘did.’ (If you believe that, I have a hillary clinton book I want to sell you. Or Florida ballot.)

    harleycowboy in reply to Arminius. | November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Break out the Darwin Awards.

Boiled Tampon water!?!?

    MajorWood in reply to Arminius. | November 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    The question is, will Jenny McCarthy or Gwyneth run with it? If AOC were a blonde, she’d just be at the 50th percentile. AOC to me means that there might just be a shallow end in the dark-haired gene pool.

How could I even think to start?

Oh, OK, what to do, what to do. I live in a dry county. What to do, what to do? Oh, I know I’m just going to boil me up some…

At the risk of crossing a line I am not doubt well passed, I didn’t even know…

Do I have to say it?

A.O-C. is an interesting case. We’ve had plenty of stupid Congresscritters. Nobody’s ever accused either House of being an intellectual powerhouse overall, but some individuals are outstandingly dumb. Barbara Boxer was stupid. Kamala Harris is stupid, and vicious. Nancy Pelosi is stupid, but how much is creeping senile dementia and how much is natural talent isn’t clear.

A.O-C.’s problem isn’t just that she’s stupid, but that her mind seems to have failed to develop. Normal human intellectual development goes through clear and distinct stages. For convenience, we pretend that chronology tracks these developments, and for most of us, it basically does. So, arbitrarily, we consider an 18-year-old to be a responsible adult, and anyone younger to not be.

But some people manage to retain an adolescent or, worse, a child mind into chronological adulthood. It’s pretty obvious that AOC is such a case.

Anybody mention those frightful eyes? Mirror of the soul, you know.

Oxymoron of the day: Mainstream Democrat.

I LOVE that these Socialists always try to associate themselves with the concept of “justice!” HILARIOUS!! Can you get ANY more Orwellian!?

Occasional Cortex – the ONE-TIME Congressional representative

Cortez is Obama with vetting.

Had this been done by the Republicans in 2008… (Then again, what I am thinking?)