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Are Democrats Trying to Make Ocasio-Cortez a One Term Congresswoman?

Are Democrats Trying to Make Ocasio-Cortez a One Term Congresswoman?

One Democratic lawmaker told the New York delegation to find a primary opponent and make it happen.

https://youtu.be/j72Ha81TVtI

The Hill reported this morning that Congressional Democrats have grown so angry with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that they want to recruit someone to primary her:

At least one House Democrat has been privately urging members of the New York delegation to recruit a local politician from the Bronx or Queens to challenge Ocasio-Cortez.

“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” the Democratic lawmaker, who requested anonymity, told The Hill. “You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”

Ocasio-Cortez took everyone by surprise in the summer of 2018 when she defeated veteran Joseph Crowley. However, looking at the numbers, the primary produced a dismal turnout with only 27,658 votes, which means less than 12% of the voters came out. Ocasio-Cortez received 15,897 of those votes.

The insider told The Hill that Ocasio-Cortez is “pissing off a lot of people,” mostly allies of Crowley. This insider mentioned Elizabeth Crowley, Joseph’s cousin, since she “is a woman” and has “been moving more to the left.”

I blogged earlier this month about the turmoil within the party over Ocasio-Cortez, especially after Politico published a report that claimed she wanted to back “a primary opponent against rising star Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).”

I also noted that when I switched from socialist to libertarian in 2009, I tried to tell my new friends on my new side that the Democrats and leftists largely succeeded because they show a united front and take care of disagreements behind closed doors. Any fights that emerged to the public was done in a polite manner as well.

It looks like that’s what the Democrats want to do:

For now, New York Democratic lawmakers are playing nice with Ocasio-Cortez and her 2.6 million Twitter followers and say no one in the Empire State’s delegation is currently contemplating backing a primary challenger against her.

“We are going to see what happens. Generally for me, I’m giving folks the benefit of the doubt, the presumption of innocence. You might say one thing before you get in here, and then after you get to meet folks, you see what happens and how the body works … things are different, so we’ll see what happens,” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), whose district includes part of Queens, said in an interview.

“I can only tell you that the times I’ve spoken to her, and at the times she’s been at the New York delegation meetings, she’s been cooperative and wants to be a team player. That’s what she said, so you gotta take her at her word until something changes,” Meeks added.

Jeffries even told The Hill that no one has asked him to get a primary opponent against Ocasio-Cortez:

Jeffries, the No. 4 House Democrat who some say could someday become Speaker, insisted none of his House colleagues have approached him to run a primary challenger against Ocasio-Cortez. In fact, the 48-year-old Jeffries said, delegation members this month lobbied Democratic leadership to grant Ocasio-Cortez’s request that she be appointed to the House Financial Services and the Oversight and Reform committees.

“I don’t think that is something the New York delegation would contemplate. As you can see, we are totally united behind each other. … The New York delegation sticks together,” Jeffries told The Hill. He said Ocasio-Cortez denied the news report that she was backing a challenger to him, “so there was nothing to work through. I haven’t seen a primary candidate emerge, so I assume when she denied it, she was correct that there was nothing to it.”

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For the good of the country (which they don’t care about) and their own financial well-being (which they worship) they’d better…

“Congressional Democrats have grown so angry with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that they want to recruit someone to primary her”

Could also primary her the Luca Brasi way.

What? A historically and economically illiterate bartender with crazy eyes and Marxist fever-dreams isn’t who you want as your rep?

    Ghost Rider in reply to Paul. | January 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I don’t think that has anything to do with it. It’s the insolence and disrespect of party leadership and her elders, not to mention the unnatural amount of media attention being lavished on this know-nothing.

      HamiltonNJ in reply to Ghost Rider. | January 29, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Exactly. Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of the really, really, really old guard don’t like it when the grandkids speak out of turn…

    Walker Evans in reply to Paul. | January 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    [sarcasm]
    You must be uninformed. She has a degree in Economics, which shows that she must be taken seriously when she brays, ummm ‘talks’ that is, about financial matters.
    [/sarcasm]

    DaveGinOly in reply to Paul. | January 29, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    She has that same light in her eyes as does Adam Schiff. He’s an unhinged lunatic with a serious case of TDS, so it goes with the territory.

    Paul…

    I tell you what’s scary to me…go to U-Tube and watch her first big interview. (I think it was with Anderson Cooper)
    Then scroll down and read the comments…
    There are lots of people who think she’s….SMART..!!!

    My favorite AOC fan comment..?
    “Finally a politician that makes since !”

    (sometimes even spell-check can’t help)

      Paul in reply to tgrondo. | January 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      I agree, it is scary to realize how many of our youth are into this nonsense and who self-identify as Socialists. All this while Venezuela devolves into dystopian chaos. They’ve been brainwashed. And they wonder why we cling to our guns. Truly morons.

AOC – kinda blows the dumb blonde jokes meme

Her number one job is to bring money back into her district. If she brings nothing in it will open the door to a primary challenge. Will the senior Democrat representatives deny her applications for funding?

I think they are afraid she might be the next Speaker of the House.

Sure would be a shame to see Sandy sent home with a frown on her face.

Jeffries even told The Hill that no one has asked him to get a primary opponent against Ocasio-Cortez:

If he’s a good Party man, nobody will have to ask; he’ll just know.

And he wouldn’t tell The Hill in any case. There’s no point in blabbing about plans to stab someone in the back—it’d be better then to just stab them in the front.

My prediction remains the same: AOC will resign before her term is up to accept a talking head slot on CNN.

AOC is like a brand new shinny 2nd Lieutenant VS an old time MSG with many combat tours. Young, dumb and inexperienced in a foxhole is a major liability and a danger to everyone.

    alaskabob in reply to Anchovy. | January 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    She is the “loose lips” who obviously telegraphs the plans. Lenin said communism is socialism in a hurry. AOC is a Democrat (Progressive Leftist) in a hurry and messing up the slow measured lies needed to get power.

My take on the denials is it seems they doth protest too much. AOC is toxically dumb. She makes Biden look smart, even Mad Max looks a little less insane with her running AOC running her mouth. Her bucking too much of the party line because of her unearned celebrity status has the true powers concerned.

The lower voter turn out from her primary win got her in, but will that translate to a second win if there is a real candidate out there who challenges her and they do a big GOTV push in the primary? While the National Socialist party aren’t afraid to have truly ignorant people in power for them, she is continually being called out for it, and is a laughing stock beyond anything ever seen before, other than the media who pushes her which have been showing they aren’t much brighter.

knew about everyone else but now seems as if even the members of her own party are ready to say adios muchachos

2.6 million twitter followers? Really?

    murkyv in reply to gonzotx. | January 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Subtract all of the journalists, reporters, news staff, pundits, bloggers, and those who love to watch train wrecks and how many are left?

Nope. All empty talk. She is safe. She is Hispanic, young, attractive, Communist and deranged – the type of voter Democrats are dependent on and actively seek out.

Say what you will about Democrats: they don’t gleefully urinate on their base the way the GOPe does. Dumping her would enrage the Democrat base. The only way AOC would get the boot is if Democrats found a Marxist anti-Semitic lesbian Muslim disabled transgender (don’t try to scan that) to run against her. Remember with Democrats: all toxic identity politics all the time. Right now AOC checks off too many boxes for her to be kicked to the curb by Democrat voters.

Big mistake. It could leave her free to run in the Presidential primaries.

Wait a minute, democrats can’t do that! Wishing a candidate were a one-term Representative would be RACIST!!

She’s a peanut-brained, uncontrollable walking gaffe machine, and the democrat machine knows it.

Well…
Her problem is obvious:
She just comes right out and tell’s the truth about what they all want.

For better or worse – due to the demographics of where she is running, she will have to be convicted of a crime (or rendered otherwise ineligible to hold office) in order to be unseated.

That district has been FOREVER BLUE, and unseating Crowley with a nobody Puerto Rican was a brilliant master stroke (aside from the fact that NYC sucks to begin with).

It will take some SUPER LATINO(A) candidate to even come close to unseating her – regardless of how brainless she is.

I just don’t see it happening, and with the left falling over itself to “out-commie” each other, it’s going to get worse before it even has a shot to get better.

Fundamental Change HAS OCCURRED, and I really don’t think it can be fixed.

Rick

Give the girl a break. She makes a mean mai tai.

I hope they do make her a one hit wonder. I’m still trying to figure out how she even got elected.

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