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Ocasio-Cortez Ticks Off Democrats for Not Paying Party Dues: ‘Deadbeat Cortez Should Pay Her Bills’

Ocasio-Cortez Ticks Off Democrats for Not Paying Party Dues: ‘Deadbeat Cortez Should Pay Her Bills’

“She’s always whining about people paying their fair share and here she is leaving her friends with the bill.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ruffled feathers on both sides of the aisle since she started her tenure in Congress.

Democrats are now ticked off because Ocasio-Cortez has not paid the $250,000 dues she owes to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Ocasio-Cortez has raised millions across the country but will not give any to the DCCC:

“Sometimes the question comes: ‘Do you want to be in a majority or do you want to be in the minority?’” Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., told Fox News, when asked about AOC’s stance. “And do you want to be part of a team?”

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos downplayed Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to shun dues and pointed to the record-breaking fundraising numbers the committee has notched without her.

“That’s always up to individual members so I guess I don’t think about it one way or another,” Bustos said when asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s stance. “We’re raising record amounts of money from our members.”

The DCCC declined to comment further on the matter of Ocasio-Cortez and her dues.

Another Democrat was less diplomatic: “Deadbeat Cortez should pay her bills,” complained the Democratic source. “She’s always whining about people paying their fair share and here she is leaving her friends with the bill.”

Ocasio-Cortez does not hide her distaste for the DCCC since they want to protect incumbents more than “insurgent progressive primary candidates.” She said:

“For me personally, I’m not paying D-trip dues,” said Ocasio-Cortez, using slang for the DCCC and citing a “myriad of reasons.”

“One, I don’t agree with the policy around blacklisting groups that help progressive candidates,” she said, referring to a DCCC effort to sideline vendors who assist challengers to members of Congress. “I think we need to evolve as a party and make room for that.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has helped Ocasio-Cortez raise money for those so-called progressive candidates. She endorsed Sanders for president in October.

Ocasio-Cortez raised over $300,000 through online fundraising in 2019:

She solicited nearly $18,000 in donations for Marie Newman, who is taking on current Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, a conservative Democrat who opposes abortion. She also gave Newman an additional $5,000 directly from her campaign account. Ocasio-Cortez also raised nearly $35,000 in online donations for progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who is trying to defeat Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas.

Instead, Cueller wants his fellow Democrats to concentrate on ousting Republicans and hold onto the House of Representatives. He hopes the Democrats “will start to get away from this circular firing squad.”


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They deserve each other.

This appears to now be self-sustaining and not beholding to the Central Committee. The Dem Party is too regimented to splinter and will be pulled even quicker to the left. They are already so close to being “all in” that the “old guard” will be sidelined early. Look for a brokered convention with the oldest “old guard” being the Obamas. A lot of the shift to blue is from immigration and those voters are not beholding to the older Party. They are fresh socialist faces importing their former countries’ policies.

    mrtoad21 in reply to alaskabob. | January 11, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    It’s ALWAYS about the money.

    It was probably unwise for those that don’t have money like ole Henry Cueller there (who’s now getting primaried) to speak ill of those they wish to receive money from. Most people learn that lesson at a young age. Apparently Cueller believed Pelosi controlled AOC’s checkbook too…he thought wrong.

    Let the dems force her to give it up. Her followers will love that…

legacyrepublican | January 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Stand your ground AOC against these charges. You know the DCCC ought to change to stay current by renaming it the ACCC.

Conservative Beaner | January 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

AOC is doing what politicians do best, looking out for themselves.

She knows she is a one term player. She will raise re-election funds and then convert it all into salaries for paid staff like her boy friend as campaign manager or relaxation specialist.

Comanche Voter | January 11, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Pretty girls–and AOC is a pretty woman–always expect someone else to pick up the check. So she can and will stiff the DCC.

Is she a one term player? I dunno. Fuzzy Slippers is correct that the D in her district will always win. But if AOC cheeses off the powers that be when it comes do redistricting (and New York is scheduled to lose at least one Congressional seat after the 2020 census is complete) AOC may have the district disappear under her.

    She’s not really that attractive when you factor in the “personality”. And I’ve seen thousands of prettier faces. There’s simply no team I’d take that one for, ever.

Read elsewhere the D’s may eliminate her position by redrawing the district. Why pay dues then when D’s have threatened her with that and with being primaried? I think she knows she’s one and done and therefore needs to make all that she can before becoming a barkeep again.

Close The Fed | January 11, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Let’s get real about what’s going on here.

This anti-American Bronxite was AUDITIONED to run for Congress by a group of anti-America, pro-communism types, including Cenk what’s his name and her former chief of staff, Chakrabarti.

The so-called “justice democrats” funded her and others that are radically unAmerican. He’s Indian after all. Made money in silicon valley.

These people have no loyalty to the United States or the dem party. They have carefully analyzed our system of government and noticed that if they get 20 or 30 reps elected, they can be “king makers” “legislation makers.” Therefore, they make all moves with this in mind.

They couldn’t care less about the dem party, EXCEPT to the extent participating with the dems will get this commies in office. This is a known fact.

The group is currently ALSO targeting GOP seats, running candidates in those primaries to get even worse GOPers in office.

This is all calculated. If we Americans played the game this way, the world would be a BETTER PLACE.

We should learn from the sheerly calculating trying to undo America’s success.

Chakrabarti is evil in America.

Close The Fed | January 11, 2020 at 2:09 pm

BTW, I don’t recall if he was born here or imported here – Chakrabarti.

But I’d be combing his background to strip him of citizenship and deport him.

He’s a damn communist eating us from within. SICKENING.

    Milhouse in reply to Close The Fed. | January 11, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Sigh. Once again, US citizenship, once validly obtained, can never be stripped away no matter what the person does. The key words there are “once validly obtained”; obviously someone who never validly obtained citizenship in the first place is not a citizen. But once someone is a citizen the only way they can lose it is by voluntarily renouncing it. So unless what you’re looking for in his background is a fake naturalization, what you propose can’t happen.

      Close The Fed in reply to Milhouse. | January 12, 2020 at 5:26 am

      Milhouse, your condescension is unearned.

      We know the score. Quit pretending as though you’re the only intelligent/educated commenter on the site. You’re not. I’m not writing an airtight brief here to forestall your arrogant and condescending comments.

      By the way, you’re the type that loves the lilliputians keeping Gulliver tied down. No thanks. I’m the type that relishes taking my own side in a fight.

      At least you don’t use Rags’ old methods….

    Milhouse in reply to Close The Fed. | January 11, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    By the way, he was born in the USA, so you’re out of luck.

Headline: “Organized criminals posing as Democrat politicians upset about AOC not paying tribute money.”

Cortez is the bizarro Trump. Give her credit for sticking to her – er – guns in principle, but she made an enemy of a democrat bureaucracy she does not have the Trumpian talent or brains to overcome. Treasonous donors can’t do it for her alone.

AOC is a cautionary tale. My guess is that someone way smarter than her is just using her to probe for weaknesses, and exploiting those that they find. We tend to focus on her as the pawn and not on who is controlling her. If she gets sacrificed, who really cares. It is clear that she is either too stupid to see that, or perhaps is thinking “this is a lot more fun than mixing drinks.” We just need her to cross Daniel Tosh and that will be the end of her.

This lady stands for everything I’m against but I’ve got to give her credit that she is unlike most politicians in DC. She doesn’t give a flip about what they think and is hell bent on doing her own thing.

It’s fun to watch the Democrats tear into each other. 😀

Close The Fed | January 11, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Here, I thought everyone had seen this. Seriously, I did.

Who’s behind AOC – in their own words.

This is a simple power play. She wants to be in charge and is using money to get herself there. But the DCCC still has more money and the most she can hope for is to run a small caucus within the wider organization.

She probably doesn’t know that, though. The narcissism is strong with this one.

Remember that Paul RINO and the GOP did and do the same thing. You want to be Chairman? It will cost you…

It’s Trump’s fault because airport croissants are too expensive to buy AND pay those dues!

A girl’s gotta eat in the overpriced wing of the airport, doesn’t she??

Also, if she refuses to pay because she doesn’t like the rules, then it might be time for a good, thorough IRS audit of miss thang.

Ten bucks says some shady hidden money that she’s been living from without declaring as income shows up.

Won’t hurt her, her base was publik squrool edumakated. tHey thunk sshhhes grate.
Maybe the dems will wipe out her district in the upcoming gerrymandering.
However, I kind of like aoc splitting the party. It’s not like they’re winning hearts and minds anyway. Maybe this will weaken the dems so badly they don’t recovery for decades.

    Close The Fed in reply to 4fun. | January 12, 2020 at 5:31 am

    I hear you, 4Fun, but when people speculate about the demise of the dems, as someone who has previously run for office, I can tell you that it’s GUARANTEED ballot spot on every ballot in the country, means it owns something too valuable for it to die.

    Time for a hostile takeover, like Cenk and Chakrabarti are trying to do.

    And ONLY competition keeps RINOs on the reservation. As long as the dems are out in left field, the RINOs can continue to betray Americans.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 13, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Rut Roh!!!!!

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