You have to wonder if socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a harbinger of bad times ahead in America. Was her victory over an established Democrat candidate a fluke? Was it another cult of personality election that the left is so fond of? Or, has the Democrat Party’s base moved so far to the left that any legislative compromise with them will be impossible going forward? You cannot jump halfway off the cliff of socialism, after all.
Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York’s Democrat primaries would have been all but impossible prior to Barack Obama’s time in the White House. Ditzy socialist candidates who cannot raise any money have been running for office in America for decades. The media and more credible candidates sometimes even allow them to participate in televised debates, so the rest of us can laugh at them. They get 0.4% of the vote on election day, everyone has a laugh and then the socialist candidate goes back to his or her community college job, where they teach hippy students how to compost human waste for their backyard sustainable hemp gardens. No harm, no foul.
But something has changed in America when an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez figure can suddenly win an election. She’s a 29-year-old former bartender, who got the idea to run for Congress while hanging out with protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline. She spouts socialist concepts with zero understanding of the underlying economics or even Marxist theory. George Soros looks at her and thinks, “Now that’s a useful idiot!”
Ocasio-Cortez always has an expression on her face that looks like she’s auditioning for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” – as one of the inmates. Her primary opponent was an established candidate who outspent her 30-to-1… and she beat him by 15 points.
Her opponent, Joe Crowley, was a plain vanilla Democrat with nothing particularly controversial about him. He checked off all of the correct boxes for a Dem running for reelection, with endorsements from Planned Parenthood and Sierra Club, and an ‘F’ rating from the NRA. Crowley was pretty much scandal-free, but the voters in his district tossed him aside for Ocasio-Cortez.
The socialist Ocasio-Cortez is already showing early signs of despotic totalitarianism. She’s banned the media from attending her town halls. Conservatives keep highlighting her stumbling, awkward and downright stupid statements from these unscripted events. Therefore, Ocasio-Cortez banned the media because of the “personal attacks” on her. At one fundraising event for a fellow Democrat, she forgot to introduce the poor bum to the crowd and walked offstage. She’s such a dim bulb that it’s a hoot to watch. But because conservatives watch her and quote her directly, she’s being “personally attacked” and has to ban the press.
Quoting a Democrat word-for-word, fully and in context, is always a “personal attack” to them for some reason. It’s adorable when the “unbiased” media and Democrats call our president a Cheeto head, mock his private parts and question his sanity, but then turn around and run for their fainting couches when we quote them. “Republicans are launching vicious personal attacks on her!”
Here is an example of a “personal attack,” since Ocasio-Cortez and CNN can’t tell the difference:
Senator Jeff Flake sits down to tinkle.
Now that’s a personal attack! And a darned funny one, if we do say so ourselves.
Playing a video of Ocasio-Cortez fumbling around and avoiding an answer to a question about how she would pay for her trillion-dollar health care plan is not a personal attack.
The election of Ocasio-Cortez could be a sign that the Democrats’ years of identity politics have finally caught up with them. Perhaps Joe Crowley didn’t stand a chance against her in the election because he was a white guy. If that’s the case, Republicans are going to have to eventually start identifying as the “white” party to win elections, no matter how distasteful it may sound.
On the other hand, if Ocasio-Cortez won the election because Crowley was not socialist enough for Democrat voters, that could be even worse. It could mean serious trouble for America if a Democrat Party that fully embraces Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot’s ideology takes control of Congress or the White House. There won’t be any turning back once America goes down that path. To be on the safe side, we had all better vote a straight Republican ticket in November.