Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slowly, but surely becoming the laughingstock of the Democratic Party, which is hilarious considering just a few months ago she was considered to be the “face” of the party.
My, how quickly the ridiculous fall, right? Oh well. She’s bad for America, so it’s totally okay that the left is giving her the business.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi has come out several times taking shots at AOC, but now she’s not the only one. Another leader in the Democratic Party is taking aim at the freshman congresswoman.
In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday, the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also jumped on an opportunity to mock the self-styled democratic socialist. In response to a question about Ocasio-Cortez urging her nearly 4 million followers to “pause” donations to the DCCC if it “blacklists” radical Democratic primary challengers, DCCC Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos took a moment to put Ocasio-Cortez in her place, saying her strategy “worked so well that we had record fundraising numbers in the first quarter.”
As The Intercept reports, Bustos went on to say that her job is to try to “hold on to this fragile majority,” noting “that includes the progressive members of our caucus.” As opposed to Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy of defunding her own party’s congressional campaign committee, Bustos urged progressive Democrats to get behind them, noting the committee “invested $30 million to elect progressive members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and 10 of those are part of this front-line program that we need to make sure that we’re protecting.”
The @DCCC’s new rule to blacklist+boycott anyone who does business w/ primary challengers is extremely divisive & harmful to the party.
My recommendation, if you’re a small-dollar donor: pause your donations to DCCC & give directly to swing candidates instead.
Some great ones:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 30, 2019
AOC has pretty much made herself a target because of the Green New Deal, an absurd plan that would cost over $1 trillion to implement and basically stands zero chance of ever becoming a reality. Why? Because the vast majority of Democrats in Congress still have a teeny, tiny shred of common sense left in their brains.
And they want to be re-elected. That’s a pretty powerful motivator.
Time and time again, Ocasio-Cortez has shown that she’s woefully ignorant about the basic facts concerning our government, and reality for that matter. It’s shocking that it took this long for Democrats to start denouncing her and her wacky ideas.
Deep down, they know that AOC’s ideas are bad for America and mostly bad for the future of their party. One has to wonder if they’ll work against her when she’s up for re-election.
Source: Daily Wire