Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing a tough primary fight, as a new rising star is challenging her seat. After two years of failure, it looks like the Democratic socialist has to contend with a mainstream liberal. And she just got hit with another setback, after she couldn’t get enough signatures to be on a party’s primary ballot.
Not that long ago, folks in the liberal media were hailing AOC the future of the Democratic Party. The young, untested politician beat an incumbent to steal his seat. It seems like her district in Queens, NY were ready for a self-professed socialist to take Congress by storm.
(Or perhaps the heavy Latino population were bamboozled by her promise to abolish ICE?)
But AOC’s arrival at D.C. was more of a whimper than a thunderclap. Her signature proposal, the Green New Deal, was so unrealistic and idiotic, it was panned by everyone. She did nothing to help her district back home; she didn’t even have a phone number for them to call. And on top of all that, she killed an Amazon deal that would have brought thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.
So, yeah, I’m thinking her district is ready for a change.
Ocasio-Cortez is facing a tough primary fight, as a new star has entered the ring. Now, AOC will have an even harder time, as she was just booted off the ballot for a union-backed party.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was booted from the progressive union-backed Working Families Party (WFP) ballot line by a Queens judge, a blow to her potentially competitive Democratic primary fight.
The freshman lawmaker was removed from the primary ballot after receiving only 13 signatures from members of the progressive group that has dubbed itself the “Tea Party of the left” — two short of what she needed to get on the ballot…
“AOC has hurt working people of the Bronx and Queens with her votes and creates disunity within our party,” Caruso-Cabrera told the New York Daily News. “No wonder why pro-union forces don’t want her, and neither do our neighborhoods.” [Source: Fox News]
Getting her name under multiple party lines would have increase AOC’s chances at winning. This removal is yet another sign that New Yorkers don’t want AOC.
Her rival in the primaries, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, is positioning herself as a pro-job, moderate Democrat. She is a former news host with some celebrity backing her. With the growing disapproval toward AOC, there is a good chance she can take her spot.
Just think about it, AOC only needed 15 signatures to appear on this ballot. She got 14, but one was thrown out. How can a congresswoman, who’s served for two years in D.C. not be able to get at least 15 votes?
That seems to chime with reports that her approval overall is down. She promised quite a few things to her district back in 2018. But she’s done nothing to make those promises a reality.
Remember, she got a lot of attention for promising to abolish ICE. As dumb as a goal like that is, has she once tried to make it a reality? Nope. In fact, there has been very few substantial accomplishments AOC can pin her name to. Everything’s she done as a congresswoman has been a meaningless stunt, from “crying” at the border to her recent video rant urging Americans not to go to work.
You have to wonder just what the hell this woman is thinking. Does she even understand the job? Does she know she’s supposed to help the people of New York?
Probably not. She, like so many others on the left, is more concerned with her image and what she can get out of this job.
One can only hope she gets destroyed this November.