Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more enemies than friends in DC. Surprisingly, her most vitriolic detractors come from her own party.
This news comes as no surprise for Conservatives. Because we know how petty Democrats can be first-hand. When they get passed over, Democrats show no mercy.
And the 29-year old upstart did more than pass over many Democrats who quietly waited their turn. She actually threatened the careers of colleagues, referring to many as “old school” when it comes to how things will now be done under her regime.
Many in her party want Ocasio-Cortez to be a one-term Congresswoman. And according to The Hill that process is underway:
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“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.”
The New York delegation has eyed Ocasio-Cortez with skepticism ever since last summer when the 29-year-old self-described democratic socialist shocked the political world and defeated then-Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in what many thought would be a sleepy primary race. Crowley, a Queens powerbroker and affable House Democratic Caucus chairman, had been considered a possible future Speaker.
Ocasio-Cortez showcased the rift in the Democratic Party.
First, the old guard doesn’t expect to work at getting elected. They believe themselves ordained.
Second, Ocasio-Cortez has no respect for the old guard as her win proved. She is like new gang members who couldn’t care less about the “original gangsters” or the old guard rules. These new gangsters will take out the old guard as they would any other mark. Such is the case with Ocasio-Cortez, as the article suggests.
Many New York and Congressional Black Caucus lawmakers were also furious with Ocasio-Cortez after a recent Politico report stated she and the grass-roots group aligned with her, Justice Democrats, were considering backing a primary challenge to fellow New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries, a Black Caucus member and establishment insider who succeeded Crowley as caucus chairman.
Both Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats have denied the report, but the group of insurgent progressives has vowed to target centrist Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and is eyeing other potential 2020 targets.
Interestingly, Ocasio-Cortez may do to the Democrats what President Trump did to Republicans.
The only difference being that President Trump strengthened the Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez weakens the Democrats. Moreover, she will likely send many scurrying to the side of Republicans, even if only temporarily.
One thing is certain: Ocasio-Cortez will showcase her ignorance over and over again. One only has to wait for the veneer to wear off, then some Leftists will pounce on her.
Frankly, I believe the Democrats will ultimately set her up. Get her to take some lobbyist money. Or perhaps they will lure her with some good-looking Latino Republican operative?
With chit in hand, that Democrat–likely Pelosi–will wrangle in the ingenue, then get Ocasio-Cortez to do her bidding. Because that’s how things work in DC.
If Ocasio-Cortez has dirt, the Democrats will find it. If she’s clean, Democrats will create it. Frankly, I’m anxious to see how this one plays out. Because I love watching nature shows where predators eat each other.