Let me say from the onset that these freshman women are a breath of fresh air….AOC, Rashida and Ilhan…..they are showing my guts and intelligence than most of the men in the House put together….I wish them luck.
This freshman Congresswoman is making news since coming to DC and making news she is stealing the thunder from the tired leadership of the Democratic Party, Schumer and Pelosi and the media is in tow trying to make her tow the line.
Rising liberal star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hitting back at fellow Democrats who reportedly are concerned about her confrontational style.
AOC has taken Congress and the political world by storm ever since her upset primary win over a member of party leadership last year — bringing a new impetus to liberal proposals like the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all. She’s also been widely covered in the media, with a sharp focus on her Twitter account where she often calls out opponents and promotes her favorite causes.
It’s not hard to explain her appeal to supporters. She’s young, charismatic, persuasive, and quick-witted, and she advocates passionately for a wide array of progressive priorities that have been continuously neglected by the federal government. She also started as an underdog in her primary campaign against Rep. Joe Crowley, a high-ranking and powerful Democrat who few professional observers thought was vulnerable.
But the fascination of her critics needs a bit more explanation. Conservative critics have been obsessed with attacking and smearing her, efforts that included a series of laughably half-baked attempts to tear her down by pointing out her high school nickname, an amateur music video she appeared in, and the location of her parents’ home that she had been open about. (It’s not clear to what extent these conservatives realize that these attacks have only elevated her further, whether that is part of their intent, and if so, whether this will end up backfiring.)
Politico has covered her rise……
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.
The effort, described by nearly 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans. Others simultaneously warn Ocasio-Cortez is destined for a lonely, ineffectual career in Congress if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.
Did you read the full article?
The old farts in the DNC are running scared because of this young woman. These old farts will do everything they must to keep the “old guard” in charge
Gee she is a Twitter star….really? I can remember when a candidate was a Twitter star I believe that turned out pretty good.
What are these old farts in the DNC afraid of from her?
Her tweets do appear to be having an effect on lawmakers, as Politico reported that some Democrats have withheld their criticism of Ocasio-Cortez in case she goes after them on the social media platform The perfect example of the spinelessness of some of the Dems.
She has got the MSM and her old fart fellows in Congress trying as hard as they can to lessen her effect on the population.
Ainsley Earhardt, the co-host of President Donald Trump’s favorite morning show falsely claimed to New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin and her “Fox & Friends” viewers that newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, wants to “tax 70 percent of your paycheck.”
Monday, on “Fox & Friends,” Earhardt asked Goodwin why he thinks Ocasio-Cortez has such wide support within the Democratic Party. “When you hear they’re going to tax 70 percent of your paycheck – if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets her way – how do they have so much support?” she asked Goodwin.
It is refreshing to see a Dem with a spine and fresh ideas…..the old white dudes in the DNC will not push the youngsters away….they are here and they are loud….hopefully they have their day.
Personally I hope she is the future of the Democratic Party….reps with spine…reps with guts……reps with fresh ideas….who could be afraid of that?
Spineless old farts…that’s who!
But in the mean time….conserv men are batcrap crazy over AOC….they are fixated on her and as long as they are her political clout goes up….
Conservatives’ bizarre, escalating obsession with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) reached a new level this week when The Daily Caller published fake revenge porn of the new congresswoman.
AOC is doing more for the Dem Party than the old men have done in a couple decades…and that is why old politicos dislike her so much…..she has what they lost….A SPINE!
To the DNC…..AOC is the future embrace it or be left on the corner like so much litter.