Who votes for these people? Whoever they are, they walk among us!
‘The biggest threat to the Democratic Party now comes from within.
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has launched a challenge against her own colleagues. It seems traditional Democrats are just not enlightened enough anymore for the 30-year-old activist turned congresswoman. The breakaway political movement is pushing an all-female list of activists Ocasio-Cortez wants to enter the House of Representatives. And two of the activists will go up against sitting Democratic lawmakers deemed not woke enough. “My ambition right now is to be a little less lonely in Congress,” she said of the venture. “It’s time to elect a progressive majority in Congress accountable to strong, grassroots movements that push support for issues like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, racial justice, and more.” Whether you agree with Ocasio-Cortez or not, the curious aspect of her power play is what it does to her own colleagues. The Democratic U.S. Representative for Illinois Dan Lipinski is on her hit list. His crime? He has pro-life views and takes exception with late term abortions. And Ocasio-Cortez has the power do the second-generation lawmaker harm. In the third quarter of 2019 she raised $2.15 million for her new political action committee using social media alone. It is the largest amount ever raised by a single person in congress over a three-month period and it is currently being used to reform the Democratic Party. Instead of the liberal values of free market, limited government, individual rights and secularism the Ocasio-Cortez movement is shifting the party significantly to the left. The Congresswoman will only bankroll candidates who support 100 Renewable Energy, completely open borders and a Medicare for All scheme which would force a shut down the private health insurance industry and put health purely in the hands of the state. In Australia many of these concepts would be supported by members of The Greens, a party where the more radical leftist views reside. America has no such distinction and radical leftists are starting to infuriate the Democratic National Committee. Ocasio-Cortez has declined to pay a percentage of her PAC fund to the DNC and is instead funnelling the money to her own nominees. The DNC will soon be campaigning against the weight of her war chest just to keep their moderate candidates in office. Ocasio-Cortez has done more damage to the Democratic Party since being elected at the age of 29 than any Republican candidate could dream of doing. Her rapid rise to success through clever social media marketing as equipped her with 6.3 million followers on Twitter alone. And Ocasio-Cortez is more than happy to flex her new-found strength. In a single tweet she is able to raise hundreds and thousands of dollars for her PAC and the election campaigns of those who have her support. In fact, Ocasio-Cortez is now so influential within the party that her stardom has made senior politicians privately jealous, according to the New York Times. And among moderates, there are justifiable fears that a Democratic Party under the leadership of a progressive Ocasio-Cortez figure would be unelectable. As Democrats flirt with the prospect of pitting the original socialist superstar, Bernie Sanders, against Donald Trump in November, it is not hard to imagine Ocasio-Cortez getting her way. Unfortunately for moderate voters it will mean increasingly polarised politics and an increasingly gridlocked Congress. Republicans will be celebrating though. The new direction of the Democratic Party no longer appeals to the working class. It is now the party of the elite. And we all know what elitism gets the Democrats after Hillary Clinton said anyone who votes for Donald Trump is a “deplorable”. Radical leftist elitism will guarantee Trump a second term.’ https://www.skynews.com.au/details/5e55c3bc1de1c4001dfb002b?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Viewpoint%2026-02-2020&utm_content=Viewpoint%2026-02-2020+CID_4de59a0b18f1cfec5e297a6e877a4617&utm_source=Daily%20newsletter&utm_term=Read%20%20share%20this%20article%20at%20SkyNewscomau