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Ocasio-Cortez draws ire from Democrats: ‘Meteors fizz out’
The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 07/17/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT by McGruff

Frustrated Democratic lawmakers are offering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez some advice: Cool it.

Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world with her upset primary victory last month over Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus and a rising star within the party.

But while the improbable win made Ocasio-Cortez an overnight progressive superstar, a number of House Democrats are up in arms over her no-holds-barred approach, particularly her recent accusation that Crowley, who has endorsed her candidacy, is seeking to topple her bid with a third-party run.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; berniesanders; democrats; election2018; election2020; joecrowley; newyork; ocasiocortez
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The next Bernie Sanders?
1 posted on 07/17/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT by McGruff
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Some legislators are voicing concerns that Ocasio-Cortez appears set on using her newfound star power to attack Democrats from the left flank, threatening to divide the party — and undermine its chances at retaking the House...


2 posted on 07/17/2018 10:15:11 AM PDT by McGruff (We must accept this result and look to the future. - Hillary's concession speech)
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A third party run would cause the Republican to win.


3 posted on 07/17/2018 10:16:29 AM PDT by TakebackGOP
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To: McGruff

“The next Bernie Sanders?”

Listening to her I think she fancies herself the next Josef Stalin except her gulags won’t be anywhere near as nice as his were.


4 posted on 07/17/2018 10:20:32 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: McGruff

Love it. Just love it. Let the Leftists embrace her as “the future of their party”.

This is wonderful!


5 posted on 07/17/2018 10:21:44 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: TakebackGOP

Third party? Snort. NYS wishes it had 2 parties.


6 posted on 07/17/2018 10:22:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: MeganC

Listening to her I think she fancies herself the next Josef Stalin except her gulags won’t be anywhere near as nice as his were.

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She and Kamala Harris have probably been in touch.

We’re facing some very vile and evil people. It’s sad that so many Americans are ignorant and have no ability to discern.


7 posted on 07/17/2018 10:23:24 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: McGruff
Frustrated Democratic lawmakers are offering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez some advice: Cool it.

That essentially means... Wait until you're elected to start openly voicing your antisemitic views... And during elections, try to pretend that you like Israel.

8 posted on 07/17/2018 10:25:03 AM PDT by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: McGruff

“The next Bernie Sanders? “

Bernice Sanders


9 posted on 07/17/2018 10:27:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Proud member of the DWN party. (Deplorable Wing Nut))
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To: McGruff

She’s all yours’, Rats, enjoy! This is the future of your Party.


10 posted on 07/17/2018 10:28:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: McGruff

[[‘Meteors fizz out’]]

Are they saying she’s as ‘Dumb as a Rock’?


11 posted on 07/17/2018 10:30:37 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: TakebackGOP

The Republican “candidate” Anthony Pappas is on the ballet in name only. He refuses to campaign or be involved in the election in any way.


12 posted on 07/17/2018 10:32:11 AM PDT by EC Washington
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To: McGruff

According to her capitalism was just invented recently. And we weren’t capitalist when the nation was founded.


13 posted on 07/17/2018 10:34:01 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: EC Washington

Republicans won’t vote for Crowley.


14 posted on 07/17/2018 10:37:39 AM PDT by TakebackGOP
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doubtful....

Deep blue district... Crowley would likely win as a write in if he ran...

She won in a primary that had 20% turnout.

Crowley pulled a Cantor and took his eye off the ball... Had he actually campaigned he would have won the district easily... he thought he had it easily.. didn’t bother to do anything... and wound up losing in a low turn out primary.

He’d likely win handily in a general election, provided he actually campaigned and got his organization moving.

Republican won’t sneak in and win by a divided left. Cortez got effectively a few percentage points of the actual general electorate vote.... In a general against a motivated and engaged Crowley she would likely pull no more than 10% of the vote... And Crowley would still win the district as an R in that district isn’t going to get 20% of the vote.

So if Crowley were to actually get his machine going and campaign, he could give up half of his 2016 vote totals of 41% to this doofus woman, and still would win...Yes, he won the district with over 80% of the vote:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_14th_Congressional_District_election,_2016

In a head to head match up, with Crowley engaged, he would almost certainly win a write in campaign.

The MSM and left wing narrative have so oversold what this woman has done... Crowley got lazy, and she snuck in... He engages and shows up, he would still crush her.

For reference, here was the primary result she won:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_14th_Congressional_District_election,_2018


15 posted on 07/17/2018 10:41:32 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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Having just recently heard her speak, she’s a moron. I’m more than happy to have a socialist career barfly be the new face of the Democrats.


16 posted on 07/17/2018 10:43:53 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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To: HamiltonJay

The man is a fool if he does not run as an independent.


17 posted on 07/17/2018 10:44:29 AM PDT by bert ((K. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... In our cities will be burning))
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To: McGruff
Who the heck does she think she is, David Hogg?
 
18 posted on 07/17/2018 10:47:53 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: McGruff

I once heard Obama described as a “bottle rocket”...I think that description fits this she-loser too.


19 posted on 07/17/2018 10:59:31 AM PDT by FrankR (IF it wasn't for the "F-word", and it's deritives, the left would have no message at all.)
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To: MeganC

“Listening to her I think she fancies herself the next Josef Stalin except her gulags won’t be anywhere near as nice as his were.”

Democrats lack Stalin’s compassion.


20 posted on 07/17/2018 11:00:46 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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