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Democratic Socialists of America Membership Surges After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezís Stunning Victory
Daily Beast ^ | June 28, 2018 | GIDEON RESNICK

Posted on 06/28/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT by EdnaMode

The ramifications of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary defeat of longtime Queens Democratic boss and Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY) extend well beyond the confines of Capitol Hill.

The 28-year-old member of Democratic Socialists of America—who shockingly won in New York’s 14th congressional district on a leftist platform of Medicare for All, abolishing ICE, and a federal jobs guarantee—inspired a major boost in membership for the organization on Wednesday.

According to Lawrence Dreyfuss, a program associate for DSA, the organization saw a surge of 1,152 new memberships on Wednesday—about 35 times more sign-ups than on an average day.

The last major membership bump DSA experienced was in the month following President Trump’s election, during which time they had about six times more sign-ups than in the previous month.

DSA has undergone a renaissance of sorts in the Trump era, ballooning in size from some 5,000 members in November 2016 to 40,000 nationwide.

The left-wing group’s growth has been attributed in part to broader resistance to the new administration and wider acceptability of the “democratic socialist” label championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“The people of NY-14 demanded more from its representative than empty promises and deep pockets,” Christian Bowe of DSA’s National Political Committee said after Ocasio’s win. “We’re proud of this victory, and we know this is only one of many more to come.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aoc; democraticparty; democratparty; democrats; dsa; ocasiocortez; socialism; socialists
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What percentage of its members live in California and NYC?
1 posted on 06/28/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

This is so good!

Maybe they can buy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez off with a $600K lake house too.


2 posted on 06/28/2018 6:27:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: EdnaMode

All of this is great news.


3 posted on 06/28/2018 6:28:36 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: EdnaMode

Great, and just remember that she is now the Policy Architect for the Democrat Party!


4 posted on 06/28/2018 6:29:14 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: EdnaMode

I suggest the DNC move further to the Left so that they can recapture these fleeing socialist voters.


5 posted on 06/28/2018 6:29:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Yes, I get it - racism is bad and mutual respect and inclusion is good. But value Truth too.)
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To: EdnaMode

This is a huge problem for the Democrat Party. If their minorities and whack job leftists all bolt and join a new party, the Democratic Socialists, they’ll be fighting each other and splitting votes in national elections all over the country.


6 posted on 06/28/2018 6:31:08 PM PDT by KyCats
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To: EdnaMode

I wonder how many of them are on the Soros payroll.


7 posted on 06/28/2018 6:32:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: EdnaMode

This is not good news - this can grow to be a very real threat to our Democracy.


8 posted on 06/28/2018 6:32:06 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: EdnaMode
Democratic Socialists...because the National Socialists didn't work out so well.
9 posted on 06/28/2018 6:33:36 PM PDT by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped)
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To: EdnaMode

National Socialist Workers Party??Democrat Socialist Workers Party?? hmmm....


10 posted on 06/28/2018 6:33:56 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: EdnaMode

I suspect if this catches on at all, it’ll be in the major cities (especially on the left and right coasts) and not in the heartland. Lots of disillusioned and angry people living in the places that the Democrats have ruined by 40 years of being in power would be ripe for the pickings by anyone that promises them political power and material freebies.


11 posted on 06/28/2018 6:35:01 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: EdnaMode

Increased membership to 40,000? Well la-dee freaking dah! Barely 2/3 of 1% of the NRA membership.


12 posted on 06/28/2018 6:36:18 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: EdnaMode

I wouldn’t think 1100 new members to be exactly a tidal wave. As long as we have Venezuela to point to, socialism has to stick to people too stupid to know what’s happened there.


13 posted on 06/28/2018 6:36:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Skywise

Let’s be frank: her victory was driven by hostile and resentful nonwhites who want their cut of the white people’s pie.

It’s racial marxism.

If they could put white people in camps, they would.


14 posted on 06/28/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT by T-Bone Texan (Get off my lawn and GTFO of my country.)
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To: All

“I hate Illinois Nazis”


15 posted on 06/28/2018 6:36:31 PM PDT by 80skid
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To: KyCats

I think in twenty years, PhD researchers will be sitting there and trying to explain to the public how the ‘Bernie-effect’ came to be, and reshuffled the Democratic Party into a split mess. They should have never allowed Bernie to participate in the primary of 2016. Now that they’ve had a taste of ‘free-stuff’, they’d really like to get the full dose.

I’ll even go and predict that over the next decade, this fringe group will center its sights on young Democrats in colleges, and urbanized areas. There will have to be a split party within ten to fifteen years.


16 posted on 06/28/2018 6:36:31 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: EdnaMode

The cool thing about this is; Senior, seasoned Democrats know the cannot win a general election on such a platform.

And they also know this is the future for the primaries.

Serves ‘em right.


17 posted on 06/28/2018 6:36:33 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: KyCats

They believe the Party is
By the People
For the People
Sounds good until they grow up and realize they’re the ones paying for all the promises. You never have enough martyrs.


18 posted on 06/28/2018 6:37:07 PM PDT by griswold3 (Just another unlicensed nonconformist in am dangerous Liberal world.)
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To: EdnaMode

Just flip the name around and you get Socialist Democrats....the old SPD from the 20s.


19 posted on 06/28/2018 6:39:47 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: EdnaMode

Makes things easier.


20 posted on 06/28/2018 6:40:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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