Skip to comments.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won in New York. Now her allies are taking on the Midwest.
Posted on 08/02/2018 7:12:25 AM PDT by Red Badger
Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's travel schedule.
Over the past two weeks, the aggressive new voice of the progressive left has crisscrossed the Midwest, making a stop in Kansas to campaign alongside Bernie Sanders as well as solo trips to Missouri and Michigan to stump for insurgent candidates hoping to follow in her path.
That Ocasio-Cortez consistently finds herself hundreds of miles from the Bronx and Queens, where in June she stunned the political world by unseating the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, shows just how important the next several weeks are for the movement she has come to represent.
Beginning with contests in those three states on August 7, and continuing on for nearly five consecutive weeks after that, progressive outsiders will test their mettle against establishment Democrats in elections from Hawaii to Delaware and Massachusetts.
Success in any of these races has the potential to not only shape the 2018 field but embolden a future crop of progressives -- and signal a shift further to the left within the Democratic Party. On the flip-side, a shutout would stifle -- or at least put on hold -- any suggestion that the party's moderates are facing an existential threat from their left flank.
Campaigning for Michigan's Abdul El-Sayed, who is vying against the odds and conventional wisdom to become the country's first Muslim governor, Ocasio-Cortez explained the core electoral assumption underlying the movement.
"Our swing voter is not red-to-blue," she said at a stop in Flint. "Our swing voter is the voter to the non-voter, the non-voter to the voter."
In an interview later, she all but dismissed the existence of a persuadable center.
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Puff piece you won't find the word 'socialist'................
It’s “progressive left.” Left of the left.
Occasional-Cortex won a primary. Big deal.
Three commies to write this slurping crap.
“Our swing voter is the voter to the non-voter, the non-voter to the voter.”
swing voter translation:
Republican/conservative = the voter to the non-voter (by staying home for whatever reason).
Illegal Alien = the non-voter to the voter.
You eyes will pop out like hers when the Democrat socialists win big.
The new “Face” of the Dumbass Party......................
Actually, she IS a big deal, and a God-send for us.
She knocked off the #4 House Dem, a likely successor to Pelosi.
She is openly Socialist, making the elections decision for the Middle Voters an HONEST one for once... where we should win convincingly.
She is a fountain of bad quotes and bad PR for the Progressive Left... and yet they cannot take the cameras off of her.
Be very happy that she is here. I know I am. My biggest concern is that Crowley wins as an Independent in NOV, and then goes back to the Dems, and she is forgotten.
Hopefully hers will when she sees that she lost.......................
NO SHE DID'NT: FAKE NEWS ALERT
She's yet to win a Congressional seat and she can only do that this November. CNN SUCKS
Well there went four minutes of my life I wasted and won’t get back. Calling this a puff piece is going too easy. But let the dems run left, great for us.
She is the future. The way things are going she will be considered the mainstream in twenty years.
Each day a few more of us go to the great Tea Party in the Sky.
spreading ignorance & stupidity coast-to-coast
Well, that’s a downer!
She only won a spot in the line ,LOL
She may have ‘won’ a primary in a heavily Democrat district in New York City, but she will lose big time in Peoria..................
The MSM is calling her that now..................
Look how quickly the Left managed to completely change the national course on gay matters.
The cultural tides are not with us, that’s all I’m saying.
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