AOC Rallying Younger Progressive Dems in Rift with Democrat Leadership

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been in Congress less than 3 months and has already assumed a leadership role in her Party, but not the type of leadership top Democrats want.

The open mouth insert foot freshman congresswoman is so adamant about her way or no way, that she has taken command of an inter-Party revolt, pitting the newer and younger progressive Democrats in the House against the older progressive Democrats.

She is determined to oppose the primary election campaigns of Democrats who don’t agree with her radical socialist agenda.

AOC is not only making enemies of Republicans, but she has also made enemies of many older Democrats.

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Fox News – Ocasio-Cortez rallies progressives against Dem leaders’ bid to shield incumbents from primary challengers – Freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley have in a matter of days rallied the progressive base against a plan by House Democrats’ campaign arm to isolate and discourage would-be challengers from running against incumbents in congressional primaries.

Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Pressley, D-Mass., both insurgents who ousted entrenched members of their own party, over the weekend criticized a policy by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to blacklist political firms that work against sitting members of Congress.

Their cause has been promoted and cheered by allies on the left, exposing new tensions between the Democratic establishment and an outspoken liberal wing led by Ocasio-Cortez.

Justice Democrats, the group that boosted Ocasio-Cortez’s primary bid last year, has blanketed its Twitter feed with shout-outs to the two freshmen, while its director Alexandra Rojas is doing the same – while accusing the DCCC of being “afraid” of the Pressleys and AOCs of the world…

The radical socialist agenda of Ocasio-Cortez is quickly alienated her from many Democrats who see her views as being too extreme for their taste.

Her campaign to kill the primary campaigns of other Democrats can be good and very bad.

The ones she is targeting are the more reserved Democrats (if there is such a thing) in favor of the younger more radical Democrats.

She could end up completely fracturing the Party or changing it to be more like herself, which is a very bad thing for America.



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