Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has only been in Congress for about a month, but already many of her colleagues have grown tired of her showboating, take-over-the-party style of politics. In fact, according to a fresh story in the UK’s Daily Mail, some of them are beginning to whisper about the possibility to recruiting a party-backed primary challenger who can make sure that Ocasio-Cortez’s first term in the House of Representatives is also her last.
From the Daily Mail:
At least one House Democrat has privately urged members of the New York delegation to recruit someone from the Bronx or Queens to challenge the social media sensation, who shocked the party last June when she beat Rep. Joe Crowley in their June primary, it was revealed on Tuesday.
“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” a Democratic lawmaker told The Hill newspaper. “You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”
[Ocasio-Cortez] noted the “waiting 20 years” line in the story and wrote on Twitter: “That broken mentality, that public office is something you wait in line for, instead of earning through hard organizing, is exactly what voters want to change. Shows you how disconnected some folks here are,” she posted Tuesday morning.
While Democrats are tentatively excited about having a fresh face like Ocasio-Cortez who can rally the Twitter troops and get plenty of media attention, they are concerned that her ignorance – combined with a shoot-the-moon mentality – could end up causing more harm to the party than she might believe. They are also reportedly upset about a recent Politico report which said that Ocasio-Cortez is planning to lend her support to a primary challenge against another New York Democrat – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.
It’s difficult to see how any Democrat in the Bronx could come out of nowhere and knock Ocasio-Cortez off the comfortable little hill she’s built for herself in record time. She is ignorant, yes, and she certainly has some very dangerous ideas for the country. But when you have established Democrats like Kamala Harris endorsing YOUR freshmen ideas as part of their presidential campaigns, you’re probably safe from Joe Blow Establishment back in New York City.
If the Democrat Party leadership really wanted to make this chick go away, they would start pushing back against her absurd, illogical, socialist proposals. But if they did that, they wouldn’t be the Democratic Party of 2019 anymore.