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Old 06-26-2018, 09:20 PM  
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A 28-year-old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in NY



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district on Tuesday, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.

An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin.

This was the first time in 14 years a member of his own party has attempted to unseat Crowley, who chairs the Queens County Democrats. His defeat marks a potential sea change in the broader sphere of liberal politics -- a result with implications for Democrats nationwide that would recall, as optimistic progressives routinely noted during the campaign, former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to the insurgent, tea party-backed Dave Brat in June 2014.

"This is not an end, this is the beginning. This is the beginning because the message that we sent the world tonight is that it's not OK to put donors before your community," Ocasio-Cortez told roaring supporters on Tuesday night.

She cast her victory as the green shoots of triumph over the "deep midnight and darkness" of the political moment -- and a message to fellow progressive organizers that their brand of activism could succeed on a grander scale.

"You have given this country hope, you have given this country proof that when you knock on your neighbor's door, when you come to them with love, when you let them know that no matter your stance, you are there for them — that we can make change," she said.

Even as Ocasio-Cortez ran defiantly to his left -- with universal health care, a federal jobs guarantee and the abolition of ICE headlining her demands -- Crowley touted a formidable liberal record of his own. He was the first member of the House Democratic leadership to sign on in support of "Medicare for all" and has been a vocal advocate for immigrants' rights. But he also stumbled, repeatedly, on the campaign trail, the likely residue of passing so many years without a primary test.

Citing scheduling conflicts, he missed a debate in the Bronx with Ocasio-Cortez, sending former city councilwoman Annabel Palma as a surrogate. The New York Times editorial board took note of his no-show, and warned the ambitious congressman against taking his constituents for granted.
"What are we," the board asked on behalf of voters, "chopped liver?"

In an interview hours before the polls opened Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez called his absence that night "disrespectful, not just to me but to the entire community." On Twitter after the debate, she noted that Palma, also Latina, bore a "slight resemblance to me."

"I understand he hasn't been challenged for 14 years," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but that doesn't mean that an election isn't happening. In fact, what's happening right now is historic and it's an opportunity to show up for the community."

She has also spent time at the front lines of the pitched battle over US border policy under the Trump administration. Last weekend, just days before the primary, Ocasio-Cortez left New York to join protests at an ICE detention center in Texas.

"The reason I was able to do that is because we have built a legitimately strong grassroots movement of organizers here to hold it down for 24 to 48 hours," she said, "and I think that's reflective of the strength of what we have built here. It was an advantage, actually, because our community here really wanted to do something and they didn't want to feel like they were choosing organizing the campaign over choosing to comment and organize around this moment."

She also managed to tie that activism, along with her vocal, unapologetic demand for the full abolition of ICE to the interests of her district's diverse population.

"We have families and communities here (in the 14th District) from Ecuador and Colombia, Bangladesh, Korea, Pakistan, and I see them every day, many of them are very scared about what's going on," she said. "With my campaign, in terms of immigration, we're trying to say, 'Hey, we've got your back.'"

Crowley also took some shots at ICE, calling it "fascistic," but stopping short of demanding its elimination. During a televised debate with Ocasio-Cortez less than two weeks before the primary, Crowley argued that "simply abolishing the agency doesn't take it out of the hands of (Attorney General) Jeff Sessions or this president."

He then pivoted to what had been a driving theme of his campaign -- the argument that, with Trump in office, Democrats should lean on experienced lawmakers, and away from more ideological firebrands, to navigate the opposition on Capitol Hill.

"It's about making change in Washington," said Crowley, who in his leadership role has raised money for Democrats around the country. "It's about Democrats taking back control of the House of Representatives -- and that's what I'm about doing."

But with Tuesday's results, he will be doing it from the sideline.

"I want to congratulate Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on her victory tonight," Crowley said in a statement. "I look forward to supporting her and all Democrats this November. The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don't win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-joe-crowley-new-york-14-primary/index.html
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:33 AM   #76
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:38 AM   #77
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Easy for that district with its constituents. It was never going to go GOP there. Kinda like Pelosi and Maxine Waters' districts.
Pelosi and Waters voters are every bit at stupid as they are.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:06 AM   #78
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Is that like how the DCCC celebrated Cantor losing his primary in 2014?

Hmm...remind me, what happened in November that year?

Do you take this as a positive sign for democrats as far as the midyear elections are concerned?
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:12 AM   #79
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Is that like how the DCCC celebrated Cantor losing his primary in 2014?

Hmm...remind me, what happened in November that year?

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Old 06-27-2018, 12:18 PM   #80
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Do you take this as a positive sign for democrats as far as the midyear elections are concerned?
Definitely. Getting a bunch of Democrats to show up in what is typically a low-turnout, no-surprises primary demonstrates that people are eager to get out and vote this year, similar to what Cantor's defeat in 2014 wound up foreshadowing for the GOP that November.

How hilarious was Trump's tweet about this, by the way?




Hahahahahaha if only Crowley was nicer to Trump then voters wouldn't have dumped him for someone even more to the left #TrumpLogic
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:43 PM   #81
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http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/27/al...emitic-racist/ One of Ocasio-Cortezís most enthusiastic campaigners and a man who stood behind her at her victory party, Thomas Lopez-Pierre, is a known anti-Semite and racist. Lopez-Pierre has regularly used slurs against Jewish and black New Yorkers in public forums and while running for office himself.

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http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/27/al...emitic-racist/ One of Ocasio-Cortezís most enthusiastic campaigners and a man who stood behind her at her victory party, Thomas Lopez-Pierre, is a known anti-Semite and racist. Lopez-Pierre has regularly used slurs against Jewish and black New Yorkers in public forums and while running for office himself.

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Definitely. Getting a bunch of Democrats to show up in what is typically a low-turnout, no-surprises primary demonstrates that people are eager to get out and vote this year, similar to what Cantor's defeat in 2014 wound up foreshadowing for the GOP that November.

How hilarious was Trump's tweet about this, by the way?




Hahahahahaha if only Crowley was nicer to Trump then voters wouldn't have dumped him for someone even more to the left #TrumpLogic
Apparently you donít realize every conservative in the country is paying attention to the progressive shit show and will also show up in record numbers.
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The modern strain of socialism that these kids have been indoctrinated with is weird. The more you talk to these people the more you realize the only reason they're pushing this socialism is because it's got the word social in it.
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The modern strain of socialism that these kids have been indoctrinated with is weird. The more you talk to these people the more you realize the only reason they're pushing this socialism is because it's got the word social in it.
Or because they think it's really free. heck, it's the most powerful word in advertising.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:24 PM   #87
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Apparently you don’t realize every conservative in the country is paying attention to the progressive shit show and will also show up in record numbers.
This is true Repub voters are also very jacked up—but there are still more lefties out there. It's important to not get too cocky imo. Especially when midterms historically don't do well for who is in the WH. They are rev'd up by people trying to rile them up with exaggerated claims on what Trump is doing such as lying about everything etc. Better to let them think they're gonna win easy-peasy so they relax and have less show. Keep the pressure on what they plan to do to scare the B'Jeezus out of as many people as we can. Afterall, that's what they're doing.
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this is the type of far left I'm scared of.

Seems like the hate trump is brewing is this country might awaken an even worse monster.
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this is the type of far left I'm scared of.

Seems like the hate trump is brewing is this country might awaken an even worse monster.
I hate that people are so easily grouped with these nut jobs.

Just because you are a Dem doesnít mean you are a tree-hugging tranvestite. Just because you are a Pub doesnít mean you are a white supremist bible thumper.
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