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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, 05:45 PM   #91
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SOCIALIST DARLING CAUGHT CELEBRATING, CAMPAIGNING WITH KNOWN ANTI-SEMITE AND RACIST

http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/27/al...emitic-racist/

Dems trying their hardest to lose the Jewish vote. And before you dummies attack the source, they are merely listing his social media posts.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:49 PM   #92
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http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/27/al...emitic-racist/

Dems trying their hardest to lose the Jewish vote. And before you dummies attack the source, they are merely listing his social media posts.
Population-wise they represent 2% of the US population. But it does matter in NY if they want to keep those electoral votes where there are 1.8 million and 29 electoral votes.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:10 PM   #93
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:10 PM   #94
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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.
Crowley was a crony capitalist and a hawkish Democrat. Nearly 80% of her donations were under $200 where as only 2% of Crowley's were under $200. It was all big corporate money. He fit right into the bipartisanship of both parties—which folks have been disgusted with. Another anti-E outsider won.

She ran on campaign finance reform but looks like the market worked for her anyway. It shows it isn't always money but ideas mean something. I think her ideas are wrong, they are authoritarian, but it shows winning isn't only about money. A good thing.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:16 PM   #95
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In a district with over a million. I heard around 50,000 people in the 14th district came out to vote

That's ****ing crazy
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:21 PM   #96
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In a district with over a million. I heard around 50,000 people in the 14th district came out to vote

That's ****ing crazy
Ron Paul said it was only 30,000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt0U1PE7ti4
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:28 PM   #97
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Ron Paul said it was only 30,000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt0U1PE7ti4
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Population-wise they represent 2% of the US population. But it does matter in NY if they want to keep those electoral votes where there are 1.8 million and 29 electoral votes.
They have a lot of money though. Especially those greedy Jewish landlords.
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They have a lot of money though. Especially those greedy Jewish landlords.
I'm not Jewish and I'm a greedy slum-lord.

Anyhow, having a lot of money didn't factor into this election win.
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I'm not Jewish and I'm a greedy slum-lord.

Anyhow, having a lot of money didn't factor into this election win.
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Crowley was a crony capitalist and a hawkish Democrat. Nearly 80% of her donations were under $200 where as only 2% of Crowley's were under $200. It was all big corporate money. He fit right into the bipartisanship of both parties—which folks have been disgusted with. Another anti-E outsider won.

She ran on campaign finance reform but looks like the market worked for her anyway. It shows it isn't always money but ideas mean something. I think her ideas are wrong, they are authoritarian, but it shows winning isn't only about money. A good thing.
calling for the end of ICE and no more borders is a very dangerous line I do not and never will support.
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Almost did at one point in my life. I used to think Christianity was for suckers, because as a Catholic poverty was revered. To me Jews had the right idea. Not a very good reason to convert. Plus I got massive migraines doing a fast for Yom Kippur. That was a deal breaker.
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calling for the end of ICE and no more borders is a very dangerous line I do not and never will support.
It may hurt her later but your party is pretty much acting as though they want that.
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calling for the end of ICE and no more borders is a very dangerous line I do not and never will support.
I keep seeing the "end ICE" stuff on Twitter and elsewhere and I'm just like

So dumb...
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It may hurt her later but your party is pretty much acting as though they want that.
depends on who you ask from the party.

The Dems from southern roots aka conner lamb do not and will never support that.

There is a fringe group inside the left that is growing due to Trump and his base fanning the flames.
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