July 31, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez

Last week, Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed by Trevor Noah. Ocasio-Cortez, who describes herself as a Democratic Socialist in the mold of Bernie Sanders, rose to national prominence after defeating longtime Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the Democratic primary. (Comedy Central)

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The left is supportive of Ocasio-Cortez’s grit, and critical of the naysayers on both the right and the left.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat the Democratic machine. Now she’s helping other candidates do the same.”

Mother Jones

“Conservatives

and even some Democrats) can’t stop taking shots at her. It is clear that the forces of status quo conservatism are afraid of a rising crop of progressive candidates, and it is their hope that derailing Ocasio-Cortez could slow the momentum of what looks like a left-wing wave.”

The Daily Dot

“Lordy, no -- not the socialist left!... Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their loose array of allies across the country are a modest contingent within the party. Only a handful of them will win elections this year, and in any case they’re closer to being old-time left-wing populists, with a 21st-century overlay of multiculturalism and intersectionality.”

Salon

The right is critical of Ocasio-Cortez and argues that her far-left policies will hurt the Democratic party.

The right is critical of Ocasio-Cortez and argues that her far-left policies will hurt the Democratic party.

“At most, [her proposed] three big tax increases and one big spending cut would pay for about one-tenth of the cost of Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Medicare for All’ socialized medicine scheme. She either knows this and is hiding the ball on her true tax hike/hollow military intentions, or she doesn’t know this and needs to be mugged by reality.”

Washington Examiner

“For Democrats, the great push leftward — especially the call for what amounts to open borders — may play well on America’s two left coasts. But it won’t help woo the working class in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, which abandoned the Democrats for Trump in 2016. And it may just help Trump in 2020 by ensuring the Democrats nominate some looney-tune.”

Chicago Tribune

On the bright side...

Campaign aims to change borders of Turkish province to Batman logo.

Hürriyet Daily News

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