Establishment Democrats are absolutely melting down over the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist who defeated the 4th most powerful Democrat in Congress in an upset primary victory - becoming the "new face" of the DNC.
Except she's a total train-wreck; having been caught lying about her not-so humble upbringings, parroting anti-Israel sentiment before admitting she knows nothing about the subject, and most recently promising to flip a seat red in November while stumping with Bernie Sanders. As a result, establishment Democrats are in full panic mode as Ocasio-Cortez wins liberal hearts and minds.
Enter budding Democratic strategist James Comey - who just 48 hours after Ocasio-Cortez's viral "flip the seat red" gaffe, begged Democrats not to vote for the "socialist left" - which currently endorses 42 candidates running for various offices at the federal, state and local levels.
In a panicked Sunday tweet, Comey wrote: "Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership."
Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.
Yes, Ocasio-Cortez plays right into Trump's master plan, according to Comey. Maybe Putin personally sent her to flub her way through midterms and finally fracture the already-dysfunctional DNC?
Either way, Comey is now saying that every single person voting for a Democratic Socialist has "lost their mind," which marks the second entire class of voters he's insulted.
Last week, he suggested that anyone voting Republican this November is un-American.
This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that “Ambition must ... counteract ambition.” All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.
Not a great look for the former FBI Director.
Democratic Socialists on the rise
Whether it helps Trump or not (it does), the rise of Ocasio-Cortez has Democrats rattled - from Nancy Pelosi to Congressmen Alcee Hastings and Bill Pascrell, there has been significant pushback against her rise.
As the Los Angeles Times noted in March:
The surge of activism sweeping the U.S. since Donald Trump's election has energized the nation's largest socialist organization, which has tripled in size over the last year to claim more than 19,000 dues-paying members. That's a record for the DSA, which...