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2018 Midterms

EXTREMISTS: Democrats Nominate Socialist In NYC, Taking Down Incumbent

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Democrats in New York City nominated a socialist for the state’s 14th district seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran on a socialist platform with the backing of the New York City Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, who celebrated her win by proclaiming “socialism will win.”

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Her campaign was based around Bernie Sanders-style messaging of free healthcare, free education, and a jobs guarantee. She also touts her pledge to enact gun control, abolish ICE, and made housing a human rights (somehow).

She will replace 10-term Congressman Joseph Crowley, who was highly anti-Trump, but stuck with standard Democrat talking points. Despite Ocasio-Cortez being a radical socialist, President Donald Trump couldn’t help rubbing it in that Crowley lost.

At 28-years old, Ocasio-Cortez will be one of the youngest people elected to Congress in history. Her win is good for the far-left wing of the Democrat party, and a major loss for the more moderate wing.

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