Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may see herself as the rising star of the Democratic Party, but the party’s longtime star is telling her that she doesn’t get to wear the crown. Her time has not come.
Former President Barack Obama just gave the 28-year-old avowed socialist a humiliating smackdown.
Still very much a beloved celebrity of Democrats, the more-popular-than-Hillary-ever-was Obama released his list of endorsements for the crucial November midterm elections. He called his selection of candidates “leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the American they’re running to represent.”
One name was very noticeably missing from Obama’s “diverse” list: Ocasio-Cortez
Featuring endorsements for candidates from fourteen different states, including two from New York, the former president chose not to include the woman running for U.S. Congress as a representative for the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio-Cortez has garnered a massive amount of national attention for both her unexpected, dynamite victory of a Democratic incumbent in the primary and her outspoken socialism, but Obama passed her right on by.
His decision matches that of other party leaders who have been very hesitant to throw their support behind a candidate who not only pushes for free government health care and college tuition for all but is also telling voters she wants to get them guaranteed jobs and housing — and seems to have no sensible plan for how to pay for it all.
“Meteors fizz out,” said Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), according to The Hill. “What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance.”
Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman tore her to shreds recently, accusing of her hurting the Democratic party and saying, “Her dreams of new federal spending would bankrupt the country or require very large tax increases, including on the working class.”
Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez is courting far-left activists like pro-Palestinian “Women’s March” activist Linda Sarsour.
Sarsour, who is also a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, introduced Ocasio-Cortez at the “My Muslim Vote” rally in Dearborn, Michigan, calling her “the best and the brightest” candidate despite Ocasio-Cortez’ humiliating inability, ironically, to defend her own pro-Palestinian beliefs.
Once onstage, Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd, “2018 is the year we get our first Muslim woman to Congress, it’s that we get our first class of Muslims women to Congress. I need you to send them with me because when we roll through as a posse, we can throw down. We can get it done. That’s how we do it in the Bronx. ‘Roll deep,’ as they say.”