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.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SEEEAAAASSSOOONNN LET’S GOOOOOO.
Ocasio-Cortez represents everything that many Democrats have been purporting to represent for a long time. 56-year old Joe Crowley was a 10-term congressman and chairman of the Queens Country democratic party, was someone who perceived himself ‘too big to fail’ and that overconfidence led to him pretty much ignoring local issues. This dick didn’t even attend the debates because he assumed he’d get the win.[1. Remember when Hilary Clinton got this cocky and thought she’d win and now Trump is a dictator? Remember?]
Laugh out loud.
Ocasio-Cortez also represents the ‘draining of the swamp’ that Donald Trump pretended to care about. People claimed that they wanted change in the White House while continuing to elect the same exact officials year after year. Joe Crowley’s biggest advantage was having a ‘D’ next to his name in the ballot every year but 28-year old, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, doesn’t want to maintain the status quo.
Her district is Bronx and Queens, where residents are 50% immigrants so they finally have a Hispanic woman who actually cares about their problems. Her goal is to abolish ICE, which would be super cool considering, you know, all of the children crying in cages being held in detainment camps as if they aren’t humans. Yea, I’m going to stand behind the woman trying to shut that shit down.
Here’s what she has to say about ICE:
“What we’re basically saying is that the structure of ICE — in a similar manner as the structure of the Patriot Act — is kind of built on a scaffolding of questionable civil liberties infringement and abuse,” she said. “So what we’re really talking about is reimagining immigration to be humane, and in a way that is transparent and accountable.”
Wow, imagine a world where we don’t have a SWAT team kicking in doors to drag immigrants out of their jobs and houses to throw them in weird detainment camps. It’s almost as if, and go with me here, there’s another way. Treating people like people? This is innovative thinking.
A lot of people see that she’s a socialist and want to burn her at the stake the difference between socialism and communism is astronomical. I don’t suspect we’ll be waiting on bread lines anytime soon. The Trump administration just gave the biggest tax break to the 1% in American history. Sooo yea, I want to elect a woman who thinks there should be an equal distribution of wealth or at the very least, doesn’t hand the wealthy elite more financial advantages than they already born with.
It’s almost as if, and I hate to repeat this narrative, but it’s almost as if she cares about people. Shocking. For me more personally, she plans to fix the New York City housing situation so rent doesn’t cost a semester at Yale which would be nice to both afford a place to live AND lunch instead of having to choose between the two.
Oh and did I mention that a Puerto Rican woman was elected over an old dusty white guy? LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOO. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ OVER EVERYTHING.
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