Good lord, Trump is a fucking idiot:
Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018
It’s like he thinks a Republican won the Democratic primary. The Democratic Party’s nominee for the Bronx-Queens district is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s a Democratic Socialist who wants to abolish ICE, supports Medicare for all and is in favor of a federal jobs guarantee.
I think it’s safe to say she wouldn’t piss on Trump’s head if his urine-colored, cotton candy-like hair were on fire. There’s a good profile of Ocasio-Cortez in Vogue here.
Here’s a compelling campaign video:
It's time for a New York that works for all of us.
On June 26th, we can make it happen – but only if we have the #CourageToChange.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) May 30, 2018
I’d vote for her in a heartbeat. So will the 10-term congressman she beat in the primary because he gets the stakes:
I want to congratulate @Ocasio2018. I look forward to supporting her and all Democrats this November. The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don't win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love.
— Joe Crowley (@JoeCrowleyNY) June 27, 2018
I don’t think a candidate like Ocasio-Cortez could win a statewide race in Florida today, but there are districts here she could win, and that builds a bench for the future. I don’t happen to live in one of those districts. But, like most Democrats, I’m happy to see folks to the left of the party’s center win primaries if they 1) don’t demonize our party, and 2) are capable of beating Republicans (these concepts are related, IMO).
Scanning the Beltway coverage this morning, I see that Ocasio-Cortez’s win put the “Dems in Disarray” narrative into hyperdrive. Whatever, man. We won’t see Ocasio-Cortez — or Ben Jealous — wagging a finger in our faces and telling Democrats to abandon “identity politics,” especially not with a racist, sexist, xenophobic demagogue in the Oval Office.
Works for me. Now — go win.