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Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Team Up to Entice Millennials

The two preach the bankrupt message of socialism to a demographic that doesn't know any better.

Thomas Gallatin · Jul. 19, 2018

Longtime socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders is teaming up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the social justice activist and socialist who recently defeated 10-term New York Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley, to stump for leftist Democrats in Kansas. Their objective is to spread the message that socialism “can win across the country.” Ocasio-Cortez opined, “The political revolution is alive and well in Kansas.” Comrade.

Taking the same leftist message he used in his presidential campaign, Sanders declared, “All across this country people understand that we need a government that represents all of us, and not just billionaire campaign contributors. We need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. We need health care for all. We need to make public colleges and universities tuition-free. And we need to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. These are popular ideas in Vermont, in the Bronx, in Kansas, and in every state in the country. Candidates who run on a progressive agenda can and will win.”

This pairing is clearly targeting the Millennial demographic with its “revolutionary” rhetoric and pie-in-the-sky notions of a “classless” economy where the rich pay for everything. And for the time being, Democrats are more than willing to welcome them into the fold insomuch as it helps bring in what they hope becomes The Millennial Vote™.

But some Democrats see danger in the party’s pandering to the hard Left, as it has spurred a #WalkAway movement — a growing number of moderates leaving the party from which they’ve become alienated. As The Hill notes, “Despite Ocasio-Cortez’s new high profile, some House Democrats are expressing concerns about the Democratic candidate, fearing she could drive a wedge within the party by pushing policies from the left.”

Indeed, it’s beginning to look like Ocasio-Cortez may be becoming more of a liability than an asset to Democrats. Following her recent display of geopolitical ignorance, in which she displayed anti-Israel sentiments, several prominent Democrats took her to task, and none more so than former Democrat vice presidential candidate and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. He urged the voters of New York to reject Ocasio-Cortez over her “far from the mainstream” policies and instead cast their vote for Rep. Joe Crowley.

Ocasio-Cortez, responding to the criticism, further revealed her surprising lack of political knowledge by claiming that those who were outraged by her comments were of the “alt-right.” “I thought it was funny because the alt-right went haywire after that.” Wow — who knew that Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, was alt-right? Earth to Ocasio-Cortez: The alt-right contains “some of the most vehemently anti-Israel groups on the planet,” as The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien notes.

But hey, who wants to interrupt a socialist with facts?

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