What the Media Got Wrong About Ocasio-Cortez's Triumph

04 July, 2018, 08:29 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Ocasio-Cortez Stirring people’s hopes and a nightmare for the Establishment

Ocasio-Cortez defeated ten-term incumbent and House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (NY) in a stunning upset last week and ran on an extreme platform of abolishing ICE and Medicare for all.

Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY even became the first person in the Senate to call for the abolishment of ICE, just after Ocasio-Cortez's victory.

In another comment, Ocasio-Cortez accused Cardillo of attempting to strip her of her family, story, home and identity.

"I have heard some Republicans deride Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and I think that's a mistake", O'Reilly tweeted this week.

Yesterday, conservative TV host John Cardillo, who hosts Newsmax's "America Talks Live", tweeted a picture of Ocasio-Cortez's purported childhood home in Yorktown Heights. "Calls herself a democratic socialist, actually, like Bernie Sanders did, she was a Bernie Sanders reporter", Press said.

"Alexandria's victory was just a remarkable reminder of the depth that we have in the Democratic party", Perez said, adding that Democratic success in this year's midterm elections will be built on candidates who tailor their campaigns to their states and districts.

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After high school, Ocasio-Cortez attended Boston University, where she majored in economics and global relations. In a 1999 New York Times profile of Yorktown Heights, the town supervisor described it as "a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater".

Alvarado said he attended social demonstrations, political events and went door-to-door with Ocasio-Cortez, as she met voters in her district.

After getting a degree in Economics and International Relations at Boston University, she returned to the Bronx and began to work in community organizing, according to her bio.

"Thank you, @glennbeck. We may disagree, but I sincerely appreciate the good faith", she tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez's response seemed to resonate with people on Twitter. "I get that "socialist" sells more newspapers than 'Justice Democrats, ' " he said. My mom scrubbed toilets so I could live here & I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity.

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