Fellow Dems Chastise Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Doesn’t Understand How the Place Works’

Frederick Owens
January 13, 2019

At 29, she is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, has sought to establish herself as an advocate for working class Americans and has pushed for Medicare-for-all and a federal jobs guarantee program, among other progressive proposals.

Incumbent Democrats are most annoyed by Ocasio-Cortez's threat to back primary opponents against members of their ranks she deems too moderate.

Last year, Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after lamenting the shuttering of a coffee shop in NY, even though it closed its doors thanks to the wage hike in the state - a policy that she supports.

The stunt backfired as the dance went viral and Ocasio-Cortez dancing her way into her Congressional office in a short video for Twitter.

Just kidding, she'll keep on plugging away on the exact social and environmental reforms she has been, which will ultimately do more to save us than Joe Lieberman ever did.

Moving on to politicians who are actually relevant today, that's not even the only great clapback AOC has delivered in the last 24 hours!

"There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress", the source said.

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The New York representative sought a committee assignment that would allow her to take on big finance, according to a Politico report.

Some House Democrats aren't convinced.

They both unseated a fellow Democrat and share Puerto Rican roots. And establishment Democrats are beginning to become annoyed with her.

"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", the campaign operative said.

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Rep. Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.) said.

Nonetheless, her proposal has sparked a predictable wave of anger from Republicans, some of whom are trying to claim she wants to tax all income at 70 percent (which is not how marginal tax rates work). Never one to shy away from conversations about her politics, Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet of the Politico report with a choice tweet of her own...a Watchmen quote.

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