The Sanders Working Class Hipster Revolution has finally reached the circular firing squad stage that all Communist dictatorships devolve into. So now it’s time to blame Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for abandoning Bernie Sanders early on in the primary stage.
In today’s article, I noted how Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the junior squad members, had utterly failed to deliver for Bernie.
But despite Omar’s efforts, Sanders not only lost Minnesota, but Hennepin County, Omar’s district. Rep. Omar, a co-chair of the Sanders campaign, couldn’t even deliver her own district to him.
Sanders scored some wins in Minneapolis, including decisive victories in the infamous sixth ward of Cedar Riverside or Little Mogadishu, but the amount of votes cast was negligible. While he won Somali and Muslim areas, not that many of them had actually turned out to vote for an old white socialist.
It may be that Omar’s influence in the Somali community is waning after her public adultery.
Tlaib, as I noted, did no better.
Meanwhile, Cortez abandoned ship early on if Team Sanders is to be believed.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) turned down repeated requests from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to appear at events promoting the Vermont senator’s candidacy in recent weeks, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
The absence of the popular progressive lawmaker on the trail in the weeks that followed was even more notable. In nearly a month that passed from Feb. 11 until March 8 ― two days before the Michigan primary ― Ocasio-Cortez declined multiple invitations from Sanders’ campaign to speak on his behalf in Nevada, South Carolina and the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday, the three people told HuffPost.
During that period, Sanders rose and fell quickly, going from the uncontested front-runner after Nevada’s Feb. 22 contest to a heavy underdog after a blowout in South Carolina on Feb. 29 and Super Tuesday routs on March 3.
The AOC position, distributed through surrogates, is that Sanders was insufficiently radical at that point, and that accepting the endorsement of Joe Rogan and backing off from some of her ICE rhetoric, created a breach. But it seems as if Cortez, cleverly, wanted the credit for pumping up Bernie’s candidacy after his heart attack, but then got out before his inevitable collapse.
Buy low, sell high. How capitalist.
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