The media likes to pretend that it’s moderate. So of course it’s giddily cheering Rep. Joe Crowley’s loss to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist community organizer and DSA member. The media is spinning this as an affirmation of socialism.
I’m sure the voters liked Cortez’s promises of free stuff for everybody, but politics, especially in big urban cities, is often ethnically tribal. The simplest explanation is that Crowley’s district had changed ethnicity in a way that made him vulnerable to a Hispanic challenger.
When your district is 46% Hispanic, 24% white and 10.9% black, you don’t need Karl Marx to explain why Cortez beat Crowley. And the media is dishonest for pretending otherwise.
District 14 appears to have the second highest share of Latino voters in New York. District 13 is the highest and after plenty of political pressure, Charlie Rangel headed for the exit. It’s now Latino represented.
14 was a strongly Hispanic district. Now it’s going to have a Hispanic congresswoman. Since the DSA got on this, before whatever is left of the mainstream Dem leadership, they profited from it.
But the media loves socialism so much that it’s going to push its fake news no matter what.