One of the advantages the Democrat safe districts offer for Republicans is the high likelihood of an extremist wacko holding such a seat. She Guevara’s election to Congress from such a safe seat in New York is a strategic victory for Republican that is already paying dividends even before she takes office. Politico has a report up about her threatening to primary other Democrats who don’t get in line with her agenda.
“All Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “That’s really what we need to do to save this country. That’s just what it is.”
The incoming congresswoman’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, a co-founder of Justice Democrats, was blunter.
“We need new leaders, period,” he said on the call. “We gotta primary folks.”
Read the whole thing. Contemplate how well her scheme will go over with her new colleagues.
And buy popcorn futures.
As of when I checked the Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc and
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread websites last night, The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has not yet published any information about he and his hackers contributed to protecting the gubernatorial elections in Georgia or Florida or the senate race in Florida from Russian influence. In fact, he’s been completely silent on the topic of protecting our elections for the past 30 days.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has been too busy dealing with stolen votes to report on Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc’s efforts to secure the recent election, but nothing has been posted on that organization’s web site for over three weeks.
The Federalist reports that Broward County Democrats appear to want votes from non-citizens to be counted.
Over at Instapundit, Sarah Hoyt writes—
And I really hate the way people keep misspelling Occasional Cortex. Get with the program people. Words exist for a reason. Pointing and laughing at “democratic socialists” is as good a reason as any!
F. H. Buckley has a post at the NY Post on how President Trump and the incoming Democrat-led House could work together for their mutual benefit. He points out that the last two Democrats in the White House faced Republican-led Houses. Clinton worked cooperatively and got results such as welfare reform. Obama didn’t and got gridlock.
Those are deals to be made, and the question is whether Democrats in Congress will go along. If they do, they’ll give voters a reason to re-elect both them and Trump in 2020.
If they don’t — if they, say, rush to impeach instead — they’ll prove that they’re not to be taken seriously and will give voters a reason to re-elect Trump in 2020. For Trump, it’s win-win.
I’m betting on gridlock—with comic relief from the likes of She Guevara.
Fasten your seat belts.
She Guevara will be going to the House of Representatives to provide comic relief, and as of 6:30 am ET, the Democrats have flipped at least one more seat than they need to take control of the House. They’ll use the coming two years of divided government to be as disruptive as possible.
Meanwhile, the #MeToo movement has suffered two serious setbacks.
First, as Jim Geraghty put it, “Once again, Keith Ellison beat someone.” Over a million Democrats voted for him to be the Attorney General of Minnesota, refusing to believe a woman whose claims of abuse were backed up by evidence.
Second, as of 6:30 am ET, the only Democrat senator who faced a serious challenge to reelection and who has won was Manchin—who was the only one who voted for the Kavanaugh nomination. Donnelly, Heitkamp, McCaskill, and Nelson have bitten the dust in Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, and Florida, and Tester is behind in Montana. Political movements that can’t deliver votes have little clout. Those that are a liability on election day have none.