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Sunday, February 3, 2019

AOC in the Lead

For John, BLUFI wonder what it would be like if she were 36.  On the other hand, if she was older, then maybe the Middle Aged women of the Democratic Party might have a blanket party for her.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From Fox News, by Mr Deroy Murdock, 30 January 2019.

Here is the lede plus six:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become, in essence, the new leader of the Democratic Party.  The avowed socialist from the Bronx, New York, is now a one-woman Democratic National Committee.

Despite having served in office for less than a month, she is now the pace car for the Democrats’ turbocharged race to the far left.  If AOC says it, many Democrats adopt it as their new gospel.

Nine months ago, “Abolish ICE!” was an exotic, extremist idea.  But then AOC stunned the Democratic establishment by beating 11-term Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in their June 26 primary and winning her heavily Democratic district last November.

AOC called for scrapping Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Other politicians on the left – no less than Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., swiftly leapt aboard AOC’s abolish-ICE express. This is now a mainstream Democratic position.

AOC campaigned on and promises Medicare-for-All. Among other things, if you like your health plan, you will lose your health plan.  Period.  Medicare-for-All would vacuum private insurance into Uncle Sam’s newfangled universal health care system.  And George Mason University’s Mercatus Center estimates that it will cost taxpayers $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

But what AOC wants, AOC gets.  So the House Budget and Rules Committees will explore Medicare-for-All in depth.

“House Democrats would not be holding hearings,”’s Libby Watson explained, “without outside pressure from Medicare for All proponents and the constituencies of popular leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders.”

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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