June 27, 2018

Democrats Leftward Plunge On Full Display In Last Night’s New York Primaries

Democrats Leftward Plunge On Full Display In Last Night’s New York Primaries

Last night saw a major upset, when Democratic-Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez crushed Joe Crowley, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, in their primary election. Ocasio-Cortez supports single payer, abolishing ICE, and a federal jobs guarantee. Not only does the race highlight the Democratic party’s massive shift to the far-left, but it means House Democrats are stuck with the leader they have – Nancy Pelosi – who favorability rating just fell to a 9-year low among Democrats.

Furthermore, in New York’s 24th district, the DCCC’s promoted candidate lost by a whopping 25 point margin, showing that Washington Democrats’ meddling against the wishes of local activists and party leaders. This becomes another in a list of primaries where establishment Democrats are losing to the progressive left.

As the Democratic party continues this rapid movement to the left, they continue to abandon voters and damage their hopes for a blue wave this fall.