Democrats are starting to turn on each other as the Democratic Party moves further left, and it’s only going to help Republicans in the end.
Far-left Democrats and so-called progressives were ecstatic about the election of self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but some of her peers in Congress are probably less thrilled.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez made it known that she was setting her sights on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by protesting in her office with a group of environmental activists.
Movements should care about elections, because we can elect people who will fight with our movements.
This is incredible. pic.twitter.com/vIV0BeOTjg
— 350 Action (@350action) November 13, 2018
On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that she will be opposing establishment Democrats who are not left-wing enough.
Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with far-left group Justice Democrats to launch a campaign to challenge some Democrats in primaries, according to Politico.
“Long story short, I need you to run for office,” she urged far-left radicals.
If there is one thing that Democrats in Congress care about, it’s their comfortable jobs.
“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 said. “That’s really what we need to do to save this country. That’s just what it is.”
Ocasio-Cortez continued her rhetoric against incumbent Democrats on Twitter.
“If you’re a strong progressive leader in your community and committed to getting money out of politics, I want you to join me in Congress. I want you to run,” she tweeted.
If you’re a strong progressive leader in your community and committed to getting money out of politics, I want you to join me in Congress. I want you to run.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 17, 2018
The ever-increasing movement to the left from the Democratic Party base puts other Democrats in a tough spot.
Moderate Democrats have the decision to either sacrifice their values and go along with the madness, or they could try to work with Republicans again.
If Democrats want to keep their seats in Congress, they need to show moderate voters that they won’t succumb to socialism. Working with Republicans to help President Donald Trump’s agenda could help.
Some Democrats might even leave their party after being singled out by the radicals coming in.
However, some unprincipled Democrats will likely capitulate and join the radical leftists.
Either way, such a large schism in the party will no doubt hurt Democrats in the long-run. Ocasio-Cortez’s activity could well rip the party apart. And that will only help President Donald Trump.
Ocasio-Cortez clearly doesn’t see that now, but she likely will before too long.
If Democrats have an ounce of integrity left, they will see that their party is off the rails. If they don’t, that’s good news for Republicans.