There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing Democrats forced to eat their own in a desperate cannibalistic feast, so soon after ringing the praises of the newest darling of the drive-by media. As whisper campaigns go, it appears Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the latest hot dish to be added to the buffet table as they hang a “closed for family function” sign in the window.
Yes, it’s all very clandestine and hush-hush. The Dems have a brand to protect, and putting out a hit on a media sensation takes a sniper with panache.
The idea is circulating that AOC must be a one-term wonder.
Post Mortem Chisel
In automobile dealer circles, when a customer makes a deal, drives off the lot, experiences buyer’s remorse, and comes back to negotiate a new deal, management derisively refers to the practice as a post mortem chisel. And the Democrats are arming themselves with that particular hand tool.
The Hill recently published comments from an anonymous source declaring that run-of-the-mill Dems were furious with the mouthy upstart and admitted to a behind-the-scenes lobbying effort of sorts:
“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson. You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”
And after a scathing report by Politico that suggested AOC and members of her clique, Justice Democrats, were on the lookout for a young socialist candidate to challenge Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who at 48 might be getting a little long in the tooth, the old guard was, as they say, “woke.”
Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was the wrong man to mount a coup against; the junior varsity Justice Democrats managed to anger a powerful legislative fundraising machine.
Not so smart.
But wait, there is more. It appears AOC is after another powerful bloc of folks, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and their No. 1 son, Rep. Henry Roberto Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar is somewhat of a centrist in the party, and that’s unacceptable to the new regime in socialist utopia.
The idea was received as one would expect, and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) warned the punks, “We’re going to protect our members, and we’re going to protect our own. Full stop.”
Justice Democrats or Just an Annoyance?
So who are these self-proclaimed Justice Democrats anyway? A short list: extremely angry, disappointed Sanders folks and a handful of socialists, including AOC and freshly sworn-on-the- Koran Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The last two are publicly mouthy and disrespectful of the American pomp and circumstance associated with their new stations in life, which was not unexpected.
And now their alliance has the old guard prepared to fight back. AOC is the loudest and most irritating of the three, and New York Dems are ready to launch an offensive reminiscent of the era when Southern Democrats clung to segregationist policies, and Northern and Western Democrats were hammering civil rights.
The Democrat Party is going to change one way or the other, but no one is laying odds on the victor.
The idea is circulating that AOC must be a one-term wonder. Again, according to the anonymous source quoted by The Hill, “She’s pissing off a lot of people and has probably made a lot of enemies … A lot of people who are furious with her are Joe’s allies, including some named Crowley.”
Of course, the source might be a friend of AOC-ousted former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and still sucking on a bitter pill — but it is amusing to speculate.
If the Justice Democrats are afraid of their elders, there is yet to be clear evidence. When asked if AOC was aware of a possible primary challenge, her campaign spokesman, Corbin Trent, who is one of the founders of Justice Democrats, reassured reporters:
“We believe in primaries as an idea. We’re not upset by the idea of being primaried. We are not going to go out there being anti-primary — they are good for party.”
Trent is about as eloquent as AOC — who appears to have earned a college degree without attending one stinking math, science, economics, or civics class. But she sure has energy. Oh, and a big toothy grin, so there’s that.
As Americans are thrust into what will surely seem the longest presidential election season in recent history, will the backroom dealings in the Democrat Party clean house of the socialist upstarts, or will AOC and her like prevail? A quiet dismembering and disquieting attack on their own young? It could be just the ticket. Grab the popcorn and Milk Duds; it’s sure to become interesting, folks.