When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
It’s always a hoot to poke fun at the utterings of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Each week, she treats the public to new displays of political ineptitude. But despite her comedic appeal, it is essential that the right takes her, and the rest of the squad, seriously. While certainly prone to making absurd comments, she and her ilk are on a mission to revamp the Democratic Party and, by extension, the nature of American politics.
Progressive Wing Dominance 2020
Ocasio-Cortez’s political action committee is endorsing a slew of progressive female candidates for 2020. In explanation of their agenda, Liberty Nation’s Sarah Cowgill wrote:
“Through her newly formed political action committee, Courage to Change, Ocasio-Cortez announced an all-female list of rabble-rousers to take on the establishment. They target the evil capitalists in the GOP, of course, but they also covet the seats of incumbent Democrats in blue districts – just as their fearless leader did in 2018.”
The representative has openly defied the Democratic Party and is actively seeking to oust moderate incumbents during the primaries. There can be no doubt that the war between the establishment and progressive factions will become more pronounced over the course of 2020.
If there is one question the Republican Party should ask, it’s this: What will happen if the progressive wing emerges victorious? While our attention is focused primarily on the presidential race, a far-left victory in November could have dire ramifications for the GOP, even if Trump manages to hold on to the White House.
How Should Conservatives Respond?
Conservatives have, for the most part, responded to Ocasio-Cortez and the modern socialist movement with mockery and scorn. Politicians and pundits on the right have roundly criticized progressive policies and ideology. On college campuses, conservative groups are aggressively combatting the idea of the far left, vying for the allegiance of the nation’s students. Aside from these efforts, however, the right has seemingly failed to develop and execute a viable strategy to counter the spread of Marxism in American society.
If the Republican Party truly takes the threat of socialism seriously, it must attack those perpetuating it where they live. In fact, the far-left has already anticipated such a move, which is likely why they chose their standard-bearers so carefully. Which districts do Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib (D-MN), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Presley (D-MA) represent? Who lives in these areas?
These areas are populated predominantly by minorities, and these are cities and communities that the GOP has not attempted to win. In other words, the far left planted its lawmakers in districts where the Republican Party wouldn’t even try to mount a meaningful effort.
Ending Marxism in America means reaching out to the voters the Republican Party has neglected up to this point. President Trump’s efforts to win over black voters will almost assuredly increase his numbers, but the GOP must follow his lead if they wish to stand as a force against socialism.
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