Mayor Ocasio-Cortez? New York newspaper painfully lays out possibility

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A New York newspaper known for its conservative commentary has recommended that socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez run for mayor of New York City so that she can succeed current Mayor Bill de Blasio once he wins the 2020 presidential election …

Because The New York Sun is reportedly known mainly for its conservative editorials, it’s unclear whether this recommendation was meant sardonically.

“The News that Mayor de Blasio is running for president ignited a lively conversation at a dinner in Manhattan where we found ourselves last evening,” the paper’s editorial board wrote last week.

“The excitement was not so much in respect of Hizzoner’s prospects on the hustings but over who might succeed him to run what’s left of America’s greatest city. The almost unanimous bet turned out to be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

Note that de Blasio’s chances of winning the Democrat primary, let alone the 2020 presidential election, are somewhere between none and noner. Even his own constituents dislike him.

So why should Ocasio-Cortez give up her spot in the limelight? Because if Republicans recapture the House come 2020, life won’t be so sweet for her anymore.

“[T]he fun Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is having could fade if — as is theoretically possible — the GOP regains the House in 2020,” the board warned. “Then she’d be faced with the interminable drudgery of being without seniority and in a minority. One can imagine that the prospect of a mayoral race would look attractive to the young firebrand with a, we don’t mind saying, quick wit and taste for the limelight.”

Do you get the impression that the board is mocking AOC for being an attention-seeking boob? Do you also get the feeling that the board is maybe trying to set Ocasio-Cortez up for a defeat? As it stands, more registered voters in New York view President Donald Trump favorably than her.

The irony is that, while The New York Sun’s board appeared to be mocking her, there are actual Democrat political figures and activists who really believe she should run for mayor.

“I hear her name for mayor and US Senate,” a local Democrat club leader told the New  York Post two months ago. “Of course, I’d consider supporting her.”

He’s not alone in feeling this way.


Over at City & State NY, Democrat newspaper publisher Tom Allon wrote a serious piece back in early March arguing that AOC could “finally break the glass ceiling at City Hall.”

“If that sounds far-fetched, ask yourself: What if I told you in 2014 that a thrice-married, serial adulterer and hush money payer would occupy the White House in two years?”  he wrote.

He’s clearly not a fan of President Donald Trump.

“Like FDR’s masterful use of the fireside chat, or JFK’s memorable speeches … AOC has mastered the use of social media to speak directly to millennial voters around the country.”

“Even more impressively, she has advanced extremely bold policy ideas – including a 70 percent top marginal income tax rate on the super-rich, a Green New Deal that eliminates carbon causing fossil fuels in 10 years while creating jobs for all and Medicare for All – and she has instantly made these proposals part of the national dialogue.”

He likewise clearly is a fan of AOC, whose “bold policy ideas” have in reality been widely panned as unrealistic, delusional and factually inaccurate. And yet de Blasio, who some might argue is just as radical as her, has co-opted some of her ideas, including her “Green New Deal.”


The New York Sun’s editorial, the board concluded by fantasizing about AOC abandoning her congressional post, running for mayor and then getting defeated by a Republican:

“[I]f Ms. Ocasio-Cortez were to run for mayor and the Republicans were to discover a high-spirited millennial with Republican principles to take her on, well, to quote the lottery, you never know.”

That perhaps was the goal of the piece all along — to spur AOC’s inevitable political demise. A Gallup poll from March found that more Americans hold negative views of her than positive ones. Why? Perhaps because of her perpetually negative, victimhood-based attitude.

After the poll’s publication, for instance, she lashed out at white men and Fox News:

This has been her modus operandi from day one: blame, blame, blame. And never accept responsibility. Sadly for her, this hasn’t done much to endear her to the public, let alone her own constituents.

Apparently, the American people don’t like spoiled brats:



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