The quest to unseat freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promised to be lit, if the actions of one potential Republican opponent are a sign of what lies ahead.
One thing that’s certain is that the Congressional fledgling from the Bronx will not be lacking cash, but will that alone enable the self-described democratic socialist and supporter of “crazy” Sen. Bernie Sanders, to beat back claims that she’s “all out crazy.”
That being the assertion from Rich Valdes, a conservative radio producer who may move into Ocasio-Cortez’s district to run against her in the 2020 election, according to the New York Post.
Valdes, who is from New Jersey, tore into the “future” of the Democrat Party for being “misguided” in her policies and mocked her initials, which is how she’s often referred to.
“AOC – All Out Crazy – wants to establish a new Soviet Republic,” he said Thursday while speaking to a Queens GOP club. “I believe in capitalism over socialism — her misguided policies don’t represent the district.”
Keep in mind, Ocasio-Cortez very seriously warned that we have but 12 years to live if the nation didn’t embrace the radical climate change bill known as the Green New Deal — yes, she tried to walk that back months later when it became clear she would never live down the ridicule, claiming her warning was “dry humor + sarcasm.”
And that’s far from the only incident that might cause one to wonder about this 29-year-old former bartender who until recently had no clue what a garbage disposal was — and proudly took to social media to declare as much!
Ocasio-Cortez shrugged off the many gaffes and dumb things she’s said since taking office, saying it’s more important to be “morally right” than factually correct.
“I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right,” she said after being sworn into office.
Valdes previously worked for former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, and is spending lots of time in her district talking to her constituents.
“She’s great at fundraising but not at constituent services,” he told the paper. “Ask around, most constituents don’t think climate change is a number one issue.”
It’s not hard to image that jobs are high on that list, not that it stopped the freshman Democrat from celebrating when she helped chase Amazon and 25,000 high paying jobs out of New York City, in part because she apparently didn’t understand how tax incentives work.
Ocasio-Cortez’s antics prompted another NY Republican to say she will run against the Democrat.
Ruth Papazian, a lifelong Bronx resident and daughter of Egyptian immigrants, plans to run as a pro-jobs candidate.
“[Ocasio-Cortez] chose ideology over paychecks,” she told the Post. “People need jobs. We don’t have economic diversity in the outer boroughs.”
Understanding he will be seen as a “carpetbagger,” Valdes said he is better known in Ocasio-Cortez’s district than she is.
“People see me and they say ‘wow’ we see you more than we see her!” he said. “That’s interesting for a carpetbagger.”
“I know I speak better Spanish than her,” he added.
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