AOC tells anti-Trump Lincoln Project to spread the wealth, give money to groups she approves of

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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded that the anti-Trump Lincoln Project give money to left-wing political groups after Democrats did not live up to electoral expectations in the House on Election Day.

In a string of tweets Friday, the self-described Democratic socialist responded to a post from The Young Turks contributor and black activist Benjamin Dixon, who claimed the Lincoln Project’s tens of millions in donations did not help elect Joe Biden.

“The Lincoln Project got $67,000,000 to do literally nothing and the Black organizers that helped Biden win probably are short on rent this month,” Dixon wrote.

Quoting his post, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “It’s not too late for them to do the right thing. Lincoln Project should take the L and publicly pledge to give a lot of their fundraising to the people who actually made a big difference.

“And if they spent it all (yikes) then they should consider using their fundraising juggernaut to get resources to those orgs,” she added.

She added: “There’s potential incentive bc @ProjectLincoln is def in scam territory w these results. It’s a pretty bad rep even tho GOP has a thing for failing up. Come clean, say ‘listen, we thought it’d work, it didn’t, & in good faith we’re gonna raise X mil for these ppl who deserve it.’”

Democrats did not widely criticize the Lincoln Project before their party would go on to lose ground in the House on Election Day while failing to knock off GOP senators they claimed were vulnerable.

And now, some Democrats are blaming the party’s shift towards Ocasio-Cortez’s hard-left positions as being responsible for the loss of seats.

According to a private House Democratic Caucus meeting Thursday that was leaked to the media, a number of more moderate Democrats blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and party leaders for embracing radical policies like defunding police departments.

They include freshmen Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who lambasted her party for the ‘defund’ message.

“This is about me recognizing that we lost members who we shouldn’t have lost. I would request that at some point in the future, we spend time watching the attack ads … that we look at the things that they say about us, that they say about the Democrats, that they say about the way we talk to people and the way we talk about things,” she said, according to Erica Werner of The Washington Post.

“The number one concern that people brought to me was defunding the police, and I’ve heard from colleagues that it’s the language of the streets and we should respect that. We’re in Congress, and we’re professionals,” she added.

“We are supposed to talk about things in a way where we mean what we’re talking about. If we don’t mean we’re defunding the police, we shouldn’t say that. So when … people in our communities are concerned, we need to recognize that is on us.”

Spanberger also advised that “no one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again” and “nobody should be talking about socialism,” adding that if her party did not heed the warning it would “get f–king torn apart” in 2022.

As for Ocasio-Cortez, she blasted critics of “progressivism” in her own party on Friday, taking to social media to claim she couldn’t find any “compelling evidence” to indicate hard-left political positions cost her party at the ballot box.

She also blamed “underinvestment across the board” by Democrats who lost.

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