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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing a progressive candidate seeking to oust Rep. Daniel Lipinski, a moderate Illinois Democrat, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Marie Newman is backed by Justice Democrats, the group that supported Ocasio-Cortez's campaign in 2018. Newman, a businesswoman, also ran in 2018 against Lipinski and lost by about 2,000 votes. Ocasio-Cortez is walking a fine-line as she seeks to knock off a fellow House Democrat in a blue state.

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Go AOC! Keep on ripping your party apart. Trump loves it!

Though it is amusing watching the Dems eat their own, I still have to shake my head in embarrassment for this woman. I didn't think it was possible for her to get any more stupid.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-17 03:31 PM | Reply

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww poor right wing snowflake. Can't stand AOC. You go honey.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-17 03:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Awwwwwwwwwwwwww poor right wing snowflake. Can't stand AOC. You go honey.

#2 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2019-09-17 03:50 PM "

Profound as always, Laura.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-17 03:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Isn't New York about to lose a seat due to population loss?

It would be hilarious if they just wrote her seat out of existence.

Although it's a move that I think is perilous.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-17 04:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This vainglorious idiot seems to be doing all she can to re-elect Trump.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-17 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I warned people she was a dangerous adult child but noooooo.

She's pretty a latina and female nothing could possibly go wrong.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2019-09-17 10:11 PM | Reply

She should keep up the good work for the GOP.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-17 10:39 PM | Reply

"Lipinski holds generally moderate positions for a Democrat in the Trump-era. He opposes abortion rights and voted against the Affordable Care Act, and believes it is a mistake for Democrats to barnstorm against conservative lawmakers."

Fta

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-17 11:57 PM | Reply

Wow, people of the Steve King-Sarah Palin whack-a-doodle Republican wing of the party bashing AOC. This place has no end of hypocrites

Not saying I support what she's saying. What I am saying is they've supported loads of crazies and have no room to speak.

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-18 01:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not to mention them supporting Truther Trump and all of his crazy asz schitt ...

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-18 01:14 AM | Reply

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Good for AOC to clean house in Illinois. No one else has the guts and drive to do this.

#11 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-09-18 02:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

AOC or any individual is free to endorse whomever they choose. It isn't like the DNC is targeting their own like the GOP has until they have no moderates left.

There's a long, long list of Republican moderates they've primaried and gotten rid of. Nearly every moderate, as a matter of fact. Senators, House members ... the list goes on.

#12 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-18 02:25 AM | Reply

Let's see if she can do this.

All eyes on you AOC.

Good luck.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 03:04 AM | Reply

"Lipinski holds generally moderate positions for a Democrat in the Trump-era. "

That statement is utter nonsense. Lipinski runs as a Democrat only because in that state they have opne prmaries and Republicans vote for him so that they get a Republican Congressman who pretends to be a Democrat. He isn't a moderate, he's a right wing tool of the Republican Party and AOC understands this and correctly works to have him replaced by an actual Democrat.
Open primaries are ridiculous, each party should have the ability to choose their nominee without the interference from members of the opposition party. Everyone gets to vote for who they want in the general election but primaries should be limited to just the members of the party for whom they are choosing a candidate.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-18 06:22 AM | Reply

It isn't like the DNC is targeting their own like the GOP has until they have no moderates left.

#12 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2019-09-18 02:25 AM | REPLY

Groups within the DNC are, and they are more socially popular. Goodbye moderate Dems, you were cool while you lasted.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-18 07:47 AM | Reply

God forbid someone try to nudge the DNC away from the decades of taking its progressive flank of voters for granted.

This has been a long time coming, and my sense is that many peoples' objection to it is because of who's doing it, not that it's being done.

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 08:06 AM | Reply

"Groups within the DNC are, and they are more socially popular. Goodbye moderate Dems, you were cool while you lasted."

Republican-lite is just not what is needed today. The Progressive part of the Democratic Party is the part that has brought about every good thing that the nation has done for working people and the Republican-lite members should be pushed out and replaced by actual Democrats. AOC is leading that charge. Yay for her!

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-18 08:33 AM | Reply

If this progressive purge is successful the Democrats will become a minority party.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 09:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

God forbid someone try to nudge the DNC away from the decades of taking its progressive flank of voters for granted.

No offense but they're kind of a millstone.

Once the Dems get any semblance of power they go all Veruca Salt and want all their craziness now now now.

Which swings the pendulum back the other way.

But since being the victim is all the rage these days, I'm almost starting to think Progressives want another heavy win on the coasts with an EC loss so they can keep their delusions alive of getting rid of the EC. The rest of us be damned.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"

--A Conservative Republican

#20 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-09-18 09:42 AM | Reply

Once the Dems get any semblance of power they go all Veruca Salt and want all their craziness now now now.
Which swings the pendulum back the other way.
But since being the victim is all the rage these days, I'm almost starting to think Progressives want another heavy win on the coasts with an EC loss so they can keep their delusions alive of getting rid of the EC. The rest of us be damned.

POSTED BY JPW AT 2019-09-18 09:29 AM | REPLY |

Demanding Democrats return to their roots is hardly crazy.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-18 10:01 AM | Reply

Demanding Democrats return to their roots is hardly crazy.

#21 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Socialism (free everything), fiscal insanity, de facto open borders, gun grabbing and rabid identity politics are about as far away from the roots of the Democratic Party as it gets.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 10:09 AM | Reply

Demanding Democrats return to their roots is hardly crazy.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr

Umm, that would mean the Dems would need to be moving to the right to return to their roots. And that's not the direction they've been moving. At least that's my observation.

#23 | Posted by Daniel at 2019-09-18 10:12 AM | Reply

Demanding Democrats return to their roots is hardly crazy.

#21 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

I agree.

I think where we disagree is on the definition of roots.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 10:13 AM | Reply

#22-24 Detecting a trend here...

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 10:15 AM | Reply

Socialism (free everything), fiscal insanity, de facto open borders, gun grabbing and rabid identity politics are about as far away from the roots of the Democratic Party as it gets.

Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 10:09 AM | Reply

FDR Called. He says you don't know what you're talking about.

#26 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-18 10:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Umm, that would mean the Dems would need to be moving to the right to return to their roots. And that's not the direction they've been moving. At least that's my observation.

POSTED BY DANIEL AT 2019-09-18 10:12 AM | REPLY

WRONG

www.politico.com

Democrats Aren't Moving Left. They're Returning to Their Roots.
Many on both sides are worried about the party's leftward swing. They say it's a deviation from the mainstream. It's not.

By JOSHUA ZEITZ November 04, 2018

Be advised: "Democrats are in danger of going too far left in 2018." So warn Republicans like Mitt Romney and ex-Democrats like Joe Lieberman and public personae as diverse as James Comey and Howard Schultz. In recent months, the pundit class has determined that the party's leftward lurch heralds the rise of a "liberal tea party""a movement that could very well unmoor Democrats from their longstanding center-left traditions, in close imitation of the spiral of events that caused the Republican Party to turn sharply to the right in recent years.

What's fueling this argument? For one, more Democrats have rallied, either noisily or cautiously, around such policy innovations as "Medicare for all," universal college and a universal basic income. That a smattering of Democratic candidates have elected to call themselves "democratic socialists" has only fueled the claim that such programs are "socialist." "The center is Harry Truman and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, not Eugene Debs and Michael Harrington," warned New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens recently. (Debs and Harrington were self-identified socialists.)

But there's something wrong with this historical interpretation: Truman strongly supported single-payer health care. Moynihan supported a universal basic income in the 1960s. Dating back to World War II, Democrats sought to make a government-paid education available to as many Americans as possible. If Democrats are marching to the left, that road leads directly back to platforms and politicians who, in their day, commanded wide support and existed firmly in the mainstream of political thought.

#27 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-18 10:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Once the Dems get any semblance of power they go all Veruca Salt and want all their craziness now now now.

That's a pretty dumb thing to say, considering that in their two years with complete control of government the only thing the Dems managed to do was pass a centrist, corporate-friendly healthcare "reform" written by pharmaceutical lobbyists.

Why not just admit that Dems take progressives for granted and this is their chickens coming home to roost? It's not very controversial thing to say.

#28 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 10:22 AM | Reply

I'm almost starting to think Progressives want another heavy win on the coasts with an EC loss

In case you forgot, the DNC ran a centrist in 2016 who got the results you describe. It's funny to see you blame progressives for that.

#29 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Laura's answer to Jeff was great!

#30 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-18 10:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In case you forgot, the DNC ran a centrist in 2016 who got the results you describe. It's funny to see you blame progressives for that.

#29 | Posted by JOE

It's an absurd over-simplification to call Hillary a "centrist" and leave it at that.

But no, I didn't forget it. Nor have I forgotten the support she got mostly because she has a vagina.

In any case, that's not an excuse to double down for more stupid. Or maybe it is for some.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obama was the best Republican President since Eisenhower! Maybe now we can try an actual Democrat (FDR-style).

#32 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-09-18 10:43 AM | Reply

that's not an excuse to double down for more stupid

More stupid like...running another geriatric corporate stooge and wondering what the outcome will be?

Or some other kind of more stupid?

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 10:46 AM | Reply

We're going to need a lot more jobs for Biden to keep this promise.

"Joe Biden says his child care tax credit would put 720 million women back into the workforce."

#34 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-18 10:52 AM | Reply

#34: Maybe he was referring to China and Mexico.

#35 | Posted by Daniel at 2019-09-18 11:00 AM | Reply

FDR Called. He says you don't know what you're talking about.

#26 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

So, FDR was for the following?

Decriminalizing border entry
Free healthcare for illegal aliens
Eliminating border enforcement
Gun grabbing
Restructuring the entire economy vis a vis unprecedented spending and debt in order to try and eliminate fossil fuels within a decade
Single payer healthcare
Student debt forgiveness
Reparations for slavery
Free College for all
Wealth tax

Every US history book I've ever picked up says you are wrong. Heck, he even opposed public sector unions which contribute heavily and almost exclusively to the Democratic Party.

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So, FDR was for the following?
Single payer healthcare

Yep.
"A comprehensive health program is required as an essential link in our national defenses against individual and social insecurity."
-FDR
timeline.com

Gun grabbing
He didn't need to go that far because the Supreme Court hadn't yet bastardized the Second Amendment, but he definitely would have if they had.
"Roosevelt's original proposal for what would become the National Firearms Act of 1934, the first federal gun control law, sought to tax all firearms and establish a national registry of guns."
newrepublic.com

#37 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 11:07 AM | Reply

I'd gladly settle for what FDR wanted, but Republicans will never allow anything close to it. Dems might as well come to the table demanding more so that when they meet in the middle we actually get something out of it. Push a centrist Dem who gives away 80% of our chips before he gets to the table and we'll have more of the same, permanently. And that's assuming he even wins.

#38 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More stupid like...running another geriatric corporate stooge and wondering what the outcome will be?

So let's run a never stops yelling angry geriatric from Vermont?

Actually my choice has been Warren for some time. I think Biden is better than most but he's not my preferred candidate.

#39 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 12:12 PM | Reply

2/10 is "done" in your world?

#40 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 12:13 PM | Reply

So let's run a never stops yelling angry geriatric from Vermont?

Americans are ready for new ideas. In fact, they are so desperate for it that in 2016 they cast aside all ethics and elected a rapist game show host because the Dems failed to nominate a candidate with new ideas.

Like it or not, Biden represents old ideas. Bernie represents new ideas. So Biden's age hurts him more than Bernie's does because Biden's image is synonymous with his politics: old.

Bernie is definitely not a perfect candidate. While i think anyone who takes an honest look at our political situation should be angry and yelling, I acknowledge that his image puts a dent in his electability. I wish there were someone more polished and about 30 years younger with the same politics and authenticity.

#41 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 04:24 PM | Reply

I don't quite understand the 2/10 comment but maybe it was directed at someone else?

#42 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 04:25 PM | Reply

"Not saying I support what she's saying. What I am saying is they've supported loads of crazies and have no room to speak.
#9 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2019-09-18 01:11 AM "

The obvious reply to this is too easy.

#43 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 04:28 PM | Reply

"Isn't New York about to lose a seat due to population loss?
#4 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-09-17 04:33 PM "

I thought that number of reps was re-evaluated every ten years -- after each census. Is this not the case?

#44 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 04:35 PM | Reply

"So, FDR was for the following?"

FDR was for more progressive actions than what actually were approved during his Presidency but then he had to win WWII first. Which he did.

Today, our problems are different and you can pretend global climate change is going to fix itself Jeff but this hurricane season would make a liar out of you. We do need a huge, massive, generational, expensive effort to prevent catastrophe whether you are willing to admit that or not. We need it now! We can't let morons prevent our attempts to just safe the human race. Be as dumb as you want but I love my kids and grandkids and will never stop fighting for them and their grandchildren. How you can accept climate change without a fight is beyond my capacity to understand. Your kids will remember you for it. And blame you for it.

#45 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-19 07:07 AM | Reply

Good for AOC to clean house in Illinois. No one else has the guts and drive to do this.

#11 | POSTED BY LESWIT AT 2019-09-18 02:09 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Your statement is not accurate

#46 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-19 08:25 AM | Reply

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Republicans have made concerted efforts over the past several years to rid their party of any members of Congress who dare to, you know, work with Democrats to get the business of legislating - their job - done as it has been for over 200 years, leading to the polarization we're experiencing now.

#47 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-19 10:36 AM | Reply

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