"He's Out!": Establishment Democrats Rocked By Joe Crowley Primary Loss To Socialist Millennial

Establishment Democrat Joe Crowley's nearly two-decade career in Congress came to an end Tuesday night in a shocking primary loss to 28-year-old Democratic Socialist and former Bernie Sanders organizer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - a harsh critic of Israel and immigration enforcement.

Crowley - the 56-year-old Chairman of the House Democratic caucus had long been viewed as a potential House Speaker, and has been a staple in New York City politics as chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party. 

His loss to insurgent candidate Ocasio-Cortez, his first primary challenge in 14 years, is a major upset to establishment Democrats trying to cobble together a "blue wave" of progressive support to combat Republicans in the upcoming midterms. Instead, it looks like Democrats are as fractured as ever. 

(there are eleven more tweets listing Crowley donors, so we'll stop here)

And speaking of Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept has covered New York's 14th Congressional District race extensively (see here). Here's why they thought she might have a chance back in May: 

THE SAFE MONEY on a race in a machine-dominated district is to bet on the boss. And, to be sure, Crowley is likely to be the favorite. But Ocasio-Cortez has a few plausible reasons to believe there’s a path to victory:

  • She has more than 8,000 individual donors; that’s a pool she’ll continue to grow and can keep tapping into if her campaign gains momentum. It suggests that the 5,000+ signatures she turned in were no fluke.

  • Primaries are very low-turnout affairs, meaning the absolute number of votes she needs to win is quite low, in the high-four figures or low-five figures.

  • Crowley is the king of Queens, but he represents the Bronx from a distance. If Ocasio-Cortez can organize and run up her numbers in the Bronx, while holding her own in Queens, she can win.

The case against her isn’t based on substance, but on raw politics. Crowley is a very good old-school politician: engaging on the stump, charismatic, and diligent about building relationships. He has close relationships with the bosses of the Bronx machine, which can turn out votes. And, for many Democratic voters, he’s not that bad. -The Intercept 

President Trump took the opportunity to throw salt in Crowley's wounds Tuesday night, tweeting: "Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out!"

Or, maybe Ocasio-Cortez schooling Crowley over ICE was the nail in the coffin in these politically charged times?

Comments

IridiumRebel Tue, 06/26/2018 - 23:42 Permalink

Democratic Socialists. The ones bombarding/harassing the admin people. This will play well to middle America. Someone call the funeral director. There’s a political party about to die.

BlackChicken IridiumRebel Tue, 06/26/2018 - 23:43 Permalink

LMMFAO...

a major upset to establishment Democrats trying to cobble together a "blue wave" of progressive support to combat Republicans in the upcoming midterms. Instead, it looks like Democrats are as fractured as ever.”

The Democrats are fucked, as well as deranged.  They have no viable platform; only lies, hatred, division, and anti-American goals.

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Automatic Choke Americano Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:31 Permalink

this is why they are slow walking all the indictments on the whole dem cabal.   they want as many far left bozos to win the primaries as possible, and all the moderate democrats out.   then they drop the hammer and the democratic party is covered in a fecal smear of disgrace from now to november....and most their candidates will be so far from the middle that all the moderate voters will swing hard right.

wipeout in november.

 

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CTacitus Automatic Choke Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:42 Permalink

She's part of a newly found contingent-somewhar like the Patrick Little campaign-who are ardent detractors of Israel and its Zionist benefactors; much like the JFK assassination by these same elements (read the articles AND the COMMENTS section):

Pt 1
http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-jfk-assassination-part-i-wh…

Pt 2
http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-jfk-assassination-part-ii-w…

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gatorengineer sebmurray Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:12 Permalink

As most people here miss the point, as usual.  This district is not going to go magically R now.  Instead you will have one more ultra left mouthpiece as an elected representative, some of the soundbites I am sure will be precious, but you just got Maxine Waters replacement.  Soros is rubbing his hands in glee. 

 

This person will be pure obstruction, its a defect not a feature....

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hedgeless_horseman JimmyJones Wed, 06/27/2018 - 07:15 Permalink

 

A Quick and Simple Plan For Politicians to UNFUCK AMERICA

7) Pass a law that only people eligible to vote for a candidate may contribute to that candidate

So, it is bad for Russia to influence our elections, but ok for Mexico, Israel, and Saudi Arabia?  Stop the hypocrisy.

8) Pass a law that limits US Senators and Congressmen to two terms

Let us have more democracy and less oligarchy.

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-25/quick-and-simple-plan-politic…

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swmnguy Keyser Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:18 Permalink

Easy choice for me.  Get the Clinton Creatures out, then see.

Democracy, especially our two-party form of a representative republic, doesn't work without principled opposition.  Nobody could call the Clinton machine principled.

The feargasm about George Soros is silly.  There is real, organic, energy on the Left in the US, which the Clinton's have sabotaged for years.  They're the ones in Soros' pocket, as they whore themselves out to all Oligarchs.

The real Left sees right through the "Russians Terk Er Election" sham.  They see Israel realistically.  They're no fans of corporate globalization.  They see the damage of unchecked financialization.  They're very much opposed to Trump of course, but not for the personal and corrupt reasons the Clinton machine is.

The 2016 election should have been between Trump and Sanders.  That election might have been about something other than TV popularity.  The Clintons sabotaged that to have their little coronation. We should have been voting on Empire, the direction of the economy, immigration, money in politics; you know, "issues."  Instead, we voted on Hillary and her overweening arrogance.

Get the Clinton Creatures out first, then let's talk issues.

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GhostofBastiat Keyser Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:37 Permalink

Out here in Mexifornzkstan...we get to choose between Diane"Assault Weapons Ban"Feinstein and Kevin"Half my family eligible for Deportation" DeLeon for State Senate!  Old school Dem and a Socialist/Open Borders/Antigun leftist...

Obviously a Catch-22 Scenario!

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nmewn gatorengineer Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:46 Permalink

I gotta say, I'm perfectly comfortable with democrats publicly displaying their organic move from thinly veiled crony-socialists to unmasking themselves as "democrat socialists" to their eventual butterfly births as full blown authoritarian communists. 

Like I always say, a pregnant socialist always gives birth to a bouncing baby communist.

And you can quote me on that ;-)

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Clogheen gatorengineer Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:06 Permalink

Actually you're the one missing the point. I'd say everybody here realizes that the Dems will win the seat. The point is that the average White American, especially American men, including those in the Democratic Party, will realize that the brown pets that they're importing by the million will give them zero credit and will vote overwhelmingly for 'their own'. Be that Hispanic, Asian or Muslim. For them it will be an oh shit! moment of epic proportions.

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