Ocasio-Cortez launches new effort to lurch the Democratic party farther to the extremist left

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making sure that the Democrats continue their witless lurch to the extremist left with her new progressive effort.



More from NPR:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who gained an instant national profile when she toppled a top Democratic leader in 2018, has launched her own political action committee to boost challengers in 2020 congressional races.

The move shows the 30-year-old New York freshman’s intentions to continue battling with her party’s establishment.

Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the website for her group — dubbed “Courage to Change” — along with a slate of seven endorsements for female candidates who in some cases are competing against other Democrats backed by party campaign committees.

Although her latest project showcases her willingness to clash with her own leadership, Ocasio-Cortez’ name recognition and regular turns on national media outlets could help attract more money from people new to politics at a time when the 2020 presidential contest is the major focus for many regular party donors.

This is about the only useful thing Ocasio has done. By supporting far left extremists, she shows what the party really is, and helps us look like the sane alternative. Let them get more extreme so that we can point and laugh. I guarantee you this is making the establishment Democrats incredibly nervous…

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