Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

Prospective “squad” member loses in Ohio [UPDATED]

Featured image Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “squad” won’t be adding a member from Ohio this year. Last night, in a special election in Ohio’s 11th congressional district, the “establishment” Democrat, Shontel Brown, defeated far-leftist Nina Turner. The margin was around seven points (51-44) when AP called the race for Brown. Turner is a nationally-known figure. Bernie Sanders is a fan, as is Ocasio-Cortez. In fact, Turner served as Sanders’ “chief surrogate” during his presidential »

AOC goes three-for-three

Featured image Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is awful when it comes to public policy. However, as a pundit, she’s not bad. Ocasio-Cortez went three-for-three in a podcast interview with the Intercept. First, she said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have to go. We rate this statement TRUE. Ocasio-Cortez also said she is “not ready” to become Speaker of the House. She added, “I know that I couldn’t do that »

The Squad Feels the Bern

Featured image Multiple sources say that the Democratic House “Squad” is set to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. Or, at least, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will. I haven’t seen anything about Ayanna Pressley. This is good news, I think. I have believed that Elizabeth Warren is a prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination because she has inherited the socialist mantle from Sanders. Sanders is yesterday’s news (or the last »

The screaming of AOC

Featured image The Democratic Party is in the grip of lunatics slathering their hysteria among their followers. Their leader is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On a visit to a border patrol facility in El Paso with 13 fellow Democratic congressmen yesterday, AOC reportedly put on quite a performance. Please note that the linked report by the Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli stands in contrast to the treatment of the visit by the mainstream media, where »

Steven Rattner concurs

Featured image Let’s say that former Obama auto industry czar Steven Rattner concurs with John Hinderaker’s assessment of the state of Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez’s knowledge, if I may use that word in this context (tweet below). I thought Rattner’s concurrence added support of John’s analysis of AOC’s comments from an unlikely source. Amazon’s decision to take its 25,000 jobs and tell New York to shove it — ’twas a famous victory. On Rattner’s »

Civil War on the Left, Ch. 64: No Fudging This

Featured image It’s going to be fun watching the Democrats fight amongst themselves to be the most “progressive” in the next Congress and in the run-up to the 2020 election. Paul has already noted the challenge Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge may present to Nancy Pelosi. But let’s not forget Her Magnificence, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (who has already being mentioned in the media as a “possible future Speaker of the House”), who has not »

Cortez Watch

Featured image I’m still debating whether Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Excellent Adventure deserves a regular tracking item here on Power Line, but she’s making a strong bid for it. As everyone used to learn in school, when the Spanish explorer Hernan Cortez arrived to conquer Mexico in 1519, he burned his ships to motivate his troops to fight harder against the Aztecs. (It is more likely that the ships were sunk rather than burned, »