Today the good people of New York will give use our first insight into how much A. Occasional Cortex has poisoned the DNC Brand.
Michell Caruso-Cabrera is running against her in the Democratic primary. MCC is a well know person to those of us who are news hogs and watched the CNBC financial news channel. She is a very sane and very reasonable Classical Democrat / moderate Republican. Essentially a “middle of the bird” person (rather like myself, which is likely why I’ve always liked her).
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (born February 9, 1967) is a journalist running for Congress, and a Democrat who is a former Republican. A regular CNBC contributor, she was Chief International Correspondent for eight years. In late 2019, Caruso-Cabrera moved from New York City to Sunnyside, Queens. Within a year, Caruso-Cabrera filed official paperwork to challenge incumbent Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, which covers portions of The Bronx and Queens.
She co-hosted Power Lunch and the Worldwide Exchange program airing from 4-6 am ET (along with Christine Tan in Asia and Ross Westgate in Europe).
Early life and education
She graduated from Wellesley College in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In 1990, while still in college, she worked as a stringer for The New York Times, reporting for the education section.
AOC, in contrast, is a bat-shit crazy socialist woke leftist radical bar tendress.
Ocasio-Cortez is among the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America elected to serve in Congress. She advocates a progressive platform that includes Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, the Green New Deal, abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free public college and trade school, and a 70% marginal tax rate on millionaire fortunes.
After college, Ocasio-Cortez moved back to the Bronx and took a job as a bartender and waitress to help her mother—a house cleaner and school bus driver—fight foreclosure of their home. She later launched Brook Avenue Press, a now-defunct publishing firm for books that portrayed the Bronx in a positive light. Ocasio-Cortez also worked for the nonprofit National Hispanic Institute.
During the 2016 primary, Ocasio-Cortez worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign.
Both are Hispanic women. So with race, gender, and ethnicity off the table, this is a straight up referendum on Woke-ista Soros money vs rational center known to Wall Street.
Polls close about 9 PM Eastern, I think, so 6 PM Pacific. No idea when the news will hit as to results. No idea when we find out the results of the primary on The Squad (the radical socialist left gang) either.
This particular primary, though, is going to shape Congress going forward and entirely determine the character of the Democratic Party for the future. Do the Bernie Bros and Woke-istas tell Nancy what to do (until they can directly replace her too)? Or Does the Old Guard DNC Machine see how to primary the crap out of the insurgency?
On that hangs the nature of forces pushing Nancy “the pill” Pelosi and thus what the House will do, and through that, the likely result in House & Presidential elections in November.
While I would miss the Crazy Socialist Show of AOC, it would be nice to see some hope that the Democratic Base has not also gone all wokey crazy.
So watch the screens for the first read on what the Average NY Democrats think of the current round of AOC BSCrazy socialism SJWs, and how monument bashing and riots sits with them.
Since this is a Safe Democrat Gerrymander district, whoever wins the primary will get the seat in the House.