On Tuesday’s primary, far-left candidates and a “squad” of AOC-backed leftwingers took a beating in New York’s statewide primary elections.
A senior Democratic Capitol Hill insider, who believes the group will become little more than “gadflies” in a Republican-controlled house come November, said, according to the New York Post:
“The policies that The Squad stood for were never popular and the candidates who tried to mirror those policies are finding themselves out of Congress.”
Dems who cheered defunding the police during the George Floyd riots were among the far-left Dems who suffered major blows on multiple fronts.
Seven AOC-endorsed “squad” candidates lost their primaries, most of them by sizable margins.
The Post pointed out that “the biggest loser was AOC comrade Rep. Mondaire Jones, who was forced by redistricting to abandon his home base in Westchester County to avoid a fight with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the powerful boss of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.”
100 Percent Fedup explained it further:
Jones, who is one of America’s first openly gay black congressmen and a noted progressive, only managed to finish third in his primary despite an endorsement record including such prominent Democrats as AOC and Nancy Pelosi.
AOC also endorsed Maloney’s challenger in the 17th District, Alessandra Biaggi, who was crushed in the primary.
Elsewhere in New York, Brittany Ramos DeBarros, a self-described socialist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, lost to the centrist Democrat Max Rose in New York’s 11th District.
These elections show that most Americans, even in progressive New York City, do not prefer radical-left candidates.
Additionally, many of the “Squad’s” goals and demands have been ignored by the Democratic establishment, who have passed, at best watered, down versions of their requests–such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the announcement of student loan forgiveness. This proves that the Democratic Party, radical as it may already be, is not beholden to AOC and her goons.
On the one hand, this means that perhaps the most radical proposals (such as the Green New Deal) will never entirely pass. Still, on the other, it reveals that the bulk of the Democratic Party has become radicalized in their own right and does not even need the “Squad” to destroy American values.