What the Media Got Wrong About Ocasio-Cortez's Triumph

He said Ocasio-Cortez ran her campaign out of her Bronx apartment while she worked three days a week at a Latino restaurant up until November.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, similarly argued that Ocasio-Cortez's popularity in her Queens-Bronx district doesn't mean she's paving the path forward for the national party. "So I grew up between two worlds, shuttling between the Bronx and Yorktown most of my life". It'll take a minute.

The right-wing host tried to discredit Ocasio-Cortez's message that has sparked enthusiasm among left-leaning voters.

But Cardillo's argument-echoed by places like the Daily Mail-misses something fundamental about Ocasio-Cortez's message.

Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk said there is a rising socialist movement in America, because socialism is easy to sell to millennials who "want to believe in utopia".

In a two-part defense, Ocasio-Cortez shot back at Cardillo and told him to "Try Google".

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Her victory-and that of Ben Jealous for the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland, as well as down-ballot candidates like Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato this past spring-also put the lie to the mainstream media's charge that the insurgency begun by Sanders was "flailing", unable to translate his popularity into victories in the primaries. So, yeah, she's from the Bronx, unless anyone who's ever moved anywhere is no longer from anywhere. Crowley is head of the Queens Democratic machine, so powerful that he hadn't had a primary opponent in years, and he outspent her 10 to 1.

Hannity framed these positions as somehow bad, and "the future" of the Democratic Party.

This is the Yorktown Heights (very nice area) home @Ocasio2018 grew up in before going off to Ivy League Brown University.

Cardillo, Deace, and the others attacking Ocasio-Cortez keep talking about how glad they are that an open socialist is running for office so they can debate socialism honestly.

The candidate, whose platform included single-payer health care, a federal jobs guarantee and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said she wasn't attempting to push her views on other Democrats.

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