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First Blood: Progressive Democrats target moderate Texas Democrat in 2020 reelection   

First Blood: Progressive Democrats target moderate Texas Democrat in 2020 reelection   
June 14
14:01 2019

They say that politics is indeed a “blood sport” and if you’re an extremist freshmen politician like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez you’ve quickly learned within your short political career that snatching opportunity regardless of party loyalties or traditions, can either be the road to instant success or complete and udder failure, depending on how this declaration of war among extremist Democrats, against moderate Democrats led by the young 29-year old socialist, either fractures the party wide-open or solidifies their radical agenda, before the 2020 Presidential Election.

AOC has just fired the first shot against a fellow Democrat by the newly formed progressive PAC dubbed “Justice Democrats” in Texas against an 8-term incumbent named Rep. Henry Cuellar, who has represented the Lone Star State’s 28th Congressional District since 2005.

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According to the Laredo Morning Times, the progressive PAC will be supporting a 26-year old immigration lawyer running on AOC’s progressive platform of a $15 federal minimum wage, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, free public college, increasing taxes and expanding social security.

The candidate Jessica Cisneros also supports pro-abortion, anti-gun and opposes construction of a border wall.

Rep. Cueller has long been a thorn in the side of radical Democrats, who view his moderate views in a blue district as not being compatible to their progressive agenda. Specifically, he is backed by the National Rifle Association, wants to de-fund sanctuary cities and voted to ban federal funding for abortion.

The 8-term incumbent has defended his voting record after hearing rumors in January that he was a target of a primary challenge by the radical leftist group now wrestling control within the Democratic Party.

“I’ve been polling and my district is more moderate, conservative Democrats,” he said at the time. “I think an outside group that thinks that they know South Texas politics better than I do are going to find that out.”

The dilemma for so called “Justice Democrats” may be their own scorched earth philosophy of attempting to get rid of a moderate Democrat like Cueller who actually won reelection in 2018 receiving over 84% of the vote.

The district also won during the 2016 Presidential Election when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outperformed President Donald Trump by 20 points.

Astoundingly with that record of accomplishments Cisneros is being targeted by “Justice Democrats” during the 2020 election cycle, which actually demonstrates how “blind ambition” compiled with “adolescent arrogance” can undermine a solid campaign. In that Cisneros is apparently extremely popular among his constituents despite being a blue district, which actually suggests that “Justice Democrats” aren’t particularly interested in what those Texas voters want, but rather packing the House with as many extremists as possible, voters be damned.

Alexandra Rojas, the group’s executive director of the progressive PAC spoke glowingly of progressive candidate Jessica Cisneros.

“She represents the voices we so desperately need in Congress right now, millennial, working-class, Latina, first-generation immigrant, and dedicating her life to giving back to her community.”

Within the last few weeks “Justice Democrats” began giving their seal-of-approval on a number of incumbent Democrats for reelection. In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, the group endorsed Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Massachusetts Rep. Aryanna Pressley, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, California Rep. Ro Khanna, Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

The split within the Democratic Party is growing as demonstrated by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) after “Justice Democrats” announced their list of moderate Democrats being targeted. The DCCC announced it would not support a challenge to Democratic incumbents.

However, the progressive PAC as perhaps already preempted any effort by the DCCC by creating its own infrastructure to fundraise for progressive primary challengers.

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  1. thinkr2
    thinkr2 June 17, 19:05

    Free college will just mean more college graduates and with an over-supply of college graduates, wages for college graduates will go down.

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    • Binadaoc
      Binadaoc June 18, 00:56

      Thinkra – I agree with you. And any $15 Federal Minimum wage will reduce employment not raise it. What’s more prices will go up so employers can afford to pay the workers they have now. There is no net take home benefit by raising the minimum wage.

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  2. Bobby Love
    Bobby Love June 17, 20:00

    AOC has great udders but I think you meant utter!

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