Ocasio-Cortez unveils her ‘new’ plan for winning votes: ‘Expand the electorate’

Ocasio-Cortez unveils her ‘new’ plan for winning votes: ‘Expand the electorate’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Democracy Now! video screen grab)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is new to politics, having just won her first primary. She isn’t aware that there are certain things you don’t blurt out in public. Such as your party’s long-term campaign strategy.

Not that it’s that much of a secret. For years now, Democrats have insisted that their desire to give amnesty to the 12 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. is borne out of a sense of compassion and a desire to keep intact a workforce that performs “jobs that Americans won’t.”

The Dems deny vehemently that their motivation for wanting to reward those who sneaked across our southern border with a shortcut to U.S. citizenship has anything to do with swelling the rolls of Democratic voters.

And now this upstart has come along and formally spilled the beans.

While a guest last week on the far-left cable show “Democracy Now!” Ocasio-Cortez was asked to explain the “strategy” she used in her primary upset veteran Joe Crowley. The 28-year-old socialist darling gave host Amy Goodman more than she bargained for, explaining not only how she won New York’s 14th congressional district but “how we can win almost anywhere”:

I knew that if we were going to win the way that progressives win on an unapologetic message is by expanding the electorate. That’s the only way that we can win strategically. It’s not by rushing to the center, it’s not … spending all of our energy trying to win over people who have different opinions. [Emphasis added]

It’s by expanding the electorate, speaking to those that feel disenchanted, dejected, cynical about our politics and letting them know that we’re fighting for them.


And who could feel more disenfranchised than illegal aliens who, with the exception of certain locales that have extended the vote to them, lack a franchise in this country?

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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