If the rumors are true, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez feels that she has no more worlds to conquer in the House, having spent less than half a year promoting herself on social media and not moving anything resembling legislation.
Axios offers us the following report for our edification: ‚ÄúTop Democrats tell ‚ÄėAxios on HBO‚Äô they expect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary challenge one of the two New York senators ‚ÄĒ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in 2022, or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024.‚ÄĚ
The scope of that ambition is truly awe-inspiring, especially coming from someone with so little in the way of actual accomplishments to point to.
The Green New Deal is being pointed at as not so much an example of environmental extremism as it is environmental madness.
The plan, which would rid the United States of aircraft, private cars, and anything having to do with fossil fuels, reads like the product of a dorm room bull session after the bong pipe has been passed around too many times.
AOC taking on Gillibrand is within the realm of possibility. She is in the process of embarrassing herself by running for president.
Lawmakers are especially in peril after a failed presidential run.
But Chuck Schumer? That contest would be a Davida vs Goliath situation, though one thinks that the Lord God of the Hosts may not be in AOC‚Äôs corner.
Hot Air finds the prospect delicious, but unfortunately not plausible:
‚ÄúThat would be ‚Ä¶ wonderful. Can you imagine what that primary campaign would look like? Schumer would have to run to his left to squeeze out Ocasio-Cortez, and perhaps by that time answer for yet another electoral loss to ‚ÄėCocaine Mitch‚Äô McConnell.
They continued, “AOC would attack Schumer over his lack of ‘wokeness’ while Schumer dismantled AOC over her lack of basic comprehension. If New York had a Republican Party remaining that could win statewide elections, the fallout from such a primary fight could derail a safe Democratic seat for six years.”
‚ÄúAlas, it‚Äôs not to be. Let‚Äôs be clear on this ‚ÄĒ no matter what ‚Äėtop Democrats‚Äô might think, there is absolutely zero chance that Ocasio-Cortez launches any meaningful primary against Schumer. That‚Äôs almost certainly true of Gillibrand too unless she uses 2024 to run for president again. In that case, an open seat might be tempting for Ocasio-Cortez, much more so than taking on her party‚Äôs co-national leader. The party establishment won‚Äôt put up with it, and if they even get a hint that AOC‚Äôs plotting such a move, they‚Äôll find a primary opponent for her House seat this year ‚ÄĒ which might happen anyway.‚ÄĚ
The only reason why Hot Air‚Äôs sound wisdom should be disputed is that we live in an era of implausible developments. A man named Barack Hussein Obama was elected twice to the presidency.
Then Donald Trump, previously known for his fast lifestyle and his hosting ‚ÄúThe Apprentice,‚ÄĚ followed him into the Oval Office.
Even AOC, an avowed socialist with no discernible skills outside of a mastery of social media, being elected to Congress proves the point that anything can happen in American politics.
Of course, very probably, Hot Air is correct that AOC is going to be primaried next year with a pretty good chance of being awarded the royal order of the boot by her loving constituents.
She was instrumental in running Amazon out of New York City. The online retail giant had proposed to build a headquarters near where AOC used to pour beers and gossip with the bar patrons, no doubt on how all property is theft and that the dictatorship of the proletariat will soon rise to power.
All the high paying jobs that headquarters would have brought to Queens left with Amazon, but at least the toiling masses would not be oppressed by the corporate masters.
Hot Air is also right in the assertion that Schumer is as ruthless as they come, a quality that has irked President Trump more than once.
If AOC goes up against him for his Senate seat, Schumer will crush her. Unless, of course, she can persuade all of New York State, not just a liberal district in New York City, that she is the future.
Then she will be ready to become a bad example on a wider stage.
Then, what next, the presidency in 2032?
In that case, the decline and fall of America will accelerate to its horrible conclusion.