The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party has been nearly non-stop over the course of the last three years, as the progressives continue to reel from the stunning loss of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump during the general election of 2016.
The effect of Clinton’s electoral embarrassment was akin to having a hand grenade land in the liberals’ laps. They were so certain of Hillary’s inevitable victory that they simply could not mentally handle the idea of Donald Trump in the Oval Office. This widespread emotional breakdown not only gave raise to the “resistance” that we see today, but also to the barely fictional affliction known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome”.
Furthermore, it split the party down the middle, with moderate Democrats claiming that the only way to beat Trump in 2020 is to attack his midwestern strongholds, and far-left liberal Democrats insisting that only a revolutionary evolution of their ideology can hamper the incumbent Republican at the polls come next November.
The poster child for the latter has been freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose fundraising haul has raised more than a few eyebrows as of late.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., pulled in what is being described as an unprecedented fundraising haul in the third quarter of this year, outraising top Democratsin the House of Representatives as party leaders move forward with a controversial impeachment inquiry.
With $1.42 million in the bank, the progressive star raised more for her re-election campaign than any other House Democrat, with the vast majority ($1.1 million) of individual donations totaling less than $200.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., fell behind the freshman congresswoman, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
Pelosi and Schiff reportedly followed Ocasio-Cortez with $1.145 million and $1.26 million respectively. Pelosi receives support from The Nancy Pelosi Victory Fund, which helps elect House Democrats. That group raised more than $11 million since January and $2.7 million in the third quarter.
AOC’s popularity among the millennial voters that the Democrat party relies on has been exploited by President Trump on several occasions, as he slyly insinuates that longtime lawmaker Nancy Pelosi has been taking her marching orders from the social media maven and former bartender from The Big Apple.
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