Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most popular politicians in the country.
It’s sad to say, but it’s true.
And while all that popularity is going to her head, AOC may feel wounded now that she was just betrayed by these Congressional Democrats.
AOC might be winning hearts in minds of the least educated parts of the country (she’s quite popular in ghettos and amongst neophyte collegians) but she doesn’t get that same kind of support in Congress.
It’s no secret the establishment Democrats don’t like her. That’s why Nancy Pelosi rebuffs many of her proposals and has softly delivered backhanded compliments her way multiple times.
But probably the most surprising thing to hear is many of the Freshman Democrats who were elected alongside AOC don’t truly like her either, especially her fellow female representatives.
Which comes as a shock as these women are supposed to be her peers, and are supposed to support her so they can maintain unity in Congress.
But facts are facts, the other freshman Congresswomen who were elected alongside AOC don’t want to be associated with her. And they want the world to know they’re nothing like AOC.
Several freshman Congresswomen are actively highlighting how different they are from AOC; the group of AOC-exclusivists includes, Reps. Elaine Luria (VA), Abigail Spanberger (VA), Elissa Slotkin (MI), Mikie Sherrill (NJ) and Chrissy Houlahan (PA).
To show that they’re much more than vapid social media stars who lucked into their seats, these Congresswomen created the Service First Women’s Victory Fund.
This fund shines a light on what these women accomplished before they were elected, including prior military service and ties to the intelligence communities.
They’ve chosen not to focus on how many social media followers they have or how many drinks they poured at the local watering hole before 2018’s elections. This is quite telling as all five of these Democrats won in districts that were Republican before the election.
Asked about their new fundraiser, which they formed to help support other women in Congress, Elissa Slotkin said they’re really trying to help their communities…
“There’s been an overwhelming focus on a small number of members in our caucus who did not flip seats, who did not help win the House, who are doing what is right for their districts, but who don’t represent our districts, or at least my district,” Slotkin said in an interview with Rollcall.
“Being a Democrat is more than being a far-left progressive,” an apparent swipe at AOC whose acolytes love her solely because she’s Congress’s most bombastic “Queen of Free.”
And while conservatives won’t necessarily support many of the political decisions these women make, it’s clear they can get behind the reason they formed their fund.
These women want to maintain their seats based on fairness in representation. They believe a Democrat can successfully represent a person who votes for Trump.
“My mother-in-law’s a Republican in California,” Houlahan said. “And she’s entirely convinced that I’m an outlier. … I’ve tried to explain to her and to explain to our communities that I am — we are — not outliers. We are 5-to-1, at least in terms of the power of our numbers,” she added.
They are moderates. And they want voters to realize not every Democrat is hell-bent on coming up with the craziest schemes.