Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the fastest rising star in the Democrat Party.
Her biggest fans are counting down the days until she can run for President.
But Ocasio-Cortez put her entire career at risk because she made this giant mistake.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a social media and cable TV rock star.
The freshmen New York Democrat used her Twitter skills and grassroots following to build a national profile as one of the most recognizable Democrats in America.
Some pundits believe that because of her strong following with the party’s base and the Democrat Presidential contenders’ speed to embrace her socialist agenda, that she’s actually the true leader of the Democrat Party.
But Ocasio-Cortez is making a classic mistake all politicians make when they go “national.”
And that is they forget that “all politics is local.”
Ocasio-Cortez has spent so much time building her “brand,” that her constituents in her home district no longer think she represents them.
The New York Post reported in an exclusive interview with local activist Roxanne Delgado:
“I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district.
Delgado, 40, says she has made numerous calls to Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in Washington and Queens and sent a barrage of tweets after the freshman lawmaker encouraged residents during a recent visit to a Bronx public library to hit her up on social media.”
Anthony Vitaliano – a retired police officer – expressed his frustration with Ocasio-Cortez and her staff for not being available to help him with a problem he had with mail delivery.
These are the simple nuts and bolts of politics that are among the biggest – and most underreported – reasons why so many incumbents routinely win re-election so easily.
Vitaliano is among a growing number of constituents who told the Post that Ocasio-Cortez was missing in action in attending to their local needs and that former Congressman Joe Crowley – whom Ocasio-Cortez toppled in a shocking primary upset – offered far superior constituent services.
The New York Post exclusively reports:
Vitaliano told The Post: “She has to address these local issues. Her district is everywhere else in the US. Her heart is not in the Bronx.”
By contrast, he said, residents’ needs received much more attention under Rep. Joe Crowley, whom Ocasio-Cortez unseated in a surprise primary upset last year.
The longtime congressman’s Bronx district representative, Thomas Messina, regularly attended community board meetings, according to Vitaliano.
“Tommy cared about us,” Vitaliano said.
Ocasio-Cortez would not be the first member of Congress to lose their seat because they did not tend to business back home.
Former Congressman Eric Canton – who served as the House Majority Leader – lost in a shocking primary upset to conservative challenger Dave Brat because he catered to the donor class demands for amnesty as opposed to minding his constituent’s demands for a secure border.
Some Democrats have whispered about recruiting a primary challenger to Ocasio-Cortez because she’s threatened to oust the incumbent Democrats who refuse to sign onto her socialist agenda.
Will they seize on this story of Ocasio-Cortez ignoring her home base to entice a primary challenger?
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.