Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been getting a lot of attention after her upset win of ten term Congressman Joe Conway, but let’s not forget that there are other Progressives across the USA as well. Kshama Sawant, Seattle District 3 Councilwoman and Pramila Jayapal, Washington State’s 7th District Congresswoman are just two examples.
Some have started to question whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a real Progressive. The assumption there is that what she has been doing the last 3-4 years was faking being a Progressive? We have enough fake Progressives already in Congress, so we can understand the concern. There are various levels of fake Progressives from some that often are Progressive to those that are almost never Progressive but claim to be.
You should also consider if throwing Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) is at play here by the Democratic National Committee, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schummer and Nancy Pelosi to make people not rally behind Progressives candidates across the country.