These are very dangerous people, even when wrapped in warm smiles and giggles…
Video makes case: Radical movement running Ocasio-Cortez wants to take over Dem Party
A video published at YouTube on Friday 8 March is racking up the views. As of this writing on Sunday night it has more than 588,000. And it’s not a short video, by any means. It runs just over 23 minutes. It’s a bit of an investment. (The video is below.)
But people are watching it because it stitches together the information that has been coming out on the 2018 election cycle and the ascendancy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and makes a case that the mainstream media won’t touch. The video’s case is that Ocasio-Cortez got picked to run in New York in a glorified casting call, and that she’s not an issues-oriented politician at all; she’s a personality (the narrator, Chris, who goes by “Mr. Reagan,” calls her an “actress”) now being steered by the radical organization that got her elected.
The organization, the Justice Democrats, has the goal of transforming the Democratic Party by fielding slates of candidates cycle after cycle until it has the leverage and momentum to effect a hostile takeover.
After the 2016 Hillary debacle, Justice Democrats was founded by Cenk Uygur (of The Young Turks) and several others: former Bernie campaign workers, the latter of whom are still with the organization although Uygur resigned from it just over a year ago. They ran their first list of candidates in 2018. Their hand-picked candidates didn’t do all that well; AOC is the only one in that category who won in the general election. Their endorsed candidates (i.e., people who were running anyway, and got the Justice Democrats’ endorsement) did somewhat better, although no better than those of the rival group Our Revolution, another organization formed to back far-left candidates.
However, Justice Democrats has an advantage over Our Revolution in this face-off. Readers who’ve been following the funding shenanigans of Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, will recognize promptly what that advantage is, if they go to the Third Way site at the link above. Two of the three far-left PACs listed – Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress – are operated by the same people.