Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Future Of Congress

Say bye-bye to the incumbents:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district on Tuesday, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.

An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin.

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I would wager that she truly represents her constituents, and that they are mainly people who are NOT rich and entitled (in the sense the 0.01% think they are entitled). Assuming that more fresh blood enters the US Congress AND that it is able to overcome the entrenched special interests (a BIG if), we are going to see enormous changes in the way the US is governed.

And I for one think that is going to be a GOOD thing. It's time to shut down the military and the national security state and to give top priority to the needs of We the People.

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