AOC reshapes Democratic Party from safe district, Peggy Noonan writes
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Peggy Noonan, the Wall Street Journal columnist, penned a column published Thursday that examined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s influence and effort to shape the Democratic Party — and call out moderates– from a “completely safe district.”
Noonan wrote that Ocasio-Cortez and fellow members of “The Squad,” have all shown adeptness in social media and “have fully broken through and made their mark.” But not without a price paid for by other members of their party who don’t have the benefit of coming from a district that offers “job security no Democratic moderate can feel.”
“Nancy Pelosi said a glass of water could be elected in her district if it were a Democrat, and it’s true,” she wrote.
Noonan wrote that Ocasio-Cortez’s influence will come back to bite Democrats in the future. “For all these reasons Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has been destructive to her party’s chances in 2020. She is a one-woman Committee to Re-Elect the President,” she concluded.
“The way I read it now, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has been dunked on by a pro and schooled by Big Mama,” Noonan wrote. “If she were capable of observing, reflecting and absorbing, as opposed to aggressing, reacting and accusing, she could learn something.”