AOC’s Iron Dome Meltdown Destroyed Her Chances of Challenging Chuck Schumer

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Last week, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught the media’s attention yet again for her theatrics in Congress. The radical representative was filmed weeping following a vote to give another $1 billion to Israel to restore its Iron Dome missile interception system. AOC’s crocodile tears didn’t fool anyone and now some are saying it may have even cost her political future.

It’s clear that AOC’s ambition reached far beyond the House of Representatives, she’s refused to rule out a primary challenge against Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer. However, AOC’s tears likely just cost her an important demographic in New York; Jewish Americans.

Fox News reports:

Jessica Tarlov, a Fox News contributor and political analyst who serves as senior director of research and consumer insight for Bustle Digital Group, says Ocasio-Cortez should be wary of “crossing Jewish voters.”

“AOC has proven herself to possess an incredible amount of political savvy, but winning statewide is a whole other beast,” Tarlov said, noting Ocasio-Cortez’s victory “in an extremely low-turnout election with an opponent who didn’t even show up to debate.”

Doug Schoen, a political pollster, consultant and former adviser to Bill Clinton also noted that AOC holds little chance of running a successful campaign against Schumer regardless of her tears.

“The vast majority of Jewish voters support Schumer, will stay with him, and it really doesn’t matter what AOC says or does,” Schoen said, noting that Ocasio-Cortez is “perceived as anti-Israel.” Following her meltdown on the House floor, Schoen said it is “now confirmed [Ocasio-Cortez] is anti-Israel.”

“She is very hostile to Israel and to Jews,” Schoen added. “She will get virtually no support in the Jewish community, but if she were to run she would be running without any expectation of getting Jewish support.”

Looks like AOC rained on her own parade.

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9 months ago

Don’t be surprised of the stupidity of NYers. And don’t be surprised with how elections go these days…especially concerning demonrats…they rig them to get who they want in there.

9 months ago

I just want to ask one question, and it has be asked time and time again.
Why does the Jewish population of this nation continue to vote for Democrats, as that seems to go against all norms; with the histrionics-prone drama queen U.S representative, who allegedly hails from the Bronx/Queens, spelling out in bold print exactly what Dem’s think of Jewish voters? Wake up descendants of Israel, these people(Dem’s) only want your money and your votes!

9 months ago

It seems that for some reason Jews always backed the type of governments that would eventually turn and persecute them…they seem to favor communism and socialism…look how thats turned out for them in European history. Now you have Schumer,Sanders,Barbara Boxer, Weinstein and so many others that seem to enjoy power over concern for their own people. Then theres George Soros who survived through the holocaust yet seems hellbent on bringing the same type of governments that would initiate another one….go figure.

Joey Baloney
Joey Baloney
9 months ago

I never understand how Jewish Americans can ever support the Democrat party given their virulent anti-Semitism

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