Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat unexpectedly-veteran New York Rep. Joe Crowley.
“And David put his hand in his pocket and took out a stone and threw it and struck the Philistine on the forehead.” – 1 Samuel 17:49
It is often said that Goliath’s Achilles-heel is his size. But ironically, it was Goliath’s size, the miss him a target, too big, too.
The latest example of this occurred in the 14th district of New York as insurgent Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, unexpectedly, whipped cream New York Rep. Joe Crowley, is a potential candidate to be the next leader of the house Democrats or maybe speaker of the house of representatives.
Only a few months ago, Democrats Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., as to the future. He is pro-Second Amendment and opposes abortion. Now Ocasio-Cortez, the party, the new standard-bearer. A liberal socialist of the for free education and health care for all. In the case of the relocation of lamb, Ocasio-Cortez, have torn apart the Democrats, through the tastes and flavours of the month faster than a Cub Scout troop at Baskin-Robbins, according to a Thursday evening meeting.
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It is unclear whether a figure will arise as soon as the Democrats ” version of nutty, chocolate fudge, sprinkled with butterscotch ripple.
The one thing Ocasio-Cortez and lamb share is their scepticism towards the house Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the next speaker of the house.
The Democrats political vibration from the moderate wing with lamb on the hard left progressive wing embodies, Ocasio-Cortez shows how the party wanders in search of direction. But the hyper-concentration of Democrats, first on lamb, then Ocasio-Cortez, the vulnerability of Democrats in the David-versus-Goliath syndrome. It’s not so much that Ocasio-Cortez defeated Crowley because of their liberal ideals. Democrats — and honest — a lot of Republicans, are trained on Ocasio-Cortez because you defeated someone like Crowley, as the next democratic leader
ies often place too much focus on this giant Killer, well, just because you fell like a giant.
“It is shocking,” said former Rep. George Nethercutt, R-Wash., who startled the political world, when he opposed House Speaker Tom Foley, D-Wash., in the midterm elections of 1994. The GOP tidal wave flipped control of the house, the Republicans for the first time in four decades. Foley only the second speaker of the house of representatives was to lose her re-election bid, ignominiously entering the company of House Speaker Galusha Grow, R-Pa., in the year 1862.
“It is a temptation to take themselves so seriously. But they are a small-timer, not a big-timer,” said Nethercutt of his surprise victory. “They thought I was a superstar.”
Certainly, the Democrats, the projection, the high status Ocasio-Cortez now.
Nethercutt was not the only big winner that year for the GOP. Rep. Michael Flanagan, R-Ill., defeated ethically-challenged, 18-term veteran and the house ways and means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill. Experts bequeathed to Flanagan with the nickname of “The Rosty-Vanquisher.” Rostenkowski came in the face of a criminal accusation at the time, and later to the prison. Republican Flanagan, victory in such a Democratic district highlighted perceived corruption by the party. The GOP also enjoyed extrusion as a senior, prominent member, which they saw as a symbol of “the swamp.”
And that was before it was the vogue to call it “the swamp.”
But Flanagan was a term. He lost heavily in 1996, when the district back to its core, the Democratic roots.
The managed to Flanagan? Then-Rep. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill.. Blagojevich later became Governor and is now in prison.
The spotlight shone on Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., if he crashes former House majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., in the GOP primary four years ago. Cantor was on track to be successful, then-House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
“After I won, all of the older people said, ‘thanks, Brat. We must now look over our shoulders, legs,” said the Virginia Republican.
Brat says, sometimes this interferes with, reflect just like a legislator if the connection with the neighbourhood of the inert in the course of time. The classic “out of touch”.
“I ran to the immigration and always back home,” says Brat. “It was not I who won.”
Still, Nethercutt suggests he typed in some of the same undercurrents of 1994. This is the main reason Democrats were standing in front of a flood wave in this year, the historic midterms.
“The people were mad at incumbents. The in-house-bank-happened scandal,” said Nethercutt. “It needs to get a lot of, someone who is in the habit of voting one way and you pull the lever for someone else.”
So, now, some of the Ocasio-Cortez see as the future of the party. They did the same with Brat. And certainly with Nethercutt. After all, he crashed, the speaker of the house.
Nethercutt points out that he went on Larry King’s program a night shortly after the election. Someone called want to talk about, the speaker of the house. Some voters thought Nethercutt, a newcomer would succeed Foley, and close the speaker of the Hammer.
Of course this was not the case. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., rose to power. A newbie doesn’t have much of a shot at getting speakers in the modern Congress. The first speaker of the house of representatives, Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania, was a freshman in addition to all the other in 1789. Other freshman house speaker Henry Clay of Kentucky in 1811, and William Pennington, R-N. J., who won on the 44th ballot, in 1860.
But Nethercutt says rookies who come to the Congress with prominent punch above their weight.
“You are,” said Nethercutt. He secured a place as a freshman on the house appropriations Committee. Guide, in General, retain a plum Committee assignment for the older members. “I got it because of my fame.”
“You’re the dog that caught the car,” said Bengel. “Well, figure out how to get the gift that you have given.”
For Brat, it was not necessarily one of the coveted Committee slot. As a result, he has made it his recognition to go in opportunities in television and radio frequently and tout his message.
However, Brat said that the strategy includes, but also a disadvantage.
“Then the media will come after them,” says Brat.
Before running against Foley, Nethercutt chief of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has served for many years as a staff. The Washington Republican says that his crispy-in-chief offered his aide-de-camp some wise advice.
“You can’t be hurt by what you don’t say,” said Nethercutt. “You saw more in a targeted manner. Choose your words wisely.”
He noted that perhaps Ocasio-run Cortez should be vocal and try to change from the inside.
“You should be working to replace the leadership. But they do it behind the scenes and get the trust of your colleagues,” suggested Nethercutt.
It is clear, Ocasio-Cortez…and Brat…and Flanagan…and Nethercutt…clear the trust of the voters again earned overturning other political VIPs. The she gets to Washington. But the real test is always what you can achieve when you walk through the door of the Capitol.