Socialist torchbearers flame in the main race, despite a blitz by Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was hoping for a great night for socialism and far-left candidates on Tuesday, and were disappointed.


Across the country, far-left, progressive and democratic socialists suffered a decisive elections, the primaries were Tuesday, despite high-profile aerobatics efforts of left-wing leaders like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The routes were not a sign that Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders lacks the star power necessary to the strengths of the candidates, but also the national enthusiasm for socialism is usually weak because the US economy posts strong unemployment and sustainable growth.

To support earlier this month, the former President Barack Obama pointedly Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic-socialist candidate in New York, 14th constituency rejected, in a snub, highlights the challenges for progressive campaigns on the left side of the Democratic party establishment in the hope that their points of view mainstream.

For Sanders, competed, who will race for the democratic party nomination in the 2016 presidential and can run again in 2020, the defeats Tuesday the continuation of his recent series of losses. In the past two years, a number of candidates he has supported, in some of the most important race in the gubernatorial primaries in Virginia and Ohio, and several house races in Iowa and New Jersey-to come short.

Ocasio-Cortez, crashes many years of establishment, democratic REP Joe Crowley, in a shocking June primary win, tweeted a confirmation of the hard day on Wednesday.

Victories in the short-term are important milemarkers and necessary to building power.

But you can’t be afraid of loss. Fear keeps people from achieving great things.

Last week, @Abdul Elsayed a card gave me with this quote from Teddy Roosevelt.

Here’s to the heroes in The Arena.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) 8. August 2018

“Wins in the short-term is important milemarkers are, and are required to building power,” she wrote. “But you can’t be afraid of loss. Fear keeps people from achieving great things.”

These losses were plentiful for Ocasio-Cortez, this week. Abdul El-Sayed, a self-confessed populist, was vying for Michigan the first Muslim Governor, finished nearly 20 percentage points behind the founding Democrat, Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday at the elementary school.


Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez had aggressive make trumpeted El-Sayed, who had advocated a $ 15 minimum wage, universal health care and free college education for families under $150,000 per year. At a rally in Detroit this week, Sanders-who defied expectations by elementary school Michigan against Hillary Clinton in 2016-as El-Sayed, the platform is “very fat.”

Bernie Sanders campaigns for populist doctor Abdul El-Sayed, who was defeated on Tuesday, the primaries in Michigan.


And Fayrouz Saad, who was night fishing Tuesday, the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, finished in a distant fourth place in Michigan’s 11th constituency primary, despite the support on the stump, Ocasio-Cortez.

In Missouri, Rep. Lacy Clay solid Cori defeated Bush, who is also supported by Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez was.

Ocasio-Cortez had spent a day in July in St. Louis campaigns on Bush’s name, and called it “one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met in my life.”

Before the vote, Bush 42,, sound had a note of optimism in spite of polls that show clay to be the clear favourite: “I actually feel we have the momentum. I believe that we have what we need in order to be successful.”

And in Kansas, a former Sanders staffer Brent welder almost Sharice Davids lost in the race for the Republican held 3rd Congressional District, Clinton wore in the year 2016. Democratic socialists had hoped, a welder win their wide appeal would prove to the urban voters.


James Thompson, another of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortes-candidate, won his primary in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District, but he generally loses expected in November against Republican Rep. Ron Estes. The race is a rematch of the 2017 special choice betwene Estes and Thompson in the predominantly Republican district.

In the meantime, the State will be in Washington, the 30-year-old Sarah Smith is calculated as run on the “same slate as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” and she was recruited by the same group that was behind the Bronx democratic-socialist.

But Smith’s challenge of longtime Washington democratic Rep. Adam Smith in Tuesday’s 9th Congressional District primary was not successful, as the votes rolled in and the incumbent suggested that the demographics were a key reason why the Challenger could not replicate Ocasio-Cortez, a success.

“Have you ever been in Queens, New York?” Smith said in an interview with The Seattle Times prior to the vote, noting that Ocasio-Cortez is a Latina running in a heavily Hispanic district. “Queens is not Seattle or Seattle, I’m not Joe Crowley and Sarah Smith Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Other than that, the comparison is perfect.”

However, there was a ray of light for Ocasio-Cortez in the heavily gerrymandered, hyper-Democratic 13th district in Michigan, where Rashida Tlaib won to replace the strong retirement of Rep. John Conyers. He announced his retirement in the midst of sexual harassment allegations.

Tlaib will effectively be running without opposition in the November General election, makes it all the sure that you have chosen the first Muslim woman in the Congress.

She is also ready to the second card-carrying member of the Democratic socialists of America in Congress.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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