As yet another radical left “Squad” member secures a primary victory over a more moderate challenger – a disturbing trend that may never be reversed is being revealed among Democrats.
With Rep. Ilhan Omar winning in Minnesota, it’s becoming clear that the Democratic party is now fully embracing socialism.
Fellow “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib, who pulled off a similar victory just a week ago, celebrated the growing power of the socialist wing of the party. Tlaib tweeted “Our squad is big!” after Omar’s victory.
Omar ended up crushing her main rival, Antone Melton-Meaux, by a wide double-digit margin despite Melton-Meaux’s much larger cash pile.
“In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money,” the congresswoman emphasized on Twitter after her victory. “Tonight, our movement didn’t just win. We earned a mandate for change. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records. Despite the attacks, our support has only grown.”
“It has been the honor of my life to represent you in Congress and I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 5th District in the years to come,” she continued.
Omar’s win essentially guarantees the entire socialist progressive “Squad” will once again have a seat in congress come January.
Fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced a similarly well-financed Democratic primary challenger in the New York State’s June primary. Former CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera hauled in roughly $2 million ahead of the contest. But Ocasio-Cortez dramatically outraised her rival and crushed Caruso-Cabrera and other challengers in the contest.
The fourth member of “The Squad” – Rep. Ayanna Pressley who represents Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District – doesn’t face a Democratic primary challenge in the state’s Sept. 1 primary. And she may not face a Republican in November’s general election, as none qualified to place their name on the primary ballot.
Democratic pollster Doug Schoen told “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday that these sweeping primary victories confirm that socialism is here to stay within the Democratic party.
“‘Representative [Ilhan] Omar [D-Minn.] was facing a very well-funded candidate, also a self-described progressive who outraised her … in the second quarter and she won by, I think, over 15 points. Representative Tlaib [D-Mich.] won handily. And AOC was renominated with about three quarters of the vote,” Schoen told guest host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
“So it’s not just … the positions of the Democratic Party that’ll be debated, governor, but it is incontrovertible that the far-left has had great success getting reelected in House races and also electing a number of additional members to the Democratic delegation.”
Schoen noted this year’s Democratic primaries had attracted a different type of voter than in the past.
“You’re getting the activist progressive wing who, if they don’t understand the precise ideas, get to basic ideology,” he said, “and they do support to a much greater degree than the rest of the electorate defunding the police, Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, policies that are out of step with the broader American electorate.”