It was a made for TV story.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old unknown from the Bronx, defeats the long-term Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the 14th Congressional District in New York. Crowley, who some had touted as a possible successor to Rep. Nancy Pelosi for House Minority Leader was the fourth-ranked Democrat in the House.
But it was just a story because Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t exactly an unconnected unknown.
It turns out she had some powerful backing including from the George Soros Media Consortium.
Ocasio-Cortez was a Bernie Sanders organizer.
And as Rich Weinstein in a great Twitter thread points out, this is what her website looks like now:
But this is what it looked like last year according to the Wayback archive.
What is a Brand New Congress?
Their goal was to have 400 candidates to run for Congress by last year and each of those 400 is supposed to commit to a similar far left platform including immigration reform and the abolishment of ICE.
They seem to have far fewer than that, with only 29 including Ocasio-Cortez listed on their website. The other candidates you see Ocasio-Cortez campaigning for now like Cori Bush and Brent Welder are also part of this group to push into office.
In March 2017, BNC joined with Justice Democrats to help push their goals.
Justice Democrats were founded in part by Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks and former Bernie people. And they are promoting not just Congressional candidates but gubernatorial candidates like Cynthia Nixon in New York.
And as Ocasio-Cortez notes in this interview after with Uygur at the ten-minute mark that BNC and the Justice Democrats were instrumental in soliciting her and then promoting her “after she left Standing Rock” which means she was among the far left pipeline protesters.
Uygur doesn’t, however, explain in the interview about his connection to the effort.
And Uygur’s Young Turks is part of the Soros Media Consortium that provided wattage for the Ocasio-Cortez campaign. According to the MRC, this provides favorable coverage to 300 million people across the globe in a month.
However, as Weinstein points out, Uygur was forced out of his own organization after he got nailed for old sexist posts referring to women in derogatory ways including as “whores.” He’s also an Armenian genocide denier, according to the Daily Caller.
Sounds so progressive. So how does Ocasio-Cortez feel about being backed by someone with these issues? Apparently not bad enough to reject the aid.
So no, she didn’t just “come out of nowhere” and they are lining up other folks in the box with the specific idea of taking over.