Former President Barack Obama has endorsed the New York socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after initially holding off on voicing support for the far-left congressional hopeful.
“Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote,” Obama tweeted Monday.
Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote: pic.twitter.com/NO5jnhX3XD
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez was among the lengthy list of Democratic/leftist candidates from Alaska to Wisconsin.
In August, Obama had released a preliminary list of dozens of candidates running in the midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was absent from the list, which was noteworthy given her meteoric rise by liberal media after defeating establishment Democrat Joe Crowley in the New York primary.
Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent: pic.twitter.com/gWzalQhFas
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2018
It appears the Overton Window has further shifted to the far-left for the Democrats if even Obama is now comfortable endorsing radical socialist candidates who promote the abolishment of ICE, “Medicare for all,” and impeachment of President Trump.
Remember, many prominent Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and even Maxine Waters, have warned against supporting Ocasio-Cortez, correctly noting her “socialist vision would bankrupt the country.”
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