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AOC UNLEASHED: Mocks Senior Dems as Party Looks for Leash

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Not a day goes by in 2019 that we don’t find the name Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fluttering across our earholes.

The freshmen Representative from New York has made enormous waves, even in the ever-radicalized democratic party, for her insistence on pushing the boundaries of established protocol.

Outside of the democratic party, however, the impressionable young congresswoman has been raising eyebrows with her unprecedentedly socialist views on how government should work.

AOC, as the media has come to call her, is now pushing a new angle:  Openly mocking democratic leaders on the basis of their age.

Freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped a hammer on Joe Lieberman on Thursday, after the onetime Democratic vice presidential candidate said he feared her brand of high-tax socialism could doom the party’s chances for long-term dominance in Congress.

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‘I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is,’ Lieberman said in a Fox Business Network interview. He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate.

The 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the 76-year-old’s sentiment with a four-word rejoinder: ‘New party, who dis?’

‘Who dis?’ is a common response to a text message from an unknown number. Among millennials in the smartphone generation, the phrase has morphed into a snarky tool for rejecting someone by framing their approach as a mistake.

The Democrats are hoping to find a way to rein her in.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.

The effort, described by nearly 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans. Others simultaneously warn Ocasio-Cortez is destined for a lonely, ineffectual career in Congress if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.

“I’m sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there’s almost an outstanding rule: Don’t attack your own people,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). “We just don’t need sniping in our Democratic Caucus.”

For now, Cortez has been little more than a humorous distraction, providing plenty of gaffes and laughs.

But with a new, democraticall- controlled congress just now gearing up in earnest, her affable misgivings could soon become unfortunate legislative follies.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.