Character Assassins Come for Ocasio-Cortez

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Yesterday, conservative TV host John Cardillo, who hosts Newsmax's "America Talks Live", tweeted a picture of Ocasio-Cortez's purported childhood home in Yorktown Heights.

"I'm an educator, I'm an organizer", she continued.

"No person in American should be too poor to live", she said. The Thursday after her primary win, she appeared as a guest on "The Late Show" hosted by Stephen Colbert.

Cardillo is staring right at the essence of Ocasio-Cortez's message, but he still can't see it.

Her stunning victory and those of other progressives should put to rest numerous misleading narratives of recent months. Crowley is head of the Queens Democratic machine, so powerful that he hadn't had a primary opponent in years, and he outspent her 10 to 1.

Alvarado said he attended social demonstrations, political events and went door-to-door with Ocasio-Cortez, as she met voters in her district. Tammy Duckworth responded, "I think it's the future of the party in the Bronx, where she is".

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London served three terms in Congress as a member of the Socialist Party, representing New York's 12th Congressional District, from 1915-19 and 1921-23.

Attempts to reach Ocasio-Cortez were unsuccessful.

"Young socialist upsets King of Queens", the paper continued, while proclaiming Ocasio-Cortez the "vanguard of the Democratic Party". "What we did is we changed who turns out", noting that many Millennials voted for her. In a 1999 New York Times profile of Yorktown Heights, the town supervisor described it as "a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater".

"My dad had a small family business in the Bronx, and the rest of my whole family stayed there", she said.

A second tweet called out Cardillo's cheap shot directly: "Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things".

In races across the country, Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement has been an incredible signal-booster, drawing fresh attention to candidates who had been struggling for it. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny".