10-Term Democratic Congressman Unseated by Far-Left Challenger

Ten-term Democrat Rep. Michael Capuano just lost his bid for another term in Congress. His challenger, Ayanna Pressley, is a progressive candidate who many are comparing to nationally known left-wing congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. In fact, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and a host of other progressive activists formally endorsed Mrs. Pressley, who will now run unopposed in Massachusetts’ Seventh Congressional District race.

Because the GOP is not fielding a candidate in the race, Mrs. Pressley is almost certain to become the first African-American woman to represent a district in Massachusetts in the House of Representatives. Naturally, Democrat activists who are putting a premium on diversity and skin color rather than positions and qualifications are hailing her election as a move in the right direction, touting the fact that she joins a number of successful African-American candidates who are running in gubernatorial and congressional elections in the country.

Ayanna Pressley, who has been serving as a Boston City Councilor since 2009, is not considered to be as far-left as Bernie Sanders and the Democrat Socialists of America. Even so, she is clearly running on a progressive platform. Her official website promotes a single-payer healthcare system, federal funding for abortions and comprehensive gun reform. She also made it clear throughout her campaign that she wants to defund ICE and pass a clean DREAM Act without conditions that President Trump seeks to attach to such a bill. Ironically, Rep. Capuano also held many of the same positions, and is considered to be a progressive Democrat as well. Even so, he was not able to generate as much excitement and support as Mrs. Pressley.

First of all, many Democrats are looking for outsider candidates who will hopefully be able to connect with voters who may support Democrat causes, but are unenthusiastic about sending the same people back to Washington year in and year out. Mrs. Pressley’s story of being raised by a single mother and surviving sexual assault as a child and university student has resonated with many poorer residents in the Seventh District. Furthermore, her grassroots campaign was able to benefit from progressive activism that has managed to upend various Democratic primaries, opening the way for new candidates to have a shot at taking political office.

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s recent victory over a senior Democratic member of the House of Representatives encouraged activists working for Mrs. Pressley and not only turned national attention to Democrat primary races involving progressive candidates, but also motivated voters with the knowledge that it was possible for Mrs. Pressley to win even though she had raised less money than her opponent. It is also worth noting that Massachusetts’ Seventh District is considered to be one of the most progressive in the nation; hence, it is not surprising that the most progressive candidate on the ballot would win it.

Many are hailing Ayanna Pressley’s surprise win in the Democratic primary race as an indication that the Democratic Party as a whole is moving further left. There is some truth to this statement, as a number of progressive candidates have won recent races and now stand a chance of winning elected office. What is more, long-term Democrat politicians in Washington are moving further left, embracing platforms they would not have touted in times past. At the same time, the party remains divided, as is evidenced by the fact that numerous progressive Democrats lost their primary races against mainstream Democrat opponents.

Far-left candidates have often failed to gain official endorsement from nationally recognized DNC politicians. In fact, former president Barack Obama recently made it a point to refuse to endorse any new Democratic candidate who dared to run against an incumbent party insider. The party remains divided between those who feel that fielding moderate candidates is the key to winning back both houses of Congress and those who are convinced that the only way to beat the GOP in the upcoming mid-term elections is to field exciting, progressive candidates.

~ Conservative Zone


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33 responses to “10-Term Democratic Congressman Unseated by Far-Left Challenger”

  1. Hypocrisy at its best. The young candidates beating out career politicians, but they aren’t qualified!?! Like Mr. Trump is qualified to run our country. I mean ruin our country. Hes not a business man, he’s a shitty sales rep. with no pitch, just a line of Bullshit! #HYPOCRISY #IMPEACH #WeAreBetterThanThis Maybe these candidates will actually work for us, rather than work for the president on destroying the integrity of this great nation. Help make the rich richer and the poor poorer like the Republicans.

    • Look at the employment figures – look at the stock market – look at the PROGRESS if people like you were not in the way there would be a hell of a lot more progress too. Donald Trump – who built a multi-billion dollar empire – that employs 34,000 people and has business all over the world is NOT qualified? But your dumb assed community organizer – the so called editor of the Harvard Law Review – who had to surrender his law license for lying on his damned bar application WAS? You need to get a better grip on reality.

      • Yeah, tRump built a multi-billion dollar empire by screwing everyone who worked for him and kissing investors asses to get more funding. Just like he’s screwing the people of the USA and kissing Putin’s ass to secure his post-presidential future!

    • If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. CLAPPER’S OWN CONFESSION
      AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2018, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

  2. The Democrat/Leftist agenda:

    – endorses physically attacking Conservatives & Christians
    – endorses Open Borders/Sanctuary Cities
    – endorses allowing illegal aliens to vote.
    – endorses BLM
    – endorses Occupy Wall Street
    – endorses MS-13
    – endorses ANTIFA
    – endorses outlawing Christianity
    – endorses forcing their homosexual agenda on Americans.
    – endorses CAIR
    – endorses The Muslim Brotherhood
    – endorses Sharia Law
    -endorses rewriting history
    -endorses destroying the constitution
    – endorses Inverted virtue
    – endorses Disarming you
    – endorses Social chaos
    – endorses killing Babies
    – endorses Genital confusion
    – endorses Social/economic warfare
    – endorses redistributing your wealth
    -endorses seizing Private Property
    -endorses nationalizing all businesses
    – endorses raising your Taxes
    – endorses Weaponizing government agencies
    – endorses a Fascist/Socialist/Islamic World Government

      • When they call us white they are being racist. Then when we were in the Army (military) we were all brothers. No Latino, Black, White, Native American. Just old AMERICAN !!!!!!!!! NO BULL SHIT !! Dem are trying to destroy us and lead to Germany in WW II.

        • When you say that when they call people white they are being racist, you definitely have a valid point, however being racist in return will not help anything. We have to be bigger than they are, which isn’t hard it is just that we need to do it. Being bigger than they are is about as hard as it is for an elephant to be bigger than a piss ant.:) See you at the polls in November voting against the Commieonazi Party, aka Democrat Party, all the way.

    • You must be the poster child for the brainwashed.
      The country is in better shape than it’s been in over thirty years, and you say President Trump isn’t qualified?
      What are YOUR standards for qualification?
      Would it be dividing the country along racial lines? (No, it is not President Trump who is responsible for that. Obama began that very shortly after taking office)
      Maybe it’s raising taxes to the highest level in history?
      Or maybe it’s saddling the country with a healthcare law that is the most unworkable, expensive mess anybody could have possibly come up with, that benefits no one but welfare recipients, insurance companies, and those who voted for it (I’m sure their stock portfolios were full of insurance company stocks).
      Or maybe it’s being able to double the National Debt in eight years?
      If those are your qualifications, then I’m afraid they would only be appropriate if you’re wanting to turn the country into just another socialist s**thole!

    • Gerald, are you for real? Or are you a democrat mole attempting to stir up hate and division? Obama was a disaster but it had nothing to do with his race so much as it did his socialist and world order perspective.

  3. Trump is way more qualified to run the country than Hillary would have been or Bernie and Obama. He is more qualified than both Bushes, Clinton and Carter was. Trump is not a quitter like the aforementioned. He didn’t give up on American jobs and just line his own pockets like the aforementioned.

  4. Ask any of the new Demonrat Socialists how they plan to pay for their “magic-wand give away programs” and they
    cannot come up with an answer! Ocasio-Cortez, Cynthia Nixon, Gillum, and all of these newbies cannot answer how
    they plan to pay for all their freebies. Some say they plan on rolling back the tax breaks for corporations. They plan
    to make them pay higher taxes and add a carbon tax on top of the increase. Good going libs! The businesses that our
    President has brought back to America will leave again. Smaller businesses will go bankrupt. Unemployment will rise.
    The Stock Market will tank. Open borders and Demolish ICE. Open the prisons and let criminals go free. Get rid of cops.
    Yep, sounds like a utopia to me! NOT! Sounds like an open invitation to be like the old wild, wild, west days where crooks
    run the towns and cities. Yes, indeed, great ideas! BTW they want to disarm law abiding, tax paying, citizens to kill us off!

  5. Democrats have really changed for the worse since I voted Democrat 50 years ago. I don’t think they want America to be ‘great’ as they keep doing bad things to tear US down. They’re becoming so close to Socialism and Communism that
    it’s really scary. I have been a Republican now for 30 years as they try to pass agendas to ‘make America Great again’,
    not tear US down. Look at all they stand for (above) and you can’t help but see how far away from Democracy they’ve
    slid. I don’t want this Nation to be taken over by these leftist (soon to become Communists)!!!!!!! So, I’m begging the
    Republicans to be sure and vote next Election Day in November, as Democrats always seem to vote more than once
    in the same election, and they always fight removing names of deceased voters, etc. (wonder why?).

    • YOu were warned this was coming over 50 years ago when you then voted DEmosishcratic. You saw the truth and changed parties. I am neigther party. The Dems have been going left lwft left for 80 plus years

  6. Democrats are simply laughable! Somebody recently said that Democrats can no longer stand success! Every move they make, everything they say, and virtually everything they stand for, is simply yesterdays news! I do not know a single person anymore who claims to be a Democrat! They have all dropped away … many of them have discovered that the Republican Party and its principles, has begun to make a lot of sense! It is never too late to wake up and discover real truth.

  7. Because the GOP is not fielding a candidate in the race”

    that’s insane, the GOP should be fielding candidates EVERYWHERE without exception

    • Unfortunately, most of the people in that district of Massachusetts are what my grandfather called “Yellow Dog Democrats”, they would vote for an old, three legged, Yellow Dog, just as long as it was a democrat.
      Why spend the money in a district where you would have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning?

  8. The incredible part is how many young people think that Socialism is a good thing. History shows that it fails everytime it is tried. When there is no incentive to work or invent, then nobody does either of them. However, with the Far Left taking over the US public school system, the only history that is taught is the politically edited version that advances their Socialist agenda. Heaven help US.

  9. Promise progressive/socialists freebies and you’ll get their votes. Promise them normal, average, paying jobs and their support numbers plummet.

  10. DEMOCRAT’S ARE SOCIALISM SIMPATHISEING TRAITOR’S AGAINST THE CITIZEN GOVERNMENT OF THIS NATION AND THE DULY ELECTED POTUS AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ETC. AND ARE BREAKING THEIR OATH OF OFFICE ATTACKING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT’S!!

  11. It is all becoming clear. Liberals( pretending to NOT ne Socialists) have been preaching ‘free stuff for all Americans’ and ‘higher wages for unskilled jobs’ and ‘protect illegal aliens’ for decades. Now, it seems obvious that the ‘plan’ is for illegal aliens to get the jobs to pay the taxes to pay for all the ‘free stuff’ that American citizens will be given. Of course, the illegal aliens won’t be getting the ‘free stuff’ once the plan gets in place and most of them will have to have two jobs ‘that Americans won’t do’. Than of course, we will have to import educated aliens (educated ‘free’ in other countries) to handle the jobs requiring high levels of skill. They, too will be taxed to pay for the ‘free stuff’ that Americans are getting. And as for the ‘free education’ that Americans will be getting, there will be no ‘testing’ and all school courses at all levels will be on “How to demonstrate that you are a victim’ of ‘something’, By this time it is likely that the illegal and legal aliens will want to vote because they believe that ‘taxation without representation’ if fundamentally wrong. Then, maybe there will be a revolt and they will get “Taxation WITH Representation” and maybe after a while, some smart person will realize that it was the same arrangement that got this started before so many American Citizens began to vote for people who promised ‘free stuff’.

  12. Is “Far Left” the current label for socialist? It would appear that politicians and so called journalists are fond of rewriting the dictionary and making the use of newspeak.

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