Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s is in trouble with her New York constituents who say she blew it on Amazon Deal that would have brought nearly 25,000 jobs to the state.
On Wednesday, Siena College poll released a poll that found 58 percent of voters in AOC’s 14th congressional district supported the Amazon deal that would have brought the mega-business to Queens in return for $3 billion in subsidies.
AOC felt proud she was able to stop the business from entering her state and how she thought the money in subsidies could go to more important programs.
Only 33 percent backed the congresswoman’s position opposing the online retail giant, which promised to bring 25,000 jobs in return for the government money.
“From Minnesota to NYC, everyday people all over the country are organizing to resist Amazon’s predatory practices on working class communities,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in November, after Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio announced Long Island City had won a national competition to land a new Amazon campus.
Long Island City is represented by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who back the Amazon project. Ocasio-Cortez represents neighboring communities.
Moreover, 57 percent of those surveyed said it was “bad for New York” that Amazon canceled the project in February following opposition from the congresswoman and some other local officials, including state Sen. Michael Gianaris.
Only 32 percent said Amazon’s withdrawal was “good” for New York. [NY Post]
AOC is one of the candidates drafted, pushed, and elected by Justice Democrats. Three others are Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar. This will, hopefully, begin the demise of radical groups like Justice Democrats.
She built her rise on the backs of people with attention spans measured in seconds and patience measured in microseconds, and yet she thought she’d always be the belle of the ball. The primary season starts in less than nine months!
Siena poll in New York State- Favorable/Unfavorable opinion of AOC:
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) March 18, 2019
The Dem leadership could have quieted her long ago. But they decided instead to let her run full-tilt to the left so they would know just how far the presidential candidates can go without electoral penalty.
Now, with her usefulness exhausted, they have let her hang herself with the rope they gave her. She will be an example to all the upstarts that they’d best listen to their elders unless they want to end up in the gutter.