Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez staged the biggest upset so far in the 2018 election cycle by defeating a 10-term congressman in New York City. Soon after her two-minute biographical campaign video was shared widely

Cardillo, Deace, and the others attacking Ocasio-Cortez keep talking about how glad they are that an open socialist is running for office so they can debate socialism honestly.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx's pride parade in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2018.

He said Ocasio-Cortez ran her campaign out of her Bronx apartment while she worked three days a week at a Latino restaurant up until November.

"A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling", Cardillo wrote.

According to her website, Ocasio-Cortez was "born in the Bronx to two working-class parents" and attended public school in Yorktown before going on to study Economics and International Relations at Boston University.

John Cardillo, in response to the fierce rebuttal, said that he stood corrected about Ocasio-Cortez's alma mater, but continued to insist that the NY Democratic candidate was not being wholly truthful about her past.

After replying with words that were definitely not an apology, Cardillo noted that he did incorrectly state Ocasio-Cortez's education background, but reiterated his belief that she's not "a girl from the Bronx".

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, defeated the fourth-ranking House Democrat who many had floated as a potential future Democratic Speaker of the House.

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district. It's fun - we promise. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny". "And I think that that's a very important distinction", said Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on NBC's "Meet the Press". She is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Growing up, it was a good town for working people. "Aside from her winning one of the top spots and going to the [Intel International Science and Engineering Fair], she was just one of the most incredible presenters in all of the years I've been at Yorktown".

Naturally, a lot of institutionalists are pretty scared of her and they're trying out all the tactics they can think of to tear her down.

Cardillo is still tweeting about Ocasio-Cortez a day later.



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