Tempers are already fraying in the mammoth Democrat field and now that Joe Biden has officially entered the race, the knives are out for the man who has been all but crowned as the nominee by the media.
The former Vice President is widely seen by the establishment as the man who is best able to defeat President Trump at the ballot box despite his advanced age, dubious mental condition, and skin color but he is killing it in early polls which is not a good omen for the rising socialist wing of the party.
Biden has a tough road to the White House that is riddled with #MeToo landmines and social justice fanatics will spring many an ambush along the way, but the socialists are already in war mode with the movement’s two national leaders going on the attack against the geriatric gaffe machine.
With the Green New Deal which is a Trojan Horse for the imposition of socialism still being promoted by firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the canny old Bernie Sanders, any deviation from its extreme proposals by a fellow Democrat will not be tolerated and that is doubly so with Sleepy Joe whose lack of fervor for such radical remaking of society has made him into their punching bag.
AOC has been fairly quiet as of late but the taco bar revolutionary who went to Washington came out swinging against Biden during an appearance before far-left activists on Monday, ripping the frontrunner for suggesting that there was a “middle ground” to addressing climate change that falls far short of the socialist revolution.
CLIP: Rep. @AOC on #GreenNewDeal: "I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need to find a middle-of-the-road approach to save our lives. That is too much for me."
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 14, 2019
Via The Hill, “Sanders gets assist from Ocasio-Cortez against Biden”:
Bernie Sanders is using Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) as a new weapon against Joe Biden in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sanders appeared at Howard University on Monday night with Ocasio-Cortez, who received a boost from the Vermont Independent when she challenged Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.) in a Democratic primary in 2018.
Ocasio-Cortez — who hasn’t officially endorsed Sanders — is returning the favor by hitting Biden, the Democratic front-runner. The former vice president has soared to the top of polls since entering the presidential race nearly three weeks ago, creating a new challenge for Sanders.
On Monday night, she criticized “middle-of-the-road” climate plans in a clear shot at Biden meant to contrast his centrism with the more liberal policies of Sanders.
“I’ll be damned,” Ocasio-Cortez began during a rally for the Green New Deal climate plan, “if the same politicians who refused to act [in past decades] are going to try to come back today and say we need a middle of the road approach to save our lives.”
The Twitter diva Ocasio-Cortez also upped the fearmongering by suggesting that if voters listen to Biden, then children will die.
This is a dealbreaker.
There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay.
Blaming “blue collar” Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.
We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake. https://t.co/KvrBmaJd75
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 10, 2019
Comrade Bernie also sees the establishment support of Biden as a serious threat to his scheme to seduce young people with promises of free stuff in order for the socialists to seize control of the levers of power in the U.S. next year and is also going after Creepy Joe who while younger than Sanders, doesn’t have the Vermont crank’s piss and vinegar.
Bernie Sanders took the opportunity on Friday to slam Joe Biden's "middle ground" climate change plan that has been crafted with the help of a former aide to President Obama.https://t.co/oIkFOy7bsM
— Axios (@axios) May 11, 2019
None of this bodes well for the party as a whole and while the competition for the 2020 nomination was always going to be a bruising, eye-gouging scrum probably nobody expected it to start this early but the socialists aren’t going to lose their one opportunity to radically transform American without one hell of a fight.
Even if it destroys the Democratic party which is on the brink of all-out civil war now.