Although Joe Biden continues to hide, his old boss is coming out with numerous endorsements.
After being quiet for several years, it appears Obama still thinks his “star power” can give the ailing Democrats boost.
It didn’t work for Hillary, but perhaps the 118 Democrats he’s plugging will win their seats.
But there was one Democrats surprisingly missing from his list, the progressive “queen” herself:
Former President Barack Obama endorsed more than 100 Democratic candidates running for office this November, but didn’t offer his support to progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In a statement on Monday, Obama announced his first wave of support for 118 Democrats running for federal, statewide and state legislative offices from 17 states…
Despite Bowman being backed by Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Obama did not offer her his endorsement.
Obama backed over 100 candidates, including progressive newcomers, but not AOC.
In fact, he endorsed Jamaal Bowman, a far-left candidate and ally to Ocasio-Cortez, but not her!
Back in 2018, Obama also initially failed to endorse AOC, when she ousted long-running Democrat Joe Crowley.
Only after pressure from the party, did he add her to the list.
This time around, it looks like Obama is not impressed by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s unclear why Obama kept her off his list. Perhaps he has not been a supporter of her two short years in Congress.
Although making big promises during her 2018 campaign, AOC has produced nothing but controversial and embarrassing policy.
She has frequently fought with her own party leaders and proved she lacks a basic understanding of things like the economy and our Constitution.
AOC and her “squad” have generated plenty of trouble for House Democrats. They embraced radical policies like the Green New Deal, not to mention an anti-Israel agenda.
Now, it doesn’t seem Obama is in any way against AOC’s platform. Much of it resembled what he tried to achieve during his time in the White House.
The snub might be more personal. Perhaps AOC has criticized Obama or his allies. Perhaps she is just too radical, even for Barry.
Whatever the reason might be, he might do an about-face and add her to the list later. But, given this early snub, that might not be enough to give AOC any edge she needs to win re-election.
- Obama endorsed over 100 candidates for the upcoming election.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-proclaimed socialist, was not on the list.
- Obama did not back AOC in 2018, until later.
Source: Fox News