One of the reasons Trump won the state of Pennsylvania in 2016 is because many Democrats there recognized that their party was drifting too far to the left. Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled the party even further to the left and it’s turning off many of these same voters.
Hot Air reports:
CNN: Moderate Democrats Who Voted For Trump Are Really Put Off By AOC
CNN’s OutFront devoted a segment Thursday to something that should probably cause some concern among Democrats. Reporter Jason Carroll spoke to moderate Dems in Lucerne County, Pennsylvania, i.e. people who voted for Obama and then flipped and voted for Trump in 2016, who are not fans of the way the party has been trending lately. Specifically, they are not impressed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the new trendsetter for the party.
“I think she’s too bizarre,” Eileen Sorokas tells CNN.
“Too bizarre?” Carroll asks.
“Yes, yes, I think she’s ridiculous. Be more realistic, you know. We are people. We live on this planet. We want to survive,” Sorokas said.
Her husband Richard chimed in, “They want to get all this environment projects done in 10 years and it’s impossible. You’ll lose jobs. You’ll lose wages.”
Another moderate voter, Paul Visoky, tells CNN, “They’re more liberal. They’re attempting to be socialists.”
Watch the video:
"AOC does not speak for the Democratic Party."
Former Pennsylvania governor and DNC Chair @GovEdRendell says Democrats risk losing the 2020 election if they keep moving to the left. @jasoncarrollcnn reports. https://t.co/12KWmQdwwO pic.twitter.com/RKV3U1LZjT
— CNN (@CNN) March 22, 2019
If you watched the whole video, you saw former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell sounding the alarm for Democrats.
The New York Post has details:
Ed Rendell warns Democrats’ lurch to the left could cost them 2020
Ed Rendell, a former chair of the Democratic Party, is warning that his party’s lurch to the left could cost it the presidential election in 2020.
Rendell, who served as a popular governor of Pennsylvania and mayor of Philadelphia, said next year’s election would have been a cinch for Democrats if the party played to most voters, who are moderates.
“I think, all of a sudden, the 2020 election went from a slam dunk for Democrats to something where we’re going to have trouble beating this guy [President Trump] because he’s going to make Democratic socialism swing to the left, which I don’t think is real, but he’s going to make it into the issue,” Rendell told CNN Thursday night.
And he insisted that freshman lefty firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shouldn’t be the prevailing voice in the party.
“AOC does not speak for the Democratic Party,” Rendell said.
AOC certainly seems to think she does.