NY State Dem party chair says he’s had it with AOC lecturing other Dems who compete in purple districts

State Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs is making it clear he’s had it with progressive media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lecturing other Democrats who are in purple districts.

Jacobs told the NY Post “AOC has no standing on how to run a general election in the suburbs and upstate. AOC is in a district that’s 6-1 Democrat and she couldn’t find a Republican in her district with binoculars.”

“I invite AOC to come to Long Island and stand for election in one of our districts. You’ll see different results,” he added.

Per the NY Post “Jacobs said Democrats wouldn’t have secured control of the state Senate in 2018 without winning battleground suburban and upstate districts. Progressive laws such as controversial bail reform would not have occurred without them, he said.”

Saturday Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) fired back at those blaming progressivism for the Democrats election losses.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted:

There are folks running around on TV blaming progressivism for Dem underperformance.

I was curious, so I decided to open the hood on struggling campaigns of candidates who are blaming progressives for their problems.

Almost all had awful execution on digital. DURING A PANDEMIC.

Underinvestment across the board. Some campaigns spent $0 on digital the week before the election. Others who spent did so in very poor ways.

If I spent only $12k on TV the week before an election & then blamed others after, you’d ask questions. That’s how it looks seeing this.

Ideology + messaging are the spicy convos a lot of people jump to but sometimes it’s about execution and technical capacity.

Digital execution was not good, polls were off, ironically DCCC banned the firms who are the best in the country at Facebook bc they work w progressives!

Also, the decision to stop knocking doors is one people need to grapple with and analyze. @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib never stopped and may very well have helped delivered a Biden Presidency bc of it

There are swing seat Dem incumbents who cosponsored the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, etc and if I’m not mistaken every single one won re-election.

So the whole “progressivism is bad” argument just doesn’t have any compelling evidence that I’ve seen.

When it comes to “Defund” & “Socialism” attacks, people need to realize these are racial resentment attacks.

You’re not gonna make that go away. You can make it less effective.