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AOC gives Barnes her blessing — Is it the kiss of death?

Empower Wisconsin  | July 1, 2022

In April, Mandela Barnes took off on one of the more preposterous tours of this silly campaign season. Wisconsin’s part-time lieutenant governor, full-time Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate dubbed it, “Barnes for Barns.” The Milwaukee liberal hoped to sell rural Wisconsin on his quest for power.

Wonder how those farmers feel about Barnes’ latest endorsement — from the face of American socialism whose Green New Deal declares war on farming and “farting cows.”

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is now on the Barnes’ train, giving her political blessing to Gov. Tony Evers’ lieutenant, as well as U.S.Rep. Tim Ryan  and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in the Senate runs.

AOC gave her seal of approval in an Instagram post caption beneath a video clip of her appearance this week on “The (Leftist) Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” She said she wants liberal lawmakers who will pack the Supreme Court, kill the filibuster, repeal the Hyde Amendment and codify abortion on demand.

AOC’s got her man in Barnes, who has suddenly changed his position on expanding the nine-member Supreme Court and imposing term limits on justices. And he’s more than comfortable with abortions anytime, anywhere.

While Fetterman and Ryan were slow to publicly acknowledge AOC’s gift, Barnes jumped on the endorsement, writing on his Instagram post, “let’s get it done AOC.”

Wonder how Barnes’ partnership is going to play down on the farm, where AOC is about as popular as root worms. Her Green New Deal, at a cost as high as $93 trillion by some estimates with its net-zero CO2 goal, would make life a lot more expensive and difficult for farmers.

“While popular among the progressive flank of the party and a successful fundraiser, some Democrats have questioned how well Ocasio-Cortez plays in swing districts with more moderate voters,” notes a story in The Hill. “Republicans have also repeatedly attacked vulnerable Democrats for accepting campaign contributions from Ocasio-Cortez. Last year four vulnerable House Democrats did not accept or returned donations from the progressive congresswoman’s PAC.”

Barnes apparently wants on that boat as he sails into the choppy waters of an extremely competitive Democratic Party primary.

Barnes has always been a radical and political opportunist. AOC’s stamp of approval drives that fact home.

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