The day after the self-described democratic socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, unseated a long-serving New York City Democratic machine congressman on Tuesday, Democratic Socialists of America experienced a membership surge 35 times larger than normal, reports the Daily Beast.
According to Lawrence Dreyfuss, a program associate for DSA, the organization saw a surge of 1,152 new memberships on Wednesday—about 35 times more sign-ups than on an average day.
The last major membership bump DSA experienced was in the month following President Trump’s election, during which time they had about six times more sign-ups than in the previous month.
No surprise here on my part, and this is only the beginning. As I have already said,
She is going to go places and she is going to be a role model for many high school and college students.She is far more socialist in her views than Bernie Sanders. And Bernie never mentioned DSA. Ocasio-Cortez will.
The numbers are still small but these are the politically active and aware that are joining the DSA, sort-of, junior second-hand dealers. But the word will spread.
The New York Times, finally covering her, hints at where her early dangerous influence is:
Before Tuesday’s victory catapulted her to the front of the political conversation, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seemed to find readier audiences with outlets such as Elite Daily, Mic or Refinery29 — websites most often associated with millennial and female audiences...
An aggressive effort must be made to point out the errors in her socialist thinking: #CommitteeToFlipAlexandriaOcasioCortez.