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Blue New York Hit with Political Shockwave – Democrats Suffer 1 Party-Changing Defeat
By Mick Farthing|June 26, 2024
Blue New York Hit with Political Shockwave – Democrats Suffer 1 Party-Changing Defeat

Ever since October 7, 2023, Americans have watched in horror as progressives turned against Israel. Far-left Democrats are siding with pro-Gaza, anti-Israel forces. In some cases, these Americans are spouting the same antisemitic chants as the terror group Hamas.

Trivia Question: Which American president signed the Civil Rights Act into law? (Answer at the end of the article.)

This insane trend has gone from college campuses to the halls of Congress. The far-left squad has even called out Joe Biden for his (albeit weak) support for Israel.

Some of these progressives are safe, coming from districts with large Muslim or progressive voting blocs. But that can’t be said for those hailing from New York—a city with the largest Jewish population outside Israel. AOC has had to dial back her anti-Israel tirades. But another squad member has not. And now, he just got served some electoral karma.

From Fox News:
Two-term Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York has the dubious honor of becoming the first House member of either party to be defeated by a primary challenger so far in the 2024 election cycle.

And Bowman also becomes the first member of the Squad, a progressive group of diverse House Democrats, to be ousted from Congress.

You might remember Rep. Jamaal Bowman as the man who pulled a fire alarm to disrupt House voting to stop a government shutdown. He also reportedly went on a rant against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee during a rally in the Bronx.

He lost his primary challenge to a county executive, moderate Democrat George Latimer. Latimer is also pro-Israel, which certainly influenced who voters selected.

It seems this is the first rumbling of what could be a storm for anti-Israel Democrats. Former New York Gov. Cuomo previously warned progressives that being anti-Israel or antisemitic won’t fly. “The message is clear: anti-semitism in any and all forms will not be tolerated in New York. And you can’t call yourself a progressive without making progress,” the Democrat posted to X.

The implications of this victory are far-reaching. This could empower conservatives in New York and other blue strongholds to go hard on anti-Israel candidates. It also sends a clear message to the Democratic Party: voters are tired of radicalism and are looking for more moderate, sensible leadership.

Bowman’s defeat is also a reminder that political tides can change quickly. The radical left may have had its moment in the sun, but Americans are quickly souring on their idiocy. What will this mean for November? We can’t be sure, but you better believe the rest of the squad is getting nervous.

This is a pivotal moment. Voters are clearly rejecting the extreme views of some Democrats and seeking leaders who represent their interests and values. We could be witnessing the start of a significant shift in American politics.

Key Takeaways:

  • Jamaal Bowman of New York is the first House member to be defeated by a primary challenger in the 2024 election cycle.
  • Bowman, a member of the Squad, lost to moderate Democrat George Latimer, who is pro-Israel.
  • This defeat could signal a shift in support away from anti-Israel Democrats and toward more moderate candidates.

Source: Fox News

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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