The focus on “promises of free everything,” is a losing strategy for the Democrat party, according to pollster Ken O’Brien.
O’Brien told Hill.TV host Joe Concha on Monday that he believes Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is wrong to make “promises of free everything,” heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
“I disagree with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on many points, and also on a condition of four percent unemployment or so, we don’t need to be guaranteeing jobs,” O’Brien said when asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s policy proposal to make college free. “There’s still a lot of economic opportunity out there, and I think that’s where the Democratic Party needs to focus, rather than promises of free everything.”
Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for one-time student debt cancelation, claiming the policy could see annual GDP growth on average from $86 billion to $108 billion.
When she’s not calling for tuition-free public college or the abolishment of ICE, Ocasio-Cortez is crisscrossing the country in support of progressive Democrat candidates. Over the weekend Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a ‘My Muslim Vote’ rally in Dearborn, Michigan alongside Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and Democrat Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed in support of progressive congressional candidates Fayrouz Saad and Rashida Tlaib.
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) head Tom Perez annointed Ocasio-Cortez the “the future of our party” in a recent interview with left-wing radio host Bill Press. The 28-year-old is a dues-paying member of Democratic Socialists of America’s New York City chapter. The far-left group recently called for the abolishment of prisons and national borders.