In recent days four extreme left freshmen congresswomen have become known as The Squad. They are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.
They are Democrat Socialists. Normally we would hear little or nothing from a few new members of Congress, no matter how extreme their views. They have become the darlings of social media. Even traditional media can’t seem to get enough of them. Nothing is too outrageous for them and those close to them. Moderates are compared to segregationists and child molesters. Federal detention camps are concentration camps, President Trump is a Fascist and Israel is comparable to Nazi Germany.
They have a bad case of Potomac Fever. The “disease” is common among. Symptoms include an inflated ego and an exaggerated sense of one’s importance. Not all that long ago, Ocasio-Cortez worked in a bar. Now she thinks she is the most important Democrat in the country.
They come from districts in which all you need to be elected is be a registered Democrat and have a pulse. This means they have little to fear from party leaders. They may continue to generate headlines but will find themselves more and more isolated.
Bernie Sanders took Ocasio-Cortez’s side in her dustup with Nancy Pelosi. He said she is the future of the party. That would please Republicans immensely.