Are you at all familiar with how convoluted and byzantine the primary system in New York State is? It’s not an accident, it’s the old city and state political machine at work for insiders, like Schumer and Cuomo. Trust me, the Ocasio-Cortez upset of Crowley, will be viewed as a flaw in their well-oiled machine, not a new and better upgrade. NY politics is defined as a payoff, waiting for an oppurtunity. Sleazy is the norm, not the exception.
That " NY state of mind " is actually worse for their 99%er constituents, than many Southern red states to vote in, factoring in the rules for primaries where the challenges to Neo-Liberals/AIPAC-Cons like Schumer must be initiated. Just ask Bernie supporters!
Why, oh why, does the National Democratic Party leadership look to a financial and banking sewer center like NY, for any kind of progressive policy? They don’t, of course. It’s only the dirty $$$, per usual. Which is counter-intuitive to the sentiments of the rank-and-file, currently. News flash for the Dimocrats: stop standing up for the likes of shape-shifting political opportunists like Sen. Schumer and sandbagging interlopers like Michael Bloomberg. They’re both perceived to be as toxic as Hillary and as disingenuous as Bill, once you get beyond Wall St. and over those creaky old bridges.