Former Vice President Joe Biden mimics shooting a gun as he speaks at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
I’d say Democrats are at a crossroads, but I’m not even sure that’s accurate. I’d say that they come to said crossroads back in 2016, and the path they chose was best summed up by Sen. Elizabeth Warren when she declared that the reason they lost was that they weren’t radical enough.
Apparently, the Democrat party took that to heart. Thinking President Donald Trump was an extremist, they opened the doors to their own extremism in an attempt to bring balance and in walked some of the most radical people the mainstream Democrats have ever counted among them. The most popular one, of course, was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Months ago, if you were to ask the Democrat party what AOC meant to them, they would have told you that she was definitely the future for them. She was popular, energetic, unapologetic, and camera ready to boot. Her massive, rabid following was the envy of Washington. Everyone wanted to be AOC, including Warren.