Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions FBI Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division Michael McGarrity, during a House Oversight and Reform Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy and the adequacy of the federal response, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The reckoning of bucking Nancy Pelosi is slowly coming and a sign of that comes in an article over at CNN by Froma Harrop. In the opinion piece, Harrop writes that Alexandra Ocasio Cortez should leave the Democratic Party which AOC has complained is neither progressive enough for her and has too large of a tent for nonprogressives.
I knew this was coming. Seriously. I had a dream about it I think.
According to the CNN Op-Ed AOC should leave the Democratic Party…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not entirely wrong when she said, “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party,” in an interview with New York magazine.
In this country, however, the two-party system ensures a wide range of views within a political label, and particularly within the Democratic one — exemplified by Biden and AOC’s contrasting views.
In the interview, the congresswoman who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens complained, “We’re not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does.” Nonetheless, she went on to complain that “Democrats can be too big of a tent” and that “they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard.”
Perhaps AOC would be happier leaving for another party that let her set the standards.
Cortez, of course, is a Bernie bro-ette and does not understand why someone as white, lethargic and as old as Bernie, like Joe Biden, is beating him in national polls. Bernie is honest about grabbing as much wealth before people flee the country and that sounds cool to A.O.C. and her ilk. What she fails to realize is that Joe Biden has the same views but will do it slowly so we don’t notice.
Her criticism of the Democrats for not being as Pro Regressive as she and some of her friends in the cheer squad is incredibly narrow-minded. She does not take into account, as Harrop correctly points out, that the reason she is in the majority is not because of “her” movement but because Pelosi and the DNC recruited a bunch of milk toast moderates in close districts. If AOC had her way, she wins in her district but the Dems don’t win the majority and she is just a sideshow like Justin Amash but with better fashion sense.
I am convinced that Nancy Pelosi was not all about moving on impeachment but her hand was forced into it to shut down Cortez from getting whiney from the backbench. Now that Nancy has agreed to send over the impeachment papers to the Senate the fun begins.
I’m not talking about the Senate trial.
The Senate trial will go down in flames for the Democrat’s impeachment unless Trump decides to invade the moon. Nancy full well knows this.
The real fun begins to watch what Pelosi will do to AOC and crew for talking out of turn and not knowing your place.
Does Alexandria think the Democratic party sucks? Well I have feeling after the other side of the Capitol gets done roasting marshmallows on those articles of impeachment, Madame Speaker is going to start blaming some people behind the scenes. Namely, to her fellow Democrats who would really like to keep the House.
Who are they going to follow? Someone who became the first woman Speaker and hung around for eight years to do it again or someone who thinks it was a really novel idea to complain publicly to taxpayers that she could not afford to live in D.C. on $174,000 a year.
Cortez should beat the party elders to the punch of torturing her and leave the Democratic party before New Yorks primary and show them all how it is done. With her wealth of knowledge at twitter and Insta, she can lay the foundation for a new progressive movement to show those old dinosaurs in party leadership how it is done. Then after they lose the majority in 2020 she can resign and write a book and make lots of capitalist coin telling us how she made it.
Personally I can’t wait and look forward to who will play her and Joe Biden in the Netflix movie.