Over the past year, many members of the Democrat Party have made comments and supported policies which others view as radical and extreme. This is quite common amongst progressives who regularly rally for massive, “bold” reform which is set to cost the nation trillions of dollars. When asked about how their various programs, such as Medicare-for-All, student loan debt cancellation, and Housing-for-All, will get funded, progressives simply profess that they’ll tax the rich.
Non-extremist Democrats are becoming rarer and rarer. They’re also locked in a struggle with their in-party, progressive counterparts which are loud and vulgar. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez certainly falls into this category; the congresswoman also recently admitted that other Democrats dislike her being in office, as reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A Review of AOC’s Confession
Ocasio-Cortez spoke with the New York Times and bemoaned experiencing the “loss of innocence and naïveté” since her time as a congresswoman. This is actually very interesting talk for someone who takes massive shots at anyone who disagrees with her and makes countless untrue statements about a president she doesn’t like.
Ocasio-Cortez has also chosen to align herself with individuals, such as Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are known for their anti-Semitic rhetoric.
AOC’s statements on feeling unwanted and ostracized by many members of her own party read as follows:
“In many ways, I feel like I walk around with a scarlet letter because many members who just have any primary, whether I know about it or not, tend to project that onto me. In many ways, I feel like I walk through that body as a symbol of someone who should not be there and a threat to the way power is organized.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s admission that other Democrats don’t like her come amidst news that she’s likely to face a primary challenger.
Why Democrats Might Dislike AOC
If Ocasio-Cortez is, in fact, right about certain Democrats disliking her, it’s a situation which she’s created for herself. The congresswoman has called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), feuded with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and made some questionable statements regarding the functionality of government.
The few remaining Democrats who are not radical extremists are probably embarrassed that individuals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are the face of their party.
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