Yeah, Based On These Remarks, It's Pretty Clear Ocasio-Cortez Isn't A Fan Of How The 2020 Race Is Going

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Posted: Jan 06, 2020 5:05 PM

It shouldn’t come as a shock that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) isn’t a fan of former Vice President Joe Biden. He’s old, white, and a fixture of the old guard. He’s also not progressive enough. In an interview with New York magazine, she declared that she and Biden wouldn’t be in the same party in any other country and alluded that the current Democratic Party is too conservative (via The Hill):

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has highlighted the ideological differences between herself and former Vice President Joe Biden, telling New York magazine that she and the presidential candidate would not be members of the same political party in other countries.

“In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are,” Ocasio-Cortez told the publication in a profile piece on her published on Monday.

She added that she thought the Democratic Party is overly deferent to its most conservative members.

“For so long, when I first got in, people were like, ‘Oh, are you going to basically be a tea party of the left?’ And what people don’t realize is that there is a tea party of the left, but it’s on the right edges, the most conservative parts of the Democratic Party,” she said.

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“They let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard,” she told the publication.

Yeah, I mean the difference between the GOP and Democratic tea parties, if there is such a thing on the left, is that our side won. We actually made gains in the House, Senate, and governorships. We won the presidency. Lower taxes, fewer regulations, more jobs, robust national security, and none of this political correctness nonsense wins elections. Illegal aliens getting health care, destroying 150+ million private insurance plans, Medicare for All, tax hikes, fewer jobs, more regulations, and cancel culture is viewed as poison with most voters. My mother is a liberal Democrat and she finds the current 2020 crop to be utterly insane. If AOC is worried about turnout, well, her side’s agenda is doing a swell job. There will be no cross-party ticket voting. Independents are not supportive of this impeachment push or the core of the 2020 agenda. Health care for illegal aliens is not popular. Medicare for All’s support sinks quicker than the Titanic when you tell voters their current health care plans would have to be sacrificed. Folks, Democrats will take away your health care with this proposal. Period. It’s not popular. Only the most hardcore, Leninist factions of the Democratic Party support this nonsense and they’re not enough to win an election. Oh, they’ll turn out—but it will end up being a landslide win for Trump. Still, this is another swipe at Biden, the Democrats’ frontrunner. Will it get more intense if it becomes clearer that he will be the nominee in 2020? Will there be open warfare again between the progressive and establishment factions of the Democratic Party? Popcorn, please.