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Politics AOC touts far-left vision for the Democratic Party's future

04:20  22 october  2020
04:20  22 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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" AOC is the personification of the future of the party , but the traditional Dems have always struggled to keep up, motivate, and inspire," said Natalia Salgado Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman New York lawmaker and democratic socialist who' s become a favorite target for the right, heaped praise on Sanders but

AOC was a new party . She' s a bright, wonderful person. Biden' s assertion that the party isn't there on Medicare for All is an open question, however. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that 77% of Democrats either somewhat favor or strongly favor a system in which all Americans get their

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be the future of the Democratic Party.

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The 31-year-old New York Democrat was thrust almost immediately into the spotlight after her upset victory against 20-year incumbent Joe Crowley in 2018. Her largely grassroots campaign focused on bringing a new economic message to New York's 14th congressional district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.

Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender before she embarked on her political career, openly describing herself as a Democratic socialist. In her short tenure in the House, Ocasio-Cortez has laid out an ambitious vision for the future of the country, advocating for plans such as the Green New Deal, a nationalized health care system, and country-wide rent control.

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For years, Democratic party officials and candidates across the country have relied on corporate patrons such as energy companies. As a result, many Democratic incumbents, along with their Republican colleagues, have obliged their donors and stymied legislative action on problems such as

AOC, who initially endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, has been one of the most vocal activists in encouraging people to vote President Trump out in November. With a strong social media presence, Ocasio-Cortez has warned her supporters to not only vote Democratic in 2020, but also not to get complacent if they turn out a victory.

“After we work to command victory in November, I need folks to realize that there’s no going back to brunch,” she said in a Twitter video.

Ocasio-Cortez was part of the historic class of 111 freshmen lawmakers which welcomed more women and racially diverse members than any other time in history. She also became known as a member of 'the Squad,' which consists of four progressive congresswomen who resemble a new generation of lawmakers, both in identity and political vision.

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It seems the party of John F. Kennedy would not even consider nominating him these days. It has moved so far left that even JFK’ s “A rising The immigration debate is at the center of our country’ s pivotal moment. The premise of the new “ AOC ” (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) progressive wing of

Republicans and conservative pundits often take aim at Ocasio-Cortez for what they deem as her radical ideas, but she's also strayed some from older, traditional Democratic leadership, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Trump and other Republican candidates have often used Ocasio-Cortez as an example of what the country could look like under Democratic control, painting a comparison of the U.S. to countries like Venezuela and Cuba.

Though a popular figure among the electorate who have shifted further left, some moderate Democrats have also distanced themselves from Ocasio-Cortez to hold on to their more conservative supporters.

Her small role at the Democratic National Convention this summer was noticed, but to some, seen as a big mistake for the party.

"AOC is the personification of the future of the party, but the traditional Dems have always struggled to keep up, motivate, and inspire," said Natalia Salgado, chief of civic engagement at the Center for Popular Democracy. "If they understood what they need to do to turn out our communities, they would have had AOC front and center."

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The Democratic Party is not a left party ," AOC said Monday at event in Harlem' s Riverside Church to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Or, it might look like the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, which, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, has advocated for the government to take over large

There’ s no question that since Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow squad members were elected they have driven the party much further left . For the people who've taken over the Democratic Party , he is perfect," Carlson continued. "Their plan is to ride him to power.

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