Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns Joe Biden not to ditch progressives

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns Joe Biden not to ditch progressives

On Saturday, the Bronx native offered her congratulations to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, but slammed Democrats for blaming progressives after the party showed poorly in numerous Senate and House races that accompanied the election. "You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn't even know if I was going to run for reelection this year". I'm the guy that's the moderate.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed that she considered walking away from politics over the Democrats' "hostile" attitude towards progressive causes. That's also the damn thing of it. "Every single swing seat member that co-sponsored Medicare for All won their re-election, and so the conversation is a little bit deeper than saying anything progressive is toxic". I've been trying to help. And if we truly want to unify our country, we have to really respect every single voice.

While the media has exploded into ecstasy after they themselves declared Joe Biden the victor, before any certification, they have ignored the Democrat losses in the House. She further argued that Republicans will always hammer Democrats with "slogans" from activist groups, so the party needs to develop a stronger operation to counter these attacks.

"Externally, we've been winning", AOC said.

She's and her colleagues are not the enemy, she stressed. Externally, there's been a ton of support, but internally, it's been extremely hostile to anything that even smells progressive.

"This isn't even just about Republicans versus Democrats".

The Bronx native said that fellow House members should embrace progressiveness, stating that "they're just setting up their own obsolescence".

The tweet emerged as many across the corporate media landscape, including pundits and former high-level Democratic officials like Rahm Emanuel, unabashedly pushed a narrative that progressives calling for policies like a single-payer universal healthcare system or the Green New Deal are somehow a hindrance to electoral success.

Some Democratic representatives are warning against the danger to their party of alienating more moderate elements in the population. House Democrats participated in a conference call last week, where they lamented on losing many seats on Election Day and blamed progressive politics for those losses, the New York Times reported.

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