Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other wide-eyed young socialists elected this month have already begun backtracking on their grand promises as reality sets in. Though their constituents were desperate for “change,” they are getting more of the same as the Nancy-Pelosi-led Democratic machine eats up the dreams of anyone daring to get in its way. Brandon Weichert explains what’s happening now at The American Spectator:
Fresh off their victory in the United States House of Representatives, the new batch of young, social democrats are goose-stepping their way up to Capitol Hill already.
The most prominent among these young socialist guns is New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She recently made waves when she bashed Amazon’s decision to split their second headquarters in two, placing one in her congressional district in New York City
Writing on Twitter, Cortez stated:
The idea that [Amazon] will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.
Unfortunately for her, the tech sector (and, specifically Jeff Bezos’ Amazon) overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party. What Cortez did was to effectively bite the hand that feeds her (and her party).
Cortez has become a frontperson for the overtly socialist “Sunrise Movement.”
The Sunrise Movement is an extreme, Left-wing environmentalist movement calling for a “Green New Deal” that would effectively end the fossil fuel industry and cause massive disruptions throughout the economy for the very same ordinary, working-class people that Cortez claims to defend
Because of her support for this radical movement, Cortez barged into Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office insisting that Pelosi disavow any support from corporations that benefit or contribute to global warming.
As recently as November 19, Cortez (whose chief of staff is a co-founder of the socialist group, Justice Democrats) stated:
All Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves.
In other words, Cortez was continuing in her calls for overthrowing the Democratic Party establishment. (This should not surprise anyone, since Cortez was a grassroots organizer for Bernie Sanders’ insurgent socialist campaign in 2016.) Yet, reports indicate that the day after Thanksgiving the socialist firebrand Representative-Elect, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, backtracked on her previous demands to overturn the Democratic Party establishment. Cortez criticized a letter signed by 16 Congressional Democrats stating that they would not support Pelosi’s bid to be the next Speaker.
According to Cortez, her “main concern was that there is no vision, there is no common value, there is no goal that is really articulated in this letter aside from ‘We need to change.
In just a month, Cortez has traded in her renegade socialism for the security of the establishment.
Read more here.