A Civil War is brewing in the Democratic Party, and as you might expect, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and her “squad” are at the heart of it.
The controversial leader of the progressive extremists in the Democratic Party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is taking aim at a fellow Democrat’s opposition to scrapping the Senate’s legislative filibuster, which the GOP is using to stymie President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats from passing much of their agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez, the two-term congresswoman from New York City and the best known of the group of provocative and progressive House lawmakers known as “The Squad,” teed off against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who along with fellow moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia are opposed to the push by lawmakers from the left of their party to scrap the filibuster.
AOC dug her claws into Sinema on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” because the Senator wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post that said if the filibuster was nixed, there would be “repeated radical reversals in federal policy, cementing uncertainty, deepening divisions and further eroding Americans’ confidence in our government.”
Ocasio-Cortez charged that Sinema’s comments were “essentially an argument of saying, ‘Well why do anything at all, in case something in the future may change it.’”
“Frankly, here’s the thing, is that Democratic legislation, once enacted, is popular. Republicans have tried to gut Social Security. They’ve tried to reverse the ACA,” Ocasio-Cortez emphasized. “They’ve tried to claw back on legislation that has passed by simple majorities in the Senate, and they haven’t been able to because Democratic policies are popular, and once they are enacted, they are very politically difficult to undo.”
Ocasio went on to make her case that even if the progressive agenda is enacted only for “two or three years,” it is better than not accomplishing these things at all.
The filibuster, a longstanding Senate tradition requiring 60 votes in the 100-member chamber to advance a bill, effectively allows the minority party to block certain legislation. The Senate is currently evenly split 50/50 between the two parties, with the Democrats holding a razor-thin majority due to the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris. But the Democrats are nowhere close to obtaining the 60 votes needed to squash a filibuster.
Last week the Republicans – using the filibuster – successfully downed the congressional Democrats sweeping election and campaign finance reform bill, which was a top item on their agenda.
Democrats have a long history of eating their own. This latest rift between AOC and Sinema is more evidence of just how testy things are getting in the Democratic Party these days. Just months into the presidency of Joe Biden that they all worked so hard for, the Party of Jefferson and Jackson is slipping into outright civil war.
16 thoughts on “AOC Starts a New War Brewing in the Democratic Party”
She is a typical psychophant – she believes in what she sees and she is completely in the right. That makes her either an ardent enemy of our country or a complete simpleton. She would have done well as the leader of a youth Bund stifling voices of discontent or disagreement with her own version of ultimate solutions. Ignorance of history and the rights of the majority is no excuse. She is a liar and a victim – her roots as a bartender do no credit to her ability to deal with people now. NY has become the twin of Californian approach to social issues to its detriment and the detriment of the rest of the country. And world.
Come on, there has to be one nut in this country that will hunt this piece of crap down.
Really funny the Dumbocrats used it the whole 4 yrs of Trumps term but as soon as it backfires on them its bad or racist. Hypocrites
Maybe they can schedule a kool aid drinking contest . ( Jonestown) AOC can hand out cups ,
She lives to give away other peoples stuff !
She is Experienced , Smart OH HONEY smart !
Psychic she knows when the earth will end !
Like so many other know it all loudmouth twits
she is her own worst enemy . Inherently dumb !
She is a legend in her own mind !
Democrats are very mentally ill pata files and child molester special at all be put to death to save America
It appears that AOC’s Boston University cum laude studies were an Apex representation of social,
equity promotion and not high level scholarship. If she were a top caliber student, why did she
not hold a responsible job.? While there is nothing wrong with being a barista that is not
suitable training to being a US Congress person who understands little of critical thinking and
No, AOC, I don’t believe the dems policies are at all popular. Another democrat lie! The filibuster is there to protect both sides of the aisle.
I don’t know who voted for this crazy cooke. But she should be outstead from the House of Representaives. .These people want socialism throughout the United States. It never works anywhere else. What make he think that it will work in the United States. She is a radical that should be tried for Treason. When she took the oath for her office, she swore to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. Send her back to whereever she belongs. But it’s not in the U.S. And all of her squad. They are here under the false pretenses and have lied throughout the terms. They are not for you. They are only for themselves.
There is a reason they call her Sandy Occational-Cortex though that name overstates her brain power. MINI AOC was silenced, it was to close to reality she is a 5 yr old in an adult body. I wonder if San Fran Nan has set aside a safe space for her after her brush with death on 1/6 where she was no where near the capitol building. I wonder if the voters who put her in office are proud of her?
AOC should watch her own back. One of her own is liable to off her!
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