AOC Throws Joe Biden in Front of a Train as the Finger Pointing Begins

AOC Throws Joe Biden in Front of a Train as the Finger Pointing Begins
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With electoral doom on the horizon, the already fragile Democrat coalition is starting to crack, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to bring out a sledgehammer. Never one to turn down publicity, she gave an interview to New York Magazine that included some pointed shots at Joe Biden and her own party.

Things started with her criticizing the president’s strategy of negotiating over the “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill.

AOC is living proof that rhetoric is cheap. Without Manchin, no bill can pass, so if she thought “all along” that he wasn’t going to play ball, then why try to include a variety of progressive measures in a package that didn’t have the votes? The answer is, obviously, that she’s an attention-seeking hack who doesn’t care about actually getting anything done, but I digress. That’s not a new revelation.

From there, the topic moved to November’s election and another critique of Biden, which is that he hasn’t used executive power enough to cram down his policies on the American people. She also suggested the president has betrayed those who put him in office.

Are you starting to see the pattern yet? Everyone and everything is at fault for the Democrat Party’s current woes…except AOC and her progressive pals. It doesn’t matter that polling consistently shows Americans have an aversion to far-left governance and care about things like stopping illegal immigration, lowering the cost of living, and protecting parental rights. AOC’s solution is always going to be more cowbell.

Of course, her advice is delusional. The problem for Democrats is not that they have lost far-left kooks as a reliable voting bloc. It’s that progressive radicalism has isolated normal Americans and caused them much pain and suffering. Biden has governed far more like AOC than any moderate Democrat in the House, and the results have been catastrophic.

AOC suggests it’s “not just about middle of the road,” but yeah, it pretty much is about that. You can’t win elections by just leaning into an increasingly radical base. When Donald Trump won in 2016, for example, he won because he expanded the GOP to include more moderate, blue-collar workers (many of which would have been pro-union Democrats in past elections). The progressive suggestion that going even more insane on policy and spending will somehow build a winning coalition is lunacy, backed by no data whatsoever. It’s like claiming that the way to put out a fire is to dump more gasoline on it.

I’m not sure if AOC is too vapid to recognize that or if she’s just playing her role, but in the end, what this boils down to is creating excuses for the approaching midterm bloodbath. No faction within the Democrat Party wants to take the fall for what is going to transpire. The progressives want to be able to claim that more far-left claptrap would have turned things around. Meanwhile, the moderates are going to claim the exact opposite (and they will actually be correct). Past that, once Democrats no longer have their majorites to keep members in line, the intraparty fighting is going to explode.

AOC’s interview here is just a preview of what things will look like by the end of the year. The finger-pointing is going to be epic. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show.

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