This weekend marked the official return of Senator Bernie Sanders to the 2020 presidential campaign trail after having a heart attack on October 1. To combat his age and apparent health problems, he invited young Democratic US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce him on the stage.
There she publicly announced her support and endorsement of the self-declared socialist.
Reports that AOC might side with Sanders began to flourish during the fourth and latest Democratic debate that was held on October 15. However, she told the press that she planned on making that support official no sooner than this weekend’s rally in a New York City park.
During her announcement, she explained that her support came because “Bernie Sanders fought for me,” but she failed to give specific reasons or examples of how he did so.
However, she gave a CBS News correspondent at the event a different reason for her endorsement. The New York congresswoman told correspondent Nikole Killion on Saturday that she chose Bernie because it proves that America will have to cross racial, gender, and generational lines to get the job done.
Killion asked AOC, “As a woman of color, why back an old white guy? And is this the future of the party?”
To which, the liberal enthusiast said, “I’m actually very excited about this partnership because it shows what we have to do in our country is that we have to come together across race, across gender, across generation.”
And we have to admit; it does look good for both Sanders and his squad-member supporter to team up. He is your classic older white, albeit Jewish, politician, while she represents women, those of color, and a generation much, much younger. Putting the two together makes both look good, in that they are willing to put aside their differences to work together towards a common goal.
But upon further inspection, it is evident that the goal is really all about getting more votes and doing away with everything America stands for. And the quicker, the better.
Killion asked if AOC had met with other candidates before choosing to side with Sanders. AOC said she had met with Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts as well. She stated, “she’s a fabulous candidate.” And continued saying, “Frankly, Senator Sanders, Senator Warren and myself are all on the same team in the party.”
Choosing Sanders and not Warren has made it clear the team is divided and that he may be just a bit more progressive and extreme than his female rival. It also proves that his ideas may favor AOC, and others like her a bit more.
Leila Ettachfini from Vice explains this by saying, “Sanders’ policy proposals on many issues that affect women could be considered more progressive than Warren’s – specifically when it comes to addressing low-income women of color.”
She goes on, “While Warren wants to reduce rents for Americans by 10 percent, Sanders supports national rent control. While Warren only recently changed her previously unwavering pro-Israel views, Sanders has condemned the Israeli occupation of Palestine since the 1980s. And while Warren’s newfound support of Medicare for All has left some questioning her commitment to the issue, Sanders has supported single-payer healthcare for decades.”
These policies also explain why co-squad members, Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar and her Michigan counterpart Representative Rashida Tlaib have also made comments about supposedly supporting the aging socialist.
The support of any one or all three of these squad members shows America just what AOC says, that racial, gender, and generational lines are, in fact, being crossed. But at what cost?
AOC and Sanders both have identified as Democratic socialists and ones that would rather see our nation’s constitution ripped apart in favor of a government that does everything for everyone. It would seek to take our rights and opinions and make them obsolete, while the government controls every aspect of our lives, from our schooling and medical care, right down to our housing and incomes.
As the left throws race out as the reason for so much hate, this alliance looks for all the world to be the answer to the problem. But really it is only a guise that will drive this nation into despair and poverty, but yeah, make everyone exactly equal, equally miserable.