Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests She May Quit Politics in New York Times Interview
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that she may quit politics in an interview with the New York Times released on Saturday, stating that she had considered not even running for a second term and that the stress and interpersonal hostility of serving in Congress had soured her towards serving in Congress.
“I genuinely don’t know. I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year,” admitted Ocasio-Cortez in response to a question about the possibility of her running for the US Senate. The freshman congresswoman went on to cite “stress” and “violence” as experiences that had
“It’s the incoming. It’s the stress. It’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you’re bad because you actually append your name to your opinion.”
Ocasio-Cortez went on to clarify that she did in fact ultimately run for reelection(which she secured last week) in order to prove that her brand of progressive socialism wasn’t a fluke, and would be sustainable as a political movement.
The progressive congresswoman has been feuding with Congressional Democrats in the wake of the election, which saw Democrats lose five seats in an election where they expected to pick up seats. The factions of the Democratic Party both blame one another for the poor returns, with neoliberals claiming that allusions to ‘socialism’ damaged Democratic prospects.
Bernie Sanders is at least a hardened ideologue willing for fight for the merits of his democratic socialist political ideals even if he’s met with scorn and rejection from the corrupt Democratic establishment. AOC seems to be little more than a textbook millennial narcissist who can’t accept skepticism and criticism.
With “leaders” like these, it’s no wonder the socialist-Left element of the Democratic Party is little more than an inept lapdog for politically ruthless establishment Democrats.