Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Daily Caller screen grab)
Just when you thought liberals couldn’t become further untethered from reality!
You may have thought that point of no return had been reached when the Left began championing the rights of mental patients who think they were born into the wrong body or the party’s field of candidates for the 2020 election turned out to be an assortment of far-left misfits.
But the final separation came in Friday with a report in Politico that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s work as a surrogate for Bernie Sanders was prompting buzz about a future presidential run of her own.
“As she’s drawn massive crowds,” the outlet fawns, “progressive insiders and activists are increasingly whispering about Ocasio-Cortez inheriting the movement one day — and running for the White House with it behind her.”
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It’s rather difficult to digest whether Politico is actually sensing a groundswell of support for the notion or the buzz is in the head of the author, Holly Otterbein.
Here’s The Buzz
Politico’s piece begins with a screaming headline: “AOC for president? The buzz has begun.”
The sourcing, however, is weak.
“Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez’s fans have also begun thinking about AOC 2024 or 2028,” the report reads. “At their rally in Los Angeles, chiropractor Samuel Aguilera predicted that Ocasio-Cortez will eventually run for the White House.”
“I’m excited about that. She’s intelligent,” Aguilera proclaimed. “I’ve got three daughters, and I’m excited that she’s opening up our opportunities for women.”
While proof of a buzz surrounding Ocasio-Cortez’s presidential plans is sparse, there is no shortage of fellow socialists and Democratic party figures heaping praise on her as the future of America.
“She’s an important national voice and adding her weight to the political revolution is a real coup for us,” one long-time adviser to Sanders stated.
“She has gripped the attention of fellow millennials across the country,” adds Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, president of the California Young Democrats. “The Green New Deal has changed the conversation on environmental action in the Democratic Party.”
If making a mockery of your own party is the future for Democrats then, by all means, the donks should keep holding this woman up on a pedestal. This is the same woman who recently complained that multiple health insurance choices were too complex to understand.
She is currently leading the party off a cliff, as evidenced by the impeachment charade and Trump’s polling numbers.
Furthermore, Ocasio-Cortez just turned 30 in October. The Constitution states that eligible candidates be at least 35. Meaning she would be unable to pursue the presidency until at least 2024.
That doesn’t mean she won’t play an integral role in the White House well before then if Sanders somehow defeats President Trump.
“If I am in the White House, she will play a very, very important role,” Sanders told ABC in November. “No question.”
If that happens, America may not survive until 2024.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession