Democrats aren’t known for having the most common sense.
And this time, it came back to bite them when they decided to provide AOC a speech slot at the DNC Convention.
Unsurprisingly, her speech was laden with radical socialist rhetoric.
But what came as a shock is who she decided to nominate for President.
Hint, it wasn’t Joe Biden!
No, AOC decided to use her minute in the limelight to nominate Bernie Sanders for President.
Check out the full story from the New York Post:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez only got a minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night but she made it count as a warning that Joe Biden should not ignore the party’s far-left wing, nominating socialist Bernie Sanders and making no mention of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
“I hereby second the nomination for Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America,” the New York Democratic socialist said at the end of her 96-second address.
In her socialist rhetoric-heavy address, she spoke about Sanders’ movement to “repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia” and not once addressed Biden, 77, who will be crowned the party’s nominee.
“In fidelity and gratitude to a mass people’s movement working to establish 21st-century social, economic, and human rights, including guaranteed health care for all people in the United States,” she began, describing the US economy as one of “unsustainable brutality” and “explosive inequalities of wealth.”
Twitter quickly became ablaze in the minutes after her speech, with the term “Did AOC” trending as people tried to make sense of the speech.
Watch AOC’s full speech in the tweet below:
Twitter blew up in response to AOC's speech:
Many were right to point out that it doesn't matter how "moderate" Joe Biden really is.
He can't control the radical socialist component of the Democrat Party.
Vote for Biden, and you can be sure that radical Democrats, like the Squad, will be behind the scenes calling the shots.
In fact, the Guardian reported last month that Joe Biden's climate policy mirrors the basic elements of the socialist Green New Deal pushed by AOC:
On Tuesday, Joe Biden did something unprecedented for a Democratic candidate assured of nomination: he moved left. In a speech delivered from Wilmington in his home state of Delaware, Biden unveiled the most ambitious clean energy and environmental justice plans ever proposed by the nominee of a major American political party. The plans, which the Biden campaign described to reporters as “the legislation he goes up to [Capitol Hill] immediately to get done,” outline $2tn in investments in clean energy, jobs and infrastructure that would be carried out over the four years of his first term.
Forty percent of these investments would be directed to communities of color living on the toxic edge of the fossil fuel economy – communities that have also been among the most devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Biden proposes to pair these investments with new performance standards, most notably a clean electricity standard that would transition the United States to a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035.
Part of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, these plans are a Green New Deal in all but name. If you set aside the most attention-grabbing left-wing programs included in New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2019 Green New Deal resolution, like Medicare for All and a federal job guarantee, Biden’s plans broadly align with an approach advocated by the left-wing of the Democratic party. Firstly, like the Green New Deal, Biden’s plans reframe climate action as a jobs, infrastructure and clean energy stimulus.
After three decades of economic elites failing to pitch a carbon tax as a solution to the supposed “market failure” of greenhouse gas emissions, Biden has elected to focus instead on economy-wide performance standards as the cutting edge of decarbonization. And while earlier generations of Democrats wanted consumers to foot the bill for that clean energy transition at the gas pump, a position shared by Milton Friedman, Biden takes Keynes and Franklin Roosevelt as his intellectual and political forebears. Perhaps most encouragingly, Biden views the workers, unions and communities of color most impacted by the fossil fuel economy and the potential shift away from it as deserving special attention. In his view, climate action cannot be separated from economic, environmental and social justice.
This is, in the broadest strokes, the climate policy gospel according to many progressives. Biden’s plans draw upon the Green New Deal-inflected recommendations issued by the joint taskforce convened by surrogates of the Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigns, including Ocasio-Cortez. They also crib heavily from plans devised by Washington governor Jay Inslee’s climate-focused presidential campaign and are delightfully similar to policies drafted by Data for Progress, an upstart leftwing thinktank where I work. (Full disclosure: we provided research and recommendations to the joint taskforce and campaign.) Now, Biden would be wise to run on these ideas and staff up his administration to make them happen.
There you have it folks!
News like this should make the choice in November easy.