Campaigning with aging Communist and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in Iowa over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dismissed concerns from establishment Democrats that radicals like herself and Sanders are moving the Democrat Party “too far left.” Instead, she claimed they are “bringing the party home.”
“When people try to accuse us of going too far left — we’re not pushing the party left,” Ocasio-Cortez, otherwise known as AOC, told a crowd in Coralville, Iowa. “We are bringing the party home.”
“Are you all ready for a revolution?” she added. “I sure am.” So are her fellow freshmen representatives known as “The Squad”: Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley — extremists all. Not to mention older radicals like Sanders and his competitor Elizabeth Warren.
That’s because the Democrat Party has become the party of rebranded Communism. Their aim is the “fundamental transformation,” as Barack Obama notoriously put it, of the United States, including its economic transformation from capitalism to socialism.
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“The reason we are in this crisis is because oil and gas has been one of the most profitable industries of the modern era and when we talk about fighting money in politics what we’re talking about is fighting big oil. We’re talking about fighting Wall Street. We’re talking about fighting big pharma.” Suggesting that the only way to get “get through this moment” [i.e., the Donald Trump presidency] was to “guarantee” health care to every American.”
“Here’s the thing, is that we can beat him but we have to vaccinate ourselves against something like this [Trump’s 2016 election victory] ever happening again, and the way we inoculate ourselves … from late-stage hyper capitalistic concentration of wealth among the very, very few is with a labor movement.”
Asserting also that “the way we inoculate ourselves from continuing to burn up our planet … is by honoring indigenous wisdom and allowing it to guide our climate policy,”
“The way that we preserve our systems is by transitioning to principles of universality. That means I want you clothed, I want you educated, I want you paid a living wage — no ifs, ands, or buts. And what that also means … is directly, consciously, combating white supremacy in the United States of America.”
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