The radical left is never happy with anything. They’ve already moved on to what they can complain about next. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently shared that she might be on her way out of politics.
She recently argued that Democrats have been sitting ducks who are more invested in the “outdated” Democratic National Committee campaign tactics than they are in social media marketing. She said their party lost so many seats in the House of Representatives because they neglected to go door-knocking or run Facebook advertisements. They relied solely on TV and mail to reach their voters.
Ocasio-Cortez said that her far-left progressive agenda is “not welcome” in the Democratic Party, and when asked if she is considering a Senate run, she said she just doesn’t know. She expressed her concerns regarding the Democratic Party and said that she’s been trying to help every single swing district Democrat she can. She said the Democratic members refuse her help and are not accepting her ultra-left politics branding as a way to win, even though some Democrats have sponsored items such as the Green New Deal and “Medicare-for-all” to win reelection.
“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. 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,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Ocasio-Cortez also said she may run for higher office or she may just try to start a homestead somewhere instead. The odds are “probably the same.” While pushing progressive politics, the New York politician also complained about how hostile the Democratic Party establishment is.
“The last two years have been pretty hostile. Externally, we’ve been winning. Externally, there’s been a ton of support, but internally, it’s been extremely hostile to anything that even smells progressive,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Ocasio-Cortez is not the first radical politician to complain about the Democratic Party. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang also argued that if the Democrats don’t change course now, they can expect to keep losing elections. He said that the Democratic Party has completely lost touch with the working class on improving their way of life and has focused too much on various cultural issues.
The polarization and division of the radical left is getting so bad that even their most extreme members are looking at throwing in the towel.