As bad as you may think things are in America, let Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, D-N.Y., stand as a beacon of potentially darker times.
Ocasio-Cortez is working as a surrogate to get Sen. Bernie Sanders, a fellow socialist, elected president, and Politico reported this week on speculation about a potential bid of her own for the White House.
Only in America can a part-time bartender with no political experience, outside a dismal view of her country, not only be elected to Congress, but within the course of a year have media outlets speaking of her in presidential terms.
“As she’s drawn massive crowds alongside the Vermont senator in Iowa, Nevada, California and New York, 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,” Politico reported.
In effect, Bernie’s Army may become AOC’s Army, as the strange alliance between a 78-year-old white man and a self-described 30-year-old Puerto Rican “girl from the Bronx.”
Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, president of the California Young Democrats, is quoted in the article talking about the “future” of the party.
“The future of the Democratic Party is not Pete Buttigieg. It’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Kennedy said. “She has gripped the attention of fellow millennials across the country. The Green New Deal has changed the conversation on environmental action in the Democratic Party.”
Politico noted that chief among Ocasio-Cortez’s concerns about a White House bid is “Republicans are already putting in the work of driving down her favorability rating, much as they did to Hillary Clinton over several decades.”
This apparently taking precedence over her unquestionable lack of qualifications — then again, this did not prove to be a detriment for Barack Obama among Democrat voters.
While she’s not eligible to be Sanders’ running mate, that didn’t stop Ocasio-Cortez from envisioning such a possibility.
“It’d be an honor to be vice president,” she said last weekend in an interview with Noticias Telemundo. “Well, I can’t be his running mate, because I’m not old enough. I’m 30, and you have to be at least 35. But, it’d be an honor to be vice president.”
People laughed when I said this would happen.
— Anna Paulina Luna Congressional Candidate(R FL-13) (@realannapaulina) December 24, 2019
At the same time, Sanders told ABC last month that if he’s elected, Ocasio-Cortez would “play a very, very important role — no question” in his administration.
Of course, before Ocasio-Cortez starts thinking about leading the free world, she may want to focus on getting re-elected to represent the Bronx beyond one term, as one social media user noted.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
I cannot think of a worse nightmare than a Sanders/ Ocasio Cortez ticket, except maybe a Sanders/ Warren ticket. And these are the people that say our President is colluding with Putin! Sanders “honeymooned” in the Soviet Union! The push for full-blown communism in the US is here
— Eric Carmen (@RealEricCarmen) December 26, 2019
— Troublemaker (@Contrarian15) December 26, 2019
Actually, it’s a ‘dreamteam’, with idiots like those two on the ticket president Trump can win his 2nd term with two fingers in his nose. It’s like running against Jeremy Corbyn and Rosa Klebb?
— Alexander Cheshire de Toqqieville (@Malice_Toward_0) December 26, 2019
— Colorado Springs (@The__Snowman) December 27, 2019
She won’t win her district in a landslide next year
— D Santoro (@DSantoro1002) December 27, 2019
— loli (@LoliLoli2823) December 27, 2019
Crazy post! It’s only a distraction.
— N.A. (@msreboot) December 27, 2019
“triggered speculation”…In other words..we’re making something up to stir controversy…This is why people get upset with media..so much is just nonsense.
— Nanny McPhee (@NannyZazu) December 27, 2019
Nonsense? Perhaps. But, it wasn’t long ago when the idea of a full-blown Socialist like Sanders would be a top contender on a major political ticket.
CANNOT WAIT!! Perfect transition after a Sanders Administration <3
— Cheyenne ? (@CheyBlue_xoxo) December 27, 2019
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