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AOC slams Dem centrists as ‘Tea Party of the left,’ suggests Biden shouldn’t be in same party

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., outspoken champion of progressive causes, lamented in a new interview that her own party is too inclusive of people with different ideas
“In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are,” Ocasio-Cortez said. When asked how she would fit in with a possible Biden administration, her initial response was, “Oh, God.”
But Ocasio-Cortez’s problem with the more experienced members of her party goes beyond respect, as she expressed an impatience with their tolerance for more moderate views.

“For so long, when I first got in, people were like, ‘Oh, are you going to basically be a Tea Party of the left?’ And what people don’t realize is that there is a Tea Party of the left, but it’s on the right edges, the most conservative parts of the Democratic Party,” she said. “So the Democratic Party has a role to play in this problem, and it’s like we’re not allowed to talk about it. We’re not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does.”
At the same time that she endorses creating room for other viewpoints, she complains that “Democrats can be too big of a tent,” and suggests that the Congressional Progressive Caucus in particular should start closing its doors to those who don’t have the proper leftist creds.

“They let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive,” she said. “There’s no standard.”
 

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“They let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive,” she said. “There’s no standard.”

Pardon me, but didn't this woman get elected via casting call?

 
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She's been destroying whatever credibility or fame she had quicker than Beto Rourke. By the time we are a few months out from elections she will be a nobody remembered for crying about junk and doing nothing for her constituents.

We already knew her Socialist faction of the party wanted to have Communist like ideological tests to make sure all the Democrats were in line. She seems to be under the delusion that the majority of the democratic party is as far left as her.

Biden is winning because he is the only one, at least for now, that appeals to most factions of the party. Her faction of the party has been dying since the middle of last year. I think I read that 9/10th's of her factions support comes from New York, California, and Washington state. You can't win an election with just those states but she doesn't seem to grasp that.

But unlike most people I want her to keep putting a foot in her mouth. If she can get her entire faction of the party to not vote for Biden because he's not progressive enough, than it means that AOC and her squad will be blamed for the party losing to Trump twice. This will result in the leading Democrats having no choice but to reform the party.

Maybe this can be the final death nail to Socialism that we failed to destroy back in the 70's and 80's.
 

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I cannot remember a single episode with AOC which wouldn't be both hilariously entertaining and illustrative of how out of this world delusional she is. Whenever I hear her name, I am running to get popcorn because I know I am in for a treat.
 

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This is why democrats will lose. On an individual basis if their favored candidate doesn't win the primary they'll give up and go home instead of getting behind the party's choice. Which means the only time they have a shot at the presidency is when their candidate crushes the primary and/or we're coming off two terms of Republican nest feathering. Biden isn't crushing anything except the shoulders of uncomfortable women and children.
 
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I never thought these clowns (sarcasm) could possibly get me to side and support Biden at the moment.

Yet here we are, honk!

🤡:messenger_ok:
 

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"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., outspoken champion of progressive causes, lamented in a new interview that her own party is too inclusive of people with different ideas"

I've talked at length at just how stupid this women is, but this right here is The quote.

How does anyone, in any party, ever take you serious again when this is the very foundation of this country?

Dumb just doesn't do this women justice. A new word is needed. Dumbnorant. Stumidorant.

This makes me wonder what her supporters look/sound/act like. Imagine a political discussion, or world affairs discussion. *shudder*
 

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"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., outspoken champion of progressive causes, lamented in a new interview that her own party is too inclusive of people with different ideas"

Its real easy.
Diversity of skin color good as long as its a black or brown body. Bernie gets a pass because he is the only socialist with any real shot at winning nationally.
Diversity of thought bad.
She's a bit slacktivist.

Grow a pair of boobs and leave the party then.
Never thought I would agree with you on anything, but you are spot on with this pne.
 
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A couple years ago segregation was all the rage among this crowd (see UConn dorm story). Now their queen is upset that they are becoming too diverse. Sure as shit sounds like a Confederacy sleeper cell has taken hold of the DNC in my humble opinion.
 
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The election is 10 months out. Hopefully her faction will accept Bidens nomination gracefully and unite behind him.
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Who am I kidding. Of course they won't. And if they feel that the nomination was "stolen" by the DNC then there will be violence in the streets.

We should not be surprised that she attacks Biden (or the rest of the establishment in the democratic party.)
She is a justice democrat and they openly state their mission on their webpage that their goal is to tear down the entire democratic party and rebuild it in their image.
She and the others don't care about the election or Trump winning. Trump winning is probably going to benefit them.
Their goal is longer term than just the 2020 election. Their goal is to destroy the party and rebuild it from scratch.

Pelosi/Schumer, you think AOC and friends will quiet down and help the party win 2020? Hahahahaha, Sorry but I have some terrible news for you.
Trump is not her enemy, you are.
 
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There’s a lot to admire about AOC but this look isn’t one of them. She’ll get it eventually.
 
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She's right, she and Biden don't belong in the same party. America having just the major two is one of its major flaws. Decades ago Biden would have comfortably run as a Republican.
 
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She is right though. AOC and Bernie would just be moderate lefties in most countries. Biden would be considered moderate right wing

America’s just skewed in general to the right that she is somehow considered radical
 
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She's right in a way. Biden should at best be organizing weekly bingo sessions and she should be bartending or sliding up & down a pole.
 

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Guys, you are talking about AOC who was disappointed that Ribbed Condoms don't taste like ribs.
 

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She is right though. AOC and Bernie would just be moderate lefties in most countries. Biden would be considered moderate right wing

America’s just skewed in general to the right that she is somehow considered radical
This is America. We don't really care about the rest of the world, or political comparisons.

America isn't "skewed". When your the gold standard it's everyone else that is skewed.

AOC is absolutely radical to America, and how it functions.
 

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This is America. We don't really care about the rest of the world, or political comparisons.

America isn't "skewed". When your the gold standard it's everyone else that is skewed.

AOC is absolutely radical to America, and how it functions.
Yeah it has always amused me when European countries with constitutions only a few decades old -- with content drawn heavily from the USA's -- want to lecture us about our form of gov't. The fact that communism comes from the heart of Europe only piles on the irony.

When your constitution reaches its bicentennial I'll perk my ears up ;)
 

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She's not wrong in that sense. Her and Biden are probably more different than they are the same.

However, she is wrong in her approach. She represents a bunch of entitled brats who feel they deserve to get 100% of everything they want, otherwise they need to resist and complain. It's completely unrealistic and will never win any real power.
 

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How close are we to having three major parties? It sure feels like after this election the Democrats will split into Democrats and "Peoples Party" (AKA justice democrats).
 

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I agree with her. There are no white democrats, only those who haven’t realized yet they are Republicans.

That’s identity politics for you.
 

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Have they ever been a major party? Pretty sure they are minor.
They're larger and have a longer history than the Justice Democrats. They also hold nearly all of the same stated values as the Justice Democrats, making the latter pretty redundant (assuming of course the Justice Democrats totally aren't a well-funded subversion of the Democrat party from within.... :pie_invert: )

 

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She is right though. AOC and Bernie would just be moderate lefties in most countries. Biden would be considered moderate right wing

America’s just skewed in general to the right that she is somehow considered radical

We are skewed towards limited government and personal liberty, as a result of our founders leaving Britian, and then defeating them, over British desire to oppress us via religious and economic means.

It's why our founders were so big on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms. Worth noting, our Federal government should be far less powerful than it is even now, unfortunately it has seized power [though still less than elsewhere] by abuse of the Commerce Clause and other methods.

The 'leftist' economics of socialism require levels of State control incongruent with personal freedom. It's only through this abuse and misuse of terms that US liberty has been somehow redefined as 'right', state control as 'left', and it's no surprise why the powers that be constantly propagandize state control as being good, since their greedy little paws want as much power as possible.

So now we're stuck with 'progressives from the left' that pretend the moral high ground while calling for state control and authoritarian measures... a bit more introspection may help one realize a smaller State allows more freedom of behavior, not less, and it's been America championing liberty for centuries, not Europe. One might also look at history and realize that once power is obtained by the State, shit inevitably goes sideways. But propaganda is a bitch, so here we are.

AOC being a 'moderate leftie' in Europe should scare the pants off of Europe. You're letting authoritarians rule the roost. But I suppose Europe has always had a problem with that. Now after setting the stage, and redefining words to their liking, they're coming for us.
 
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She's not wrong in that sense. Her and Biden are probably more different than they are the same.

However, she is wrong in her approach. She represents a bunch of entitled brats who feel they deserve to get 100% of everything they want, otherwise they need to resist and complain. It's completely unrealistic and will never win any real power.

Indeed. Joining a long-existing political party with hundreds of established members and telling them that they no longer belong is a hell of a thing. Very communist-revolutionary in a way, but it's not going to get you far in this country, I don't think. All I see the far left representatives doing in the Democratic party is tearing it apart and making it lose presidential elections.

"Democrats can be too big of a tent,” and suggests that the Congressional Progressive Caucus in particular should start closing its doors to those who don’t have the proper leftist creds.

“They let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive,” she said. “There’s no standard.”

This purity check-style gatekeeping is what's going to cause you to lose and be headed by the majority of people.
 
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Oh silly aoc, that was supposed to happen AFTER you take over.....
 

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How close are we to having three major parties? It sure feels like after this election the Democrats will split into Democrats and "Peoples Party" (AKA justice democrats).

I doubt this is going to happen because the split will condemn all parts of the splitting party to having very little power (compared to today) for years and years. It will be much cheaper to patch things up no matter how superficially and insincerely, but stay as a single party.
 
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I doubt this is going to happen because the split will condemn all parts of the splitting party to having very little power (compared to today) for years and years. It will be much cheaper to patch things up no matter how, but stay as a single party.
I also doubt it for the same reason. But I know this as a certainty - when you cave to toddlers' temper tantrums, they only get worse the next time you say no. So what happens the next time the kids want something that the establishment knows is a bad idea (like impeachment)? Will the establishment keep caving? Or will the squad, etc., finally start to listen to their elders? I can see the former as likely, but I cannot see the latter as likely (new party, who dis?).
 

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So what happens the next time the kids want something that the establishment knows is a bad idea (like impeachment)? Will the establishment keep caving? Or will the squad, etc., finally start to listen to their elders? I can see the former as likely, but I cannot see the latter as likely (new party, who dis?).

But that's what makes it interesting! Who knows what is going to happen, and I am dying to find out. I mean, yes, it's bad for the country, but at least that's something you can watch with popcorn.
 
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So is she mad because all the candidates are white and old?

But for real the infighting is really entertaining to watch unfold.
 
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