In a post-election interview with the New York Times, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Democratic Party for its incompetence and warned that the party would lose the 2022 midterm elections if the Biden administration did not make progress to the top post.
As Democrats worked to defeat Donald Trump, the internal suspension signaled that this left-wing representative in New York had vehemently rejected some Democrats’ pioneering notion of a progressive message around Black Lives and the Green New Deal movement. Congressional seats in last week’s election.
Ocasio-Cortez said the real problem was that the team did not have the “core skills” to run the campaign.
“Barack Obama has a reason to create a full-fledged national campaign tool outside the Democratic National Committee,” he told Estate Harendon of the Times. “And there’s a reason that when he didn’t turn it on or not, we lost the primacy of the house. Because the party – and by itself – does not have the basic skills and no amount of money is going to fix it. “
Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated the longtime Democratic politician in 2018 and won re-election in his Bronx district with more than 50 points, lost to Democratic President Prime Joe Biden and backed Vermont Senator Barney Sanders.
Since then, Ocasio-Cortez and his closest allies in Congress – a four-woman group known as the “Squad” that won re-election last week – have joined the party, urging grassroots leaders to encourage Biden and Democrats to down-ticket.
The war is over. The party’s failure to operate an online strategy “in a real way that demonstrates efficiency”, the Times told the Ocasio-Cortez Times, said it was hypocritical for the party to take forward criticism of progressive messaging.
“If I lose my election, and I go out and say: ‘This is moderate’ fault. Is it because you didn’t vote for Medicare on the floor for all of us ” and they opened my campaign and they saw that a week before the election I spent only $ 5,000 on TV commercials? “They’ll laugh. And that’s what they’re looking at right now, blaming Black Live for the movement for their loss.”
Ocasio-Cortez said grassroots leaders made big voters in Detroit, Philadelphia and Georgia and were critical to Biden’s victory, and that if the Democratic Party failed to recognize it and include the grassroots, the party would fall apart at the ballot box.
“It’s really hard for us to come back when non-voters think no change is coming for them. When they think people don’t see them, or don’t recognize their voting, “said Ocasio-Cortez.
“If the party believes that after 94% of Detroit Biden moved, black organizers only doubled and tripled in Georgia, after so many people in Philadelphia, did the signal from the Democratic Party win John Cassich? I mean, how much? I can’t even describe how dangerous it is. “
Kasich was a former Republican governor of Ohio who campaigned for Biden and supported him as a centrist who could get moderate Republicans back. Some places like North Michigan and West Omaha may have such an appeal. However, Trump defeated Biden by eight points and 1.5 million votes in Ohio.
The Ocasio-Cortez interview is full of freely shared open print impressions. Asked what his “macro takeaway” was from the election, he said: “Well, I think the central one is that we’re no longer free from hell.” Asked if there was anything about the election that surprised him, he said: “Part of the white support for Trump. I thought voting was off, but just seeing it made us realize what we had to do. “
Although there were concerns about the reliability of external polls with so many votes centered on the mail this year and the failure to vote, Trump won white voters in 2020, getting as much as he did at 201 in -1 15 points.
Ocasio-Cortez says the impending presidential transition and the first days of the Beadon administration will be crucial in determining whether the Democratic Party will permanently incorporate its grassroots progressive engine – or the way to defeat.
“So my colleagues need to understand that we are not the enemy,” he said. “And their base is not the enemy. The movement for Black Live is not the enemy, Medicare is not the enemy for everyone. It’s not even about winning any argument. This means that if they are following something wrong, I mean they are just setting up their own unconsciousness. “
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