Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez geared up for the fight of her political career.
The outcome could decide everything in 2020.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez conceded one defeat that had Donald Trump smiling.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helped to resurrect Sanders’ campaign when she endorsed Sanders last October.
Sanders used that endorsement as a springboard to build momentum through Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada to climb to the position of frontrunner.
That all changed when Joe Biden stampeded to victory in South Carolina which sent the signal to the Democrat Party establishment to rally around his campaign to stop Sanders.
Former rivals Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg all endorsed Biden and establishment big shows opened up their checkbooks to fund Biden’s campaign.
That led to Sanders’ backers like Ocasio-Cortez trying to rally support for Sanders by claiming that nominating Joe Biden was the equivalent of waving the white flag of surrender.
Ocasio-Cortez contended that if Democrats nominated a stale, corporate-funded establishment candidate that offered a backward-looking message, it would fail to inspire the necessary turnout among the party base.
In a post to her social media, Ocasio-Cortez wrote:
To defeat Trump, it is going to take progressive, mass-movement politics that expands the electorate and fights for working-class & marginalized people. Turning back the clock may sound appealing to some, but we must recognize how we got here in the first place.
I understand disaffected voters because I once was one. As a waitress, I’d watch pundits on TV talk about how we didn’t need to improve the ACA much when almost no one I knew could afford insurance. Or they’d talk about how great the economy was when everyone I knew struggled.
And while folks on TV went on about how we don’t need substantive change in America because things “aren’t that bad,” I couldn’t help but feel lied to. Mountains of student debt. Friends working multiple jobs just to afford rent. Not one person I worked with had insurance.
There will always be people who make the case against transformative change. But today our generation’s prospects are worse off than our parents’. Today people are dying bc they can’t afford insulin. Today the for-profit caging of people is normal. I, for one, choose change.
What do they call doing the same thing over and over again,& expecting different results? If we do not run a strong, progressive candidate that directly addresses the core crises Americans face, we take a major risk. The time is now. Vote @BernieSanders.
Ocasio-Cortez’s plea fell on deaf ears.
Democrat voters picked up on the cue from their party establishment and flocked to Biden’s campaign which allowed Biden to win a smashing victory on Super Tuesday.
However, that victory may be a “sugar high” for the party establishment, may have stopped Sanders, and the party elites may have also handed the nomination to a candidate that cannot win the General Election.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.