• Richard Easson

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mulling Leaving Politics For Good?

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated that her party has been seemingly less welcoming of her far-left socialist agenda.

During his campaign rallies leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump made sure to hammer home the point that a vote for a Democrat candidate equates to a vote for a socialist, anti-American agenda. Associating the Democrat party’s vision for higher taxes, defense of Obamacare, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and the embrace of the multi-trillion dollar Green New Deal that would run up our national debt and force millions out of jobs, among other leftist priorities, seemingly had an effect on the recent election as Republicans are poised to possibly retain control of the Senate, won more seats in the House and did extremely well in state legislatures.

When asked if she foresees a Senate run in the next few years, Ocasio-Cortez said “I genuinely don’t know. 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.”

When asked why, she responded:

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. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you’re bad because you actually append your name to your opinion.

I chose to run for re-election because I felt like I had to prove that this is real. That this movement was real. That I wasn’t a fluke. That people really want guaranteed health care and that people really want the Democratic Party to fight for them.

But I’m serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher office and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere — they’re probably the same.

Last Friday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough noted that the election was an “absolute repudiation” of the direction that the Democrats wanted to steer the country.

With the left continuously saying prior to election that there’d be a “blue wave,” Scarborough said, "There is no way to put this other than to say…Joe Biden winning looks like a one-off. This election for the most part was an absolute repudiation of the Democratic Party as a brand. Their brand doesn't work across most of America. It just doesn't."

Even former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang scolded his party for veering so far left on the issues that matter the most to a majority of Americans during an interview last Thursday on CNN.

Americans that actually care about this country and the direction it is supposed to head in should repudiate extremist politicians like AOC. The rhetoric we heard on the stage of each Democratic presidential candidate debate surely pleased the ears of the “Squad” and other Marxist sympathizers but should have scared every citizen that appreciates our Constitution and the freedoms that it grants us. As noted by the prominent liberals mentioned above, if the election is any indication, it looks like it scared the hell out of the heart of America.