Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) is an openly socialist (she means, Marxist) Democrat from New York City. In her short time upon the “stage” this novice of living, let alone legislating, has managed to create a political brand and a following and she just did something remarkable. She said something with which I agree.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) criticized the lack of mainstream discussion surrounding the recent sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden made by former Senate staffer Tara Reade, calling the situation a “silencing of all dissent” that amounted to “a form of gaslighting.”
“I think it’s legitimate to talk about these things. And if we want, if we again want to have integrity, you can’t say both believe women, support all of this, until it inconveniences you, until it inconveniences us,”
Ocasio-Cortez is careful to limit the context to the reaction by the Left (which includes the media). #BelieveWomen. It should apply to all women. Especially Democrat women, even when the accusation is against a Democrat.
Very refreshing and quite rare. Ocasio-Cortez surprises. Of course, she is no fan of Joe Biden. I have no doubt her coven of Marxists is concocting some fantasy by which Bernie rises from his departure from the campaign to seize the nomination.
Don’t give me that look, AOC not only believes in Communism but despite the extensive record of misery, destruction, death, and a failure to achieve any of its stated goals, thinks that she can make it work.
It is also not clear to me if her definition of “women” in this context is limited to the biological variety or applies to anyone who, at any time, decides – if even for a fleeting moment – that they are a woman.
Such is the problem with the Left’s politics, gender, identity, or any other. The mess they have made confounds itself such that the Biden accuser, which likely appears (to an outside observer) to be at least as “credible” as that of Christine Blasey Ford, is treated like poop on the Left’s shoes.
Democrats and the media have been walking awkwardly and refusing to make “eye-contact” since the news broke, as they look frantically for a place to scrape it off.
But it still stinks.
And she is correct. If Democrats “want to have integrity (at least on this issue), you can’t say both believe women, support all of this, until it inconveniences you, until it inconveniences us[.]”
Not expecting any miracles but then I did just agree with AOC.