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On June 26, community organizer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, conquered an aging, white, establishment Democrat for the nomination to represent a 49.8% Hispanic congressional district in New York (…this must be important because it’s New York). Consequently, Democratic Socialist National Committee Chairman Tom Perez declared Ocasio-Cortez “the future of our party.”
Well, my daughters — I have three kids, two of whom are daughters. One just graduated college, one who is in college, and they were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria because she really — she represents the future of our party. She ran a spirited campaign.
Why are conservatives mocking this? It’s his party, isn’t it? While Republicans debate whether to welcome remnant Democrats as refugees or demand unconditional surrender, the Democrats of the Future are inciting a revolution! under the banner of social democracy.
Let’s face it: the arc of history is on her side. Trump has poisoned the Republican brand, so the contest will be among the Democrat factions. The Hillary wing is too corrupt and the Obama wing is too conservative. After all, Obama failed to nationalize the auto industry despite his early efforts; and his conservative lazy fair economic policies led to today’s capitalist boom, exacerbated by Trump giving all of the government profit back to big business. America needs a more efficient government. Venezuela knows how to nationalize industries while remaining friendly to small businesses, enabling them to raise prices for their goods. In America, because Trump is deporting all the workers, employers are unable to fill their job openings. That’s inefficient. Keeping everyone employed and earning a living wage was never a problem in the socialist land where Bernie honeymooned; and just two months ago President Maduro raised Venezuelans’ minimum monthly salary to an amount that wouldn’t have been possible before the foreign capitalist devils were chased away.
The youthful Ocasio-Cortez comprehends the true meaning of social democracy and rejects old white people’s attempts to denigrate it. She’s not hung up on the 20th century, a time before socialism had worked out the details of omelet-making. She truly deserves to be showered with attention as a thought leader of the Democrat Party.