Analysis: What AOC gets exactly right about Democrats’ political problems

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He has made it abundantly clear in a Interview with the New York Times The passage of the House approval of the infrastructure bill and President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” measures over the weekend are simply not enough to deliver on the hopes voters have for his party. And he made most of his party He also gave a suitable solution to the current political problems.

“Democrats have a trifecta and have been unable to pass voting-rights protections,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so people can wring their hands and say ‘But Manchin’ all they want, or ‘But Fiery’ is all they want, but at the end of the day, what people see is the consequences of their actions and The results of the investment are their time.”

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I think that Correct Rights.

The average voter likely knows one thing about our current politics: Democrats are in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House. They are little familiar with the narrowness of the Democratic majority in those two houses. Or with filibuster rules that prevent any law from going forward without 60 votes.


It certainly isn’t for lack of effort by Biden. He apparently made a point during a Granthshala townhall late last month talking about the narrowness of the Democrats’ margins in the Senate. “When you’re in the United States Senate and you’re the President of the United States and you have 50 Democrats, everyone is a president,” Biden said with a laugh. “everyone.”

However, the reality is closer to AOC’s vision. In voters’ minds, they handed the keys to the state to Democrats, and they haven’t been very pleased with the results.

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans said Biden was not focused enough on the country’s biggest problems, according to a Granthshala poll released earlier this month. That’s why the same survey showed that among those who believe the economy is the most important issue facing the country, nearly 3 in 4 are not happy with the amount of attention that Biden has paid to it. .
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While there is some broad agreement on the problem facing Democrats, the party diverges broadly on the solution.

The view of most establishment Democrats, including Biden and his White House, is that he needs to focus more on selling what he has done to voters.

“I think the White House should do 25 presidential programs over the next two months just on infrastructure,” Sean Patrick Maloney said, chairman of the campaign arm of the House Democrats, earlier this month. “And we should do 1,000 congressional programs with those presidential programs.”

ie No However, Ocasio-Cortez’s view. She is not convinced that the Democrats have not sold their achievements well enough, but that the party has been too timid to push the envelope in legislative ways that get the party’s base upbeat and engaged.

“I think if we pass the Build Back Better Act, as the House passed, we have a shot at going back to our communities and say we delivered,” AOC said. “But this is not to say that this process will demoralize a lot of people because there have not been huge promises made. Not just in the beginning, and not just during the election, but that continues to be made. And this is where I sounded the alarm, because what really dampens voting is when Democrats promise they don’t keep.”

If Ocasio-Cortez is right, the next few weeks/months are going to be a bit good for the Democrats. The “Build Back Better” Law. The demands of liberal Democratic Sens are certain to be contested down in the Senate by West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Carsten Cinema (among others). And then it will be sent back to the House for, effectively a rubber stamp of approval – a move that seems to further alienate the AOC and some of her liberal allies from the process.

Add to this and you get nothing good for the Democrats as they try to find their level ahead of the midterm battle for control of Congress.


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