In what the Washington Post called a “highly choreographed effort,” Democrats tried to appear unified during the Democrat National Convention, but one rebel Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), dared to show, if only for a minute, the division in the Democrat party.
After two nights of the DNC, it is obvious the Democrats are making a run for the middle, leaving the radicals behind. Suspiciously, AOC was only allowed a single minute to speak during the convention, but she used her time to encourage the nomination of Bernie Sanders as the Democrat candidate, and never once mentioned Joe Biden.
In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crises of mass evictions, unemployment and lack of health care . . . and out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America.
The Democrat party has gone so far to the left to appease progressives like AOC, BLM, Antifa, and Bernie Sanders supporters in the last year alone because they had to. Bernie Sanders was winning in the primaries before the DNC and the mainstream media started attacking him. So, the Democrat party started pandering to the radical left.
But now the Democrats sense danger. They fear they can’t win from a far-left position, so they are shuffling back to the center. However, it is wishful thinking to believe that a move to the center would fool anyone.
So the Democrats are stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they move to the center, they lose progressive support. If they don’t move to the center, they lose the centrists and undecideds. But, they obviously are trying to sound more moderate.
And then AOC comes along and reminds the Democrats of their division and their obligation to the left and the social justice movement. She demands that they live what they profess to be. She speaks against the accepted narrative, pushing for a Sanders nomination.
“In fidelity and gratitude to a mass peoples’ movement working to establish 21st century social, economic, and human rights – including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages, and labor rights for all people in the United States.”
— 2020 #DemConvention 🇺🇸 (@DemConvention) August 19, 2020
The Democrat party wants to pretend that they are centrist and united, but the left will not be ignored.