Here’s your friendly weekly reminder that, despite already being a staple figure in the far-left media, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t even been elected to the House yet!
The socialist darling has been wowing us all with her brilliant gaffes and inability to understand how the three branches of government actually work for months now, but she’s actually still campaigning for her seat in the House of Representatives.
To be fair, she’s likely to be a shoe-in, but many on the left are still vying to make her the face of the hip, new, totally Marxist Democratic party.
Now, in the midst of the fallout from Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation to the court despite all the Democrats’ best efforts to slander him out of a job, Ocasio-Cortez has added something radical to her already radical (not to mention, expensive) agenda.
She wants to eliminate the electoral college.
Because of course she does.
The Daily Wire reports:
Over the weekend, “the future” of the Democratic Party announced that it was time to consign the Electoral College to the dustbin of history because it was a “relic” of America’s racist past. The confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh prompted the declaration.
GQ Magazine’s Julia Ioffe noted that “two presidents who both lost the popular vote have now placed four justices on the Supreme Court.”
“It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic. https://t.co/00HZN3MI6F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 6, 2018
This is a throwback to the sentiment of Democrats in 2016…after the election, of course, when they suddenly disliked the Electoral College which Trump won. Before the election, when Clinton was predicted to lose the popular vote but win the Electoral College, of course, they loved it.
The Electoral College, of course, is one of the many systems our government has to prevent mob rule and help ensure that our government is representative of our entire nation, not just the interests of those in thickly-populated urban areas.
This is just her latest addition to an already radically far-left agenda, which includes:
Medicare For All
Improved and Expanded Medicare for All is the ethical, logical, and affordable path to ensuring no person goes without dignified healthcare. Medicare for All will reduce the existing costs of healthcare (and make Medicare cheaper, too!) by allowing all people in the US to buy into a universal healthcare system. What’s even better is that Improved and Expanded Medicare for All includes full vision, dental, and mental healthcare – because we know that true healthcare is about the whole self, not just your yearly physical….
A Federal Jobs Guarantee
Alexandria endorses a Federal Jobs Guarantee, because anyone who is willing and able to work shouldn’t struggle to find employment. A Federal Jobs Guarantee would create a baseline standard for employment that includes a $15 minimum wage (pegged to inflation), full healthcare, and child and sick leave for all. This proposal would dramatically upgrade the quality of employment in the United States, by providing training and experience to workers while bringing much-needed public services to our communities in areas such as parks service, childcare and environmental conservation….
Higher Education / Trade School For All
Roughly every 100 years, the United States expands its public education system to match its increasingly advanced economy. It’s now time to expand our national education system to include tuition-free public college and trade school….
Immigration Justice / Abolish ICE
It’s time to abolish ICE, clear the path to citizenship, and protect the rights of families to remain together….