Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to get lippy with Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney, a move that he was not about to take lying down. Delaney went on to mock and challenge AOC to a debate for her mouthiness.
Gee, AOC really knows how to make friends, doesn’t she?
Delaney, despite being a Democrat, is not a fan of government-run health care, a point he made clear during a speech he delivered on Sunday to the California Democratic Convention hosted in San Francisco.
“Medicare for all may sound good but it’s actually not good policy nor is it good politics,” Delaney said. “This is called the battle of ideas my friends.”
“We should have universal health care, but it shouldn’t be the kind of health care that kicks 150 million Americans off their health care,” Delaney continued. “That’s not smart policy. I want everyone to have health care, but it’s got to be a plan that works for every American.”
The Democrat audience booed loudly after each statement from Delaney, and soon, the leader of the far-left chimed in on Twitter.
“Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who‘s a ‘frontrunner,’ maybe we can start w some general eliminations,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “This awful, untrue line got boo’ed for a full minute. John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away.”
Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who‘s a “frontrunner,” maybe we can start w some general eliminations.
This awful, untrue line got boo’ed for a full minute.
John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away 👋🏽 https://t.co/0RDOwbfcgv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2019
And here’s Delaney’s response:
Hey @AOC, we have the same goal, universal healthcare for everyone, we just have different ways of getting there. Healthcare is the #1 issue for voters, so let’s debate the way forward. Any show of your choosing. Healthcare is too important for tweets, we need real discussion. https://t.co/LDrWa9sZQD
— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) June 3, 2019
We all know that AOC isn’t going to take Delaney up on his offer of a debate because she has a history of being challenged to such discussions and tucking tail and running as far away from them as she possibly can.
Why would she do this? Because if her ideology and policies are challenged publicly,it will become even more abundantly clear that she has no earthly idea what she’s talking about.
Granted, this point really should’ve been made by now, what with all of the gaffes she’s had in her short six months in office, but there are some folks who apparently still believe she’s the face of the future for the Democratic Party.
That’s a scary proposition, isn’t it guys?
Source: Daily Wire