Thursday, November 29, 2018

RT - Ocasio-Cortez is a Progressive Fraud

Anya Parampil puts incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in question, explaining how as a candidate for the democratic nomination, she billed herself as a “socialist” and “progressive” which represented the next generation of the party—only to sell out upon winning office. Anya documents how Ocasio-Cortez has been embraced by corporate democrats, like DNC Chair Tom Perez, offered glowing praise for war-mongering Senator John McCain, and more recently, endorsed Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Daniel Haiphong, author of the upcoming book “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence”, joins Anya to discuss his recent contribution to the Black Agenda Report which accuses Ocasio-Cortez running a PR stunt to help Pelosi.

Everything is a slight of hand. The Democrats are owned by the banks and the military-industrial-complex and politicians who want to get anywhere have to work along with that, says Daniel Haiphong. KV.


Calgacus said...

She hasn't even taken office yet. So absurd accusations of fraud - based on very little - say more about the unreasonableness and lack of judgment of the accuser than anything Ocasia-Cortez has done or said. Sure, some things I like, some I don't. But get real.

Matt Franko said...

RT (Putin) has been bashing her... I posted another example a week or two ago...

Ryan Harris said...

Of course she does! She is clearly smart and ambitious and in this for herself as much as anyone else. Doesn't mean she won't be an effective politician. Representatives individually have very limited power, collectively they can do virtually anything. If she is going to work in congress she needs to be able to work within the system and among her colleagues to push policy in the direction she wants and that means being flexible enough to know when to make the best deal you can rather than holding out for your perfect deal. GOP and Pelosi have been famous for being inflexible but if Pelosi doesn't work with AOC, AOC will take her job and soon. She has political power like no other Democratic House member.

Konrad said...

I agree with Ryan Harris.

For me the jury is still out on Ocasio-Cortez.

RT's guest, Danny Haiphong, thinks that Ocasio-Cortez is a copy of Pelosi. That may or may not be true. What's not true is that all Democrats are faux-progressives who are owned by Wall Street. Certainly the Democrat leadership is owned by Wall Street. They are pure neoliberals. Freshman Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez have no choice but to grovel (at least somewhat) to these corrupt neoliberals, or else the freshmen will be treated as outcasts. No committee assignments, no special perquisites, no mention by the corporate media outlets . . . nothing.

Such is the nature of politics. If you are new to Washington, then you must be a neoliberal, or else you must eat a lot of sh-t. Otherwise you will be marginalized.

Ocasio-Cortez used the word “socialist” during her campaign, but she knows that the U.S. masses don’t want to hear that word. The peasants have been programmed to cheer for their owners.

So now the neoliberal Party leadership is testing Ocasio-Cortez to see how much they can seduce her. They desperately need neoliberals who pretend to be progressives.

Granted, there are red flags with Ocasio-Cortez -- e.g. her praise of John McCain and the ultra-corrupt Pelosi. But at least Ocasio-Cortez has remained consistent in calling for Universal Medicare.

Has she sold out?

We’ll have to monitor her.

Noah Way said...

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable. -- John F. Kennedy

Kaivey said...

I kind of agree, that she has to get into the system to change it. Let's see. It's the best chance at have at the moment.