AOC is doing damage control. I expect a huge chunk of the left to fall for it.
In addition to what I’ve already said, remember, Jimmy Dore gave her her first big exposure to a national audience. She said she’d come back if she won. Instead, she refused to return his emails, and lauds the odious Pelosi as “Mama Bear.”
The oleaginous Hillary-sycophant Neera Tanden is now praising AOC as someone who exhibits “leadership.”
Everything about her screams Obama 2.0,1 except female and Latina. But so many people need something, or someone, to believe in, and they have gravitated to her.
Those who can not remember history… Or, fool me once…
- Adolph Reed, writing in 1996 on Obama: “In Chicago, for instance, we’ve gotten a foretaste of the new breed of foundation-hatched black communitarian voices; one of them, a smooth Harvard lawyer with impeccable do-good credentials and vacuous-to-repressive neoliberal politics, has won a state senate seat on a base mainly in the liberal foundation and development worlds. His fundamentally bootstrap line was softened by a patina of the rhetoric of authentic community, talk about meeting in kitchens, small-scale solutions to social problems, and the predictable elevation of process over program — the point where identity politics converges with old-fashioned middle-class reform in favoring form over substance. I suspect that his ilk is the wave of the future in U.S. black politics, as in Haiti and wherever else the International Monetary Fund has sway. So far the black activist response hasn’t been up to the challenge. We have to do better.”