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(CNN) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not entirely wrong when she said, “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party,” in an interview with New York magazine.
In this country, however, the two-party system ensures a wide range of views within a political label, and particularly within the Democratic one — exemplified by Biden and AOC’s contrasting views.
The article goes on to state the following:
In the interview, the congresswoman who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens complained, “We’re not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does.” Nonetheless, she went on to complain that “Democrats can be too big of a tent” and that “they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard.”
The piece notes that “far-left Democrats — including AOC’s three colleagues in ‘The Squad’–” won in “very safe liberal districts.” Meanwhile, “40 mostly moderate Democrats” took seats from Republicans in 2018 making it possible for Democrats enjoy a majority in the House. Those victories gave AOC a voice, Harrop said, as “far fewer Americans would care what AOC has to say,” otherwise.
Harrop suggests that AOC might be “happier” in another party that allows her to set the standards, but it’s doubtful she’d leave “for the same reason that Bernie Sanders ensures he has the ‘D’ after his name whenever he runs for office.” Though she continues to bash the “party that gave her power,” the same party got her elected in her liberal district.
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