Ocasio-Cortez Bashes U.S. Voters
This is what Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez think of the American people.
In a recent appearance on the “I’ve Had It” podcast, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her perspective on the impact of political figures, specifically focusing on former President Donald Trump. According to Ocasio-Cortez, Trump serves as a manifestation of the insecurities harbored by certain groups, including men and White individuals.
During the podcast episode on January 16, Ocasio-Cortez engaged in a conversation with the hosts. She expressed her views on both President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, emphasizing the consequences of excessive identification with political figures.
Ocasio-Cortez contended that Trump embodies the aspirations and self-images of those who look to politicians as the embodiment of their dreams. Specifically, she stated that Trump reinforces the notions of masculinity for insecure men, ideas of wealth for insecure individuals, and notions of race for insecure White individuals. The congresswoman highlighted the danger of seeking all aspects of identity affirmation solely from politics, cautioning against the emergence of demagogues.
In response to a comment on “internalized misogyny,” Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the role of insecurities in shaping people’s perspectives on various aspects. She contrasted Trump’s approach with that of Biden, commending the latter for not symbolizing psychological aspects to the same extent. Despite her disagreements with Biden on certain issues, such as his handling of the war in Gaza, Ocasio-Cortez expressed her commitment to prioritizing the broader interests of the country in the upcoming 2024 election.
While endorsing President Joe Biden for another term, Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged internal differences within the left-leaning No Excuses PAC, which had previously urged Biden to step aside. The PAC, led by Ocasio-Cortez’s former comms director Corbin Trent, conveyed a message in an ad, suggesting that Biden’s legacy could be tarnished if he clings to power, invoking the potential threat to democracy. Ocasio-Cortez underscored the importance of resisting a growing fascist movement in the country and emphasized the role of community organizing and solidarity outside of electoral politics.