(Republican Party News) – Ladies and gentlemen, it really pains me to say this, but there are actually rare occasions when New York’s finest politician — I say that with an eye roll — Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is actually right about something.
I know what you must be thinking. The end of the world is nigh. I don’t know if it is or not, I just know that during a recent appearance on CNN’s Sunday program “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash asked AOC if she would throw her support behind Joe Biden if he decides to run for reelection in 2024.
According to The Western Journal, the 50 seconds following that question are very painful to watch, especially if you are, for whatever reason, still a member of Biden’s dwindling fan club.
“You know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024 …,” the congresswoman went on to say before suddenly stopping and attempting to change the course of the conversation.
AOC giggled and then told Bash, “I mean first of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority in 2022. So we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. But, um, but I think if the president has a vision, then that’s something certainly we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”
“That’s not a yes,” Bash pointed out.
“Yeah, you know, I think we should endorse when we get to it, but I believe that the president has been doing a very good job, uh, so far and, um, you know, should he run again, I think it’s … it’s … we’ll take a look at it,” AOC stumbled about like a blind man down the street.
She laughed once again and then said, “But right now we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.”
It seems that AOC is doing a whole lot of mental and verbal gymnastics to avoid confirming or denying she’d support Biden in 2024, which is really a non-answer to the question. And that is, of course, an answer in and of itself.
This is not a very solid endorsement. It sounds as if not even AOC is a big fan of what Joe Biden has done in the White House. Which, to be fair, is nothing. Hard to be excited about anything when the anything is really nothing.
🚨 @AOC is refusing to back Biden in 2024.
— NRCC (@NRCC) June 12, 2022
“Of course, Ocasio-Cortez is not a representative example of anything but the outermost fringes of politically viable leftism in the U.S., but the idea that she, one of the most recognizable names in the Democratic Party, won’t come anywhere near supporting Biden, speaks volumes,” the Western Journal reported.
“The fact that she’s undoubtedly avoiding it for exactly the wrong reason doesn’t change how damaging it is for the president,” the report continued. “Sensible Americans realize the fact that Biden’s administration has been a disaster for the country on every level — from inflation and the economy to an ongoing cross-border invasion to foreign policy failures.”
Now, let’s be real for a minute. None that is a real reason for someone as far to the left as AOC to oppose a second run for the White House by Biden.
“Although conservatives have been infuriated by Joe Biden’s sharp left turn since his reemergence on the political scene in 2019, AOC likely views him as too conservative. This should be a huge red flag for the American electorate,” the report said.
Yes, that’s right, folks. For AOC, Biden is far too much to the right. Is that not a terrifying thing to say? That’s how progressive AOC is. She doesn’t think Biden is far enough to the left. And this woman has a prominent role in Congress. It boggles the mind.
It’s also possible that AOC believes that Biden is simply too old to run in 2024. Which is a valid point. Biden, if he were to win a second term, would be 82 years old during his inauguration.
“That said, it’s almost impossible to imagine Ocasio-Cortez not supporting her fellow Democratic socialist, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, with whom her far-left politics are more in sync,” The Western Journal reported.
It seems there are a number of Democrats who are not keen on seeing Biden run again in 2024.
“The New York Times, which is more a newsletter of the Democratic Party than an actual newspaper for normal Americans, published an article on Saturday titled, ‘Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise,'” the report said.
The report kicks things off by saying, “Midway through the 2022 primary season, many Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024.”
The piece is then chock full of quotes from operatives within the Democratic Party who are opposed to Biden seeking a second term.
The Times then cited an article that appeared in New York magazine back in May, pointing out, ““No one seriously wondered about Barack Obama’s plans to seek a second term in the spring of 2010, or Bill Clinton’s in 1994, or even Jimmy Carter’s in 1978. (He got a strong primary challenge from Ted Kennedy, but there was never any doubt Carter would re-up.) In the past few months, though, many of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors — even as they pledge to back Biden’s reelection in earnest — have quietly started to poke around for alternatives in 2024, partly out of a sense of responsibility just in case Biden steps aside.”
While none of the Democrats who have spoken to the Times have said anything about the obvious cognitive decline of Joe Biden, there are quite a few references to his age, not to mention the writer’s point out the propensity for the man’s gaffes.
David Axelrod, the chief strategist for both of former President Barack Obama’s campaign spoke with the Times, saying, “The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue.”
“Biden doesn’t get the credit he deserves for steering the country through the worst of the pandemic, passing historic legislation, pulling the NATO alliance together against Russian aggression and restoring decency and decorum to the White House,” Axelrod went on to say. “And part of the reason he doesn’t is performative. He looks his age and isn’t as agile in front of a camera as he once was, and this has fed a narrative about competence that isn’t rooted in reality.”
However, when you look at the sheer number of flubs Biden has been making ever since he was a candidate for president, it becomes clear that he’s not in full health. We’ve witnessed him slur words, forget questions he was asked, looked lost and confused.
The promise of a potential reelection bid does not look good for Biden, as he stands no chance of winning without the support of his base.
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