AOC says she might quit politics because the Democrat Party is not guano-crazy enough for her
· Nov 9, 2020 ·

Bolshy bae Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced over the weekend in an interview with the Q York Times that there's a 50% chance she will quit politics because the Democrat Party is not foam-at-the-mouth commie-crazy enough for her.

Here's the exchange:

NYT: You are diagnosing national trends. You're maybe the most famous voice on the left currently. What can we expect from you in the next four years?

AOC: I don't know. I think I'll have probably more answers as we get through transition, and to the next term. How the party responds will very much inform my approach and what I think is going to be necessary.

The last two years have been pretty hostile. Externally, we've been winning. Externally, there's been a ton of support, but internally, it's been extremely hostile to anything that even smells progressive.

Is the party ready to, like, sit down and work together and figure out how we're going to use the assets from everyone at the party? Or are they going to just kind of double down on this smothering approach? And that's going to inform what I do.

NYT: Is there a universe in which they're hostile enough that we're talking about a Senate run in a couple years?

AOC: I genuinely don't know. I don't even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn't even know if I was going to run for re-election this year.

NYT: Really? Why?

AOC: It's the incoming. It's the stress. It's the violence. It's the lack of support from your own party. It's your own party thinking you're the enemy. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you're bad because you actually append your name to your opinion.

I chose to run for re-election because I felt like I had to prove that this is real. That this movement was real. That I wasn't a fluke. That people really want guaranteed health care and that people really want the Democratic Party to fight for them.

But I'm serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher office and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere — they're probably the same.


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