Even AOC Thinks Democrats Are In Trouble In 2022

Even AOC Thinks Democrats Are In Trouble In 2022

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks Democrats are going to face a hard time in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections

In an interesting interview, the far-left AOC thinks the way to head off a coming red wave is far more spending and government control on a range of issues. 

Ocasio-Cortez made her remarks according to a New York Magazine article published on Tuesday.

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AOC: ‘This is really about the collapse of support among young people, among the Democratic base’

AOC believes that Biden’s low approval rating means her party will do poorly, including Democrats losing the House.

Her answer? Go ever further leftward to excite progressives.

“We need to acknowledge that this isn’t just about middle of the road, an increasingly narrow band of independent voters,” Ocasio-Cortez told New York Magazine. “This is really about the collapse of support among young people, among the Democratic base, who are feeling that they worked overtime to get this president elected and aren’t necessarily being seen.”

AOC and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus members have encouraged Biden to take up all sorts of left agenda items, from issuing executive orders on environmental regulations and loosening immigration policies to canceling student loan debt.

The new class of far-left Democrats are far more candid about their aims and strategies. AOC openly expresses the belief that more government handouts will turn into votes for Democrats: 

“If the president does pursue and start to govern decisively using executive action and other tools at his disposal, I think we’re in the game. But if we decide to just kind of sit back for the rest of the year and not change people’s lives — yeah, I do think we’re in trouble.”

Ocasio-Cortez also lamented the “lack of Latino representation” on the state and local levels, calling it “disgraceful.”

“I think it’s really disgraceful, frankly, the lack of Latino representation,” she complained. “And the thing is that this isn’t just about identity representation, it’s also about issue representation.”

AOC thinks even New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been disappointing – despite his Latino hires. 

“Frankly, even with the mayor, some of his Latino appointments have been homophobic and have been unrepresentative of the interests of our broader community,” she said. “Even on the state level, there is an enormous dearth of real representation of people fighting for Latinos.”

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Biden Approval Remains Low

An Axios-Ipsos poll conducted earlier in March found that Latino support for the Democratic Party had fallen due to inflation. Among Latino voters, Biden’s favorability fell from 53 percent to 49 percent since December 2021. 

A Grinnell College National poll released March 23 showed Biden’s approval with overall voters fall to a dismal 34 percent mostly due to jobs and the economy.

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