Alexandria Cortez: Democratic Party is Center or Right-of-Center

| January 21, 2020

Alexandria Cortez has plenty of bright ideas for the Democratic Party. (beforeitsnews/offthegridnews)

Alexandria Cortez stated that there was no “party on the left”. According to her, the Democratic Party is either in the center or right-of-center of the political spectrum. She commented on how they tried to get leftist initiatives voted on. But, to no avail. She also mentioned that there were other leftist members who are trying to get the Democratic Party to shift to the left.

One of the significant things about this is that Cortez is a member of a generation that doesn’t have as many worries about socialism as the older generations. Enter David Hogg’s comments about the pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond. These are just two samples of younger Democrat philosophy.

The Democratic Party is shifting further left and has been doing so for decades. The Millennial Generation, and Generation Z, appear to be more comfortable with leftist ideals to the left of what older Democrats are comfortable with.

From Fox News:

The Democratic “Squad” member also compared Monday’s gun rights protest in Richmond, Va., to the protests that followed the deaths of Freddie Gray and Eric Garner and questioned what she thought was the lack of police presence at the commonwealth’s capital.

There’s this gun rights protest that’s going on in Richmond … on MLK Day, but here’s the image that has [stuck] with me the most about that is that when we go out and march for the dignity and the recognition of the lives of people like Freddie Gray and Eric Garner,” Ocasio-Cortez explained, “the whole place is surrounded by police in riot gear without a gun in sight. And here are all of these people flying Confederate flags with semiautomatic weapons and there’s almost no police officers at that protest.

She then asked, “So who or what are our institutions protecting from who? And that image conveys it all, conveys it all.”

Police reacting differently towards conservative demonstrators than towards liberal demonstrators? Perhaps someone could answer the question for her.

Fox News has details here.

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  1. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    So dumb…she’s just so dumb.

  2. AW1Ed says:

    I’ll answer her. She’ll be a one-hit-wonder if she doesn’t dummy up funds for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

    And that would be a shame.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Given how she has ruffled feathers with Nanny Lugosi, I still think that she’ll still likely be a one-Term wonder. First the possibility of her being primaried still exists as well as that of her District being eliminated in the census. I’m certain that the top dogs in more than one political machine want her gone, namely Nanny Lugosi’s machine as well as those in NYC, remember her chasing Amazon away from setting up shop there?

  3. penguinman000 says:

    I’m reminded of the old adage “The way to change a liberal to a conservative is to mug them.”

    The younguns will learn. We survived the hippie generation and whatever all the commune types from the 1800s.

    It’ll be a bumpy ride in the mean time but it will get better.

    • David says:

      Survived them? Bullshit! Where do you think the likes of the Clintons, Alinsky, the leftie Congress, etc. came from? THEY ARE THEM!!

      • OWB says:

        Indeed. Keep asking if what we are seeing among them is the result decades later of all the dope they smoked back in the day. Short circuited brain activity?

      • Penguinman000 says:

        I think the root of the problem is conservatives abandoning higher education. They played the long game and have used soft power to lay the ground work we see today. We let the propaganda ministers loose in institutions of learning unchecked. Big mistake. However I have hope.

        What the liberals haven’t counted on is a decade plus war turning battle hardened men and women back loose into society. The young ones I served with up until my retirement in 2012 do their warrior ancestors proud.

        I witnessed these young men and women (not kids or victims like the media portrays) doing amazing things in theater. I’ve also watched them come back and start businesses, get elected to office, climb the corporate ladder, etc…

        These warriors know sacrifice, hard work, the cost of inaction and are willing to own hard choices. This generation of warriors will right the ship. Of this I have faith.

        They are our new greatest generation.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Idiot scrunt. I do wish that IDC SARC would step up and hit dat thang. Maybe it would calm her down. Or at least, shove something in her mouth to shut her up. C’mon man, hook a brother up. We need you to take one for the team.

    Again, I am not so amazed at her stupidity as I am the idiots that voted her in. I understand her district and so on and so on, but just….damn! And again, not ever having been a member of the FSA I don’t understand their mentality. I did not see a single Confederate Battle Flag in any of the videos on the news, or online. I did see a multitude of various LEO types, 10s of thousands of well behaved patriotic Americans, and multitudes of Old Glorys. I guess everybody there must have bought themselves and new TV set and some day glow shoes for Christmas since none of the store got looted during the riots. And BTW, you dumbass bitch, yesterday was NOT so much a 2A rally as it was what they call Lobby Day, the day earmarked for the citizens of Virginia to approach their Legislatures on potential bills to be introduced. I guess all of the Lizard Loafered Lobbyist were scared away by the citizens expressing their displeasure with said Legislators.

    What would have been cool, IMO, was if the 22,000 Armed Patriotic Americans that were in Richmond yesterday had of done what a certain Blue Fire Eyed Godly Soldier, whose Birthday is today, suggested doing after a little fracas in July of 1861 wanted to do…ie…March on Washington. Stack arms at the City Limits sign, march on in with pitchforks, torches, tar, feathers, rails and say, “OK we are here to drain the swamp and take our country back!” I would have expressed mirth at a high decibel level.

    Happy Heavenly Birthday to Thomas Jonathan Jackson, 21 January 1824 – 10 May 1863. An Artilleryman that would pray for your Soul as he destroyed your body.

    • rgr1480 says:

      …what a certain Blue Fire Eyed Godly Soldier, whose Birthday is today, suggested doing after a little fracas in July of 1861 wanted to do…ie…March on Washington. …

      Robert E. Lee:

      “…the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.”
      — Sir Winston Churchill

      “…the very greatest of all the great captains that the English-speaking peoples have brought forth.”
      — Theodore Roosevelt

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        ^this^ Celebrated Bobby Lee’s Birthday 19 Jan 1807, Saturday past. Raised a glass of Madeira in his Honor. Made a pitcher of unsweetened lemonade for Stonewall. We had a Regimental Dining In last Thursday, a Lee/Jackson Dinner if you will. Ike kept a picture of Marse Robert in the Oval Office and when questioned about it gave a most eloquent synopsis of his admiration for Lee.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    “people flying Confederate flags”?

    So this Utterly Dumb Broad, who has never had to really struggle for anything in her life, can’t tell one flag from another? I didn’t even see the Gadsden flag in the images that I saw online, but then, I do know what to look for.

    She’s from that part of generation that has the spoiled brat’s attitude that the world owes them, and they don’t have to do anything to earn what they want.

    There are others in the same demographic who will bust a hump to get something done, and who are willing to earn what they want.

    I see long term failures in every way for her and others of her ilk and perhaps they will be forgotten.

    Whereas those who aren’t the spoiled children will do wonderful things and earn the right to “make noise”. There are more of the second type than AOC and her ilk.

    • I feel like a real shithead not knowing what the Gadsden is until I had to look it up and saw the don’t tread on me flag which I am familiar with but didn’t know the name. There is a Volunteer FD motorized racing team out in Suffolk or Nassau County NY which I can’t remember which and are named the Rebels which goes back years and years and the stars and bars Rebel flag decals are on their racing rigs, And I should check out if they still have them on or bent to PC pressure from the NYS Drill and Parade officials. Anyone not familiar with these motorized drills can check them out on youtube along with the old fashioned FD drill competitions.

  6. David says:

    Per the Supreme Court the cops aren’t there to protect ANYBODY. But they are there to stop lawbreaking, and prevent criminal actions and violence. I suspect part of the reason the authorities had a minimal police presence yesterday was akin to the lack of cops in Charlotte; some of the politicos were hoping for an out -of-control conflict between right and left demonstrators. But they forgot something… the violence more often starts from the left than the right and in most cases, right-wing rallies generally are well-behaved unless provoked by the left.

  7. Poetrooper says:

    Well, you gotta give her this–she has single-handedly put an end to dumb blond jokes…

  8. Green Thumb says:


    Notice how she does not command the presence and attention she did in the past?

    I wonder if she could make a proper Old Fashioned?


  9. JFK was the last one that was a center of the line democrat.

  10. AW1Ed says:

    My pal AW1 Rod was in attendance and says no Confederate Battle Flags were in view, but numerous Gadsden Flags were a-flying!

    Not that a lot of Progtards could tell the difference.

  11. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    1. People of all races and colors were there getting along with each other.
    2. Many of them were armed.
    3. NO arrests were made except for someone who was wearing a mask.
    4. There was NO VIOLENCE.
    5. The Virginia Capitol Grounds were very likely left cleaner than before the Rally started, many brought trash bags and policed up litter, compare that to the aftermath of ANY liberal gathering.
    It was also said that Soros minions were going to be bused in, but if that’s true, their handlers must have gotten cold feet when they saw all of the Armed Citizens who weren’t going to be victims as well as the diversity of those present.

    I just wonder how hard the TARDOS in the DNC and its Pravda media will try to bury or spin the story on that rally to suit their propaganda? I only want to see them continue to toe their line on Gun Control because that will further cement the GOP Landslide in November!

    • rgr769 says:

      There was one arrest. A female was wearing a mask, and when she refused to remove it when the police ordered her to do so, she was arrested. Anyway, FOX reported so.

  12. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    (Pulls string)


    “The moonbat says ….

    Bark! Bark! Bark ….”

  13. Skippy says:

    Well thanks to her Blond Jokes are no longer funny

  14. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Now just where did that former mediocre Bartender get a Degree in Economics, some Diploma Mill?

    • Buckeye Jim says:

      Sad to say, my former employer—Boston University. Not a degree mill by any means, but ultra liberal like most higher education these days. If you really want to get depressed, check out what most high schoolers are being taught in social studies these days.

      • rgr769 says:

        Anyone as economically clueless as she is must have earned her degree using knee pads instead of textbooks.

  15. Slow Joe says:

    Wait. The “Ps” didn’t beat up anybody?

    Teh Racissss!!!1111

    [Edit: T’is post has been heavily self-censored to nut teh hurts anybody’s feelings]

  16. The Other Whitey says:

    Somehow, “dumb bitch” just seems depressingly inadequate to describe the magnitude of this chick’s stupidity. As my Grandpa would say, she wouldn’t be able to pour piss out of a boot if there were instructions printed under he heel.

  17. RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

    Her and the idiot from bezerkly share a similar problem, they’re both so stupid that they need reminders to breathe. I swear, a pissant’s got a higher IQ than she does…

  18. David says:

    Reflecting on this for a day: this reminds me of when they polled a bunch of upper-level media types several years ago. They were pretty much all Ivy-league, very well-to-do, extremely liberal Eastern types. But since they were all pretty much the same, they thought they were middle-of-the-road, some more conservative or liberal than others, but all pretty much in the middle. From her view ‘way out on the radical left, much of the Democrat party probably does look pretty centrist or even conservative. Let’s face it, if you can only see an inch and are standing at the 2″ mark on a ruler, everything past 3″ is unknown and incomprehensible. As Mr. Darville famously said “When you tell somebody something, it depends on what part of the United States you’re standing in as to just how dumb you are.”

  19. Blaster says:

    All of those guns on/in the march,, negate the need of police protection.

    Funny how that works.

  20. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Chiquita Guevara aka AOC, another product of the “Everone gets a Trophy” movement who obviously went to someplace that everyone gets a Diploma as well!

  21. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    With respect to the DNC she’s not wrong Pelosi and Schumer are about as far away from being progressive leftists as you can get and still not be a Republican…

    Anyone thinking Obama was a left leaning politician wasn’t paying attention to what actually happened during that presidency and which socio-economic groups most benefitted from his presidency.

    Clinton was as big a corporate centrist as you can find in either party.

    Bernie Sanders is the only actual progressive candidate with left leaning socialist tendencies in the field. He’s consistently been that guy for decades. And the DNC is still trying to do everything it can to tank his current campaign with help from their media pals.

    Biden is not a liberal, Liz Warren is not a liberal she’s an opportunist whose ambition taught her to steal from others, Mayor Pete is not a liberal…not in the sense that AOC and her generation see liberals and/or progressives.

    I understand why the Republican party would like to paint them as liberals, it’s a derogatory term these days.

    I would offer the concept that both parties have been shifting towards the center for sometime. The Republicans have very few true conservatives and the Democrats have very few true liberals, both parties have a much larger group of corporate based centrists, because frankly, that’s what wins elections these days. Both parties like big government spending, both parties like corporate concessions, both parties like using government to help run the lives of the people. No one cares about deficit or debt and no one cares about endless war in either party. They pay lip service to these things but their actual policy moves and positions put the lie to the lip service.

    • Commissar says:

      Exactly. Though I think Warren is progressive.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        You only think what your UC Berzerkely prods tell you to, let’s not forget that Warren LIED about her ethnic background to land a six digit salary teaching at Hahhvahhd!

      • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

        Warren is more opportunist than progressive Commisar. She was a corporate Republican until the age of 47. She pretended to be a person of color to get her white ass into a great position and she used that bullshit narrative to identify herself as a person of color on an official Government document.

        She’s as full of shit as Biden and no more progressive than I am.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        HOW do you identify a UC Berzerkely Intellectual?
        He’s the one who reads without moving his lips.

  22. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Chiquita Guevara aka AOC pimps socialism along with Bernie. IMHO Socialists minions are not unlike the crabs in this trap, they come after free shit and before they know it they’re trapped!

  23. OldSoldier54 says:

    And I thought only Blondes were known to have a 10&sup-9; torr vacuum between between their ears.

  24. Commissar says:

    She is right. The Democratic Party has been center and center right since the Clintons sold the party out to Wall Street and international firms in the 1990s.

    This is not really a disputed assertion.

    The voting record of establishment candidates on every issue is public.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      HOW do you identify a UC Berzerkely Intellectual?
      He’s the one who reads without moving his lips and saying “racist” every 30 seconds.

    • Hondo says:

      The Democratic Party has been center and center right since the Clintons . . . .

      If you actually believe that, you either (1) haven’t read this document, (2) have no clue what constitutes the USA’s political “center”, or (3) are as dumb as a box of rocks and are merely parroting what you’ve heard from your Party Superiors.

  25. Crucible says:

    When you’re all the way left the she-who-doesn’t-know-what-a-garbage-disposal-is, everything else looks right. JFK himself would get called a nazi by these folks.