Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, after Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin essentially killed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, self-declared socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) slammed the “fundamentally undemocratic” way the Senate operates.
“we really need to create a governing environment in the United States Senate, make it tough, don’t go on vacation, come back, call the vote, have to stand in front of your constituents and say no, I’m going to take dollars, I’m going to take the food out of your kids’ mouths — make him take that vote,” Ocasio-Cortez declared. “They made us take the vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. It was a tough vote. It wasn’t easy. And we have to stop giving people get out of jail free cards. Enough. Enough. And it’s really about time that we start to get serious about governing, as well as leaning on the president’s executive authority, which I do not believe has been used to the fullest extent that the American people deserve.”
Translation: we Marxists want to give all power to the executive branch in order to bypass the messy process of democracy.
“I mean, it is unconscionable the way the Senate operates,” she added. “It’s fundamentally undemocratic. What we really need to do is crack down on the Senate, which operates like an old boys’ club that has a couple of gals in it that have managed to break through. We actually need to institute some institutional discipline.”
Translation: we radicals need to eliminate the old white men who have held our agenda back for too long. We need to institute an institutional purge.