"November is All About Survival!": AOC Freaks Out Over The Potential Replacement of Ginsburg Seat
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Shortly after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, freshman Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media to freak out over what the next month may look like.
She explained that voting for former Vice President Joe Biden is “not about whether you agree with him,” but about letting democracy to “live another day” because “November’s about survival.”
The comments came during an Instagram live session where she talked about why the November election is so important.
“I understand why people say, ‘I don’t vote. What’s the point?’ I really empathize with it. I’m not here to dismiss you. I’m not here to pooh-pooh you. I’m not here to say you’re wrong or that you’re a bad person,” she said.
“What I’m here to say is that this year, this election voting for someone — voting for Joe Biden is not about whether you agree with him. It’s a vote to let our democracy live another day,” she added. “That’s what this is about”:
Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that left-wing progressives have to “act in solidarity” for the “most vulnerable” people who have allegedly “experienced the violent repercussions of this administration”:
And the reason we need to do that is because, yes, the political middle is willing to sacrifice immigrants. The political middle, too often, is willing to play both sides when someone dies to police violence. Absolutely. That’s why we need to show up. We need to show up because if we don’t show up, those people don’t get protected. Our trans brothers and sisters will not be protected. Our immigrant brothers and sisters will not be protected. Our brothers and sisters who are not making a living wage that are working at McDonald’s and that they aren’t being paid a living wage or they’re working at Amazon and they’re being forced to work in unsafe conditions…we got to show up for them. That’s what we need to show up for.
“You are the answer. Mass movements are the answer. Millions of people are the answer. You are the answer," she said as she tried encouraging people to vote for more Democrats, leaving out the fact that Democrats have led the "oppressed" communities for decades and still haven't solved any of their issues. "And so I need you. We need you. Even in Congress, we can’t do it alone. So we need you to show up,” she continued, urging voters to “organize in their communities.”
“We have an authoritarian president,” she falsely claimed. “That’s what we have. He has no regard for the dignity of human life. He has no regard for law. He has no regard for justice. He has no regard for anything unless it personally helps him and his power and his money and that of the Republican establishment. That’s just what it is. It’s just what it is,” she continued:
So listen. On the left, there’s a lot of–there’s a huge diversity, right? And we get mad at each other. That’s the way it is because it’s incredibly frustrating. I get incredibly frustrated. You all know I get incredibly frustrated with my own party, too. We all have our disagreements. That’s fine because we all recognize that November–frankly I wish it wasn’t like this; it only serves to highlight the brokenness of our entire system–but whether we like it or not, November’s about survival. November’s about survival.
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