Progressive Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that Democrats lost multiple races across the country because candidates weren’t radical enough.
According to Fox News:
“Plus, on the election front. I actually think we have good news as well. I know that Virginia was a huge bummer. And honestly, if anything, I think that the results show the limits of trying to run a fully 100% super moderated campaign that does not excite speak to or energize a progressive base. And frankly, we weren’t even really invited to contribute on that race,” Ocasio-Cortez said in anInstagram story Wednesday evening, which has since been shared on other social media platforms.
McAuliffe held onto a single-digit lead over Youngkin in the months leading up to Election Day, but was ultimately defeated even after campaigning withPresident Biden, Vice President Harris, former President Obama, and other top Democrats.
He previously served one term in the governor’s seat from 2014 to 2018 and has been a close ally of the Clintons, serving as Hillary Clinton’s chairman of her failed 2008 presidential campaign. He also has ties to self-describeddemocratic socialists, including fundraising for Pennsylvania Senate hopeful John Fetterman earlier this year.
Glenn Youngkin offered a different theory behind McAuliffe’s loss, he didn’t pay attention to the key issues on the top of Virginian voters; education
“[W]hen [parents] heard Terry McAuliffe say…that parents don’t have a role in their kids’ education…this ceased to be a campaign, and it started to be a movement led by parents,” Youngkin said Wednesday on“Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “And while the kitchen table issues that are so important to all Virginians – low taxes and safe communities and great jobs – continued to be very much front and center, education really did become the top issue in this election.”
Naturally, it wasn’t long before people responded to AOC’s latest internet rant.
Yes AOC you’re absolutely right. The issue is that Dems didn’t push CRT hard enough. https://t.co/Mh9dXDFWa2
— Tsar John Douglas (@realJohnDouglas) November 4, 2021