At a town hall event this week in New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did her best impression of a pot calling a kettle black when she accused Republicans of being sore losers.
Apparently forgetting about people like Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams, AOC said that Republicans often complain about the legitimacy of elections when they lose the vote. She said this was one of the factors that led her to see the Republican Party as one that stood for tyranny.
“It’s quite tragic and it’s very sad that it’s devolved to the point that any election they lose is illegitimate, and any election they win means they can govern with impunity,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “That is almost the definition or one of the hallmark aspects of authoritarianism.”
Well then, Democratic Party: Thy name is authoritarianism.
Because Ocasio-Cortez is a “Bernie Bro,” or whatever you call them when they are women, she hasn’t done much to come to the specific defense of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to Trump. But in an Instagram video from August, the New York socialist did rail against the Electoral College – one of Hillary’s 8,934 excuses for not being president right now.
“Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?” Ocasio-Cortez said sarcastically in the video. “Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally. Could you image if we had this kind democracy-altering ‘fairness’ provision for literally any other group? If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?”
We’re sure that’s exactly the kind of system AOC would love, but we digress. The point is that by arguing against the “scam” of the Electoral College, she is essentially arguing that the 2016 election was “illegitimate,” which is exactly what she’s accusing Republicans of doing at her town hall event.
But that’s not all. Ocasio-Cortez has been a champion of Democrat Stacey Abrams, who despite calling her election loss to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp a racial sham, did indeed lose last year’s election. Abrams – TO THIS DAY – has not officially conceded to her opponent, and she maintains that the governor’s office was stolen from her due to all manner of vague fraud.
If Ocasio-Cortez wanted to call out the “authoritarian” impulse she sees in today’s politicians, she would have done well to start with Clinton and Abrams.