Though she's poised to easily win in November, Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to make the media rounds, giving the sympathetic press "word salads" they enthusiastically devour. She's also continuing to expand her radical platform with more radical agenda items. The latest: eliminate the Electoral College. The reason? It's racist.
Over the weekend, "the future" of the Democratic Party announced that it was time to consign the Electoral College to the dustbin of history because it was a "relic" of America's racist past. The confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh prompted the declaration.
GQ Magazine's Julia Ioffe noted that "two presidents who both lost the popular vote have now placed four justices on the Supreme Court."
"It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic," Ocasio-Cortez responded.
Ocasio-Cortez is echoing twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has repeatedly called for ending the Electoral College after Donald Trump decisively defeated her in the election despite Clinton getting 2.8 million votes more.
Below are excerpts of some of the democratic socialist's other radical platform positions:
Medicare For All
Improved and Expanded Medicare for All is the ethical, logical, and affordable path to ensuring no person goes without dignified healthcare. Medicare for All will reduce the existing costs of healthcare (and make Medicare cheaper, too!) by allowing all people in the US to buy into a universal healthcare system. What’s even better is that Improved and Expanded Medicare for All includes full vision, dental, and mental healthcare - because we know that true healthcare is about the whole self, not just your yearly physical....
A Federal Jobs Guarantee
Alexandria endorses a Federal Jobs Guarantee, because anyone who is willing and able to work shouldn’t struggle to find employment. A Federal Jobs Guarantee would create a baseline standard for employment that includes a $15 minimum wage (pegged to inflation), full healthcare, and child and sick leave for all. This proposal would dramatically upgrade the quality of employment in the United States, by providing training and experience to workers while bringing much-needed public services to our communities in areas such as parks service, childcare and environmental conservation....
Higher Education / Trade School For All
Roughly every 100 years, the United States expands its public education system to match its increasingly advanced economy. It’s now time to expand our national education system to include tuition-free public college and trade school....
Immigration Justice / Abolish ICE
It’s time to abolish ICE, clear the path to citizenship, and protect the rights of families to remain together....