The Democrat Party is giving Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) 60 seconds to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, triggering the far-left.
“Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the Democratic National Convention next week,” The New York Post reported. “The party’s progressive firebrand has been afforded the limited role while Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will get to deliver live, virtual speeches at the coronavirus-revamped event.”
The move comes as Democrats try to change the narrative surround the far-left ideology of both Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Biden has already said that if elected he will go down as one of the most far-left presidents in history and Harris is ranked as the most far-left Senator in the U.S. Senate.
“I only have a minute.
Sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, I did not choose it,
But I know that I must use it.
Give account if I abuse it.
Suffer, if I lose it.
Only a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.”
– Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
(and recited by Elijah Cummings) 💜 https://t.co/ul9CE7NriV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 12, 2020
The news caused many on the far-left to lose their minds on social media, decrying the Democrat Party as “arrogant scumbags.”
“Y’all gone fuck around and make @AOC shake the foundations of this entire democracy in 60 seconds just because you arrogant scumbags tried to diminish her impact,” far-left commentator Benjamin Dixon tweeted.
Y’all gone fuck around and make @AOC shake the foundations of this entire democracy in 60 seconds just because you arrogant scumbags tried to diminish her impact.
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) August 13, 2020
Another leftist journalist tweeted: “Wow….the Democratic Party is basically telling progressives to go elsewhere at this point. Bad strategy toward 40-45% of the party.”
One fringe activist wrote on Twitter: “I voted for AOC. Our whole district voted for AOC. She won 75-18. Giving her 60 seconds when a Republican gets a prime time slot is a slap in the face to us, not just her.”
“AOC gets 60 seconds to address the DNC. Rashida nor Ilhan speaking,” another wrote. “Meanwhile, Jeffrey Epstein’s pal Bill Clinton & his partner who gave us Trump in the first place will get to babble to their hearts’ content. The Democrats hate progressives more than they want to win.”
AOC gets 60 seconds to address the DNC. Rashida nor Ilhan speaking. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Epstein's pal Bill Clinton & his partner who gave us Trump in the first place will get to babble to their hearts' content. The Democrats hate progressives more than they want to win.
— Michael Salamone (@MichaelSalamone) August 13, 2020
Another far-left activist wrote, “Progressive AOC getting 60 seconds to speak at the DNC compared to Republican John Kasich’s headliner spot is a good summary of how the Democrats will, even in the most fascistic of times, ally more with the Right that brought us Trump than progressives or the Left.”
“60 seconds for AOC?! What?!” another far-left activist wrote. “BS How much time do Bill Clinton and John Kasich get? Cuz I could do without hearing from either of them.”
The Daily Wire highlighted Harris’s and Biden’s political views in in-depth profile pieces last fall:
- HARRIS: Harris is a full-spectrum progressive who supports a far-left economic, social, and national security agenda. She is fiercely defensive of abortion rights, supports curtailing Second Amendment rights, supports single-payer/”Medicare for All” health insurance, supports marijuana legalization, and favors sanctuary cities and other sovereignty-undermining, pro-amnesty immigration policies.
- BIDEN: Although Biden now presents himself as a moderate, centrist figure, the totality of his political career, overall, suggests that he is a firm leftist. Biden has dabbled at times in moderation, including previous support for tough-on-crime legislation and his longstanding stance that he is “personally pro-life” despite his support of legalized abortion. However, he has long been a progressive on legal issues, economic issues, and foreign policy issues, and even preempted President Obama’s “evolution” when, in 2012, he confirmed that he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage.
This piece has been updated to include additional information.