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AOC Warns Democrats: ‘We’re in Trouble’ for Midterms

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats will lose the House unless they address issues important to young progressive voters. (AP File)
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High-profile progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that Joe Biden got played by Sen. Joe Manchin on the White House’s Build Back Better agenda and the president’s nostalgia for backroom dealmaking could sink Democrats in the midterms.

“I have the utmost respect and confidence in the president, but I just felt like we called two different plays on this one,” Ocasio-Cortez told New York Magazine. “I think that there is a sense among more senior members of Congress, who have been around in different political times, that we can get back to this time of buddy-buddy and backslapping and we’ll cut a deal and go into a room with some bourbon and some smoke and you’ll come out and work something out. I think there’s a real nostalgia and belief that that time still exists or that we can get back to that.”

Those days are long gone, AOC said, and the only way Democrats can maintain control of the House is to do the things that will fire up young voters “who are feeling that they worked overtime to get this president elected and aren’t necessarily being seen.”

Read more at this New York Magazine link.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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