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AOC Is Just a Big Scam

AOC. Image Credit: CNN Screenshot.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC, being interviewed on CNN.

AOC Will Run for President—Sooner Than You Think: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made quite a mark for herself in American politics.

The popular narrative is that she’s a real upstart kind of a gal, like a chicer Jenny from the Bronx. She spent her twenties tending bar to pay for her New York City lifestyle and ended up running for Congress as a sort of side hustle. 

This Millennial go-getter couldn’t be kept down. Her side hustle turned into a full-time gig, or so the story goes, when she surprisingly defeated long-time Democratic Party leader, Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), and found herself as a real Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington. 

Earning the moniker, “AOC” (her initials) and having a great presence on camera and surely on social media, AOC became a rising star and champion of popular Progressive policies fast. One of the biggest problems that many Democrats had with her was the notion that she was inexperienced.

Yet, given her performance both in the election and on-camera, that always seemed like a strange complaint some made against her. 

Others lamented that she was too radical. Certainly, AOC belonged to the Far Left-wing side of her party. One of her first acts as an elected official was to march with a pack of environmentalists into Capitol Hill, storm then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office, and stand on her office furniture, demanding that Congressional Democrats vote on a “Green New Deal” to stop Global Warming. 

But, that was just for show. What wasn’t shown to the press after her tabletop dancing in Pelosi’s Congressional office was the likely sit down the young representative had with her party’s leadership where they probably read her the Riot Act. Since that early moment in her political career, AOC’s Progressive activism has been hollow. This isn’t just what an outside observer like me has noticed, but multiple popular Progressive activists across social media have been accusing AOC of basically selling out. 

Did she actually sell out, though? 

Because even though her persona is one of a political outsider working hard and standing tough for what she believes, she sought politics out. Long before she ran for office, AOC supposedly took part in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests which she claims piqued her interest in politics. She would later “audition” for the Justice Democrats, an activist group that had planned to “take over” the Democratic Party by placing their activists in elected roles throughout the political system. 

AOC read from a script to win their support; to become an empty vessel for whatever crazy idea this group had. She even hired one of the founders of the Justice Democrats to head her Congressional office for the first year of her time on Capitol Hill. How much does AOC believe and how much does she do for show? These are questions most people ask about politicians from either party. The key thing with AOC is how effective she is at winning over the hearts and minds of Leftist activists in her party while also carrying water for whatever organization she is in hoc to at that moment. For a while it was the Justice Democrats. Then it became the Democratic Party Establishment—and it continues to be. 

AOC Has Big Plans

Photogenic and affable, AOC likely has no intention of remaining a Congresswoman from a safe district in New York.

She enjoys the jet-setting life already.

And her ego grows the longer she stays in office. Therefore, she will not be content to sit quietly and mind her station. The more water she carries for the Democratic Party elite—and the more famous she becomes from her constant media appearances—the more compelled she will be to seek higher office. 

AOC is the embodiment of a large cross-section of the Millennial Generation (of which I am a part of). She appears to be well-meaning if a little green (as in inexperienced as well as environmentally conscious). Beyond that, she checks all the right boxes Democrats are looking for on many levels. AOC routinely spews the most extreme Leftist pieties while refusing to act in Congress on those beliefs (AOC has received much guff from the Progressive activist wing of her party for voting to expand the war in Ukraine against Russia and voting to increase the size of the funding for law enforcement agencies). 

In fact, these qualities make her more likely to seek the White House when she is of age, not less.

AOC is a pretender and a climber. This makes her dangerous both to her opponents and, more importantly, to the country—as she will say and do anything to get ahead. She seems to stand for whatever propels her career forward. She will not be stopped either, as she has a very safe congressional district and, as her star power increases with each year, she will find it easier to appeal to voters whenever she seeks higher office. 

The bottom line: AOC will be with us for a while. Yes, she will seek the White House. AOC might even win it because by the time she’s eligible to run, the country will have changed so radically that AOC might be viewed as a conservative. Just to show you how much the country’s politics has shifted to the Left, remember that in 2001 Joe Biden was viewed by The Guardian as being on the Far Left wing of the Democratic Party. By 2020, he was the president. 

Given this, there’s nothing really preventing AOC from having a real chance at becoming a US president. She will augur in such a radical shift for the country that we may never recognize the nation we all grew up in again, as she pushes for whatever crazy Liberal idea that her corporate backers yearn for. AOC must be stopped before it’s too late. 

Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who recently became a writer for Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower(Republic Book Publishers), The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (March 28), and Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.

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Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who recently became a writer for Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (March 28), and Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.