Outgoing Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill (MO) isn’t Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s biggest fan.
Claire, like dozens and dozens of millions of Americans, believes AOC’s policies are too far left.
She also says that since AOC, a self-proclaimed Democrat Socialist, is so far left, she’s causing people to flee the Democrat Party.
Alexandria isn’t pleased.
McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who’s in her final days in office after losing her bid for a third Senate term, told CNN in a wide-ranging interview that her party must begin to focus and deliver on real issues to attract independent and white working class voters — not pie-in-the-sky policy ideas, such as tuition-free college, that have little chance of becoming law. Her concern: Voters grow cynical after hearing campaign promises that never go anywhere, empowering forces like President Donald Trump to rail against Washington for failed promises, as he did in 2016.
Democrats, she suggested, should be cautious about the rise of politicians like the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, who vanquished a Democratic leader, Joe Crowley, in her primary, and have vowed sweeping changes in policy.
McCaskill: “I don’t know her. I’m a little confused why she’s the thing. But it’s a good example of what I’m talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman.“
“And so she’s now talked about a lot. I’m not sure what she’s done yet to generate that kind of enthusiasm, but I wish her well. I hope she hangs the moon.“
“But I hope she also realizes that the parts of the country that are rejecting the Democratic Party, like a whole lot of white working class voters, need to hear about how their work is going to be respected, and the dignity of their jobs, and how we can really stick to issues that we can actually accomplish something on.“
More McCaskill on “what’s her name” Ocasio-Cortez:
From Daily Wire:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) warned against nominating “far-left” Democrats like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week, saying that candidates like her “have not been in a place where the math is unforgiving to” their political views.
McCaskill made the remarks while appearing on a Thursday podcast with The New York Times where she blamed her loss on “irritating” pro-abortion activists and also warned against nominating far-left Democrats.
McCaskill: “What’s her name, [the one] everybody’s fascinated with from New York? I hope she listens to people who defeated Republicans because it’s the people who defeated Republicans in this election that we need to be emulating. Not the people who defeated Democrats in primaries” in deep blue districts.“
“They’re so passionate about their beliefs they feel if everyone would just be more pure, more people would come to the cause, and many of them have not been in a place where the math is unforgiving to that concept. And so, I just want to make sure that we don’t make a mistake and go so far to the left in nominating a candidate that we lose all those white working-class voters that have been a huge part of our party decades ago.“
“We have an opportunity in 2020 as long as we don’t go so far-left off the side of the earth that we alienate those people that, when they hear the word ‘free college,’ they hear that phrase, they think, ‘Oh, look, they’re giving away something to other people besides me again. I had to earn mine. Why aren’t they having to earn theirs?’ That thing is real. Sometimes, going too far, we turn off people and make election victories impossible.“
Sen. McCaskill says @Ocasio2018 and other freshman Dems are too "far left" and too focused on being "pure."
McCaskill (10/29/18) on migrant 'caravan:' “Stop them at the border. I do not want our borders overrun. And I support the president’s efforts to make sure they’re not." pic.twitter.com/EYHtG6GjEM
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) December 20, 2018
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld has some thoughts on Alexandria:
This is what happens when you run on slogans and know nothing about actual policy or how things work.
Check out AOC’s tweet on “death panels”…
Actually, we have for-profit “death panels” now: they are companies + boards saying you’re on your own bc they won’t cover a critical procedure or medicine.
Maybe if the GOP stopped hiding behind this “socialist” rock they love to throw, they’d actually engage on-issue for once. https://t.co/4P2TrflkFX
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 2, 2018
Then see how quickly she gets destroyed…
But commercial insurance gives people choices about what coverages they want & decide to pay for
Your single payer nightmare will replace that with a one size fits none "choice" decided by faceless bureaucrats
Coverage for all
Treatment for few
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) December 2, 2018
Dear everyone hollering that things will be better when the govt gives coverage to everyone for everything
That doesn't work where you say it does, ask the Brits how they love the #NHS
You're all playing the Other People's $$$ will pay for it game
Free Healthcare ain't free
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) December 2, 2018