It began when the Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy (R) introduced an amendment at a meeting of the Financial Services Committee that would force a homelessness bill discussed to meet "green" standards. "The Green New Deal is one that if you are a rich liberal from maybe New York or California, sound good because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has zero-emissions that are energy-efficient. , affordable and secure, "he said.
"When we talk about environmental concerns as an elitist concern, a year ago, I was a waitress in a taco shop in downtown Manhattan. I just got a health insurance for the first time a month ago. This is not an elitist Problem: This is a quality of life problem. You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell the kids in the South Bronx who suffer from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country. To the families in Flint whose children, their blood rises in lead levels, their brains are damaged for the rest of their lives, call them elitist, you tell them that these children are trying to get on a plane to Davos? e die! "
They are absolutely enchanting numbers. But they talk with the chord, which AOC has touched among liberals in the country. She is undoubtedly one of the greatest stars in the Democratic Party at the moment ̵
And the clip above shows why. Unlike some democrats who shrink when attacked by republican elitists, Ocasio-Cortez takes responsibility directly – by leaning heavily into his own personal story. It is a remarkable story of an incredibly rapid rise in the upper part of the national democratic politics. And it's a story not rooted in fancy schools or a stack of graduate degrees, but rather in AOC's own very middle-class life before being elected to Congress. It resonates with Democrats because it is authentic.
Then, as in the clip, it has been demonstrated that AOC is not willing to let itself or the problems she cares about stereotyped by the Republicans. Climate change is not about carbon footprint Al Gore leaves, when he jets in Davos to hold a speech, Ocasio-Cortez argues. Instead, it's about children in places like New York City and Flint, Michigan, whose lives are being adversely affected – and possibly permanent ways of lacking clean air and clean water.
You can see everything – smarts, the unapologic character and the passionate conviction – in that clip.
Politicians Creating Passion – Among Their Followers "Yes, but also among their opponents – is a very rare race. And usually those who make the most noise in national politics. Ocasio-Cortez is not yet 30 years old, but she has already achieved this status."