The grand IRONY here is that exactly THOSE Democrats who will do anything to keep AOC, her colleagues and their agenda off key committees … ARE those very forces that got Trump elected!
I’m quite sure they don’t get it … just as those actually believing H had a stronger popular support than Sanders did … which is patently ridiculous.
As we saw in 2016, many of the most influential Dems were willing to bend or break just about ANY rule to prevent Sanders from getting the overwhelming public support he had earned. “Leaders” effectively BROKE democracy right then and there — to get the result they had predetermined over a year earlier.
And it’s not that those still in charge don’t GET it, or just need to wake up or to be educated, rather they ARE, in fact, “the other side”: they represent the Oligarchy, pure and simple, and are in their positions precisely because they are defending those interests! They don’t even PRETEND to either seek out nor represent the People’s Needs.
When they STILL tell us that America is “not ready” for Single-Payer Healthcare, they are repeating what the Clintons have been telling us for over TWENTY YEARS!
Face it, for over two decades they have not moved us one inch closer to what Canada and all countries in Europe have. And if they keep making excuses it is because they DEFEND the monied-interests of private insurance and Big Pharma desperately clinging to OWNING the RULES they set up.
The fact that polls show that 70-80% of Americans want Single-Payer, seems not to phase the Democrats who simply do not know what democracy IS! The DNC brand of “democracy” FIRST and FOREMOST must satisfy America’s unelected Rulers. Period!
WHY, then, would they put Ocasio-Cortez into an important position? And … even if they did, … would they ALLOW a coalition led by her change the rules?? Or even to question them?
This will come down to who really runs the show, and many of us have known that for years. Effectively it’s about a War for the effective CONTROL of the nation — will it be Chosen by the People through a legitimate VOTE, … or will it be IMPOSED.
One good thing might come of this wrangling: the DP may once and for all have to show its true colors. And may the American People have the wisdom and guts to LEARN from it.