Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on upper-middle class, ‘soccer moms’: ‘That’s not America anymore!’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on upper-middle class, ‘soccer moms’: ‘That’s not America anymore!’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

[Ed. – Sound like her plan is to fundamentally transform America. Where have we heard that before?]

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that an upper-middle class “with soccer moms with two vans and stuff” no longer exists in America, The Daily Caller reported.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez discussed Democratic strategies and her idea of socialism in America during an interview for “Pod Save America.”

“Their heyday was in the ‘90s when kids had like Furbies and you had like soccer moms with two vans and stuff,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. “That’s not America anymore!”

The New York Democrat, who unseated long-time incumbent, Rep. Joe Crowley, suggested the older members of her party are out of touch. She said they don’t understand how rising income inequality has shaped the political landscape.

During the conversation, the rising Democratic star said her party is not investing in younger candidates.

She said that established Democrats are “feverishly working” on their own re-elections, but neglecting to support rising younger campaigns is why Republicans are winning. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez explained that these older representatives relied on a demographic that no longer exists.

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