Now Democrats need to show it — in the voices they elevate and the people whom they grant real power. AOC's DNC speech was 60 seconds. One Time, The proposed rule change by the USDA “radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans.”. (Oct. 23). But she is not treated, by the media or even by her own colleagues, as someone who should be offered a quick rise to power — as Joe Biden was when he joined the Senate at age 30.

I see her speech as a statement of what she and many progressives will be seeking and doing regardless of who wins the 2020 election. Colin Powell, who enabled the disastrous war in Iraq, also enjoyed a speaking slot, as did Cindy McCain. Inviting millennial musicians like Maggie Rogers and Leon Bridges to perform doesn't cut it. For our country should be one of love and respect for all of us, a society that seeks the betterment of all in equality, freed from the past of injustice and inequality that has tarnished the glorious words of our Founders.

Certainly, Democrats have done the electoral math and realized that, as Hillary Clinton did, you can win by several million votes and still lose the election.


But that same base is getting fed up with symbolism over substance. I saw today that of those planning to vote for Biden today, only 36% were voting in support of him and 58% were voting to get Trump out of office.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was given around 60 seconds by the DNC to make a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) gave a speech on the House floor about Rep. Ted Yoho’s remarks towards her on July 23. From Harper's BAZAAR. Read Sen. Bernie Sanders' speech from the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery. A turnout voter adds to the Democratic side, but a switch voter adds to Biden and subtracts from the GOP ticket — which is likely how Democrats justify featuring a smattering of milquetoast Republicans at the DNC. The important thing for progressives is to vote and get rid of Trump, and then to.

Where's Julián Castro? Yes, Democrats need to persuade voters for this election. When the most anticipated speakers of each night are women who either aren't in office or have faced nonstop impediments from within and without their own party, you are looking at a party that needs a serious reboot.
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It is far from being the democracy it was created as. What message does it send when the DNC simply refuses to prominently feature the women and men who are clearly the future of the party? $5.00 Full text: AOC's speech to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. It happens every day in this country”. And the emphasis on bipartisanship, collegiality and fundamental decency stands in sharp juxtaposition to the hyperpartisan, cruel and deceitful Trump administration. And yet, the Democratic Party got only halfway there. When one of those women can literally barely get a word in edgewise because her time to speak is so brief, you are looking at a party on an treacherous path. She nominated Bernie Sanders in her speech, although she has already endorsed Joe Biden. Updated 10:23 PM ET, Tue August 18, 2020 .

I would suspect that 58% or more would be voting for Bernie and 36% would be voting principally to get rid of Trump. Almost every other politician who spoke was in their 60s and 70s.

One embraces democracy, while the other enables autocracy. If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. How has Trump had so many vacancies to fill? Transcript: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's DNC remarks. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S.