Aaron Sorkin Tells Young Dems To ‘Grow Up and Be the ‘Non-Stupid Party’, Ocasio-Cortez Gets Offended
It is no secret that the Democrats have been making a mess of things lately. The arguing, the name calling, and the finger pointing is getting really old.
I know many American’s are tired of the back and for childish behavior. I for one am ready to see an end to the Dems attempts to bully their way into getting what they want.
It seems they aren’t even willing to negotiate, unless the negotiating involves them getting exactly what they want and nothing more for anyone else.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin who wrote “The West Wing” sat down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to discuss the new wave of young Democrats who entered Congress following their election victories in 2018.
Sorkin called on young Democrats to stay focused on important issues instead of focusing on fringe issues, and of course, not everyone was happy about it.
Sorkin went on to expressed his fears that the dramatic moments by some of the new young Democratic members needed to end, and that the new young Dems must ‘grow up if they want to accomplish meaningful policy’.
Sorkin went on to say:
“I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people, OK? It’s time to do that. I think that there’s a great opportunity here, now more than ever, for Democrats to be the non-stupid party, to point out the difference that it’s not just about transgender bathrooms. That’s a Republican talking point they’re trying to distract you with. You know, we are — that we haven’t forgotten the economic anxiety of the middle class, but we’re going to be smart about this. We’re not going to be mean about it.”
Aaron Sorkin: The new crop of Dems need to "stop acting like young people" pic.twitter.com/qGZqWDpXi8
— jordan (@JordanUhl) January 20, 2019
As can be expected Dems were not happy with Sorkin’s idea of what the Democratic Party needed, including and not shockingly, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The congresswoman took to her Twitter to call out Sorkin.
News Flash: Medicare for All & equal rights aren’t trends.
When people complain about low turnout in some demos, it’s not because communities are apathetic, it’s bc they don’t see you fighting for them.
If we don’t show up for people, why should you feel entitled to their vote? https://t.co/oGRsG9NZV3
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019
This outlook on the Democratic party isn’t really a shock, they have been holding up negotiations of all sorts, and pointing finger at everyone but themselves. Though they are responsible for a lot of what is going on.
This dividing point with be a defining part in the 2020 presidential primary elections. As Sorkin pointed out in his interview, he prefers Sen. Kamala Harris or former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic candidate.