Lately I have heard several times how Ocasio-Cortez is pushing Dems and Congress to the left. This is a big reason why we don’t get along. You refuse to accept how insulting it is to keep saying that you are responsible for pushing people to the left.
No one needs to ‘push me to the left’. We agree on principle. We don’t agree on process. The thing is, I have a good deal more experience and knowledge of the process than you do. That includes trying to tear down the system.
Saying I need to be pushed to the left dismisses and disregards all the blood, sweat, and tears I have shed trying to make change in my community and for the country in a more liberal direction. Saying I need to be pushed paints all the bruises and abuse I have taken from standing in the way of Republicans as trivial.
The infuriating cherry on top is that not only do you think I am not ‘left enough’, you actually believe that my battle scars are proof that I am useless in the effort to create a better, fairer nation, that I have ‘done nothing’, and I am “complacent” and need to “step aside”.
Step aside for someone who, judging from my conversations with you, voted for the first time a few years ago. Now you’re a Poli Sci expert.
So we don’t get along. We can’t get along because every time we speak you insult me. And you are fine with it.