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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has only been a congresswoman for a few months, but in that time she has already established herself as a Democrat superstar.
From proposing her landmark Green New Deal, to eviscerating the US election process and using clips of The Office to mock her critics, Ocasio-Cortez has certainly shaken up US politics.
And now she has come up with the perfect word to describe moderates: "Meh."
She coined the term while speaking at the SXSW music festival in Texas last week to discuss a range of topics from capitalism to automation.
When asked about political moderates and incrementalism, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t hold back. She said:
It feels like moderate is not a stance, it’s just an attitude towards life. Like…
Ocasio-Cortez then shrugged her shoulders. She continued:
We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’ — we view cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude.And we view ambition as youthful naiveté when… the greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of vision.And the ‘meh’ is worshipped now. For what? Like, for what?
We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’ — we view cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude.
And we view ambition as youthful naiveté when… the greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of vision.
And the ‘meh’ is worshipped now. For what? Like, for what?
Forget the peer-reviewed papers & the 10,000 word long reads. In 60 seconds @AOC dismantles the politics of 'modera… https://t.co/bqq9Usz5pe — Aaron Bastani (@Aaron Bastani)
.@AOC’s critique of “moderates” is spot on.
Moderates are more naive than the visionaries if they think tinkering… https://t.co/RTTeutx9JU — Waleed Shahid (@Waleed Shahid)
Not sure AOC would agree with you there.
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