There are many problems with the leadership of today’s Democratic Party. For starters, it wants to endlessly raise taxes to fund far-left social programs. That’s not to mention Democrats’ interest in controlling people’s medical decisions and railroading them into buying electric vehicles.
These sorts of massive policy failures are huge reasons why Democrats are falling behind in the midterm elections. Americans want new leadership that will actually put the people first, rather than the government and special interest groups.
However, some Democrats have a very different perspective about their own party. According to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the real problem with her party is generational.
AOC on Current Leadership in Her Party
During her appearance on the Pod Save America podcast, the New York congresswoman said Democratic leaders are mostly from “one generation.” This was a clear reference to the likes of Joe Biden, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who are all in their 70s or 80s.
"I'm not here to sell people on this idea that leadership of the Democratic Party, which is overwhelmingly from one generation… and from a lopsided class perspective, is the same as me or you" – @AOC on the importance of down-ballot races
New Pod out now pic.twitter.com/BKZjdGuOVf
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) October 25, 2022
Ocasio-Cortez then said in order for people to truly engage in elections, they have to be excited to vote for the candidates on the ballot. This came after she warned Democrats’ so-called “big tent” is possibly reaching its limit.
Pushback From Older Democrats?
A while ago, Pelosi was questioned about the need for generational change in the Democrat Party. After all, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the only Democrat who’s put out talking points about the need for younger members of the party to have more influence.
To this end, Pelosi claimed Biden has been better than many presidents in “recent generations.” The California Democrat also expressed her view that “experience” can’t always be substituted.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) says "no" when asked if he wants President Biden to run again in 2024:
"We need a new generation of leadership across the board." pic.twitter.com/ZErVzRe87S
— The Recount (@therecount) October 10, 2022
The debate over generational leadership is also a factor in some Democrats expressing their refusal to support Biden in the 2024 presidential election.
Take Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who has constantly voted with Biden in Congress. Even he cited the need for a “new generation” to lead in politics as the reason why he won’t endorse the current president for reelection.