Since the exit of now former President Donald Trump, the Left has, without end, called for unity and healing. With the next pandemic relief bill in play, many politicos suggest that bipartisanship would make the process run more smoothly… if only everyone wanted to play together.
In light of the GameStop Hedge Fund Conundrum taking place this week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) publicly extended an olive branch of sorts in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The congresswoman tweeted her concerns about the free-trading app Robinhood and their blocking investors from buying stocks to protect hedge funds. In full agreement, Sen. Cruz retweeted AOC’s post.
But unity didn’t last too long. Shortly after, AOC claps back at Sen. Cruz, accusing him of almost having her “murdered” (yes, her own words) during the Capitol Riot earlier in January. “In the meantime, if you want to help, you can resign,” she concluded.
AOC includes that she’d work with any other GOP member. (As if that will happen now with an attitude like that.) More importantly, this was a glaring omission… a missed opportunity to say the least. Polarized to the extreme, republicans and democrats are like cats versus dogs. So when a rare moment arises where lawmakers can actually agree on an issue, a reasonable adult would take the advantage. But since people on the Left — like AOC — want to act childish and dramatic instead of getting work done, it forces Americans to believe that Congress is run by overpaid adolescents. Cruz did nothing wrong… except for doing the right thing.
So is this what the Left calls #unity? If this is Democrat lawmaker’s idea of bipartisanship, we Americans can expect no actual work to get done.