Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Democrats

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She is losing her mind.

Criticizing members of her party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on a mini-rant targeting those who refuse to use gender-neutral language to Hispanic Americans, considering it bad for the Democratic Party’s brand.

Taking to Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez said in a video, “I also have a mini-rant about this because there are some politicians, including Democratic politicians that rail against the term ‘Latinx.’ And they’re like, ‘This is so bad, this is so bad for the party,’ like blah, blah, blah.”

She then stated that “another person’s identity is not about your re-election prospects,” adding, “Gender is fluid, language is fluid, and I think people right now are using the ‘e’ term as gender-neutral in order to be as inclusive as possible.”

When reaching out to Hispanic voters, some Democrats have been opting to use gender-neutral language, but a recent Politico poll among Hispanic voters noted that 40 percent of participants were offended or bothered by the term “Latinx.” 30 Percent also said they would be less likely to support a politician or organization using the gender-neutral term.

In March, Mike Madrid, a Republican political consultant and co-founder of the Lincoln Project, noted in a guest essay in The New York Times that an internal debate was emerging among Democrats regarding using inclusive language, which would only drive Hispanic voters to the GOP.

Madrid wrote, “Commonly used by media, political and academic elites as a sign of gender inclusivity, ‘Latinx’ is virtually nonexistent in the communities it refers to.”

He stated, “Members of the Democratic Party don’t just live in a distinct cultural bubble removed from the realities of their blue-collar counterparts; they are so removed from the rapidly growing Hispanic working class that many of them are now literally speaking a different language.”