Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Speaks In Front Of Record Audience, Discusses Minority Issues Like The Racism Of Reaganism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took her star power to Texas where she called out the racism of the Reagan years. She has vowed to bring real change to Washington.

source: NBC News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been climbing up the ranks rapidly, and it looks like she might already have a very impressive following behind her. 

The politician recently talked at the South by Southwest conference, and her crowd attendance numbers were reportedly higher than anything measured for the presidential candidates of the upcoming election.

It was obvious that everyone in the crowd had a lot of respect for Ocasio-Cortez, as she was met with loud ovations upon initially entering, but everyone quickly quieted down and listened carefully when she started speaking.

She spent the hour going over various issues, including current problems with the country’s social policy, especially regarding the treatment minorities have been getting recently. 

Ocasio-Cortez also discussed the recent deal proposal that fell through and reiterated her disappointment over the way things went down. 

She did sound hopeful that the country would eventually find itself moving in the right direction with regards to environmental issues, however.

AOC stated: "We fix the pipes in Flint first. We fix the electrical grid in Puerto Rico first. And we fully fund the pensions of coal miners in West Virginia."

She also attacked the Reagan administration by pointing out that he "pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans to screw over all working-class Americans is Reaganism in the 80s when he started talking about welfare queens."

The New York congresswoman added: "Our mission right now should be that all jobs should be paid a dignified living wage. Our mission should be to save our freaking planet."

Some more prominent figures expressed their support for Ocasio-Cortez too, including Bill Nye who tweeted that he was waiting for the presentation to start. 

The event was actively discussed on Twitter in general, and it looks like Ocasio-Cortez managed to draw a lot of attention to her speech both online and offline. 

There are still discussions about the delivery of her speech, and many seem impressed with the way she presented herself and talked about certain critical issues. 

Ocasio-Cortez seems to be moving in the right direction in many aspects right now -- hopefully, she will not lose her grip on the situation.

Do you agree or disagree with AOC's views on Reaganism?