There is a fight for control of the Democratic Party, and it’s getting REALLY ugly.
Kellyanne Conway was called out as “sexist” by AOC for calling the very public rift a “catfight”… even though it clearly is one.
This battle that is being waged between Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) and four freshman Congresswomen known as “The Squad,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY), Ilhan Omar(D-MN), Rashida Tlaib(D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley(D-MA) is not an all-out war with clearly defined battle lines. Instead, it’s a simmering, boiling pot of nastiness that bubbles out and burns one side or the other. Epithets normally reserved for Republican foes are now being leveled against Democrat allies. It’s mostly the senior Democrats that need to invest in some aloe.
Perhaps taking a cue from Sen. Kamala Harris(D-CA) and her successful (though completely disingenuous) attack on former Vice President Joe Biden suggesting that he is unintentionally racist, AOC levels the same accusation against Speaker Pelosi.
Well, then! This is getting interesting.
In several interviews recently, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez insinuated that Speaker Pelosi is trying to undermine her work in Congress. She whined to The New York Radio Hour that her work in Congress is assigned just to keep the freshman Congresswoman out of Nancy Pelosi’s hair.
“I think sometimes people think that we have a relationship,” Ocasio-Cortez told The New Yorker Radio Hour. “Not particularly.”
“The last time I kind of spoke to her one on one was when she asked me to join the Select Committee on Climate Change,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”
Source: Daily Wire
Oh, dear! Is being in Congress actual work, AOC? I thought that’s why you guys were paid the big bucks.
It isn’t just that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is feeling like she has been handed “busy work” to do — she believes that this was done intentionally because Nancy Pelosi is racist, apparently.
The dispute was exacerbated after the 4 House Democrats voted “no” on a bi-partisan bill to fund border control facilities, including the ones that are caring for children that have been brought across the border illegally. Pelosi dismissed their large Social Media following, saying that, at the end of the day, The Squad didn’t win anyone in Congress over to their side, and only had 4 votes.
I guess it is fine to go and have your crying photo-op, but actually doing something to ease some of the problems, well, you can just vote “no” on that.
Greenwich Time reports that Speaker Pelosi is isolating “The Squad” for their far-left views and their attempt to shove the party ever-leftward with their positions on healthcare, the environment, and immigration. She doesn’t like that they’re pushing their “Democratic Socialist” agenda (and spats with other Democrats) publicly. Pelosi told Democrats, “You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK.”
Pelosi knows that the country as a whole isn’t as far left as The Squad, so she is attempting to take control of the fringe elements of her party.
AOC’s poll numbers are not so great in her district, and she’s not been so popular with her peers, either. There’s been a movement to have a primary challenger in her district or to eliminate the district altogether after the 2020 election.
In April, when addressing the rift on the left, Pelosi was dismissive about the freshman Representatives with a large social media following.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has had to balance the goals of progressives and members of her party who won districts that President Trump carried, said in a new interview that Democrats should unite around the “boldest common denominator.”
“While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House,” Pelosi told USA Today, seemingly referring to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has 4 million followers.
Source: THe Hill
She was a bit bolder when she recently told the New York Times, “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
AOC said that this kind of talk is “outright disrespectful” and was the “explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post. “But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Source: Greenwich Times
Here is a handful of the types of comments that AOC is complaining about.
Pelosi called AOC’s weekend project, The Green New Deal, a “Green Dream” which the freshman Congresswoman initially attempted to spin:
— The Hill (@thehill) February 7, 2019
When asked about the faction in the party, Pelosi insisted that the Democratic party needs to “hold the center” and dismissed the socialists as “like 5 people.”
Can the Speaker of the House unify the Democratic party while getting pushback from the left and self-described democratic socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? https://t.co/f4VUYTYIdw pic.twitter.com/a9wOobPj5g
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 14, 2019
She also dismissed the “historic” win of Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez by saying that, like Pelosi’s own solidly blue district, “a glass of water with a (D) next to it” could have won.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes another shot at socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), says a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it “would win” in Ocasio-Cortez's district. pic.twitter.com/sPbhEUTeir
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 15, 2019
AOC refused to heed Speaker Pelosi’s advice and decided to tweet a few things that apparently bothered her. But, like Kamala Harris’s complaint against Joe Biden, she tried to couch it.
“A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt]”
“The Green Dream or whatever”
“Their public whatever”
Those aren’t quotes from me; they‘re from the Speaker. Having respect for ourselves doesn’t mean we lack respect for her.
It means we won’t let everyday people be dismissed. https://t.co/VMRkcd8xlL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2019
So, it’s now “respectful” to insinuate that someone is a closet racist because they’re trying to reign-in the far-left bucking from novices in Congress?
Not just racist — likely sexist, too. AOC said that Speaker Pelosi was the singling out women of color. Occasional Cortex has already said that “the Patriarchy has no gender.” Clearly, she’s calling the female Speaker of the House a sexist racist.
For AOC and the rest of her Squad, you must believe exactly the way they do or you’re racist, sexist, and probably some kind of -phobe.
Tucker Carlson sums it up nicely here — The Democratic Party is now a religious cult.
Heaven forbid that you actually think for yourself!
Personally, I don’t like being told what to think. I can make up my mind myself, thanks.
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