Nancy Pelosi attempted to reprimand the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" this week and, boy, she quickly degenerated. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacted by accusing the speaker of what else? – racism.
After the Democrats had spent the entire Obama era claiming that any opposition to their agenda was racism, it really could not happen to a more sympathetic party.
Pelosi has been privately nurtured with members of his caucus this week, particularly reprimanding those who had relayed House Democrats' family conflicts over social media rather than seeking advice and resolution from leaders. Unsurprisingly, Pelosi focused on the New Year's representative in New York, who has not yet left out her thinking, and her progressive colleagues, including Ilhan Omar representatives from Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan.
"So, once again, you have received a complaint, you come to talk to me about it," the president told the Democrats. "But do not tweet about our members and expect everything to be ok."
This is a basic discipline of the party, but Ocasio-Cortez took the advantage of this meeting in camera was not "be a team player and wait for a heckle if you salute your fellow Democrats in public" . is this: Nancy Pelosi is a racist.
"When those comments started for the first time, I sort of thought she was keeping the progressive flank further from the arm to protect the more moderate members, which I understood," Ocasio-Cortez said. to the Washington Post, referring not only to the in camera meeting, but to other critical remarks that the speaker had for herself and for the other first year progressives.
Ocasio-Cortez added, "But the persistent choice. . . he arrived at a point where it was simply disrespectful. . . the explicit choice of newly elected women of color. "
I do not know what's funny: Ocasio-Cortez falls back on her predictable "woman of color" card to defend her conduct, or the fact that Pelosi, whose party has spent the eight years of the Obama administration using allegations of racism of bad faith, is now itself the target of similar accusations and absurd. I guess it was only a matter of time before the monster turned on Frankenstein.
Even before that, it was amusing to watch the hostilities between Pelosi and the progressives. But Pelosi's recent comments have really confused AOC. "All these people have their audience, no matter their world and their Twitter universe," said Pelosi about the Four Horsemen New York Times interview that published Saturday. "They did not have followers. They are four people and that's how many votes they got. "
Ocasio-Cortez replied, "This audience, no matter what we call, calls themselves" public feeling. "And the power to change it is the way we make a change. significant in this country. "
This "everything" public is called public feeling.
And using the power to change that is the way we actually achieve meaningful change in our country. https://t.co/u6JtgwwRsk
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
July 7, 2019
Earlier, Pelosi had publicly declared that Ocasio-Cortez's electoral victory over former incumbent Joe Crowley was not this impressive, given the liberal position of the 14th Congressional District of New York.
"[T]pipe are districts that are solidly democratic. This glass of water would earn with a D next to its name in these districts, "said the speaker while beckoning at a drink near a table.
John Boehner, who also faced an insurgency led by excessively impatient, under-prepared and inexperienced first-year lawmakers when he was an orator, was to enjoy the show.