Meow! Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Pelosi of Racism for Persistent ‘Singling Out’ Women of Color
This will not end well.
The public feud, which began last weekend, between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to escalate.
Now Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post that Pelosi has consistently shown disrespect for “singling out” these “newly elected women of color.”
Pelosi slammed Ocasio-Cortez along with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) for not voting for the border bill. She slammed them for airing objections on Twitter:
“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.”
Ocasio-Cortez used Twitter to lash out at Pelosi: “That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
Pelosi then led a closed-door meeting with Democrats to encourage them to take disagreements privately with each other. One source said Pelosi demanded the members to talk to her about any complaints instead of using Twitter.
In response, the four women spoke to The Washington Post:
“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.”
“Thank God my mother gave me broad shoulders and a strong back. I can handle it. I’m not worried about me,” said Pressley, who called Pelosi’s comments “demoralizing.” “I am worried about the signal that it sends to people I speak to and for, who sent me here with a mandate, and how it affects them.”
The relationship between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez began well after the November 2018 election, but quickly soured after the New York representative did not accept Pelosi’s request to join the committee on climate change:
Just days after, during a private Progressive Caucus meeting, Pelosi singled out Ocasio-Cortez in front of her colleagues, calling her out for rejecting the select committee offer. Ocasio-Cortez had publicly criticized leadership for refusing to give the committee the power to directly draft legislation.
Since then, Pelosi has made several dismissive remarks about Ocasio-Cortez, calling her Green New Deal “the Green Dream or whatever,” and suggesting that a “glass of water” running as a Democrat could win in districts as liberal as hers.
Ocasio-Cortez whined that after the third or fourth attack on her she decided not to pick a fight with Pelosi. She accepted the role as “the punching bag” while refusing requests from others to meet with Pelosi. She admitted to WaPo the two women do not have a relationship.
I do not think Pelosi is a racist. It is just a coincidence that the four women are women of color.
Pelosi is a veteran in DC, which means she knows how the system works. When the party shows unity, it lessens the opposition’s ability to take on the party.
Pelosi also knows that the majority of Americans do not lean as far-left as the four women involved in the spat. Since they receive so much attention, she wants to pull them back, so Americans do not think the Democratic Party has embraced their crazy socialist ideas as a whole.
Unfortunately for Pelosi, it puts her in a Catch-22. While she is not using Twitter to criticize the women, she has used the media to air her grievances against them. To me, it is not different, which makes her a hypocrite. If she does not fire back in the public atmosphere, it will allow the four women, especially AOC, to receive all the attention while giving off the image that Pelosi is not doing anything to keep the party united.
While unity is essential, people tend to forget that these representatives have a job to vote and work towards legislation for the people within their districts. Yes, both parties can accomplish more with unity, but each district is unique. I am not saying the women have followed what their constituents want, but it is not a bad thing to disagree.
The Democratic Party is a mess. I’m here for the ride and will bring the popcorn.
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OAC is a woman(?) of Spanish/European descent.
OAC is not a color!
AOC is Puerto Rican, average IQ 83, known for dull wittedness, big egos and arrogance. Puerto Rico is an island version of our inner cities. sucking up welfare dollars while being more or less bankrupt.
They are waiting for a few more Cat 5 or maybe even above that scale to fix their broken economy.
It is funny to see her being slapped down by a dem member of the black caucus!
We need a 3 part spin wheel for AOC
Pie slice 1: Racism/Sexism/-ism!
Pie slice 2: Climate change!
Pie slice 3: Minimum wage!
Label them 1) Alexandria of Color, 2) Alexandria of Climate, and 3) Alexandria of Cash.
The Color Stupid.
Describes Cortez perfectly. The Color Crazy better describes pelosi.
The Color Irony: it perfectly describes pelosi’s embarrassing situation, because she created the likes of Stupid.
Focus on AOC’s eyes in the picture above, look at depths of empty space as it will be after all the stars have burned out.
The DNC will primary her and supply her opponent with oodles of green noodles.
The DNC didn’t take Crazy Eyes Cortez seriously. She is room temperature IQ, despite the questionable honors she graduated with. They didn’t take her district as one to worry about, and put nothing into it.
AOC didn’t do something amazing, she went to a district that has poor turn out, energized other lazy leftists in the neighborhood who heard free stuff, and bought votes through bribes of empty promises that will go nowhere.
AOC was also groomed by a power that works hard to stay hidden, it was one of several targeted areas that thought to belong to whomever the DNC put in there, not some upstart ignorant little chickadee. I don’t see her sailing through a second term without a huge fight just to keep her seat from a DNC choice.
AOC believes the hype the media lavishes on her, and knows she can play the gender and race cards, her ego is so oversized she actually thinks she is smart, while she is ignorant – willfully ignorant – about real life.
Her constituents have to see CEC has zero care about those who put her in office, she is never there, her only concern is posing in front of reporters.
I see Crazy Eyes taking her district for granted, being challenged by her own party and possibly having a republican go there upset the whole charade. She thinks she is untouchable, while she has done nothing of note other than spout off her stupid to the country.
Her growing public fight with Pelosi is not going to help her.
How is it that the Democrat Party cannot do any better than to elect “a glass of water”?
Independents, Libertarians, Republicans and Trump supporters should take note of this. Something very bad has happened within the Party.
It is reminiscent of Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2007. There seemed to be an inflection point, where the nutcases took over, careening from merely radical to obscene violence directed at their allies.
My theory at the time was that somebody smart was no longer in control, and the crazies had been loosed. Shortly thereafter I learned that the marines were already planning to go back to Afghanistan, because the fight was nearing its end in Iraq.
I think the Democrat Party at the national level has lost its moderates and its smart people. That tends to leave the crazies, who will destroy the Party, if they have their way.
While I agree that between AOC and AntiFa the Democrats are heading off a cliff, the Republicans are not much better, with their RINOs. How many bills on immigration were passed in Paul Ryan’s House, when the Republicans had control?
My forecast is that if Trump wins next year the Dems will go even more crazy (and Pelosi will be done as Speaker, even if the Dems hold the House). In that case, do not count out AOC as a candidate for 2024, when she first will be old enough. Just like Obama, she has come out of nowhere. I suspect that she has sponsorship from some powerful interests.
Yeah, the RINOs were going to start striking deals with these crazies, until Trump appeared by a miracle to tip over their apple cart.
Our country was nearly gone.
I think Jussie Smollett (a sort of Obama clone, but with more acting experience) was to be the next rising star, but his big debut moment was revealed as a hoax.
So now they’re left with Plan B, people like Kamala Harris and AOC who have very serious flaws but are ideologically down with their program.
You think someone would walk around with a noose around his neck as a hoax?!
Gutter Cat Vs. The Jets / Street Fight
Yes. She’s a mouthpiece for the far left Justice Democrats/links to G Soros.
Shortly thereafter I learned that the Marines were already planning to go back to Afghanistan, because the fight was nearing its end in Iraq.
Fixed it for you.
Blue on blue. Awesome
The communists vs the socialist vs the fascists. The Marxist axis.
Nancy is now considered a conservative Democrat. Think about that. Yeah, of course AOC is going after Pelosi. She is convinced she could do the job of Speaker better and really lead Democrats off the cliff.
Well advised, she could do that. And she has had good moments when well advised. Pelosi wasn’t a political genius at the start either, and I am sure she has big resources supporting her and her messaging behind the scenes, especially with her husband’s money.
Trump, of course, was right. AOC has talent but she knows nothing and sounds stupid if forced to go beyond her script. This will improve, and her backers will provide all the scripts she could want.
Not sure that would work. She is the sort that would consider herself smarter than any script and go the way she wants anyway.
She’s like that now, but unless they hurry up and primary her successfully, she’ll grow into the office and mature into a more strategic actor.
Is she smart enough to mature and grow, or is at a plateau now?
she’ll grow into the office
I doubt it.
By her age (she acts about twelve, but is actually pushing thirty) a normal human intelligence has managed to learn a few things. A. Psycho-Crackpot genuinely seems to have absolutely no knowledge of any field of human endeavor. She’s just not a “learner”.
I wonder who writes her tweets? I really can’t see someone of her non-existent skill levels managing to handle the intricacies of English grammar.
This generational and ideological collision was inevitable. Particularly since the 1960’s, the Democrat Party has cultivated direct action progressive ideology and now the fruits of that labor have begun to take power in the party rather than being a minority justification for policy. The New Red Guard of the Party is flexing its muscle. The old guard which controlled them is losing its grip on them and they will not come to heel readily or at all.
I was wrong in my timing about political control of California. Soon the majority of political control of the Party and the State will have Hispanic surnames. That in itself would be fine if they weren’t bent on creating Nuevo Venezuela or Alta Mexico.
All POC should be immunized from their crimes and bad behavior they commit?
AOC was a prominent activist who denied funds to secure civil rights and operate the border centers. She harassed and encouraged others to harass people and businesses who provided product and services to host and safeguard the children, women, and even men. AOC, why so Pro-Choice, and rabidly diverse (e.g. racist)?
What I love is POC being rabid racists while claiming that only whites are racist.
I don’t dislike people because of their color, I dislike their thinking that being of color is an innate right to be racists. I dislike their disrespect for rule of law, for due process for all, their dislike of police, their entitlement mentality, their arrogance (this in spite of their low intelligence).
I think AOC is being disrespectful of women of color by making them all look stupid.
Think about this, AOC comes from a group which is a bit more than one standard deviation dumber than American blacks. In spite of over 50 years of affirmative action a very large percentage of blacks still do poorly economically. How can Somalians expect to fair as well as blacks?
Another issue, American blacks deserve resources which are being squandered on Somalis. Give the Muslim’s and illegals two generations, in the end American black interests will be totally sidelined.
You’ve got AOC and Ilhan Omar mixed up.
You are right, they are all so dumb it is easy to mix them up.
Is the word “mandate” still politically correct?
A cat fight describes a fight with little strength and no rules. It’s not sexist except in that women fight with little strength and no rules.
Oopsa, replied to the wrong comment.
Gutter Cat Vs. The Jets / Street Fight
The New Turk social “revolution” is placing the Democrat re-ascendance in jeopardy. The Dem plan was to stymie Trump. It was to be the resistance. And the Dems were to ride to victory by opposing Trump. But, AOC and the New Turks went far beyond that and are publicly attempting to undermine and destroy this country. This places the Establishment Dems at risk. And, when Establishment aims are threatened, people wind up in prison or dead.
The New Turks do not understand the rules of the game, or who they are dealing with.
Q: Why do losers like socialism?
A: Where else would dumbasses like michelle obama and alexandra cortez EVER get near the position they’re in without working at it? (Other than a reality show, of course.)
AOC has crapped in her Wheaties now. Pelosi will see her gone with certainty.
Safe bet that if the “women of color” in Congress would stop “persistently” making racist and foolish comments, they will no longer be “singled out.”
Seeing as WOC often tend to have a big attitude and the mouth to go with it … I’m not surprised people tell ’em to STFU every now and then.