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Payback Time: Establishment Dems Ambush AOC, Denying Her Prized Energy Committee Position

Payback Time: Establishment Dems Ambush AOC, Denying Her Prized Energy Committee Position

“I’m taking into account who works against other members in primaries and who doesn’t,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) reportedly said prior to the vote to award the key committee position to Rep. Kathleen Rice over Ocasio-Cortez.

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Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was snubbed Thursday during a private Democrat committee meeting held to decide a key House Energy and Commerce Committee seat, and it wasn’t even a close vote.

According to Politico, Ocasio-Cortez lost out to fellow NY Rep. Kathleen Rice in a 46-13 vote, and at points during the run-up to the vote, tensions ran high:

Just before the Steering Committee moved to vote on the Energy and Commerce slots, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team presented a slate of their preferred candidates for four out of the five seats.

But notably, top Democrats did not choose a nominee for the final seat, which is essentially reserved for a New York member — forcing Rice and Ocasio-Cortez into a head-to-head matchup.

The panel launched into an intense round of speeches on each candidate, with several Democrats speaking up to lobby against Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman member and social media star who is seen as a political threat by many of the caucus’s moderates for her far-left policies.

The piece also noted that some Democrats who took part in the video conference call spoke against AOC by pointing out that she supported primary challengers to their re-election campaigns:

On the video call, several Democrats called out Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to help liberal challengers take out their own incumbents, as well as her refusal to pay party campaign dues.

“I’m taking into account who works against other members in primaries and who doesn’t,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said on the call, according to multiple sources. Cuellar successfully fended off a primary challenge from Jessica Cisneros, who Ocasio-Cortez supported.

In response to reports on the committee’s vote, Cisneros posted this jab at Cuellar. AOC responded to Cisneros by telling her that she didn’t regret her support for her and that it was “100% worth” losing the committee position if that indeed was the reason:

There is speculation that the rejection of Ocasio-Cortez to being on the key committee might also have something to do with an interview she did just a few days ago in which she said the House and Senate need new Democrat leaders other than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

The progressive firebrand said it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to go — but warned of a power vacuum that could be filled by “nefarious forces” who are “even more conservative” than the caucuses’ current leaders during a podcast interview on “The Intercept” that aired Thursday.

“I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said. “I think one of the things that I have struggled with, I think that a lot of people struggle with, is the internal dynamics of the House has made it such that there [are] very little options for succession.”

While that’s certainly a strong possibility considering Rice was denied a seat on the House Judiciary Committee in 2018 after opposing Pelosi’s bid to remain House Speaker, another possible factor is what some of those same House Democrats believe was AOC’s role in the drubbing the party took downballot last month.

Going into Election Day, pollsters, liberal pundits, prominent media figures, and Democrats all appeared confident that the party would make significant gains in the House. But when the losses began piling up, the finger-pointing and bickering began, starting with a tense conference call just two days later.

The two main takeaways from the call were that Democrats believed the party’s push for a Green New Deal, the rallying cries from the party’s progressive wing in favor of defunding the police, and embracing socialism hurt them in key House races. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) point-blank said on the call at the time that “If we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win” the two Georgia Senate runoff races that will take place on January 5th.

The unnamed villain on the call was Ocasio-Cortez, a self-admitted socialist who is one of the party’s most vocal proponents of defunding the police. She was also the co-sponsor for the Green New Deal and endorsed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primaries in large part due to his support for Medicare for All.

Whatever the case may be, if House Democrats think keeping her off the Energy and Commerce Committee will make her tone down her rhetoric, they are likely to be disappointed. Ocasio-Cortez is who she is, and if nothing else she’s demonstrated over the last two years that she likes to get louder in response to criticism, no matter which side of the aisle it comes from.

In fact, coveted committee assignment or not, AOC’s most powerful tools have always been her Instagram and Twitter accounts, which she uses as launching pads for her radical ideas, and battering rams almost daily against critics from all sides. Being shunned for the Energy Committee appointment is only going to make her louder on issues like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and the Fight for $15 campaign.

This will be bad news for establishment Democrats who would prefer she be more low profile going into the looming 2022 election battle and good news for Republicans who understand how much of a liability she’s become for Democrats in competitive districts, despite the mainstream media’s ongoing adoration for her.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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This doesn’t bode well for Pelosi’s bid to be re-elected to the House Speakership.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Pasadena Phil. | December 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    The Republicans should reach out to AOC and offer he the speakership.

      I imagine it would be fun watching her flounder around as speaker. As stupid as she’s shown herself to be the speaker position would absolutely overwhelm her.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 4fun. | December 19, 2020 at 9:11 pm

        The only way she is green is like Kermit the sock puppet.

        She is lucky Pelosi hasn’t Arkancided her……yet….

        Fyi

        Georgia Poll Workers Who Spoke to Media or Signed Affidavits about November Election Integrity Are ‘Fired’

        In the world of Democrats and communists if you speak up about the corruption within the system, you get penalized.

        Gateway Pundit

        Sandy’s problem isn’t raw intelligence. Her problem – besides her titanic ignorance – is her arrogance.

        Narcissists are just about incurable, and the worst thing that ever happened to this little bozo was getting the title “Congresswoman”. Kinda like Jill Biden and her “Dr. Pepper” degree.

        Narcissists have some hope for recovery when they either get enough reality checks, or they are humbled by their success.

        If there is anyone who should routinely drop on her knees – Kamala Harris, aside – and thank God every day for anything she has, it is this Cortez clown.

          In President Donald J. Trump’s case, he has been humbled by being elected president of the Unite States. His giant talents aside, it is what has made him a great man.

          Compare, to an idiot like obama. Or a shameless slut like harris. Or Mrs. “Dr. Pepper” Biden.

          Even Melania has been humbled by her position. Compare, to the dumb, tacky michelle obama and her pathetic exploded ego.

        Exactly what is going to happen to that bozo Harris.

      RandomCrank in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | December 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      That’s a truly excellent idea, but I don’t think the Rs are talented enough to see the upside.

        henrybowman in reply to RandomCrank. | December 20, 2020 at 12:01 am

        I am old enough to remember the scuttlebutt that went around when the Democrats first nominated Pelosi for Speaker in 2007. All the elite commentators were all “What? The Democrats really want to nominate a far left wacko who isn’t even close to being up to the job?” Well, they did, and instead of self-destructing, she destroyed much of America instead, including its health insurance structure, and she’s still swinging. So I’m not willing to play another round of “let’s see how much damage a Democrat wacko can do.”

          Pelosi’s destruction amd looting was a success to the left. And to the GOP (they got their cut).

          Pelosi endured because our schools created leftist monsters who supported her. The monsters are growing older and weaker and more desperate. The new generation of monsters are so deranged, they just might rally around Sandy to the point of fully enabling her.

          It doesn’t matter anymore, anyway: America is no more. It will never returnW. e need to cut ties and move on.

    It strengthens Pelosi’s position, considerably. Every Democrat has been firmly reminded that the Young Turks and the media do NOT run the party, the Old Guard does. The Old Guard sunk AOC by having her surrogates do it and covered herself by not making a recommendation for the seat in question.

    Now everyone knows exactly who runs things, in the Democrat Party.

Well this aughta make her drop her rattle-hammer and pacifier!

Time to make popcorn and watch the movie Blue on Blue

No soup for you. Next!

Good on ’em. It’s time she paid for some of the destruction she does. IMO, being eaten by dogs would do it.

Suggested Christmas gift from Secret Santa: Carnegie’s, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Meanwhile back on the Democrat Chicken Ranch…….

“It’s Unfortunate that Some People Do Not Have Enough Education to Keep Their Mouths Shut” – Soros-Backed LA District Attorney Lectures Family Members of Murder Victim (VIDEO)

He said this as a family member of a tortured and murdered victim yelled at him.

By Jim Hoft
Published December 19, 2020 at 9:47am

George Gascon, the new George Soros-backed Los Angeles District Attorney, was sworn in on Monday, and immediately ended the use of cash bail for most crimes. The committed leftist ousted Jackie Lacey, the first African American woman to hold the office, with the support of millions from Soros

On Friday DA George Gascon was overheard at the Pomona courthouse saying, “It’s unfortunate that some people do not have enough education to keep their mouth shut so we can talk.”

This is the modern day left.
This is what they think of the little folk.

Gateway Pundit

AOC finally learns that being stupid only gets you so far. Perhaps, she could follow in Kamala’s footsteps and acquire some kneepads. Fine example for young Democrat females/males.

    She doesn’t shut her mouth long enough to use it for sexual favors. Of course, what comes out of it is orgasm-destroying.

    In Harris’ case, she has nothing to say, so her mouth has been readily available for knee-pad purposes and orgasm inducement of potential career patrons.

Remember: Sandy did a science project in high school.

We should start calling her ‘doctor’, just like Dr. ‘Pepper Jill’ Biden.

her welcome to the big leagues moment

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving little twit. She’s ornamental, I’ll give her that. In a low cut top she could be a heck of a cocktail waitress. Beyond that, I don’t know.

I know it’s time for term limits on the senate and get polosi out she is too old to be a help and has a mouth like a trucker. She cares not who she offends ,she is just a waste of space.

“Last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it.” – Al Czervik

Brave Sir Robbin | December 21, 2020 at 2:53 pm

The fun would be in the entire Democrat caucus rejecting the idea.

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