AOC: Pelosi Targeting Elected Women of Color

Jun 2014
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The public spat between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, got a lot nastier on Wednesday, with the freshman congresswoman suggesting that the speaker is "singling out" her and her colleagues based on their race.

Pelosi has worked to keep the Democratic caucus in line, specifically four newly-elected outspoken progressives: Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass..

However, a feud between Pelosi and the quartet escalated after Congress passed a border funding bill that the four young Democrats opposed. Pelosi discussed the bill, and those in her party who oppose it, in an interview last weekend. She 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."

Ocasio-Cortez said to The Washington Post on Wednesday that the "persistent singling out" by the Speaker may be more than "outright disrespectful."

"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 said.

“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.”

In an earlier interview with The New Yorker Radio Hour, Ocasio-Cortez accused Congress of using women and minorities as "bargaining chips."

"When it comes to women of color in Congress, particularly the freshman, it's that we both have encountered and represent communities that have been auctioned off and negotiated off for the last 20 years. And we're over it," Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday.

"We see in these negotiations all the time--- it's like fighting for black communities or policies that help women. They're bargaining chips. And they're the first chips that are reached for in any legislative negotiations."

On Wednesday, Pelosi also delivered a stern message to her caucus, telling House 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 okay."
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Pelosi is just completely out of touch and out of her league.

She should resign.

Meanwhile, it is tragic that AOC can't get her head screwed on straight about Israel, because other than her support for terrorists in the Middle East, she's very appealing to me, politically.

Your thoughts?
 
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Pelosi knows how to handle lawmakers who are ineffective and divisive as has been seen in the past. This is nothing new and long overdue. She has removed their power and reminded them that only 4 of them won in the huge landslide win of moderate lawmakers that took over the majority. There is no way any leader should allow the winners from across the country to continue to be attacked by the 4 who seem not to understand that they are not the majority and never were. They just won in their own 4 small districts. They don't represent the majority of voters or districts.

If they can stop insulting the majority of winners and get busy passing bills they will be fine otherwise they are just another big mouth sitting in the background and doing nothing because of the power they gave away by not pulling it together. Pelosi already removed access to power positions. That means something.
 

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Council Hall
Sep 2014
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Pelosi knows how to handle lawmakers who are ineffective and divisive as has been seen in the past. This is nothing new and long overdue. She has removed their power and reminded them that only 4 of them won in the huge landslide win of moderate lawmakers that took over the majority. There is no way any leader should allow the winners from across the country to continue to be attacked by the 4 who seem not to understand that they are not the majority and never were. They just won in their own 4 small districts. They don't represent the majority of voters or districts.

If they can stop insulting the majority of winners and get busy passing bills they will be fine otherwise they are just another big mouth sitting in the background and doing nothing because of the power they gave away by not pulling it together. Pelosi already removed access to power positions. That means something.
Well stated. :) I was never that fond of Nancy Pelosi until this last couple of years. I have a newfound respect for her. She is tough as nails that I never knew she had. I have a feeling the "squad" won't have a long career in politics. They are too immature and have their own agenda of self promoting fame and a really weird need for attention as adults. I think they made a lot of promises to their districts that just aren't sustainable to keep and will be voted out...especially if people blame them for another Trump administration.
 

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